Philodendron pertusum vs. Monstera

I noget tid har der været en diskussion omkring forskellen på Philodendron pertusum og Monstera i de danske plante communities, der findes online. Diskussionen går ud på at der umiddelbart findes to Monstera deliciosa-lignende planter. Der findes Monstera deliciosa, som er den “ægte” Monstera, den vokser meget langsomt, og alle blade har fliger samt huller…

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Philodendron imperial and Philodendron squamiferum

  In previous post I wrote about the red Philodendron imperial, a plant that has been one my wish list for a long time. I really love the dark coloured leaves, I think it has a dramatic feeling, haha. Another Philodendron I have bought recently is the Philodendron squamiferum, a more rare Philodendron species that…

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IKEA Plant Decor News

Source: IKEA  I am going IKEA shopping this Sunday with my sister and cousin, which gave me reason to browse through IKEA’s Spring news on their website. These are my absolutely favourites and I am planning to buy the rotting piedestal, the pink glass vase and the long wanted red Philodendron imperial. The piedestal can…

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Keramiktus – an exhibition with cactus and ceramic

Source: Costume If you are in Copenhagen on April 5th I will strongly recommend you to go see the exhibition Keramiktus. The exhibition is hosted by Kaktus København, the coolest cactus concept store in Copenhagen, and celebrates cacti and ceramic. Kaktus København have challenged artists from all over the world to make the perfect cactus…

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How to care for Fatsia japonica

  One of the newest members in my plant family is Fatsia japonica, also called Japanese aralia. It is native to southern Japan, southern Korea and Taiwan. The name fatsi is an approximation of the Japanese word for ‘eight’, referring to the eight lobes. And the name Japanese aralia is due to formerly being classified within…

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Get your plants ready for Spring

  The temperature in Denmark is still negative even though the calendar says Spring. However, I can really feel how the days are getting longer and when the sun shines, you can feel a little bit warmth on your skin. So today had to be the day I repotted and potted up my plants and…

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How to care for Ficus petiolaris

  My newest plant crush is on the beautiful Ficus petiolaris with its pinkish-red veins. Ficus petiolaris is native to Mexico, and was first mentioned in 1817 by the German botanist Carl Sigismund Kunth, who was known for being one of the first to study and categorise plants from the American continent. In its habitat…

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Where to buy your houseplants and what to look out for

Plant shop: Plant København in Copenhagen (photo taken by me)   It can be a jungle (hah!) to find out where to buy the best houseplants. Do I want them cheap or do I want those of great quality? What are the pitfalls and what do I need to look out for? But don’t worry!…

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Three gardens you have to visit in Tenerife

Jardín de Aclimatación de La Orotava Address: Calle Retama, 2, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz Despite the name, the botanical garden is actually located in Puerto de la Cruz. The garden (so I’ve heard) is one of the most important botanical gardens rating alongside Kew Gardens in London! However, rank of importance, the beautiful garden…

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The national symbol of Tenerife: Bird of Paradise

Photo of Strelitzia reginae taken by me in Jardin Botanico Just returned from an amazing week in Tenerife. What a stunning nature; mountains, volcanos, forests, gardens, tropical plants and the ocean. If you are a nature lover, as I am, I will definitely recommend you to visit the island. I haven’t been to the other…

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