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How to Care for Exotic Angel Plants

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.

Care For Exotic Angel Plants

The name "Exotic Angel Plants" is actually a registered trademark of Hermann Engelmann Greenhouses Inc. Exotic Angel Plants are hybrid foliage plants that come in a wide variety of colors and variations. Because there are 400 Exotic Angel Plant varieties, the care guidelines outlined here are general. Your specific Angel's needs for water and light may vary somewhat. Select the proper location. Mist Exotic Angel Plants daily. Water your plant twice a week with lukewarm water. Pay attention to your specific plant's needs and responses to watering. Fertilize your Exotic Angel Plant once a month with a fertilizer that is one part nitrogen, two parts phosphorus and one part potassium.

Tip

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.

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