Mahogany Plants are darlings of landscapers. Their scientific name is a mouthful – Trichilia Emetica. Millions buy this plant for its deep green shiny foliage; you should too.
Mahogany has feather-shaped leaves with clusters on each stem, mostly in groups of seven. They are glossy, a deep, almost blackish green, and a more upright grower.
They originated in South Africa and have a pretty forgiving nature. For people prone to overwatering plants, they are a perfect choice. They are not bothered by over-irrigation as they thrive in water.
It is easy for them to adapt to varied light conditions, including the stark fluorescent office lighting. This makes them an excellent choice for any workspace.
Horticulture experts approve mahogany plants for multipurpose interior design. You can use them to fill empty corners or as a stand-alone, eye-catching centerpiece. You can bring a foresty feeling to your space by adding this fast-growing plant.
Mahogany’s prettiness is exactly the boost your interior decor craves. Their rich-green leaf pigments make them well-adjusted, which translates well indoors. These floor plants grow up to 6ft. Rotating helps them grow evenly on all sides.
Light and Temperature Requirements – Moderate natural and artificial light is excellent for growth. Though mahogany plants prefer medium light, they can survive in low light too. Direct sun exposure is a no-no for this plant as too much sun can scorch its gorgeous leaves. The plant grows well at 64-78 Fahrenheit. Don’t forget to check for dryness during summers.
Soil Requirements – Mahogany prefers its soil to be well-moist but not soggy at all times. Use well-drained soil for this plant. A moisture-retentive, organic potting mix aids its growth.
Water Requirements – As a water-loving plant, mahogany plants are sensitive to underwatering. When dry, the new leaves on the plant will start curling. They might even turn yellow. Mahogany thrives on a lot of water and needs frequent water checks. You can use a self-watering planter for it. Or place a saucer beneath the plant to hold excess water.
Food Requirements – Make use of a well-balanced organic fertilizer for this fast-growing plant. Feed it once a month through winter and fall. And once a month during summer and spring.
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