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  1. Indoor plants: our top picks (with pots to match!)

    Indoor plants: our top picks (with pots to match!)
    As the quarter-acre block becomes less and less of the norm, and small-space living continues to rise, green thumbs are becoming more innovative in finding ways to bring the outdoors in. Living areas, kitchens, bedrooms and even bathrooms are now fair game for creating green oases. One need only watch an episode of The Block to know that gardening is now...
  2. Sansevieria

    Sansevieria
    I once had a potted sansevieria, which sat in the kitchen under the brightly lit window. It must have been the right spot, because after growing well for several years, it decided to flower, producing a stem of large white bells with an overwhelming perfume. That plant has long gone but sansevieria (Sansevieria trifasciata), also known as mother-in-law’s tongue and...
  3. Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily)

    Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily)
    Spathiphyllum (Spathiphyllum commutatum) is a classic indoor plant grown for its lush green strappy leaves and long-lasting white flowers. The flowers are spathes and consist of a large white ‘petal’ that wraps like a hood around a central spike or spadex. The flowers are held on stiff stems above the green leaves and last for weeks. They can occur throughout...
  4. Caring for fiddle-leafs & other indoor figs

    Caring for fiddle-leafs & 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...
  5. 8 plants for your coffee table

    8 plants for your coffee table
    A coffee table plant is an instant and inexpensive way to add style and inject colour and personality to your space. When choosing a pot to go with your plant, look for features that complement (not compete with) the foliage. If you want the plant to be the star, pick a pot with a simple design or neutral colours. If...
  6. Calatheas

    Calatheas
    Botanical name: Calathea Common names: Peacock Plant, Zebra Plant or Rattlesnake Plant A little bit about Calatheas Calatheas are much loved house plants grown for their impressive foliage. There are many species and cultivars to choose from with the shape, size and pattern of the leaf varying for each. This fun foliage give Calatheas the common names Peacock, Zebra or Rattlesnake Plant...
  7. Grow Your Own Pineapple

    Grow Your Own Pineapple
    It’s easy and fun to grow a pineapple so next time you enjoy a delicious, sweet tasting one keep the leafy top to grow your own. They also make attractive indoor plants for a sunny windowsill – hello topical style! Things you will need: The top of a delicious pineapple (as unmarked and fresh as possible) A sharp knife (always...

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