• Caladium Plant Care
    Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Caladium Plant Care

    Welcome to our caladium care guide… Caladiums are stunning plants that require a lot of light to keep those leaves vibrant and some seasonal care to look after their bulbs…. Caladium Plant Care Summary Light needs: Indirect sunlight with a little bit of direct sunlight too. Watering needs: Caladiums like the soil wet but not to stand in water. So keep the soil damp with regular watering. Fertilizer: Feed weekly in Spring and Summer using a balanced plant feed. Soil: Well draining, nutrient rich potting compost. Humidity: Higher end of household humidity. Temperature: 20°C or  70°F is ideal. Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.…

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  • Fishbone Cactus
    Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants,  Succulents and Cacti

    Fishbone Cactus

    Welcome to our guide to fishbone cactus care. It will be happy as long as you give them plenty of light and let them dry out fully before watering. Fishbone Cactus Summary Light needs: Plenty of indirect sunlight.  Watering needs: Let it dry out completely before watering again.  Fertilizer: Cactus fertilizer once a month in the summer months. Soil: A cactus and succulent potting mix. Humidity: They do well in almost any humidity except really high. Temperature: 15-25°C (59-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Rik rak cactus, zig zag, disocactus anguliger. Common issues: Over and under watering. Introduction Welcome to our guide to the fishbone…

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  • Agave Desmettiana
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Succulents and Cacti

    Agave Desmettiana

    Welcome to our guide to Agave Desmettiana care, covering all you need to know about care and propagation… Agave Desmettiana Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight, some direct. Watering needs: Water only when dry, check each week,  Fertilizer: Feed monthly in the summer with balanced plant fertilizer. Soil: A well draining and coarse soil, designed for succulents.  Humidity: 40% Temperature: 18-25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Spineless jade agave. Common issues: Over watering and leaf spot fungus. Introduction The Agave Desmettiana is a popular large agave that can grow to a meter (3 feet) tall, and originates from Mexico. See also:…

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  • Dracaena Compacta
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Succulents and Cacti

    Dracaena Compacta (Dracaena Janet Craig)

    Welcome to our guide to the Dracaena Compacta all to you need to know about care and propagation… Dracaena Compacta Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil weekly, only water if dry all the way down. Fertilizer: A well balanced feed monthly in spring and summer. Soil: 40% perlite, 60% potting compost Humidity: 40-50%. Temperature: 16-26°C (61-79°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Dracaena compacta, dracaena Janet Craig, compacta Janet Craig. Common issues: Over watering. Introduction The Dracaena Compacta aka the Dracaena Janet Craig is know for it’s tall thin stalks with small bushy growths. See also: Succulent Soil, Coral…

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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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  • Sempervivum Arachnoideum
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Succulents and Cacti

    Sempervivum Arachnoideum

    Welcome to our guide to Sempervivum Arachnoideum care. We cover all you need to know about care and propagation… Sempervivum Arachnoideum Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight, and full sun. Watering needs: Check soil weekly, water it if the soil is dry all the way down. Fertilizer: Feed every 2 or 3 weeks in summer with cactus and succulent feed. Soil: A cactus and succulent compost (See Succulent Soil). Humidity: 40%. Temperature: 10-20°C (50-68°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Cobweb Hens and Chicks. Common issues: Fungal diseases, over watering. Introduction The Sempervivum Arachnoideum is now for its spider’s web like strands over…

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  • Senecio Vitalis
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants,  Succulents and Cacti

    Senecio Vitalis

    Welcome to our guide to Senecio Vitalis care, all you need to know to care and propagate this plant, including soil, water, light and humidity. Senecio Vitalis Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil weekly, only water if the soil is dry all the way down. Fertilizer: A dedicated cactus and succulent feed every 2 or 3 weeks in the summer months. Soil: A succulent soil mix. Humidity: 40% Temperature: 16-26°C (61-79°F) Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Blue chalk fingers, mermaids tail. Common issues: Overwatering Introduction The Senecio Vitalis aka ‘blue chalk fingers’ aka ‘mermaids tail’ is a beautiful…

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  • Sansevieria Fernwood
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants,  Succulents and Cacti

    Sansevieria Fernwood

    Welcome to our guide to sansevieria fernwood care all you need to know about care and propagation, including light, water, soil, temperature and humidity needs… Sansevieria Fernwood Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water it once the soil is dry.  Fertilizer: Low-nitrogen feed during spring and summer  Soil: Sandy, well-draining. Humidity: 40%. Temperature: 21°C-32°C (70°F-90°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction Sansevieria Fernwood is an evergreen succulent native to Southern Asia and Africa. It features long, cylindrical leaves with stripes, ranging in color from green to yellow and white. This is an imressive and easy to keep plant. See…

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  • Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Care
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants,  Rhaphidophora

    Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Care

    Welcome to our guide to rhaphidophora tetrasperma care and propagation. In general they are easy to care for… They like bright indirect sunlight, normal household temperatures and a little humidity. Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Care Summary Light needs: Lots of indirect sunlight, but will be ok in lower light areas of your home,  Watering needs: Check the soil each week, do not water unless the top 50% is dry. Fertilizer: Use a general purpose houseplant fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A peat-based, well-draining potting compost. Humidity: 50% or more. Temperature: 20°C-30°C (68°F-86°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Mini monstera, the monstera minima.…

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  • Anacampseros Rufescens
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Anacampseros Rufescens

    Welcome to our guide to Anacampseros Rufescens care, covering all you need to know about care and propagation… Anacampseros Rufescens Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check the soil each week and only water if 100% dry. Fertilizer: A succulent fertilizer monthly in the summer. Soil: A cactus and succulent compost. Humidity: 40% Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Sunrise succulent, Sand Rose Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction Known for it’s pink/purple and green rosettes the Anacampseros Rufescens is an impressive succulent that grows naively in South Africa. They are compact, small and slow growing. See also:…

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