With their long tendrils and distinct leaves, the Lady Valentine variety of Chinese Evergreen makes a dramatic contrast to the rest of your greenery. Its lush appearance and fresh growth make the Lady Valentine a popular choice for plant parents. These adaptable and hardy plants are a dream for the new plant parent!
Lady Valentine like to be moist, but not saturated or dry. It does not do well with drought! Water when the top 1-2 inches are dry, which you can figure out by using a moisture meter or poking your finger into the dirt up to your first knuckle. Make sure to empty the drainage tray as well, so it is not left sitting in water. Reduce watering in the winter months.
Light and humidity
Lady Valentine are tolerant plants, so they can handle a little bit of abuse every now and again because they enjoy medium light (think within five feet of a window). They prefer humidity levels of 75% or higher.
Soil and fertilizer
Keep the Lady Valentine in clean, well-draining soil. It is imperative that the soil drains well, otherwise it can lead to root rot. Make sure to empty the drainage tray as well, so it is not left sitting in water. Lady Valentine can be fertilized in the spring through the fall, but not during the winter, which is their dormant period.
Cleaning and pruning
Clean the leaves of your Lady Valentine by gently wiping it with water and a soft cloth. Trim off dead or dying leaves with sharp, clean scissors.
Lady Valentine can be propagated from cuttings placed directly into soil, making them simple to grow. For an added boost, you can dip the edge of the stems into a growth hormone before potting.
Repotting should occur every year to get fresh nutrients to the plant. Try to repot during the spring or summer, during the growing season.
A great gift for a new or experienced parent, Lady Valentines are a funky addition to any collection. They need medium, indirect light and regular cleaning. Lady Valentine is toxic to pets, so keep them out of the reach of your furry friends!