These incredible pink houseplants are actually really easy to care for and are great for new plant parents looking for something a bit different to add to their urban jungle!
I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.
I don’t like my soil to be too dry or too soggy. Little and often is what I’m after.
Please make sure the air isn’t too dry, otherwise, I won’t be a happy plant.
I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it will retain the right amount of water.
Whether you're looking to make sure your Moses in the Cradle is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.
Moses in the Cradle plants love bright spots in your home and can deal with some direct light. However, you want to keep this to only a couple hours a day maximum. Bright but indirect light is best as there is no risk or damaging or scorching the leaves.
As with most houseplants, you want to water your Moses in the Cradle plant more in the warmer summer months than winter. We recommend watering around weekly in summer but make sure the top of the soil is dry before watering again. Each plant is different due to size, environment so you have to see what works for your individual Moses in the Cradle plant.
One thing that is super important to do when caring for a Moses in the Cradle plant is boost the humidity. You can do this by misting the plant with a spray bottle, using a pebble tray or buying a humidifier.
Moses in the Cradle plants don’t like really warm temperatures so we always recommend average room temperature. They can deal with a little cooler temperatures at night no problem!
We recommend fertilising your Moses in the Cradle once a month during the growth period of spring and summer. Use a water-soluble fertiliser at half the recommended strength to avoid fertiliser burn and fading of the leaves.
The easiest way to propagate a Moses in the Cradle plant is by dividing the various shoots of the mother plant. You want to make sure each section has a good amount of the healthy root system for success.
Unfortunately, Moses in the Cradle plants can cause skin and stomach irritation in pets if they come into a lot of contact with it or eat a lot of the leaves.
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.
If you notice the leaf tips on your Moses in the Cradle plant turning brown then it indicates a lack of humidity. There are a few easy ways to give the humidity level a boost including misting, pebble trays and humidifiers.
If your Moses in the Cradle plant is getting too much direct sunlight then this can cause the leaves to lose colour. The best thing to do is move it to a slightly shadier spot in your home and monitor how much light it is getting throughout the day.
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