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Aphelandra squarrosa is a striking plant with glossy green leaves and vibrant white venation. Yellow flower spikes contrast their graphic leaves in late summer but this plant is stunning addition as an indoor or greenhouse plant all year round.
Shop all Aphelandra or learn more about this genus here or family grouping here.
Soil: Well draining, moisture retaining - Indoor mix (please see our blog on soil requirements)
Fertiliser: As directed on your fertiliser of choice. Fortnightly or monthly during the growing season (please see our blog on plant food)
Watering: Don't over water, whilst not letting the plant dry out completely. Let it dry to 60-80% before watering again. Do not sit in water.
Maintenance: They like humidity and to never dry out completely otherwise the leaves will become crispy. Cut back dry and dead flowers after they've bloomed.
Flowers: Yes, yellow/gold flower spikes emerge from the centre of the plant during Summer/Autumn and can last for up to 6 weeks, requires sufficient light to bloom. Once the bracts start to die back it is a good time to prune your plant and keep it compact.
Postage is a flat rate of $18, spend over $149 and it's free! Live plants can only be posted directly to NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC, SA. Plants can be sent to WA, NT and TAS via a plant concierge. Please see our blog on quarantine states for more information.
All plants pictured are considered an accurate representation of the plant you will receive. It represents the rough size, colour and condition. These are plants however and due to changes in climatic conditions and plant variation there will be minor differences.
We are now adding in 'Transport risk' in the product description as some plants are more delicate than others and/or find transport stressful. We will rate in terms of Low, Medium or High risk and discuss specifically to the plant in question. If this information is not provided yet please feel free to reach out via email to ask. Please also note that if plants are sent with new leaves that haven't had the chance to harden off they are susceptible to physical damage in transit as the slightest touch can cause it.
Please note that we use 'Bugs for Bugs' regularly as a preventative control measure for pests. These predatory bugs are administered in vermiculite. This vermiculite is sprinkles onto the leaves and sometimes remains.
We know that sometimes it's hard to get an idea of the size of the plant your are purchasing. Photos can make plants look bigger than they actually are. That's why we've made it easy. In each listing you will notice a photo with a background with lines drawn. These lines are distanced 5cm away from each other and the photographs are taken straight on with products against the wall. These photos will be the best indicator of size.