We’re delighted to have launched our improved houseplant area outside our cafe entrance. We hope that our new displays which combine different types of houseplants with a wide range of decorative cover pots, give you inspiration to add a few new houseplants to your home.
In this update we’ve summarised the main categories of houseplants we’re now stocking, together with the typical spots in your home that they might be suitable for. Look out for more houseplant updates and tips over the coming weeks!
- Grown for their interesting leaves rather than their flowers.
- Most of these originate from tropical regions and grow out of direct sunlight under the cover of forest canopy.
- Therefore, most don’t like direct sunlight, but will do well in a bright room.
- Generally water just as the compost is drying out. As with all houseplants don’t over-water leaving your houseplant standing in water – this will kill it. Like humid conditions, so love a misting with water whenever you can.
Flowering Houseplants (excluding orchids)
- Good variety to add beautiful splashes of colour to your home.
- Flowering is usually dependent on having a really good source of bright daylight, although not direct sunlight in Summer when the sun is strong.
- Generally water just as the compost is drying out. As with all houseplants don’t over-water leaving your houseplant standing in water – this will kill it.
My absolute favourites! Real beauties!
If you get the care of your orchids right they will reward you with blooms for weeks on end, and repeat flower year after year. Great value!
- Require a bright spot, but hate much direct sunlight. A north facing windowsill is ideal.
- Correct watering is the key to success. Don’t over-water – this is the biggest killer. Wait until their roots start to turn from green to a silvery killer and the bark looks like it’s drying out before dunking the whole pot for 5 minutes then draining well.
Cacti & Succulents
Perfect for really sunny spots, and also cope well with a bit of neglect when you’re away on your summer holidays!
- Some beautiful options available. Including some with beautful flowers.
- With good light and warmth they will grow well in the warmth of Summer.
- Like regular good watering in Summer but hate being wet when the weather cools in Autumn and Winter. Can cope with very little attention during this period.