What is the difference between Syngonium Chiapense and Syngonium Macrophyllum? Good question!
18 months ago, I picked up a reverted Philodendron Domesticum Variegatum as a “Project plant”, to see if I could turn that variegation around.
As the seedlings become a young plant they often become leggy and will lean to the side, as they become top heavy. When this happens, you will notice there are a lot of air roots sitting above the soil. It is at this stage, that I like to do a re-pot for a few reasons.
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Spider Mites are the worst! No other issue with my plants has haunted me like these little @#$%’s have. They love Alocasia. In my collection, they are the canary in a coal mine. Velvet leaves, especially on Philodendrons are another aroid that Spider Mites love. I have come to realise that any sign of yellowing […]
At the end 2020, when Adelaide went into lockdown for Covid, I started a little project with the aim of growing big Philodendron Mican leaves. This requires height and I am providing this with a big Coir Pole that I can extend later on. Ideally, the velvety leaves will grow larger as the vines climb […]
Until Recently, mealy bugs were not an issue that I had encountered. A change of location for my greenhouse, now has me quite used to the little deamon critters. When in small doses, they dont seem as extreme as some other bugs, such as spider mites. Left to breed and expand their invasion of your […]
There are many ways to propagate your aroids and everyone has a prefered method. For me, I have evolved my method to cater to specific types of plants and cuttings. Over the past year, I started using Coconut coir as a medium for cuttings to grow in and it has been quite successful. However, I […]
Disaster! A slug got into the seedling tray, with all of my baby Anthurium. I could cry! I had 5 Bakerii, 12 Gracile in there and both varieties have taken a hit. So hot tip!!!! If the air vents are open and slugs are about, its best to check for intruders. Especially before shutting them […]
A. Dussii (which is what I bought this plant as), and A. Guildingii are old name’s for A. Balaoanum. Here in Australia, it os often still referred to as A. Dussii. First published in 1898 by Adolf Engler Anthurium Balaoanum, a climbing anthurium with large thin but leathery leaves. One of the easier Anthuriums to […]