Plant Care

Did you receive a plant from our store but you’re not sure how to look after it?

No worries – just find the name of your plant on the packaging and the same name in this list and you’ll find all of the instructions you need to give your new plant the best life possible.

ALOCASIA 'Elephant Ear'

23mar-elephant-ear-spearmint-small

Bold foliage plant with large arrow shaped leaves.

This plant prefers a rich, well drained soil in a partially warm shady spot in the house or on the patio, protected from heavy weather and winds.


ALOE VERA Hybrid

23mar-aloevera-charcoal-small

Aloes are attractive, succulent perennials with fleshy, textured leaves that form into rosettes.

Great for pots in the home or on the patio in a partly shady/sunny position. A very easy to care for plant requiting little water and well drained soil. Protect from frost in cooler months.


AGLAONEMA 'Black Lance'

22mar-aglaonema-black-lance-40

An easy care, long lasting indoor plant.

Great in most positions in the house, avoid very dark rooms and direct sunlight.

Requires little water, weekly is enough. Do not allow the soil to dry out.


AGLAONEMA 'Brilliant Beauty'

22mar-aglaonema-brill-beauty

An easy care, long lasting indoor plant.

Great in most positions in the house, avoid very dark rooms and direct sunlight.

Requires little water, weekly is enough. Do not allow the soil to dry out.


AGLAONEMA 'Golden Sands'

22mar-aglaonema-goldensands

An easy care, long lasting indoor plant.

Great in most positions in the house, avoid very dark rooms and direct sunlight.

Requires little water, weekly is enough. Do not allow the soil to dry out.


AGLAONEMA 'Marie'

22mar-aglaonema-marie

An easy care, long lasting indoor plant.

Great in most positions in the house, avoid very dark rooms and direct sunlight.

Requires little water, weekly is enough, ensuring that the plant receives enough water during the warmer months. Do not allow the soil to dry out.


CEREUS species Cacti

23mar-cacti-charcoal-small

This species of Cacti will thrive if given plenty of light and free draining soil.

Water well during the warmer months and less in winter, allowing soil to dry out between watering.

Cacti are perfect for pots and sunny, hot spots in the home, office, patio or garden.


CALATHEA Insignis

22mar-calathea-insignis

An amazing house plant with striking green and crimson foliage.

Will thrive in a warm, humid postion in the house. In a warm climate it will grow well in a partly shaded spot under a sheltered patio or verandah.

This plant will also tolerate a low light condition. Rotate between positions for best care.

Water often, ensuring that the soil does not dry out.


CALATHEA Zebrina

22mar-calathea-zebrina

A good looking indoor plant with green stripy leaves.

This plant can be watered regularly and enjoy some humidity. Mist it’s leaves to maintain enough humidity in the warmer months. Ensure its soil is well drained to prevent the roots from rotting.

If the leaves start to roll, it means that your plant needs some water.


CEREUS MONSTROUSE Cactus

22mar-cactus-210

This Cactus will thrive if given plenty of light and soil that can drain well. Perfect for the home, office or patio as long as it’s in a sunny, hot and dry spot.

Water well during the warmer months and less in winter, allowing soil to dry out between watering.


CRASSULA DAVID Succulent

23mar-crassula-david-pink-small

An attractive succulent with vivid green leaves that are covered in tiny white hairs.

Best grown in well drained soil and is a low maintenance, water wise plant.

Keep in a well lit area, out of direct sunlight.


DIEFFENBACHIA 'Leopard Lilly'

22mar-dieffenbachia-leopardlilly

An attractive house plant with large flat leaves and a variety of green and white tones.

Prefers a humid spot in the house in strong, filtered light. You can mist it’s leaves to increase humidity in warmer months.

Keep its soil well drained and water when almost dry.

Repot every 2-3 years. Also suitable for sheltered patios.


EUPHORBIA Ammak

23mar-eup-ammak-pink-medium

There are many different species of Euphorbia and they range in shape and size. This variety is called the Euphorbia Ammak.

Ideal for pots and can be brought indoors for decorating.

Does well in most positions but prefers a sunny spot and free draining soil.


EUPHORBIA Cooperii

23mar-eup-cooperii-freshmint-medium

There are many different species of Euphorbia and they range in shape and size. This variety is called the Euphorbia Cooperii.

Ideal for pots and can be brought indoors for decorating.

Does well in most positions but prefers a sunny spot and free draining soil.


EUPHORBIA Cowboy

23mar-med-coral-euphorbia-cowboy

A tall, upright succulent with multiple branches that look cactus-like.

A great house plant ideal for pots. Keep soil well drained and place in a partly shady/sunny position.


EUPHORBIA species

23mar-euphorbia-dusty-pink-white-small

Tough, succulent perennials with a fascinating range of foliage. Euphorbias are great for pots on hot, sunny patios or a sunny room in the home. Once plant is growing, water well and keep soil well drained. This plant can tolerate a dry spell but will require water when it starts to look a little unwell.


EUPHORBIA Lactea Crested varigated

euphorbia-lactea-crested-flirt-orig-med-98

Tough, succulent perennials with a fascinating range of foliage. Euphorbias are great for pots on hot, sunny patios or a sunny room in the home. Once plant is growing, water well and keep soil well drained. This plant can tolerate a dry spell but will require water when it starts to look like it needs it.


EUPHORBIA Trigona

23mar-euphorbia-trigona-navy

Tall, cactus like succulent.

This plant will prefer a a well lit spot in the home, office or on the patio, but out of direct sun light.

Keep this ones soil moist during the warmer months, but no need to over water.


FICUS LYRATA 'Bambino Fiddle Fig'

22mar-fiddle-bambino

A dwarf variety of the popular Fiddle leaf Fig.

These are perfect for pots for both the home and the office. They will also grow well outdoors in sheltered spots on the patio or verandah in warmer climates.

This plant will like a warm, humid spot with plenty of filtered sunlight. Keep well watered during the warmer months, water less in cooler months.

If leaves begin to feel soft, the plant needs water. If your leaves begin to fall, try moving it to a spot with some more natural sunlight.


FICUS LYRATA 'Fiddle Leaf Fig'

22mar-fiddle-leaf-fig

A well known, popular house plant – the Fiddle leaf Fig.

These are perfect for pots for both the home and the office. They will also grow well outdoors in sheltered spots on the patio or verandah in warmer climates.

This plant will like a warm, humid spot with plenty of filtered sunlight. Keep well watered during the warmer months, water less in cooler months.

If leaves begin to feel soft, the plant needs water. If your leaves begin to fall, try moving it to a spot with some more natural sunlight.


GOLDEN Jade Plant

23mar-goldenjadeplant-white-medium

An appealing evergreen shrub with succulent, golden-yellow leaves.

Ideal for pots in sunny spots in the home or on the patio/verandah. Requires lots of sun light and well drained soil. Will not handle extreme cold/frosty environments very well.


HAWORTHIA CASSYTHA Succulent

23mar-cassytha-fresh-mint-small

A slow growing succulent with attractive variegated leaves.

Will grow well indoors in a shady/partly sunny spot in well drained soil. Water more often during the warmer months.


Magic Bean

22mar-magic-bean-garden

The Magic Bean makes a lovely potted display with the combination of dark shiny leaves and the novelty of ornamental giant seeds at the base of the plant.

The seed of the black been is considered a symbol of good luck and prosperity. When the seed is placed on the surface of the soil it “magically” springs into life to produce a beautiful miniature rainforest tree.

Water regularly to keep your plant living and well. Place in a spot in the house which gets plenty of filtered sunlight.


PEPEROMIA capperata

23mar-peperomia-medium

A hardy indoor plant with beautifully coloured and textured foliage.

Perfers moist but well drained soil. Water more frequently during the warmer months. This plant will enjoy a partly sunny/shady spot in the home.


PEPEROMIA Puteolata

23mar-peperomia-black-small

A tropical evergreen plant with decorative foliage. Their leaves have a wide range of attractive textures and colours.

An ideal plant for indoors, in a partly sunny/shady position. They will also grow well outdoors in warm, tropical areas.

They prefer well drained soil and a warm, humid atmosphere and can be tolerant of low light environments. Only water when soil is dry. Avoid direct sunlight and heavy draughts.


PEPEROMIA scandens 'Variegata'

23mar-peperomia-coral-med

A trailing, evergreen plant with pointed green leaves and cream variegations.

The perfect plant for the home or office – great on shelves in pots or in hanging pots.

Place in a warm, well lit spot – but not in direct sunlight. Keep the soil moist but not wet during warmer weather and drier during the cooler months.


PHILODENDRON' Congo'

22mar-philodendron-congo

A tough indoor plant, great for the office or home. It will do well outdoors in warm, humid areas as well.

Ensure this plant has plenty of filtered light, without being in direct sunlight as its leaves will burn. Provide support if possible to avoid the leaves from falling (sit next to a wall for example).

Keep soil moist in warmer months and drier in cooler months.


PHILODENDRON Gold

philedendron-gold-tickle-orig-small-39

A gorgeous plant with decorative, heart shaped, light green leaves. These plants look great planted in a pot and allowed to grow hanging freely but can also be trained to climb.

These plants prefer moist, but well drained soil. Water more frequently through the warmer months. If your plant is showing some floppy or brown leaves, it’s a sign that it might need some more water. This plant will do well in a partly shady/sunny position in the home or office.


PHILODENDRON 'Hope'

22mar-philodendron-hope

A tough indoor plant, great for the office or home. It will do well outdoors in warm, humid areas as well.

Ensure this plant has plenty of filtered light, without being in direct sunlight as its leaves will burn. Provide support if possible to avoid the leaves from falling (sit next to a wall for example).

Keep soil moist in warmer months and drier in cooler months.


PINCUSHION Cactus

pincushion-concrete-pink

This Cactus will thrive if given plenty of light. Perfect for the home, office or patio as long as it’s in a sunny, hot and dry spot.

Requires little water, allowing soil to dry out between watering.


POTHOS Marble Queen

23mar-marble-queen-pink-small

A gorgeous plant with decorative, heart shaped, dark green leaves which are marbled with cream. These plants look great planted in a pot and allowed to grow hanging freely but can also be trained to climb.

These plants prefer moist, but well drained soil. Water more frequently through the warmer months. If your plant is showing some floppy or brown leaves, it’s a sign that it might need some more water. This plant will do well in a partly shady/sunny position in the home or office.


POTHOS Snow Queen

pothos-snow-queen-decay-orig-small-39

A gorgeous plant with decorative, heart shaped, dark green leaves which are marbled with cream. These plants look great planted in a pot and allowed to grow hanging freely but can also be trained to climb.

These plants prefer moist, but well drained soil. Water more frequently through the warmer months. If your plant is showing some floppy or brown leaves, it’s a sign that it might need some more water. This plant will do well in a partly shady/sunny position in the home or office.


SEDUM Frosty

sedum-frosty-kirra-orig-small-39

A small, fast growing succulent with green and white.

Grows well in a sunny position in well drained soil, water regularly. Extra, deep watering is beneficial during extended dry periods.


SEDUM Gold Mound

sedum-gold-mound-white-orig-small-39

A small, fast growing succulent with golden yellow leaves.

Grows well in a sunny position in well drained soil. Extra, deep watering is beneficial during extended dry periods.


SPATHIPHYLLUM 'Blue Moon'

22mar-spath-blue-moon

A hardy indoor or outdoor plant which produces long, flowering stems and white flowers.

This plant will thrive in a well lit position, in the home or on the patio – try to keep out of direct sunlight. Water regularaly and keep soil moist.


SPATHIPHYLLUM Peace Lilly 'Sensation'

22mar-spath-sensation

This plant is commonly known as the Peach Lily and is used as a house plant in lots of different situations.

It will enjoy warm conditions and bright conditions without being in direct sunlight.

Keep its soil moist, especially in the warmer months. This plant may flower – you can remove flowers by cutting the stems at the base. Clean foliage with a damp cloth.

Repot every 2-3 years.


ZANZIBAR Gem

23mar-zanzibar-gem-white-navy-medium

The plant that thrives on neglect!

WINTER: only water once every two months
SUMMER: water monthly

Keep this one out of direct sunlight, it can tolerate very low light environments – great for the bathroom or bedroom bedside table.

Ensure that this plant is re-potted when it has outgrown it’s pot.