6in Geogenanthus Ciliatus
Any average houseplant potting mixture is acceptable for Geogenanthus Ciliatus. I would suggest an African violet potting mix. You can use any of the following recipes depending on the ingredients available:
- Two parts peat moss, one part vermiculite and one part perlite.
- One part peat moss with one part vermiculite or perlite.
- One part African Violet potting mix, one part peat moss and one part perlite or vermiculite.
Another recipe is to go for a loam-based heavy potting mixture that contains peat moss and sand.
This rare plant will require a slightly acidic to neutral soil so keep the soil pH from 6.1-7.3. If you want to grow it outside, I would recommend USDA hardiness zones 10a to 12.
This attractive species has truly exceptional foliage. But you need to put in some effort to maintain the beauty of this plant, and watering is one of the most important features. This plant comes from a mesic habitat; therefore, it needs a regular water supply.
As an outdoor plant, this species will succeed in moderate shade where it is protected from direct sun rays.
For indoor cultivation, choose a dim spot within your house. I would suggest giving partial or dappled sunlight as light is important for the coloration of the leaves.