• Scindapsus Silver Hero
    Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants,  Scindapsus

    Scindapsus Silver Hero

    The scindapsus silver hero is an easy to care for and impressive plant, we run down all you need to know… Scindapsus Silver Hero Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water when top 50% soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: Add 20% perlite to a standard potting mix. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Leggy stems due to low light and overwatering. Introduction The scindapsus silver hero is a climbing scindapsus with beautiful silvery green leaves. It is a relative to the scindapsus…

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  • Variegated Ficus
    Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Variegated Ficus

    The variegated ficus needs some special attention sometimes, we cover all you need to know… Variegated Ficus Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when top 60% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting compost is ideal. Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 15ºC-25ºC (59ºF-77ºF). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Leaf burn from too much direct sunlight. Introduction Variegated ficus is the beautifully variegated version of the ficus elastica rubber plant (aka ‘tineke’). There is also the variegated ficus lyrata and variegated ficus benjamina. They all are very similar to the classic…

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  • Alocasia Dark Star
    Alocasia,  Plant Care

    Alocasia Dark Star

    Our ultimate guide to the alocasia dark star… Alocasia Dark Star Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check once a week and water when top 30% of soil dry. Fertilizer: Feed a well diluted balanced feed once a month in the summer. Soil: A loose, well draining soil. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Under and over watering. Introduction The alocasia dark star is a big, dark leaved elephant ear alocasia. It is a dominating and impressive plant. Light Needs Medium to bright indirect sunlight is optimal for the dark star, they do ok back from…

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  • Hawaiian Pothos
    Plant Care,  Pothos

    Hawaiian Pothos

    Welcome to our guide to the hawaiian pothos… Hawaiian Pothos Summary Light needs: Medium indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water if top 50% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: Use a balanced plant feed every month in the spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting compost. Humidity: 50-70%. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Variegation can fade in lower light areas, they can also get leggy. Introduction The hawaiian pothos is a green and gold variegated pothos that is similar in many respects to the giant and golden pothos varieties. Light Needs Medium indirect sunlight is ideal, but they do well…

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  • Variegated Alocasia
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Variegated Alocasia

    We run down how to care for a variegated alocasia… Variegated Alocasia Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil once a week, water if the top 50% is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer every month in spring and summer. Soil: A rich well draining potting compost. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F) Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Over and underwatering. Introduction A beautifully white variegated version of the classic elephant ear. It is a really impressive plant that will always demand attention due to it’s white and green splashes. Light Needs Plenty of indirect sunlight will be best for your variegated alocasia.…

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  • Philodendron Cream Splash
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Cream Splash

    Our guide to the philodendron cream splash… Philodendron Cream Splash Summary Light needs: Low to bright indirect sunlight Watering needs: Water if top 40% of soil is dry, check once a week. Fertilizer: Balanced feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining compost. Humidity: 50-60%. Temperature: 18°C-27°C (64-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Leggy stems and fading variegation due to low light. Introduction The philodendron cream splash is a variegated philodendron hederaceum, like the philodendron brasil, but with a green and creamy white variegation. Light Needs These plants aren’t fussy when it comes to light requirements, they’ll be ok from…

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  • Philodendron Spiritus Sancti
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Spiritus Sancti

    The key to philodendron spiritus sancti care is to maintain a constant environment when it comes to humidity and temperature… Philodendron Spiritus Sancti Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check once a week and water if the top 60% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: Not necessary, but you can use a balanced feed. Soil: Light, airy and well draining compost. Humidity: 70%. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Watch out for pests and overwatering. Introduction The philodendron spiritus sancti is a huge long-leaved philodendron. This is a dream plant! They are rare though, and go for thousands of…

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  • Alocasia Tiny Dancer
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Tiny Dancer

    The key to caring for an alocasia tiny dancer is to maintain a high humidity level and not over water it…. Alocasia Tiny Dancer Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top 25% of the soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix with 20% perlite.  Humidity: 60-70%. Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Crisping due to lack of humidity, pests on leaves. Introduction A thin stemmed, tiny leaved, delicate alocasia, the alocasia tiny dancer. It is a hybrid of alocasia brisbanensis ×…

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  • Philodendron Gabby
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Gabby

    All you need to know about philodendron gabby care… Philodendron Gabby Summary Light needs: Low light to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when top 40% of soil is dry, check weekly. Fertilizer: A well-diluted balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining compost. Humidity: 50-60%. Temperature: 20°C-27°C (70-80°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Leaf crisping due to underwatering / too much sun. Fading variegation due to low light. Introduction The philodendron gabby is a very variegated philodendron hederaceum. It has loads of white and creamy variegation on it. It is a real beauty. It is a ‘sport’ grown…

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  • Philodendron Rio
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Rio

    How to get the best out of your philodendron rio… Philodendron Rio Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect light. Watering needs: Water if top 50% of soil is dry, check once a week. Fertilizer: A balanced feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining compost. Humidity: 50-60%. Temperature: 18°C-27°C (64-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Loss of variegation due to low light. Introduction The philodendron rio is a variegated philodendron hederaceum, very similar to the brasil, but with a more striking thin central variegation, and it has a dash of silver on it. This ‘sport’ was developed, and is…

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