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Rhaphidophora HongKongensis - XL

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You probably heard about Rhaphidophora family, but maybe not about this particular one! Its beautiful, shiny, dark and bumpy leaves make it really special. As this is a climber, think about giving it a moss pole or any other place to grow, so its leaves can become bigger and bigger!

  • Brightness Bright indirect light
  • Humidity High need in humidity
  • Growth stage Adult
  • Difficulty Appreciates a little care

DESCRIPTION

Origin : India, Malaysia, Taïwan, Thailand & China
Personality : Appreciates a little care.
Earmark : Big shiny leaves, almost looking like plastic!
Say something smart : This plant is a hemiepiphytica plant. Simply put, it starts its growth ON the trees and its roots slowly grow towards the ground (on the contrary to most plants, growing out from the ground).

CARE

Which container?

A planter usually looks nice, but we recommend not to plant your new baby directly in one.
Leave it in its current pot until Spring, then ideally transfer it into a terracota pot with little drain holes when it looks cramped.

Finding its place

Brightness : High level of brightness, as close as possible from a window but no direct sun.
Avoid letting it feel draughts near the windows and take it away from heating sources.
Humidity : 60 % or more.
Tip : Spray its leaves with water (ideally rain-water) once a week. 
Tip 2 : Place some wet clay pebbles under the pot, so they keep diffusing humidity. 
Temperature : Min : 18°C | Max : 28°C | Ideal : 22-23°C

Day-to-day care

Watering (purely indicative, depends on your local environment): once a week in Spring/Summer, and once every 10 days in Autumn and Winter.
Tip : Put your knuckle in the ground. If it feels totally dry, add some water to keep the soil wet (but not soaking it). 
Fertilizer : Once every other week, from April to October