Deborah

Deborah is a plant enthusiast and founder of Gardening Collective.

plant with moss pole

Q&A: How to keep moss poles moist (and WHY its SO important!)

Moss poles provide a climbing structure for plants. They enable certain climbing plants to latch onto the pole using aerial roots (roots that grow above-ground) and grow upwards, towards the sunlight. This mimics the plant’s native environment, where it grows on top of larger plants or trees, as it competes with others for precious sunlight. […]

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sideview of small potted hoya rotundiflora

Hoya Rotundiflora – (Rounded little Hoya leaves Complete Care Guide!)

Hoya Rotundiflora is a little Hoya that originates from Thailand. This unique plant produces almost rectangle-shaped leaves that are rounded on the edges. 🙂 Let the leaves trail down from its pot. These leaves are also small and fuzzy, and they produce delicate white, fragrant blooms. Despite its difference in appearance, the Hoya Rotundiflora still shares

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My Click & Grow Review – (Is it Worth paying ~US$100 for?)

Click & Grow Smart Garden is a portable indoor garden that enables plants to grow 365 days a year. This “portable garden” comes complete with pods that grow individual plants, an LED light system, and a self-watering mechanism that ensures your plants stay watered for 2-4 weeks. 🙂 The higher-end version (Click & Grow Smart

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Philodendron Jose Buono – (Care and Propagation #!1 HACKS)

Another climbing Philodendron with stunning green-and-cream leaves is the Philodendron Jose Buono. Like most Philodendrons, the Jose Buono is easy to grow, but is a slower-grower than most! Care-wise, a healthy Philodendron Jose Buono needs well-draining soil and regular, deep watering. It needs >6 hours of bright, indirect light a day, prefers temperatures between 55-80

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philodendron caramel marble top view of variegated philodendron with yellow and green marbled leaves

Philodendron Caramel Marble – (Complete #1 Care & Propagation Guide!)

If you’re looking for to SPLURGE on an easy-to-grow variegated plant, check out the Philodendron Caramel Marble. It is a relatively compact (growing up to 2 feet (61cm)), upright-growing Philodendron with beautiful wavy-edge leaves. Leaves are marbled in green, yellow, caramel brown and – if you’re lucky – pink hues. 🙂 Care-wise, make sure you

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side view of philodendron ring of fire with wavy edges and cream variegation on its lon green leaves

Philodendron Ring of Fire – (CARE HACKS for this sought-after houseplant!)

The rare Philodendron Ring Of Fire is a SIGHT to behold, with its jagged-edged leaves in hues of orange (thus the “fire”), green, white, red, cream, and yellow. 🙂 Like many other Philodendrons, the Ring Of Fire is not a difficult plant to grow, though it is a slow-grower and has a small size (just

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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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