Category: Houseplants

New: Aglaonema Wishes

Posted August 6, 2022 by Fae Serena in Houseplant-Rare-Pink, Houseplants / 0 Comments

Aglaonema Wishes 

This plant is part of the Chinese Evergreen family and its care is rather similar.  I adore the pink on this one and really hope that this one takes off for me.

Light

Medium indirect light.  They’ll tend to get leggy and lose some of the colorations if kept in lower light so watch how your plant is doing and move it accordingly.

Water

Moist but well-draining soil which means let that top inch begin to dry out then water.  I’ll have mine in self-watering wicked pots so I believe that will work best for this plant as I can control the water somewhat by not having a full reservoir or allowing it to go dry for a day or two if it seems to be getting too much water.  It’s a learning process using self-watering containers for certain!

The Aglaonema Wishes is considered a good beginning plant for its care is relatively easy.  Keep an eye on it, and give it what it needs and you should have a happy plant.

Posted August 6, 2022 by Fae Serena in Houseplant-Rare-Pink, Houseplants / 0 Comments

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New: Syngonium Pixie White ‘Mini’

Posted August 5, 2022 by Fae Serena in Houseplants / 0 Comments

Syngonium Pixie White ‘Mini’ or Dwarf Arrowhead

I love the look of this plant.  Petite, yet with light and green coloration, it fits perfectly just about anywhere.

Light

Bright, indirect sunlight.

Water

As this plant prefers humid and moist conditions, you’d be safe in either keeping the plant evenly moist all the time – or allowing only the top inch to dry out before watering.  I will be growing this in self-watering wicked containers, so I think those conditions will suit the Syngonium Pixie White ‘Mini’ very well.

It may vine, although the Mini or Dwarf tend to stay compact… vining is a possibility.

 

Posted August 5, 2022 by Fae Serena in Houseplants / 0 Comments

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New: Syngonium ‘Pink Splash’

Posted August 4, 2022 by Fae Serena in Houseplant-Rare-Pink, Houseplants / 0 Comments

Syngonium ‘Pink Splash’

I love the look of this beauty and have my fingers crossed that I can successfully grow and care for this plant.  In general, its care is rather basic.

Light

Medium to bright light is where the Syngonium ‘Pink Splash’ will probably enjoy life best.  While some will say that it is low-light tolerant, I would still aim for more in the medium light range since you’ll not want those lovely pink areas to fade away back to green.

Water

The general rule is to allow the plant to dry out somewhat between deep waterings.  When you can feel dry soil down about to the first knuckle on your finger, that’s probably a good time to add some water.  I will be growing mine in self-watering wicked pots so my watering will be a bit different.  I will not keep the reservoir full all the time but will allow it to go dry for a day or so before adding water.  It is going to be a test and learn, but I find that all self-watering pots only draw up what’s necessary to keep the plants lightly moist, so by allowing it to dry out a few days in between filling the water reservoir it should be fine.  Again, learning and will provide updates as time moves on.

Soil

You’ll want a fast draining soil for your Syngonium ‘Pink Splash’ to prevent it from being overwatered.

There are so many wonderful plant websites around with far more details than I have here.  Honestly, these are just as much for my own knowledge in caring for my new plants as they are to pass along information that works for me.  I’m far from an expert, but there are those online who know far more than I do.

Posted August 4, 2022 by Fae Serena in Houseplant-Rare-Pink, Houseplants / 0 Comments

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New: Aglaonema White Rain

Posted August 3, 2022 by Fae Serena in Houseplants / 0 Comments

Aglaonema White Rain

In a recent plant haul, I picked up an Aglaonema White Rain (which is in the Chinese Evergreen family).  I love the white to light green center splash/coloring and, hopefully, I’ll have much better luck this time around with this new plant.  For the most part, these are relatively easy to care for plants – however – I did manage to kill one through improper watering so I’ll be much more careful about that this time around.

Light

Medium bright seems to be the preferred location.  While it can grow in low light conditions, if it gets a bit leggy, then move it to a brighter spot.  Direct, full sunlight can be damaging to the leaves in the form of burning or crisping.

Water

While it will depend somewhat on the location/amount of sunlight the plant receives it could be watered and then left to mostly dry -a flood and dry out kind of soaking.  I will have this plant in a self-watering wicked pot so how I water will be a bit different.  Simply allow for some variations in how well it responds to watering and adjust accordingly.  Honestly, I’ve found that watering instructions are very much a find what works for your plants and a general guideline, not an unbreakable rule.  (I horribly overwatered my previous Aglaonema White Rain, so hence the new self-watering pots for most of my plants these days.)

 

Posted August 3, 2022 by Fae Serena in Houseplants / 0 Comments

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New: Syngonium Mickey

Posted August 1, 2022 by Fae Serena in Houseplant-Rare-Pink, Houseplants / 0 Comments

Syngonium Mickey 

These are an easy-care house plants, syngonium can handle some neglect and are generally not bothered by bugs. They require some pruning to keep the plant bushy as they do climb and trail. This Syngonium has a lovely little arrow shaped leaves, pink shaded on the top and green on the underside.

This is a recent purchase and a brand new-to-me plant so — fingers crossed — we shall see how it turns out in my home.  Care information is from several general sources and I will update with my own plant picture, my experience with “Pink Mickey”, and what care information actually worked for me.  Remembering that everyone’s experience will be different for we all do not have the same conditions (unlike a greenhouse).

Light

Although these plants “can” be low light in the right conditions, usually it’s recommended for a medium to bright light location.  While not specifically finiciky you will want to move the plant to different locations to find it’s “sweet spot” as far as light goes.  Too bright then the possibility of leaf burn, too little light then the fading of the pink (which is in various shades of pink already).  I’ve found with all of my plants, I start out with the general recommendations and then adjust as I see my own plant reacting to my conditions.

Watering

Usually moist is the rule of thumb, it can go dry down to the first finger knuckle but be wary of the “flood and let dry out” method for that may cause some damage.  I will have mine in self-watering pots so it can pull what water it needs.  You’ll simply have to watch for your plants reactions, but generally moist and don’t let dry out completely.

Propogation

As this plant can climb or vine (depending on if you give it a pole or support to climb) you can propogate by cutting below a node and planting in it’s own small pot – or even back into the larger container.

In some parts of the world this plant is considered on the “Rare” side – in others, well, it’s quite easy to find.  I’ve listed it here as in the Rare catagory for me.

 

 

Posted August 1, 2022 by Fae Serena in Houseplant-Rare-Pink, Houseplants / 0 Comments

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