Aneilema Acuminatum

Description

Aneilema acuminatum is a species of herbaceous plant in the family Commelinaceae. It is native to New Guinea, Maluku, Solomon Islands, Queensland, New South Wales. Its natural habitat consists of rainforest, riparian forests and moist areas within drier forests and woodlands.

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Aneilema Acuminatum Care

Overview

Humidity
50% - 60%
Light
Medium (Light - Indirect)
Soil
Mix soil
Temperature
15 - 24
Watering
Medium

Humidity

Average to higher household humidity is best. If the air is too dry, the leaf tips of a Aneilema Acuminatum plant turn brown. Place a Aneilema Acuminatum plant on a tray of wet pebbles to increase the humidity around it. Be sure the plant is sitting on the pebbles and not in the water.

Light

Aneilema Acuminatum plants need very bright light.

Soil

Use a potting soil that retains moisture yet drains quickly so that the roots are not always wet.

Temperature

60°-85° F (16°-19°C) during the day and a little cooler at night.

Watering

Allow the top inch or two of soil to dry out before watering. Keep the soil drier during the winter when all houseplants, not just a Aneilema Acuminatum, are not actively growing.

Fertilizing

Feed monthly when a Aneilema Acuminatum plant is producing new growth with a water-soluble houseplant food diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength. Using a plant food high in nitrogen helps a Aneilema Acuminatum produce more colorful leaves. Over- fertilizing is another reason why the bright colors in the leaves start to fade.

Propagation

Aneilema Acuminatum plants are easily propagated from Stem Cuttings.