Aluminium Plant Care

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Basic Aluminium Plant Care

Aluminium Plants outgrow pots very quickly which can mean they are a bit difficult to care for. But they are definitely worth it! Below you’ll find everything you need to know to care for an Aluminium Plant.

Bright Indirect Light

I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.

Water Moderately

I don’t like my soil to be too dry or too soggy. Little and often is what I’m after.

Medium Humidity

Please make sure the air isn’t too dry, otherwise, I won’t be a happy plant.

Potting Soil

I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it will retain the right amount of water.

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Detailed Aluminium Plant Care

Whether you're looking to make sure your Aluminium Plant is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.

Bright, indirect light is best

It’s important that you don’t put your Aluminium Plant in any direct light (especially in summer). The intense light can scorch the leaves. Find somewhere with nice bright but indirect sunlight.

Water your Aluminium Plant little and often

Aluminium Plants like to have even moisture in their potting mix. They don’t like waterlogged soil or super dry mix so we recommend watering little but often.

During winter, when light and temperature levels are lower, cut back on watering to avoid root rot.

Aluminium Plants need high humidity

Aluminium Plants thrive in environments with high humidity. The easiest ways to boost humidity is misting, using a pebble tray or buying a humidifier.

Room temperature is ideal

Aluminium Plants don’t need you to increase the temperature for them. They are fine in room temperature so as long as you are comfortable, they will be too.

Try to keep them away from cold temperatures such as drafty windows or AC vents.

Only fertilise in spring/summer

You only want to feed your Aluminium Plant in spring and summer when it is warmer and there is more growth to support. Use a water soluble fertiliser at less than the recommended strength to avoid fertiliser burn.

Propagate by using stem cutting

It’s super easy to propagate an Aluminium Plant if you know the right steps. The most successful way to propagate is through stem cuttings. Make sure that each cutting has at least one node as this is where the root will form from.

Once you have taken a cutting, place it in water and after a few weeks repot the cutting into fresh potting mix.

Unfortunately, Aluminium Plants are toxic

Keep your Aluminium Plants well away from pets and children as they are toxic when ingested.

Aluminium Plant Care Starter Kit

We've put together this great little starter kit that includes all of the equipment and information you'll need to take proper care of your Aluminium Plant.

Common Problems with your Aluminium Plant

Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.

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Brown leaves on Aluminium Plants are caused by quite a few different factors so we recommend going through them one by one to figure out which is the cause. The main factors are: not enough sunlight, watering issues or too much direct light.

If you see that your Aluminium Plant is starting to wilt, then it suggests that your plant isn’t getting enough water. Check the soil to confirm that the potting mix is dry before slowly reintroducing watering.

Too much intense direct sunlight can cause the leaves on your Aluminium Plant to fade. Move your plant to a slightly shadier spot in your home.

If the leaves throughout your Aluminium Plant are turning yellow and looked quite scorched then it may be caused by too much sunlight.

However, if the occasional bottom leaf on your Aluminium Plant turns yellow then this is most probably caused by natural ageing.

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