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Houseplant Doctor – How do I get rid of bugs?

“How do I get rid of bugs on my houseplant?” There’s nothing worse than waking up one morning to find the leaves of your favourite foliage houseplant have been nibbled by a mysterious pest or that a flowering pot plant is starting to flag. Fortunately, indoor plants aren’t besieged by pests like their outdoor cousins,…

Kentia Palm at home houseplant

Houseplant of the Month – Kentia Palm (Howea forsteriana)

If you’re looking to create a lush, leafy, tropical effect indoors, then kentia palms can’t be beat. This tender palm produces masses of tall, slightly arching stems clothed with long, tapering leaflets. Forming an elegant clump of foliage, it enjoys a reputation for being attractive as well as bombproof. This lovely palm has been a…

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Houseplant Doctor – Why are the leaves of my houseplant turning brown?

“Why are the leaves on my houseplant turning brown?” It’s a common concern for many owners of houseplants. You’ve just bought a stunning new plant, put it in your desired location and within a week or so, a leaf starts to turn brown and eventually falls off. Losing one leaf is bad enough, but before…

ZZ Plant Houseplant

Houseplant of the Month – ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

Flick through the pages of old houseplant books and you’re unlikely to come across Zamioculcas zamiffolia, a dramatic plant with wand-like stalks that are clothed with thick, glossy leaves. In fact, it was almost impossible to find in the UK until the early noughties, when imports from the Netherlands landed in garden centres. Today, this…

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Top 10 Houseplants for Beginners

Some houseplants require careful attention. They need just the right amount of water, sunlight and humidity to thrive. But not all houseplants are quite so fussy, there are plenty that are super easy to grow. Whether you’re looking for something that will thrive in a shady corner or a plant that can cope with erratic…

Houseplant Care Guide – Misting

Misting your houseplants Many of our favourite houseplants come from tropical parts of the world, where they flourish in humid conditions. Unfortunately, the air in our central heated homes is much drier than your average rainforest and plants tend to suffer as a result. In extreme cases leaves will wilt, turn brown at the edges…

Top Tips for looking after Houseplants

Overwatering is the number one killer of houseplants. Different plants have specific watering requirements, so gen up on individual varieties to ensure they thrive. Typically, wait until compost has almost dried out before giving anymore. Remember to feed your houseplants throughout growing season (from March to September). Houseplants are supplied in a compost that contains…