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New plant collections arrived from thailand

Three new rare plant collections arrived from Thailand.

There are three rare houseplants that I really wanted to have however, they are just too expensive for just a cuttings. What are those rare plants? Monstera Peru, Scindapsus Treubii Dark Form and Scindapsus Moonlight. Well, I can’t believe I have them. So lucky to know somebody who always have shipment from Thailand for rare plants.

I admit, still expensive but at least I do not do the extra transaction other than just wait patiently if they call me that the plant I ordered arrive and I could pick them up.

It was so funny or I don’t know…, when I got there to pick up Saturday that was Sept 19 at 4:35 because they gave me a qoute for how much the plants are before I pick them up, I just bring enough cash but he denied it. I even show to him the exchange messages but he said he didn’t do it.

Anyhow, to make the story short, I still bought the plant. I supposed to buy ten pots each plants but money was so tight, it ended up five pots each. Of course, a little bit disappointed but in the long run I’m still okay with them.

The plants are so beautiful. I cannot wait to see them grow, and sell some of them.

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Monstera adansonii propagation

Monstera Adansonii or Philodendron Swiss Cheese plant is one of the easiest plant to propagate. You can snip off a section with one or two node either put the cuttings directly to the soil or propagate the cuttings in water.

My best way to propagate Monstera Adansonii is to put the cuttings in water. Actually, I tried both but for me, the most successful one is rooted in water then transfer to the soil and put in a cooler area to grow.

I chosed to snip off in individual node, this is my fifth times propagating Monstera Adansonii and so far, this is also the fastest batch to roots. Well, there are 3 bottles full of 1 node cuttings in water but for some reason only one bottle rooted the cuttings within 3 weeks. Surprisingly!

The pictures posted was the result of my water propagation after 3 weeks. I have several cuttings propagated at the same time, yet the rest of the cuttings in the other bottle placed in other location shows no roots. Basically, in my own understanding, the plant have their own will to grow.

As we can see on the pictures, these are ready to transplant. I will make an update how she grow after a week of transplanting them to the soil.

By the way, the recommendation is at least 2 nodes from the expert it is my own choice to snip one node to propagate because I am a hard-headed lolz, I just want to experiment in my own way honestly, so far I don’t have any problem. If you have rooting hormone you can use that too to root. What I do, I always check the water every day, when the water is clear, you’re good to go don’t disturb them, if the water is not clear change the water right away and wash the cuttings, it is a sign of disease. Continue to do so until you will see the roots. Do not put in direct sunlight. Just to let you know, I am not an expert here, I just want to do experimentation. So please follow the expert.

Picture will be posted soon!

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My sanseveria collections

Sanseveria is a historically recognized genus of flowering plants native to Africa, Madagascar and Southern Asia according to Wikipedia. This plant comes with so many common names such as snakeplants, bow string hemp, devil’s tounge, jinn’s tounge, mother-in-law tounge and snake tounge. In my village, home country Philippines this plant is called “Espada”. When my mother visited me last year, she said that it is called Espada maybe because it resembles a sword.

Anyway, Sanseveria is one of my favorite houseplant. It is easy to care for lolz, I don’t need to water very often and has low maintenance. I can put this plant anywhere with no fuss because sanseveria will live even in the darkest side of your home. This plant is a tough plant besides that, there are a lot of benefits for our health having Sanseveria inside the house. According to NASA, it has the ability to absorb an excessive amount of carbon monoxide, it also emits oxygen at night and filters some toxins from the air like benzene, xylene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde.

Many researchers and experts believed that it is more beneficial when we put Sanseveria in our bedroom to have fresh oxygen to breath at night while we are sleeping. Therefore, most of my Sanseveria collections are in our bedroom.

So now let’s go to my lists and count how many I have and still hoping to have more.

Interested to have these plants in your collections, they are also available in my store just click the link, https://belleplantshop.com/product-category/sanseveria-snakeplants/

Low-light tolerant plants

Triostar Stromanthe

Triostar Stromanthe is a beautiful houseplants that are sometimes called ‘Tricolor”. This plant is like Calathea it came from the family of Maranta. The foliage has stunning variegation of cream, green and pink and the back of the leaves are purple like color for sure this plant will catches everyone’s eyes.

Stromanthe plant needs right amount of light but not in direct sunlight. too much exposure to sun the leaves can become a freckled and burned.

Like Calathea, Triostar Stromanthe need moist soil at all times but not soggy. Give the plant a fertilizer during spring and summer with all purpose plant fertilizer. Like other plants, they love to be misted . Spray with fresh water.

Triostar Stromanthe is available at my shop from C$18 for 4″ pot and $30 for 6″ pot. Send message if interested @belleplantshop@gmail.com or mljanohan@outlook.com. Shipping available: Canada wide, pick up and or delivery locally.