How to Care for Ensete Ventricosum

Ensete ventricosum is a stunning fleshy plant that makes a jaw-dropping houseplant but also an impressive herbaceous garden plant in warmer weather. Also known by the common names of the Abysinnian and Ethiopian banana plant, it is considered one of the hardiest banana-like plants that can be grown.  But how do you care for Ensete … Read more

Growing African Violets from Leaves

African violets love full sun and thrive in hot conditions, which makes them a perfect houseplant for sunny windowsills. Native to Tanzania, their cheerful flowers can be anything from white to purple to pink. Over the years dedicated breeders have created all manner of different color variations; so much so that there is now an … Read more

How to Care for Poinsettia

Poinsettias may be a festive favourite, but they’re well-known for being frustratingly difficult plants to care for. That glossy plant from the supermarket soon withers away, with it’s formerly bright green and red leaves soon turning brown and dropping off. So what can be done to keep your Poinsettia in the perfect condition for the … Read more

Best Houseplants for Bathrooms

The right house plant can transform your bathroom into a lush oasis of calm. However bathrooms are not known for being very plant-friendly. All too often bathrooms have tiny, frosted windows which let in minimal light, and the high levels of moisture can be enough to rot more sensitive houseplants. Fortunately, however, there are still … Read more