Merging indoors and outdoors and making the garden into a second home is a popular trend. Calla Lily, Campanula, Cockscomb, Balloon Flower and Lily fit perfectly with this: fabulous houseplants that can be placed both inside and outside and hence join the two together in a natural way.   The variety of colours and shapes is overwhelming, but very different depending on the species. Campanula and Balloon Flower (Platycodon) mainly come in blue, white and pink, was lilies are widely… Read more »

Cheerful, colourful, tropical and blessed with extraordinary appearances: the Bromeliad has long been the most exotic beauty amongst the houseplants.   The Bromeliad range is diverse and colourful. The best-known species are Guzmania and Vriesea, whereby Guzmania blooms concentrically and Vriesea always has a somewhat flat inflorescence. The leaves are always smooth and usually green, but there are also variegated varieties. They both come in a wide range of colours and in various sizes. There are even botanical varieties of… Read more »

The attractive shape, strong look and easy care makes Ficus very suitable for students, offices, public spaces and plant lovers with little time or a lack of green fingers!   Beautiful leaves and an attractive structure make Ficus one of the most popular houseplants and indoor trees around. The plant is a member of the Moraceae (mulberry) family, which also includes the fig, rubber plant and hop plant. Care tips  ● Ficus requires a light position. The more variegated the… Read more »

Orchids are always among the popular flowering houseplants, which makes them an easy choice for houseplant of the month for November. Orchids make up one of the largest plant families. There are more than 20,000 known species, and new ones are still being discovered regularly. In the warmer regions such as the tropical rainforest orchids often grow on trees, branches or twigs with their roots in the air. These are called epiphytic orchids. Epiphytes are plants that grow on something… Read more »

This month’s houseplant is actually a whole category of plants, and they couldn’t be more fashionable:  hanging plants!   The eye-catching feature of flowering hanging plants is obviously the flowers, which lend an air of mystery to these houseplants. Ideal to use as a living flower curtain or flowering room divider, the surprising appearance of this range is a good match with customers who like unusual shapes and are looking for trendy plants. Care tips for customers Green and flowering… Read more »

The houseplant of the month for July is a classic:  the rose!   Rosa is an old Latin plant name for the rose. Potted roses are part of this family, and as such they symbolise love, passion, unity and friendship. The primary association with roses is with cut flowers, but potted roses offer the same romantic mood and emotion. Roses originate from the northern hemisphere, particularly China and Europe. The name ‘rose’ is derived from the Celtic word ‘rhodd’, which… Read more »

Flower pots are a cheap and cheerful way of adding pretty home decor touches.  Use brand new, add some chippy paint, leave outside for a natural patina, or dedorate with lace or old book pages, use your imagination!  Add a pretty flowering plant and you’ve got an arrangement that will last weeks or longer.  Lots of other pot plant ideas on our Pinterest board!

    The official name of the Peace Lily, Spathiphyllum, is derived from the Greek words for spathe and leaf. The plant has received extra attention over the last few years through the NASA Clean Air Study. They were researching how to purify the air in space stations and the Peace Lily turned out to purify air better than the average plant. The Peace Lily is an easy care plant. The plant prefers a light position, out of the bright… Read more »

Often overlooked, this climbing plant works well indoors as well as outdoors. It’s one of the most air purifying plants and it’s pretty easy to take care of. Caring for Ivy plants: Although easy to maintain, you need to be careful when watering this plant as the soil needs to be a little dry. Ivy does not like to be in sol that’s too wet. Fertilize your ivy about once a month in the spring, summer and autumn. Do not fertilize… Read more »