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Peperomia Blanda Best Care Tips

Today on the Plantophiles menu is the Peperomia blanda, a shrubby Peperomia native to pan-tropical locations like Asia, Africa, Australasia, and Polynesia. Often found growing on damp rocks, creeping and crawling around river ledges, between boulders, and on tree trunks. It is a drought-tolerant, wind tolerant, and relatively low maintenance plant considered pretty hardy by …

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How to attach Bromeliads to trees and other surfaces

Bromeliads are a type of plant that is called an epiphyte. An epiphyte draws moisture from the air and does not need soil to live. It collects its nutrients through the tank in the flower and the leaf axils. This means that while their roots do draw some moisture and nutrients, they are more typically …

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Anthurium Insigne Complete Care Guide

(image credit, IG: curiousplantguy) If you are looking at this plant and thinking, “No way this will thrive in normal indoor conditions,” you are kind of right. Sorry to say, this beauty is ideal for greenhouses and very popular in tropical garden conservatories. But when have Plantophiles ever turned their back on a challenge? So, …

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Anthurium Angamarcanum – Top Care Hacks

Every tropical-plant-loving gardener lives to create a wonderful mosaic or ornamental aroids or members of the Araceae family. The Anthurium angamarcanum is a natural choice for such a collection because it’s slam dunk exotic.   Collectors grow Anthurium angamarcanum for the velvety sheen and exaggerated length of the leaf blades. The veins are silvery and prominent. …

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Philodendron Warszewiczii – #1 Care Guide

The exotic Philodendron warszewiczii is native to the pacific coast of Central Americas along Mexico, El Salvator, Nicaragua and Honduras. According to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, the species occurs usually on rocks in dry rain forests. The leaves of this large tropical ground runner are bipinnatifid. This means the leaf blades are deeply divided …

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