Even though there are more than 500 species of philodendron plants, some are quite rare. In this article we are going to review some of my favorite rare philodendrons.
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Named after the Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. Specifically world-famous for his designs of parks and gardens. In fact, more than 50 plants bear his name. Philodendron Burle Marx is a clumping aroid that has glossy, heart-shaped leaves. Copious leaves have deep lobes and delicate pale veining. An upright philodendron that looks great indoors or in your outdoor landscape. Additionally, in warmer climates it develops runners, making it perfect as a ground cover. Alternatively, it can climb if given support.
Philodendron pothos that vine are also referred to or often mistaken as pothos. These vining philodendrons have wider and rounder heart shaped leaves compared to Epipremnum aureum pothos. Also, they have the ability to climb up, not just trail. When they are growing new leaves they tend to point or grow up in search of something to grab on to.
Many stunning scindapsus varieties are available from common to incredibly rare. Scindapsus is a genus of plants in the araceae family. In fact they are flowering plants. However, as with many houseplants, they don’t typically flower in cultivation. These vining plants are perfect climbing moss poles or in hanging baskets.
Sansevieria Masoniana is now known as Dracaena Masoniana. Commonly called Mason’s Congo or Whale Fin Sansevieria. Native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Hence the name Mason’s Congo. Masoniana is nicknamed Whale Fin Snake Plant because of the unique shape of its unusually wide, paddle-like leaves. Though slow-growing, the Whale Fin Sansevieria reaches impressive size compared to other members of the genus.
Peperomia Argyreia (pronounced pep-er-ROH-mee-uh ar-GY-ree-uh) is commonly known as the Watermelon Peperomia. Indeed because the leaves look like the skin of watermelons. Additionally, waxy, green and silver striped leaves are attached to short, reddish-purple stems. Definitely the perfect addition to your indoor plant collection.
The watermelon peperomia is easy to grow and is very adaptable. Specifically, it is great for beginners. It is no wonder why it has become such a trendy plant. Definitely perfect for small spaces or offices, as it stays quite compact.
Baby Rubber Plant Peperomia obtusifolia The Peperomia obtusifolia ( pep-er-ROH-mee-uh ob-too-sih-FOH-lee-uh) is commonly called the Baby Rubber Plant. Specifically, an evergreen perennial with an upright growth habit. Furthermore, oval leaves are dark green, shiny and smooth. Water is stored in their thick leaves. Therefore, they shrivel in drought and plump when water is available. Additionally, …