Rare Houseplants

  • Oxalis Care
    Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Oxalis Care

    The key to oxalis care is to bare in mind they may go dormant, and also to be careful of the leaves getting sunburnt if outside. Oxalis Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight, Watering needs: Let your Oxalis dry out slightly between watering. Fertilizer: Balanced fertilizer in the warmer months using a diluted balanced fertilizer. Soil: Well draining potting compost, slightly acidic. Humidity:  Normal household levels will be fine for an oxalis. Temperature: 15°C to 25°C (60°F to 70°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: False shamrock, purple shamrock, love plant. Common issues: Sunburn if they’re outside. And aphids. Intro Welcome our guide…

    Comments Off on Oxalis Care
  • Syngonium Rayii
    Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants,  Syngonium

    Syngonium Rayii

    Welcome to our guide to Syngonium Rayii care , it is an easy to look after plant, we cover all you need to know… Syngonium Rayii Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check once a week in winter, twice in summer, water if top 40% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A diluted balanced feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix with added perlite. Humidity: 40-60%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.. Common issues: Leaf crisping or drooping from underwatering. Introduction The syngonium rayii aka the velvet syngonium is a green velvet-leaved arrowhead…

    Comments Off on Syngonium Rayii
  • Caladium Plant Care
    Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Caladium Plant Care

    Welcome to our caladium care guide… Caladiums are stunning plants that require a lot of light to keep those leaves vibrant and some seasonal care to look after their bulbs…. Caladium Plant Care Summary Light needs: Indirect sunlight with a little bit of direct sunlight too. Watering needs: Caladiums like the soil wet but not to stand in water. So keep the soil damp with regular watering. Fertilizer: Feed weekly in Spring and Summer using a balanced plant feed. Soil: Well draining, nutrient rich potting compost. Humidity: Higher end of household humidity. Temperature: 20°C or  70°F is ideal. Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy.…

    Comments Off on Caladium Plant Care
  • Fishbone Cactus
    Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants,  Succulents and Cacti

    Fishbone Cactus

    Welcome to our guide to fishbone cactus care. It will be happy as long as you give them plenty of light and let them dry out fully before watering. Fishbone Cactus Summary Light needs: Plenty of indirect sunlight.  Watering needs: Let it dry out completely before watering again.  Fertilizer: Cactus fertilizer once a month in the summer months. Soil: A cactus and succulent potting mix. Humidity: They do well in almost any humidity except really high. Temperature: 15-25°C (59-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Rik rak cactus, zig zag, disocactus anguliger. Common issues: Over and under watering. Introduction Welcome to our guide to the fishbone…

    Comments Off on Fishbone Cactus
  • Senecio Vitalis
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants,  Succulents and Cacti

    Senecio Vitalis

    Welcome to our guide to Senecio Vitalis care, 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…

    Comments Off on Senecio Vitalis
  • Sansevieria Fernwood
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants,  Succulents and Cacti

    Sansevieria Fernwood

    Welcome to our guide to sansevieria fernwood care all you need to know about care and propagation, including light, water, soil, temperature and humidity needs… Sansevieria Fernwood Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water it once the soil is dry.  Fertilizer: Low-nitrogen feed during spring and summer  Soil: Sandy, well-draining. Humidity: 40%. Temperature: 21°C-32°C (70°F-90°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction Sansevieria Fernwood is an evergreen succulent native to Southern Asia and Africa. It features long, cylindrical leaves with stripes, ranging in color from green to yellow and white. This is an imressive and easy to keep plant. See…

    Comments Off on Sansevieria Fernwood
  • Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Care
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants,  Rhaphidophora

    Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Care

    Welcome to our guide to rhaphidophora tetrasperma care and propagation. In general they are easy to care for… They like bright indirect sunlight, normal household temperatures and a little humidity. Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Care Summary Light needs: Lots of indirect sunlight, but will be ok in lower light areas of your home,  Watering needs: Check the soil each week, do not water unless the top 50% is dry. Fertilizer: Use a general purpose houseplant fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A peat-based, well-draining potting compost. Humidity: 50% or more. Temperature: 20°C-30°C (68°F-86°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Mini monstera, the monstera minima.…

    Comments Off on Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma Care
  • 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:…

    Comments Off on Anacampseros Rufescens
  • Begonia,  Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Begonia Maculata

    Welcome to our guide to begonia maculata care. In general a begonia maculata needs bright indirect sunlight, likes normal household temperatures, well draining soil, lots of humidity, and careful watering to keep them wet buy not soaked. They also like to be root bound. Begonia Maculata Care Summary Light needs: Plenty of indirect sunlight, is ideal, but they’ll tolerate medium light areas too. Watering needs: Keep them moist. Check the soil twice a week and water it if the top layer (an inch or so) is dry. Fertilizer: Balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: Well-draining potting compost with plenty of organic matter and added perlite for…

    Comments Off on Begonia Maculata
  • Giant Pothos
    Plant Care,  Pothos,  Rare Houseplants

    Giant Pothos

    Welcome to our guide to giant pothos care. Taking care of a giant pothos indoors is fairly easy, we run down how to get the best out of this impressive plant… Giant Pothos Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil once a week and water when the top 40% soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced feed once a month in the summer. Soil: A standard potting mix will be fine. Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 18°Cto 23°C (64-73°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops or Etsy. Common issues: Over and under watering. Introduction A giant pothos is like a much bigger golden pothos.…

    Comments Off on Giant Pothos