I went to Plantagen (the plant nursery) yesterday to buy some things for my garden. I noticed this really cool looking plant that was on sale so I bought it.
After I brought it home I noticed my cats were, of course, really interested in it. I decided to look up to find out if it was toxic for pets, and sure enough, it is!
So just a warning to anyone who has curious animals who like to bite plants. I will be keeping in my office and away from the cats.
I also found out that they are pretty hard to take care of. This plant thrives in humidity and warm temperates as its from the Amazon. It doesn't do well in direct sunlight, but prefers to be near a window with indirect sunlight. The soil needs to be kept moist.
Spider mites love to live under the big leaves so it should be sprayed with a solution. I use a mixture of neem oil, water and soap, in a spray bottle to spray my other plants every three days that are prone to spider mite issues. Hopefully I can keep this little plant alive!
Does anyone have experience with keeping this plant happy?