Beautiful, evergreen, multi-stemmed palm with feathery, arching leaves. One of the most popular houseplants and adds a tropical touch to living rooms, offices receptions and patios. Does well in bright light indoors and on patios and needs moderate watering. Benefits with occasional misting to increase humidity.
Exotic looking. Ideal for large shady areas. Magnificent in containers. This medium to large tree fern from Australia is single-stemmed, with a tall trunk and an umbrella-like crown of large fronds. Young fern leaves are rolled up and beautiful to watch unfold. Tolerates quite a bit of sun. Water often into the crown, but not into the crown during the winter. Keep soil moist. If grown indoors, ensure that it is placed in a light and airy room.
A beautiful fern with dramatic leathery and glossy foliage. Compact grower, suitable for a shady spot. Doesn't tolerate strong wind. When grown indoors ensure that it is not in a centrally heated home. It requires a light position out of direct sunlight. Can be grown in a relatively small container and should be watered moderately.
An elegant and decorative palm, ideal for pool areas and small gardens. A slender medium-sized palm with a single stem that is topped with a crown of leaves that can each be up to 2.5 m long. Attractive when planted along a driveway. Flowers in summer followed by red berry fruit. Fabulous in pots.
Long leaves unfold from the heart of the fern which is covered in chocolate coloured hairs resembling a bird's nest. One of the best places to keep this fern is near a shower or bath where it will receive optimal humidity. It is best to keep sufficient space around the leaves as the edges are easily damaged. Can also be grown in the garden in filtered light. Do not water directly into the rosette to prevent rot. This low-maintenance beauty performs best in well draining soil.
Not a palm, but looks like one. In fact an ancient plant from Japan and Taiwan. A lovely and very popular cycad that is often used in landscaping due to the drama and perfection that it adds to any garden. Marvelous to see the young leaves unfurl as soft and later becoming sturdy. It may flower as it gets older. There are male and female plants. The male produces a cone at the centre and the female produces a mass of orange woolly seeds after fertilisation. These lie open at the centre of the plant. Protect this plant from the hot afternoon sun and place it in a warm, light spot. Only feed the plant when new leaves develop. Keep the compost moist but not wet. Can be grown indoors.
Popular to create height along driveways, in parks, in commercial landscapes and home gardens. Perfect for creating a tropical garden. Keep grass and weed-eaters away from the trunk to avoid decay. Drooping cream flowers in summer followed by orange dates in winter.
This evergreen, structural plant forms a bulbous trunk-like stem, resembling an elephants foot. The swollen base stores water and makes this an ideal waterwise option. It's drought tolerant and hardy. Can be grown as an indoor plant but will require bright light. Will grow slower in a container than in the ground. Use potting soil that drains well. Waterwise, tough and ideal for a patio.
Asplenium 'Crispy Wave' represents a captivating new cultivar of the reliable Bird's Nest Fern. Renowned for its exceptional durability as a houseplant, this sculptural wonder thrives effortlessly indoors, whether gracing your home or office. With its lush, deeply pleated, bright green leaves, it not only adds architectural elegance but also excels at purifying the air. For optimal growth, provide bright, indirect sunlight and remember to water into the soil, not the rosette. 'Crispy Wave' is the epitome of low-maintenance indoor greenery.
A striking evergreen bamboo, with tall, upright, polished black canes that arch slightly at the top. The canes start off as green, then turn brown-black before turning black. Creates a stunning feature plant or privacy fence. Award of Garden Merit from Royal Horticultural Society for its outstanding qualities.
Hugely popular and can be found in millions of living rooms. The classic Victorian parlour fern or Boston fern, with a graceful and arching habit. New fronds are often yellow in color and turn a lush green. The ‘Teddy Junior’ has crimped leaflets. They require good, indirect light indoors and monthly feeding with a liquid fertilizer. A regular spraying of water is also recommended. This small but dense fern is a strong grower in moist soil.
* In plastic hanging basket
Nephrolepis Exaltata 'Teddy Junior'
60cm-1.5m H x 60cm-1.5m W
Bright, indirect light
Green Flame Fern | Microsorum Punctatum 'Green Flame'
The foliage of this stunning fern looks like emerald green flames. An easy to care for houseplant, but do water regularly. Ideal for a window sill with filtered light or a humid spot in the house or office.
This evergreen fern has a differernt look from other Aspleniums, with it's dark green shiny fronds. This beauty loves a room with warm and humid temperature. Keep moist but don't allow to stand in water. Easy to grow.
This large and beautiful fern with bright green fronds, is easy to grow, but have high water needs. Macho is bigger than Boston fern. Ideal for outdoor containers in a shaded area or a spacious room indoors.
The exotic Windmill Palm is extremely hardy and tolerant. It will grow pretty well anywhere, but to keep it looking in tip-top shape try to plant it in moist, but well-drained soil in good sun or semi-shade and, most importantly, out of the wind.
A fast growing evergreen tree fern with ligth green fronds and pale undersides. The unfurling fronds are covered in silky brown scales. Water often into the crown, but not into the crown during the winter. Keep soil moist. Fast growing. Protect from wind.
Staghorn Fern is an epiphyte, meaning that in the wild they grow on another plant or object merely for physical support. They make lovely garden plants and can also be mounted on a wall or tree. They can also be grown indoors and do best grown in a hanging basket with potting soil rich in humus. They have uniquely shaped fronds in pale green, with forked tips. Keep moist and protect from frost when grown outside. Position in as light a spot possible but not direct sunlight.
Platycerium Bifurcatum 'Netherlands'
60cm H x 1m W
Bright indirect light
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