- Survival Guide
Raphaela's survival guide
Ohhh Raphaela - an extraordinary plant plagued with a common name… “Climb up some roof shingles once and get called a Shingles Plant for life,” she mutters under her breath in the greenhouse. Well Raphi, we still love you and support your uphill battle. Native to Australia and New Guinea, Raphaela loves to hang out under large canopy covers in the tropics. Don’t we all? In the rainforest, you’ll find her shingling (there it is) up some rather large trees. But here at Plantsome she doesn’t travel without her emotional support board. Whenever we ask her to part ways with it, she shows us the bird every shingle time!
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What makes Raphaela so special
The Rhaphidophora Korthalsii, otherwise known as the Shingle Plant, is a climbing plant native to the tropical rainforests of Australia and New Guinea. As an indoor plant, it requires a humid environment, bright indirect light, and well draining soil to avoid root rot. The Shingle Plant is a type of aroid, which means it has aerial roots that allow it to climb up trees, or wooden boards. As far as plant care needs, feed your Shingle plant in the Spring and Summer months using a tropical plant fertilizer and give it some nice bright light to grow. When kept indoors, the Rhaphidophora Korthalsii can grow up to 2 feet tall!
Rhaphidophora Korthalsii | Shingle Plant (M)
Good question! We measure the height from the top of the plant to the bottom of the pot (including the pot itself).
Our app will tell you exactly when and how much to feed and water your plants. Are you already a pro in taking care of your plant? Great! The App is completely optional of course.
Frequently Asked Questions
You might have some questions about ordering plants online. Makes total sense! We've combined the most common questions (and answers) below.
How do you make sure my plant arrives safely?
We are experts at packaging plants for a safe plant delivery. Our boxes have a clever design that ensures plants stay snuggly in one place throughout their journey to your home.
Will I get the same plant as pictured?
We make every effort to ensure the plant you receive matches very closely to the plant you see on our site. Always remember that these green amigo's are living creatures, each with their unique style. Let's just say we don't always look like our profile picture either!
Do I need a green thumb to begin having plants?
If you're new to plant parenthood, you should definitely try our Plantsome App. The app makes light work of plant care by sending water and fertilizer alerts to your phone exactly when your plants need it. #Easy!
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