Dragon's Tail | Plant Care Guide

Dragon's Tail

These are one of the best beginner plants cos of how easy going they are, much like their cousin, the devil’s ivy.

Scientific name: Epiprennum pinnatum

Difficulty level: easy

Light

Medium indirect sunlight, but the more indirect light, the faster they will grow.

Water

Allow the top of the soil to dry out 2 inches between waters. The trick to watering is using lukewarm water and not allowing the running tap to pour directly onto the stem of the plant. Or you can allow the plant to sit in a few cms of water for an hour so that it can take up water from the bottom. Don’t leave him sitting with water in the drip tray though, cos like most plants, they hate wet feet.

Maintenance

Feed with a slow-release fertiliser once every six months following the instructions on the packet (remember, when you receive a plant from Green Assembly, it has enough slow-release fertiliser to last the first 6 months). During the warmer months, they like a drink of the stinky liquid fish stuff (like Seasol) every second or third month, again be sure to follow the dilution instructions on the packet. Then sit back and watch him sprout fresh new leaves.

Watch out! This guy is toxic to pets and mini me’s if eaten.

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