Piggyback Houseplant - Tomiea menziesii House Plant

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This is a cute one! A novel feature of the piggyback plant is its means of propagation. Its common name may give you a hint. Piggybacks develop buds at the base of each leaf where it meets the leaf stalk (petiole). New plants develop a “piggyback” style off the parent leaf, forcing it to bend under the weight and touch the ground. The new piggyback will then develop roots and become a new separate plant. To propagate at home, simply push a leaf into some soil medium where it will easily root.

Whether using piggyback plants in a hanging basket or pot, place them in an area of indirect bright, moderate or low light. An east or west exposure is best. Keep the soil evenly moist. Check daily and water only when necessary. Do not let your piggyback houseplant sit in water. Fertilize piggyback plants each month between May and September with a liquid fertilizer, following the instructions of the manufacturer. Thereafter, feed the piggyback every six to eight weeks for the remainder of the year. This extremely tolerant plant will survive an array of temperatures, but prefers a temperature above 70 F. (21 C.) during the day and 50 to 60 F. (10-16 C.) at night.

We package and ship our plants with the utmost care. However, we cannot be responsible for damage during shipping. Not every plant will look exactly like the picture, as all plants are unique, but we strive to keep them consistent.

Orders placed Sunday through Tuesday will be shipped the next day (excluding holidays). Orders placed on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be shipped out the following Monday (excluding holidays). This is in best interest of the plants.

Plants shipped in winter usually do great. One of the most important keys to the success of the plant's arrival is that the plant is is brought in immediately upon delivery. If on the off chance, you do receive a plant that is in poor condition, please email us pictures that SAME DAY your plant is received and we will replace, credit, or refund you the purchase price of the plant.

Replacements, credits and refunds are only available during the winter months( Nov- Feb) if priority mail and a warmer are purchased.