Mother in Law’s Tongue

  1. Refresh your workspace with gorgeous office greenery

    Refresh your workspace with gorgeous office greenery
    Workspace in need of an upgrade? If you want something pretty that also helps aid office productivity, you can't go past a touch of living greenery. Much like indoor plants help beautify the home, they also make the office a much more pleasant place to be - transforming it from sterile to inspirational. There are known benefits to office plants...
  2. Privacy Plants for Balconies

    Privacy Plants for Balconies
    Do you have a balcony you don’t use because it’s overlooked? Perhaps you feel too exposed or uncomfortable to relax on your balcony, and this lack of privacy is why you never venture out! The right plants can transform an under-used and over-exposed balcony, sheltering it from the elements as well as from prying eyes. Plants act as green screens...
  3. How to grow indoor plants in low light

    How to grow indoor plants in low light
    With outdoor garden space at a premium, more and more homeowners are embracing indoor plants and filling their houses with greenery. The key to successfully growing plants indoors is to match the plant to the indoor location, especially in areas with low light.   Low light tactics Low light indoor areas are those parts of the house that are away...
  4. 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...
  5. 11 best bathroom plants

    11 best bathroom plants
    The warm, steamy conditions of your bathroom create the ultimate climate for these 11 indoor plants. Permission to turn up the heat and enjoy a hot shower.   1. Bird’s nest fern Asplenium nidus For a bold, lush and vibrant addition to your bathroom, the glossy, sword-shaped fronds of the bird’s-nest fern are just the ticket. The crinkle factor of...
  6. Five perfect plants for dad

    Five perfect plants for dad
    Whether it's a cactus, snake plant or the cool-sounding dragon tree, this Father's Day show dad he’s the greatest with one of these five plant picks.     1. Cactus Cactaceae For a plant that’s as hardy and low-care as dad, choose a cactus. These slow-growing desert dwellers are unique thanks to their prickly suit of armour - and while it’s...
  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...

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