Good light is required to maintain the foliage colour. This plant will tolerate direct sunlight, so is good for heated conservatories
Keep the soil moist, but not wet. It will tolerate less water during cooler and darker months. It will tolerate dry atmospheres, but does best in slightly more humid conditions. The plant benefiots from misting with tepid water
Prune to keep an attractive shape. Removing the top of the plant (or ends of most stems) will encourage branching. Be aware that the sap can be irritating to the skin, especially if exposed to direct sunlight. It is a good idea to wear protective gloves when pruning this plant.
Dilute fertilizer should be added to the water at every watering
Prone to mealybugs, scale insects and two-spotted spider mite. Infestations should be physically removed when seen. Mites can be deterred by regular misting of the foliage or by keeping the plant in a humid environment, such as a bathroom or kitchen.