The maladre plantwhose scientific name is Chlorophytum comosum, is one of the most sought after species by all lovers of gardening. It is that this species has leaves that stand out for their beauty, which is why it is also known as a love ribbon or bow. It is a specimen from South Africa that requires different techniques to sprout in the best way. Consequently, today we will give you specific recommendations for plant care of this type.
The malamadre is a hanging plant, perfect for home decoration because it brings light and freshness. It is perfect for those who do not have much of a hand in the gardening since it is very resistant. However, this species is not exempt from pest attacks, so we must keep an eye on specific techniques for its optimal development.
How to care for a malamadre plant?
The first thing to keep in mind with the maladre plant is that they love sunlight, but indirectly, although it also develops very well in the shade or semi-shade. It likes warm climates and can withstand minimum temperatures of -2ºC and maximum temperatures of 30ºC. However, we must know that if we notice the dry tips of its leaves it will be due to excess sun or lack of humidity.
Between the plant care specific to the malamadre we find irrigation, which should be done twice a week in spring and three times in summer. Along the same lines, you have to be careful not to overdo it since it does not support waterlogging. In addition, experts recommend improving the state of the substrate with a liquid fertilizer added to the irrigation water. The latter will have to be done twice a month in spring and summer.
Lastly, with regard to pests that affect the plant bad mother the presence of aphids and mealybugs stands out, which can be detected and combated with insecticide. They can also be affected by the red spider mite, which is recognized because the leaves are dull and turn gray. To combat it, simply remove the affected leaves, thus being the job of gardening easiest and most effective possible.