Spathicarpa sp., Spathicarpa

Spathicarpa sp.

Family: Araceae
Origin: South America
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular water

Members of this genus are typically small shrubs or perennials that grow to between 2 to 5 feet in height. They are commonly grown in USDA Zone 9-11 and prefer semi-shaded areas that are not too exposed to direct sunlight. Spathicarpa also require a regular supply of water but should be avoided from having consistently wet soils.

When growing Spathicarpa in pots, it is important to use soil that drains well and is amended with plenty of compost or peat moss. If the plant is grown in colder climates, it is best to bring the pot indoors during the winter months and water sparingly. For best results, use a well-fertilized potting mix and fertilize monthly with a liquid feeder to keep the plant in optimal health.

Spathicarpa can be propagated by dividing the rootball and transplanted as needed. Once planted, they will require minimal care and can soon be enjoyed with minimal fuss. With its unique and exotic look, these plants are a great addition to any garden and can be used to make a dramatic statement.

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Spathicarpa sp., Spathicarpa

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