• Alocasia Stingray
    Alocasia,  Plant Care

    Alocasia Stingray

    Welcome to our alocasia stingray care and propagation guide, we run down all you need to know. They key is to keep it humid and the soil moist and it should grow well. Alocasia Stingray Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly and and water it if top 25% of the soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A mix of 80% normal potting mix and 20% 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: Crisping due to lack of humidity. Introduction The alocasia…

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  • Variegated Syngonium
    Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants,  Syngonium

    Variegated Syngonium

    All you need to know to get your variegated syngonium to flourish and encourage it’s variegation… Variegated Syngonium Summary Light needs: Bright and medium indirect sunlight.  Watering needs: Water if top 40% or more of soil is dry, check once a week. Fertilizer: A balanced feed, well diluted, once a month in summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix. Humidity: 40-60%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Variegated parts of leaves burning from direct sun. Introduction The variegated syngonium aka the syngonium albo is a stunning white and green arrowhead plant that is really quick growing and easy to care for. See…

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  • Philodendron Esmeraldense
    Philodendron,  Plant Care

    Philodendron Esmeraldense Care

    The key to philodendron esmeraldense care is to give it a really well draining potting medium and avoid waterlogging… Philodendron Esmeraldense Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if most of the soil is dry. Fertilizer: A high-in-nitrogen feed monthly in spring and summer. Soil: A really well draining soil. Humidity: 70%. Temperature: 16-28°C (61-82°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Pests like aphids. Introduction Originally from Esmeraldas in Ecuador, the philodendron esmeraldense is known for its broad, long, heart shaped glossy leaves. IT makes good houseplant as is fairly easy to take of as long as you don’t over…

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  • How To Propagate Philodendron
    Leca and Semi Hydroponics,  Philodendron,  Propagation

    How To Propagate Philodendron

    How To Propagate Philodendron, Summary Welcome to our guide to philodendron propgations… In general philodendrons are easy to propagate in soil, leca sphagnum moss and water. You need two nodes, one bare for the roots to grow from and one with foliage. Make a clean cut and then add the cutting to the medium, and wait 2 months before potting them up in soil. Introduction Here we run down how to propagate philodendron. These beautiful and popular tropical houseplant can be relatively easily propagated with cuttings either in water, soil or sphagnum moss. Soil requires the least work (you just stick the cuttings in!), water is great as you can…

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  • Callisia Navicularis
    Plant Care

    Callisia Navicularis

    Welcome to our care and propagation guide to the Callisia Navicularis, the key to caring for it is to give it loads of light and let the soil dry out before watering again. Callisia Navicularis Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if soil is dry all the way down. Fertilizer: A cactus and succulent feed. Soil: A cactus and succulent mix. Humidity: No special humidity requirements. Temperature: 10°C to 25°C (50-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Chain plant, tradescantia navicularis. Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction The callisia navicularis aka chain plant aka tradescantia navicularis is known for its…

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  • Anthurium Wendlingeri
    Anthurium,  Plant Care

    Anthurium Wendlingeri Care

    We cover all you need to know about anthurium wendlingeri care and propagation. Aim to keep them moist and humid and fairly warm and they should do well. Anthurium Wendlingeri Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when top half of soil is dry, check once a week in winter, twice in summer. Fertilizer: Feed a high nitrogen feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A specialist anthurium compost or a mix of orchid bark, perlite, and potting compost. Humidity: 60-80%. Temperature: 18°C-25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Leaf crisping and browning due to low…

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  • Anthurium Pedatoradiatum
    Anthurium,  Plant Care

    Anthurium Pedatoradiatum Care

    All you need to know about anthurium pedatoradiatum care and propagation, the key to caring for it is to keep the soil moist and humidity relatively high. Anthurium Pedatoradiatum Care Summary Light needs: Medium indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when top half of soil is dry, check once a week. Fertilizer: A balanced plant feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A mix of orchid bark, perlite and normal compost. Humidity: 50-60%. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Yellowing leaves, over and underwatering. Introduction The anthurium pedatoradiatum aka the anthurium fingers is from Central America and is…

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  • Anthurium Metallicum
    Anthurium,  Plant Care

    Anthurium Metallicum Care

    We cover all you need to know about anthurium metallicum care, the key to caring for this plant is to make sure you maintain a high humidity level and keep the soil moist. Other than that they are really easy to care for… Anthurium Metallicum Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check once a week, water if top half of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced plant feed once a month in the spring and summer. Soil: A mix of orchid bark, perlite and normal compost. Humidity: 60-70%. Temperature: 15°C to 25°C (59-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Root rot…

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  • Manjula Pothos
    Miscellaneous Plant Articles,  Pothos

    Pothos Varieties

    Welcome to our guide to pothos varieties, we run down all you need to know about this popular plant genus… See also Hawaiian Pothos, Jessenia Pothos, Glacier Pothos, Marble Queen Pothos, Manjula Pothos, Pearls And Jade Pothos Care, Pearls And Jade Pothos Care, Pothos Safe For Cats, Pothos Propagation. How Many Types Of Pothos Are There? There are at least 20 cultivars of epipremnum aureum that are sold on the market, and this will increase as growers and breeders develop more strains. Often companies patent a cultivar, like Manjula pothos which was developed and patented by the University of Florida. There are also other epipremnums like the epipremnum pinnatum (cebu…

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  • Philodendron Elegans
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Philodendron Elegans

    Welcome to our guide to the Philodendron Elegans, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs. The key to caring for it is to not let it sit in soggy soil, and keep it fairly humid. Philodendron Elegans Care Summary Light needs: Medium indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil weekly and only water the plant is the top half of the soil is dry. Fertilizer: Use a well diluted balanced fertilizer every 3 or 4 weeks in spring and summer. Soil: A mix of orchid bark and perlite with potting compost. Humidity: 60% and over. Temperature: 22-29°C (72-85°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant…

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