Light: bright light

Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma will thrive in a bright light condition. The plant will be happy next to east or west-facing windows or a south-facing window with a couple of hours of direct sunlight a day. In low light, the plant will grow very slowly with small leaves.

Watering: water thoroughly when top soil dry

Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma likes to stay pretty moist, at least during the growing season. Faster growth is encouraged with regular waterings and not leaving it too dry for too long. Dip your finger one inch deep into the soil. If the soil feels dry, it’s time to water. Make sure to water until it runs out of the pot’s bottom drain holes and discard any excess water in the saucer. In the winter, cut down watering or use the regular finger method to water when the soil feels dry.

Temperature: 60-80°F

Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma performs best with indoor temperatures ranging between 60°F to 80°F (15-27°C). Keep the plant away from drafts or extreme heat to avoid damage to the leaves.

Soil & Repotting: good drainage

Once your Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma’s roots have filled the existing pot, re-pot to the next size container. Use any all-purpose or tropical soil mixture with good drainage. Choose a pot that has drip holes at the bottom.

Fertilizer: 20-20-20

Feed once every two weeks during the growing season
(April-September) using a liquid all-purpose fertilizer 20-20-20 diluted to half strength. Fertilizer is not required from November to February but can be fed once every month.

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