• Using your Nutrient Solution for your Plants

    Using your Nutrient Solution for your Plants

    Here is more information on nutrient solution, as well as when and how to use it!
  • Caring for your Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)

    Caring for your Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)

    The Spider Plant (Chlorophytum Comosum) is native to South Africa and goes by many other names: the Airplane Plant, St. Bernard's Lily, Spider Ivy, and Ribbon Plant. Its leaves come in several variations, but most common are the variegated ones. Those with a single off-white stripe down the center of its leaves are Chlorophytum Comosum Vittatum, whilst those with off-white stripes down the edges of each leaf are Chlorophytum Comosum Variegatum. There...
  • Caring for your Parlour Palm

    Caring for your Parlour Palm

      True to its name, the Parlour Palm (Chamaedorea Elegans) is a simple and elegant plant that can be found in many beautiful interior spaces. As a native to the warm and humid rainforests of Guatemala and south Mexico, they are easy to grow in tropical climates where it's mostly summer all-year round. With a maximum indoor height of about 1 - 1.5 metres, the Parlour Palm is of a...
  • Caring for your Cactus

    Caring for your Cactus

    Hardly anyone is a stranger to (ironically) one of the cutest plants around - the Cactus! Despite their general spiky appearance, the miniature size of most homegrown varieties makes them ideal plants to spruce up your desk. Although often associated with the desert, Cacti fall into 2 broad groups - desert cacti, which are usually covered in spines, and rainforest cacti, which do not have...
  • Caring for your Whale Fin Plant (Sansevieria Masonania)

    Caring for your Whale Fin Plant (Sansevieria Masonania)

       You're probably not a stranger to the Sansevieria, otherwise known as the Snake Plant. While there are a whole lot of Snake Plants out there - there's the black and gold Sansevieria, Sansevieria Moonshine, Sansevieria Futura Superba, Sansevieria Trifasciata Golden Hahnii, Sanseveria Trifasciata, Sansevieria Hahnii Rosette, Sansevieria Bantel’s Sensation, etc - the one with the largest leaves is the Whale Fin Sansevieria Masonania. It's not a common variety to come by, making it a treasured plant in any home...
  • Caring for your Staghorn Fern

    Caring for your Staghorn Fern

    The Staghorn Fern (much like the Orchid plant and Air plant) is an epiphyte, which means it is normally found growing on the surface of another plant (such as a tree), deriving its water and nutrients from the surrounding atmosphere. Similar to the Air plant, the Staghorn Fern's roots do not actually serve much purpose apart from anchoring the plant to its base, so water...
  • Caring for your Rosemary Plant

    Caring for your Rosemary Plant

      Rosemary is a popular herb that's a member of the mint family and is widely used in all kinds of cuisines, especially so in Mediterranean dishes. It's a lovely and hardy plant that's nice to keep around, but also incredibly useful in the kitchen. There are many things you can do with Rosemary - you can create compound butter, infuse it in your cooking oils or...
  • Caring for your Basil Plant

    Caring for your Basil Plant

      Basil is a popular herb both in the kitchen and the garden, and has a reputation of being an easy-going plant. There are several types of Basil - Sweet Basil, Thai Sweet Basil, Lemon Basil, Purple Basil and the list goes on. Most of them are used in cooking but for different purposes and cuisines. Sunlight Basils love being in the sun. They...
  • Caring for your Philodendron Plant

    Caring for your Philodendron Plant

    One of the easiest houseplants to care for, the heart-leaf Philodendron (Philodendron scandens) is a popular choice amongst new plant owners. It's also an air-purifying plant, so what's there not to love? When allowed to grow, the Philodendron will have long, trailing vines, making it perfect as a hanging plant. Sunlight Philodendrons thrive in medium indirect light. This means that it would probably do the best...
  • Caring for your Peperomia Plant

    Caring for your Peperomia Plant

    Easily recognised by their fleshy, succulent-like leaves, Peperomias are the ideal houseplant - they come in a spectacular variety of colours and textures and are amazingly forgiving about their environment. Most of them are compact and grow well in pots, non-toxic to pets and known for their beautiful foliage which makes them perfect for beautifying indoor spaces. They also actually do bloom, but their flowers are relatively...
  • Caring for your Eucalyptus Plant

    Caring for your Eucalyptus Plant

    The Eucalyptus is a fragrant plant native to Australia. Its most popular use today is in the production of the Eucalyptus essential oil, where its leaves are steam-distilled to produce a fragrant oil for therapeutic purposes. There are over 500 species of Eucalyptus and their sizes vary greatly - some are not more than a shrub, while others grow to become towering trees.The species most common...
  • Caring for your Air Plant

    Caring for your Air Plant

         Air plants, or Tillandsias, are adorable and "almost un-killable" plants that acquire most of their nutrients from (you guessed it!) the air around them. They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and textures - some are smooth, some are fuzzy and some even look spiky. It's been known that there are over 550 species of different Air plants! Some Air plants are also capable...
  • Caring for your Sansevieria (Snake Plant or Mother-in-law's Tongue)

    Caring for your Sansevieria (Snake Plant or Mother-in-law's Tongue)

          Sansevierias, commonly known as the Snake Plant, come in a whole variety of shapes and sizes - there's the black and gold Sansevieria, Sansevieria Moonshine, Sansevieria Futura Superba, Sansevieria Trifasciata Golden Hahnii, Sanseveria Trifasciata, Sansevieria Hahnii Rosette, Sansevieria Bantel’s Sensation... and the list goes on and on. (Scroll to the bottom to check out pictures and their differences!) It's a great way to have a variety in...
  • Caring for your Calathea Plant

    Caring for your Calathea Plant

      Calatheas are the go-to plant for office or home interior landscaping. Their leaves come in beautiful varieties: some have pin-stripe patterns, purple undersides, peacock prints and light-green variegations. They may not be the easiest and most fuss-free plants and are sometimes known to be "drama queens". However, caring for them can be incredibly rewarding!   Sunlight Calatheas require bright indirect sunlight but are tolerant...
  • Caring for your Monstera Plant

    Caring for your Monstera Plant

    The Monstera, or the Swiss Cheese Plant, is a tropical plant that is famous for its hole-punched leaf patterns. You've probably seen it on the pages of an interior design magazine as it makes a bold yet versatile addition to any living space. Monsteras are native to the rainforests of Central America and cleverly adapt to their environments - when there isn't enough sunlight, their leaves actually grow in...
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