Rare Houseplants

  • Pink Syngonium
    Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants,  Syngonium

    Pink Syngonium

    The pink syngonium is an easy to care for pink-variegated plant, we run down all you need to know in the following guide… Pink Syngonium Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water if top 50% of soil is dry, check weekly. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer once a week in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting compost. Humidity: 40-50%. Temperature: 15-27°C (59-81°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Underwatering and overwatering. Introduction The pink syngonium aka the pink syngonium podophyllum is a version of the popular syngonium podophyllum but with pink variegated areas of it’s foliage. It’s a relatively cheap…

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  • Alocasia Sarian
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Sarian

    Alocasia Sarian like higher than average humidity but other than that they are really easy to care for, read on for all you need to know about Alocasia Sarian Care… Alocasia Sarian Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check it once a week, water if top 25% of the soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil:  A light, loose, rich, well draining soil. Humidity: 60%-70%. Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Over and underwatering as well as lack of humidity.  Introduction The alocasia sarian is an amazing looking alocasia with really pointed…

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

    Senecio Serpens

    Welcome to our guide to the Senecio Serpens, covering all you need to know about care and propagation… Senecio Serpens Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight, some direct. Watering needs: Check soil weekly, only water when soil is dry all the way down.  Fertilizer: A cactus and succulent fertilizer monthly in summer. Soil: A well draining cactus and succulent soil (See: Succulent Soil). Humidity: 40%. Temperature: 16-29°C (61-84°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Curios repens, blue chalk sticks. Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction The wonderfully blue Senecio Serpens (aka curios repens, aka blue chalk sticks), is an impressively colored like succulent, originally from…

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  • Begonia Pavonina
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Begonia Pavonina

    Welcome to our guide to the Begonia Pavonina, covering all you need to know about care and propagation… Begonia Pavonina Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil weekly, water if top 60% or more is dry.  Fertilizer: A balanced feed every 2 or 3 weeks in spring and summer. Soil:  A mix of 75% potting compost and 25% perlite. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 16°C to 30°C (61-86°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Peacock begonia. Common issues: Leaf burn from too much sun, irregular watering. Introduction The Begonia Pavonina aka the Peacock Begonia is known for the metallic-blue glimmering…

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  • Anacampseros Rufescens
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Anacampseros Rufescens

    Welcome to our guide to the Anacampseros Rufescens, 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. See also: Trachyandra Tortilis, Dracaena Compacta (Dracaena Janet Craig), Tigers Jaw Succulent, Sansevieria Fernwood. Light…

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

    Philodendron Burle Marx Fantasy

    Welcome to our guide to the Philodendron Burle Marx Fantasy, covering all you need to know about care and propagation… 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: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Root rot from over watering. Introduction The Philodendron Burle Marx Fantasy (not to be confused with the Philodendron…

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

    Calathea Louisae

    Welcome to our guide to the Calathea Louisae, 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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  • Moonlight Caladium
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Moonlight Caladium

    Welcome to our guide to the Moonlight Caladium, covering all you need to know about care and propagation… Moonlight Caladium Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight, some direct. Watering needs: Check them each week, only water if almost dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer every 2 weeks in Spring and Summer Soil: Add 10% or 20% perlite to a good potting compost. Humidity: 50% or more. Temperature: 15-25°C (59-77°F).  Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Dormancy from cold temperatures, overwatering. Introduction Moonlight Caladiums are known for their striking moonlight white leaves. See also: Pink Syngonium, Geogenanthus Ciliatus, Rhaphidophora Hayi Care. Light Needs Bright indirect…

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  • Alocasia Longiloba
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Longiloba

    Welcome to our guide to the Alocasia Longiloba, covering all you need to know about care and propagation… Alocasia Longiloba Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Keep them moist but not soaking wet. Check the soil once a week. Fertilizer: A balanced feed every 3 or 4 weeks in the warmer months. Soil: Rich and well draining (see: Alocasia Soil). Humidity: 60%-70%. Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Both over and under watering. Introduction The Alocasia Longiloba has big over sized leaves and clear indented veins. See also: Alocasia Sarian, Alocasia Regal Shields, Alocasia Silver Dragon, Alocasia Maharani, Alocasia…

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  • Sansevieria Sayuri
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants,  Succulents and Cacti

    Sansevieria Sayuri

    Welcome to our guide to the Sansevieria Sayuri, covering all you need to know about care and propagation… Sansevieria Sayuri Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil weekly, only water if soil is dry all the way down. Fertilizer: A dedicated cactus and succulent feed every 3 or 4 weeks in the spring and summer. Soil: A cactus and succulent compost (see: Succulent Soil) Humidity: 40%. Temperature: 18-25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Sansevieria Metallica. Common issues: Drooping and mushy leaves due to by overwatering, Introduction The Sansevieria Sayuri is known for its light silvery green…

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