5 Rare Philodendrons for Serious Collectors

They’re relatively easy to care for, come in a wide array of leaf patterns and colors, and no houseplant collection would be complete without them. Of course, we’re talking about philodendrons.

In fact, you probably already own at least a few if you grow houseplants as a hobby. But if you’re a serious collector, here are five rare Philodendron types that you might not have heard of before.

1. Philodendron Hastatum “Silver Sword”

Although Philodendron Hastatum has become more widely available in nurseries, it is endangered in the wild. Most specimens are found indoors in the grow houses of professional growers and private collectors.

This climbing philodendron gets its name from its silvery leaves that resemble pointed spears or swords. With the right amount of support, the Hastatum can grow to a height of several meters.

If you can get your hands on a Hastatum, keep it in temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Like most philodendrons, this plant is susceptible to root rot – try to keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged.

This rare plant grows underneath a canopy of trees in its natural habitat. Keep it in bright, indirect light and avoid direct sunlight.


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ART Conference registration open | Home Accents Today

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — ART, the creative home furnishings network announces that registration is open now for its annual conference on May 12-15 at the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio.

The 2022 program will feature programming that includes seminars, hands on workshops, social events. ART also plans a community service project in the San Antonio area during the conference.

The 2022 program will be led by co-chairs Santhi Yarlagadda, of Kas Rugs, and Colleen Daly, of The Howard Elliott Collection.

“We’ve put together a curated schedule that we believe addresses challenges many home furnishing businesses face today”, said Yarlagadda. “We’re excited for the opportunity to build productive relationships among our members and the industry.”

“We are grateful for the support of a stellar group of sponsors so far,” said Daly.

The conference details are available here.  Registration will be open through April 14.

Thomas Lester is Retail Editor for Furniture Today and Digital/Managing Editor for Home Accents Today. A graduate of Emory & Henry College’s Mass Communications program, Lester spent a dozen years working for newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina covering an array of subjects, ranging from community news, government, education, ACC sports, professional baseball and more before joining

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