• Peperomia Nivalis
    Peperomia,  Plant Care

    Peperomia Nivalis

    Welcome to our guide to peperomia nivalis care… Peperomia Nivalis Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check once a week, only water it if the soil is dry all the way down. Fertilizer: Use a balanced fertilizer in spring and summer. Soil: 80% potting compost with 20% perlite. Humidity:  40-50%. Temperature: 20°C to 25°C (68-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering and root rot. Introduction Peperomia nivalis is an easy to grow house plant known for it’s soft fleshy oval leaves with translucent ‘windows’ down the center at the top. See also: Peperomia Care, Peperomia Serpens, Peperomia Incana,…

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  • Rhaphidophora Hayi
    Plant Care,  Rhaphidophora

    Rhaphidophora Hayi Care

    We cover all you need to know about rhaphidophora hayi care… Rhaphidophora Hayi Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly and water when most of the soil has dried out. Fertilizer: A well diluted balanced feed every 3 or 4 weeks in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining soil mix of 80% potting compost and 20% perlite. Humidity: 60-70%. Temperature: 20°C-30°C (50°F-85°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Smaller leaves due to not having a climbing trellis. Introduction The rhaphidophora hayi is a shingling plant, meaning it loves to climb up trees or moss poles. It has risen…

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  • Pink Syngonium
    Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants,  Syngonium

    Pink Syngonium

    The pink syngonium is an easy to care for pink-variegated plant, we run down all you need to know in the following guide… Pink Syngonium Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water if top 50% of soil is dry, check weekly. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer once a week in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting compost. Humidity: 40-50%. Temperature: 15-27°C (59-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Underwatering and overwatering. Introduction The pink syngonium aka the pink syngonium podophyllum is a version of the popular syngonium podophyllum but with pink variegated areas of it’s foliage. It’s a relatively cheap…

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  • Philodendron Atabapoense
    Philodendron,  Plant Care

    Philodendron Atabapoense Care

    The philodendron atabapoense is easy to care for, just keep it humid and don’t over water it… Philodendron Atabapoense Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top 50% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced feed or high in nitrogen, once a month in spring and summer. Soil: Loose and well draining. Humidity: 60-70%. Temperature: 15-32°C (59-90°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Brown or yellowing leaves and root rot: all from overwatering. Introduction The elegant philodendron atabapoense is known for it’s slender elongated, pointed green leaves with a dark purple underside. They are a stunning plant.…

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  • Monstera Subpinnata
    Monstera,  Plant Care

    Monstera Subpinnata Care

    The key to monstera subpinnata care is high humidity and be careful with watering… Monstera Subpinnata Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top 70% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A high nitrogen feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining soil with 20% perlite. Humidity: 60-70%. Temperature: 16-27°C (61-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction The monstera subpinnata is an ultra split leaf monstera, with deep fenestrations that, although rare is a relatively easy to care for house plant. We run down all you need to know on how to care and…

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  • Alocasia Sarian
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Sarian

    Alocasia Sarian like higher than average humidity but other than that they are really easy to care for, read on for all you need to know about Alocasia Sarian Care… Alocasia Sarian Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check it once a week, water if top 25% of the soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil:  A light, loose, rich, well draining soil. Humidity: 60%-70%. Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Over and underwatering as well as lack of humidity.  Introduction The alocasia sarian is an amazing looking alocasia with really pointed…

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  • Peperomia Ginny
    Peperomia,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Peperomia Ginny

    Welcome to our guide to the Peperomia Ginny, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs… Peperomia Ginny Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Let the water dry out before watering gain, check soil weekly. Fertilizer: Feed once or twice a year in summer with a diluted plant feed. Soil: A well-draining soil containing perlite. Humidity: 50% Temperature: 60-80°F (15-26°C) Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Peperomia Ginny, Jelly, Tricolour Peperomia, Rainbow Peperomia, Red Edge Peperomia. Common issues: Root rot from soggy soil. Introduction Peperomia Ginny is a beautiful tricolour plant that does not need much attention to thrive. It is…

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  • Lemon Button Fern
    Ferns,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Lemon Button Fern

    Welcome to our guide to the Lemon Button Fern, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs… Lemon Button Fern Care Summary Light needs: Medium indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Keep the soil moist but not soggy Fertilizer:  A light application of liquid fertilizer every 2-3 months during the growing season. Soil: A loose, well-drained potting mix. Humidity: 60% Temperature: 60-80°F (15-26°C). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Nephrolepis cordifolia “Duffii”, Sword fern, Erect sword fern, Little-leaved sword fern, and Fishbone fern. Common issues: Overwatering, underwatering. Introduction The Lemon Button Fern (a.ka. Nephrolepis cordifolia “Duffii”) is a beautiful, low-maintenance plant that is…

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  • Gasteria
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Succulents and Cacti

    Gasteria

    Welcome to our guide to the Gasteria, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs… Gasteria Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight, ca tolerate some direct. Watering needs: Check weekly but only water if completely dry. Fertilizer:  Feed once every spring with a cacti fertilizer. Soil: A cactus mix. Humidity: 40% Temperature: 65-85°F (18-29°C). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Ox Tongue, Cow’s tongue, Lawyer’s tongue Common issues: Overwatering. Mealybugs and aphids. Introduction Gasteria is a genus of succulent plants native to South Africa. These are popular houseplants and are known for their easy care. The name is derived from…

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  • Button Fern
    Ferns,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Button Fern

    Welcome to our guide to the Button Fern, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs… Button Fern Care Summary Light needs: Lot to medium indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Keep  moist at all times but not soggy. Fertilizer: Feed monthly in the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Soil: A well-draining potting mix with perlite. Humidity: 40-50%. Temperature: 60-75°F (15-24°C). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Round-leafed fern, Pellaea Rotundifolia. Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction An easy-to-grow fern, Button Fern (a.k.a. Pellaea Rotundifolia) is perfect for those who are new to plants or have a difficult time keeping them alive. It is also…

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