Aerial Roots

Aerial roots, as the name suggests, are roots that are exposed to the air. They are adventitious, and grow from the plants stem. Several plants will grow aerial roots, (and you probably have a few in your home) – Monstera, Ficus, Pothos, Philodendrons, Orchids, and some Cactus varieties. What role do they play? Aerial roots…

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Philodendron gloriosum

Aroids have become quite the craze these last few years, especially the ‘rare’ or harder-to-find species.Philodendron gloriosum has slowly made its way into the spot light, with its beautiful large white-veined leaves, capturing the attention of many collectors.Philodendrons are either climbers or creepers, and this is the latter. The gloriosum is native to the forest…

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Variegation in Plants

When someone mentions ‘variegation’, which plant springs to mind? Most people will say ‘Variegated Monstera’, and rightly so – this plant has become one of the most sought after plants in the plant community, with some plants selling for thousands of dollars. What is Variegation? The term ‘variegated’ stems from the Latin word ‘variegatus’, which…

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Plant Profile: Alocasia ‘stingray’ variegated

A new plant for your wish list! This beauty resembles the marine animal it was named after – the Stingray. The leaves resemble the wings of the ray, and the elongated tip resembles the tail.This plant is also commonly known as Alocasia ‘Mickey Mouse’, as some believe it looks more like the Disney character than…

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Root Rot – What is it & Can I save my plant?

Root rot has to be one of the most dreaded plant diseases for people with plants. One minute your plant is looking healthy and lush, and the next minute the leaves are yellowing and you question yourself as a plant parent. In the past I’ve killed several plants by allowing root rot to take hold,…

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Plant Profile: Peace Lily

This is one of the more popular houseplants for beginners. It’s known to be easy to care for, and is one of only a few houseplants that flower indoors. It’s flower is a simple, yet beautiful white spathe, and those who know how to care for the Peace Lily will possibly see it flower twice…

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Plant Profile: Marble Queen Pothos

The Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’ or ‘Marble Queen Pothos’, as I’ll refer to it on this post, is a beautiful indoor plant to add to your collection. Its native to South East Asia, and also goes by the name ‘Devils Ivy’ which is an umbrella term for most Pothos, and is non specific.The Marble Queen…

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Plant Profile: Peperomia polybotrya

Peperomia polybotrya otherwise known as Raindrop Peperomia or Coin-Leaf Peperomia, is a beautiful edition to any houseplant collection. It doesn’t grow very big indoors, so it can fit on your bookcase, your kitchen counter or on any plant displays. Its easy to get the polybotrya and the peperomioides confused, because of their similar appearance.The main…

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Simplifying Houseplant Care

If you’re someone who likes the idea of starting a houseplant collection, but think its daunting, or you’re convinced that you’ll kill a plant just by looking at it, give this a quick read. If you still think you’re not ready to be a plant parent, start with one plant, master its care, add a…

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Plant Profile: Philodendron olympiad

Plant Care Profile for Philodendron olympiad

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