The Geogenanthus Ciliatus is highly sought after for it’s unique, luxe leaves. They grow bright green with a thick purple stripe, and as they mature the leaves become bathed in a dark, glossy purple. Nearly black.native to the rainforest floors of Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru. Plants that grow on the floors of rainforests are accustomed to shade, warm temperatures, and a mesic environment, aka a ton of humidity and rain.generic indoor or houseplant soil mix is suitable for growing a Geogenanthus Ciliatus. All you really need to make sure of is that it drains well. For that you can mix in one part perlite or orchid bark to three parts potting mix.
You want the soil to retain just enough water that it nourishes the plant without drowning it. It does prefer soil that is slightly acidic, so just below pH 7 if you’re keeping track. (Which I don’t, lol.) Well-draining soil is a really important part of watering, too.