• Philodendron Soil
    Buying Guide,  Philodendron,  Plant Accessories,  Plant Care

    Philodendron Soil

    Introduction Welcome to our guide to make or buying a philodendron soil mix… Philodendrons like a loose, airy and well draining soil mix, they can get root rot easily and do not want to get waterlogged. Using a standard mix is not ideal for them but the good news is that it is easy to mix your own. They want the soil to be rich enough in organic matter, but what also they want a chunky mix to allow air roots. It’s really important too that the mix is well draining to avoid that common issues of root rot by giving them a soil that does not hold on to…

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  • Caladium Frog In A Blender
    Plant Care

    Caladium Frog In A Blender

    We run down everything you need to know about caladium frog in a blender care. The key is to keep the soil moist and maintain humidity. Caladium Frog In A Blender Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Some direct is ok early and late in the day. Watering needs: Keep damp but not soaking wet, check regularly. Fertilizer: Use a balanced fertilizer weekly in Spring and Summer. Soil: Standard potting mix plus 20% perlite. Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 15-25°C (59-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Caladium ‘Frog in a Blender’ Common issues: Dying back in winter. Introduction Welcome to our guide to the ridiculously…

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  • Anthurium Soil
    Anthurium,  Buying Guide

    Anthurium Soil

    Introduction We’ll run through all you need to know to about anthuriums soil, whether mixing your own or buying the right soil mix for your anthuriums. In general they like a loose, light, course and well draining soil based mix. You want to try to replicate their natural environment as much as possible, they are epiphytic or hemiepiphytic (they grow on on trees and root in their bark at least for part of their life cycle), so they do not want to sit heavy wet soil, but a light and loose and chunky growing medium that allows air to the roots is essential, and preferably has plenty of composting organic…

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  • Anthurium Brownii
    Anthurium,  Plant Care

    Anthurium Brownii Care

    In this article we cover all you need to know about anthurium brownii care. The key is to keep them humid and the soil moist… Anthurium Brownii Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check once a week, only water if the top third of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A high nitrogen feed every 3 weeks in summer. Soil: A really well draining chunky mix with 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: Root rot, leaves dropping or browning. Introduction An absolute stunner the anthurium brownii has some of the most stand out leaves in…

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  • Alocasia Reginula
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Reginula a.k.a. Alocasia Black Velvet

    Caring for an Alocasia Black Velvet a.k.a the Alocasia Reginula is straight forward, just make sure you fulfil their humidity needs, the rest is hassle free… Alocasia Reginula Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when the top 30% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: Use a balanced feed once a month in summer. Soil: A well draining, loose potting mix. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: Try a Rare Plant Shop. Common issues: Over and underwatering, lack of humidity.  Introduction Welcome to our guide to the black velvet alocasia reginula. It grows in the wild in Malaysia, and makes great house plants as long as…

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  • Rhaphidophora Foraminifera
    Plant Care,  Rhaphidophora

    Rhaphidophora Foraminifera Care

    We run down all you need to know about rhaphidophora foraminifera care, it is a fairly straight forward to care, just give it a chunky and airy soil and avoid over watering. Rhaphidophora Foraminifera Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check the plant every week, water it if the top 50% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced feed once every 3 or 4 weeks in the spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix. Humidity: 50%-70%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Root rot from over watering. Introduction Occurring naturally in Malaysia, Borneo, and Sumatra, the…

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

    Philodendron Gabby

    All you need to know about philodendron gabby care and propagation. The key is to give them lots of indirect sun, but not direct and make sure the soil does not get too soggy… 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…

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  • Peperomia Quadrangularis
    Peperomia,  Plant Care

    Peperomia Quadrangularis

    Welcome to our peperomia quadrangularis care guide. It’s a really easy to care for plant and tolerant of most household conditions, just don’t over water it as they can get root rot easily. Peperomia Quadrangularis Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check it once a week but only water if soil is completely dry. Fertilizer: A balanced feed, once a month in spring and summer. Soil: 1 part perlite to 4 parts normal compost. Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 10°C-25°C (50°F-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Peperomia angulata. Common issues: Root rot. Introduction Peperomia quadrangularis aka the peperomia angulata aka…

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

    Hoya Gracilis (Hoya Memoria)

    Welcome to our guide to the Hoya Gracilis, covering care and propagation. The key is to let the soil dry out before watering it and keep it in a chunky orchid-bark based mix, and give it plenty of light to encourage blooming... Hoya Gracilis Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil weekly, only water it if the soil is totally dry. Fertilizer: A balanced feed monthly in spring and summer. Soil: A mix of cactus compost, orchid bark and perlite is ideal. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-35°C (59-95°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Hoya Memoria. Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction The…

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