December 9th, 2020
Hey plant friends!
This week we are going to be exploring the infamous Rhaphidophora tetrasperma or commonly seen as “Rhaphidophora Ginny”. If you are looking for an extremely easy care, fast growing plant this is your go to! Some may say they grow like a weed, but a much prettier version. They have a beautiful rounded dark green foliage that almost looks animated. This plant belongs to the Araceae family, although they are in the Araceae family they belong to an independent genus known as Rhaphidophora. It is native to Southern Thailand and to Malaysia. Sometimes mistaken as a Monstera, but indeed not.
This plant thrives in a bright indirect light environment. Direct sun may scorch leaves. They like a regular watering schedule. As always let the soil dry out a bit more during the winter months to prevent root rot. Plants do not like to sit in damp soil for too long. A well-draining soil is my go-to! Like the Espoma houseplant mix we carry at Tonkadale. Since this plant comes from a humid environment it’s always a good idea to give it extra humidity. If you are crazy like me, you can buy a humidifier just for your plants. Otherwise, a spray bottle to mist the leaves does simply fine. Since this is a vining, crawling plant giving it support will help in the long run with stability and maturity. A moss pole or any type of structure will encourage it to climb and get those awesome fenestrations they are known for.
We currently carry Rhaphidophora tetrasperma at the greenhouse in 4” and 6” pots. If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to us by phone, Instagram, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.