Ricardo

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ABOUT OUR RHAPHIDOPHORA TETRASPERMA

Hey there, I’m Ricardo the Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma. I’ll admit my latin name is a bit of a mouthful but don’t let that put you off. Most people call me the mini Monstera due to my fenestration foliage and my size. I also have a strong resemblance to Monty and Monkey which is why I’m often mistaken as being a Monstera species. I’m actually quite a rare find and less commonly found than other plants that look like me. I have very similar care to a Monstera or Philodendron although due to my delicate leaves I prefer to be placed in a shadier spot.

Despite my look I’m not a Monstera but am part of the same family known as the Araceae ‘aroids’ family. It has over 3,500 different species! I’m usually found in the most tropical parts of the world from Malaysia, Thailand to Australia and the West pacific. I’m a big fan of warm and humid climates so grouping me near other plants that release humidity like Lily, Hamish and Bonnie is the ideal spot for me. I can handle all types of lighting and will certainly grow at a faster rate in a bright room filled with indirect sunlight.

My quirky and interesting foliage will have your friends and family wondering where in the world you found me from. I deserve a prime spot in the home to be enjoyed by as many people as possible.

Small Height (including nursery pot) 25cm; pot diameter 12cm.

DID YOU KNOW?

In Ricardo's natural habitat his fenestrations have mutated and evolved to allow light to pass through so that the lower leaves and plants on the forest bed can still receive some light.

Ricardo is good looking, rare to find, fast growing and easy to take care of. As far as indoor plants go, he checks all the boxes.


QUICK MINI MONSTERA PLANT CARE

Ricardo is happy in most homes with warm temperatures and good amounts of humidity.

LIGHTING

 I can grow in the shade and will tolerate a room with less natural light. If you want me to grow quickly place me in a brighter spot.

WATERING

Let my soil dry out a bit in between each watering. In the summer, water me once or twice a week or whenever the first inch of my soil is dry.

HUMIDITY

I like a humid room. Place me near a humidifier or group me with your other humidity loving plants.

FERTILISER

I’ll grow quickly in the growth season and can be fertilised once a month when I’m actively growing. I don’t need any fertiliser in the winter months.

   

   


FAST FACTS ABOUT RICARDO


BEST ROOM

 A living room or office is a perfect place for Ricardo. He’s a good size for a bookcase or office desk.

PET SAFE

No

AIR PURIFYING

Yes

THINGS WE ALWAYS GET ASKED

How do you care for a Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma?

Taking care of Ricardo will be easy and enjoyable. He’s a stunning plant that will reward you with plenty of new growth over the spring and summer months. If trained properly he will even climb up your walls! Keep his soil on the drier side and never water him if the topsoil feels damp to the touch. Always reduce his watering schedule in the cooler months when Ricardo will be in dormancy. Ricardo should be placed in a warm room with temperatures of at least 18ºC. He will more likely push out new growth in a room between 20ºC-25ºC. Ricardo is very low maintenance when it comes to lighting and should be placed in a room with plenty of natural light. He will tolerate low light to an extent but will grow faster in a sunny room.

How often should I water my Rhaphidophora?

Knowing when to water Ricardo is easy and can be done by feeling the first two inches of his soil. In the summer he might need watering twice a week if placed in a sunny room. In the winter months this can be reduced to once every 2-3 weeks but it’s always best to go by how the soil feels.

Are Rhaphidophora toxic to cats?

Yes, Ricardo is toxic if ingested. If possible place him on a high bookshelf or on an office desk away from any curious pets or young children

PLANT STYLING TIPS

Ricardo’s foliage is easy to style as he will attach himself to any surface if given the right encouragement. Use wall hooks to help support him and he will grow long vining foliage in not time at all. Pair Ricardo with the Bonsai tree, Paddy or Hamish who will match him perfectly.

Match the reflect crystal and heart crystal with Ricardo’s foliage to boost the positive vibes in your home.

QUICK DELIVERY

We use a next day delivery service with one of our trusted couriers. Please allow a little bit of packing time. During COVID and busy times this can be up to 5 days.

SECURE PAYMENTS

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HEALTHY PLANT PROMISE

If you have received a damaged plant or within 30 days you have any trouble after following our care guidance we will offer you a replacement.

Delivery

We individually package our plants with recyclable materials to ensure you receive the highest quality plants. Every plant leaves us with a Pointless Plants quality assured sticker, this means we have checked the plant and it meets our very high standards. ** Please note some plants will contain plastic around them which have been added by growers to protect their delicate leaves. We do our best not add single use plastic to our orders

We send our plants using a next day delivery trusted courier service which will give you shipping updates and the opportunity to rearrange delivery. We do leave a delivery instruction to leave box in a safe place as a quick delivery ensures quality of our plants are maintained. This should also avoid having to reschedule missed deliveries.

99% of the time our plants are delivered safely. Occasionally plants may arrive a little bit damaged. In this case send us a picture within 72hours and we will be more than happy to replace them.

We ship using a next day delivery but, sometimes we need a 3-7day period to process your order. This is because demand fluctuates, we may need extra packing time or plants availability has changed at the last minute. We try our best to make delivery as quick as possible and we are working very hard on reducing our dispatch time.

 

Returns & Refunds

If you receive your plants and they are damaged from delivery, we will happily replace them. Just send us a picture within 72 hours of receiving them.

We accept returns on pots, accessories, crystals and candles. Unfortunately, we do not accept returns on our plants. If you’re not 100% happy please contact us at hello@pointlessplants.com​ ​and we will find a solution you are happy with. The return shipping will be at the customers own expense.

We are here for you

Send us an email, hello@pointlessplants.com

Call us or WhatsApp, 07308953372
 

 

Who Are Pointless Plants?

What makes you different from other plant companies?

We don’t see ourselves as a business. Our mission is to make the world a happier, better and greener place. We think delivering houseplants is a good start.

 

Do you really plant 10 trees for every order?

Yes, we have an API installed on our website which automatically plants trees with Ecologi when an order is made. Our slogan is ‘Create a Jungle’ and we are on a mission to make the world a greener place. We are always looking to do more and when we get the chance to travel, we’re hoping to see our impact first hand. Sometimes we save our trees for a big project where we can help first hand. This isn't just about short term carbon offsetting. This is about long term biodiversity, rebuilding and conserving our planet!

 

  

Covid-19

What changes have you made for a safer delivery?

Delivering your plants to you is our top priority. We have implemented social distancing in our office and our team is working from home whenever possible. Our postage carrier has also implicated contact free delivery.

 

  

Plant care

Do you have any information on caring for my plant?

Yes we do! On each individual plant page we have a summary of how to look after each specific plant. We will tell you about watering, light and humidity. This will help to get you started.

We also have specific plant care documents on our website. CLICK HERE

  

Do you have any plants that will purify my home?

Absolutely, many houseplants not only look great but are also busy at work making the air in your home as clean as possible. Check out our ‘Air Purifying Machines’.

 

Can I put my plant in a room with no windows?

While some plants thrive in lower light conditions, all plants need some light to survive. Check out our top 5 best shade loving plants. (Snake plant, ZZ Plant, Palm, Cast Iron Plant, Peace Lily)

 

Do you have any plants for my office?

Yes, we’d love to brighten up your work space. Check out our office plants HERE.

  

I’m a complete plant beginner. Which plants are right for me?

We were all beginners once. We have so many low maintenance plants to choose from which are perfect for beginners. Check out our ‘Pretty hard to kill plants’ 

  

I think my plant is dying! Help!

We’re here to help. Send us an email ​hello@pointlessplants.com​ or WhatsApp us on 07308953372 and we can help assist you further.

The most common reason for dying plants is overwatering. If your plant is turning yellow, this is due to overwatering. Always feel the soil of your houseplant before you water to make sure it is dry.

 

Are your plants pet safe?

This does vary depending on the plant. We have an entire section on pet safe plants. We want to make sure the furry members of your family are safe. Find our range of pet safe houseplants HERE.

 

 

Orders

Can I cancel or edit my order?

Yes, for most orders we can edit or cancel them, provided your order has not already been dispatched from our warehouse. This could range from 1-6 days and will depend on stock availability.

Email us at hello@pointlessplants.comor WhatsApp us on07308953372​ ​and we will work out the best course of action for you and your new plants.

 

Is there a minimum spend?

No. You are free to order as much or as little as you like. 

 

I’m not happy with my plants. What are my next steps?

We’re sorry to hear this! Send us pictures of the problem on any form of social media, email (hello@pointlessplants.com) or WhatsApp (07308953372). We will base each case specifically on the individual situation.

We will try our best to rectify the problem and leave you with a solution you are happy with.

 

Does my plant arrive already potted?

All our plants arrive potted in a plastic nursery pot. Some of our plants arrive in decorative pots. This will be clearly stated on the plant’s specific page as to whether the decorative pot is included or not.

 

Do you offer a gift note option?

If you have any special requests, we’d love to hear from you. Our website does have a 'Add a gift note' section. Send us an email on hello@pointlessplants.comor message on our WhatsApp 07308953372​ if you need anymore help.

 

 

Delivery

Can I pick my delivery date?

At this time we do not have an option for picking an exact date. If you’re in need of your order to arrive on a particular date, please email us at hello@pointlessplants.comand we will do our best to get your plants to you as soon as we can.

  

How will my delivery be tracked?

Your order will be delivered to you through DHL shipping. You will receive a link from DHL shipping where you can rearrange delivery and pick a safe space. On the morning of delivery, you will receive a 1 hour delivery time slot. If you wish to receive notifications by text please enter your phone number at checkout.

 

How long will delivery take? 

On most orders we have next day delivery. If you live in Belfast or Scotland this could take up to 48 hours. Depending on stock availability please allow up to 7 days. Please email us at hello@pointlessplants.comif you have any further questions on when to expect your order.

 

What is the price for delivery?

Delivery is £3.95 for next day and £8.99 for Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and Scottish Islands. This could vary due to dispatch time. 

 

How are you environmentally friendly?

We try to be as environmentally friendly as possible. All our packaging is made from recycled materials and can be recycled further. Please recycle our packaging if possible.

  

  

Returns

Do you accept returns?

We accept returns on pots, accessories, crystals and candles. Unfortunately, we do not accept returns on our plants. If you’re not 100% happy please contact us at hello@pointlessplants.com​ ​and we will find a solution you are happy with. The return shipping will be at the customers own expense.

 

What is your refund policy?

We will treat each situation individually and work out the best solution for you. Please contact us on WhatsApp 07308953372or email at hello@pointlessplants.com and we can assist further.