Top 10 Easy To Care For Rare Houseplants

Hey there, Plant Hunnies! Holy cow, have you ever had that feeling of finding something rare and exotic that takes your breath away?

That’s how I feel about rare houseplants. These babies are special not only because of their unique beauty but also the fact you can care for them easily.

It’s like they talk to my soul with their delicate leaves swaying gently almost as if in a beautiful slow dance orchestrated by Mother Nature herself.

Some may look intimidating, but hold on tight honey because I have got some good news for you!

In this article, I will spill the tea on the top 10 easy to care for rare houseplants that’ll add sass, spice, and everything nice to your collection without breaking into any sweat (or shedding tears). Get your green fingers ready because we’re diving into the wonderful world of rare plants together!

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#1 Philodendron McDowell

Oh, have you heard about Philodendron McDowell? This baby is a rare one, originating all the way from Central America. She’s got a unique leaf pattern that resembles scales or fishbones – how cool is that?

Now, let me tell ya. Taking care of Philodendron McDowell isn’t as hard as it seems. All she needs is medium to bright indirect light – don’t burn her leaves with too much direct sun now! And when her top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, give her a good drink of water.

Oh, and here’s another tip: fertilize her during the growing season to help her thrive even more. Trust me, it’ll be worth it when you see those gorgeous green and yellow foliage sprouting up.

I can’t believe I almost forgot to mention this! Did you know that this philodendron is named after one of Monrovia Nursery’s nursery managers? That’s right – she was named in honor of Daryl McDowell.

Philodendron McDowell may seem exotic and rare, but taking care of her doesn’t need to be complicated or overwhelming. Just remember these simple tips and enjoy watching her grow into a stunning symbol of your love for plants!

#2 Philodendron Florida Beauty

Listen up, because I want to introduce you all to a rare houseplant that’s stunning and easy to care for. It’s the Philodendron Florida Beauty! This beaut is a hybrid cultivar that’ll make your collection pop like never before.

Now let me tell ya, the Philodendron Florida Beauty loves basking in sunlight, but it ain’t no sun-worshipper. So be sure it gets bright indirect light- don’t go fryin’ its leaves by plonking it right under the sun!

When it comes to watering this beauty, always remember: less is more. Water only when the top layer of soil feels dry – any sooner would drown this precious breed. And hey now, let’s not forget about misting – give ’em a good spritz every couple of days!

Here’s another tip from ya girl: The Philodendron Florida Beauty will thrive in higher humidity, creating an inviting environment they love so much that’ll make them feel right at home.

So what are you waitin’ for? Go ahead and add a touch of rare beauty to your houseplant family with the Philodendron Florida Beauty!

#3 Philodendron Pink Princess

Alrighty, let me tell you about my favorite rare houseplant, the Philodendron Pink Princess. This beauty is a hybrid cultivar and she’s got it all: stunning colors, easy care requirements, and just a touch of diva attitude.

Now, to keep this plant happy you gotta give her some bright indirect light. Don’t put her in direct sunlight or she’ll get sunburned quicker than a lobster on vacation. But if you find the perfect sunny spot that isn’t too harsh – oh boy, she’ll positively glow!

As for watering her – wait until the top inch of soil is dry before giving her a good drink. If you overwater this gal, she’ll start acting fussy like a teenager who didn’t get enough caffeine. And nobody wants that!

Lastly, don’t forget to protect her from those pesky rays of direct sunlight – after all, we wouldn’t want to expose such a delicate lady now would we?

But once you find the right balance for Philodendron Pink Princess- oh my goodness gracious me – she will flourish like nobody’s business! Her leaves will be as pink as cotton candy at a carnival and completely steal your heart away. So go ahead and add this gem to your collection she’ll make it absolutely sparkle.

#4 Philodendron Florida Ghost

Let me tell you about my new favorite plant, the Philodendron Florida Ghost. It’s a hybrid cultivar that looks like it came straight out of the jungle and into my living room.

Now, this rare houseplant is not high-maintenance at all. It doesn’t need too much light – just medium to low indirect light will do. And don’t overwater it! Let that soil partially dry out between watering sessions.

Here’s a little insider tip: steer clear of alkaline soils when planting your Florida Ghost. Trust me, this plant loves its soil with a pH level on the acidic side.

I love how unique and mysterious-looking this plant is; it’s like having a little ghostly companion in my home. Plus, it reminds me of something I read once about how ghosts are often symbolic of transformation and change – maybe keeping this eerie plant around will inspire some growth and positive changes in my life!

Anyway, back to the Philodendron Florida Ghost… If you’re looking for an easy-to-care-for addition to your houseplant collection that’ll give off some major moodiness vibes in your space AND symbolize transformation, then look no further than this hybrid cultivar!

Gotta go now and water my other plants before they start haunting me for neglecting them wink.

#5 Anthurium Vittarifolium

Okay y’all, let’s talk Anthurium Vittarifolium. This little beauty comes straight from Costa Rica and has stolen my heart with its bright red blooms and textured foliage. But listen up folks, she may be pretty but don’t go treating her like a delicate flower. She likes it bright but not too much direct sunlight – gotta give her some shade to work with that top-notch chlorophyll production if ya know what I mean.

Now when it comes to watering, this gal ain’t no diva. Just allow the surface layer of soil to dry out before giving her a drink. And let me tell you something – cold drafts are a big no-no for our Anthurium Vittarifolium here. Keep her warm and cozy where she can thrive amongst your plant collection.

I’ll leave you with this thought: like our girl Anthurium Vittarifolium, sometimes beauty comes in unexpected ways – those jagged edges on her leaves only add to her charisma and individuality. So embrace your quirks just like she embraces hers, and thrive in your own unique way.

#6 Philodendron Moonlight

Oh, I just love my Philodendron Moonlight! This rare houseplant is straight from the South American rainforests – isn’t that just so exotic? It’s actually quite low-maintenance too. All it needs is moderate or filtered indoor lighting, and a watering routine–when the top one inch of soil becomes dry, it’s time to water your Moonlight Philodendron⁣.

But let me tell you, this little guy can be a bit temperamental when it comes to its environment. You’ll want to avoid direct sunlight and cold drafts if you want your Moonlight Philodendron to thrive.

It just goes to show that sometimes our most delicate treasures are the ones that bring us the most joy. Who would have thought that a plant could be such a symbol of strength and resilience? And yet here we are, nurturing these tiny beings in our homes and reveling in their beauty.

Ironically enough, as sturdy as they seem, plants like the Philodendron Moonlight remind us of the inevitable cycle of life – we must all eventually wilt away. But for now? We will bask in the glory of each other’s presence.

#7 Philodendron Billietiae

This baby is a hybrid of atomic and warocqueanum, so you know it’s got good genes. It’s like when you mix two beautiful people together and the offspring turns out stunning!

Now, this plant likes it bright but not intense light – think of it as sipping on some tea under a tree shade on a sunny day. But don’t go drowning it in water every other day or else it might get too clingy and end up root-bound. Instead, let its soil dry out between watering sessions. You wouldn’t want anyone to smother you with affection all the time either, right?

And if that wasn’t enough, this fella loves some humidity! Imagine taking a hot shower while listening to your favorite tunes – that’s how much humidity this plant craves for survival.

This beauty will make you feel like an artist creating something unique and special with their own hands because each leaf looks like art itself. Oh, the symbolism of life living through nature is just majestic!

I must say though; I was surprised by its resilience because sometimes unique isn’t always easy-going pals! But thankfully with the right environment and green thumb skills from yours, truly it has thrived happily ever after!

#8 Monstera Dubia

The Monstera Dubia originated all the way from Burkina Faso in West Africa. This beauty prefers bright, indirect sunlight or partial shade so I made sure to place it in a spot with just enough light!

If you’re like me and enjoy talking to your plants, keep up the chatter because this fella responds well to human attention. I noticed that when I chat with my other houseplants, they tend to grow fast and strong as if they’re listening intently.

Now let’s talk about watering routines. The best rule of thumb for Monstera Dubia is to allow the top two inches of soil to dry out before watering again. It’s really not hard at all – just check the soil every few days by sticking your finger into it and see if it feels dry yet.

Oh! And be careful where you put this little guy too – no heating/cooling vents nearby. Can you imagine its leaves getting burnt while trying to absorb nutrients? That would be a disaster!

Overall, Monstera Dubia has become one of my favorite houseplants due to its unique look and simple maintenance routine. Trust me, once you have one in your collection, you’ll be filled with joy every time you gaze at its shiny green leaves or watch new foliage unfurling itself like an opening blossom on a spring day.

#9 Anthurium Clarinervium

Oh my gosh, this Anthurium Clarinervium is something else, let me tell you! This bad boy is native to Mexico and it loves basking in bright, indirect sunlight. Like a real diva, it needs to be watered once or twice weekly – not too much but definitely not too little! And if you want to keep her happy and healthy, make sure she’s living in the lap of luxury with high humidity. This means giving her frequent misting like a delicate shower for that extra oomph!

Let me tell you one thing; this plant can be really finicky – I had some trouble getting it just right at first. But when I finally gave it all the love and attention it needed, oh my goodness gracious did this baby shine! It brought so much joy into my space with its stunning leaves. Those big veined leaves are such a unique sight to behold, and they look like beautiful veins on a… whoops got lost there.

Anyway, what’s great about this plant is that if you give it enough attention (which isn’t too much), it’ll reward you tenfold with gorgeous foliage that looks like something out of an enchanted forest. So don’t be discouraged if at first things don’t go perfectly – trust me when I say that once you get the hang of taking care of Anastasia here…err…your own Anthurium Clarinervium plant, the satisfaction will make your heart swell with pride!

#10 Monstera Thai Constellation

Oh my goodness, let me tell you about the Monstera Thai Constellation! This plant is like nothing else I’ve seen before. It’s a hybrid cultivar that combines the best features of different plants to make this gorgeous creation.

Now, regarding its care, it’s important to keep in mind that this beauty likes moderate-to-bright indoor light. So, if you’re going to put it in a corner where there’s no natural lighting coming through, expect to see your new friend suffer and wither away sad and alone like the last of a dying breed. Trust me; it ain’t pretty!

When it comes to watering frequency for your Monstera Thai Constellation – hello? Give some personal space… Do NOT water too often! That would be like constantly throwing buckets of rain on your head even when you’re just chilling at home minding your own business. Let your plant almost totally dry out before you can water them thoroughly but don’t wait too long either ’cause then we’ll both have problems.

And while we’re at it, let me just give you an extra tip right here- In case you want maximized growth rates for this plant baby because who doesn’t want to see their kids grow taller than them someday?- fertilize monthly during the growing season (‘cuz well everyone needs their food).

So yeah there you have it, honey! A little bit of love (and sun), proper watering intervals (talking from experience peeps), shiny green leaves (who doesn’t love well-maintained locks), and responsible use of fertilizer (tell ’em mama said). Get those elements right and trust me; happiness will come back at ya tenfold with your beautiful Monstera Thai Constellation keeping watch under sunny skies overhead.

FAQs:

Oh, honey bunny, you’ve got questions? Well, let’s see if I can answer them for you!

Q1. What kind of soil do I use for my new plant babies?
A1. You want a soil mix that keeps their roots nice and happy – something that drains well but also lets air flow through. Think of it like swaddling a little baby in a soft blanket that still lets them wiggle around.

Q2. How often should I feed my darlings?
A2. Just like people, your plants need some nourishment to grow big and strong! Most of these rare beauties enjoy getting fed during the spring and summer months about once per month to keep them healthy.

Q3. Should I give my babies a new pot to call home frequently or what?
A3. Only if they’re starting to get cramped in their current pots will you need to upgrade their space so they can stretch those roots out! But don’t go overboard and put ’em in too big of a pot too quickly – it’ll just cause disorientation for our delicate friends.

I hope this helps make taking care of your rare houseplants feel more manageable! Remember, our plants are like family members who deserve care and attention, but at the end of the day, they’re nature’s gifts to us and we’re lucky to have them in our lives.