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Project Plant: Reverted P. Domesticum Variegatum. UPDATE!

18 months ago, I picked up a reverted Philodendron Domesticum Variegatum as a “Project plant”, to see if I could turn that variegation around.

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Leggy Anthurium Seedlings

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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MICANS POLE: Growing Tall.

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 […]

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MONSTERA SILTIPICANA: Can They Shingle?

Well… YES, IT LOOKS LIKE THEY CAN! In my Plant Profile on Monstera Siltepecana ‘El Salvador’, I noted how I read about how this plant (Siltepecana’s in general) can shingle. Though, finding an example has been near impossible. However, both my own Monstera Siltepecana and Siltepecana ‘El Salvador’ have kindly decided to grow in a […]

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PROPAGATION: What Medium Do I Use?

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 […]

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PEST CONTROL: When SLUGS get into your Aroids.

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 […]

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Stem Cuttings in Moss and Zip Lock Bags.

I have been trying different methods of propagating my Aroids, now that I have the room. I am now starting to favour different methods for different plants and cuttings. No one method works best nor does ‘one size fit all’. Here, I want to talk about starting stem cuttings in Zip Loc bags and Spagnum […]

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Cutting and Propagating My Philodendron Majestic.

On the 24th July, 2020, I finally cut my Philodendron Majestic. I have been back and forth on my decision to cut this plant. But at the end of the day, the plant was too leggy and needed something done about it. I bought it with the intention of cutting it for propagation and, by […]

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Adelaide Botanic Gardens: Aroids Around The Grounds.

One of my favorite places in Adelaide has and always will be the Adelaide Botanical Gardens. Its like stepping out of the craziness of the city and into another world of quietness and well… plants. Situated in the North East corner of the city, it’s a five minute walk from the bustle of Rundle Mall […]

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Philodendron Gloriosum V Glorious: HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE!

I see this question asked all the time and I actually found myself asking it last week when I picked up this plant in an online auction. It was listed as a Philodendron Gloriosum and I suspected it was actually a P. Glorious and was sure of this upon arrival. So what is it really??? […]