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Raphidophora Cryptantha

Raphidophora Cryptantha


50cm Plank / 14cm Pot


SKU: rap002
    • Raphidophora Cryptantha is renowned for its strikingly exotic appearance. Its heart-shaped, glossy green leaves are adorned with intricate patterns of silver veins, adding a touch of luxury to any living space.
    • 50cm Plank. 
    • 14cm pot.
    • Raphidophora cryptantha is a tropical plant that belongs to the Araceae family and is often grown as a houseplant in the UK. Here are care instructions for Raphidophora cryptantha:

    • Light: Provide bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves.

    • Temperature: Keep your Raphidophora cryptantha in a warm environment. They thrive in temperatures between 18°C to 29°C. Avoid sudden temperature drops.

    • Humidity: Maintain high humidity levels, as these plants are native to tropical regions. Use a humidity tray, a humidifier, or mist the plant regularly to increase humidity.

    • Watering: Water when the top inch (2.5 cm) of the soil feels dry to the touch. Ensure that the pot has good drainage to prevent overwatering, which can lead to root rot.

    • Soil: Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix. Aroid or tropical plant mixes work well.

    • Container: Choose a pot with drainage holes to prevent waterlogged soil. Repot your Raphidophora cryptantha when it outgrows its current container.

    • Fertilizing: Feed your plant during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks. Reduce or eliminate fertilization during the dormant winter months.

    • Pruning: Prune your Raphidophora cryptantha as needed to maintain its shape and size. Pruning can also help remove any damaged or dead leaves.

    • Support: Provide a support structure, such as a moss pole or trellis, for your Raphidophora cryptantha to climb on as it grows. This will help it develop its characteristic vining habit.

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