Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Albo Variegated
5 Tips for Caring for Your Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Albo Variegated
Named for its resemblance to the lily, the Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Albo Variegated (or lilyturf) can make a nice addition to any indoor or outdoor space, as long as you are sure to care for it properly. With some expert knowledge and advice on how to grow your plant, you’ll be able to keep your lilyturf looking its best all year round! Here are 5 tips on how to grow your own lilyturf plant
1) Water gently, use reverse osmosis water
Some people don’t have time to care for their plants, and you can’t blame them. Having a living plant in your home is a long-term commitment, meaning that you need to water it regularly—not a week or so after its last drink—and even then it might still die. If you don’t want to use tap water, consider using reverse osmosis (RO) purified water instead; it can sometimes make all of the difference when trying to keep your plants alive. Be careful though: if your tap water is very soft, use distilled or RO water instead as hard tap water could cause mineral build up on your plant’s leaves.
2) Don’t let the soil dry out
Too much or too little water is dangerous to any plant. Plants with soil that dries out between watering cycles need a careful touch; too much water will rot your plant’s roots, while too little can cause sunburn. Rhaphidophora tetrasperma albo variegated thrives in tropical conditions and shouldn’t be exposed to temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. When caring for your plant, make sure it doesn’t get either wet or cold—keep it on your patio in a humid area with plenty of light!
3) Fertilize with a liquid fertilizer
Fertilize your plant once a month during its growing season. Use a balanced liquid fertilizer that is diluted to half of its original strength. For example, mix one tablespoon of 10-10-10 fertilizer with 1 quart of water and apply it to your plant roots. This will ensure it has all the necessary nutrients. Remove any dead or dying leaves and prune off damaged limbs so that you can get more light into areas where your plant isn’t thriving. Consider transplanting your aloe vera in warmer months as well, moving it outside to an area with more sunlight if possible.
4) Bright light
These plants require bright light and can’t stand too much direct sunlight. If you use grow lights, keep them about 2 to 4 inches away from your plant. Use an energy-efficient bulb instead of a regular incandescent bulb that is likely to burn hot and dry out your plant’s leaves faster. Avoid using fluorescent bulbs with your variegated plants since they don’t provide enough light in general. Over time, variegated plants might become less colorful if they aren’t getting enough light; if you see any signs of color loss, adjust their location or increase their brightness as needed by using brighter bulbs or closer proximity to grow lights.
5) Keep it warm (the temperature should be about 24 degrees Celsius in the day, 21 degrees Celsius at night).
The plant requires higher temperatures during its growing period. In winter, it is a good idea to keep it in a glasshouse or heated area that gets direct sunlight. The optimal temperature should be about 24 degrees Celsius in daytime and 21 degrees Celsius at night time. The light intensity (and duration) should match those required by your chosen species of plant (see below). So if you have a Rhaphidophora tetrasperma albo variegated, then your light intensity must provide all essential wavelengths and not burn your plant or cause sunburns to develop on its leaves. If you grow other plants, ensure they do not suffer because of competition with Raphis plants – they require much more intense light than most other indoor plants..