Rare Houseplants

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

    Alocasia Longiloba

    Welcome to our guide to Alocasia Longiloba care, covering all you need to know about care and propagation… The key to caring for this plant is to give it moist soil, bright indirect light and constant high humidity. 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…

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  • Philodendron White Wizard
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron White Wizard

    Welcome to our care and propagation guide to the impressive philodendron white wizard. Philodendron White Wizard Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water it when the top 50% of the soil is dry, check it once a week. Fertilizer:  A balanced liquid feed once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A rich, well draining potting compost.  Humidity: 50% or more. Temperature: 18°C to 27°C (64-81°F) Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Philodendron erubescens white wizard. Common issues: Overwatering and leaf burn on the variegated parts. The key to caring for your white wizard… my advice is to keep it humid…

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  • Philodendron Patriciae
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Patriciae Care

    The key to philodendron patriciae care is to not overwater it, we cover all you need to know about care and propagation… Philodendron Patriciae Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if top 50% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A balanced fertilizer once a month in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting mix.  Humidity: 70%. Temperature: 15-32°C (59-90°F). Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering, pests. Introduction The philodendron patriciae is known for it’s long elongated wrinkly leaves. This is a really rare plant that goes for a lot of money due to the demand for…

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  • Anthurium Scherzerianum
    Anthurium,  Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Anthurium Scherzerianum

    Welcome to our guide to Anthurium Scherzerianum care and propagation, all you need to know to get the best out of this plant, including soil, water, light and humidity needs. Anthurium Scherzerianum Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil each week and let them almost dry out before watering again. Fertilizer: A high phosphorous fertilizer every 3 or 4 weeks in spring and summer. Soil:  Mix of orchid bark, perlite and normal compost (Anthurium Soil). Humidity: 50%. Temperature: 18°C-25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Flamingo flowers. Common issues: Root rot from overwatering. Introduction The Anthurium Scherzerianum is known…

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  • Alocasia Tiny Dancer
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Tiny Dancer

    Welcome to our guide to alocasia tiny dancer care and propagation. 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…

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  • Philodendron Mccolley's Finale
    Philodendron,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale

    Welcome to our care guide to Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale… Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check the plant weekly, and water it if top half of the soil is already dry.  Fertilizer: A  well diluted balanced plant feed in the warmer months. Soil: A well draining potting mix. Humidity: 50% or more. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Overwatering and leaf crisping from low humidity. Introduction Philodendron Mccolley’s Finale is a hybrid known for its super colorful new leaves that harden off into green. See also: Philodendron Pink Princess Care, Philodendron…

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  • Alocasia Lauterbachiana
    Alocasia,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Alocasia Lauterbachiana

    In this guide you’ll learn all you need to know to care for your Alocasia Lauterbachiana, the main takeaway is to check the soil dryness once a week and to get the humidity right…. Alocasia Lauterbachiana Silver Sword 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 every month in Spring and Summer. Soil: A well-draining peat-based potting compost. Humidity: 70% Temperature: 18-25ºC (64-77ºF). Where to buy: One of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Over and under watering. Introduction Welcome to our guide to the Alocasia Lauterbachiana a.k.a. the alocasia silver sword, known…

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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 Pallidiflorum
    Anthurium,  Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Anthurium Pallidiflorum

    Welcome to our guide to the Anthurium Pallidiflorum, all you need to know to care and propagate this plant, including soil, water, light and humidity needs. Anthurium Pallidiflorum Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check the soil once a week and water if top 50% is dry. Fertilizer: A high in nitrogen feed, every 3 to 4 weeks in spring and summer. Soil: A chunky mix with orchid bark and perlite, see: Anthurium Soil. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 18°C to 26°C (64-79°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Yellow leaves from overwatering. Introduction The Anthurium Pallidiflorum is a strap leaved anthurium…

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