Plant Care Aphelandra 'Snow White'

Aphelandra 'Snow White'

Taxonomy

Aphelandra squarrosa 'Snow White'
Aphelandra
Acanthaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Aphelandra 'Snow White'

💦 Water

How often to water your Aphelandra 'Snow White'

Water needs for Aphelandra 'Snow White'
0.5 cups
every 9

Aphelandra 'Snow White' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Aphelandra 'Snow White'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Aphelandra 'Snow White' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Aphelandra 'Snow White': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Aphelandra 'Snow White' may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Aphelandra 'Snow White' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Aphelandra 'Snow White'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Aphelandra 'Snow White': repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Aphelandra 'Snow White' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Aphelandra 'Snow White' prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Aphelandra 'Snow White' Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Aphelandra 'Snow White' may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Aphelandra 'Snow White' Light Requirements →

Aphelandra 'Snow White' Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Aphelandra 'Snow White' doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

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🪴 Soil

Aphelandra 'Snow White' does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Aphelandra 'Snow White' →

When and How to Successfully Repot Aphelandra 'Snow White' →


💩 Fertilizer

Aphelandra 'Snow White' should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Aphelandra 'Snow White' is native to the tropical Americas.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Aphelandra 'Snow White'

Aphelandra 'Snow White'

Aphelandra 'Snow White'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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