A stunning, Australian climber or hanging basket plant with deep green, glossy leaves. You can train it up, down, across, around, whatever direction you like.
The full sized leaves can grow up to a metre long, but are unlikely to reach that in captivity, unless you fulfil their every desire. They are still likely to reach an impressive 45cm long which is not to be sniffed at. As they mature the perforations/tears form along the margins (from an evolutionary standpoint this was to allow the wind to flow through).
They reach for the sky, climbing with their adhesive aerial roots, the tropical forests they reached the highest heights with this method. In your home they can be trained to climb as far and in what direction you would like. You can give them some support, a bamboo stick or coir totem, or a simple stake are good options. If you would rather you can pot it on a high shelf and let it dangle or a hanging basket is a great option too.
SIZE (HxW): 40-400cm x 30-100cm. You can train them to your desired H x W.
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.
WATER NEEDS: Take it easy, water thoroughly, then you can allow the top 3cm of the pot to dry before you water again. Water fairly freely spring/summer and less in winter. They appreciate some humidity – especially in homes with ducted heating/air conditioning – you will know if it is too dry if the leaves turn brown on the tips. It isn’t as vital as for many house plants, so you might get away without it. But, you can provide some humidity for your beloved plant, by placing them over a plate with rocks and water, this will naturally form humidity around the plant. Or if you want to get very fancy and grow a few of these tropical treats, you can get a humidifier, it is a good investment – they are also good for you.
I WILL SURVIVE: Pinch the tips out to promote more branching. Remove any yellowing leaves to tidy. Their ideal temperature range is 15-30C. Add a diluted liquid fertiliser spring/summer, just follow the directions on the pack. Repot only as they outgrow their home. You can do it more often if you like, they are tough.
Ideally give the leaves a regular dust to allow the plant to breathe and look good. To train them along a wall you can add hooks and ties or allow them to find their own way.
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 7.5 cm
Cool to Tropical