Acanthostachys Strobilacea Care
Acanthostachys Strobilacea demands humid living conditions. If you keep your home at average air humidity, sprays the leaves and flower cup with a light dose of water every other day.
Acanthostachys Strobilacea can flourish in low, medium, or bright light, just as long as it is indirect. These indoor plants are known for their stunningly colorful leaves, so increase the amount of sunlight to draw out the intensity of the colors. Cut back on the amount of light your Acanthostachys Strobilacea receives for a more subdued look.
A well draining and loose soil mixture is suitable. 1 part peat, 1 part bark and 1 part coarse sand or perlite is one mix which can be used.
Average to high temperatures help the Acanthostachys Strobilacea to flower, from 65 ° - 86 °F (18 °- 30 °C). Keep the minimum no lower than 55 °F ( °12C) indoors or outside.
Because of the shallow nature of the roots, the Acanthostachys Strobilacea gathers most of its moisture from the air and directly from the leaves and flowers. During the summer months, the leaves, flowers, and roots should be watered daily to keep them moist, but never soggy. Any flower cups pointing upward may be filled with water and allowed to sit. During the fall, winter, and cooler parts of spring, the plant should be misted every few days and watered enough to keep the soil just shy of dry.
Acanthostachys Strobilacea does not need a lot of feeding. Once a month you can add a diluted liquid fertilizer (half the recommended strength on the instructions) to your misting bottle. Over feeding can cause leaf color loss.
Propagate by removing offsets (pups) and provide the plant with it's own mount, whatever time of year .