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Olive Tree Care

Olive trees are among the oldest cultivated trees in the world, valued not only for their delicious fruit but also for their many decorative properties. With their silvery foliage, bony stems and fragrant clusters of white flowers in spring, these exceptional plants are the focal point of a beautiful garden in all seasons.

Choose a sunny, well-drained location for olive trees. They need at least six hours of direct sunlight each day.

Soil preparation
Improve the soil with organic matter, ensuring good drainage. Olive trees prefer slightly alkaline soil with a pH between 6 and 8.

Growing process
Dig a hole slightly larger than the root pot and place the plant so that the graft or graft is above the soil surface. Fill the hole and water thoroughly.

Olive trees are drought tolerant once planted but need regular watering for the first few years. Water thoroughly, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings.

Apply a balanced slow release fertilizer in early spring. Avoid excess nitrogen as this can negatively affect fruit production.

Prune olive trees in late winter or early spring to remove dead, damaged, or crossed branches. Maintain an open central structure to promote air circulation and sunlight penetration.

Olives ripen in late Autumn or early winter. Harvest them when the color changes from green to purple-black.

Common problems include olive flies, scaly insects, and fungal diseases. Monitor regularly and use organic pest control methods or consult a professional if necessary.

Frost Protection
Olive trees are susceptible to frost damage, depending on your location you can use frost blankets or wraps during the winter to protect young plants or specimens during the winter

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Boston Fern Care

The Boston fern is one of the most popular and recognizable ferns. It loves moisture and moist environments, which makes it an ideal plant for your bathroom. To give you the best chance at caring for your Boston fern, we’ve broken down the care process into different steps below.

The Boston fern will love a well-lit room with light medium/light. Be very careful, never to place the Boston fern where it can receive any form of direct sunlight. Its leaves are very sensitive and will burn even under morning or evening sun.

The Boston fern likes his soil to stay moist, never letting it dry out or get too soggy. Water several times in the summer and once a week in the winter. Always test the soil before watering to make sure it’s not too wet. To keep the soil moist, make sure you never put drainage material in the soil like perlite or bark. This plant likes to conserve soil moisture.

The Boston fern needs a very humid environment. It grow well in bathrooms where it can take advantage of high humidity. If in a bedroom or living room, place a humidifier next to it or use a cobblestone tray filled with water to help increase humidity.

The ideal indoor temperature for Boston ferns is between 15 and 24 ºC. As long as the temperature inside doesn’t drop below 15°C, it will be happy.

Fertilize every 4 weeks, using a half-concentration formula for the months of March through September. Do not fertilize during the winter months.

Boston ferns need to be re-potted every 2-3 years. Check for any roots protruding from the bottom of the nursery pot, this is a sign that it needs re-potting.


Brown Head – This could be due to two reasons
Check its exposure to direct sunlight. Any direct sunlight can burn its leaves.
Brown head is also a sign of lack of moisture.  Boston ferns like a very humid environment. You can place it in the bathroom or next to a humidifier to help increase its humidity.

Yellow leaves – Yellow bottom can be a sign of over watering. Boston ferns need moist soil. Leaving the soil too wet for a long time can lead to yellowing of the leaves.

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Pothos Plant Care

golden pothos in black pot

Pothos, Devil’s Ivy or Epipremnum aureum, has a reputation as one of the easiest houseplants to care for and is perfect for beginners. Pothos is particularly suitable for indoor environments because it is capable of filtering gaseous toxins such as formaldehyde from the air. It is a climbing species native to Southeast Asia and due to its aerial root system, it is known to invade forest floors and tree trunks.

Pothos plants thrive in bright indirect light, but they can tolerate moderate to low indirect light, such as in north-facing homes or during colder seasons with short days. This plant is not suitable for strong, direct sunlight, which will burn and brown its leaves.

Water your Pothos every 1-2 weeks, letting the soil dry out between waterings. Expect watering more often in brighter light and less often in dimmer light. Some signs of overwatering include yellowing leaves and black stems, while plants under water will wilt and potting soil will dry out.

Pothos can do well in normal to dry air, but if you want them to really feel at home, you can increase the humidity: aim for 50-70%.

If you happen to encounter houseplant pests, treat them as soon as they appear with a weekly spray of natural insecticides like neem oil. You can also incorporate a well-draining potting mix, adding ingredients like perlite to enhance aeration.

Pothos can be irritating to cats, dogs, and humans if the leaves are eaten. We recommend keeping houseplants out of the reach of small children and pets.

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Top Plant Puns – We are succas for them.

Plant puns are so ferny! If you’re a sap for plant puns like us and need some funny message inspiration, check out our Top Plan Puns below.   We are succas for them.

Don’t stop be leaf ing

You grow girl

Aint nobody got thyme for that

Mint to be

I’m rooting for you

Sometimes I wet my plants

Aloe you vera much

I dig you

Long thyme no see

You had me at aloe

Life would succ without you

Good chives only


I’m kind of a big dill

Don’t leaf, I’m just having a little fern

Plant one on me

Happy Birthday! I hope it doesn’t succ

I’m very frond of you

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Top Low Light Plants

Top Low light plantsMany apartment or smaller rooms without windows that lack natural light can make it hard to be a successful green thumb.

There are some beautiful house plants that will adapt and will tolerate low light. We have picked out our top two low light plants that will brighten up in any dark corner in your home or office.

Low light does not mean no light at all. Low light is when your plant is positioned several feet away from a light source and gets no direct light. A room does not have to have a window in order for a low-light plant to survive. If the plant has some kind of artificial light it should survive just fine.

You probably know that plants need sunlight, water and soil to grow, but what do they feed on? Plants make their own food. They use sunlight, water and gases in the air to make food, a process called photosynthesis.

Not many plants like low light as sunlight is one of the key factors for its survival. We have found a few that will happily survive and thrive in low light parts of your home. Here are our top picks.

1. Pothos
The Pothos plant is native to China, the Indian Subcontinent, Australia, New Guinea, Southeast Asia, and various islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
It is an attractive, hardy, cascading plant that has a reputation as the easiest houseplant to grow. The Pothos plant commonly known as Devils Ivy plants thrive in both bright light and low light situations and don’t need any specific care. Their ideal environment is medium light and when in low light their leaves may be darker green in colour. Pothos can be grown in soil or water.

2. ZZ Plant 
The ZZ Plant also called the Zanzibar Gem is a tropical perennial plant native to eastern Africa.  It has adapted to survive drought and low light and has a rather unique looking root system. The ZZ Plant has thick, potato-like roots known as rhizomes where it stores water during dry periods making it a very resilient house plant. The ZZ plant prefers medium light but will tolerate low light very well.

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Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum) Care Instructions

Peace Lily Care
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)


Indoors in a warm spot away from direct sunlight. Peace Lily’s are suitable for darker rooms as they have the ability to handle low light.


Indirect light to dappled sun. Not suited for intense, direct sun.


The Peace Lily needs regular watering. Keep soil moist at all times but not soaking. If it is in need of water the leaves will begin to droop slightly. Reduce the watering in the cooler months.


Likes humidity. Keep in a warm environment.


Native in the tropical rainforests of Colombia and Venezuela.

Other Names



Regularly remove dead leaves and flowers.

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How to Care for Kokedama

Caring for your Kokedama is easy.  Follow these steps to keep your Kokedama healthy and content.

1. Feel the weight of the Kokedama. If it feels light in weight it’s time for watering. (Generally, succulent Kokedama’s will only require watering every few weeks).

2. Place the Kokedama in an empty container and gently fill it with room temperature water so it covers 1/3 to 1/2 of the Kokedama ball.

3. Let the Kokedama sit for approximately 10 minutes to absorb the water.

4. Remove the Kokedama from the container and drain excess water for a few minutes. When it has finished dripping it is ready for display.

5. Keep your Kokedama in a well lit bright position until you water again.

Tip for succulent Kokedama’s – When in doubt it is better to under water than over water. Succulents are hardy, require little moisture and prefer dry conditions.

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How to Care for your Swiss Cheese Plant

Swiss Cheese Plants (Monstera Deliciosa) originate from the humid tropical rainforests of Mexico.  In their natural habitat they grow up tree trunks in search of light, but in pots they are slower growing. Their common name comes from the slits in their dark green leaves.  These plants are a favorite of ours as they are peculiar looking and make a great statement piece in any room but best of all they are easy to care for.

Light – The Swiss Cheese Plant prefers bright indirect light.  It will not tolerate direct sunlight and the leaves may begin to yellow. Not enough light can slow growth down. A bright well lit living room or bedroom would be an ideal spot.

Water – Water weekly, or whenever the top 1 inch of soil feels dry, and allow it to drain completely.

Humidity –  Prefers humidity and a warm environment. Never let soil dry completely. Mist leaves with a spray bottle.

Fertilize – These plants like to be fertilized once a month with a diluted solution during the growing seasons (summer + spring).


Top Three reasons why we love the “Swiss Cheese Plant”

1. It is easy to grow – it virtually thrives on neglect.

2. Its glossy, Swiss-cheese like leaves make a naturally beautiful statement in any style of home.

3. They can be grown big or small making them perfect for both tiny apartments or large open-plan homes.

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Keep your Fiddle Leaf Fig fit as a fiddle

The Fiddle Leaf Fig is rapidly becoming Australia’s most popular indoor plant.  It has attractive, big glossy leaves and is a low maintenance evergreen plant that is troubled by few pests.  A truly beautiful feature piece for the home or office.  It is easy to see why it has grown so quickly in popularity. Follow our tips below to keep your fiddle leaf fig fit as a fiddle.

The fiddle leaf thrives indoors in a well-lit position away from direct sunlight.  Generally, the fiddle leaf fig enjoys the kind of bright light environment most houses and apartments provide. The fiddle leaf fig prefers some humidity and will tolerate indoor temperatures just fine.  To ensure even growth, rotate the plant every on occasion.

Your Fiddle Leaf Fig should only be watered when the surface of the potting mix becomes dry.  When watering give it a drenching so water is draining from the bottom of the pot and leave it to slowly dry out again.  Fiddle Leaf Figs enjoy consistent watering to keep them moist but not soggy. Water well during the growing season (spring and summer) and reduce watering in the cooler months.  Don’t let your plant sit in too much water as it may develop root rot.  If you notice the leaves are limp and floppy you are probably under watering your Fiddle Leaf Fig. Brown spots on the leaves are generally related to too much water.

Managing soil moisture is critical to success with Fiddle Leaf Figs. Grow plants in a rich, well-drained potting mix including part bark and perlite. It’s generally time to re-pot your Fiddle Leaf Fig when the roots are growing out of the drainage holes.  When your Fiddle Leaf Fig is still small and growing rapidly, you may need to re-pot it every year.  Liquid fertiliser application monthly during the growing season (spring and summer )will ensure vigorous growth.

Wipe the leaves of your Fiddle Leaf Fig regularly with a soft cloth to remove dust and improve the glossy appearance.  Dust can affect the pores of the leaves and make it difficult for the leaves to function.

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Succulents – The perfect plant gift

Looking for a perfect plant gift? Why not give that special someone a Succulent Plant to brighten up their day.

Succulents make great gifts as they require little water and a nice sunny spot to keep them happy.  Simple right!
Succulents store water in their leaves and tend to have thick, fleshy foliage. They are very diverse plants with many types of colours, shapes, and blooms. Succulents are suitable for growing indoor and outdoors and extremely adaptable to harsh climates.

Sedum Succulent – The perfect plant gift

We are obsessed with Succulent plants at the moment because they are perfectly suited to container growing and look fantastic in pots.  Succulents are superbly adapted to a hot dry climate.  They love full sun, little water, and thrive on neglect.  They are a popular plant that varies in colour, height and foliage. There are thousands of different varieties available.

We recommend you place your succulent plant in a pot, in a well-lit spot in the house or on the patio.

Check out our shop to find our beautiful range of succulents, a beautiful potted plant gift delivered to your door.