Light: Thrives in bright indirect light. Allowing the plant to get morning sun is good, however it should never be kept in direct sunlight during the harsher afternoon hours, as the rays can scorch its fragile foliage. Aim for about 6 to 8 hours of filtered light a day.

Temp: Average room temperatures. Avoid cold drafts and direct airflow from heaters in the winter months. 

Water: Water when the soil is almost completely dry (top 75%) then water thoroughly. 

Humidity: Needs a humid environment which you can create by placing it on pebble tray partially filled with water or using a humidifier. This plant thrives in steamy bathrooms and kitchens (with the appropriate lighting). 

Toxicity: Toxic to pets 

 

Trouble shooting

Dropped leaves: indicates dry air and low humidity. Leaf dropping is usually a part of the normal growth. As long as there are plenty of new growing leaves at the stems’ tips, you don’t have to worry. This plant can also be sensitive to being moved and may drop leaves when placed in a new location. 

Yellowing leaves: suggests sudden temperature drafts, temperature extremes and overwatering.