Height: 70cm Nursery pot: 17cm Pot in Picture: Alicante Teal 19x17cm (sold separately)
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Light: Another easy-going indoor house plant. Ideal for beginners or those with a busy lifestyle. Put him in a nice brightly lit spot - morning sun would be ideal. Or an hour or two in the afternoon.
Water: Stick a finger in his soil once a week and if it comes out dry then it's time for a drink. He needs a lot less water in winter than in summer. His glossy leaves can also absorb a lot of moisture, so spraying him with a fine mister every few days will also keep that greenery healthy.
Height: In his native environment, he's known to reach heights of 18 meters. Fear not, he will not grow that big in our climate. Simply trim annually to maintain your desired height and shape.
It's normal for him to drop some leaves after delivery and as seasons change throughout the year. It's his way of adjusting to new light and temperature levels and he's trying to maximise his energy - but do keep an eye in case it's for another reason.
PM tip: A terrific air-purifier. Wipe down his eaves with a damp cloth every now and then to remove any dust and help him absorb more sunlight. Or better yet treat him to a lukewarm shower every now and then.
Propagation: Via stem cuttings in soil or water
His leaves and sap can be toxic if ingested, so keep away from nibbling pets, kids, and hangry adults.
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