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How to Help My Exotic Angel Plants Grow

Exotic Angel Plants are a line of brand name tropical houseplants grown by Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses, which, as of 2010, boasts of nine locations and 2.8 million square feet of greenhouse space. The plants can be purchased throughout the United States and Canada in retail stores including grocery stores, home improvement centers and nurseries. With more than 100 varieties of plants, every plant has its own care needs, but if you care for its light, water and food properly, your Exotic Angel Plant will thrive.

Provide the proper amount of light for your specific Exotic Angel Plant. Plants labeled with “high light,” like hoyas, should be placed in a sunny location, such as in front of a south-facing window. Plants, like ivies, labeled with “medium light” need partial shade, such as in front of a window with a sheer curtain. Plants, like fittonias, labeled as “low light” can sit in an area out of any direct light, such as in the middle of the room or in a shadow.

Adjust the light your plant receives as needed. Pale, yellow leaves are an indication that your plants are not getting enough light. Curling leaves and leaves with brown or yellow spots are indications of too much light.

Water an Exotic Angel Plant with room temperature or slightly warmer water and if your water is heavily chlorinated, allow it sit overnight first. Exotic Angel Plants vary in their watering needs. Signs of overwatering are leaf loss, mushy stems and root rot. Signs of underwatering are yellow leaves near the base of the plant and wilting. When you water, water an Exotic Angel Plant until it seeps out the drainage holes.

Fertilize monthly with a houseplant fertilizer with a 1-2-1 nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium ratio, such as one labeled 5-10-5. Use exactly the amount the manufacturer recommends. However, signs of overfertilization are burnt, wilted or sparse leaves, at which point you should reduce the frequency and amount of fertilizer. Always water an Exotic Angel Plant the day prior to fertilizing and directly after fertilizing.

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