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

 

 


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

£15.00

 

 


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

 

 


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

£12.50

 

 

 


Calathea roseopicta ‘Rosy’

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

£12.50

 

 

 


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

 

 


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

£14.50

 

 

 


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

£14.50

 

 

 


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

 

 

 


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

£27.50

 

 


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

£35.00

 

 


Monstera obliqua ‘Monkey Mask’

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

£17.50

 

 


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

£9.75

 

 


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

£19.50

 

 

 


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

£7.50

 

 

 


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)

£9.50

 

 


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

£12.50

 

 


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