This silver beauty is native to tropical areas of West Africa. A perfect plant for beginners. It will grow in bright sunshine or shade, withstand dry air, draughts and periods without water, and it rarely needs re-potting. It can however, be quite easily killed by prolonged over-watering in winter and prolonged exposure to near freezing temperatures.
Height: Approximately 50cm
Also available in other sizes.
Secrets to success
Temperature: Average warmth, between 15 and 23°C. Minimum l0°C for a short period.
Light: Bright light with some sun preferred, but will grow in shade.
Water: Water moderately from spring to autumn, allowing compost to dry out between watering's. In winter water every 1-2 months. Avoid wetting the heart of the plant.
Air humidity: Misting is not necessary.
Propagation: Remove offset by cutting off at base, allow to dry before inserting in compost. You can also separate new shoots from the mother plants and pop them in water until roots develop.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.