Plant LOVE... Your houseplant care guide
As you probably know, my coach house is getting greener and greener. I love stocking unusual houseplants that you guys seem to be loving! So, with more and more of you taking home these little green guys, I thought it would be useful to create a little care guide to help them live long and happy lives. Or, if you're yet to chose, I hope the below will help you pick the perfect plant partner.
String of Pearls/
Light - Bright sunlight Water - Drought tolerant Likes - Being pruned & shared
Hates - Too much water Pet Friendly - No!
Blue Star Fern/
Light - Shade friendly Water - Sprayed onto its leaves Likes - Humidity, try it in your bathroom Hates - Waterlogged soil
Pet Friendly - Yes
String of hearts/
Light - Very bright, but not direct
Water - Dry soil out between watering
Likes - A hanging pot or high shelf
Hates - The cold - brr! Pet Friendly - Yes
Chines Money Plant/
Light - Plenty, please Water - Keep moist but not over-watered Likes - Well-drained soil Hates - Direct sunlight will scorch those pancake leaves Pet Friendly - Yes
Light - Bright, but indirect Water - Once a week Likes - A pole to climb up
Hates - Too much shade Pet Friendly - No!
Light - Plenty of daylight Water - Not often, avoid wet leaves or they'll rot Likes - A sunny windowsill Hates - Sitting in water Pet Friendly - Yes
Zebra Plant/ Aphelandra Squarrosa
Light - Bright, but not direct Water - Keep the soil moist to touch Likes - Regular misting with warm water Hates - Wet roots
Pet Friendly - Yes
I hope this guide is a useful starting point for you and your green fingers. Do you have any tips for happy plants? Share them in the comments below or tag us on social media. Pop into the coach house from Thursday to Saturday and pick up another houseplant to add to your leafy collection.