Emerald Queen Plant Araceae

What You Need to Know About the Emerald Queen Plant Araceae

This is a vigorous hybrid philoden­dron whose parents originated in tropical America. It is ideal for growing on a moss pole because the foliage is a uniform size. The glossy, bright green leaves are medium-size, arrow- shaped, on short stalks and closely spaced along the stems. It is a plant grown particularly for its resistance to both cold and disease.

Size: Height up to 10 ft. (3 m) if left unchecked.

Light: Indirect sunlight or partial shade.

Temperature: Normal room.

Moisture: Keep moist from spring to fall. In winter, apply only enough water to prevent soil drying out. Feeding: Give standard liquid fertilizer once a month from spring to summer.

Propagation: Take 4 in. (10 cm) tip cuttings in spring or summer.

Special needs: For the aerial roots to cling Lo the moss pole, it should be kept moist at all times. Once the roots attach themselves, the plant should become self-supporting, with no need for unsightly ties or string.