How to care for a Shingle Plant

Rhaphidophora Korthalsii, also known of as the Shingle Plant, is a tropical climbing plant with foliage that resembles roof shingles! These plants love humidity, indirect light, and their trusty wooden board. Albeit slow growing, they will reach up to 2 feet tall with the proper care!

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  • Moderate
  • Once every 1-2 years
  • Medium to bright indirect light
  • Toxic
  • Once a month in spring and summer

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  • This plant is native to the tropical rainforests of Australia and New Guinea.
  • The Shingle Plant isn't a particularly strong air purifier.
  • These plants are not pet-friendly!
  • The Shingle Plant loves to dry out a bit between watering. Check it once a week in the fall/winter, and twice a week in spring/summer. They require well draining soil to avoid root rot. A minimum of 60% humidity is a must for these guys to live their best life!
  • These plants do best in medium to bright indirect light. Try to avoid direct sun, as this can scorch the leaves.
  • A well balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer will do the trick.
  • You can check your Shingle Plant once a year at the beginning of spring. If the roots look very crowded, you can repot it into a pot 2 inches wider.
  • You can prune your Shingle Plant if it starts to outgrow the wooden board. If these plants don't have something to climb, they may become leggy and require a pruning as well.
  • These plants are not very susceptible to any particular diseases, but they definitely do not like to be overwatered! Yellow leaves is a sign of overwatering and possible root rot.

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