These unique eye-catching plants are native to the South Pacific Islands. Better suited for experienced plant parents, as they can be a bit tricky to care for.
They require well aerated loose soil with a good amount of peat moss. An ideal mix would be potting soil, peat moss, and perlite in equal parts.
Keep their soil moist, however they will not tolerate soggy conditions. It is best to add less water more frequently, versus soaking the soil once a week. Allow 2-3 inches of the top soil to dry out before watering. Cut back on watering during the winter months, as the plant will be dormant. If the leaves turn brown or fall off, it is normal during the dormancy period. Stop watering at that point and begin watering again in spring.
Fertilize with the basic houseplant food once every 2 weeks at half of the recommended strength March through September.
They need 6-8 hours of sun, however should not be exposed to direct sunlight, indirect light is best.
These plants love humidity, roughly 50-60% is ideal. Avoid misting the leaves as this can lead to fungal issues.
Keep the plant in warmer temperatures and never let it be exposed to cold drafts, keep away from doors, open windows and air conditioning vents. They do best in 60-80 degrees F.
They can go through stress and lose leaves when being repotted. However, if it has grown a lot of offsets, repotting may be necessary. It is recommended that you split the plant and add it to 2 separate containers. Pick a pot that is 1-2 inches larger than the current one.
Plant is highly toxic to pets and humans. Be cautious when choosing where to place your plant and make sure it is out of reach of children and fur babies.