Succulents and Cacti

  • Rhipsalis Paradoxa
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Succulents and Cacti

    Rhipsalis Paradoxa

    Welcome to our guide to the Rhipsalis Paradoxa all you need to know about care and propagation, including light, water, soil, temperature and humidity needs. The key to caring for this plant is plenty of light and avoid wet soil by using a really well draining mix and water only when dry. Rhipsalis Paradoxa Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water if soil is totally dry. Fertilizer: High nitrogen feed in the spring and summer. Soil: Loose, airy, well-draining soil. Humidity: 60-70%. Temperature: 18 to 24°C (64 to 75°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Chain cactus, Chain Rhipsalis.…

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  • Dischidia Ovata
    Plant Care,  Succulents and Cacti

    Dischidia Ovata

    Good dischidia ovata care is all about respecting that when it grows in the wild it’s an epiphytic plant that grows on trees in it’s natural habitat, so it has some particular soil and watering needs. Dischidia Ovata Summary Light needs: Medium ito bright indirect sunlight Watering needs: Let it dry out before watering it again, checking it once a week in winter and twice in summer. Fertilizer: A well diluted balanced feed once a month in summer. Soil: An orchid bark mix. Humidity: The higher end of household humidity. Temperature: 15-30°C (59-86°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Root rot due to overwatering. Introduction…

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  • Variegated Zz Plant
    Plant Care,  Succulents and Cacti

    Variegated Zz Plant

    Our guide to caring for the almighty Variegated Zz Plant. The key to caring for it is to only water it when the soil is dry and give it plenty of light without letting it get direct sun. Variegated Zz Plant Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Water when soil is completely dry, check it weekly. Fertilizer: Use a balanced fertilizer or one with higher nitrogen for the foliage (an npk of 5-5-5 or 5-3-3) monthly in summer. Soil: Cactus and succulent mix. Humidity: 40%. Temperature: 18-30°C (64-86°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Variegated Zamioculcas Zamiifolia. Common issues:…

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  • Trachyandra Tortilis
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants,  Succulents and Cacti

    Trachyandra Tortilis

    Welcome to our guide to the Trachyandra Tortilis all you need to know about care and propagation, including light, water, soil, temperature and humidity needs… Trachyandra Tortilis Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Let the soil dry out before watering it again, check it weekly. Fertilizer:  A diluted fertilizer during spring and summer. Soil: Cactus and succulent compost. Humidity: 50% Temperature: 5-15°C (41-59°F)  Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Ribbon plant, Anthericum tortile Baker Common issues: Root rot from overwatering Introduction Trachyandra Tortilis is a fascinating species of succulents that instantly grabs all the attention thanks to its coil-like decorative leaves.…

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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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  • Lithops Care
    Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants,  Succulents and Cacti

    Lithops Care

    Welcome to our guide to lithops care and propagation. In general lithops like bright indirect and some direct sunlight. They need watering when they dry out, except if they go dormant in the coldest parts of winter and hottest part of summer. Lithops Care Summary Light needs: Indirect sunlight and some direct. Watering needs: Do not water in the dormant times of the hottest summer and coldest winter. The rest of the time water once it dries out, check the soil first. Fertilizer: Not necessary. Soil: Use a standard cactus compost. Humidity: They like low-humidity, but will be fine in any household. Temperature: 18°C-25°C (64-77°F) Where to buy: Try our…

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  • Sansevieria Black Coral
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Succulents and Cacti

    Sansevieria Black Coral

    Welcome to our guide to the Sansevieria Black Coral, all you need to know to care and propagate this plant, including soil, water, light and humidity. Sansevieria Black Coral Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil weekly and only water if soil is dry all the way down. Fertilizer: A dedicated succulent feed every 3 weeks in the summer. Soil: A well draining cactus compost (succulent compost). Humidity: 40%. Temperature: 18°C-30°C (65-85°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Black Coral Snake Plant. Common issues: Overwatering. Introduction The Sansevieria Black Coral (aka Black Coral Snake Plant) is a dark green and black…

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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 blue colored succulent, originally from…

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  • Sansevieria Samurai
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Succulents and Cacti

    Sansevieria Samurai

    Welcome to our guide to the Sansevieria Samurai, covering all you need to know about care and propagation… Sansevieria Samurai Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight, some direct. Watering needs: Check soil weekly, only water if soil is completely dry. Fertilizer: A balanced feed monthly in summer. Soil: A cactus and succulent compost. Humidity: 40%. Temperature: 18-28°C (64-82°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Sansevieria ehrenbergii dwarf, dracaena hanningtonii Common issues: Overwatering leading to root rot and mushy leaves. Introduction The Sansevieria Samurai aka the sansevieria ehrenbergii aka dracaena hanningtonii is known for it’s sword-like leaves and also has a smaller ‘dwarf’ cultivar…

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  • Crassula Campfire
    Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants,  Succulents and Cacti

    Crassula Campfire

    Welcome to our guide to Crassula Campfire care and propagation, all you need to know to care and propagate this plant, including soil, water, light and humidity. Crassula Campfire Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight, some direct is ok. Watering needs: Soil should dry out before you water them again.  Fertilizer: A cactus and succulent feed every 3 or 4 weeks in the summer. Soil: A dedicated Succulent Soil. Humidity: 40%. Temperature: 18°C to 25°C (64-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Crassula capitella ‘Campfire’, Campfire plant. Common issues: Mushy leaves from overwatering. Introduction Known for it’s beautiful red coloration that is brought…

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