Updated at: 10-06-2022 - By: Sienna Lewis

How to Care for Exotic Angel Plants

Step 1

Decide where you want to put the building. The majority of Exotic Angel Plants need shaded or partial sunshine to thrive.

Step 2

Every day, give your Exotic Angel Plants a good misting with a hose. Tropical in nature, Exotic Angel Plants do well in conditions of high relative humidity (RH).

Step 3

With lukewarm water, water your plant twice a week. Watering requirements can vary, just as light requirements. Keep an eye out for how well your particular plant responds to watering.

Step 4

Once a month, apply a fertilizer that contains one part nitrogen, two parts phosphorus, and one part potassium to your Exotic Angel Plant. In order to get the most out of your plant, you should fertilize it the day after you water it.

Step 5

Plants that are exposed to light through a window can become unbalanced, so rotate them every few days.

Due to the wide range of species, each of these plants has different nutritional and care requirements.

If you don’t know how to care for your Exotic Angel® plant or if you purchase a plant without a care tag implanted in the soil, these care guidelines are a good place to start. It’s not uncommon for Exotic Angel® plants to lose their tags, which indicate the plant’s name and care instructions.

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Generally speaking, bright, indirect sunshine is ideal for the vast majority of tropical plant species. This means that they are not directly exposed to the sun’s rays, but they are near a bright window.

It’s best to position a plant in an east-facing window, but a south- or west-facing window can also work if the plant isn’t directly in the path of the scorching afternoon sun.

Light-loving types like as ficus could struggle in the north-facing window, but low-light options such as peperomia, pothos, or a nerve plant could thrive here.

Begin by placing your Exotic Angel® plant in bright, indirect light and relocate it to a lower-light room as soon as you notice the plant’s colors becoming washed-out.


Exotic Angel® plants require soil that is evenly damp, but not soggy, depending on the type. Watering is done when the soil’s top few inches have dried.

Succulents, pothos, and dracaenas, which are drought-tolerant, may require less water. When planting these types, wait until the top half of the soil is dry before planting.

Water ferns and other water-loving plants when the top inch of soil is completely dry.

If you’re unsure of the variety, water when the top three inches of soil are completely dry. Observe the leaves: Are they drooping, or are they beginning to turn brown? If so, water them more. It’s time to cut back on the amount of water you give your plants.

To ensure that the roots of your Exotic Angel® plant are never submerged in water, be sure to use a pot with drainage holes.


Most Exotic Angel® plants in the tropics thrive in moist environments. (An ideal humidity level is between 40 and 50 percent.) To boost humidity, try placing the plant in a pebble or humidity tray, using a humidifier nearby, or grouping plants together.

There are other types, like dragon trees, that don’t require a lot of water. Be on the lookout for dry areas on your plant’s leaves, even if your watering schedule is perfect.

Potting Mix

Potting mix for any Exotic Angel® plant should be quick draining, thoroughly aerated and not too wet.

Cactus mix with added perlite is a safe bet for most types of cacti. Don’t be afraid to add a little more perlite or bark chips to the soil if your Exotic Angel® plants are drought-tolerant. Indoor potting mix with a bit additional peat works well with water-loving types like ferns.

Our Monstera Potting Mix is ideal for aroids like pothos, philodendrons, and peace lilies since it provides the proper combination of drainage and moisture retention for aroids, as well as being incredibly nutritional!

The same reasons apply to our Fiddle Leaf Fig Potting Mix for planting ficus and other trees. If you’re looking for something that drains quickly and keeps most plants well-hydrated between waterings (and it is!), this potting soil is a great option.


Fertilizing your Exotic Angel® plant on a regular basis is essential because it might use up all the nutrients in its pot within months!

All-purpose liquid fertilizer Indoor Plant Food is our top pick since it’s easy to use, there’s no need to keep track of a fertilization schedule, and it’s suitable for nearly every Exotic Angel® plant variety. Just avoid using it on succulents. They need different kinds of nutrients, of course!

Indoor Plant Food can be added to your watering can each week to ensure a consistent supply of nutrients for your Exotic Angel® plants.

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Exotic Angel® plants can be propagated in a number of methods.

Cuttings can be used to propagate vines like pothos, monstera, philodendron, arrow plant, and nerve plants. Leaves should be placed in water with the cut end entirely submerged, but the leaves should not come into contact with the liquid.

The cutting can be protected from infection by using a rooting hormone or Propagation Promoter. Within a few weeks, you’ll start to see new roots sprout! Care for the cutting as if it were a mature plant after the roots are an inch long.

Separation can be used to propagate other plants, such as peace lilies and croton. To propagate new, smaller plants, just remove the larger one from the pot and gently cut or pull apart the root ball. Care for the new plants the same way you always do.

Common Problems

When it comes to diagnosing your Exotic Angel® plant, a general knowledge of houseplant diseases will be helpful!

Here are a few things to keep an eye out for:

If you notice soft stems and brown blotches, you may be overwatering or under-lighting your plants. Make sure the soil isn’t overly damp by checking it out if you observe this. In order to determine whether the root ball is sufficiently moist, you may have to remove the plant from its pot or use a moisture meter.

If you find that the problem is due to overwatering, make sure that your pot and soil have adequate drainage. Make sure that the plant is in a pot with soil that drains well. Don’t overwater your plant and give it plenty of light.

Your Exotic Angel® plant may have root rot if it has soft stems, stinky dirt, and brown spots.

Take out the pot and prune any roots that are discolored, mushy, or smelling. Repot the root ball into a new container with fresh soil after rinsing off the old one. For the time being, reduce the amount of water you use and alternate using our Root Supplement when you do water.

If you see your plant’s leaves turning yellow and crispy, it’s most likely because it’s been submerged. If the soil is particularly parched, a deeper watering or more frequent watering may be necessary. Allow the plant’s energy to be used for new growth by removing any dead leaves.

You may have an insect problem if you notice small red or brown specks on the foliage. Pay great attention to your plant for any signs of insects, webs, or a sticky, clear residue. Use our Houseplant Insect Control advice if you see any of these symptoms.

Your plant is suffering from overexposure to light if its colors appear washed out or “bleached.”

A plant with blackened leaves could be suffering from a lack of warmth. Keep it away from drafts or air conditioning units.

Exotic Angel® Varieties

Exotic Angel® plants are available in a variety of kinds.

Nerve Plant

Due to the veins on the little green leaves that resemble nerve fibers and break up the green parts to appear fragmented like a mosaic, this plant family is also known as the “mosaic plant.”

These plants are tolerant of reduced light levels and like a moderate level of humidity. Put them in a terrarium and see how they do!


People love this plant because of how lovely the leaves are, how straight they are, and how easy it is to grow. Although it loves stronger light, it is capable of working in less lit environments as well. Just don’t overwater it and be sure to maintain the leaves soft and flexible by providing adequate humidity!!


They’re great for cramped quarters or areas that don’t get a lot of direct sunlight because of their modest size and sluggish growth rate. This does not, however, imply that there is no light. Colors, patterns, and leaf forms vary widely between these species. Learn more about peperomia types and care by reading our instructions!


This showy plant is a crowd-pleaser for its bright red, yellow, orange, and green leaves that add color and energy to any space! Make sure to provide plenty of light to keep those colors bold and vibrant. Avoid overwatering your plants by misting or using a humidity tray to keep their leaves supple.


Colorful leaves of this plant are a crowd-pleaser because of their vibrant red, yellow, orange, and green hues! The brilliant hues will be preserved if you give them plenty of exposure to the sun. Keep the leaves tender by misting or using a humidity tray, and avoid overwatering.

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Zebra Plant

This plant’s dark-green and white striped leaves attract attention, yet this plant is more difficult to care for than the others on this list. Do not allow your plants to be exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time, since this can lead to the development of leaf scorch. Leaves of all shapes and sizes await you!

Purple Pleasure Plant

This deep purple, multi-purpose plant looks great on a trellis, in a hanging basket, or draping over a shelf. When the top 13 to 12 of the soil is dry, water this plant and keep it away from drafts, heaters, and AC vents!

Polka Dot Plant

The dazzling patches of color on these plants’ leaves have given them their name! In addition to red, pink, and cream, you can also discover polka-dot plants that are blended with dark green. For the sake of preserving the colors, make sure to give the plants plenty of strong sunlight (but not direct, if you can) and water when the soil seems dry.

Mandarin Plant

The brilliant orange stems of this uncommon plant make up for the lack of highly colored foliage. This is a great way to bring a pop of color to a small room. You don’t have to water this plant unless the top inch of soil becomes completely dry.

Earth Star

Small, slow-growing plants with vivid red, variegated leaves are easy to care for and rewarding! To get the most vibrant colors, place them in a well-lit area. It doesn’t matter if your lighting and watering aren’t perfect; your plants won’t protest.

How to Revive an Indoor Cactus

Water, Water Everywhere

Root rot occurs when your cactus receives too much water, which it dislikes. Examine the roots of your cactus by gently lifting it out of the soil. White and plump roots denote strong, healthy roots. Root rot is the likely cause of discolored and mushy roots. With a well-placed knife, remove the damaged roots. Repot the cactus in new soil to avoid the problem reoccurring. Pick a pot that’s a little larger and has a lot of holes for drainage. Fill it with a specially formulated potting mix for succulents, which drains nicely. In the absence of succulent mix, you can use one part sand for two parts regular potting soil.

A good rule of thumb is to wait to water your cactus until the soil is completely dry before doing so. When kept inside, most cacti require watering only once every seven days. The soil should be damp but not waterlogged at a depth of one inch when you water. For further watering cues, keep an eye on your plant. Watering the plants too little causes their leaves to wither and die. In excess, the plant begins to wilt.

Mist the area surrounding the cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) between waterings to promote humidity when producing a Christmas cactus. Unlike other cacti, the Christmas cactus is native to damp regions, such as the Amazon rainforest.

Avoid Too Much Sun

You may want to place your cacti in direct sunlight because they are native to the desert. However, if the sun is reflected off of a window pane, it can burn your cactus if it gets too much exposure. Relocate your cactus to a spot where it will receive plenty of bright, but filtered, natural light. Also, keep your cactus away from heating vents, which might cause it to become overly dried out. A cactus can be damaged by too much cold, just like it may be damaged by too much heat. Keep plants out of the way of drafts.

A Healthy Diet

Cacti, like all plants, require nutrients in order to thrive. Plants that receive adequate nutrients are better equipped to withstand illness and other threats. Due to the fact that the soil in potted plants is never replenished, they require more fertilization than plants grown in the open air. The 10-10-10 fertilizer for your cactus should be diluted to 1/4 strength. Once a week during the growing season, you can water and fertilize your plant with this strength. During the fall, cut back on your watering and fertilizer schedules to save money. Because it is neither growing or blossoming, the plant will require less food at this time.

How to Care for Exotic Angel Plants

How do I care for my Exotic Angel® plant?” It’s a question I get asked a lot. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution when someone gets a new plant, which is why I find the question a little daunting.

Rather than a variety, Exotic Angel® Plants is a brand name. For example, we typically use more cuttings per pot in order to develop a more full-bodied and lush plant than our competitors. We also have an incredible variety of plants to choose from, which sets us apart from our competitors (there are more than 300 different varieties of Exotic Angel Plants).

It’s difficult to give general care recommendations because there are so many different products. Different kinds of plants like different kinds of climates. Some Exotic Angel® cultivars are less tolerant of less-than-perfect growth conditions than others, however it is true that every plant can be cared for if the correct conditions are met.

Identifying the variety of Exotic Angel® Plant you have is the first step in understanding how to care for it, To learn how to care for it, you can check it up on our website by searching for the plant’s name.

If you can’t find the tag on your plant (occasionally tags are misplaced or picked up by other customers and placed in the wrong plant), your best choice is to take a picture and send it to us so we can examine it over and help you identify it.

Here are some general pointers for growing Exotic Angel Plants successfully, regardless of the species:

Keep your plants out of the way of air currents. No plant enjoys having hot or cold air sprayed on it (such as from a heating or cooling vent).

Avoid excessive watering. Too much water kills more houseplants than not enough. The roots will drown and perish if there is an excessive amount of water present. Rehydrating a stressed plant is far easier than attempting to resurrect a plant whose roots are dead or dying.