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ADJ  Mostly plants 🌿 SG based 🇸🇬Let's talk - anton_javier@yahoo.com ✒️ @portfoliomagsg 🍕 @alphabeticalife_eats

Love the contrast between the Alocasia sarian’s tough, leathery leaves and its dainty stems. I hope this one grows big for me one day.🌿 #alocasia #alocasiasarian #greenedit #plantgang #plantparenthood #leavesonlyleaves #plantsinfocus #internationalaroidsociety #aroid #aroidaddicts #alocasiaallday #urbanjunglebloggers #houseplantclub #allaboutthatplantlife #plantsmakespeoplehappy

I’ve been on many amazing trips this year, with first time visits to countries like Taiwan, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan. But for some reason, an upcoming trip to Tokyo is the one that excites me the most – even if I’ve been there so many times.🇯🇵
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#mapiful #travel #tokyo #japan #greenedit #plantgang #plantparenthood #leavesonlyleaves #internationalaroidsociety #aroid #aroidaddicts #urbanjunglebloggers #houseplantclub #allaboutthatplantlife #plantsmakepeoplehappy

Beautiful serrated leaves, fuss-free, and quite tolerant of neglect – what’s not to love about this underrated philodendron?
#philodendronnarrow #philodendron #greenedit #plantsinfocus #leavesonlyleaves #plantparenthood #internationalaroidsociety #aroid #aroidaddicts #houseplantclub #urbanjunglebloggers #allaboutthatplantlife #plantsmakepeoplehappy

Collecting tropical and exotic plants has increased in popularity in the past year, so just a few thoughts: The community in Singapore that offers these highly desired specimens is small, so it goes beyond being transactional, but instead, is a study in relationship building. To those who recently got “into” it, get to know the growers, collectors, and enthusiasts, and avoid being a cheapskate.
There is more to building a collection than simply buying plants online, at a comfortable air-conditioned boutique, or visiting Gardener’s Day Out “when it’s convenient”. And it sure as hell doesn’t happen overnight. Get out there – explore, get dirty, ask questions, meet people, and for Christ’s sake do your damn research.

#philodendronfriday #greenedit #plantsinfocus #plantparenthood #internationalaroidsociety #aroid #aroidaddicts #urbanjunglebloggers #houseplantclub #allaboutthatplantlife #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantrant

Here’s another interesting begonia species in my collection – Begonia Peltatifolia from China. It has chartreuse leaves that are succulent and round, similar to a Pilea Peperomioides, and contrasting red stems. Unlike most begonias, this one can withstand infrequent watering. I only give it a thorough soak once the leaves start to droop and get a bit soft. I’ve also observed it does better in a humid environment, with the colour improving and new growth coming in faster once I moved it into an enclosed container.
#begonia #begoniapeltatifolia #begoniaspecies #greenedit #leavesonlyleaves #plantsinfocus #plantparenthood #urbanjunglebloggers #begoniabrigade #houseplantclub #allaboutthatplantlife #plantsmakepeoplehappy

Begonia Kingiana is a highly variable species endemic to Malaysia and is commonly found growing in between cracks of vertical limestone cliffs. This begonia, which is loved for its mottled, turtle shell-like leaves, prefers high humidity, bright shade, and well-draining media. It’s been on my wishlist for quite some time now and I’m thrilled to finally have it in my growing collection of begonia species.
#begonia #begoniakingiana #begoniabrigade #greenedit #leavesonlyleaves #plantsinfocus #plantparenthood #urbanjunglebloggers #houseplantclub #allaboutthatplantlife #plantsmakepeoplehappy

The maternal instincts kicked right in when @ccherylalee met this gigantic anthurium veitchii at a private collector’s plot last weekend. Can you blame her though?💚🤰🏻 #anthurium #anthuriumveitchii #greenedit #plantsinfocus #plantgang #leavesonlyleaves #plantparenthood #planthunting #internationalaroidsociety #aroid #aroidaddicts #urbanjunglebloggers #houseplantclub #theleafstrokers #allaboutthatplantlife #plantsmakepeoplehappy

Begonia erytrophylla has doubled in size after four months. The secret is in bright, indirect light and a regular feeding of fish emulsion fertilizer. Seems like it’s also happy in its new upsized pot.

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Remusatia hookeriana (aka Hitchhiker Elephant Ear) - a cold-tolerant Himalayan aroid that you hardly come across commercially. Endemic to Himchal Pradesh, Sikkim, and Assam in India, and further into Nepal, Bhutan, and Yunnan. I collected this plant in Bhutan, and has completely acclimatized to tropical weather. If you look closely, you’ll see a new leaf on the way, as well as the characteristic stolon that produces tiny bulbils that get caught in the fur of small mammals in the wild, ensuring their distribution.
#remusatia #remusatiahookeriana #plantsinfocus #leavesonlyleaves #greenedit #plantparenthood #internationalaroidsociety #aroid #aroidaddicts #urbanjunglebloggers #allaboutthatplantlife #houseplantclub #plantsmakepeoplehappy

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