The Urn Plant is a large, very showywith grey-green arranged in the shape of a funnel. It produces a single large flower that looks as if it were made out of pink wood shavings. Each plant only once, then continues as a foliage plant and can easily be propagated from the small that grow from its base. It needs a consisting of coarse peat, sphagnum moss, sterilized mould and some grit.
Growing season 22-24 °C (72-75 °F)
Minimum winter 15 °C (60 °C)
Soil: A pottingconsisting of coarse peat, sphagnum moss, sterilized mould and some grit.
Where to: In a light position but protected from direct sunlight, which will scorch the . Keep away from draughts.
Watering requirements: Generous quantities of lukewarm water in summer. After the flower has died, a little water can be poured into the funnel of its leaves. It is a dry air plant and does not need. In very hot weather, however, give a mist spray every two weeks or so.
Feeding and fertilizer: In the active growth period give well-diluted liquid fertilizer every two weeks. Cut off flower after it fades. Guard against leaf damage which can be caused by direct sunlight.
Rest and care: The plant rests after flowering and will not flower again. No special treatment is needed but it does appreciate winter sunlight. The parent plant will probably die. Propagate from the plantlets which will grow at its base.
When it looks sick:
The plant flags : Mist-spray often and ensure high humidity.
The plant leans in its pot : Firm down the soil. Water with soft water in strict moderation. Ensure goodor -rot will swiftly give trouble. Yellowing or pale-looking leaves : Stop at once.