Even the hardiest of plants don’t want to spend all day in the sun. They do best in partial sun: a bright spot out of direct sunlight. Turn the plant regularly, as all plants grow towards the light.
Moving from the warm jungle to the cold Dutch climate was quite a transition for our green plants. Try to keep this in mind and treat your plant to a pleasant indoor temperature.
It sounds logical, but it bears mentioning anyway: green plants are not for consumption, as delicious as they may look…
It rains regularly in the tropics, so make sure to give your plants plenty of water. Once or twice a week in summer and once a week in winter. Make sure you don’t over-water your plants, as this may cause root rot.
Nutrients are the key to healthy growth. Make sure you have enough plant feed at home. A dash once a month is exactly enough to keep your plants healthy.
Look at your plant through a grower’s eyes. Your plants will need more water on hot, sunny days. Feel the dirt to see if your plant needs some extra water. You can also lift it up. If the pot feels lighter, you can add some water. Make sure there’s no water in the outer pot; plants can’t swim and will drown in no time! Does your plant look a bit peaked? If so, you could consider moving it to a shadier spot. If it doesn’t get a lot of sunlight, it may need some extra plant feed. Good luck!
A growing plant will have to be repotted at some point in order to keep growing. Repotting your plants in time will give the roots the oxygen they need.