Rhaphidophora cryptantha is a rare shingling aroid from Southeast Asia with silvery blue-green leaves, lined with striking silver venation. Nicknamed the Shingle Plant along with a few other close relatives, this climbing plant's foliage lies flat against a tree, rather than fanning outwards. Our Rhaphidophora cryptantha are rooted in soil and allowed to begin shingling up a cedar board. As they climb, the foliage will continue to grow larger, and, provided sufficient humidity, to lie flat against its climbing surface.
• Light: Bright, indirect light
• Water: Water when the top 1-2" of soil feels dry
• Considerations: Incorporate a taller board or moss pole when repotting so your plant can continue to climb. High humidity encourages continued shingling
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Rhaphidophora cryptantha that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 4" nursery pot with a wooden climbing board. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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