Gardening

Codiaeum: beautiful foliage


Maintenance, repotting, watering or even exposure, are small gestures that will make your codiaeum even more beautiful.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Codiaeum variegatum
Family : Araceae
Type : Houseplant

Height
: 0.8 to 1 m indoors
Exposure : Very bright
Ground : Soil

Foliage
: Persistent

Planting, repotting codiaeum

Upon purchase, if the pot is too small, feel free to repot the plant so that it can develop properly.

Then, every 2 to 3 years and preferably in the spring, repot your codiaeum in a pot with a slightly larger diameter.

  • The roots of the codiaeum fear excess water.
    Make sure the pot is well drilled at the bottom.
    Improve drainage by placing a bed of gravel or gravel at the bottom of the pot. clay balls to facilitate the flow of water.
  • A good soil is necessary.
    The plant, when it lives indoors, needs soil because only it will provide it with the nutrients it needs.

Maintenance of codiaeum

At the end of winter, if your codiaeum has lost a lot of leaves, don't hesitate to cut back the leaves.

This will stimulate the arrival of new shoots and will rejuvenate your plant.

Exhibition ofcodiaeum

The best place to install your codiaeum is near a window which lets the light pass but without too direct and scorching sun.

  • he fear too much sun if it causes the plant to dry out.
    The more light the codiaeum receives, the more beautiful its foliage.
  • Absolutely avoid the proximity of a heat source like a heater because this tropical plant needs humidity.
    The ideal temperature is around 20-21 °.

Watering the codiaeum

Regular but moderate watering is necessary.
Throughout the year and especially in summer, mist the foliage to recreate the humidity of its natural environment.

In spring and summer:

Hold the slightly moist potting soil and old until the water flow is correct.

Add liquid green plant fertilizer every 8 to 15 days or so during this growing period

  • Regularly spray the foliage with preferably non-hard water.

In autumn and winter:

Reduce watering so that you wait until the soil is dry on the surface between 2 waterings.
Stop adding fertilizer.

Diseases ofcodiaeum

The most common diseases of houseplants, red spider mites and cochineal.

To know about the codiaeum

The codiaeum is native to the Pacific Islands.

A wonderful houseplant, codiaeum is nonetheless poisonous and should be handled with gloves to avoid any risk of poisoning.

It brings happiness to our homes and apartments thanks to its great decorative power and its unique foliage.


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