Box 5: indestructible plants box (£55)

  • Box 5: indestructible plants
  • Box 5: indestructible plants
  • Box 5: indestructible plants

Perhaps a bold move, declaring any plant to be “indestructible” – but this is certainly a collection of plants that are pretty hard to kill. The box includes a few stalwarts that you can pretty much forget about forever, and a couple that can make it back from the brink of death every time! The perfect selection for the black of thumb…

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:

Ficus Elastica ‘Tineke’

I just love this variegated rubber plant, and find it an incredibly quick growing plant that doesn’t need too much care. Find a good spot for it (in medium light, ideally) and you can pretty much forget about it, watering every now and again, and just watching it grow. About the only ongoing care it needs is a wipe down of those huge glossy leaves if they start to get dusty…

(14cm pot)

Sansevieria bacularis ‘Mikado’


Sansevieria are well known for being houseplants that do well on total neglect. They can cope with shady conditions, and go for huge stretches of time without being watered. They’re also known as being a bit dull, but not this amazing variety with cylindrical leaves… Rolled leaves with a surprisingly spiky tip shooting straight upwards from the pot make this a really unusual plant. I have one that I first got a few years ago that has more than trebled in height and all I need to do is water it about once a month. Put this somewhere and then completely forget about it, and it’ll be absolutely fine…

(14cm pot)

ZZ plant
(Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

It just wouldn’t be an indestructible plant box without the reliable ZZ plant in it. I grant you, this is not the most exciting of plants, but if you want something almost impossible to kill, this is the plant for you. It can go months and months without being watered, doesn’t mind if it barely gets any light, and will just happily carry on growing. Like most of the plants in this box, about the only thing that would really do for it is overwatering, so take care not to give it too much attention!

(14cm pot)

Syngonium ‘White Butterfly’

I love the delicate crinkled leaves on this syngonium, often known as an arrowhead plant for obvious reasons… This does need more frequent watering than the plants above, ideally about once a week, but it always lets you know when it is thirsty as all of the stems start to droop downwards so it’s easy to spot when it’s unhappy. Give it a water and it perks back up really quickly, looking back to cheer within a day. As it grows, the stems start to lengthen and they begin to either climb or trail, depending on the support. It needs a spot with bright, indirect light (a North or East facing window would be ideal.)

(12cm pot)

Tradescantia zebrina

Slightly different from the previous plants, this tradescantia will complain if you forget to water it for a long time. It will turn brown and start to shrivel up BUT I’ve included it here because not only does it look lovely, but it is a plant that will return from the brink of death with good cheer time and again. If you start to notice some of its stems drying and browning, just cut them off, and the healthy stems will quickly grow back and fill out again. I often find that the ends stay healthier for longer, and if that’s the case, just cut the tips off, prune back any dead stem left in the pot, and return the healthy tips to the compost where they will quickly root and regrow.

(12cm pot)

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