Care of Angel Plants


Exotic Angel plants, created by Hermann Engelmann, are a trademarked line of more than 400 foliage plants for houses, including begonias, cacti, ferns, ivy and philodendrons. These plants, grown in nine Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses facilities, create interest and beauty indoors, serving novice and aficionado Exotic Angel plant collectors with a wide variety of specimens from which to build a superior indoor plant collection. Exotic Angel plants are sold directly through Herman Engelmann Greenhouses and at garden centers and retailers throughout the world.

Step 1

Choose a location based on the type of angel plant you are growing. Exotic Angel plants fall into three lighting categories: high, medium and low light. High-light varieties require full sun and do best when situated near south-facing windows. Medium varieties tolerate partial shade in any location. Low-light angel plants do best when placed in areas that offer indirect lighting.

Step 2

Give foliage plants a one-quarter turn each day to ensure that all sides are getting adequate sunlight.

Step 3

Water new Exotic Aangel plants thoroughly when first purchased to soak soil. Add lukewarm water to the container until it begins to seep through the drainage holes at the bottom.

Step 4

Water plants once or twice per week, depending on the specific variety's moisture requirements. Moisture needs are also affected by temperature and humidity fluctuations within the room and the amount of sunlight received.

Step 5

Monitor Exotic Angel plants for signs of over- and under-watering. Over-watered plants will turn yellow near the base and lose foliage abruptly. Under-watered plants wilt, starting with new growth first, and older leaves will brown around the edges.

Step 6

Fertilize plants once each month with a water soluble house plant-formula fertilizer. Wait at least 24 hours after watering to apply fertilizer according to manufacturer's directions.

Step 7

Transplant Exotic Angel plants to a larger container when roots extend through drainage holes and show signs of wilt between waterings.

Tips and Warnings

  • Never add fertilizer to dry soil. Granular fertilizers will not be absorbed into the soil, while liquid fertilizers can burn roots when applied on dry soil.

Things You'll Need

  • 5-10-5 or 10-20-10 fertilizer
  • Water


  • Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses, Inc.: How to Grow Healthy Angels

Who Can Help

  • Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses, Inc.: Shopping
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Deborah Waltenburg has been a freelance writer since 2002. In addition to her work for Demand Studios, Waltenburg has written for websites such as Freelance Writerville and Constant Content, and has worked as a ghostwriter for travel/tourism websites and numerous financial/debt reduction blogs.