Schismatoglottis Wallichi, aka Drop Tongue Plant, is another rare aroid with oblong-shaped foliage, each leaf containing wrinkles, or fan-like folds. As the leaves mature, the central, pale green marking actually expands to be a heart-shaped band surrounding the perimeter of each leaf. If you have a Chinese Evergreen or Homalomena and it is doing well, you will definitely be able to care for one of these beauties.
They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will do well in medium light but will grow faster with brighter light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
They will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate a little bit of humidity if provided, give them a mist daily or get a humidifier.
It is important to keep them watered during the active growing period, but be sure to water according to the light levels the plant is in and to let the water drain after doing so. Also, cut back on watering during the winter months, allowing the soil to mostly dry out. A well-draining media is key here!
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.