September  2022 Plant of the Month from our monthly newsletter:  “African mask” plant

​Here is my African Mask. It is truly one of my favorite house plants. It is one of the most popular plants grown indoors. It must be watered consistently, but not waterlogged.

My first experience with this plant is it went through a phase where it appeared that it had died, and I even tossed one out once. They have a growing and resting cycle and after I read up on them, I realized that my plant wasn't dead but just resting.

I think they are elegant to look at and their leaves live a long time. I believe the most important thing for this plant is to maintain it around 70 degrees, and put it in indirect light. I have mine in an east window. 


Submitted by Member and Co-Vice President Penny Terstegge