Houseplants

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Phalaenopsis ‘Machu Picchu’ is a striking Phalaenopsis, its ivory flowers feature vivid Fuchsia-pink coloured centres on each petal and sepal; this pink colouring suffuses with the white petals rather like a drop of brightly coloured paint moves into other colours, as an artist cleans their…

Phalaenopsis ‘Monterry’ is a small-sized Phalaenopsis hybrid with attractive flowers that display dotted and spotted, deep-plum coloured markings that radiate out from each petal; the petals are all highlighted with a silvery coloured picotee edging which really enhances this Phalaenopsis’ blooms.  If you are drawn…

Phalaenopsis ‘New Life’ is a new, hybrid Phalaenopsis that produces such pretty flowers!  If you study a Phalaenopsis ‘New Life’ flower, you’ll notice that its petals, as they face you, are a soft ivory in colour, while the reverse of each petal is infused with…

Phalaenopsis ‘Puebla’ produces purple-pink coloured flowers that are enhanced by attractive darker purple veining and complemented by a richly coloured, velvety reddish-purple coloured lip.  Each petal and sepal is outlined with a picotee edging in a suffused shade of ivory.  The overall appearance of Phalaenopsis…

I was given this Phalaenopsis by two of my best friends, it’s a great little plant!  Phalaenopsis ‘Purple Princess’ is a miniature to small sized Phalaenopsis hybrid; plants grow to around 10-15cm (4-6 inches) tall.  ‘Purple Princess’ plants produce rather striking, cerise to Fuchsia pink…

Phalaenopsis ‘Santos’ features unusual coloured flowers, its flowers are a beguiling combination of sugary-pink petals and sepals, matched with a rose-copper coloured lip with gold at its heart.  It’s quite a combination, ideal if you’re looking for something different.  This Phalaenopsis orchid’s flower colours are…

Phalaenopsis ‘Sunny Angel’ is a small-sized, hybrid Phalaenopsis that produces these totally gorgeous, creamy-buttermilk-coloured flowers that display this strikingly handsome, raspberry-coloured veining that radiates out across all the flower’s petals and sepals.  These raspberry-coloured markings perfectly compliment the flower’s rich cherry-coloured lip, which itself is…

Phalaenopsis ‘Sunshine’ is a Phalaenopsis with lovely soft yellow blooms.  The flower’s petals and sepals are decorated with a delicate sprinkling of maroon freckles and the yellow petals are complimented by the bloom’s orange coloured lip.  If you’re looking for a new indoor plant, Phalaenopsis…

I adore white flowered orchids.  This is Phalaenopsis ‘Zurich’, it’s an orchid with a delicate and elegant style.  Phalaenopsis ‘Zurich’ flowers are snow-white in colour, their lateral sepals and the flower’s lip are decorated with freckles and enhanced with gold.  It’s a truly charming Phalaenopsis.…

Phalaenopsis equestris ‘Aparri’ is a small to medium sized orchid species; this particular flowered form originates from the Municipality of Aparri, in the Philippines.  It’s an epiphytic orchid species, that grows upon the branches and trunks of trees, in forested areas.  This form of Phalaenopsis…

When Phalaenopsis ‘Sunny Smell’ was first introduced, it was described as the UK’s first widely available scented Phalaenopsis hybrid.  Fragrance is subjective, but when I first encountered this orchid in rather cool conditions on the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year exhibit, at…

Phlebodium aureum ‘Blue Star’ is also known by its common name of the Blue Star Fern.  Phlebodium aureum ‘Blue Star’ is a great terrarium fern!  Phlebodium aureum ‘Blue Star’ thrives in evenly moist compost, in very humid growing conditions.  This fern will flourish in an area…

Pilea cadierei has incredible obovate leaves in an amazing silver colour with attractive green veining over each leaf.  The silver and green colour combination really stands out and emphasises the true silver colouration of this interesting plant’s leaf.  The common name for Pilea cadierei is the…

Pilea depressa is a prostrate, mat forming, creeping plant, which produces an array of teeny, tiny leaves.  This is an attractive plant at first glance, but when you make time to take a closer look at Pilea depressa‘s miniature leaves, you’ll discover that this plant…

Pilea hitchcockii is a handsome little plant with attractive pointed leaves in intriguing shades of deep grey and chocolate-maroon, with tints of silver.  There’s a real depth to Pilea hitchcockii’s leaf colour; the combination of complimentary colour tones and such delicate and pretty serration along…

Pilea involucrata is a bushy plant with gorgeous deeply-grooved, fantastically textured leaves!  Pilea involucrata requires some humidity to grow well, so this is an ideal plant to include inside a terrarium.  Pilea involucrata grows well in low light levels, semi shade and bright but indirect,…

Pilea involucrata ‘Moon Valley’ is an upright-growing and naturally bushy plant, which features characteristically blistered leaves that almost resemble the surface of the moon.  I adore Pilea involucrata ‘Moon Valley’ – it’s such a gorgeous plant!  This is a fast-growing plant, which is resilient and…

Pilea involucrata ‘Norfolk’ is quite a remarkable looking plant, each leaf looks as if it has been knitted!  This dark-leaved plant has a striking appearance and will really stand out.  Pilea involucrata ‘Norfolk’ is an easy to grow terrarium, vivarium, or bottle garden plant that…

Pilea libanensis is a very pretty terrarium, vivarium, bottle garden or houseplant, which is also known by the common names of grey baby tears, or grey angel tears; I am sure that this plant has a great many other common names too.  Pilea libanensis is often…

For ages Pilea peperomioides was a plant that folks grew at home, visitors admired, and friends and families shared, but this plant was never, ever seen in nurseries or garden centres.  It’s taken a while, but at last, the garden centres and nurseries have finally caught…

Pilea peperomioides ‘Bambino’ is a smaller cultivated form of Pilea peperomioides.  My Pilea peperomioides ‘Bambino’ plant is around 15cm (6 inches) tall. This is a tender plant, which makes a super houseplant!  I am currently trialling growing my Pilea peperomioides ‘Bambino’ plant inside a terrarium, but…

Platycerium bifurcatum is also know as the Staghorn Fern; this is a stunning evergreen fern that naturally grows as an epiphyte – establishing itself on the trunks and branches of trees in its native environment in the treetops and rainforests of Java, Polynesia, Australia, and…

Polystichum tsussimense is a pretty little fern.  If you have a steamy, frequently used bathroom with room for a new plant, Polystichum tsussimense will grow happily here.  Although, for best results I’ve found Polystichum tsussimense is more successfully grown as a bottle garden, terrarium, or…

Pteris ensiformis ‘Evergemiensis’ is a variegated fern that is also known by its common name of Silver Lace Fern.  Pteris ensiformis ‘Evergemiensis’ requires bright, filtered light, (but take care to avoid harsh, direct light, which will damage this fern’s fronds) and high humidity to flourish. …

Rumohra adiantiformis ‘Variegata’ is an evergreen fern that produces mid green coloured fronds, which are highlighted with a lime green coloured stripe down the centre of each frond.  This fern’s variegation is not overpowering, this fern isn’t going to glow in the dark!  It’s quite…

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