Propagation

  • Anthurium Superbum
    Anthurium,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Anthurium Superbum

    Welcome to our guide to the Anthurium Superbum all to you need to know about care and propagation… Anthurium Superbum Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Keep them moist but not wet. Fertilizer: Well diluted balanced feed every 3 or 4 weeks in spring and summer. Soil: Well draining / rich (Anthurium Soil). Humidity: 70% Temperature: 16°C to 30°C (61-86°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Birdsnest Anthurium. Common issues: Pests, lack of humidity. Introduction The Anthurium Superbum grows in the wild in Ecuador and is know for it’s long bullate leaves. See also: Anthurium Plowmanii, Anthurium Soil, Anthurium Regale. Anthurium…

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  • Hoya Cumingiana
    Hoya,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Hoya Cumingiana

    Welcome to our guide to the Hoya Cumingiana all to you need to know about care and propagation… Hoya Cumingiana Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil weekly, only water if totally dry. Fertilizer: A balanced liquid feed in the warmer months. Soil: A Hoya Soil Mix Humidity: 70% Temperature: 21-27°C (70-80°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction The hoya cumingiana is a beautiful little plant, they grow don’t vine down as much as other hoyas, they grow upright when juvenile, almost like a small zz plant. They look great when trained to a pole or trellis to…

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  • Silver Lace Fern
    Plant Care,  Propagation

    Silver Lace Fern

    Welcome to our guide to the Silver Lace Fern, covering all you need to know about care and propagation… Silver Lace Fern Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Keep moist, check them twice a week and water them when the top 25% is dry. Fertilizer: Feed every 3 weeks in summer with a balanced feed. Soil: A peat based (or similar) soil with some added perlite. Humidity: 50% or more. Temperature: 15-25°C (59-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Pteris ensiformis, sword brake fern. Common issues: Over and underwatering. Introduction The Silver Lace Fern is a known for light…

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

    Senecio Vitalis

    Welcome to our guide to the Senecio Vitalis, 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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  • Hoya Elliptica
    Hoya,  Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Hoya Elliptica

    Welcome to our guide to Hoya Elliptica care, all you need to know to care and propagate this plant, including soil, water, light and humidity. Hoya Elliptica Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, make sure soil is 100% dry before watering again. Fertilizer: Use a balanced feed every month in spring and summer, a high phosphorous one when flowering. Soil: A mix of soil, perlite and orchid bark (Hoya Soil). Humidity:  60%. Temperature: 15-28°C (59-82°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Root rot from overwatering. Introduction The Hoya Elliptica is know for its big veiny elliptical leaves. See also: Hoya…

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  • Alocasia Ivory Coast
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Ivory Coast

    Welcome to our guide to Alocasia Ivory Coast care, covering all you need to know about care and propagation… Alocasia Ivory Coast Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check them weekly and water when half of the soil is dry before you water it again. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer every 3 or 4 weeks in the spring and summer. Soil: A mix of orchid bark, potting soil and perlite. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Underwatering. Introduction The Alocasia Ivory Coast is known for it’s large white veined leaves. It is fast becoming an in demand…

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  • Calathea Louisae
    Calathea and Maranta,  Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Calathea Louisae

    Welcome to our guide to Calathea Louisae care, covering all you need to know about care and propagation… Calathea Louisae Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Keep soil moist but not wet. Check the soil twice a week. Fertilizer: A balanced plant feed every 3 or 4 weeks in spring and summer. Soil: Add perlite to a good potting compost 20% to 80%. Humidity: 60-70%.  Temperature: 18-28°C (64-82°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Goeppertia louisae. Common issues: Lack of humidity causing leaf curling and crispiness. Introduction Calathea louisae aka goeppertia louisae is a striped light and dark green…

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  • Peperomia Incana
    Peperomia,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Peperomia Incana

    Welcome to our guide to Peperomia Incana care, covering all you need to know about care and propagation… Peperomia Incana Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil weekly and only water it if completely dry. Fertilizer: A well diluted, balanced fertilizer, every 3 weeks in the spring and summer. Soil: A mix of compost (75%) and perlite (25%). Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 18-24°C (65-75°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Felted peperomia, felt peperomia. Common issues: Overwatering and pests. Introduction The Peperomia Incana is know for it’s light turquoise, felt-textured leaves, it is stunningly beautiful and a really easy…

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