House Plants

In our opinion no home should be without a plant or 2. They make a house feel like a home, they can help clean the air and they’re good for both your physical & mental health (also, they don’t need taking for walkies in the rain!)

Here are a few general pointers about caring for your house plants

  • The vast majority of house plants are tender so give them a nice warm (not hot) spot. Also, don’t be tempted to put them next to a radiator – it will dry them out too quickly and scorch their foliage.
  • If you are lucky enough to have under-floor heating try to avoid standing plants directly on the floor for the same reasons as above.
  • Most house plants like a bright spot with indirect light so please don’t put them on a south facing windowsill, an east or west facing windowsill works really well. The exceptions to this are, of course, cacti who love a sunny spot. Also, ferns will take slightly less light.
  • Just as you don’t like sitting in a draught, neither do your house plants so try to avoid this
  • House plants love rainwater! During the growing season (March to September), check your plants weekly to see if they require watering. As a general rule, the top inch of compost should feel a bit on the dry side before you water. Over-watering is the biggest killer of house plants, especially ones in a decorative pot. Always lift your plant out and pour out any excess water 1/2hr after watering. Water much less frequently in winter.
  • A lot of house plants like a humid atmosphere so either site them in a bathroom or kitchen or give them a daily mist with a spray bottle.
  • Only feed during the growing season – a liquid seaweed feed works really well
  • Some of the larger leaved plants would also be grateful for a bit of a dust every so often. Just wipe over each leaf with a damp cloth.

Above all – enjoy!

Adiantum raddianum Fragrans

A beautiful fern originating from the West Indies. Fragrans is evergreen with black stems & bright, lime-green, triangular fronds. Loves a humid room and must be kept out of direct sunlight otherwise it will scorch.
Min temp 5c HGT 50cm

(plant is supplied in a brown plastic pot)

£6.95

 


Agave stricta Nana

Originating from Mexico & more commonly known as the ‘Dwarf Hedgehog Agave’, this striking succulent forms a symmetrical rosette of thin, pale green, spine-tipped leaves. Will occasionally flower. Likes a sunny windowsill and minimal watering HGT 25cm

£5.95

 

 


Aglaonema ‘Silver Bay’

Silver Bay has large, oval, bright green leaves with a large silvery white blaze in the middle of each one. Likes bright but indirect light, (direct sunlight will scorch the leaves.) Caution – all parts are toxic. Minimum temperature 15c. HGT: 80cm

£9.95

 

 

 


Alocasia macrorrhiza ‘Stingray’

A fantastic form with large green leaves shaped just like a ‘stingray’. Originating from south-east Asia, Stingray likes bright, indirect light and high humidity – ideal for a bathroom. Alocasia naturally have a dormant period when they lose their leaves – don’t worry. Min temp – 18c HGT: 1m

£12.50

 

 


Alocasia portodora

A fantastic architectural form with huge, heavily scalloped green leaves on strong purple stems. Originating from south-east Asia, Portodora likes bright, indirect light and high humidity – ideal for a bathroom. Alocasia naturally have a dormant period when they lose their leaves – don’t worry. Min temp – 10c HGT: 3m

£24.50

 

 


Alocasia zebrina

A really striking form with large, glossy, arrow-shaped, green leaves on stems with heavy markings. Originating from south-east Asia, Zebrina likes bright, indirect light and high humidity – ideal for a bathroom. Alocasia naturally have a dormant period when they lose their leaves – don’t worry. Min temp – 18c HGT: 90cm

£24.50

 

 


Anthurium andraeanum ‘Special Love’

A really popular house plant originating from South America. Special Love has glossy green foliage and produces distinctive waxy, pink and white flowers throughout the year. Likes a bright spot out of direct light. Min temp – 15c HGT: 75cm

£24.50

 

 

 


Aphelandra squarroas ‘Dania

Often referred to as the ‘Zebra Plant’, this beautiful, ever-green originates from Mexico and has glossy green leaves with distinct white veining. Sometimes produces a yellow bract. Dania does best in a humid spot out of direct sunlight. Will benefit from a daily misting. Minimum temp 18c HGT 1m

£9.95

 

 


Araucaria heterophylla

In Australia (from where this originates) this interesting plant is known as the ‘Norfolk Island Pine’ and grows really quite big! However, in the UK it needs to be kept indoors and will only reach about 2m. Likes a bright spot out of direct sunlight. Minimum temp 5c HGT 2m

£12.50

 

 


Asplenium antiquum ‘Osaka’

A beautiful, ever green fern that forms rosettes of heavily ruffled, arching, glossy green fronds. Osaka does best in a humid spot out of direct sunlight. Will benefit from a daily misting. Minimum temp 10c HGT 60cm

£65.00

(This plant is too large for mail order sorry)

 

 


Asplenium nidas ‘Campio’

A beautiful, ever green fern that forms rosettes of arching, rich green fronds with both feathered & wavy edges. Campio does best in a humid spot out of direct sunlight. Will benefit from a daily misting. Minimum temp 10c HGT 60cm

£12.50

 

 

 


Billbergia windii

A stunning bromeliad commonly known as ‘Angels Tears. Much hardier than you think, this is a real statement plant! Windii produces hanging racemes of pink & green flowers from rose pink bracts. Prefers a bright, humid spot out of direct sun. Minimum temp 5c. HGT: 50cm

£14.50

 

 


Blechnum gibbum ‘Silver Lady’

Almost a miniature tree fern! Silver Lady forms rosettes of upright, deep green fronds with a silvery tint to the underneath. Will form a small trunk with time. Prefers a humid spot in indirect light. Minimum temp 10c. Eventual HGT: 90cm

£14.50

 

 

 


Calathea roseopicta ‘Medallion’

An eye catching form of Calathea originating from South America. Medallion large, rounded leaves with white and emerald green markings and deep, rose pink backs. Prefers a humid spot in indirect light. Minimum temp 15c. HGT: 60cm

£9.95

 

 

 


Calathea rufibarba ‘Elger Grass’

An interesting & easy to grow house plant with leaves that actually move! The glossy green, wavy leaves have a matte pink reverse and move to point upwards each night. Great for air purification. Prefers a humid spot in a shady corner. Minimum temp 10c. HGT: 1m

£15.50

 

 


Calathea vittata

An interesting & rarely offered form of Calathea originating from Colombia. Vittata has mid-green, elliptical leaves with white stripes that almost look hand painted. Prefers a humid spot in indirect light. Minimum temp 15c. HGT: 60cm

Sold out

 

 

 


Chlorophytum com. ‘Ocean’

A really popular & easy to grow house plant more commonly known as the ‘Spider Plant’. Produces long, narrow, green & white striped foliage and every so often produces long stems with ‘baby’ plants on the end that may be potted. Likes bright, indirect light. HGT 50cm

£5.95

 

 


Codiaeum variegatum ‘Excellent’

A stunning house plant originating from the Phillipines with some of the
most colourful leaves you will ever see. The large glossy foliage is all
shades of red, gold, yellow & green and really stands out. Prefers a
humid spot on a west facing windowsill. Minimum temp 16c. HGT: 1m

£6.95

 

 


Coffea arabica

Yes! This really is a coffee plant. A beautiful evergreen plant that likes a shady (but not dark spot with decent humidity so mist daily. Produces lightly fragrant white flowers after about 6 years that may rarely be followed by red coffee berries. Dislikes lime so water with rain water. HGT 1.5m

£5.95

 

 


Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Coral’

An absolutely stunning plant and a real talking point! This Colocasia has large, heart-shaped, black leaves that (when mature) have electric blue veins. Likes to be kept damp & in a sunny spot. Minimum temp 5c HGT 1.2m

Sold out

 

 

 


Diffenbachia ‘Camille’

An old favourite! Camille has large, oval, bright green leaves with a large cream blaze in the middle of each one. Looks great in a shady corner, direct sunlight will scorch the leaves. Caution – all parts are toxic. Minimum temperature 15c. HGT: 80cm

£5.95

 

 

 


Diffenbachia ‘Compacta’

An old favourite! Compacta has large, oval, bright green leaves heavily
mottled with cream in the middle of each one. Looks great in a shady corner, direct sunlight will scorch the leaves. Caution – all parts are toxic. Minimum temperature 15c. HGT: 50cm

£5.95

 

 


Dizygotheca elegantissima

The False Aralia. Originating from New Caledonia, this beautiful plant has thin, dark green leaves with saw-tooth edges, the brighter the light the darker the foliage. Direct sunlight will cause scorch. Minimum temp 15c. HGT 1.5m

£25.00

 

 

 


Dizygotheca elegantissima ‘Bianca’

The False Aralia. Originating from New Caledonia, this beautiful plant has thin, dark green leaves with cream, saw-tooth edges, the brighter the light the darker the foliage. Direct sunlight will cause scorch. Minimum temp 15c HGT 1.5m

£7.95

 

 

 


Doryopteris cordata

The Antenna Fern. A rarely offered, tropical fern ideal for a bottle garden or terrarium. This beautiful plant forms a low mound of small, lobed, sterile fronds and several, taller, fertile fronds that give it it’s common name. Happy in a semi-shady, humid corner. Minimum temp 5c. HGT 20cm

£6.95

 

 


Doryopteris pedata

The Hand Fern. A rarely offered, tropical fern ideal for a bottle garden or terrarium. This beautiful plant forms a mound of small, lobed, sterile fronds and several, taller, ‘hand-shaped’ fertile fronds that give it it’s common name. Happy in a semi-shady, humid corner. Minimum temp 5c. HGT 50cm

£6.95

 

 


Dracaena fragrans ‘Lemon Surprise’

A striking & popular houseplant forming a rosette of long, lance-shaped, lime green striped leaves. Prefers a bright spot with indirect sunlight, do not over water. Minimum temp 12c. HGT 1.5m

(plant is supplied in a brown plastic pot)

£5.95

 

 


Dypsis lutescens Chrysalidocarpus

Originating from Madagascar, this Bamboo Palm will really make a statement with fronds that with eventually reach over 2m in length. Prefers a bright, humid spot out of direct sun. Minimum temp 5c. HGT: 4m

£9.95

 

 

 


Euphorbia tirucalli

More commonly known as the ‘Pencil Cactus’, this spineless succulent originates from South Africa. This interesting plant can get quite big in the wild but is easily trimmed in the home. Likes bright light and to be allowed to dry out between waterings. Minimum temp 15c – CAUTION sap is an irritant!

£19.95

 

 


Euphorbia trigona Rubra

More commonly known as the ‘African Milk Tree’, this architectural succulent originates from West Africa. The thorny ridges have single, deep red leaves on the fresh shoots. Likes bright light and to be allowed to dry out between waterings. Minimum temp 15c HGT: 2m – CAUTION all parts are toxic

£9.95

 

 


Ficus benjamina ‘Danielle’

A lovely form of ‘Weeping Fig’ with glossy, deep green foliage. Looks great in a bright spot out of direct sunlight. Dislikes draughts. Minimum temperature 16c. HGT: 2.5m

£9.95

 

 

 


Ficus benjamina ‘Golden King’

A lovely form of ‘Weeping Fig’ with glossy, mid green foliage with lots of subtle gold variegation. Looks great in a bright spot out of direct sunlight. Dislikes draughts. Minimum temperature 16c. HGT: 2.5m

£9.95

 

 

 


Ficus benjamina ‘Twilight’

A beautiful form of ‘Weeping Fig’ with glossy, mid green foliage with lots of silver variegation. Looks great in a bright spot out of direct sunlight. Dislikes draughts. Minimum temperature 16c. HGT: 2.5m

£9.95

 

 

 


Ficus elastica ‘Tineke’

Commonly known as the ‘Variegated Rubber Plant’, this lovely plant has large, fleshy, mid green foliage with creamy markings and a pink flush when young. Happy in a bright spot out of direct sunlight. Allow to dry out between waterings Min temp: 12c. HGT: 3m

£9.95

 

 


Gardenia jasminoides

A very popular houseplant. Gardenia is a compact, evergreen plant with glossy dark green foliage and produces double, white, star-shaped flowers with an intense fragrance during summer. Prefers a semi-shaded corner. Dislikes lime so water with rainwater. Minimum temp 5c. HGT 1m

£7.95

 

 


Haworthia fasciata Alba

The Zebra Succulent. This South African native is a great little houseplant for a sunny windowsill. It needs minimal watering and very little care. Minimum temp 12c. HGT 20cm

£4.75

 

 

 


Haworthia zebrina

The Zebra Succulent. This South African native is a great little houseplant for a sunny windowsill. It needs minimal watering and very little care. Minimum temp 12c. HGT 20cm

£5.95

 

 

 


Hoya australis

As the name suggests this highly fragrant vine originates from Australia. This lovely Hoya has fleshy, dark green leaves and produces clusters of red eyed, white flowers with a sweet fragrance. Prefers a bright, humid spot out of direct sun. Minimum temp 10c. HGT: 2m

£9.95

 

 


Hoya carnosa Albomarginata

Named for the English gardener Thomas Hoy, this highly fragrant vine originates from Asia. This Hoya has fleshy, green foliage with pink & white variegation and produces clusters of sweetly scented, white flowers. Prefers a bright, humid spot out of direct sun. Minimum temp 10c. HGT: 2m

£19.50

 

 


Humata tyermanii

Otherwise known as the ‘Rabbit’s Foot Fern’, this lovely & interesting fern slowly spreads via furry rhizomes that will eventually creep down the side of the pot. Humata likes a humid, bright spot (though not direct sun) making it ideal for a bathroom or kitchen. Will benefit from a daily mist. Minimum temp 10c. HGT 30cm

£7.50

 

 


Jatropha multifida

Otherwise known as the ‘Coral Plant’ this large houseplant produces large, highly divided, dark green leaves and, when happy, large clusters of pinky-orange flowers. Likes a bright spot out of direct sun and a bit of humidity. Minimum temp 10c. HGT 3m CAUTION – sap is an irritant

£24.50

 

 


Maranta leuconeura Kerchoveana

More commonly known as the ‘Prayer Plant’, this lovely plant originates from Brasil where it forms mounds of highly marked foliage and sometimes produces tiny white flowers. Prefers a shady corner. Minimum temp 15c. HGT: 30cm

£6.95

 

 

 


Monstera deliciosa

A great plant for bringing a tropical feel to your home. More commonly known as the Swiss Cheese Plant, this dramatic plant has large, rounded, dark green, deeply cut leaves and looks great trained up a moss pole. Monstera likes a bright but not directly sunny spot. Will benefit from a daily mist. Minimum temp 10c. HGT 2.5m

£9.95

 

 


Monstera obliqua ‘Leichtlinii’

A lovely dwarf form of Swiss Cheese Plant. This lovely foliage plant has rounded, dark green leaves with holes in them and looks great in either a hanging pot or trained up a moss pole. Monstera likes a bright but not directly sunny spot. Will benefit from a daily mist. Minimum temp 10c. HGT 1m

£8.95

 

 


Nephrolepsis exaltata ‘Green Lady’

A popular and easy fern for a shady corner. More commonly known as the Boston Fern, this great plant forms a mound of highly dissected, dark green fronds. Happiest in a west facing position. Will benefit from a daily mist. Minimum temp 10c. HGT 75cm

Sold out

 

 


Nephrolepsis exaltata ‘Sonata’

A popular and easy fern for a shady corner. More commonly known as the Boston Fern, this great plant forms a mound of highly dissected, bright green fronds. Happiest in a west facing position. Will benefit from a daily mist. Minimum temp 10c. HGT 75cm

£12.95

 

 


Philodendron ‘Selloum Hope’

A great plant to bring a tropical feel to your home! Hope produces large,
glossy green, scalloped leaves and an occasional red spathe. Philodendron like a bright but not directly sunny spot. Will benefit from rainwater & a daily mist. Minimum temp 16c. HGT 1.2m

£24.50

 

 


Philodendron ‘White Measure’

A rare & beautiful philodendron with large, glossy green leaves that develop thin white stripes as they mature. Philodendron like a bright but not directly sunny spot. Will benefit from rainwater & a daily mist. Minimum temp 16c. HGT 90cm

£12.50

 

 

 


Philodendron ‘Xanadu’

Originating from the West Indies, this beautiful philodendron has large, glossy green leaves with multiple lobes. Philodendron like a bright but not directly sunny spot. Will benefit from rainwater & a daily mist. Minimum temp 16c. HGT 1.2m

Sold out

 

 

 


Phlebodium aureum ‘Blue Star’

Originating from South America, Blue Star is an interesting fern with large, blue-green fronds. Phlebodium likes a humid, bright but not directly sunny spot. Will benefit from rainwater & a daily mist. Ideal for a bathroom. Minimum temp 12c. HGT 30cm

£7.50

 

 


Pilea glaucophylla ‘Greyzy’

A lovely, small, creeping plant ideal for a terrarium or in a hanging pot. Greyzy has long red stems covered in small grey-green leaves that almost sparkle. Prefers a bright spot out of direct sun. Minimum temperature 10c, HGT 2cm

£5.95

 

 

 


Pilea involucrata ‘Norfolk’

A lovely, small, creeping plant ideal for a terrarium or in a hanging pot. Norfolk has puckered, grey-green leaves (sometimes with a pinkish tint) and 2 broad silver stripes down each leaf.Sometimes produces small pink flowers Prefers a bright spot out of direct sun. Minimum temperature 10c, HGT 2cm

£4.50

 

 


Pteris ensiformis ‘Evergreen’

A lovely, evergreen fern with very finely divided fronds. Reknowned for its air purification properties. Prefers a shady but not dark spot out of direct sun. Will benefit from a daily misting. Minimum temperature 10c, HGT 50cm

£4.95

 

 

 


Pteris nipponicaPteris nipponica

A beautiful form of the ‘Brake’ fern originating from China & Japan. Nipponica has rich green, finger like fronds with a broad, central, creamy stripe held aloft on thin stems. Prefers a fertile, moist, neutral soil in full shade. Evergreen, hardy to -5. HGT: 50cm

£9.50

 

 


Pteris quadriaurita Tricolour

A beautiful form of the ‘Brake’ fern originating from China & Japan. Tricolour produces rich red, new fronds that slowly age to deep green. Prefers a humid spot out of direct light. Evergreen. Min Temp: 10c HGT: 60cm

£9.50

 

 

 


Rhipsalis ‘Cashero’

Believe it or not this is a cactus! (but without the painful spines) Rhipsalis is a very easy plant to care for, looking great in a hanging pot or on the edge of a shelf. Needs minimal watering & a bright spot out of direct sun. Minimum temperature 12c.

(plant is supplied in a brown plastic pot)

£6.95

 

 


Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’

More commonly known as ‘Mother-in-Laws Tongue’, this easy houseplant produces, strong, upright, mottled green ‘swords’ with a broad yellow edge Prefers a bright spot out of direct sun and likes to dry out between waterings. Minimum temperature 10c, HGT 1m

£9.95

 

 


Schefflera arboricola ‘Compacta’

The dwarf Umbrella Tree. This schefflera has glossy, mid green, ‘splayed’ leaves and looks great in a bright spot out of direct sunlight. Dislikes draughts. Minimum temperature 12c. HGT: 1.5m

£14.95

 

 

 


Schefflera arboricola ‘Gold Capella’

The variegated Umbrella Tree. This schefflera has glossy, mid green, ‘splayed’ leaves heavily splashed with gold and looks great in a bright spot out of direct sunlight. Dislikes draughts. Minimum temperature 12c. HGT: 2.5m (but can be trimmed)

£14.95

 

 

 


Schefflera arboricola ‘Luseana’

The dwarf Umbrella Tree. This schefflera has glossy, mid green, ‘splayed’ leaves and looks great in a bright spot out of direct sunlight. Dislikes draughts. Minimum temperature 16c. HGT: 1.5m

£14.95

 

 

 


Selaginella apoda

A lovely & vigorous form of ‘spikemoss’, forming mounds of lush lime-green fronds throughout the year. Prefers a fertile, moist soil in full shade. Minimum temperature 10c, HGT 8cm

£4.50

 

 

 


Sparmannia africana

As the name suggests, this large evergreen shrub originates from South Africa. A real statement plant! Sparmannia will produce clusters of white or purple flowers with prominent stamens in spring & summer. Prefers a sunny, humid spot. Minimum temp 5c. HGT: 3m

£19.50

 

 


Strelitzia reginae

Otherwise known as the ‘Bird of Paradise’ plant, this striking evergreen will add a distinctly tropical feel to your home. Strelitzia produces a bright orange & purple flower shaped almost like a birds head. Prefers a bright, humid spot Minimum temp 10c HGT 1.5m

(photo taken at RHS Wisley, our plants are not yet flowering size)

£7.95