10 FAVORITE HOUSEPLANTS (not on Moss Poles)

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In today’s video, the Jan showcases his 10 favorite plants that do not require a moss pole. These plants include the Alocasia Cpra, Oxalis Triangularis, Monstera Thai Constellation, Anthurium ‘Crazy Rubbish’, Alocasia Doric BTic, and Philodendron Plowmanii. He shares his personal experiences and tips for caring for each plant, including soil mix, watering frequency, and light requirements.

Key Takeaways:

  • Some plants do not require a moss pole for optimal growth.
  • Providing bright light and not letting the plants dry out are important factors for their care.
  • Each plant has its own unique characteristics and requirements for optimal growth.
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Alocasia Cpra Care

Alocasia Cpra is a plant that does not require a moss pole. It is a climbing plant that makes up about 10% of Jan’s plant collection. Alocasia Cpra is an absolute monster and has been with Jan for four years. The plant is in a chunky aroid mix and has a small root system compared to the size of its leaves.

The plant requires watering regularly and a weak dilution of fertilizer GT Fage Focus with every watering. Alocasia Cpra lives in a big north-facing window and gets plenty of light. He manages the plant by using a garden stake with some twine to tie the pedol together to create a nice display and stop it from being droopy. He has had a good run with Alocasia Cpra for four years and the plant is growing stronger and stronger.

Oxalis Triangularis Care

Oxalis Triangularis, also known as the Purple Shamrock, is a plant that does not require a moss pole. It is a plant that multiplies itself and is about 4 years old. It needs lots of bright light, especially some direct morning sun.

The plant is not in an aroid mix and is in quite a fine mix of cooled perlite and a little bit of sand. It is important to not let the plant dry out, but it is pretty good at telling you when it wants water because it gets quite droopy. The plant does not require much work and needs to be watered maybe once a month, maybe a little bit more frequent during the warmer season.

Monstera Thai Constellation Growth

The Monstera Thai Constellation is a climbing plant that can also be grown by crawling in a pot. It is slow-growing and may require more light to grow faster. The plant may face upward to face the light source, but it can be trained to face forward by changing the position of the light source.

The Monstera Thai Constellation can be grown on a moss pole or a pile of moss on top of the pot. However, growing it on a moss pole may be slow due to its slow climbing ability. It is recommended to provide the plant with a lot of bright light to make it lush.

The plant does not require frequent watering and can be watered once a month or more frequently during the warmer season. It is a low maintenance plant that can grow well in a north-facing window.

Anthurium ‘Crazy Rubbish’ Cultivation

Anthurium ‘Crazy Rubbish’ is a crystalinum hybrid that can be grown without a moss pole. The plant has roots coming out of the stem that could go into a moss pole, but it would climb up the pole very slowly.

Therefore, it is not worth the effort to put it on a moss pole. Instead, a pile of moss can be put on top of the pot, and as the plant grows, more moss can be added on top of it to create a lush display.

The plant is not competing for space, light, and nutrients, so it grows at a slower pace, but the goal is to have a beautiful and lush display.

Alocasia Doric BTic Progress

In the video, Jan showcases his Alocasia Doric BTic plant, which they have not had for very long. They mention that it started off as a small tissue culture plant and is still in its early stages of growth. The plant has unique variegation and has the potential to grow quite large.

It is currently being grown in the Jan’s greenhouse, but they are considering moving it back inside due to the colder weather. No further information is provided about the plant’s care or maintenance.

Philodendron Plowmanii Maintenance

Philodendron Plowmanii is a crawling plant that grows along the surface of the pot. It is also known as a terrestrial plant. To maintain its growth, it is recommended to provide it with bright light. The plant seems to enjoy some direct sun, especially in the morning.

The Philodendron Plowmanii does not require a moss pole, but it is essential to ensure that the plant is not allowed to dry out. The plant likes to be watered frequently, and it can be quite droopy when it needs water.

It is best to plant the Philodendron Plowmanii in a fine mix of coir, perlite, and sand. This mixture ensures that the plant does not dry out quickly. The Philodendron Plowmanii does not require much work, and it can be watered once a month during the cooler months and more frequently during the warmer seasons.

Overall, the Philodendron Plowmanii is a low-maintenance plant that can thrive with proper care.