This plant is a natural born climber. In the wild the vines seek out their way towards the light up the trees through aerial roots. It is ideal for training over our frames.
Light to medium shade best described by East or West facing window. Avoid direct sunlight.
Allow the soil to dry out slightly between each watering. Reduce watering during winter month by half.
Humidity and temperature
Mist during really hot days with lukewarm water, especially during winter month. Do not allow the temperature to drop below 10°C (50°F).
Feeding and repotting
From April - August feed with diluted liquid fertiliser once a month. This is also a good time for repotting if the plant is experiencing a stunted growth. Take cuttings of the leaves with aerial roots and place them in the water until ready to plant.
Quick guide to common problems and how to deal with them.
Every part of this plant is poisonous to pets and humans.
Soft and limp leaves.
A sign of over watering. At this stage it is best to check if root rot is present and if it is, take as many healthy cuttings as you can find. If, however, you can still see white roots then place the earth ball on a saucer to allow for good air circulation and a chance for the plant to dry out.
Crispy, brown leaf tips.
A sign of low humidity. Mist the plant with a fine mist using lukewarm warm water.
Yellowing leaves that drop off suddenly.
Draughts and cold cause the plant to go into a shock. Check for any cold air currents and move the plant out of the way.