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How to Care for a Bridal Veil Plant

By Annita Lawson ; Updated September 21, 2017

The bridal veil plant (Gibasis geniculata) is a popular houseplant with long, cascading stems and small white blooms that appear from spring until fall. Bridal veil requires very little light in order to thrive and prefers soil that is slightly moist. This plant is attractive when planted in a hanging pot, but will do well in any container that has sufficient drainage. The bridal veil plant can also be grown outdoors as a perennial in USDA hardiness zone 9b and above.

Fill a hanging basket or other container 3/4 of the way with good quality potting soil. Make sure that the container you choose has several drainage holes in the bottom, as the bridal veil plant will not tolerate overly moist conditions.

Place the bridal veil plant into the soil at the same depth as it was originally growing and water until the soil feels moist, but not soggy. Move the container to a location that receives muted sunlight.

Water when the soil feels dry to the touch. Soak the plant well with warm water rather than adding small amounts of moisture often.

Fertilize once each week with a water-soluble fertilizer mixed according to package instructions.

Prune the stems back when they start to get too long for available space. This will also encourage fuller growth.

Transplant to a larger pot when the bridal veil plant has filled its container. It is best to do this in winter or early spring.

 

Things You Will Need

  • Planting container
  • Potting soil
  • Water-soluble fertilizer
  • Pruning shears

Tips

  • The bridal veil plant will grow to fill the size of the container it is planted in.
  • Place a layer of small pebbles in the drainage tray to increase humidity.

Warning

  • Do not add too much water, as this plant cannot survive overly moist conditions.