indoor plants

  1. How to care for Fiddle Leaf Figs & other indoor figs

    How to care for Fiddle Leaf Figs & other indoor figs
    Fiddle-leaf fig (Ficus lyrata) is a stylish and desirable indoor plant. This ornamental fig grows well in a large container positioned in a brightly-lit spot in your home. While it is important for the plant to have lots of light, don’t allow it to sit in hot, direct sunlight, which can burn the leaves. Also keep the plant away from air-conditioners...
  2. Caring for your Living Trends terrarium

    Caring for your Living Trends terrarium
    Now that you’re the proud owner of a beautiful new fern or succulent terrarium, we’re sure you want to keep it that way. The good news is, terrariums are easy to care for. Here’s everything you need to know to keep your terrarium looking great.   Where to position your terrarium Because your plants are surrounded by glass, do not...
  3. Fern Care: How to look after indoor and outdoor ferns

    Fern Care: How to look after indoor and outdoor ferns
    Ferns are popular because of their suitability as indoor plants. But the group has even more to offer, as most thrive outdoors, growing well in shaded spots where other plants struggle. They could be just the plant to grow in a courtyard or small shaded garden to create a cool, lush look. Ferns are ancient plants. What sets them apart...
  4. 14 plants that like to holiday indoors

    14 plants that like to holiday indoors
    Whether you want to spruce up your space for a party night or just want to welcome living flowering colour inside, here are 14 outdoor plants that love to holiday indoors.   Tip: Not such a big fan of change? Buy two identical plants and you can just keep swapping them over, inside to out regularly. This way, your indoor...
  5. 16 pet-safe indoor plants

    16 pet-safe indoor plants
    Pets are part of the family, and now more than ever, they're living in the lap of luxury. They're whiling away their time curled up on the couch rather than in a kennel - so, it makes sense that our homes should be a sanctuary for them in every way. Keep your four-legged friends happy, healthy and out of harm’s...
  6. 5 Best Large Indoor Plants That Make A Statement

    5 Best Large Indoor Plants That Make A Statement
    Soft-tip yucca   Soft-tip yucca Yucca elephantipes Also known as a spineless yucca, there’s nothing timid about this bold South American native. Bring out its natural beauty and enhance its sculptural shape by removing old leaves from the bottom of the trunk. You can also keep its width and height in check by cutting back the top and stems. To ensure your yucca...
  7. A beginner’s guide to growing succulents

    A beginner’s guide to growing succulents
    Fascinating and beautiful, succulents are wonderful examples of nature’s adaptability. You’ll find succulents thriving the world over, in places with little rainfall where most plants stand zero chance of survival. To withstand these harshest of conditions, succulents grow slowly and store water in their thick, fleshy leaves, stems, roots or tubers. Succulents come in a cornucopia of colours and shapes...
  8. Caring for phalaenopsis orchids

    Caring for phalaenopsis orchids
    Phalaenopsis or moth orchids are long-lived flowering pot plants that add style and grace to any indoor setting. They are available year round with flowers that last for months. The flowers are usually purple, white or a combination of both. The graceful arching flower stems grow from a small clump of wide strappy leaves. These potted flowers are excellent gifts...
  9. What's wrong with your indoor plant?

    What's wrong with your indoor plant?
    You've given it love, light and water, but your once-gorgeous indoor plant is now looking like a sulky, sad question mark in the corner. What to do? We take a look at some of the common signs of a suffering indoor plant, and how you can nurse it back to health. Factors that impact the health of your indoor plant While there'll...
  10. Indoor Gardening

    Indoor Gardening
    The interest in greenery indoors is part fashion and part science. New and vibrant containers – pots, hanging baskets, vertical gardens and terrariums – have given indoor plants new...

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