• How To Care For An Orchid Indoors
    Plant Care,  Propagation

    How To Care For An Orchid Indoors

    Welcome to our guide to how to care for an orchid indoors, in the following article we run down their care and propagation needs so you know how to get the best out of them… How To Care For An Orchid Indoors – Summary Light needs: Plenty of bright but indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water it if the top 40% of potting mix is dry. Fertilizer: A well diluted balanced feed once a week. Soil: A dedicated orchid mix. Humidity: 50%-70%. Temperature: 18-27°C (65-80°F). Where to buy: Your local plant shop or florist. Common issues: Root rot from overwatering, lack of humidity. Introduction Orchids need no introduction, their beautiful flowers…

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  • Philodendron Hastatum
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Hastatum

    All you need to know about the Philodendron Hastatum: the silver sword, alien-leaved stunner… Philodendron Hastatum Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when the top half of soil is dry. Fertilizer: Use a balanced feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well-draining, rich potting compost. Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Silver sword. Common issues: Overwatering. Pests. Introduction The Philodendron Hastatum is a large philodendron with greeny-grey-silver leaves These are very decorative houseplants, it is stunning and will stand out in and demand attention as the leaves do not look natural…

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  • Anthurium Magnificum
    Anthurium,  Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Anthurium Magnificum

    The ultimate guide to the magnificent Anthurium Magnificum… Anthurium Magnificum Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect light. Watering needs: Water when the top layer of soil (1 inch or 2 cm) is dry. Check it at twice a week. Fertilizer: Feed once a month in summer, with a well-diluted high in nitrogen fertilizer. Soil: A rich but well draining compost, with added sand and perlite. Humidity: 60-70%. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Pest on the leaves. Introduction Warning, this plant will knock your socks off! The anthurium magnificum has huge velvety, almost leathery veined leaves that will…

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  • Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants,  Scindapsus

    Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight

    So you got your hands on the mighty Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight?! Here’s our guide on how to get the best out of it… Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Only water it if the soil is dry all the way down. Fertilizer: Use a balanced fertilizer or one with higher nitrogen for the foliage (an npk of 5-5-5 or 5-3-3) monthly in summer. Soil: Cactus and succulent mix. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Sterling silver. Common issues: Overwatering and underwatering. Introduction Silver-leafed plants have become really fashionable, and the Scindapsus Treubii…

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  • Bloody Mary Philodendron
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Bloody Mary Philodendron

    The bloody mary philodendron needs careful watering and plenty of indirect sunlight, read on for more detail… Bloody Mary Philodendron Summary Light needs: Bright but indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water once the top half-finger depth of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer every 2 or 3 weeks in the summer. Soil: A rich well draining potting compost. Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 16-28°C (61-82°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering and underwatering. Introduction The Bloody Mary Philodendron is a burgundy red-stemmed philodendron with dark green leaves but the new leaves grow out red, this is a dream plant on many collectors’ wish lists! The…

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  • Philodendron White Knight
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron White Knight

    So you’ve got the beautifully variegated Philodendron White Knight and need some care tips!? Look no further, here’s our no-nonsense guide… Philodendron White Knight Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when the top inch or 2cm is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced liquid feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: Rich, well draining potting compost. Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 18°C to 27°C (64-81°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Leaf burn. Over watering. Introduction So you want really stunning white and green variegated plant that is fairly easy to look after? Look no further than Philodendron White Knight. We’ll go into…

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  • Hoya Linearis
    Hoya,  Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Hoya Linearis

    The key to good hoya linearis care is to replicate it’s natural habitats as an epiphytic plant that grows on tree branches, we’ll go into more detail below… Hoya Linearis Summary Light needs: Lots of indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when top half of the soil is dry. Fertilizer: High phosphorous feed when flowering, balanced fertilizer the rest of the time. Soil: Mix of orchid bark and cactus soil, plus some perlite. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-28°C (59-82°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Wax plant. Common issues: Root rot from over watering or poor drainage. Introduction The hoya linearis is known for its really thin…

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  • Peperomia
    Propagation

    Propagating Peperomia

    Propagating Peperomia is really easy and fun too. You can even get a leaf and cut it in half and it will still root! We’ll run down a few methods… Introduction Welcome to our mega-guide to propagating peperomia. Peperomias are a large ‘genera’ of plants that covers many species of popular houseplants. There are so many different types of peperomias, but they all grow and propagate in relatively similar ways. We run down all you need to know to take cuttings and grow more plants… There are 2 main ways to propagate peperomia – by taking a ‘beheading’ – the end of a branch (sometimes also called a branch cutting),…

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  • Lemon Plant From Seed
    Fun Projects,  Propagation

    Lemon Plant From Seed

    Introduction Welcome to our guide to growing a lemon plant from seed. You can germinate a seed from a store bought lemon and grow it into a tree that can bear fruit a few years later. How To Grow A Lemon Plant From Seed, Step By Step Follow these steps to grow a lemon plant from seed: Get the equipment you need ready: a lemon, filtered water (left overnight), a pot and some potting compost. Remove the seeds from the lemon. Get 4 or 5 seeds at least as some may not germinate, or grow slower. Get a pot ready to germinate the seeds in: a shallow tupperware will do.…

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  • Cactus From Seed
    Fun Projects,  Propagation,  Succulents and Cacti

    Cactus From Seed

    Introduction Welcome to our guide to growing a cactus from seed. Growing plants from seeds all the way to mature plants is a very rewarding process, here we cover how to germinate cacti from seeds. How To Grow A Cactus From Seed To grow a cactus from seed follow these step by step instructions: Get everything you need ready: cactus seed, cactus soil, a fairly big plant pot (or at least wide enough), and a plastic bag to cover it afterwards. Fill the plant pot with enough cactus compost to almost the top, except for half an inch or 2 cms. Sprinkle the seeds over the top of the soil,…

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