Propagation

  • Peperomia Graveolens (Ruby Glow Peperomia)
    Plant Care,  Propagation

    Peperomia Graveolens (Ruby Glow Peperomia)

    Welcome to our guide to the Peperomia Graveolens all to you need to know about care and propagation… Peperomia Graveolens Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil weekly, only water if dry all the way down. Fertilizer: A very well diluted balanced feed monthly in spring and summer. Soil: A rich potting compost added perlite for drainage. Humidity: 50-60%. Temperature: 18-25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Ruby Glow Peperomia, Ruby Peperomia. Common issues: Root rot from overwatering. Introduction The peperomia graveolens aka ruby glow peperomia is known for its fleshy green and red canoe shaped leaves, originating from…

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  • Calathea Freddie
    Calathea and Maranta,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Calathea Freddie

    Welcome to our guide to the Calathea Freddie all to you need to know about care and propagation… Calathea Freddie Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil twice a week and water if top 25% is dry. Fertilizer: Use a balanced feed monthly in spring and summer. Soil: Good quality, well draining. Humidity: 70%. Temperature: 18-28°C (64-82°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Calathea leopardina, calathea concinna. Common issues: Curling leaves and crisping leaves from lack of humidity. Introduction The calathea freddie, a.k.a the calathea concinna, is known for its stripes. See also: Calathea Musaica, Calathea Dottie, Calathea…

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  • Cryptanthus
    Plant Care,  Propagation

    Cryptanthus

    Welcome to our guide to the Cryptanthus all to you need to know about care and propagation… Cryptanthus Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check the soil once a week and water it if its dry. Fertilizer: Use a balanced feed monthly in summer. Soil: Use a peat-based (or similar) well draining compost with added perlite. Humidity: 50% Temperature: 16°C to 30°C (61-86°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Earth stars, cryptanthus bromeliads. Common issues: Yellowing and browning leaves and occur from overwatering. Introduction Growing natively in Brazil, Cryptanthus is also known by the name earth stars. They are little bit…

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  • Ficus Elastica Ruby
    Plant Care,  Propagation

    Ficus Elastica Ruby

    Welcome to our guide to the Ficus Elastica Ruby all to you need to know about care and propagation… Ficus Elastica Ruby Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil weekly, only water if dry all the way down. Fertilizer: Use a balanced feed monthly in spring and summer every 3 or 4 weeks. Soil: A well draining mix, with added perlite. Humidity: 50% Temperature: 16°C to 30°C (61-86°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Variegated rubber plant. Common issues: Pests and overwatering. Introduction The ficus elastica ruby is a type of variegated rubber plant. See also: Ficus Shivereana Care, Fiddle…

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  • Kangaroo Paw Fern
    Plant Care,  Propagation

    Kangaroo Paw Fern

    Welcome to our guide to the Kangaroo Paw Fern all to you need to know about care and propagation… Kangaroo Paw Fern Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check twice a week and water when top 50% of soil is dry.  Fertilizer: Use a balanced feed monthly in summer. Soil: A rich compost with 20% added perlite. Humidity: 50-60% Temperature: 15-25°C (59-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Microsorum diversifolium. Common issues: Lack of moisture due to underwatering or lack of humidity. Introduction Microsorum diversifolium a.k.a the kangaroo paw fern is a tough rhizomatous fern. See also: Macho Fern…

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  • Pilea Moon Valley
    Plant Care,  Propagation

    Pilea Moon Valley (Pilea Mollis)

    Welcome to our guide to the Pilea Moon Valley all to you need to know about care and propagation… Pilea Moon Valley Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil weekly, only water if dry all the way down. Fertilizer: Use a well diluted balanced feed monthly in spring and summer. Soil: Well draining medium to avoid root rot. Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Pilea Involucrata, Pilea Mollis. Common issues: Root rot / overwatering. Introduction The Moon Valley Pilea, (aka Pilea Involucrata or Pilea Mollis) is native to Colombia and Venezuela. Its a…

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  • Begonia Escargot
    Plant Care,  Propagation

    Begonia Escargot

    Welcome to our guide to the Begonia Escargot all to you need to know about care and propagation… Begonia Escargot Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Keep them moist but not soaking.  Fertilizer: A really well diluted balanced feed monthly in spring and summer.  Soil: A mix of 80% potting compost and 20% perlite. Humidity: 50% Temperature: 18°C-24°C (65-75°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Begonia Rex Escargot. Common issues: Fungal problems on the leaves.  Introduction Known for it’s striking spiral of leaves, the begonia escargot is a much loved houseplant and is a cultivar of the begonia rex.…

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  • Calathea Zebrina
    Calathea and Maranta,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Calathea Zebrina

    Welcome to our guide to the Calathea Zebrina all to you need to know about care and propagation… Calathea Zebrina Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil twice a week in the hotter months, once a week in the colder ones. Water when top half of soil is dry.  Fertilizer: Use a balanced feed monthly in summer. Soil: A mix of 20% perlite to 80% potting compost . Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 18-27°C (65-80°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Zebra plant. Common issues: Irregular watering, too much or too little water.  Introduction Calathea zebrina, a.k.a. the zebra plant, grows in the…

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  • Ficus Triangularis
    Plant Care,  Propagation

    Ficus Triangularis

    Welcome to our guide to the Ficus Triangularis all to you need to know about care and propagation… Ficus Triangularis Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil twice a week in summer, once the rest of the year. Water when soil is almost dry, Fertilizer: Use a balanced feed monthly in summer. Soil: Add 20% perlite to normal potting soil. Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 17-27°C (62-81°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Triangle Fig. Common issues: Pests, over and under watering.  Introduction The ficus triangularis a.k.a. the triangle fig is a small indoor tree known for it’s triangular shaped leaves. See…

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  • Desert Rose Bonsai
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Succulents and Cacti

    Desert Rose Bonsai

    Welcome to our guide to the Desert Rose Bonsai all to you need to know about care and propagation… Desert Rose Bonsai Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight, and some direct too. Watering needs: Check soil weekly, only water if dry all the way down. Fertilizer: A balanced or high in nitrogen plant feed, diluted with twice as much water as recommended, monthly in spring and summer. Soil: A cactus and succulent soil. Humidity: 40%. Temperature: 20-30°C (68-86°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Adenium Obesum, Japanese frangipani Common issues: Overwatering and pests. Introduction Known for their blooms and bulbous trunks, the Desert Rose…

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