I am a wonderful colourful tropical foliage plant, with lovely glossy maroon tinged leaves that branch off a central stem.
I am form in a manner similar to Dracaena (we are both members of the same family), with our lower leaves dying to encourage new growth as the plant develops.
|Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific Ocean region.
Keep my soil moist at all times.
Allow the top of the soil to dry out slightly before re-watering & reduce watering in winter.
I will tolerate some degree of drought & don't allow the bottom of the plant to stand in water.
If possible use rain or filtered water to avoid the tips of the leaves turning brown.
|Average to warm household temperatures from 18-27°C and always above 13°C. Avoid cold drought.
Ultimate height 100-150cm indoors, but don't you worry I don't grow to fast.
Apply a weak solution of liquid fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season.
Do not use fertilisers containing fluoride.
Best in bright, indirect light.
Direct sunlight should be limited to a few hours a day at most as it may scorch the leaves.
Can tolerate some degree of shade for part of the day.
This plant filters airborne toxins such as such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene from the atmosphere and is part of our clean air plant collection.
The sap is considered poisonous.
Keep plants away from children and pets and take care when handling.
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