15 - 30cm Cercestis Mirabilis 10.5cm Pot House Plant

House Plant
£34.99

Delivery Time: Delivered within 1-2 working days. £6.99 for Unlimited Plants

These plants are kept in optimal conditions at their specialist growers until ordered. This means they take little longer to be delivered, but quality is assured. Please allow up to 7 days for these to be delivered.

Cercestis mirabilis, part of the Araceae family, is a rare and intriguing tropical plant known for its distinctive foliage. Native to the rainforests of West Africa, this plant features unique, arrow-shaped leaves that are deep green with a striking silver or pale green venation, creating a beautiful contrast. The leaves have a somewhat iridescent quality under certain lighting conditions. Cercestis mirabilis is a climbing plant, which, in its natural habitat, uses aerial roots to ascend trees. In indoor settings, it can be encouraged to climb a moss pole or trellis, adding a vertical element of lush greenery to your space.

Care Guide:

  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. While it can tolerate lower light conditions, the leaf coloration and growth may not be as vigorous. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves.

  • Water: Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Cercestis mirabilis prefers evenly moist soil but does not like to be waterlogged. Ensure proper drainage to avoid root rot.

  • Humidity: Thrives in high humidity environments, typical of its rainforest origin. Aim for humidity levels of 60% or higher. Use a humidifier, mist the plant regularly, or place it on a pebble tray with water to increase humidity around the plant.

  • Temperature: Prefers warm temperatures, ideally between 18°C to 29°C (65°F to 85°F). Protect it from drafts and avoid temperatures dropping below 15°C (59°F).

  • Feeding: Fertilize every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. Reduce feeding in the autumn and winter months.

  • Soil: Use a well-draining, rich, organic potting mix. A mix containing peat, perlite, and compost is ideal for retaining moisture while allowing excess water to drain away.

  • Repotting: Repot every 2-3 years or when the plant has outgrown its pot. This is also a good opportunity to refresh the soil and check the health of the roots.

  • Support: As a climbing plant, Cercestis mirabilis benefits from a moss pole or trellis to support its growth. This not only helps the plant grow taller and healthier but also encourages the development of larger leaves.

  • Pruning: Prune as needed to control size and shape or to remove any yellowed or damaged leaves. Pruning can also encourage bushier growth.

  • Pests and Problems: Keep an eye out for common pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Over-watering and poor drainage are the main culprits for root rot, so ensure the plant is not sitting in water.

Cercestis mirabilis is a rewarding plant for collectors and enthusiasts looking to add a rare and beautiful species to their indoor garden. With proper care and attention to its specific needs, this plant will thrive and bring a touch of the exotic to your home.

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Our custom made boxes are perfect for transporting your new plants straight from our Yorkshire tropical nursery direct to your door. We use a next day DHL service as standard, allowing plants to be delivered as fast as possible.

Check out our YouTube video to see exactly how we pack for safe delivery.

  • Plants are supplied in plastic nursery pots unless stated in the product title.

  • Plants are not for consumption unless stated as edible.

  • Plant heights can fluctuate +/- 10%.

  • Our plants are kept at our tropical nursery in Yorkshire where we maintain an average temperature of 18c.

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