Individual plants

Though I don’t deliver individual plants, any of the plants in the boxes are available to buy individually if you are able to come and collect from me in East Dulwich, SE22.

Here are some of the plants that are available, but if you like a plant from one of the houseplant boxes that isn’t listed here, just get in touch and I can give you individual price information.

Asparagus setaceous

Asparagus fern (£6)
(Asparagus setaceous)

Such a gorgeous, feathery, light plant, perfect for the bathroom. The asparagus fern is not actually a fern at all, but enjoys similar living conditions to ferns, of constant moisture and medium light. If happy, this can grow and grow, eventually getting a woody structure. 

Light: Medium / low light levels. Avoid direct sunlight.
Water: Keep the compost permanently slightly moist.
Humidity: Needs high humidity. Mist frequently.
Toxicity: Mildly toxic if eaten. (Can cause stomach pain / vomiting.)
Pot size: 12cm

Ficus pumila 'White Sunny'

Ficus pumila ‘White Sunny’ (£5)

I’m really pleased to have got my hands on this gorgeous plant, as I’d been looking out for it for ages. It’s a lovely trailing fig, with round button leaves, and a slight variegation of cream colours around the leaf edges. Happy in a medium to bright spot, just keep it out of direct sun or deep shade. Perfect for a hanging pot or to sit on a high shelf, where its trailing stems can be admired. 

Light: Medium light, avoid direct sunlight or complete shade.
Water: Regular watering, but allow to thoroughly drain after each time.
Humidity: Appreciates an occasional mist.
Toxicity: Toxic to cats and dogs.
Pot size: 12cm

Crassula ovata 'Hobbit'

Crassula ovata ‘Hobbit’ (£10)

One of my absolute favourite of the jade plants, Crassula hobbit has long thin hollow stems, growing in a branching way like a miniature tree. And this is a really large and impressive specimen! This needs a sunny spot, a South or West facing windowsill would be ideal, and not much watering. 

Light: Full direct sunlight.
Water: Only infrequent watering needed.
Humidity: Dislikes high humidity.
Toxicity: Toxic to cats and dogs
Pot size: 15cm

Philodendron Xanadu

Philodendron Xanadu (£20)
(Philodendron bipinnatifidum Winterbourn)

An amazing statement plant, Philodendron Xanadu – often known as the “cut leaf” Philodendron – is a dramatic large shrub-like indoor plant. Perfect for a spot with medium light where its big green glossy leaves and arching stems can make a real focal point.

Light: Medium light, keep away from direct sunlight or completely shady spots
Water: Approximately once a week, let the top few inches dry out before watering, but don’t let the entire pot go completely dry. It appreciates consistency.
Toxicity: Toxic if ingested to cats, dogs and humans.
Pot size: 17cm

Calathea Zebrina

Calathea Zebrina (£15)

Isn’t this just a totally stunning plant? Striped leaves, ever so slightly velvety to the touch, which lift up and down during day and night. Like all Calatheas, this appreciates a regular watering schedule (little and often tends to work well), and prefers rain water or filtered water. 

Light: Bright, indirect light is best, though it can cope with shadier conditions. Avoid direct sunlight or total gloom.
Water: Top up regularly (weekly tends to be fine), with a small amount of water. Avoid letting it dry out completely, or sitting in soggy compost. Prefers rain water.
Humidity: Appreciates high humidity. Mist or keep in a bathroom or on a gravel tray.
Toxicity: Non toxic to humans and animals
Pot size: 14cm

Philodendron Micans

Philodendron ‘Micans’ (£10)

I feel so bad for this gorgeous Philodendron Micans — it is such an absolute beauty and I simply cannot manage to photograph it in a way that captures that! Similar to the ever-reliable Philodendron scandens, but with the most beautiful velvet leaves, that start out a bronze colour and turn green as they get bigger. This photo here does absolutely no justice to the plant at all, but if you have seen one in the flesh somewhere (or in someone else’s better photo) and already know how beautiful they are, then you might want to get one! (Meanwhile, I need to keep trying to get a good photo of it…) Perfect for a hanging basket or a high shelf. 

Light: Bright, indirect light. 
Water: Water every couple of weeks. Tolerant to forgetful watering.
Humidity: Appreciates an occasional mist.
Toxicity: toxic to cats, dogs and humans if eaten.
Pot size: 12cm