Arrowhead Plant - Nephthytis

Arrowhead Plant - Nephthytis

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Easy to maintain plant that works great in terrariums or in any room in your house or office!

Nephthytis Care

Temperature: Temperatures of at least 60-85 ºF (15-29 ºC) need to be maintained year round. This species may cope with 50 ºF (10 ºC). Anything lower can kill off your plant.
Light: Provide bright light without direct sunlight to prevent the leaves from getting scorched. Set back a few feet from a window that receives sun would be a nice spot. If you notice more growth on one side then turn the pot because that side is likely to be receiving more light (this will even growth out).
Watering: When the top soil becomes dry to the to the touch slightly - water thoroughly. Reduce watering during winter to prevent plant problems.
Soil: Any decent peat based soil potting mix will suffice.
Re-Potting: Repot once every two years. After it has reached the growth you want - keep the same size pot and just make a new soil change every two years.
Fertilizer: During spring - summer provide the plant with a diluted liquid feed once every two weeks. After summer stop feeding because the plant will no longer produce new growth to nourish.
Humidity: In its natural habitat the Arrowhead plant receives plenty of humidity, however, in temperate regions most homes are suitable. Try to avoid dry air from heating systems (place water in containers to improve within the room or let air in through the windows - not too cold though). Misting the leaves is a good approach to improving humidity.
Propagation: Between spring and summer you can take a 4in stem tip cutting with only one or two leaves (remove others). If a tip has new growth use that - it will propagate easier. Dip the cut into rooting hormone then plant in slightly moist potting soil. Water when the soil becomes dry then once new growth appears treat the plant the same as the parent. This plant can begin growing well when placed in water to begin rooting then pot it up.
Pruning: Pruning during summer will encourage new growth and make the plant more bushy in appearance. To prevent the stems from climbing and growing too long pinch them at the tip of each stem that is now tall enough. You can also remove older stems. The stems removed can be propagated.