Whenever someone sees the Geo Plant for the first time, they believe its not of this world. This alien superstar is called Geogenanthus Ciliatus also known as the Geo plant. Native to the rainforests of South America, this rare pet-friendly plant will add interest and dimension to your houseplant collection. Distinctive and dramatic, the Geo features leathery, shiny, almost black leaves with neon pinkish purple veins. Its relatively a new houseplant for North American plant parents, having previously only been available to plant collectors. Though the Geo may appear to be a Drama Queen, its relatively easy to care for. With proper care, if it’s really happy, it will surprise you with small purplish blooms.
Thrives in bright indirect sunlight and consistent moisture. Avoid extended exposure to direct sunlight which may cause its leaves to scorch. Thrives in both natural and artificial lighting conditions.
Water 2-3 times per week and add water every time the top of the soil feels dry to the touch. Prefers moist soil, not soggy. Requires higher than average household humidity.
Sick Plant Signs
Yellow leaves: The oldest leaves may yellow as the plant produces new growth. This is normal, and any yellowing leaves can be removed with clean, sharp snips.
Leaf drop: Thirsty plant, low light
Wilted leaf, leaf curl, dry potting mix: Underwatering, low humidity