Mini Split Leaf
Rhaphidophora - Mini Split Leaf
- Botanical Name: Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma
- Origins: Thailand
- Light: Low Light
- Watering: Every 2 to 7 Days
- Growth Speed: Medium
- Grower: Novice
- Style: Table Top
- Home Decor: Contemporary
- Variety Code: 549
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Product Description - Mini Split Leaf
Rhaphidophora tetrasperma is a really beautiful vining Asian plant that looks like a miniature Monstera deliciosa from the Americas, but is unrelated. Much confusion surrounds this wonderful plant and it has erroneously been known as Epipremnum pinnatum 'Ginny', Philodendron imbe 'Ginny', Dwarf Monstera pertussa, Monstera deliciosa minima and even an Amydrium species. This miniature climbing aroid has the same attractive decorative split leaves as monstera but they grow no larger than 6" across on a thick climbing vine. Suited for larger terrariums but can be cut back reasonably well for even narrow, but tall tanks. Very easy to grow as a houseplant, whether allow to cascade, clamber, or smartly climb a moss pole.
Plant CareRhaphidophora is an easy houseplant to maintain. It tolerates dry air and semi-shade better than most plants. Plants do best in half shade or a moderately bright position, but not in direct sun. During active growth tolerates the dry air typical of most homes fairly well, but it appreciates a little misting when humidity is very low. Add some liquid fertilize to the water every few weeks during the growing season. Water plants thoroughly before the soil becomes dry, water less in the winter. Wipe the dust from the leaves with a damp sponge periodically. Start new plants by cutting off a tip of stem just below an aerial root and potting the cutting. This can be done any time of the year.
Thursday, 09 May 2013 12:40 |
posted by Eric Laskowski
Tamara...I have 113 house plants of all shapes, sizes, and species. All of my pots have drainage holes. Plants do better when they aren't sitting in water. Periodicly, you need water many species thoroughly enough so that the water runs through removing any toxins that collect in the soil. I do use rocks or broken shards of terricotta pots to place over the holes to prevent the soil from washing out of the pots too quickly. I am no expert, but my plants all seem to be thriving nicely.
Hope this helps.
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 18:41 |
should plants be potted in planters that have draining holes ?can plants be planted in ceramic planters?
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