5 - 10cm Labisia Turtle Back 10.5cm Pot House Plant

House Plant
£129.99 £79.99

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.

Lighting: Labisia plants prefer bright, indirect light. They can tolerate lower light conditions, which makes them suitable for indoor environments, but too little light may result in leggy growth and fewer leaves. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch their leaves.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Labisia plants are sensitive to both over and under-watering. It's best to water these plants when the top inch of soil feels slightly dry to the touch. Reduce watering during the cooler, less active growth months.

Humidity: They thrive in high humidity environments, reminiscent of their native tropical habitats. Maintaining a humidity level above 60% is ideal. You can increase humidity by misting the plants regularly, placing them on a pebble tray, or using a humidifier.

Temperature: Labisia plants prefer warm temperatures, typically between 18°C to 29°C (65°F to 85°F). They are not frost-tolerant and should be protected from cold drafts and sudden temperature drops.

Soil: A well-draining, peat-based potting mix is suitable for Labisia. They thrive in soil that retains moisture but also allows excess water to drain away to prevent root rot.

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

Repotting: Repotting every 2-3 years or when the plant becomes root-bound is generally sufficient. Spring is the best time to repot, allowing the plant to acclimate and grow into its new pot during the active growth season.

Pest and Disease Management: Labisia plants can be susceptible to common indoor pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. Regular inspections and prompt treatment with insecticidal soap or neem oil can help manage these pests. Good cultural practices, such as avoiding over-watering and ensuring proper air circulation, help prevent fungal diseases.

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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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