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Buying Guide: Pots & Planters

Clare Haynes

Buying Guide: Pots & Planters

  So you want to treat your plant babies to new homes (aka pots and planters)? There are a few things to keep in mind first! Size does in fact matter! Make sure the new pot is suitable for the plant you wish to re-pot in it. We recommend selecting a pot that is no larger than 3-5cm wider than the root ball of the plant, however no smaller than the root ball of your plant. Material; the material that the pot is made of is an important factor in determining if the pot is suitable for your plant! Terracotta...


Houseplant Care Guide: Ivy

Clare Haynes

Houseplant Care Guide: Ivy

  A classic indoor foliage plant, Ivy is perfect for new plant parents! Fast-growing and suited for climbing or trailing Ivy is the perfect low maintenance plant for any space.   To keep your Ivy plant happy simply follow these easy tips!   Light: Ivy like bright indirect to low light.   Water: We recommend allowing the soil to dry out before watering your Ivy plant.   Nutrients: Feed regularly, following the instructions and dosage specified by the houseplant fertiliser. We recommend using Plant Runner plant food or We the Wild 'Grow' liquid plant food.   Difficulty: Easy  


Houseplant Care Guide: Alocasia

Clare Haynes

Houseplant Care Guide: Alocasia

  Popular due to their showy leaves, Alocasia are a unique Aroid that is sure to stand out in any plant collection. Distinguished as Alocasia due to their long stems with a large showy leaf, often highly textured, patterned or coloured. Some popular varieties include: Alocasia Dragon Scale, Alocasia Black Velvet and Alocasia Zebrina.   Note: many Alocasia go dormant in winter, meaning they may lose some or all of their leaves until warmer weather.   To keep your Alocasia happy simply follow these easy tips!   Light: Alocasia like bright indirect light. Unsure what that means? Bright indirect light...


Houseplant Care Guide: Aglaonema

Clare Haynes

Houseplant Care Guide: Aglaonema

  Aglaonema are one of our favourite species of houseplants, available in a range of varieties including Aglaonema Red Valentine, Aglaonema Lady and Aglaonema Eileen. Popular due to their easy-care nature, Agalaonema are perfect for beginner plant parents!   To keep your Aglaonema happy simply follow these easy tips!   Light: Aglaonema like bright indirect light. Unsure what that means? Bright indirect light means 4-6 hours of consistent light per day, often sat away from a window.   Water: Water regularly, allowing the soil to dry between waterings. Aglaonema can tolerate dry conditions.   Nutrients: Feed regularly, following the instructions...


Houseplant Care Guide: Philodendron

Clare Haynes

Houseplant Care Guide: Philodendron

  Philodendron, a staple species of houseplant are available in hundreds of varieties, including the popular philodendron Prince of Orange, Philodendron Birkin, philodendron Brasil, Philodendron Heart Leaf and Philodendron Rojo Congo.   Note, care for climbing and clumping Philodendrons is the same.   To keep your Philodendron happy simply follow these easy tips!   Light: Philodendron like bright indirect light. Unsure what that means? Bright indirect light means 4-6 hours of consistent light per day, often sat away from a window.   Water: Water regularly, allowing the soil to dry between waterings. Philodendron can tolerate dry conditions.   Nutrients: Feed...