Plant Care

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Million Hearts Plant
    Plant Care

    Million Hearts Plant

    Welcome to our guide to millions hearts plant care and propagation. In general you need to reproduce the natural environment of the million hearts plant – they are used to gowning on trees so they do not need to sit in soil or water, but they like a bark mix. Million Hearts Plant Care Summary Light needs: Lots of indirect sunlight Watering needs: Check it once a week and water it if the soil is almost dry. Fertilizer: Does not need feeding, but can grow quicker with a very diluted balanced feed in spring and summer. Soil: Do not use normal soil for epiphytes, use a mix of bark, perlite…

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  • Hoya Lauterbachii
    Hoya,  Plant Care

    Hoya Lauterbachii

    Welcome to our guide to hoya lauterbachii care, we cover all you need to know about care and propagation... Hoya Lauterbachii Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Only water it if the soil is dry all the way down. Check weekly. Fertilizer: Use a balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A mix of orchid bark, perlite and compost in equal parts. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F) is ideal. Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Eriostemma lauterbachii Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction The hoya lauterbachii is known for it’s beautiful, pastel-colored, oversized bell-shaped blooms as well as fuzzy leaves.…

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  • Hoya Imperialis
    Hoya,  Plant Care

    Hoya Imperialis

    Welcome to our guide to the Hoya Imperialis care and propagation. The key to caring for this lant is to keep it in very well draining mix, and not to let the soil get too wet. Hoya Imperialis Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect light. Watering needs: Check soil once a week and water only if dry all the way down.  Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer once a month in the spring and summer. Soil: A mix of equal parts soil, perlite and orchid bark.  Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-31°C (59-88°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering and related root rot. Introduction Originally…

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