Box 4: statement plant box (£105)

  • Box 4 £105
  • Box 4 (£105)
  • Box 4 (£105)
  • Box 4 (£105)

A selection of plants so big and so impressive, they don’t actually all fit inside one box!

This is the box to really indulge a houseplant lover. Everything in it is big, flamboyant and all round fabulous! No need to wait for these plants to grow before they’re impressive, they will all immediately make a statement on their own. Some of my absolute favourite foliage and stems are contained here, from the amazing stripes of the Calathea, to the spots on the Alocasia stem.

NB: this will be delivered in two boxes as they’re too big to fit in a single box!

The box includes one of each of the plants and care guides with growing tips for each one 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:

Calathea orbifolia

Calathea orbifolia

Such a spectacular plant – huge round green leaves, with stripes of white throughout, that unfurl from tightly curled tubes.

This absolute beauty thrives in bright, indirect light, but can cope with shadier conditions. It’s pretty straightforward to look after, but really appreciates a regular watering schedule to keep it looking at its absolute best.

I say this a lot, but I think this is definitely my very favourite of all my houseplants!

(21cm pot)

Alocasia zebrina

Alocasia zebrina

Okay, I won’t beat around the bush, this one takes a bit more effort than any of the other plants in any of the boxes. But it is just such a stunner, I couldn’t resist including it. Those drooping heart shaped leaves held above the upright spotty stems just look so elegant.

It wants a bright spot, but without direct sunlight, and — the crucial part — not too much water. Alocasias are really prone to rotting roots if they are left standing in water, so this is a plant where underwatering is always preferable to overwatering. A bit more effort, yes, but I think it’s really worth it.

(14cm pot)

Weeping fig
(Ficus ‘Anastasia’)

The weeping fig is a long time favourite houseplant for good reason. It’s delicate and attractive, with small glossy leaves on “weeping” stems. It’s adaptable in its light requirements and can cope in most spots except scorching sun or deep shade. And it’s low maintenance too. This variety, Anastasia, has a beautiful cream variegation on its leaves.

(17cm pot)

Rhipsalis

Such a pleasingly bizarre hanging plant, with long shaggy stems that grow and grow when it’s happy in its spot. These used to be really hard to find, but are seen more frequently in houses now and I really adore them.

This is quite a big plant and it’s heavy in its pot (I was trying not to let on, but my arm is straining quite a lot in this photo!) so choose a sturdy spot to hang it from.

(17cm pot)

Philodendron scandens

Philodendron scandens

I hope you love this unassuming plant as much as I do! It’s not really known as a statement plant, but this huge pot with a really established big leaved specimen inside will hopefully change your mind. I adore the hanging heart shaped leaves, and grow mine as a trailing plant from a hanging pot (placed next to a rhipsalis, like the one above) and I find it one of the most rewarding plants I have in the house.

It takes incredibly little care, will hardly notice if you don’t water it for weeks on end, and is happy in almost all light conditions, so wherever there is a spot that other plants won’t put up with, you can try out a Philodendron scandens there and it will likely be happy enough.

(17cm pot)

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