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Syngonium Chiapense V Macrophyllum: HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE!

What is the difference between Syngonium Chiapense and Syngonium Macrophyllum? Good question!

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All Aroids Greenhouse Pests Spider Mites Topics Troubleshooting Velvet Leaves

SPIDER MITES Pt 2: Biological Control

*This is not a sponsored article (sadly). The company that I promote in this article, I do so because I use and believe in the product and the method of pest management. Spider Mites are evil little turds that made my life hell at one point. It was litteraly a war and I was loosing. […]

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Anthurium Pallidiflorum V’s Vittarifolum: HOW TO TELL THE DIFFRENCE!

Recently, on Instagram, I was asked by another collector, how to tell the difference between Anthurium Pallidiflorum and Anthurium Vittarifolium. A good question and one that is often not very clear, especially here in Australia, where sellers are labeling the cheaper Vittarifolium as the more expensive Pallidiflorum. This has lead to Instagram and the internet […]

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SPIDER MITE CONTROL Pt 1 – Basic.

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 […]

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PEST CONTROL: Mealy Bugs

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 […]

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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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Epipremnum Manjula v Aureum ‘Snow Queen’ HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE!

This is a common question I hear all the time. How to tell the difference between E. Manjula amd E. Snow Queen (Pearls and Jade). Ill make it simple. They are pure opposites in colour, and the stem colour is the key! I mean opposites because where Snow Queen’s leaves have green coming from the […]

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Shipping Elephant Ears – HOW TO: Care for them after delivery.

Buying Alocasia, Colocasia, Xanthosoma and other bulbous Aroids online is both exciting, because you get an often interesting new plant, and a gamble, because you never know what condition it will turn up in. *for the sake of my typing fingers and my laziness, when I refer to Alocasia in this post, I mean all […]

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All Alocasia Aroids Buying Plants Micholitziana "Green Velvet" Private Sellers Topics Transporting Plants Velvet Leaves

VELVET ALERT!!! I FINALLY have a Green Velvet.

Ok, I am doing my happy dance! 💃💃💃 I finally got myself a Green Velvet Alocasia. Aka, Alocasia micholitziana 👏🦄🎉 Actually at one point I nearly had two. One in an EBay auction and then this one popped up for just $20 plus shipping. I figured I could always sell one on. But luckily at […]

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Buying Plants and Hitchhiking Pests!

*This post is in no way a go at the people who sold me this plant. I suspect they had no idea the plant was even infested. The aim is to share info and answers. So only love, no hate. Xx ~~~ Mites… Fun times!!! Yeah…. Well so far I have been lucky and not […]