An attractive foliage plant. The large ovalare matt green, with distinctive brown bars superimposed upon a creamy white ground. It resembles the ( ) but is hardier and somewhat larger.
Growing season 12-14 °C (53-57 °F)
Minimum winter 10 °C (50 °F)
Where to: It likes plenty of light. It
will tolerate shade but not direct sunlight. It will
resent draughts or extreme temperature fluctuation.
Watering requirements: Keep soil moist and provide. Mist-spray twice weekly and with weak liquid fertilizer once a week.
Feeding and fertilizer: Cut out unsightly leaves, using a slanted cut, and lightly dust with fungicide powder. The plant is not troublesome. It looks better and is happier in awith other taller foliage plants.
Rest and care: Reduceand cease in winter.
When it looks sick:
The plant looks unkempt and dull : Bador over- are suspect and should be corrected. Withhold water for a while. If the soil is waterlogged it may be best to re-pot.
Dry leaves with browning tips or edges : Increase humidity. Mist-spray regularly.