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Calathea Beauty Star (#1 TOP Hacks for Growing & Propagation!)

The Calathea Beauty Star is an eye-catching houseplant. It boasts elliptical leaves that are striped cream and pink, sitting on top of thicker, light green brands. 🙂 A cultivar of the Calathea Ornata, the Beauty Star hails from the Marantaceae (Prayer Plant) family. Like all Prayer Plants, its leaves stand upright in the evenings, like …

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potted calathea orbifolia in a small pot

Calathea Orbifolia – GROWING & Propagation Tips!

Hailing from Bolivia, the Calathea Orbifolia (now reclassified as Goeppertia Orbifolia) is a beautiful species from the Prayer Plant family. In nature, they grow in the understory of the rainforest, near the forest floor. 🙂 We love their orb-shaped leaves with silver and green stripes. While leaves are large, the plant itself reaches just 3 …

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Dark Green with White and Pink Stripes Leaves of a Calathea Ornata 'Sanderiana'

14 STUNNING Calathea Types (w/PHOTOS, #1 Round-Up!)

Calatheas are popular houseplants. They hail from the Marantaceae family (Arrowheads), which consists of over 550 flowering species. As a group, they are also known as Prayer Plants, thanks to special cells in their stems that change in reaction to different light levels. This phenomenon, called nyctinasty, causes leaves to stand upright during the evenings …

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topview of calathea ornata plant, also called pinstripe plant with pink stripes on dark green leaves

Calathea Ornata Care & Propagation (#1 Secret Hacks for THRIVING Plant!)

The Calathea Ornata is a popular houseplant with baby-pink striped leaves. 🙂 Kept indoors, it grows to just 3 feet (91cm) tall – perfect for side tables or small spaces. However, caring for this variegated plant can be challenging. It requires >50% humidity, filtered water, and a peat-based, slightly acidic (pH 6.5) potting mix. Avoid …

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topview of large alocasia cucullata plant with upsidedown teardrop shaped lush leaves

Alocasia Cucullata – Complete Care & Propagation Guide!

The Alocasia Cucullata ‘Hooded Dwarf’ is a compact Alocasia known for being smaller and easier to care for than most others in the genus.  Its unique leaves, held atop fleshy stalks, are formed in the shape of a teardrop, or, according to some, open palms. Known sometimes as Buddha’s Palm, this plant’s thin leaves wave with the slightest …

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topview of the alocasia yucatan princess, a type of tropical plant also known as Alocasia Sarawakensis ‘Yucanta Princess’, with dark, glossy leaves and light pink striped stems

Alocasia Yucatan Princess – (TOP 10 Care Hacks!)

The Alocasia Sarawakensis ‘Yucatan Princess’ is a darker variety of Alocasia that grows quickly to its ultimate height, ~3 feet tall (91cm), when kept indoors. 🙂 The Princess is known for its large elephant-ear leaves that are glossy and dark green in color….though new leaves are light green. Leaves are held atop eye-catching light pink stems, …

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top view of an alocasia infernalis plant with dark almost black colored elephant ear leaves in a small pot

Alocasia Infernalis (Black Magic care TIPS)

The Alocasia Infernalis is a VERY unique, goth-like houseplant. Infernalis literally means “from hell” referring to this plant’s dark green-red, almost black leaves that have an amazing fiery red sheen when the light hits at certain angles. Move it a little again, and the fiery red color disappears. It’s amazing to watch (BUT so hard to capture on camera)! …

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a small potted philodendron whipple way with plenty of long point leaves growing from a central thick stem. leaves are variegated at the top and uniformly green at the bottom

Philodendron Whipple Way – (Growing #1 Guide & TIPS for this Rare plant!)

The Philodendron Whipple Way is a rare, tropical vine that is a sport Philodendron Domesticum. It has long leaves that grow from a thick central stem. Leaves often boast different shades of green and white striations… and more unusual and expensive versions even have delightful pink specks or variegation! Getting your hands on a Philodendron …

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holding up a philodendron bonifaziae, a tropical houseplant that has long, succulent-like leaves

Caring for your Philodendron Bonifaziae

The Philodendron Bonifaziae is a rare little guy from the Philodendron family. 🙂 While most Bonifaziaes are sold in small starter pots, when mature this Philodendron can grow up to 10 feet (3 meters) long. It is known for its long, narrow leaves held atop short, succulent-like petioles (leaf stalks). Care-wise, the Philodendron Bonifaziae is …

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