Rhaphidophora Hayi | Shingle Plant

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Grow shingle plant in a medium to bright indirect light. This means a spot where it casts a moderate to strong shadow throughout the day. Avoid direct afternoon sun, particularly in hot-summer climates. Exposure to direct light can cause sunburn, which appears as bleached areas of the leaves.
Tip: Shingle plant will grow happily with natural or artificial light. If you don't have a bright window to grow it near, it can thrive under fluorescent or LED lights.

Water shingle plant as the top two or three inches of the potting mix starts to dry to the touch. Take care not to overwater. If it stays wet for extended periods, its root may suffocate and rot.

Shingle plant prefers above-average humidity levels and can suffer if the air is too dry. Boost humidity in its environment by growing it in a large terrarium, over a large pebble tray, near a small humidifier, or grouped together with other houseplants.

If you wish, feed your shingle plant in spring and summer. You can use any general-purpose fertilizer labeled for use on houseplants. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer packaging. Never apply more product than the instructions recommend. Excess fertilization can cause root damage.

You don’t typically need to do any pruning to your shingle plant.