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Interview with Siddharth Nc – Admin of Planet Discussion groups on FB

Siddharth Nc is a plant lover and connaisseur and was an admin on the plant-related Planet Discussion Groups on Facebook. He is often consulted and highly esteemed for his vast knowledge and plant identification skills specifically in the Araceae family. We had the pleasure to interview Sid and get to know more about him, his …

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Good Nutrients in Soil – Essential NPK Fertilization 101

NPK Values The tree letters NPK stand for the three most essential nutrients in soil that are needed by plants. N stands for Nitrogen, P stand for Phosphorus and K stands for Potassium. In addition, there are other macronutrients in soil such as calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and sulfur (S). The proper fertilization is essential …

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Dracaena Plant Care – Best Kept Secrets!

Dracaena is a family of roughly 120 different species of plants. The name Dracaena is derived from the ancient Greek word for female dragon called δράκαινα, drakaina. Most of the species are native to Africa, but it can also be found in Asia and northern Australia and two species are even found in South America. …

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Philodendron Spiritus Sancti Care

  Philodendron Spiritus Sancti is the holy grail of plant ownership. If you think Monstera Obliqua and Monstera Adansonii are rare, hard to get and expensive, Philodendron Spiritus Sanct tops them in all 3 aspects. The plant itself is found in the state of Espirito Santo near the town Domingos Martins in Brazil and it …

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The Elusive Variegated Monstera Deliciosa

Monstera Variegata or Variegated Monstera Deliciosa is THE trend in the houseplant community. Variegation means that plants have white or sometimes yellow splashes on their leaves and also variegated sections on their stems and petioles – that’s the stalk where the leaf is connected to –  just to use the botanical correct lingo. Variegation in …

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