An easy to grow houseplant which stores water in its thick stems making it comfortable with a bit of neglect. This variety also known as a 'radiator plant' has a wonderful leaf variegation with pink blushes making it a real eye-catcher. The more sun it gets the more pink its leaves will turn.
Water regularly during warmer months but allow the soil to dry out between each watering and make sure the roots are never sitting in water for a prolonged period. Water less frequently during colder months.
Requires several hours of direct sun per day. Make sure the plant is close to a bright window, especially during winter months. A lack of light can lead to leggy stems / low growth rate / loss of leaves.
Avoid placing the planter next to radiators or draughty windows
Carefully wipe the leaves from time-to-time to remove any dust
Prune out any brown leaves or stems by cutting as close to the next stem or the base of the plant as possible
Use some fertiliser during warmer months i.e. April to September (little and often is best for consistent growth)
For more detailed plant care instructions, check out our guide:Plant care 101
Pot size: 12cm / Height: 15cm
Native to tropical regions of South America, including parts of Colombia and Peru
Considered non-toxic to cats, dogs, other pets and humans