The Apoballis comes from the lush undergrowth of Southeast Asia's tropical forests. As such this plant thrives in environments that replicate its native, humid conditions, preferring bright, indirect light to mimic the dappled sunlight of the forest canopy. This beauty does come with some instructions, and proper care involves maintaining consistently moist soil without waterlogging your plant. Ensuring proper drainage is key to avoid root rot, and try to provide a higher humidity, either through regular misting or placement in a naturally humid room. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch its leaves easily. Godspeed!

  • Bright, indirect light
  • Requires frequent watering
  • Safe for pets and children
  • Repot once every 2 years
  • Fertilize once a month

About the Apoballis


Apobollis are native to Southeast Asia and are mainly found in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Air Purification

The Apoballis is a well-known air purifier who will extract toxins from your living space and improve air quality.


The Apobollis is a non-toxic houseplant!

Caring for an Apoballis


During the growing season (typically spring and summer), fertilize your Apoballis plant every 2-4 weeks. During the dormant season (fall and winter), you can reduce or stop fertilization altogether. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer formulated for houseplants.


Water Apoballis when the top inch of soil is dry, ensuring thorough watering and proper drainage. In the growing season, keep the soil moist. This plant also wants high humidity (about 50-60%), so place it by a humidifier, or place it on a pebble tray.


Provide bright, indirect light for the Apoballis. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. If the plant is not receiving enough light, it may become leggy or develop pale leaves. If it's receiving too much light, the leaves may become scorched or wilted.

Apoballis SOS


This plant may be susceptible to mealybugs and spidermites. Check the leaves frequently (at least once per week), and give it frequent washings to keep the leaves clean.

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