Origin: Southern Mexico and Guatemala
Height: Up to 10 ft (3 m) tall.
Light: Bright light, no direct sun. If leaves on mature plants grow without holes or slits, give the plant more light.
Water: Water thoroughly and allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. Keep soil barely moist in winter. Yellowing lower leaves are usually a sign of overwatering. Provide good drainage.
Humidity: Average to high (at least 40% relative humidity). See these tips for raising the humidity indoors.
Temperature: Average to warm 65-85°F/18-29°C
Soil: Mix 1 part peat moss-based mix and 1 part sand or perlite for good drainage.
Fertilizer: Feed every 2 weeks spring through fall with a balanced liquid or water-soluble fertilizer diluted by half. Feed monthly in winter.
Propagation: Take growing tip cuttings of a mature plant in spring and insert them into moist peat moss based potting mix.