Geogenanthus Ciliatus
Plant Care

Geogenanthus Ciliatus

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Geogenanthus Ciliatus Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to low light.
Watering needs:Check the soil weekly and water if top quarter is dry. 
Fertilizer:A balanced feed monthly in the spring and summer months.
Soil:Add 20% perlite to normal potting compost.
Humidity:60%.
Temperature:12 -25°C (54-77°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Common issues:Lack of humidity, sun burn.

Introduction

Originally from South America and known for its impressive round glossy leaves, the Geogenanthus Ciliatus is impressive with its purple hue. 

See also: Fittonia, Jewel Orchid Ludisia Discolor, Jewel Orchid Macodes Petola.

Geogenanthus Ciliatus Light Needs

Medium to low light is fine for these plants, they do not want to be in direct sun as it will burn them.

How Often to Water

Check the soil weekly and water them if the to quarter of the  soil is dry. They want to stay moist but not be soggy.

Fertiliser

You can feed them a balanced feed monthly in the spring and summer months.

Soil

Add 20% perlite to normal potting compost for a well draining mix that will reduce the risk of root rot. 

When To Repot

Check the plant’s roots each year in spring and repot it if they are getting crowded. 

Humidity

These guys need 60% at a minimum. They do best when given more. 

Temperature

12 -25°C (54-77°F).

How To Propagate Geogenanthus Ciliatus

Take stem cuttings with at least one node and one leaf and roots them in water. Then pot them up in soil once the roots have become established. 

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

Geogenanthus Ciliatus FAQs and Common Problems

Common issues include lack of humidity which leads to leaves crisping, as well as sunburn, these plants like low light and high humidity. 

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