How to Care for Your Tropical Plant

Light Requirements: Tropical plants thrive in bright, indirect light. Place them near a window where they can receive filtered sunlight. Avoid exposing them to direct sunlight, as it can scorch their leaves.

Watering: Water by filling the central "cup" formed by the rosette of leaves. Ensure the cup is filled with water, but avoid overfilling to prevent rot. Change the water every week to prevent stagnation. Allow the potting mix to dry out slightly between waterings.

Humidity: Tropical plants appreciate higher humidity levels. You can increase humidity around them by misting the leaves or placing a tray of water nearby. Alternatively, group them together to create a microclimate of increased humidity.

Soil: Use well-draining soil specifically formulated for tropical plants. Avoid heavy potting mixes that can retain excess moisture. The soil should allow for adequate airflow and prevent water logging.

Fertilization: Most tropical plants are relatively low feeders. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer specifically formulated for tropical plants. Apply the fertilizer at half the recommended strength once a month during the growing season.