• Philodendron Patriciae
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Patriciae Care

    The key to philodendron patriciae care is to not overwater it… Philodendron Patriciae Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top 50% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix.  Humidity: 70%. Temperature: 15-32°C (59-90°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering, pests. Introduction The philodendron patriciae is known for it’s long elongated wrinkly leaves. This is a really rare plant that goes for a lot of money due to the demand for it’s amazing architetural leaves. Philodendron Patriciae Light Needs Medium to bright…

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  • Philodendron Melanochrysum Care
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Melanochrysum Care

    The key to philodendron melanochrysum care is to not overwater it and check it for pests regularly… Philodendron Melanochrysum Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top half of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A high nitrogen feed once a week in spring summer. Soil: Use moss or a really well draining compost and perlite mix. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 18-27°C (64-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Root rot from overly wet soil. Introduction The Philodendron Melanochrysum is a velvet leaved climbing philodendron with thin elongated heart shaped leaves. Its popular for a good reason, we run down all you…

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  • Philodendron Jose Buono
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Jose Buono Care

    The key to philodendron jose buono care is to up the humidity and do not let the roots sit in soggy soil… Philodendron Jose Buono Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top half of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A high-in-nitrogen feed once a month in summer. Soil: A well draining and rich potting mix.  Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 14-27°(57-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering, pests on leaves. Introduction An all time favorite of mine, the jose buono is a head turner with it’s over sized leaves of mottled varegation… Light Needs Medium to bright indirect…

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  • Philodendron Paraiso Verde
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Paraiso Verde Care

    We run down all you need to know about philodendron paraiso verde care… Philodendron Paraiso Verde Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top half of soil is dry. Fertilizer: OK not to feed but if you do, a balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix with 20% perlite.  Humidity: 50-70%. Temperature: 14-30°C (57-86°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction This plant is a true statement plant, an absolute show stopper with it’s long elegant leaves of mottle green and mint green, it’s one of my favorites…

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  • Monstera Pinnatipartita
    Monstera,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Monstera Pinnatipartita Care

    The key to monstera pinnatipartita care is humidity and well draining compost… Monstera Pinnatipartita Care Summary Light needs: Plenty of indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if almost all of the soil is dry. Fertilizer: High nitrogen feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix with 20% perlite.  Humidity: 50-60%. Temperature: 18-27°C (64-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Browning leaves due to overwatering. Introduction Often confused for the monstera peru the monstera pinnatipartita is known for it’s rough and bumpy leaves that will fenestrate as it matures. Light Needs Give it plenty of indirect sunlight to get…

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  • Ficus Shivereana
    Plant Care

    Ficus Shivereana Care

    The key to ficus shivereana care is to keep it humid but not overwatered, and check it for pests when watering… Ficus Shivereana Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top half of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix with 10% added perlite.  Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 15ºC-25ºC (59ºF-77ºF). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering and leaf burn from too much sun. Introduction The ficus shivereana is a mottled mojito colored variegated rubber plant. It’s as good as it’s sounds! We run down…

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  • Philodendron Ring Of Fire
    Philodendron,  Plant Care

    Philodendron Ring Of Fire Care

    Philodendron ring of fire care is really easy as rare houseplants go, we cover everything you need to know… Philodendron Ring Of Fire Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top 50% of the soil is dry. Fertilizer: A well diluted multipurpose fertilizer monthly in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix with 20% perlite.  Humidity: 40-60%. Temperature: 15-27°C (approx. 60-80°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Pests on leaves, yellow leaves from overwatering. Introduction The philodendron ring of fire is a sought after rare philodendron, named after the orange hue on some of it’s…

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  • Syngonium Mojito
    Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants,  Syngonium

    Syngonium Mojito Care

    The syngonium mojito is really easy to care for and propagate too, we run down all you need to know… Syngonium Mojito Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top 50% of the soil is dry. Fertilizer: Not necessary, if you do, use a balanced fed monthly in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix with 20% perlite.  Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Yellow leaves due to over watering and leaf curling or crisping due to lack of humidity. Introduction Mint green and dark green mottled coloring have made…

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  • Philodendron Pink Princess
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Pink Princess Care

    The key to philodendron pink princess care is to give it plenty of indirect light to encourage the variegation and to not over water it… Philodendron Pink Princess Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top half 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: 50%. Temperature: 18°C to 27°C (64-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering, mealybugs. Introduction One of the most popular rare houseplants in recent years – the philodendron pink princess is known for it’s bright pink…

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  • Syngonium Grey Ghost
    Plant Care,  Syngonium

    Syngonium Grey Ghost Care

    The key to syngonium grey ghost care is to up the humidity and keep it in well drained soil… Syngonium Grey Ghost Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top half 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: 50%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Crisping or leaf browning due to lack of humidity. Introduction The syngonium grey ghost aka the syngonium green splash is a beautifully, dark green and gray mottled syngonium. We run…

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