50 - 60cm Apoballis Acuminatissima Red Sword House Plant 17cm Pot House Plant
50 - 60cm Apoballis Acuminatissima Red Sword House Plant 17cm Pot House Plant

50 - 60cm Apoballis Acuminatissima Red Sword House Plant 17cm Pot

Apoballis Acuminatissima 'Red Sword' is a captivating tropical plant prized for its distinctive foliage. Part of the Araceae family, it originates from the lush rainforests of Southeast Asia, including regions in Malaysia and Indonesia. The 'Red Sword' variety features striking,...
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50 - 60cm Apoballis Acuminatissima Red Sword House Plant 17cm Pot House Plant

50 - 60cm Apoballis Acuminatissima Red Sword House Plant 17cm Pot

£39.99 £26.99

50 - 60cm Apoballis Acuminatissima Red Sword House Plant 17cm Pot

£39.99 £26.99

Apoballis Acuminatissima 'Red Sword' is a captivating tropical plant prized for its distinctive foliage. Part of the Araceae family, it originates from the lush rainforests of Southeast Asia, including regions in Malaysia and Indonesia. The 'Red Sword' variety features striking, lance-shaped leaves that display a deep, rich red on the underside and a dark, glossy green on the upper surface. These leaves can grow up to 30-40 cm in length, adding a bold splash of colour to any indoor plant collection.

Care Guide

1. Light Requirements

  • Indirect Light: Apoballis Acuminatissima 'Red Sword' thrives in bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, causing discolouration and damage. An east or north-facing window is ideal.
  • Shade Tolerance: This plant can tolerate lower light conditions but will grow more slowly and may lose some of its vibrant colour.

2. Watering

  • Consistent Moisture: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch.
  • Humidity: This tropical plant prefers high humidity levels. Regular misting, using a humidifier, or placing the plant on a pebble tray with water can help maintain adequate humidity.

3. Soil Requirements

  • Well-Draining Soil: Use a rich, well-draining potting mix. A mix of peat, perlite, and orchid bark works well to ensure good drainage while retaining some moisture.
  • pH Level: A slightly acidic to neutral pH (6.0-7.0) is ideal for this plant.

4. Temperature

  • Optimal Range: Maintain a temperature range between 18-24°C (65-75°F). Avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below 15°C (59°F) or sudden temperature fluctuations.
  • Protection from Drafts: Keep the plant away from cold drafts or hot, dry air from heating vents.

5. Fertilisation

  • Regular Feeding: Feed the plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding during the dormant period in autumn and winter.

6. Pruning and Maintenance

  • Remove Dead Leaves: Regularly remove any yellowing or dead leaves to encourage healthy new growth and improve air circulation.
  • Repotting: Repot the plant every 1-2 years or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a pot that is 1-2 inches larger in diameter than the current one.

7. Pests and Diseases

  • Common Pests: Watch out for common houseplant pests like spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
  • Disease Prevention: Ensure good air circulation around the plant and avoid overwatering to prevent fungal diseases and root rot.

8. Propagation

  • Division: Apoballis Acuminatissima 'Red Sword' can be propagated by division. Carefully separate a healthy clump of the plant during repotting, ensuring each division has a good root system.
  • Stem Cuttings: Propagation can also be done through stem cuttings. Cut a healthy stem with several nodes, plant it in moist soil, and keep it in a humid environment until new growth appears.

9. Additional Tips

  • Humidity Tent: Creating a humidity tent using a clear plastic bag can help new cuttings root more effectively by maintaining high humidity.
  • Observation: Regularly inspect the plant for signs of stress, pests, or diseases, and adjust care routines accordingly.

By following this care guide, you can ensure that your Apoballis Acuminatissima 'Red Sword' remains healthy, vibrant, and a stunning addition to your indoor plant collection.

At Plants for all Seasons, we take pride in our eco-friendly approach to packaging. Our custom-made plant boxes are designed with both the environment and your plants' wellbeing in mind. Here’s what makes our packaging special:

Upright and Fresh: Our innovative design ensures that your plants remain upright and fresh during transit. Specially engineered compartments and supports within the box prevent movement and damage, so your plants arrive in perfect condition.

100% Recyclable: Our plant boxes are fully recyclable, ensuring that after they have served their purpose, they can be responsibly disposed of without harming the planet.

Made from Recycled Materials: Sustainability is at the core of our values. That’s why our packaging is crafted from recycled materials, reducing waste and promoting a circular economy.

Winter Shipping: We offer additional heat packs in winter to keep your plants nice and warm on their travels. Add one heat pack per plant when checking out in winter months.

By choosing our products, you are not only enhancing your home with beautiful plants but also contributing to a greener, more sustainable future

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Tropical Glasshouse Nursery: Our plants are nurtured in our tropical glasshouse nursery located in Lincolnshire, where we maintain an average temperature of 16°C. We do not use cold warehouses, ensuring optimal conditions for plant health.

Plastic Nursery Pots: All our plants are supplied in practical plastic nursery pots. If you prefer a more decorative option, we offer a range of stylish pots available for purchase separately.

Non-Consumable: Please note that our plants are intended for ornamental purposes only unless specifically stated as edible. Ensure you check product descriptions carefully if you are looking for edible varieties.

Variable Heights: The height of our plants can vary by approximately +/- 10%. This natural fluctuation ensures you receive a unique and healthy specimen.

Plant Pot Sizes: Pot sizes may vary by approximately +/- 1cm. To ensure a proper fit, we recommend selecting a decorative pot that is 1-2cm larger than the stated plant pot size. For instance, if you purchase a plant in a 17cm pot, a 18 - 19cm decorative pot would be ideal.

Quarantining: All our houseplants are regularly sprayed with a preventative systemic bug treatment. We do our best to ensure a bug free growing environment however sometimes these can unfortunately be missed, as such we always recommend quarantining plants when they first enter your home and checking them upon arrival for bugs.
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