A houseplant queen with green and cream marbled foliage. An easy, rewarding plant to grow that is pretty much fool proof.
Allow it to hang, dangle or climb to a big size or pinch out occasionally to keep it in check, it will be happy whatever you choose.
They are native to the tropics of S.E. Asia, where they use their aerial roots to climb to the tops of the trees.
Size (HxW): 30-200cm x 20-100cm. Easy to prune to your desired size, just pinch at the desired point.
I see the light: Bright, indirect light is ideal. You should be able to read during the day in their position in the room without turning on a light. You will get the best colour in a brightly lit position, if it is too dull you will lose the patterns. You can grow in artificial light – good news for the office – they will need 8-10 hours a day.
Water needs: Water regularly, topping them up as the soil begins to dry out. They will cope with a fair amount of neglect, and you will know you have forgotten about them as they droop and sulk, but will quickly pep up when you apologise and add a good dose of water. More water needed spring/summer and winter requires less care.
If the leaf tips brown, it may be you are watering with cold water, you aren’t watering enough, or you need to add a bit of humidity, a light spritz will work wonders.
I will Survive: Use a diluted, liquid fertiliser every other month spring/summer. Pinch it back just after a leaf nodule to inspire them to branch out where required. Wipe the leaves regularly with a soft cloth to keep them looking and feeling good.
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 7.5 cm
Cool to Tropical