Xanthosoma Violaceum "Nelumbogarden Twist"
The Xanthosoma Violaceum "Nelumbogarden Twist" is a plant that continuously varies in leaf colors. Every leaf is different. You buy a plant as shown in the picture, each plant has 2 to 3 leaves. Each plant is unique / plants differ from each other.
Leaf: Leaves reach a length of 50 up to 80 cm
Height: Xanthosoma Violaceum "Nelumbogarden Twist" can reach a height of 100 up to 150 cm.
After arrival, the plant needs a period to acclimate of at least 2 months. It is strongly advised not to remove the plant from its pot.
Shipping times may differ due to the large quantity of orders and weather conditions. During the cold months we send our plants with a Heat Pack if needed. We keep a close eye on the weather forecasts.
Due to the large large quantity of orders, adding plants to existing orders is not possible.
ATTENTION; We pack and ship our plants very carefully, damage to a leaf or discoloration is not covered by the guarantee.
Nelumbogarden packs and ships its plants very carefully. We use sturdy cardboard boxes and pack with kraft paper. It is possible for soil to fall out of the pot or a leaf to break during transport. We do not guarantee these two points. We ask you to open the box carefully and not with a knife or sharp object. Carefully remove the (kraft) paper. Some plants lower their leaves in the dark, these are restored within a few days. Due to changes in the season, the plants may differ from the plant shown in the photo.
Our company does not work with chemical pesticides, we use biological pest control by means of beneficial insects that eliminate the harmful ones. Despite careful checking, an insect can travel in the package, these are completely harmless and contribute to a better and healthy environment. We only pack our plants in recycled paper. We limit the use of plastic to a minimum.
Care Xanthosoma Violaceum "Nelumbogarden Twist":
The Xanthosoma uses little water, but it is important that the soil remains moist and certainly not dried out. Root rot can occur with too much water (wet feet).
The Xanthosoma is undemanding to its location. As long as it is not placed directly in bright sunlight. Xanthosoma can be placed as a houseplant or in the summer as a garden plant. Xanthosoma cannot tolerate temperatures below 15 degrees.
Xanthosoma Violaceum "Nelumbogarden Twist" can be fertilized every two weeks in the summer months with a light fertilizer. Fertilization is hardly necessary in autumn and winter. Growth then slows down and the plant consumes few nutrients.
The Xanthosoma Violaceum "Nelumbogarden Twist" does not grow very fast, but as with all plants, it is wise to give the plant a larger pot once every few years. This allows the roots to grow further and some fresh soil also gives the plant extra nutrients. It is best to repot at the end of winter or early spring, so that the plant has enough time to gain strength for the new season.
The Xanthosoma is sensitive to too much water. If your Xanthosoma gets brown leaves, it is most likely because it is getting too much water. Yellowish leaves that droop are often a sign that the plant finds it a bit too light in its current location. You can safely cut off brown leaves.
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