Houseplants

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Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Marisa’ is a fabulous little fern, which makes a great terrarium, bottle garden, or vivarium plant.  Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Marisa’ can also be grown as a beautiful container plant, or planted in a hanging basket, just take care to ensure that you grow this diminutive…

Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum is a small to medium sized orchid species that’s endemic to Sumatra.  In the wild, this is a lithophytic orchid species – these orchids grow on and over limestone rocks, in their natural environment.  However, in cultivation, Paphiopedilum chamberlainianum is often grown in a…

Pelargonium ‘Attar of Roses’ is a small sub-shrub which produces green coloured, rose scented leaves, and pretty, pink flowers which are small in size and are borne in clusters during the summer months. Pelargonium ‘Attar of Roses’ is a tender plant, which grows up to…

Bred by Steven Pollard, Pelargonium ‘Rushmoor Amazon’ (Rushmoor River Series) displays a new colour break within the Pelargonium genus, producing yellow coloured flowers, which display peach markings on their petals. Pelargoniums are tender plants but, I’ve noticed that Pelargoniums vary from plant to plant in…

Pelargonium ‘Prince of Orange’ produces leaves that have an orange like scent, which becomes more intense if you rub or crush one of the plant’s leaves.  This very beautiful Pelargonium cultivar produces many white flowers, which are brushed with pink, and purple markings. Pelargoniums are…

Pellaea rotundifolia is a dark-green coloured, evergreen fern that enjoys bright, filtered light and consistently moist growing conditions.  This is an ideal fern to plant inside a terrarium, vivarium, or bottle garden. Pellaea rotundifolia’s common name is button fern, due to its rather lovely, dark…

Peperomia argyraea can be found growing in the wild in the wet tropical biome of South East and North East Brazil.  This handsome plant is a popular houseplant that’s much admired for its attractive silvery-green coloured, ovate leaves with their distinctive dark-green veining.  The plant’s…

There are various forms of Peperomia caperata plants available to purchase in garden centres and online.  Plants have handsome, fleshy leaves with deep set veins and their characteristic wrinkled foliage which adds welcome interest and texture to the home.  Leaf colours vary from silver, grey,…

Peperomia caperata ‘Frost’ is an interesting plant with handsome silver and grey coloured foliage; as you can see from the photograph above, my plant has occasional soft blush coloured tints on it’s leaves and stems.  This plant has unusual colouring, making it a superb choice…

If you’re a fan of autumnal colours or you’re looking to introduce warmer colour tones to your home, why not invest in a Peperomia caperata ‘Quito’ plant?  Peperomia caperata ‘Quito’ leaves display an orangery-red glow and with their deeply grooved leaves they also add a…

This is Peperomia caperata ‘Red Luna’.  A peperomia with warm orange-red tinted leaves with raised veining and wrinkles that give the leaves another dimension and added interest.  There are a wide range of Peperomias plants available.  Peperomia caperata ‘Red Luna’ is an adaptable plant that…

Let me introduce you to Peperomia caperata ‘Schumi Red’.  This peperomia’s leaves are an attractive rich maroon colour with deep grooves and wrinkles that give the leaves added depth and texture. There are so many types of Peperomia available.  Peperomia caperata ‘Schumi Red’ is an…

The beautifully wrinkled leaves of Peperomia caperata ‘Variegata’ provide interest and contrasting texture in a terrarium or bottle garden.  Peperomia caperata ‘Variegata’ is an easy to care for plant, it’s a great choice of plant for a terrarium or bottle garden, but this Peperomia grows just…

Peperomia polybotrya ‘Raindrop’ makes a handsome houseplant with lovely green, thick, fleshy raindrop shaped leaves. I find that Peperomia polybotrya ‘Raindrop’ is a versatile plant, that grows well both in semi shaded conditions and in areas where the plant experiences bright, but indirect light.  My…

Peperomia prostrata is a rather charming plant that produces exquisitely plump, perfectly round leaves that are dark green in colour, with a lighter green veining.  These really are such cute leaves, Peperomia prostrata leaves would make perfect buttons!  Peperomia prostrata is a low-growing plant, with a creeping, spreading habit. …

Peperomia rotundifolia makes a lovely terrarium, vivarium, bottle garden, and Peperomia rotundifolia can also be grown as a pretty houseplant. Peperomia rotundifolia enjoys moderate growing conditions.  This plant doesn’t like too bright a position – so avoid placing your plants in an area that receives harsh…

Phalaenopsis ‘Amsterdam’ is a truly gorgeous hybrid Phalaenopsis that produces tall stems of exquisite ivory coloured flowers with attractive rose-pink freckling.  ‘Amsterdam’ freckles are very symmetrical and ordered, they radiate out from the centre of each flower; this freckle formation is rather like those of…

Phalaenopsis ‘Cadillac’ is a beautiful Phalaenopsis with large pink blooms.  This Phalaenopsis produces larger sized flowers than most of the standard Phalaenopsis plants that you tend to find in supermarkets, garden centres, and florists.  My Phalaenopsis ‘Cadillac’ plants produce these stunning pink blooms, they really are fabulous! …

Phalaenopsis ‘Champion Swan’ is a Phalaenopsis with white blooms, which are extensively decorated with splashes of claret; these rich markings are more concentrated in the middle of the bloom and radiate outwards from the centre of the flower.  The flower’s petals and sepals are decorated…

Phalaenopsis ‘Cosmea 20’ is a glamorous looking Phalaenopsis with richly coloured flowers in shades of wine and Burgundy.  The velvety blooms are nicely complimented by their patterned ivory lip which is decorated with claret coloured markings and touches of gold highlights; while the petals are…

Phalaenopsis ‘Dover’ is a hybrid Phalaenopsis with attractive large-sized, white flowers.  This is a naturally floriferous Phalaenopsis cultivar that produces tall flowering stems decorated with snow-white flowers; each flower’s lip is dipped in gold and this section of the flower features delicate maroon freckles and…

Phalaenopsis ‘Happy Hour’ is a gorgeous crimson-flowered Phalaenopsis.  These orchids display utterly mesmerising flowers that radiate spotted and dotted markings with an attractive and rather painterly appearance.  ‘Happy Hour’ has richly coloured flowers that are gently highlighted by a light coloured picotee edging that surrounds…

Phalaenopsis ‘Honeybee’ is a hybrid Phalaenopsis with ivory flowers that are rather beautifully illuminated with orchid-pink veining.  The pink colouring suffuses with the ivory towards the outer regions of the petals and tepals; all are highlighted with an ivory picotee edging, which further enhances this…

Phalaenopsis ‘La Paz’ is a stunning orchid with gorgeous, sunny yellow flowers!  These Phalaenopsis’ blooms are coloured with such an uplifting yellow, they have a real lightness, and the colour has a charming softness.  The two lateral sepals (the two lower petals) of every ‘La…

Phalaenopsis ‘Linz’ flowers display the palest of pink petals and sepals; these contrast nicely against the flower’s deep purplish-pink coloured lip.  This orchid is a hybrid Phalaenopsis that makes a superb houseplant.  Phalaenopsis ‘Linz’ thrives in the intermediate temperatures found inside our homes and flowers…

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