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  • @fancyplantschic 592

    Monstera Peru

    Monstera Peru is a very rare fast-growing plant with thick and unusually stiff leaves that is often mistaken for Monstera Pinnatipartita when young because the leaves look alike.

    The leaves of the Monstera Sp. Peru are somewhat wider, and look rounder, and differ from the leaves of Monstera Pinnatipartita that are more elongated.

    Monsteras are plants that are not especially difficult for beginners. Make sure your monstera doesn't get more than 30min of direct sunlight, water it often and use well-draining soil so it doesn't become too dense after a few waterings.

    Boost the Monstera Peru growth by using a totem pole or letting it climb to a surface so it can get bigger and healthier like it does in nature. Keep it away from pets and children because it is highly toxic if ingested.

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  • @plantprojectnz 325

    Alocasia Stingray

    Alocasia Stingray is an exotic and rare plant that is easy to keep alive as it does not require excessive care. Although it is an easy plant, it is not a recommended plant for beginners as it is sensitive to temperature and humidity.

    This elephant ear is becoming popular and is famous for its large leaf with a unique shape that has a long upturned tail that reminds us of a stingray. Like some other alocasias, it needs bright indirect light (south or west-facing windows are best as long as it is indirect light) and loves damp, well-drained soil mixed with organic matter as these are the characteristics of its natural habitat.

    Alocasia Stingray looks similar to differentiate Alocasia Zebrina because they both have a deep green color on the leaves and a similar pattern and color on the stem.

    Although their similarities, It is easy to differ Alocasia Stingray of Alocasia Zebrina by the shape of the leaves. Alocasia Stingray leaves are rounder and have a pointed finish, while Alocasia Zebrina leaves are triangular with an arrow shape.

    Alocasia is toxic if ingested, so they are not plants safe for cats, dogs neither children. With that being said, it doesn't mean you can't get one. Personally, I have a cat and we have plenty of plants that are toxic if ingested, but th does not pay attention to them. If he does, you might want to place these plants wherever he can't reach them.

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  • @thepottedearthco 228

    Spathiphyllum Sensation

    Peace Lily is one of the easiest and most common houseplants to grow because they thrive in low light conditions which makes it perfect for beginners and for every house. Originally from Asia, they have conquered almost every space around the world for being one of the easiest houseplants with flowers to take care of.

    'Sensation' is the largest cultivar of Spathiphyllum and produces large, deeply ribbed leaves that give a wild vibe to space.

    Spathiphyllum have been proven to be among the best houseplants to help improve indoor air quality which makes it perfect for bedrooms, livings rooms, and offices. Not so recommended though, for people that have cats, dogs, and children because is mildly toxic if ingested, so make sure to either supervise them or place your Peace Lily far from them.

    As a bonus point, Peace Lily Sensation happily blooms throughout the year and can reach up to a 2-meter height, which makes it worth looking at.

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  • @missesfancyplants 207

    Epipremnum Aureum Glacier

    Epipremnum Aureum Glacier is a small pothos variety in the market and it has a nice green and white contrast on their small leaves. Glacier Pothos is commonly confused with Pearls and Jade Pothos and Njoy Pothos although you can differentiate your Glacier because it tends to have more silvery-gray mottling/streaking than others and smaller leaves.

    Epipremnum Aureum Glacier is a hardy climbing plant highly recommended for beginners and people who travel thanks to the fact that it is a plant that adapts very well to many environments and conditions.

    Pothos is a plant that can grow in not so bright places or even artificial conditions (even though it requires a little bit more light than other pothos because of the variegations). Pothos are not sensitive to water, so it can last a few days more, although it is not recommended to have it for long periods without watering it.

    Pothos are toxic plants if ingested, so you should increase precautions if you have cats, dogs or babies. On the other hand, it is a very beautiful and versatile climbing plant that is commonly used as a hanging plant next to the windows, in big spaces or in the balconies.

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  • @whazzupbud 202

    Scindapsus Pictus Exotica

    Scindapsus Pictus Exotica it's a must-have plant for people who like hanging plants, climbing plants, or rare varieties because it has a beautiful leaf pattern with amazing silverish color.

    Pothos are easy plants that are recommended for beginners because they adapt so well to temperature, light, and watering environments, so don't be afraid to water it a bit most than you should.

    If you have babies or pets think it twice before taking a pothos home because they are toxic if ingested. Pets have an instinct, to avoid eating toxic stuff so I don't think they will bite the plant, but take a look to see how they behave when you take it home. You can also place it out of their reach to make sure nothing bad happens.

    Even though this satin pothos has an exotic and unique silverish foliage, it's not so rare to find in the market given the high demand it suffers. Scindapsus Pictus Exotica is commonly confused with Scindapsus Pictus Argyraeus because they both have silver patterns on their leaves even though they are easy to identify because Scindapsus Pictus Exotica leaf is completely silver except for the central part and Scindapsus Pictus Argyraeus's leaf is green with silver spots.

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  • @iamlilliancreates 121

    Aspidistra Elatior Milky Way

    Aspidistra Elatior Milky Way is an easy, low maintenance and drought tolerant plant that is recommended for beginners and travelers, as it can survive without water for a time.

    Aspidistra grows in the dark undergrowth of the forest from Asia, that's why this plant grows so well in low light conditions and it's for being one of the best office plants.

    Cast iron plants are safe for cats, dogs, and children because they are non-toxic and its leaves have a dark green color and can grow slowly up to 90 cm.

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  • @artleaf_ 117

    Monstera Adansonii Variegata

    Monstera Adansonii is famous because of the unique variegated foliage and leaves with holes that need more light than the ones without variegation.

    Variegated plants (yellow or white parts) need brighter light to survive since they have less chlorophyll than regular green plants.

    Monstera Adandonii Variegata is mildly toxic if ingested so you should keep an eye on your pets or children. Thanks to its aerial roots it climbs trees, totems, wood or whatever it has nearby, so you can have fun experimenting with totems or other superficies to see how this grows.

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  • @nicoplants 117

    Monstera Pinnatipartita

    Monstera Pinnatipartita is a rare evergreen and beautiful climbing plant originally from South America that looks similar to Monstera Deliciosa. It has divided leaves when it matures and produces white waxy flowers that along with its aerial roots, make it look wildly.

    Monstera Pinnatipartita must be placed away from the direct sun because it will burn its leaves, and far from pets and children because it's mildly toxic if ingested.

    It is so recommended to use totems or to place it in a spot where it can trail to maximize its growth. As a houseplant it doesn't grow much but outside, it can take a whole big corner.

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  • @White Flower Farm 105

    Spathiphyllum Domino

    Domino Peace Lily is a variegated form of the common Peace Lily. This tough and easy to grow plant recommended for beginners has blotches of white all over each leaf.

    Spathyllums are air purifier plants that remove toxins from the air, so they are perfect for bedrooms, living rooms, and offices.

    Peace Lilies are well known for being a flowering plant all year, except if they are in low light conditions.

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  • @tils_plant_therapy 102

    Alocasia Amazonica

    Alocasia Amazonica is a hybrid plant of Alocasia Longiloba and Alocasia Sanderiana that are native to Asia although this one is from America.

    This plant commonly called Alocasia Polly is known as African Mask or Elephant Ear for its incredible color, shape, and resistance of its foliage that is hard, rub-resistant, and arrow-shaped. Furthermore, the thin the stems make the leaves to look bigger.

    Alocasias are tropical plants that like hot environments, with high humidity and therefore, they grow in humid soil and full of organic matter. In nature, they grow in the shade of tall trees that are filtered by the sun's rays.

    If you're planning to have alocasias at home, be careful if you have children or animals because all alocasias are considered moderately toxic plants if ingested

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PLANT CARE 101: THE COMPLETE GUIDE

We understand plant care is about finding a suitable plant within your means. Most people casually assume plant care is easy and that all we have to do is water them from time to time. While the watering bit is true (sort of), there is no absolute truth in plant care being easy, especially for beginners.

In simple terms, plant care requires consistency. Pair that with the right amount of time, knowledge, and resources, and you are all set for a speedy ride to plant town. While beginners often see plants as an accessories, to brighten up their lives with little to no effort.

Understand why you are struggling with plants

Plants, much like humans are living things and they require some level of commitment from you. This is one of the basic reasons why a lot of people struggle with plant care. People don't take into account that plant caring requires some learning besides a mere commitment to watering the plant.

As every plant requires different care and nourishment, sometimes a lack of bright light could kill your plant. For example, albino and variegated plants need brighter light than regular plants because they have less chlorophyll in their leaves which means they absorb less light. People still want to have these high-quality demanding plants in a low-light environment use a high-quality LED light for plants to provide them with all they need.

Bringing a new baby plant to freshen up your home or apartment may excite you the first time around but after a few trips, if you happen to forget or ignore your plant, it will severely injure the plant leading to sickness.

Every plant is unique

Every plant you nurture and care for is different one way or the other and understanding the differences is crucial for keeping your plant healthy.

For example, zamioculcas and sansevierias are drought tolerant plants that won't have problems if you forget to water them, but on the other hand, they will suffer with over-watering. Some people like using a soil moisture indicator that will tell you how moist is the soil, so you will instantly know if the plants needs to be watered or not.

In addition, it could be fatal if you forget to water your alocasia a few times because they like to be watered frequently.

Some things to consider when choosing a plant:

  1. How much light the plant needs.
  2. How often should it needs to be watered.
  3. Temperature and humidity preferences.
  4. Fertilization.
  5. Size of the plant.
  6. How much effort requires to maintain it.

Know your plant

Since there are many plants available, identifying each of them individually can be a bit difficult to understand, but you can find plants that suit you best thanks to chooseyourplant. So, despite the fact that not all plants share the exact needs, it is important to note that each plant belongs to a certain category.

As a general rule, all houseplants are tropical plants, so they do not like the direct sun for long periods of time and although there are plants that survive in low light conditions (which does not mean without light), all plants like them like to have the more indirect light the better.

We can distinguish from low and bright light conditions by how far from the window our plants are because the quality and quantity of the light is given by how much our plants see the sky.

If you house doesn't get bright light, you can also use a cheap growing led light to give a high quality light to your plant, so it can grow quicker and healthier.

How to choose a plant

Getting plant care right means you need to start choosing the right plant for you and your environment as well. That means even if you’re keen on keeping all sorts of plants, you have to choose a plant best suited for the environment you live in and also the kind of weather and climatic conditions you have.

To help you set up your plant care station, here are 3 simple steps you need to keep in mind for choosing the right plant.

Step #1: Your commitment

Commitment is particularly important for those who are new to the plant game. Think about how much time you're willing to spend taking care of the plant. To be on the right path, you have to look out for plants that you can provide and care for with proper commitment.

You need to consider that you can’t simply select a plant based on how they look, you have to know how to take care of it.

Step #2: The environmental conditions

Take into account what type of plant matches the environmental conditions of the spot you have at home. There are plants that do well in bedrooms, living rooms or bathrooms.

Needless to say, every person has different needs and taste so you have to be extra sure of what you require from the plant. Certain people opt for colorful plants for house décor while some lookout for plants from a more health-related perspective like the air-purifying plants or medicinal plants.

Step #3: Look for compatibility

As much as we care for our plants, we can’t always keep it out of harm’s way. This is why you need to proof-check the plant compatibility with your household and how your home interacts with it.

Plants safe for cats and dogs

If you do have pets or children at home, check which are the non toxic plants to avoid allergies or to prevent a few attacks from your pal. There are a lot of plants that are mildly toxic if ingested such as alocasias or pothos.

Space occupation

Check whether you have the proper living space for the plant. Although plants don’t need much space, they have to be placed in a open, airy enough, and bright space for healthy growth. If you don't have a lot of space a good alternative is to have hanging plants.