Native Distribution

French Polynesia.

Key Attributes

The leaves are variegated green with a cream border. The Snow Queen grows well in bright, indirect sunlight but will also tolerate low light conditions. Snow Queens are drought tolerant and don't require a lot of water. Allow the top layer of soil to dry between waterings. Because of the hardiness and low maintenance, this makes it a popular choice for beginner gardeners.

Care Mode

Incredibly easy plant to grow. If tips of leaves go brown, increase air humidity or take the plant away from draughty locations. Fertilise during the warmer months. Remove big keikis otherwise it will stop producing fresh leaves or more keikis.

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