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Rubber Plants

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Rubber Plants

  Popular in the 1970s, and now making a strong comeback as a top houseplant choice, is the rubber plant. And we’re here to tell you all about it!  Rubber plants (Ficus elastica) are trees that are naturally native to Southeast Asia. Unrelated to rubber trees, from which commercial rubber is derived, the rubber plant does similarly contain a  latex-like white sap in its stem and leaves. It’s important to mention that this substance can irritate the skin and eyes, and is also toxic if ingested. It’s because of this that it’s a really good idea to wear gloves when...

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Terrariums

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Terrariums

Popular in the 1970s, terrariums have steadily made a comeback over the past few years. These indoor miniature gardens are usually confined within a glass container that can be entirely sealed or left partially open. An easy way to bring plants indoors whilst keeping mess to a minimum and cutting down on maintenance, planting and growing terrarium plants is a fun hobby that both grownups and kids can easily do.  But here’s the rub - you can’t just stick any old plant in a terrarium and expect it to thrive! So which plants do best in these pint-sized gardens? Small,...

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How to Care for Your Orchid

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How to Care for Your Orchid

Dating back millions of years, orchids are one of the most common house plants out there, and when in bloom, their tropical flowers make for a beautiful accent to any home. But, many people are scared of caring for orchids and think they won’t be able to look after them. Contrary to popular belief, orchids actually don’t need much maintenance. They can be quite particular in their preferences though, so read on to find out our top tips for caring for your orchid plant. We keep the majority of the plants we sell in store in their plastic nursery pots....

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Fabulous Ferns!

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Fabulous Ferns!

Delicate and graceful, ferns come in a variety of shapes and sizes and add texture and interest to any home. With their unique leaf structure and pretty patterns, these plants can be particular when it comes to their environment. Sensitive to water and temperature, ferns need the right conditions to thrive. It’s worth taking the time to care for these lovely plants however, because the rewards far outweigh the investment; you’ll get luscious greenery that not only purifies your air but also makes any space look fresh and clean too! Ferns are a large family of over 10,000 species of...

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