• Philodendron Florida Ghost
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Florida Ghost

    The Philodendron Florida Ghost is a beautifully leaved plant, it is perfect for standing on it’s own and demanding attention in a space. In this guide I show you all you need to know to look after it…. Philodendron Florida Ghost Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check once a week, water if the top 50% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A high nitrogen feed every 3 weeks in the summer. Soil: A well draining, loose, organic soil  Humidity: 60%-70%. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Over and under watering, as well as bacterial diseases on the leaves.…

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  • Cebu Blue Pothos
    Plant Care,  Pothos,  Rare Houseplants

    Cebu Blue Pothos

    The cebu blue pothos is a show-stoppingly beautiful small houseplant, that has ballooned in popularity in recent months, and luckily is really straight forward to care for, we go into detail below… Cebu Blue Pothos Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Let the plants almost totally dry out then soak it. Fertilizer: Balanced fertilizer every month in the summer. Soil: A well draining, rich compost. Humidity: High end of household humidity, mist them 2 or 3 times a week. Temperature: 19-25°C (66-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Epipremnum pinnatum, blue pothos. Common issues: Under and over watering. Introduction Cebu blue is…

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  • Rare Plant Shops
    Buying Guide,  Rare Houseplants

    Rare Plant Shops

    So you want to know the best rare plant shops… Here’s a rundown of some of the best rare plant shops we know. Many of them include a large selection of very rare houseplants for sale, including many aroids and variegated specimens. Where Can I Buy Rare Houseplants Online? In general there are many small and big rare plant shops with stores on Ebay and Etsy as well as individual sellers, so keep an eye on there. I would head there as a first port of call to find rare houseplants for sale. Tip: use the local filters to buy from your region or country, plants do not like to…

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  • Alocasia Tiny Dancer
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Tiny Dancer

    The key to caring for an alocasia tiny dancer is to maintain a high humidity level and not over water it…. Alocasia Tiny Dancer Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top 25% 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: 60-70%. Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Crisping due to lack of humidity, pests on leaves. Introduction A thin stemmed, tiny leaved, delicate alocasia, the alocasia tiny dancer. It is a hybrid of alocasia brisbanensis ×…

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  • Philodendron Paraiso Verde
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Paraiso Verde Care

    We run down all you need to know about philodendron paraiso verde care… Philodendron Paraiso Verde Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top half of soil is dry. Fertilizer: OK not to feed but if you do, a balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix with 20% perlite.  Humidity: 50-70%. Temperature: 14-30°C (57-86°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction This plant is a true statement plant, an absolute show stopper with it’s long elegant leaves of mottle green and mint green, it’s one of my favorites…

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  • Syngonium Rayii
    Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants,  Syngonium

    Syngonium Rayii

    The Syngonium Rayii is easy to look after, just water it well… 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:  Etsy or see these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Leaf crisping or drooping from underwatering. Introduction The syngonium rayii aka the velvet syngonium is a green velvet-leaved arrowhead plant with variegated white stripes down the center of the leaf. They are super easy to…

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  • Syngonium Mojito
    Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants,  Syngonium

    Syngonium Mojito Care

    The syngonium mojito is really easy to care for and propagate too, we run down all you need to know… Syngonium Mojito Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top 50% of the soil is dry. Fertilizer: Not necessary, if you do, use a balanced fed monthly in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix with 20% perlite.  Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Yellow leaves due to over watering and leaf curling or crisping due to lack of humidity. Introduction Mint green and dark green mottled coloring have made…

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  • Philodendron Jose Buono
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Jose Buono Care

    The key to philodendron jose buono care is to up the humidity and do not let the roots sit in soggy soil… Philodendron Jose Buono Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top half of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A high-in-nitrogen feed once a month in summer. Soil: A well draining and rich potting mix.  Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 14-27°(57-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering, pests on leaves. Introduction An all time favorite of mine, the jose buono is a head turner with it’s over sized leaves of mottled variegation… See also: Philodendron White Princess, Philodendron…

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  • Anthurium Villenaorum
    Anthurium,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Anthurium Villenaorum

    Your Anthurium Villenaorum needs a lot of humidity and a very well draining potting medium to thrive in your home… Anthurium Villenaorum Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when top 25% of soil is dry, check it twice a week. Fertilizer: Once a month in summer using high nitrogen feed. Soil: Very well draining compost with added perlite. Humidity: 60-70%. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Lack of humidity. Introduction Originally from Peru, the anthurium villenaorum is a small rare houseplant with it’s teardrop shaped leaves, with prominently-veined leaves, almost philodendron gloriousum-like. The veins are…

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  • Philodendron Cream Splash
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Cream Splash

    Our guide to the philodendron cream splash… Philodendron Cream Splash Summary Light needs: Low to bright indirect sunlight Watering needs: Water if top 40% of soil is dry, check once a week. Fertilizer: Balanced feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining compost. Humidity: 50-60%. Temperature: 18°C-27°C (64-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Leggy stems and fading variegation due to low light. Introduction The philodendron cream splash is a variegated philodendron hederaceum, like the philodendron brasil, but with a green and creamy white variegation. This is a low maintenance dream plant! See also: Philodendron Gabby, Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight, Jessenia Pothos.…

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