Mine just grow and grow - I keep them bone dry in the winter and water probably about once a month in the summer. Most of the time they're above a radiator in a west-facing window. I put them outside in the semi-shade to get rained on for a few days in the summer. They flower from time to time.
I shall have to split my big one soon - the pot it's in is so mishapen as it's forcing it's way out of the pot.
I think all houseplants like a bit of time outside (summer usually) if the conditions are right. It is a bit like giving them a holiday to get fresh air etc. around their leaves.
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Dove, what depth of pot is best? One of the carers brought me one a while ago but the leaves are now about 14 inches and not staying upright.
Having seen yours hollie hock, I realise that mine is ok but I will put it into a deeper, narrow pot.