Plant-Specific Guides

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 alocasia azlanii plant with a single leaf with purple veins and a light green leaf border

Alocasia Azlanii – (Care & Propagation TIPS!)

Alocasia Azlanii is one attractive plant. 🙂 This low-growing Alocasia is known for its metallic, purple leaves with pinkish veins and green leaf borders. Leaf undersides are reddish, held on top of lime green stems. BUT – in the shade, the Azlanii’s stunning veins are not obvious at all. The plant just looks like it …

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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 large alocasia pink dragon with large, broad elephant ear shaped leaves with light green veins, held atop light pink stems

Alocasia Pink Dragon – (TIPS for a Thriving #1 Alocasia!)

The Alocasia Pink Dragon is truly a stunner! What makes it unique is its HUGE elephant-ear leaves with light green veins. Leaves grow from light pink stems. 🙂 Each leaf looks a bit leathery and textured (not smooth!). Despite it eye-catching leaves, lots of Alocasias like the Pink Dragon get a bad rap for being too …

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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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leaves of a hoya rangsan - variegated light green or silvery splashes on darker green leaves

Hoya Rangsan (Comprehensive Care & Growing Guide!)

If you’re looking for a variegated houseplant that is easy-flowering and doesn’t require a lot of fussing over, we think the Hoya Rangsan is a good choice. 🙂 This tropical houseplant produces narrow waxy leaves that are deep green with silvery or light green splashes. The variegation is different from leaf to leaf. It also …

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