Mia's Rare Plants

Updated: Aug 3, 2020

Not normally found in your local garden centre

1. Senecio Peregrinus (String of Dolphins) 25 cm

The Senecio Peregrinus is a special houseplant. The plant is known with multiple nicknames. In Japan it is called ‘dolphin chain’ and in other countries it is also called ‘dolphin plant’. As the plant grows, the leaves change and look like dolphins. The plant is a cross between two different species of plants of the same family, namely Senecio articulatus and Senecio rowleyanus. The plant needs clear, but filtered light and a minimum temperature of 15 degrees.

2. Variegated monstera borsigiana

Plant collectors and homeowners are going crazy over this plant! They fly off the shelves fast and everywhere you look they are sold out. The price is a bit higher than it’s standard twin, the Monstera Deliciosa because it is a rare site to see.

We recommend keeping your Monstera out of direct sunlight since the white parts of the leaves are more prone to burning.

3. Peperomia Prostrata (String of Turtles)

They have beautiful ornamental leaves, make attractive hanging baskets, and are easy to care for under average room conditions.

Since they originate from South American rainforests, they thrive in loamy, wet conditions. They have a beautiful pattern of white veins, which range in color from maroon, to dark blue to purple, on young new growth, and turn silvery-white as the leaves age.

The flowers are insignificant. If the plant does flower, it produces tiny cream flowers on long flower spikes. These flowers have no scent.

4. Lova Asplenium Antiqum Plant

Once the lava came out of a volcano glowing 700 degrees celsius hot and now a plant is growing upon this precious volcanic stone. The plant practically embraces the lava with its roots. The lava stone provides moisture, stability and nutrients. A truly fascinating and fully natural combination of beautiful phenomenons of nature. The Asplenium is also called nest-fern, since they usually grow on branches of trees in nature.It grows at all heights, from ground level to the crowns of the tallest trees. The leaves turn brown and curl up, making the plant look like a huge nest in the forest between the branches of the trees.

5. from left to right:

Musa Dwarf, Beaucarnea Recurvata, Alocasia Black Velvet

6. Begonia Maculata

B. maculata is a fibrous-rooted species with erect stems to 1m. Foliage is green with silvery-white spots above, red below and has a heart-shaped base, a wavy texture and an undulate margin. Flowers are pale pink or white and are held in pendulous groups in summer; female flowers are more numerous than male ones and tepal sizes are unequal.

7. Aphelandra squarrosa (Zebra Plant)

Because they are tropical, Aphelandra zebra plants prefer warm climates and will do well in average household temperatures around 70°F. (20°C.) They do need high humidity and setting their pot on a tray filled with pebbles and water or regular misting should be an integral part of how to care for a zebra plant. They may thrive in 40-80 percent humidity, but they don’t like wet feet. Use potting medium that drains well and keep it moist, not wet. One of the common problems in Aphelandra zebra plant care is drooping or falling leaves – usually from too much water.

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