The plant has very large leaves and looks like banana leaves. They are very easy to grow and can reach heights of 8 feet and more. They can tolerate heat and keep growing. The large leaves look very elegant during the morning and the evening with Orange flower on top.
Orange flower with yellow leaves
|Pot size||5 inches|
|Plant height||12 inches|
|Plant spread||6 inches|
Plant care best practices
They are hardy plants and can grow directly in sunlight. Once they take place, it’s difficult to uproot them. They have been seen to grow in water logged areas as well as damp and moist conditions. It doesn’t require much care to grow and needs sufficient water to continue spreading.
Once received, open the box and water the plant slightly. Keep it in an airy place. Do repotting only after a week or so
Planting medium needs
Well drained potting mix. In pots, have ability for the water to drain
Twice a week when the soil is dry. Do not overwater. Keep the soil moist.
It can survive well in warm climates and high temperatures.
Once every month, a small amount of organic fertilizer can be given
Caterpillar : It can cause the leaves to stop coming out. Remove the caterpillar if seen. Apply neem oil
Root rot : Over watering. Control the amount of water given.
They are very difficult to get rid of once they have taken root.