Light: Oxmosylon prefers very bright light or some direct sun. Brighter light induces more variegation and bright colors on the leaves of variegated forms. Avoid mid-day hot sun rays.
Water: Provide evenly moist soil; water when the top portion becomes dry to the touch. If the soil becomes too dry the plant will begin to wilt, but at the same time it’s important to avoid overwatering. Keep soil moist, not soggy, and allow soil to dry down about 20-30% below the surface before watering.
Environment: A warm environment with mild humidity is important for these plants. Cool temperatures below 50 degrees will cause the plant to drop leaves. Do not place it near an AC vent or a heat source as these will cause a dry environment around the plant. When these devices are in use in the home, supplemental humidity may be needed.
Toxicity: Reported to be non-toxic.
*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting.