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Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Albo Variegated Paragon


A Spectacular Houseplant: Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Albo Variegated Paragon

The Rhaphidophora tetrasperma, commonly known as the white paragon or dragon tree, is an impressive houseplant that makes a bold statement in any room. An undemanding houseplant, the Raphidophora tetrasperma has few care requirements and doesn’t require much watering.

However, to keep your plant healthy and thriving, you should pay attention to water quality and quantity, humidity levels and light levels, temperature and air flow throughout the year to keep your plant thriving in any environment. Learn more about the Rhaphidophora tetrasperma below!

What is the name of this plant?

Rhaphidophora tetrasperma albo variegata is a spectacular houseplant that you can find in larger hardware stores and garden centers. Commonly referred to as rhaphi, or by its scientific name, rhaphidophora tetrasperma albo variegata, this plant was originally grown in Japan but is now cultivated throughout many tropical regions including South America and Australia. It’s not surprising that these plants have become so popular among gardeners worldwide. First of all, their leaves are quite stunning and brightly colored. In addition to being undeniably beautiful, these plants are also quite easy to maintain and care for making them an ideal addition to any office environment or home decor.


Is Rhaphidophora tetrasperma easy to grow?

Whether it’s because of its variegated leaves or small size, there is no denying that rhaphidophora tetrasperma albo variegata is one spectacular plant. Native to Malaysia and Singapore, it can be grown indoors in full sunlight. Of course, if your environment doesn’t allow for that much light, you might want to consider another gorgeous houseplant. So let’s take a look at what exactly makes rhaphidophora tetrasperma so attractive and whether or not it’s a good fit for your home.

What size should I buy it at?

The best time to plant your Rhaphidophora tetrasperma is in early spring, after its natural dormancy period. If you buy it at a florist, it should be three to four inches in diameter. However, if you find a larger specimen, don’t worry—as long as it’s still healthy, you can transplant it. It will grow quickly once transplanted into soil and sunlight. One of these plants will last you many years with proper care; but if one dies or gets sickly, just dig up another one of your rhizomes and transplant that!

How much sunlight does it need?

Your aloe plant should get plenty of sunlight every day, but not direct sunlight. Bright, indirect light is best for your rhaphidophora tetrasperma albo variegata plant. Make sure it gets several hours of sunlight daily—more if you live in a particularly hot area or have a lot of other plants nearby. Protect from high heat or exposure to direct sunlight.

How much sunlight do I need to grow tetrasperma?: The rhaphidophora tetrasperma albo variegata paragon houseplant does best in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate full sun but should be protected from hot afternoon sunlight.

If placed near a sunny window, spray it regularly with water to prevent brown spots on its leaves. When growing your plant, don’t place it where direct sunlight will hit its leaves directly. This plant prefers medium-to-low humidity and temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it can tolerate higher temperatures as long as they aren’t sustained for long periods of time.

Be sure to use warm water when watering your plant and avoid letting its soil dry out completely between watering sessions. When grown indoors, keep your rhaphidophora tetrasperma albo variegata paragon houseplant away from heaters or air conditioners so that they don’t get too cold or too hot while they are resting at night or during periods of inactivity throughout the day.

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When do I water it and how much water should I give it?

The R. tetrasperma albo variegated paragon houseplant is a hardy plant, requiring only moderate watering to thrive. Water it once or twice a week and make sure that each watering session lasts for 10–15 minutes. If you live in an area with very high humidity, you can skip a week between waterings.
However, if your environment is arid or dry, be sure to increase your frequency of watering sessions accordingly (every day or every other day). Be careful not to overwater plants—most issues with them are caused by inadequate drainage in planters and pots.
When in doubt, wait until soil dries out before watering again.
While it’s important to know when to water your plant, knowing how much water to give it is just as crucial. While too much water will drown your rhaphidophora tetrasperma albo variegata , under-watering can cause its leaves to turn yellow and fall off. Start by filling up a measuring cup with enough water so that all of its roots are submerged; then pour out any excess liquid from around its base so that soil doesn’t become saturated and begin leaking out from under its potting container. This will help ensure even distribution of moisture throughout all parts of its root system, encouraging healthy growth.

When do I fertilize it?

Ideally, you should fertilize a rhaphidophora tetrasperma albo variegata every two weeks during its active growing season. Any less than that and your plants may become stunted. Less than once a month and your plant won’t have enough nutrients to develop properly. Remember that even though it is active in spring and summer, it will still need nourishment in autumn and winter months when not as much is going on at its roots level. In fact, many people choose to leave their R. tetrasperma albo variegata outside over winter where they can be exposed to more sunlight and grow stronger before being brought back inside in spring. Just make sure you bring them indoors before temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit so they don’t freeze!

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When do I repot it?

The repotting process is one that every experienced gardener dreads, and one that new gardeners should take with a grain of salt. Repotting a plant doesn’t just let you give it more space, it can also improve its health by giving it fresh soil. While not every plant needs to be repotted regularly (some only need to be repotted once per year), if your houseplant seems to be becoming cramped or root bound, don’t hesitate. Keep in mind that certain plants grow very slowly, and could remain in their same pot for years without needing repotting.

Do I prune this plant, and if so, when should I prune it and how should I prune it?

Pruning a plant can be confusing, especially when you aren’t sure whether you should be pruning it at all. As a general rule of thumb, always remove dead or dying growth first, then remove any other branches that are crossing or growing in an awkward manner. Always cut back to a set of healthy leaves and prune offshoots back to where they originate from on your main stem (this will cause branching). Ideally, your pruning should resemble an upside-down Y shape. If you keep these tips in mind when trimming your plants, you can help encourage more side branching and overall fullness on your houseplants. You can also stimulate new growth by slightly misting them with water about 10 minutes before cutting them back.

Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Albo Variegated Paragon

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The Phytosanitary certificate issued is a basic certificate that satisfies plant import requirements for most countries (USA, Canada, Hongkong, Japan etc).

For countries with specific requirements such as lab tests, there will be additional fees payable.

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