Plant profile: how to care for…Christmas Cactus

christmas cactus

Ah, the Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) , the plant most beloved by little old ladies all over the world, probably because they’re the only ones that can make it actually bloom. The rest of us just watch them grow and shed blooms because we’ve angered it in some way. Quickfire Christmas Cactus care Light: bright, … Read more Plant profile: how to care for…Christmas Cactus

Plant profile: how to care for…Peperomia

It’s time to learn about peperomia, also known as, bizarrely, the radiator plant. Fair enough. Light: bright, indirect – medium Humidity: 40 – 50% Temperature: 15C/60F – 26C/80F Watering: bottom water only when dry Fertilise: 20-20-20 every 2 weeks Potting medium: house plant potting mix + perlite Propagation: leaf cuttings, stem cuttings Pests: mealybugs, gnats, … Read more Plant profile: how to care for…Peperomia

Plant profile: how to care for…Chain of hearts

chain of hearts on green background

If you want a miniature trailing plant, you can’t go far wrong with a chain of hearts. In my experience, they’re really easy to keep happy, especially if you’re a serial underwater like me. There’s a variegated form if that’s your jam. Personally they don’t do it for me. The variegation is pretty, but not … Read more Plant profile: how to care for…Chain of hearts