Bright light best described by South, South East or South West facing window. Avoid direct sunlight.
Allow the soil to dry out between each watering.
Humidity and temperature
Enjoys occasional misting with a fine mister using lukewarm water. Do not allow temperature to drop below 10°C (50°F).
Feeding and repotting
Feed from March - September with a general fertiliser. The plant doesn't mind being pot bound. Repot every couple of years using the same pot with fresh medium.
Quick guide to common problems and how to deal with them.
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.
Soft, browning 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.
Stems with a few leaves on with big gaps in between.
The plant is not receiving enough light. Move it to a brighter position, but not in direct sun. Aim for morning and/or afternoon light.
A sign of sun scorch and dehydration. Move the plant into filtered light and slowly increase humidity and water.