How to care for your Butterfly Plant
Use these instructions to care for a Butterfly Plant. This guide will tell you how to water a Butterfly Plant; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.
Your butterfly plant loves bright, indirect sunlight. It can withstand medium to low light, but may not flourish.
The butterfly plant loves to stay moist. Water when 50% of the soil volume is dry. Always water thoroughly until it comes out of the drainage hole and discard excess water in the saucer. Try not to get water on your plant’s leaves as this can cause mildew to form on the foliage.
Your butterfly plant does well in average household humidity. However, if the air is very dry it will appreciate the occasional misting.
The butterfly plant thrives in normal indoor temperatures of 65°F-85°F. Try not to let the plant get too cold and keep it away from drafty areas.
Fertilize once a month during the growing season. Always water before fertilizing to avoid it burning the roots.
The butterfly plant is toxic to animals and humans if ingested.
Butterfly plants are susceptible to spider mites. To treat the plant, spray with Neem oil or insecticidal soap on the foliage and repeat weekly until infestation is clear.