When it comes to light, Starlight loves to bask in the spotlight! Give it bright indirect light or even some partial sunlight, and you’ll see its golden variegation shine like never before.
Now, let’s talk about moisture and soil. Starlight prefers soil that’s moist but well-drained, especially during warmer seasons. Don’t worry, though—it’s adaptable and can handle different conditions. Just make sure not to drown it in soggy soil.
In terms of growth, Starlight is a tree-like shrub that can thrive in medium to larger apartments, homes, or spacious gardens. Its root system can be a bit aggressive, so keep it away from water pipes. But here’s the fun part: you can easily shape and prune it into a topiary or even a bonsai! It’s like having your very own living work of art. Feed it with a general-purpose fertilizer from spring to autumn, and watch it flourish.
When it comes to temperature and humidity, Starlight loves warm and humid environments, making it a perfect indoor companion. However, if you live in frost-free Northern New Zealand, you can also enjoy its beauty outdoors.
Now, here’s something important to know: Starlight is a bit of a diva when it comes to toxicity. It’s toxic to both pets and people, so be sure to keep it away from any nibblers. And when you’re pruning, watch out for the sticky white sap—it’s not something you want on your skin!
At Plant and Pot NZ, we want to ensure you have the best experience with your Starlight. Please note that the plant sizes in the photos are just examples, and the actual plants may vary. They might be a bit smaller in winter and spring but still similar in size to the examples. We’re constantly updating our pictures to reflect any significant differences, so you can trust us to deliver a beautiful plant to your door.