How to Care For Ficus Elastica (Rubber Plant)

Rubber trees are one of the house plant OGs. They’ve been cultivated for a VERY long time because they’re useful for making rubber (rumour has it they were used to make bouncy balls in 1400BC) though I’m not entirely sure how long we’ve been keeping them inside because they look cool. Rubber plants are fairly …

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How to Care For Begonia Maculata

Begonias are one of the OG house plants. Even a bit, er, grandma-ish. I LOVE mine. It’s barely more than a cutting and prefers to bloom rather than grow leaves, but I don’t mind. There are over 1000 species of begonia, and thousands more hybrids. You get big ones, small ones, showy ones, plain ones, …

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How to Care For Philodendron Brasil

Philodendron brasil is a great beginner plant. They’re easy to take of, pretty cheap, look incredible, and there are a few advanced tips that can take your p. brasil from ‘hmm, nice’ to ‘WOW’ that you can try once you’ve got the basics taken care of. Here’s mine: What is a Philodendron brasil? It’s a …

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How to Care for Hoya Kerrii

Hoya are one of those gateway plants that can lead to a full-blown obsession, and Hoya kerrii is probably the one that catches a lot of newbie’s eyes. It’s also called the Sweetheart plant or Valentine’s hoya because the leaves look like hearts. Aaaand because we live in a capitalist society where we like to …

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How to Care For Schefflera

I don’t think that there’s enough Schefflera love. They’re one of those OG, grandma-type house plants that haven’t really piqued the interest of the cool house plant gang. Luckily, I have never been cool (I had a briefcase when I was a kid. A briefcase.), so I’m happy to throw my money (all £3 of …

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