Wel­come ad­di­tions to in­door jun­gle

Cockburn Gazette - - FOOD -

YOU have been liv­ing un­der a rock if you haven’t heard that in­door plants are the hippest home ac­ces­sory money can buy.

This year, mon­stera de­li­ciosa and devil’s ivy will keep their top dog sta­tus.

How­ever, new kids on the block philo­den­dron pink princess, fi­cus um­bel­lata and epiprem­num pin­na­tum will give them a nudge, says Linda Vy­dra, of The Jun­gle Col­lec­tive.

She has named her top three hard-to-find in­door plants of 2019 for se­ri­ous col­lec­tors.

1. Var­ie­gated Mon­stera De­li­ciosa & Thai Con­stel­la­tion (pic­tured)

This species has been a phe­nom­e­non for some time. It is a nat­u­ral freak of na­ture with a cell mu­ta­tion that oc­curs one in ev­ery 1000 plants to cre­ate beau­ti­ful white mar­bling through­out its fa­mous Swiss cheese-like leaves.

2. Cerces­tis Mirabilis or African Em­bossed Aroid

Its dra­matic ar­row­shaped leaves and in­tense pat­terned fo­liage is like noth­ing else. A fairly ob­scure species, it should be­come more known this year.

3. An­thurium Crys­tallinum

With gi­ant white veined leaves, this show­piece beauty is hard to beat. It is still ex­tremely rare but will prob­a­bly pop up this year on oc­ca­sion. It likes high hu­mid­ity.

The next Jun­gle Col­lec­tive plant sale is Fe­bru­ary 2 and 3 at The Old Pickle Fac­tory, West Perth.

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