How to re-flower a Christmas cactus

Have you treated yourself to a Christmas Cactus? Or maybe a loved one has gifted it to you, and you’re not quite sure how to re-flower those colourful blooms? In this post, I’ll help you understand more about this fun and festive cactus, also known as Schlumbergera, and how to re-flower it. Flowering from late November…

What’s next for houseplants in 2020?

It’s no surprise that the houseplant market is flourishing. The RHS reported a 50% rise in houseplant sales in the last year, meaning that the trend for decorating our homes with greenery isn’t going away anytime soon. The world of houseplants hasn’t been without its trends: at first it was cacti and succulents, then the…

Low-maintenance houseplants for beginners

Quite often, houseplants are the first route many people take to looking after plants – and you either end up loving it or hating it. Lee Cross guest posts about his experience being a first time plant owner, after a friend introduced him to Jade plants.  “Being cabin crew, I spend a lot of time…

The plants we kill along the way

Some of us are plant serial killers, some of us haven’t killed a plant in over five years – but we’ve all killed one. Jane Perrone is the host of houseplant podcast On The Ledge and a freelance garden writer. In this guest blog post, she talks about killing off plants, learning from mistakes and…

5 lucky plants to invite health and prosperity

People buy plants for many reasons and it’s not just because they bring a certain aesthetic to a room. Plants can bring a lot of meaning to people. Certain species are said to be lucky and attract positive energy, improve health and wealth. Of course, there’s no harm in cultivating plants that are thought to…

A Mr Plant Geek guide to houseplants

Did you know that there’s a revolution going in the gardening world right now? And it’s all about houseplants! The Instagram and social media generation have discovered the joy and beauty of growing indoor plants, and uploaded 1.1million images of them to date! Of course, keen gardeners and plants-people already knew that houseplants were cool,…

10 Weird & Wacky plants you can grow at home

As Instagram has shown, everybody seems to love houseplants right now. From succulents to Aloe vera, we can’t seem to get enough of all that green. And, according to Horticulture Week, we haven’t yet hit ‘peak houseplant’, which means there’s still time to get on the bandwagon if you haven’t already. On my Weird &…

The Haphazard Gardener Does Houseplants

Contrary to how it seems, houseplants were not discovered by millenials! In fact, wind back 30 years and you’ll find that shelves were heaving with Spathiphyllum, Spider Plants and more. Katharine Crouch refers to herself as the ‘Haphazard Gardener’, but this does her an injustice. In 1999, she won BBC Gardener of the Year! Way…

Instagram Plant Spy: there’s a new trend in shower plants

Each week, I will be looking at the new trends with plants and gardening on Instagram! There’s so much going on with plant creations and innovation over on that mighty app that we’re all bound to learn a few things! Right now, lots of people are taking their plants into the shower with them! Whilst…

Is the current plant trend actually putting plants at risk?

Oh my gosh. I have spent the weekend feeling extremely upset after a day’s shopping. It’s not because I’d expired my credit card limit, it’s because all I witnessed were expired indoor plants. It was incredible to see this Sansevieria wilting on a shop shelf. Sansevieria are known as being remarkably drought resistant. Plants, and…

39 amazing new plants in the USA right now!

I have had an a.mazing few days at the Cultivate Show in Columbus, Ohio. This was my first USA trade show visit, and I was overwhelmed by how many people already recognised me, and would throw themselves at me as I walked the aisles. Thank you, America, I love you back. But, right now, let’s…

5 of the hottest houseplants right now! Plus, win an indoor plants box!

Houseplants are bang on trend right now! Check out the hashtags #urbanjunglebloggers or #jungalow on Instagram and you’ll see what I mean! Unlike wallpapers and furnishings, you can move them around easier and more often too, transforming your living interior at your every whim! Once treated with indifference in the home, houseplants are now cherished…