Houseplants

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Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii is an evergreen perennial; it’s a tuberous, perennial, trailing vine that produces pretty heart-shaped, variegated leaves.  This is an attractive and rather charming plant, which originates from Zimbabwe.  Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii makes an excellent houseplant!  It’s ideally suited to growing…

Chilli pepper ‘Draky’ (Capsicum annuum) is a chilli pepper that produces large-sized chilli peppers that ripen from green to red.  ‘Draky’ chilli pepper plants are cone-shaped, because of their size and shape, ‘Draky’ chilli peppers resemble a sweet pepper in their appearance.  These chillies are…

Chilli Pepper ‘Pepperilli’ (Capsicum Pepperilli™ TZ 5488 F1) is an attractive and productive chilli pepper with large-sized chillies that ripen from green to red.  ‘Pepperilli’ makes a superb container plant for planters filled with peat-free growing media, but in summertime ‘Pepperilli’ plants can also be…

Chilli peppers (also known as chillies, chile peppers, and by their botanical names of Capsicum annuum, Capsicum frutescens, Capsicum baccatum, Capsicum pubescens, and Capsicum chinense) are a group of tender vegetables that flourish in warm and sunny conditions.  Gardeners can grow green, white, red, yellow,…

Chlorophytum comosum is usually harder to find than the more commonly found, variegated forms of Chlorophytum comosum.  However, this all green form is easier to grow than the variegated types of spider plant.  Chlorophytum comosum copes better with lower light levels and this form is more resilient than…

Chlorophytum comosum ‘Bonnie’ is a a widely available form of Chlorophytum comosum, a tender, houseplant, which is usually known as the spider plant.  Chlorophytum comosum ‘Bonnie’ differs from the spider plants that were commonly seen growing inside homes in the1970s, as this spider plant has slightly wider…

Chlorophytum comosum ‘Ocean’ is a new form of the spider plant, this plant produces wider leaves that are much shorter in length than the traditional spider plants that were seen in the 1970s, giving this newer cultivar a slightly spiky appearance. Chlorophytum comosum ‘Ocean’ is…

The common name of Chlorophytum comosum ‘Variegatum’ is the Spider Plant.  This is an easy to grow, tender plant that grows exceptionally well as a house plant. Chlorophytum comosum ‘Variegatum’ can be grown in a hanging basket, where the plant will make a lovely feature. …

Curio rowleyanus is a tender succulent, it’s widely known as the String of Pearls plant. This is an intriguing plant.  Curio rowleyanus plants have an interesting and quite charming appearance.  String of Pearls plants resemble rows of petit pois peas, held together on strands of gossamer-fine thread…

Cyanotis somaliensis ‘Kitten Ears’ is from Northern Somalia where it grows in the desert biome and dry shrub-land biomes.  These plants have a bushy, trailing habit and long, lance-shaped leaves that have a fine covering of long hairs that look very attractive, especially when viewed…

The Florist’s Cyclamen (also know by their botanical name, Cyclamen persicum) are tender Cyclamen plants that are often given as gifts.  I find these particular Cyclamen are notoriously difficult to keep.  It’s a miracle if I can keep a Cyclamen persicum specimen alive for as…

Deinostigma tamiana originates from Vietnam, where this small plant species can be found growing in damp soils.  This plant’s form is most pronounced in younger plants; Deinostigma tamiana plants form attractive rosettes.  These plants have a similar growth habit to that seen in their relations –…

Dendrobium Berry ‘Oda’ is a hybrid Dendrobium orchid, that was created by crossing Dendrobium kingianum with Dendrobium ‘Mini Pearl’ (Dendrobium ‘Mini Pearl’ was created by crossing Dendrobium canaliculatum with Dendrobium bigibbum).  This new orchid is very popular with indoor gardeners.  Dendrobium Berry ‘Oda’ produces stems…

Epiphyllum anguliger is quite an extraordinary looking cactus!  This plant is also known as the Fishbone Cactus, the Rick Rack Cactus, and the Zig Zag Cactus, due to their absolutely marvellous leaves that display a mesmerisingly wavy, zig zag form.  I adore them! It’s not only…

Ficus pumila is an evergreen climber, which is commonly known as the creeping fig.  Ficus pumila is a vigorous and robust, self-clinging climber, which can seemingly attach itself to even the smoothest of glass terrariums or vivariums with ease.  Ficus pumila forms a tall vine,…

Ficus pumila ‘White Sunny’ is a variegated climbing plant that grows as an epiphyte – this plant grows upon other plants – rather than in the soil or compost.  This climber grows very well when it’s grown mounted on to cork or another structure.  Ficus…

Fittonia albivenis ‘Mosaic White’ is often known by the plant’s common name of the nerve plant – this name references the leaves of this tender plant’s white veining, which stands out against the lovely green of this plant’s leaf.  This is an attractive, easy to grow…

Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Bambino’ is a cute little Fittonia.  This particular cultivar is smaller in size than many other Fittonias, producing leaves that are around a quarter of the size of one of a Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Big Leaf’  leaf.  The two plants…

Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Big Leaf’ is a Fittonia that produces larger sized leaves than most Fittonia cultivars.  This particular cultivar features leaves that are around four times the size of a Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Bambino’ leaf.  The two plants are very similar in…

Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Joly Josan’ (PBR) is a small spreading, tender plant that thrives when it’s grown in a shaded location.  These plants flourish when grown in a moist, but well-drained, peat-free compost and thrive in a humid environment.  This Fittonia is an ideal…

Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘White Tiger’ (PBR) is an evergreen perennial.  This is a tender plant that’s suited to growing indoors as a terrarium, vivarium, or bottle garden plant. Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘White Tiger’ grows best when it’s planted in moist but well-drained soil…

The common name of Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Forest Flame’ (PBR) is the nerve plant because of the decorative veining that highlights this plant’s leaves. Like other Fittonias, Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘Forest Flame’ (PBR) has specific growing conditions; this tender plant is killed by…

The common name of Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘White Anne’ is the nerve plant due to the almost netted, coloured veining that decorates this little plant’s leaves. Fittonia albivenis (Verschaffeltii Group) ‘White Anne’ is the perfect plant to include in your bottle garden, terrarium, or vivarium. …

The common name of plants from the Fittonia albivenis Argyroneura Group is the nerve plant, this name refers to the Fittonia’s leaves with their distinctive veining.  Fittonias thrive when they’re grown in a terrarium, as these plants require low to medium light levels and high…

Fittonia albivenis ‘Skeleton’ is often referred to as the nerve plant, due to the distinctive nerve-like veining that this plant’s leaves display. Fittonia albivenis ‘Skeleton’ requires low to medium light levels and high humidity to flourish.  These plants thrive when planted in a moist, but…

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