Super Save Bundle
We're pleased to introduce our super save bundle! We've put together some of our favourite plants into a bundle that costs only £35! The bundle includes: the Spider Plant, Tradescantia Nanouk, String of Hearts, Snake Plant and the wonderful Zanzibar gem (ZZ plant).
In celebration of our new bundle we've put together a little info and guide to caring for these beauties.
If you're after a low maintenance, small commitment plant to lighten up your home, look no further. The ZZ plants shiny, oval-shaped deep green leaves, these plants are a fine addition to your home, office or literally any interior. Here are some tips on how to care for the ZZ plant
How To Propagate Zanzibar Gem:
Division and leaf cuttings are the two forms of propagation. Division is simple, separate the rhizomes the next time you repot the ZZ and place the separate rhizomes into a different pot. Alternatively you can take a leaf cut from a mature ZZ with part of the stem and place within well draining soil mix in a good amount (but not direct) amount of sunlight. This can take longer but it's still a great form of propagation.
Temperature & Placement:
General household temperatures are fine for the Zanzibar Gem, however they do not tolerate cold temperatures that well so avoid placing by any drafty windows or cold spots in your home. While they can technically survive in low light conditions, if you want a healthy looking ZZ, it is best to place them in areas with bright and indirect sunlight.
Zanzibar Gems can survive for very long periods without water, but as a general rule of thumb you should wait until the soil has completely dried and then water.
Is Zanzibar Gem Poisonous to Pets?They are mildly toxic due to the inclusion of Calcium Oxalate crystals within the plant. It can cause irritation to the affected area and if ingested, upset stomach. Caution advised.
The snake plant is definitely up there for one of the most durable care free plants. It can be neglected for weeks and still survive. Of course we hope that you take great care of these lovely plants, but just incase you're unable to care for the plant for a little while, we want you to know that it will be ok! Here are some tips on how to care for the Snake Plant:
Temperature & Placement:
Thinking of where to place the snake plant? Although they are VERY forgiving, they do prefer indirect and steady light. However they can adapt to full sunlight and dim situations. The plant thrives in temperatures above 50° Fahrenheit, anything below it will suffer. Its best to keep away from windows and anywhere with a draft.
Only water when the soil is dry. During colder months this will require longer space in-between watering.
Is Snake Plant Poisonous to Pets?
Yes it is mildly toxic and it should be kept away from pets and young children.
True to its name the string of hearts is a beauty, with its heart shaped leaves, it has stolen the hearts of buyers. Here are some tips on how to care for the String of Hearts:
Temperature & Placement:
Plenty of direct sunlight is great for the string of hearts if you want to give it lovely healthy colours. If you see large spaces between leaves, it is likely that it's not receiving enough sunlight. The string of hearts is suited to most homes in terms of temperature and humidity.
Like the other plants before this, waiting for the soil to dry out completely is ok before watering again. It does not respond well to over watering due to potential rotting issues.
Is The String of Hearts Poisonous to Pets?
This is non toxic to pets and humans.
Also known as the Fantasy Venice, the Tradescantia Nanouk is one of the IN plants of social media due to its pretty, vibrant green and purple colouring. Not only is it a popular plant for its appearance, its also a sort after plant due to its low maintenance, easy to care for nature! Making it a great choice for beginners. Here are some tips on how to care for the Tradescantia Nanouk:
As a general rule of thumb you should wait until the top inch of the soil is dry before watering once again. Be very careful not to overwater as it can lead to pests and fungal infections and root rot.
How to Propagate Tradescantia Nanouk:
Take some scissors and cut below a node on a stem with little or few leaves. Pour some Tepid water into a jar and place the node or nodes so they're below the surface. Make sure no leaves are under water.
Place the jar into somewhere with plenty of indirect light. Be patient! After a week or so you should see roots starting to sprout. make sure to replace the water around every week or when the jar starts to look dirty.
Wait until the roots are a few inches long before transferring into soil, this can take a few weeks but sometimes longer so don't put pressure on or rush the transferring process! Once transferred you can treat it like a normal plant.
Take some scissors and cut below a node on a stem with little or few leaves. Place into the soil, much like you would in water. At least one node under the surface and make sure not to bury any leaves.
It is good to have the soil moist but definitely NOT wet. Place in plenty of indirect light and for an extra boost you can place a plastic bag around the pot to help with humidity. Just make sure to take the bag. off for a little bit of time each day.
In a few weeks time, if you want to test to see how it's coming along. You can gently tug the plant, if it gives you some resistance then the roots have developed and you can start to take care of it as you normally would with a Tradescantia Nanouk.
Temperature & PlacementPlace in an area with plenty of indirect sunlight. The plant can grow in low light but be aware that the colours will fade. Normal air is ok but if the air is too dry the plant can get a little crispy.
Named after its spider like similarities, the web slinging Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is one of the most popular plants on the market. Being incredible durable, it is the perfect choice for a beginner or someone who is looking for low maintenance plant.
Placement and Temperature:
For outdoors the Spider Plant prefers a light shaded setting, they can manage in low light but their growth will be more difficult. Do not put in direct bright sunlight as the spider plant leaves will get scorched. In an indoor setting the best place is by a window with indirect sunlight is superb.
Warm and humid is ideal. Spider Plants don't like temperatures below 50° Fahrenheit, which means it should be kept away from drafty windows, air conditioning and cold winds. If the humidity is too low the leaves can turn brown.
Light moist in the soil is where the Spider Plant likes to sit. Overwatering can cause rot damage and ultimately kill the plant. It doesn't respond well to fluoride or chlorine in water so its best to use rainwater or distilled water.
How To Propagate Spider Plant:
A super simple plant to propagate. Just lave the plantlets on the stem until little roots of their own start to grow, then simply cut them off the stem (roots intact). Place into a container or pot with moist soil (not soggy remember) and let it develop until the. roots take hold and then you can treat it like a new Spider Plant!