What Is A Jewel Box Plant? - Knowledgebase Question

Cleveland, TN
Question by Ridgeback197
May 19, 2001
Hi there! I bought a plant that is called a Jewel Box. I'm not sure what the Scientific name is but would like to know! Can you help? Thanxs so much-Kat Wiley


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Answer from NGA
May 19, 2001

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If it's an indoor plant, it's Bertolonia marmorata. These plants have heart-shaped leaves which are mossy green and furry. Some varieties have white stripes, and others have leaves splashed with silver. Care is easy - keep warm (minimum 60F in winter), provide bright light in winter; semi-shade in summer (no direct sun), mist leaves daily and keep soil moist but not soggy wet.

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