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How to Care for Exotic Angel Plants

By Patricia Hill ; Updated September 21, 2017

Exotic angel plants are perfect indoor plants that provide lush foliage and blooms that captivate and intrigue. Up to 400 varieties are available and include both climbers and trailers. Like most tropical plants, exotic angel plants thrive in humid and moist environments, which can be achieved indoors by making a few adjustments. Although exotic angel plants do not require special care, meeting the basic needs for your variety will ensure a healthy plant with showy foliage.

Place the exotic angel plant in an area where it will receive light. Avoid full, direct sun.

Lightly mist the plant daily, using a spray bottle filled with water. Add lukewarm water to the soil to moisten approximately twice each week.

Observe the plant for signs of overwatering. These include leaves falling off, yellowing and/or wilted leaves.

Monitor for underwatering. Water immediately leaking from the plant upon watering indicates the plant has become dried out. To return moisture to the soil, soak in a container filled with 1 inch of water for approximately 30 minutes.

Fertilize each spring and fall using a liquid fertilizer that contains nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in a 1-2-1 ratio. Ratios may also be shown as 5-10-5 or 10-20-10.

 

Things You Will Need

  • Plastic spray bottle
  • 1-lb. pound garden pebbles
  • Plastic drain tray
  • Liquid fertilizer (1-2-1 ratio)

Tips

  • In houses where the air is extremely dry, you may set the plant container onto a bed of pebbles that have been soaked thoroughly in water.
  • Allowing tap water to sit out overnight will help evaporate the chlorine.

About the Author

 

Patricia Hill is a freelance writer who contributes to several websites and organizations, including various private sectors. She also contributes to the online magazine, Orato.com. Empowered by a need to reveal that unhealthy food and diet is a source of health-related issues, Hill is currently working on a cookbook and website for individuals with Crohn's disease.