POTW: AMORPHOPHALLUS ATROVIRIDIS
Light: Medium to Bright, indirect light
Bright indirect light is the type of light you will find in an east and west facing window. East facing windows receive very good levels of light as they are the first windows that get rays of sunlight in the mornings. West facing windows receive the late-afternoon sun as the sun goes down. In nature, the type of plant that requires this kind of light grows in areas where large trees shade them. Since the sun in the morning and in the afternoon is not very harsh, an hour or 2 of this kind of light is not harmful at all, your plant will love it!
Water: When 80% of the soil dries out
This plant likes to have its soil dry out in between waterings. Use your finger to touch the soil halfway down the pot, to feel the moisture. If it still feels moist or wet, you can wait a bit longer before watering this plant again.
If the pot is rather large and you cannot reach the soil halfway down, use a wooden skewer or a moisture meter to check the soil.
You want to water your plants thoroughly as long as they can drain the water. Ideally, place the nursery pot in your sink, give it a thorough watering so it can run through and drain, and after its done dripping, you can place it back in the decorative pot.
Never let your plants sit in water as this will cause root rot and the plant will die. It’s often safer to under-water your plants, rather than to over water.
This plant is perfectly content with room-temperatures or when the humidity is typical for a regular household. However, it will really thrive under higher humidity conditions, but it’s not necessary to keep the plant happy.
Keep in mind that when your radiators or air-conditioning are on, the humidity is usually on the lower side, and you should consider increasing the humidity.
- The best way to increase humidity is by acquiring a humidifier. These will consistently mist the plants for you and this will increase the humidity surrounding your plants.
- Put the plants in a closed-off container like a terrarium or a glass globe to cover the plant. By misting this and keeping the plant warm, it creates a humid environment which the plant will love.
- Putting your houseplants close together allows them to share humidity between each other, however this won’t increase the humidity it will only maintain it.
Toxic to pets: Yes
Dormancy Period: Winter
Pot Size: Ø 12cm / approx 40 cm tall
*Decorative pot not included - Sold separately in store only
How long does shipping take?
We ship parcels on every Tuesdays and Thursdays, all with next-day delivery.
So when you order on a Friday, it will most likely be shipped on the following Tuesday.
Is there any tracking information?
All items are send with DPD, which has tracking too. When the items are dispatched, an automated email from DPD will be send with tracking information. The morning of delivery you will receive a 1-hour time slot
If you use the DPD app, you will be able to track the delivery almost to the minute!
Can I also pick up in store?
Yes, at check out it is possible to pick the item up in store. Select this at checkout!