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Apoballis 'Purple Sword'

Apoballis 'Purple Sword'

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Description: Apoballis 'Purple Sword' is an exotic plant known for its striking purple foliage and unique sword-shaped leaves. This variety is prized for its ornamental value and makes a bold statement in any indoor or outdoor garden. Apoballis 'Purple Sword' is relatively low-maintenance and adds a touch of drama to any plant collection.

🌿 Botanical Name: Apoballis 'Purple Sword'

🐾 Pet Warning: Apoballis plants, including 'Purple Sword', are non-toxic to pets.

💧 Care Level: Easy. Apoballis 'Purple Sword' is relatively low-maintenance and requires minimal care to thrive.

📏 Approximate Size: Apoballis 'Purple Sword' can grow to about 12-24 inches (30-60 cm) in height, with leaves reaching up to 12-18 inches (30-45 cm) in length.

🌞 Light: Apoballis 'Purple Sword' prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, especially in the morning or late afternoon, but avoid intense midday sun to prevent leaf burn.

💧 Water: Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, typically once a week during the growing season. Reduce watering frequency in the winter months.

💦 Humidity: Apoballis 'Purple Sword' prefers moderate to high humidity levels. Increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly or placing a humidifier nearby, especially in dry indoor environments.

🌡️ Temperature: Apoballis 'Purple Sword' prefers temperatures between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). Protect it from cold drafts and temperature extremes.

❄️ Hardiness: Apoballis 'Purple Sword' is not cold-hardy and should be protected from temperatures below 50°F (10°C).

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed Apoballis 'Purple Sword' with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing in the winter months.

🔄 Re-potting: Repot Apoballis 'Purple Sword' every 1-2 years or when it outgrows its container. Use a well-draining potting mix and a slightly larger pot.

🌱 Propagation: Apoballis 'Purple Sword' can be propagated by division or stem cuttings. Ensure each division or cutting has several healthy roots and plant it in a suitable potting mix.

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