Rare Houseplants

  • Alocasia Regal Shields
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Regal Shields

    We cover all you need to know about the impressive alocasia regal shields… Alocasia Regal Shields Care Summary Light needs: Indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top 50% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A  balanced fertilizer every 3 weeks in spring and summer. Soil: A mix of orchid bark, potting compost and perlite in equal parts. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering and underwatering. Introduction The alocasia regal shields is known for its dark, shield shaped leaves. If you are after an ‘elephant ear’ type plant this is one that sticks out due to its dark…

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  • 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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  • Alocasia Azlanii
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Azlanii

    Alocasia azlanii care is all about giving it the right humidity levels, read on for our care guide… Alocasia Azlanii Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when the top 30% of soil is dry, check it once a week at least. Fertilizer: Well diluted balanced fertilizer once a week in summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F). Where to buy: One of these Rare Plant Shops, or Etsy. Common issues: Lack of humidity and underwatering. Introduction The alocasia azlanii is known for its waxy, dark green leaves with purple veins. It’s a really unique looking small houseplant. It is a really stunning little plant,…

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  • Philodendron Splendid
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Splendid (aka Philodendron Verrucosum x Melanochrysum)

    Philodendron Splendid is, well rather splendid! The great news is that it is a relatively easy to care for plant as long as you keep it humid and look out for a few issues…. Philodendron Splendid Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when top half of the soil dry, check once a week. Fertilizer: High nitrogen feed once a month in summer. Soil: A loose, rich and well-draining soil. Humidity: 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 overwatering, fungal issues on leaves. Introduction The philodendron splendid is a hybrid plant that is a cross…

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  • Alocasia Silver Dragon
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Silver Dragon

    In this article we’ll show you how to get the best out of your Alocasia Silver Dragon… Alocasia Silver Dragon Summary Light needs: Medium indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Let the top 30% of soil dry out before watering again. Fertilizer: Diluted balanced feed every month in summer. Soil: A loose, rich, well draining soil. Humidity: 60%-80%. Temperature: 15-27°C (59-81°F). Where to buy: One of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Yellow leaves, wilting due to under or overwatering. Introduction The Alocasia Silver Dragon aka the alocasia baginda is a small and rare alocasia that originates from South-East Asia. It’s a really cool little plant with dragon skin textured leaves. See also:…

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  • Hoya Krimson Princess
    Hoya,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Hoya Krimson Princess

    We run down all you need to know to care for your hoya krimson princess. Hoya Krimson Princess Summary Light needs: Bright but indirect sunlight is ideal.  Watering needs: Check soil once a week and only water it if totally dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A mix of soil, perlite and orchid bark.  Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-28°C (59-82°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering is a very common as hoyas are epiphytic. Introduction The hoya krimson princess is a beautiful, small variegated hoya It has light green variegations down the center of it’s leaves. See also:…

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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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  • 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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  • Variegated Alocasia
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Variegated Alocasia

    We run down how to care for a variegated alocasia… Variegated Alocasia Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil once a week, water if the top 50% is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer every month in spring and summer. Soil: A rich well draining potting compost. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F) Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Over and underwatering. Introduction A beautifully white variegated version of the classic elephant ear. It is a really impressive plant that will always demand attention due to it’s white and green splashes. Light Needs Plenty of indirect sunlight will be best for your variegated alocasia.…

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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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