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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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Pilea Plant Care

The Pilea Pepermioides also commonly called “The Chinese Money Plant” is native to southwest China. It is a distinctive plant with saucer-shaped leaves growing from the plant canopy. Pilea plants are easy to care for and propagate, although the seedlings growing from the mother plant are slow to grow – it’s worth it! Since the Chinese money plant does not grow too high (approx. 20-30 cm), it is suitable as a container plant. The Chinese money plant is a fast grower and can double in size every year with the right amount of light. If you want to accelerate the rapid growth, you can repot the plant in a pot 2-5 cm higher or fertilize regularly.

Pilea Care Instructions

Light: Keep the Chinese money plant in plenty of indirect light. Make sure you keep it out of direct sunlight as it can burn the leaves.

Water: Keep the soil slightly moist and do not leave it standing in water to avoid over-soaking. Especially in the colder months, you can let the soil dry out a bit between waterings.

Humidity: The average room humidity is good. However, if you notice that the edges of your leaves are crunchy or “burnt,” you need to increase the humidity.

Temperature: The Pilea plant does not like temperatures below 10°C, the optimal temperature is between 13°C and 30°C . Make sure that the temperature is not too high.

Soil: Use a well-draining, all-purpose soil so that the plant does not become too wet after watering.

Fertilizer: Fertilize once a month in spring and summer. You should also feed the plant when the mother plant produces young plants.

Toxicity: The Chinese money plant is a non-toxic plant.

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Peperomia Plant Care

Peperomia’s are compact, low maintenance plants with round, thick glossy leaves. They make wonderful office desk plants and shelf fillers as they are compact and will only grow up to 30cms tall.

Position – Indoors in a bright well lit spot. Peperomia’s will tolerate low light.

peperomia in cement pot with gold

Sunlight – Keep out of direct sunlight.

Water – Allow the top few centimetres to dry out before watering. Peperomia’s do not like to be water logged.

Humidity – Will be tolerate most indoor temperatures.

Other Names – Baby Rubber Plant

Tip – For more compact, bushier plants, regularly pinch out the stem tips.

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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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Calathea Plant Care


Calathea in Grey Pot

Indoors in a bright well lit spot away from direct sunlight.


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


Keep soil moist, not soaking especially during the summer months. During the cooler months, let the soil almost dry out before watering again.


Likes humidity. Mist leaves every couple of weeks especially during dry conditions.


Calathea’s are native of South America.

Other Names

Peacock Plant, Zebra Plant or Rattlesnake Plant