• Can Monstera Live In Water
    Frequently Asked Questions,  Monstera,  Propagation

    Can Monstera Live In Water?

    We run down all you need you know about monstera living in water, water propagating cuttings including monstera, deliciosa, adansonii and mini monstera… Can Monstera Live In Water? All You Need To Know… Monsteras can live well in water. I have one in a jar now, they look great in a clear vase where you can see their roots growing. There are a few things you need to know: Growing a monstera in water from a cutting is easier than transitioning a plant from soil to just water. A cutting will root and adapt to it’s new surroundings easily, and put out roots more suitable to water. But a soil…

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  • Propagate Hoya Kerrii
    Hoya,  Propagation

    Propagate Hoya Kerrii

    Welcome to our guide to how to propagate hoya kerrii... Propagate Hoya Kerrii Welcome to our guide to propagate the sweetheart plant aka the hoya kerrii. Firstly and very importantly, If you have a sweetheart plant with just the single heart-shaped leaf, the ones they sell on Valentines Day which look like just a heart in soil, you will not be able to propagate it as it does not have an extra node to cut. You need the full plant with multiple leaves and nodes. See also: Hoya Propagation, Hoya Heuschkeliana, Hoya Linearis. How To Propagate Hoya Kerrii You can propagate hoya kerrii easily… Take a cutting with at least…

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  • Monstera Propagation
    Monstera,  Propagation

    Monstera Propagation

    In general monsteras are easy to propagate by rooting stem cuttings in water. We cover water, soil, and moss propagation methods… Monstera Propagation The monstera deliciosa aka the Swiss Cheese plant is a striking and bold shaped leafy beauty that is relatively easy to propagate. I absolutely love these classic plants. There is nothing quite like propagating a new monstera and seeing it’s first leaf unfurl. There are a few possible monstera propagation methods and we’ll go them all through below… Tip: to reduce the chance of rot, always wait a couple of hours after taking your cutting before putting it in it’s medium, so that the cut wound can…

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  • Bloody Mary Philodendron
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Bloody Mary Philodendron

    The bloody mary philodendron needs careful watering and plenty of indirect sunlight, read on for more detail… Bloody Mary Philodendron Summary Light needs: Bright but indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water once the top half-finger depth of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer every 2 or 3 weeks in the summer. Soil: A rich well draining potting compost. Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 16-28°C (61-82°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering and underwatering. Introduction The Bloody Mary Philodendron is a burgundy red-stemmed philodendron with dark green leaves but the new leaves grow out red, this is a dream plant on many collectors’ wish lists! The…

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  • Philodendron White Knight
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron White Knight

    So you’ve got the beautifully white variegated Philodendron White Knight and need some care tips!? Look no further, here’s our no-nonsense guide… Philodendron White Knight Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when the top inch or 2cm is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced liquid feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: Rich, well draining potting compost. Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 18°C to 27°C (64-81°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Leaf burn. Over watering. Introduction So you want really stunning white and green variegated plant that is fairly easy to look after? Look no further than Philodendron White Knight. We’ll go…

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  • Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants,  Scindapsus

    Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight

    So you got your hands on the amazing Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight? Here’s our guide on how to get the best out of it… Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Only water it if the soil is dry all the way down. Fertilizer: Use a balanced fertilizer or one with higher nitrogen for the foliage (an npk of 5-5-5 or 5-3-3) monthly in summer. Soil: Cactus and succulent mix. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Sterling silver. Common issues: Overwatering and underwatering. Introduction Silver-leafed plants have become really fashionable, and the Scindapsus Treubii…

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  • String of Dolphins
    Propagation,  Succulents and Cacti

    How To Propagate String Of Dolphins

    Introduction We run down all you need to know to propagate your string of dolphins. They are easy to grow to and propagate with stem cuttings, read on… How To Propagate String Of Dolphins The best way to propagate a string of dolphins is to take a cutting with at least 4 leaves (or ‘dolphins’) on it. Then let it callous over for a couple of hours until the wound fully heals. Pot it up in cactus and succulent soil, keep it warm, humid and in indirect sunlight and it should root in a couple of months and start new leaf growth within 3 months when you can treat it…

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  • Propagate Ivy
    Propagation

    Propagate Ivy

    Introduction You can propagate ivy relatively easily using water, moss or soil propagation. We cover all you need to know in this concise guide. See also: English Ivy Care. Propagate Ivy In Water To propagate ivy in water…. Take a cutting with at least 4 nodes (the nodes are the parts of the stem that leaves grow from, and roots will also grow from these too). Strip the leaves from the bottom two nodes, so there will only be leaves on the top two nodes. Put the cutting in a jar of water. Make sure the two ‘naked’ nodes are below the surface of the water, and the leaves are…

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

    Philodendron Hastatum

    All you need to know about the Philodendron Hastatum: the silver sword, alien-leaved stunner… Philodendron Hastatum Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when the top half of soil is dry. Fertilizer: Use a balanced feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well-draining, rich potting compost. Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Silver sword. Common issues: Overwatering. Pests. Introduction The Philodendron Hastatum is a large philodendron with greeny-grey-silver leaves These are very decorative houseplants, it is stunning and will stand out in and demand attention as the leaves do not look natural…

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  • Fiddle Leaf Fig Propagation
    Propagation

    Fiddle Leaf Fig Propagation

    FLF Propagation Fiddle Leaf Figs have become immensely popular in the last few years. And for good reason – they look great as small plants, and when they grow bigger they can completely transform both the look and feel of a room with their architectural aesthetic. Here’s our guide to Fiddle Leaf Fig Propagation… Fiddle Leaf Fig Propagation In Water Here’s our step by step guide on how to propagate fiddle leaf fig in water: Step 1: prepare what you need: a fiddle leaf fig plant, a jar of water at room temperature.  Step 2: Take a cutting. You need to take it below one of the nodes, aim for a…

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