This easy to care for plant can adapt to all kinds of conditions (as long as its warm), making it a popular houseplant. he Silver Sword has large silver, almost metallic-looking foliage. The juvenile leaves on the Silver Sword start as a pale metallic grey and become a deeper blue colour as the plant matures.
Keep moist during the warmer month periods and generally drier during the winter cooler months. The more variegation the leaf has, the more sensitive it is to bright sunlight.
Feeding your indoor plants
Don’t let your plants get hangry! To get the best out of your plants, you will need to feed them some food. A good balanced fertiliser (plant food) will provide plants with all the nutrients they need to grow more leaves and help them stay strong. When the plant is actively growing during the warmer months, it needs a bit more food and water. During the slow growing season (cooler winter months) your plant doesn’t eat or drink as much (no extra winter layer of fat for these babies). Fertiliser (plant food) can be applied as granular slow release pellets or as a liquid. A bit more chilled out about your plants? Some granular products last 3-6 months which make them ideal for indoor plants and busy people. Hard-core plant-mum? Liquid fertiliser maybe be best as it gives you better control over the amount fed and when. Obviously, follow the label on your preferred fertiliser (plant food) for your baby. Sometimes it’s ok to be a helicopter parent – respond to your plant’s needs. Moral of the story, if it is grow