How To Care For a Laceleaf
Nickname : Laceleaf, Flamingo Flower
Tall, red, and powerful. This type of plant is appropriately nicknamed Flamingo Flower for its distinguished red leaf.
Sorry to break it to you, but the beautiful heart-shaped “flowers” are not actually flowers!
They are actually leaves - and because they are waxy and thick, they are extremely easy to care for. These leaes are called spathes that flare from the base of the fleshy spike where the actual tiny flowers grow.
These indoor plants are epiphytes, a type of air plant that comes from warm, tropical regions.
How to take care of a Laceleaf
As a houseplant, the Anthurium is extremely durable and requires little care.
Simply repot with a peat moss or a coco coir-based soil mixture, provide bright, indirect sunlight, and allow the soil to partially dry out between waterings.
If you notice that the leaf is green rather than the color you were expecting (red/pink), it may just be a new sprout so be patient with it!
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Lightly water to keep moist. once every 1-2 weeks to keep the soil moist. In the winter months, let the soil dry out 1-2 inches deep before watering again.
For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer only once in the spring and once in the summer. Any more than that and your Ponytail Palm may develop brown tips on the leaves.
The Anthurium plants are prone to the infestation of scale, aphids, thrip and mealy bugs. These pests often take a liking to new growths and leaves. If you find white scaly patches, this could be because of mealy bugs.
The perfect time for repotting the young plant is in spring when the roots have made its home in the container. Make sure that the crown of the roots stays above the soil line and if you find that the roots are showing on the surface, then it is an indication that you need to fill more potting mix into the pot
Frequently Asked Questions
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Unlike a lot of houseplants, Rubber Trees actually prefer growing indoors and not in heavy direct sun. They like the room to be lit bright but not under direct sunlight.
Laceleafs are extremely toxic to both dogs and cats.
The best thing to do when you've overwatered a Laceleaf is to stop watering and relocate it to a place with a lot of sun so that you can dry out the soil. After that, you probably will want to inspect the roots for root rot and repot the plant.
Laceleafs like to be misted occasionally, especially throughout the summer to keep the leaves nice and moist.