Rare Houseplants

  • Alocasia Reginula
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Reginula a.k.a. Alocasia Black Velvet

    Caring for an Alocasia Black Velvet a.k.a the Alocasia Reginula is straight forward, just make sure you fulfil their humidity needs, the rest is hassle free… Alocasia Reginula Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when the top 30% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: Use a balanced feed once a month in summer. Soil: A well draining, loose potting mix. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: Try a Rare Plant Shop. Common issues: Over and underwatering, lack of humidity.  Introduction Welcome to our guide to the black velvet alocasia reginula. It grows in the wild in Malaysia, and makes great house plants as long as…

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  • Philodendron Pink Princess
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Pink Princess Care

    The key to philodendron pink princess care is to give it plenty of indirect light to encourage the variegation and to not over water it… Philodendron Pink Princess Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top half of the soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix with 20% perlite.  Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 18°C to 27°C (64-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering, mealybugs. Introduction One of the most popular rare houseplants in recent years – the philodendron pink princess is known for it’s bright pink…

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

    Philodendron Gabby

    All you need to know about philodendron gabby care and propagation. The key is to give them lots of indirect sun, but not direct and make sure the soil does not get too soggy… Philodendron Gabby Summary Light needs: Low light to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when top 40% of soil is dry, check weekly. Fertilizer: A well-diluted balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining compost. Humidity: 50-60%. Temperature: 20°C-27°C (70-80°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Leaf crisping due to underwatering / too much sun. Fading variegation due to low light. Introduction The philodendron gabby is…

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  • Hoya Gracilis
    Hoya,  Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Hoya Gracilis (Hoya Memoria)

    Welcome to our guide to the Hoya Gracilis, covering care and propagation. The key is to let the soil dry out before watering it and keep it in a chunky orchid-bark based mix, and give it plenty of light to encourage blooming... Hoya Gracilis Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil weekly, only water it if the soil is totally dry. Fertilizer: A balanced feed monthly in spring and summer. Soil: A mix of cactus compost, orchid bark and perlite is ideal. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-35°C (59-95°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Hoya Memoria. Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction The…

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  • 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 Billietiae
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Billietiae

    Welcome to our guide to philodendron billietiae care and propagation. This plant needs good levels of humidity, a well draining, chunky soil, and not do not over water it. Philodendron Billietiae Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight is ideal. Watering needs: Soil needs to be almost dry before watering again. Check once a week. Fertilizer: Use a balanced feed once a month in the spring and summer. Soil: Well draining. Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 18°C to 27°C (64-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Root rot from overwatering. Introduction The philodendron billietiae is known for its huge, elongated pointy leaves. It’s a really cool plant, originally…

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  • Philodendron Domesticum
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Domesticum

    Welcome to our guide to philodendron domesticum care and propagation. The key to philodendron domesticum care is to give it a humid environment and not let it sit in soggy soil… Philodendron Domesticum Summary Light needs: Medium indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when top 50% of soil is dry, check once a week. Fertilizer: A balanced feed once a month in summer. Soil: Well draining potting medium with 20% added perlite. Humidity: 40-60%. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction The philodendron domesticum aka the spadeleaf philodendron is an easy to grow houseplant. They are known for their elongated…

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  • Philodendron Burle Marx Fantasy
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Burle Marx Fantasy

    Welcome to our guide to Philodendron Burle Marx Fantasy care, covering all you need to know about care and propagation. The key to caring for this plant is to give it a well draining soil mix and a moss pole, and make sure you water it sparingly. Philodendron Burle Marx Fantasy Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check the soil weekly and water it if the top half is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced feed every 3 or 4 weeks in the spring and summer. Soil: A mix of perlite and orchid bark with normal soil. Humidity: 50-60%. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F) Where to buy:…

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  • Hoya Shepherdii
    Hoya,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Hoya Shepherdii

    Welcome to our guide to the hoya shepherdii aka the string bean hoya, read on to find out all you need to know to keep a happy plant. The key to caring for it is to give it a chunky and exceedingly well draining soil mix, and let the soil dry out between watering. Hoya Shepherdii Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when soil is dry, check it weekly. Fertilizer: A balanced feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: Cactus soil with some orchid bark. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 10-25°C (50 – 77°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues:…

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  • Anthurium Plowmanii
    Anthurium,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Anthurium Plowmanii

    Anthurium Plowmanii (or Anthurium Plowmanii Fruffles) care is all about maintaining a high humidity level, we cover all you need to know about care and propagation… Anthurium Plowmanii Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly and water if top 50% of soil is dry.  Fertilizer: High nitrogen feed once a month in summer. Soil: Rich and well draining.  Humidity: 70-80%. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Leaf pests and bacteria. Introduction The anthurium plowmanii aka the birds nest anthurium aka the wave plant aka anthurium plowmanii fruffles aka anthurium wave of love (yes, it has loads…

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