Plant Care

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greenduck

Houseplant for the month of February 2015: Primulas are known as fun, colourful winter and spring plants for indoors and outdoors. Primula is also a diminutive of the word Primus and means ‘first’. The plant is therefore perfect to herald the spring.

Yucca
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Houseplant for the month of January 2015: The Yucca comes from the Agaveaceae family, which includes houseplants such as Dracena, Beaucarnea and Cordyline. In the wild it is found in warm and dry areas in North and South America and the Caribbean. The plants often have thick, leathery leaves with a sharp point and white flowers. These leaves grow straight out of the soil or on one or more stems.

Dieffenbachia
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The Dieffenbachia steals the show in your home with its lovely patterned leaves, colourful character and air purifying qualities. The pattern on this plant’s leaves is certainly a distinctive characteristic. Dieffenbachias, available with either large or small leaves, come mostly with plain green leaves...

Cactus
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It’s a good turn, and community-minded, for neighbours to help each other out. But is also a delicate balance not to impose on your neighbour too much. Luckily, there are houseplants that are so easy to care for that your neighbours will only need to drop in once in a while during your vacation.

Hippeastrum, Amaryllis
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Houseplant for the month of December 2013: Scientific research has proved it - having plants around you improve your mood. When it all gets a bit difficult in the dark months of the year, it can’t hurt to bring some colour into your home. The Hippeastrum is an ideal candidate.

Bromelia
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Houseplant for the month of November 2013: Bromeliad - Energetic and handsome youngster, looking to invest in staying together for long. Most eye catching is undoubtedly their brightly coloured, large flowers which grow like a flame from the heart of the plant. These flowers can have the most gorgeous colours: red, yellow, orange, purple and even bi-coloured.

Polyscias
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Houseplant for the month of October 2013: Shining in the background instead of in the spotlights. No, this lady doesn’t need spotlights. As far as she is concerned, others can take their place in the light. Humility is the style of the Polyscias, but don’t be mistaken: it will let you see that you can also shine in the background!

Schefflera
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This flexible plant would like to be formed into your ideal housemate. Namely it doesn’t have any problem if you remove a number of its leaves or branches. It will develop new shoots from the top. By repeating this exercise you can create a bonsai shape, in exactly the style you like. Add to this that Schefflera varieties have coloured and purple leaves as well as green ones, this makes the Schefflera a perfect partner for any interior.

Saintpaulia
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Saintpaulia - colour explosion with high tactile factor. Better known as the African Violet this special plant is not only a beauty to behold, but also helps you to feel less stressed. With it’s cluster of flowers – varying in colour from purple and violet to white and pale blue and combinations of these – it is an attractive sight in your home.

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