Box 2: more great plants box (£55)

  • Box 2 £55
  • Box 2 £55
  • Box 2 £55
  • Box 2 £55

As the name suggests, this box has five more plants that are just simply pretty great… All of them are easy to look after, tolerant of any moments of erratic care (because we all have times when life takes over and the plants take a back seat, right?) and, above all else, they’re just a bunch of properly good looking specimens.

The box includes one of each of the plants listed below, along with care guides giving you growing advice for each plant so you can keep them at their best.

Please note: for this trial period, delivery is to East Dulwich and local areas only. Or you can come and collect from me.

Price includes delivery. Deliveries will be contact free doorstep drops in a lockdown compliant way.

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This box contains:

Blue star fern

Blue star fern

I just love those blue-grey leaves, with a glaucous sheen, perfect bringing a bit of light to a shady spot. This fern is happy in low light conditions, but needs less constant watering than most ferns, making it pretty straightforward to look after.

Perfect for a bathroom shelf, where it would enjoy the humidity produced by the steam from a bath or shower.

(14cm pot)

Calathea 'Network'

Calathea ‘Network’

This calathea has the most stunningly intricate leaf patterns: a grid of dark green squares etched (in a network, hence the name) over a lighter green leaf. It’s a real showstopper, that deserves a pride of place spot where it can be admired.

Like all calathea, this is easy to care for and can grow in a fairly shaded spot. It does prefer to be watered with rainwater, rather than tap water, but if that’s not possible, leave the water to stand for a few hours after coming out of the tap, and it should be happy enough.

(14cm pot)

Watermelon peperomia

Watermelon peperomia
(Peperomia argyreia)

Who wouldn’t fall for those round watermelon shaped leaves? Another plant with stunning foliage but fairly simple care needs, this is simply one of my favourite ever houseplants.

It would like a bright spot, with indirect light (no burning rays of sunshine which could scorch its amazing leaf pattern) and watering once a week or so.

(12cm pot)

Monstera adansonii

A really unusual plant, the Monstera adansonii is often called Monstera ‘Monkey Leaf’ or “Monkey Face’ — because its leaves are supposed to look like a monkey’s head. I’m not sure I see it, but I do love those distinctive leaf holes (botanically known as fenestrations) which make it really distinctive.

The baby brother to the large and well-loved Monstera deliciosa, or Swiss Cheese Plant, this variety is much smaller and tends to trail rather than climb. Perfect for a high shelf, or hanging pot, where you can watch the stems cascade over the edges.

(12cm pot)

Fishbone cactus

Fishbone cactus
(Epiphyllum anguliger)

Isn’t this an absolutely bizarre plant?! Looking nothing like the characteristic cactus, this originates from the rainforest in Mexico, where it would grow on tree trunks in large groups (a bit like mistletoe does in the UK).

It doesn’t need as much light as a traditional cactus, and would appreciate a bit more watering as well, but those amazing zig zag stems store plenty of water, so it’s pretty forgiving of a bit of neglect. Another plant that looks great in a hanging pot or on a high shelf.

(10cm pot)

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