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 »

One of the prettiest, most versatile, and dependable of cut flowers is the flower of the month for November:  lisianthus. There is an enormous choice on offer: the lisianthus comes in white, green, blue, pink, lilac, purple and salmon. Some flowers even have petals with multiple colours. The lisianthus also comes in many forms: single and double flowered, large and small flowered and even with fringed petals. If that wasn’t enough, new forms are constantly being added! Apart from being… Read more »

Probably the single most popular, longest lasting, most versatile cut flower:  chrysanthemums! Chrysanthemums like making friends. They are easy to combine with other fabulous flowers such as roses and anthuriums to create a cheerful and extravagant bouquet. You can make the overall effect more robust by placing it in a rugged pot. Care tips for chrysanthemums Enjoy your chrysanthemums for at least 2 to 3 weeks with the following tips. •    Select a clean vase and fill it with tap water at… Read more »

  Lots of colour and texture from September 2016’s cut flower of the month:  the dahlia! The dahlia’s most eye-catching feature is its petals: sometimes evenly coloured, but often noticeably bright with spots or lines. Some flowers have a single row of petals, others have dozens – this fabulous flower has an incredible number of colour and shape variations! For example, the petals can be round, elongated or rolled. Dahlias can reach a height of 1.5 metres and a flower… Read more »

  The cut flower for July is full of impact with it’s height and bright colours:  gladiolus!   The gladiolus offers a double treat: flowers in beautiful bright colours, fantastic petals or bicoloured blends bloom on both sides of the long stem. The flowers come in white, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, cream and innumerable combinations of colour per flower. There are both single flowered and double flowered varieties. This floral hero rises high from late spring until deep in… Read more »