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HOUSE PLANTS Care Guide

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Croton Gold Dust
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Also known as : Croton Pictum

Care rating : Easy/Medium

Origin: Tropical Asia and Pacific regions

Light: Crotons like bright, indirect light. The bright light, filtered light will promote the vibrant leaf colours. Avoid direct sunlight, which can damage the leaves!

Water: Water weekely in the summer, keeping the soil evenly moist. During winter, reduce watering

Temperature: Likes warm rooms, temperature no less than 16°C

Feeding: Balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season

Grooming: Prune the croton back hard at the beginning of the growing season, if it becomes leggy.

Humidity: Likes hight humidity- mist the leaves regularly.

Potential issues: Can be susceptible to spider mites if the humidity is particularly low. Mist the croton daily to avoid an infestation.

Toxicity: Toxic to pets and children

Croton Fire Leaf
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Also known as : Croton Icetone

Care rating : Easy/Medium

Origin: Tropical Asia and Pacific regions

Light: Crotons like bright, indirect light. The bright light, filtered light will promote the vibrant leaf colours. Avoid direct sunlight, which can damage the leaves!

Water: Water weekely in the summer, keeping the soil evenly moist. During winter, reduce watering

Temperature: Likes warm rooms, temperature no less than 16°C

Feeding: Balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season

Grooming: Prune the croton back hard at the beginning of the growing season, if it becomes leggy.

Humidity: Likes hight humidity- mist the leaves regularly.

Potential issues: Can be susceptible to spider mites if the humidity is particularly low. Mist the croton daily to avoid an infestation.

Toxicity: Toxic to pets and children

Croton Excellence
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Also known as : Croton Excellent

Care rating : Easy/Medium

Origin: Tropical Asia and Pacific regions

Light: Crotons like bright, indirect light. The bright light, filtered light will promote the vibrant leaf colours. Avoid direct sunlight, which can damage the leaves!

Water: Water weekely in the summer, keeping the soil evenly moist. During winter, reduce watering

Temperature: Likes warm rooms, temperature no less than 16°C

Feeding: Balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season

Grooming: Prune the croton back hard at the beginning of the growing season, if it becomes leggy.

Humidity: Likes hight humidity- mist the leaves regularly.

Potential issues: Can be susceptible to spider mites if the humidity is particularly low. Mist the croton daily to avoid an infestation.

Toxicity: Toxic to pets and children

Croton Petra/ Petra Passion XL
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Also known as : Croton Petra

Care rating : Easy/Medium

Origin: Tropical Asia and Pacific regions

Light: Crotons like bright, indirect light. The bright light, filtered light will promote the vibrant leaf colours. Avoid direct sunlight, which can damage the leaves!

Water: Water weekely in the summer, keeping the soil evenly moist. During winter, reduce watering

Temperature: Likes warm rooms, temperature no less than 16°C

Feeding: Balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season

Grooming: Prune the croton back hard at the beginning of the growing season, if it becomes leggy.

Humidity: Likes hight humidity- mist the leaves regularly.

Potential issues: Can be susceptible to spider mites if the humidity is particularly low. Mist the croton daily to avoid an infestation.

Toxicity: Toxic to pets and children

Devil's Ivy Moss Pole
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Also known as: Philodendron Aurea

Care Difficulty: Easy

Origin: Central America, South America

Light: Likes medium light: not too bright and not too shady. More tolerant of shade than others.

Water: Wait for the soil to be dry and water little and often - it's better for the soil to be a bit dry than too soggy.

Temperature: 16-24°C

Feeding: weak, all-purpose fertiliser during the warmer months.

Grooming: Regularly dust the leaves off with a damp cloth so it can breathe properly. If your philodendron vines get too long for your taste, you can cut them back during the growing season

Humidity: likes a moist environment, so mist the leaves regularly

Potential issues: Direct sunshine can cause many of the leaves to turn yellow at the same time

Toxicity: Toxic to pets and children

Fiddle Leaf Fig
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Also known as: Ficus Lyrata

Care Difficulty: Easy/Medium

Origin: Tropical western Africa

Light: Enjoys being in bright rooms, but avoid direct sun. By rotating the plant every few days, it will grow evenly, rather than lean toward the light.

Water: Water only when the top layer of soil feels dry. During winter months, reduce watering.

Temperature: Likes warm rooms, temperature no less than 16°C

Feeding: Feed it diluted fertiliser once a month during the growing season.

Grooming: Dust the leaves with a damp cloth regularly to allow the plant to breathe better. Any dead or damaged leaves can be trimed off.

Humidity: Likes high humidity, so mist the leaves regularly/ daily- this will keep it fresh.

Potential issues: It can take a while to adjust to a new environment.

Toxicity: Toxic to pets and children

Heart Leaf Plant
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Also known as: Philodendron Scandens

Care Difficulty: Easy

Origin: Central America, South America

Light: Likes medium light: not too bright and not too shady. More tolerant of shade than others.

Water: Wait for the soil to be dry and water little and often - it's better for the soil to be a bit dry than too soggy.

Temperature 16-24°C

Feeding: weak, all-purpose fertiliser during the warmer months.

Grooming: Regularly dust the leaves off with a damp cloth so it can breathe properly. If your philodendron vines get too long for your taste, you can cut them back during the growing season

Humidity: likes a moist environment, so mist the leaves regularly

Potential issues: Direct sunshine can cause many of the leaves to turn yellow at the same time

Toxicity: Toxic to pets and children

Lemon Lime Triple Cane
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Also known as: Dracaena deremiensis 'Lemon Lime'

Best in bright, indirect light, but will adapt in lower light. Water only when the top of the soil feels dry (overwatering can cause its roots to rot). Consider misting the leaves instead. Best temperature above 16°c

read more: https://www.houseplant411.com/houseplant/dracaena-lemon-lime-plant-how-to-grow-care-striped-dracaena

Lucky Bamboo
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Also known as: Draceana Sanderiana Yellow

Care Difficulty: EASY-MEDIUM

Origin: West Africa

Light: Likes bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can burn its leaves

Water: Water only when the top of the soil feels dry. Keep the soil moderately moist - but don't allow it to go too soggy or too dry.

Temperature16-24°C

Feeding: Use an all-purpose fertilizer every month during spring & summer

Grooming: Tidy it up by pinching off dead leaves at the base.

Humidity: likes a moist environment, so mist the leaves regularly

Potential issues: Can be susceptible to spider mites- so mist and wipe the leaves regularly.

Toxicity: Toxic to pets and children 

Mother-In-Law’s Tongue (XL)
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Best in bright, indirect light, but will adapt in lower light. Water only when the top of the soil feels dry (overwatering can cause its roots to rot). Consider misting the leaves instead. Best temperature above 16°c

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Pineapple Pandanus
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Also known as: Pandanus / Screw Pine Plant

Care Difficulty: Easy/Medium

Origin: Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands

Light: Enjoys being in bright rooms with some full sun

Water: Water only when the top layer of soil feels dry, but it should not dry completly. During winter months, reduce watering.

Temperature: Likes warm rooms, temperature no less than 16°C

Feeding: Use a balanced water-soluble fertilizer every month during spring & summer

Grooming: Dust the leaves with a damp cloth regularly to allow the plant to breathe better. Any dead or damaged leaves can be trimed off.

Humidity: Likes high humidity, so mist the leaves regularly/ daily- this will keep it fresh.

Potential issues: The leaves can turn wholly green instead and lose the yellow colour from the leaves if the light levels are not high enough

Toxicity: Safe  

Pink Calathea/ Calathea Queen Flamingo
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Also known as: Calathea Ornata / Zebra plant

Care Difficulty: Medium

Origin: tropical Rainforests of South America

Light: Likes partial sunlight, full shade. It can tolerate shade, but will grow much better with indirect light.

Water: Wait for the soil to be dry and water little and often - it likes for the soil to be a little moist but not too soggy. Try to use filtered water, rainwater, the chlorine or fluoride in the tap water can damage the Calathea.

Temperature18-23°C

Feeding: Use a weak dose of a nitrogen rich foliage fertiliser monthly during spring & summer.

Grooming: Dust the leaves with a damp cloth regularly to allow the plant to breathe better. Any dead or damaged leaves can be trimed off.

Humidity: Calatheas need a highly humid environments, so mist the leaves daily. You could also pop it on top of a tray with damp pebbles

Potential issues: Browning or withering edges of the leaves is a sign that it needs to be watered more often.

Toxicity: Safe, pet friendly

Polka Dot Plant
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Also known as: Begonia Maculata

Care rating: Easy/Medium

OriginThe tropical forests of Brazil

Light: The Polka Dot Plant likes bright, indirect sunlight. But it can also grow in lower light situations. Avoid direct sunlight as it will damage the leaves!

Water: Keep the soil generally moist, allowing the top half inch of soil dry out between watering. Not happy with soggy soil.

Temperature: 16°C and 30°C

Feeding: Balanced, water-soluble fertiliser during the growing season

Grooming: To allow compact growth, prune back at least a couple of times per year.

Humidity: Likes hight humidity- mist the leaves regularly.

Potential issues: Avoid overwatering, which can cause root rot, powdery mildew, bacterial leaf spot,botrytis

Toxicity: Toxic to pets and children

Rainforest Evergreen
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Also known as: Aglaonema / Chinese Evergreen

Care Difficulty: Easy/Medium

Origin: Subtropical rainforests of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Light: It likes being in partial to bright light- but no direct sun!

Water: Water thoroughly during the warm months. Do not allow the soil to dry out completely.

Temperature: 17-25°C

Feeding: Not a heavy feeder, but you can occasionally use liquid houseplant fertilizer during the growing season

Grooming: Won't need much grooming, just remove dead leaves.

Humidity: It likes a humid environment, so mist the leaves regularly

Potential issues: If the leaves start turning yellow, it can be due to over or under watering. Make sure the soil is moist but not wet

Toxicity: Toxic to pets and children

 

Silk Pothos/ Silk Pothos Moss Pole
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Also known as: Scindapsus Pictum

Care Difficulty: Easy

Origin: Southeast Asia

Light: Prefers bright, indirect light, but will adapt in lower light

Water: Allow the soil to dry out slightly before watering; overwatering can cause its delicate roots to rot.

Temperature: 16-29°C

Feeding Use a weak general purpose fertiliser during the spring and summer months.

Grooming Trim off any dead/ dry leaves

Humidity: It likes a humid environment, so mist the leaves regularly

Potential issues Browning tips of the leaves are a sign of the room being too dry. What can be done it to pop the plant on top of a tray with damp pebbles.Yellow leaves are a symptom of too much water.

Toxicity Toxic to pets and children

Umbrella Plant
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Also known as: Shefflera heptaplerm Gold

Care Difficulty: Medium

Origin: Australia, Taiwan, Hainan

Light: Bright, indirect light

Water: Water weekly only when the top of the soil feels dry

Temperature: 16-29°C

Feeding: Scheffleras are heavy feeders- recommended to use liquid fertilizer twice a week during spring and summer

Grooming: not much grooming needed

Humidity: likes a moist environment, so mist the leaves regularly

Potential issues: Avoid overwatering, which can kill the plant! A sign of that can be the yellow and dropped leaves

Toxicity: Toxic to pets and children

Yucca
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Care Difficulty: Easy

Origin: US, Mexico and Central America.

Light: Likes bright, direct sunlight but will tolerate some light shade; however, this will slow its growth and lighten the colour of the leaves.

Water: Allow the top of the soil to dry out before watering. Don't allow it to sit in water, Yuccas are more tolerant to drought than overwatering.

Temperature: Adapts to all household temperatures.

Feeding: Yuccas are not heavy feeders, but you can occasionally use weak fertilizer during the growing season

Grooming: Doesn't need much grooming

Humidity: Relatively low humidity

Potential issues: Soggy stems are a sign of overwatering

Toxicity: Toxic to pets and children

Limelight Belle
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Also known as: Draceana Deremiensis Yellow Line Tip

Origin - Africa

Light - Like to be in bright rooms, with indirect light. Can tolerate partial shade as well, however too little light can cause the leaves to lose their bright colors and not grow in size to their fullest potential.

Watering - Water regularly to keep the soil evenly moist, don’t allow the soil to dry out completely. (check out our Eco-Friendly Watering Can)

Temperature - Likes warm rooms, temperature no less than 16°C

Feeding - Dracaenas are not heavy feeders, but you can occasionally use liquid houseplant fertilizer during the growing season

Grooming - Trim off any leaves that become discolored or damaged

Humidity - It likes a humid environment, so mist the leaves regularly (check out our Eco-Friendly Mister)

Potential issues - Brown and dry leaf tips are a sign that the soil is too dry and needs more water

Toxicity - Toxic to pets and children