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Alocasia

Alocasia likes rainforest vibes warm and damp, but not in full sun.

The leaves turn towards the light, so rotate regularly to prevent the plant from growing crooked. 

Water regularly. The soil should not be allowed to dry out. 

The plant hibernates in winter, and needs less water.

Alocasia enjoys the odd shower, so give it some 'rain' under your bathroom shower, or pop it outside under warm summer rain.

Fittonia

Low to medium light. Avoid direct sunlight

Keep soil constantly moist. Nerve plant will collapse if it dries out. Yellow leaves on this plant indicate too much water or poor drainage. 

Pinch off stem tips regularly to keep plant bushy and full.

This tropical beauty loves to be misted.

Perfect for terrariums!

ZZ Plant

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

Shade tolerant house plant. Happy anywhere from low to bright light, however avoid direct sunlight.

Water when slightly dry. Drought tolerant. Do not over-water.

Apply a weak dose of a liquid fertiliser once a month during the growing season.

Mildly toxic if ingested.

This plant filters airborne toxins and is part of our clean air plant collection.

Yucca

Bright, direct sunlight. Will tolerate some light shade; however, this will slow its growth and lighten the leaf colour.

 

Allow the top of the soil to dry out before watering. In low light conditions, allow half of the soil to dry out first. Can cope with some degree of drought. Ensure there is adequate drainage and don't allow to sit in water.

Adaptable to pretty much any indoor room temperature.

Leaf tips are sharp so take care whilst handling.

Toxic to animals, keep away from pets. 

Aloe vera will not tolerate excess water or standing in water so ensure the water can drain freely or pot has good drainage

Average household temperatures are fine with a minimum of 10°C

Philodendron Scanden

Philodendron scandens is known as the Sweetheart Plant, or Heart-Leaf, due to the beautiful leaf shape

 

Versatile. Best in medium light. Can tolerate bright light, but not direct sunlight. Perfect for shady spots too.

 

Keep the soil moist at all times. Allow the top of the soil to dry out slightly before re-watering.

 

Average household temperatures from 16-24°C are ideal.

Apply a weak solution of liquid fertiliser two or three times during the growing season.

Wipe leaves with a damp cloth to remove accumulated dust.

These plants are poisonous. Keep plants away from children and pets and take care when handling.

This plant filters airborne toxins such as such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene from the atmosphere and is part of our clean air plant collection.

Tropical Terrarium

Our tropical terrarium will come in an open top glass vessel, this will allow for easy maintenance and access to care for your plants.

The terrarium should sit somewhere in your home where it gets bright indirect sunlight, harsh direct sunlight can lead to burning of your plants foliage so try to avoid a south facing window.

You should get into the habit of watering your terrarium weekly, you can judge by the moisture in the soil, if there is excess sitting in the base do not water until this has evaporated.

We recommend that you invest in a mister to give your plants a mist each week, particularly if its in a dry air environment, if you have your terrarium in a bathroom or humid space you wont need to mist as regular

 

Ideal temperatures are 16-24°C. Avoid cold draughts.

Apply a weak dose of a fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season.

If you find that your plants are becoming quite unruly or overgrowing you can trim them back at the base of the stems with a pair of sharp pruning scissors - Do not be tempted to prune with a knife

Clean your glassware with fresh clean water only - do not use any cleaning detergents. 

Chamaedorea Elegans

Water once the soil begins to dry out. Don't overwater and ensure the plant has proper drainage to prevent root rot

Shade tolerant. Brighter, indirect sunlight will encourage flowering.

Can tolerate some dry, indoor air, but does better with a little extra humidity and will appreciate the occasional misting with lukewarm water, which will also help keep the leaves free of dust. Brown leaf tips are an indication that the plant is not getting enough humidity.

This plant filters airborne toxins and is part of our clean air plant collection.

Peace Lily

​Peace lily likes a light spot, but not in full sun.

This houseplant cannot tolerate the cold - a room temperature of 18-22 °C is perfect.

Peace lily likes to have slightly damp soil.

A plant spray or mild shower will make the Peace lily think it’s back in the rainforest.

You should remove wilted flowers to encourage the plant to bloom for longer. 

This plant filters airborne toxins and is part of our clean air plant collection.

Aloe Vera

​Bright, indirect sun light.

 

Does best in dry conditions. After watering, allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again. Less water is required in winter.

 

Aloe vera will not tolerate excess water or standing in water so ensure the water can drain freely or pot has good drainage

Average household temperatures are fine with a minimum of 10°C

Aloe vera should not require additional feeding, but if your plant looks like it could do with a boost, apply a phosphorus-heavy, water-based fertiliser at half-strength during the spring

This plant filters airborne toxins and is part of our clean air plant collection.

Pilea Peperomioides

Moderate to bright, indirect light but will tolerate partial shade. Avoid direct sunlight.

 

Water when the soil has begun to dry out. Note: the leaves will begin to droop if the plant needs to be watered. Don’t let the plant sit in water.

 

Average to warm temperatures from 16-24°C but can cope with as low as 10°C.

Pilea peperomioides need fairly high humidity levels. Use a pebble tray or if potted out mist with tepid water

Apply a half-strength balanced fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season.

The stems on the Pilea are very fragile and can just drop off on their own accord. This is nothing to worry about.

Monstera Deliciosa

It is actually a climber, using its aerial roots in its native rain forests to scale to enormous (monstrous) heights. Grown indoors it needs space

 

Monstera deliciosa is easy to care for so long as it has moist, warm conditions.

 

Prefers bright, indirect light but will tolerate moderate shade. Avoid direct sunlight

 

Water when the soil has started to dry out.

Monstera deliciosa likes warm conditions from 18-27°C. Anything lower than this will reduce the plant's growth rate. It will tolerate 12°C and above but keep away from cold draughts.

Happy with average to high humidity levels. Cannot cope in dry air situations.

Feed once a month with a balanced fertiliser during the growing period.

Wipe the leaves occasionally to remove accumulated dust.

Use a moss pole to support the plant (the roots will cling to this for support) or cut back if it gets too big

Leaves are poisonous, keep away from pets and children.

Calathea

Calathea is a fan of low light or filtered sunlight.

The plant also likes damp air at temperatures between 15 and 23°C.

Give your Calathea some water twice a week and spray it regularly.

In the winter it's happy with less water.

If it’s had a growth spurt, repot your plant in the spring.

Asparagus Fern

Asparagus setaceus plumosus

 

Make sure that the pot soil remains damp.

 

Don’t water into the heart of the plant - it doesn’t like it.

Regularly spray your fern with a plant spray or tepid water, and feed it every 2 weeks April to Sept. Loves a humid environment

Take some time to separate out the individual stems this will prevent it drying up and browning in the centre

 

Place it in a light spot, but not in direct sunlight. 

String of Pearls/Beads

Bright, indirect light. Some morning or late afternoon sun would be a bonus.

Senecio are very drought tolerant, storing water in their leaves. Allow the soil to start to dry out between watering. Do not over-water or allow the plants to sit in water.

Warm room temperatures of 21-24°C are perfect in summer. Cooler winter temperatures around 13-16°C

A weak solution of balanced fertiliser once a month during summer.

Simply trim to desired length if they become too long

Mildly toxic if eaten. Keep away from children and animals.

Maranta Leuconeura

Often referred to as Prayer Plants, along with their closely related cousins Calathea, Maranta leaves have the unusual characteristic of lying flat during the day and then closing upwards at night as if in prayer.

 

Maranta grow best in bright light, but will tolerate shade. Avoid direct sunlight.

 

Keep the soil moist at all times, but do not over-water or allow the plant to sit in soggy conditions. Watering with soft, lukewarm water is recommended.

 

Average to warm temperatures from 18-27°C but can cope with as low as 15°C. Avoid draughts.

Increased humidity levels are a must. Stand on a wet pebble tray to improve humidity and mist frequently. Brown leaf tips are a tell-tale sign that the surrounding air is too dry.

This plant filters airborne toxins and is part of our clean air plant collection.

Ficus Lyrata

Ficus lyrata are perfect for adding some serious, air-cleansing, greenery to your indoor living space.

 

Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate some light shade and some direct (but not harsh or midday) morning or afternoon sun.

 

Water when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. Keep the soil moist at all times, but do not over water as this will cause brown spots and leaf drop.

 

Ideal temperatures are 16-24°C. Avoid cold draughts.

Mist occasionally

Apply a weak dose of a fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season.

Insufficient light or incorrect watering can trigger brown spots and leaf drop. Adjust as necessary and your plant should quickly recover. Trim to maintain shape, but be aware that sticky latex will ooze from the ends of the cut stems. This can be an irritant, therefore wash your hands if any comes into contact with your skin.

Considered poisonous, therefore keep away from children and animals.

This plant filters airborne toxins and is part of our clean air plant collection.

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