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How to care for a Shingle PlantRhaphidophora Korthalsii, also known of as the Shingle Plant, is a tropical climbing plant with foliage that resembles roof shingles! These plants love humidity, indirect light, and their trusty wooden board. Albeit slow growing, they will reach up to 2 feet tall with the proper care!
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- Once every 1-2 years
- Medium to bright indirect light
- Once a month in spring and summer
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This plant is native to the tropical rainforests of Australia and New Guinea.
The Shingle Plant isn't a particularly strong air purifier.
These plants are not pet-friendly!
The Shingle Plant loves to dry out a bit between watering. Check it once a week in the fall/winter, and twice a week in spring/summer. They require well draining soil to avoid root rot. A minimum of 60% humidity is a must for these guys to live their best life!
These plants do best in medium to bright indirect light. Try to avoid direct sun, as this can scorch the leaves.
A well balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer will do the trick.
You can check your Shingle Plant once a year at the beginning of spring. If the roots look very crowded, you can repot it into a pot 2 inches wider.
You can prune your Shingle Plant if it starts to outgrow the wooden board. If these plants don't have something to climb, they may become leggy and require a pruning as well.
These plants are not very susceptible to any particular diseases, but they definitely do not like to be overwatered! Yellow leaves is a sign of overwatering and possible root rot.