These extremely popular, undemanding, houseplants is one of todays 'it' plants. They grace the pages of magazines and instagram. They prefer lots of bright filtered light and should be kept away from drafts. They grow outdoors in a sub-tropical climate and should therefore be kept indoors or on a protected patio in the Western Cape.
This medium to large tree fern from Australia is single-stemmed, with a tall trunk and an umbrella-like crown of large fronds covered in prickly hairs. This fern does best in shady, wind protected areas.
Snake plants, sometimes referred to as mother-in-law's-tongue, are some of the toughest plants you can find. They are one of the best plants to clean indoor air, especially for people with allergies. Whether indoors, in your garden or on your balcony, these spiky beauties lends themselves to being grouped with other plants for striking contrast.
These beauties are popular world-wide as indoor plants and very easy to care for. Well suited as potted plants as they don't grow very tall. They have a very distinctive look, with each new saucer-shaped leaf growing up and out from the crown of the plant. These saucer-shaped leaves can reach a diameter of 10cm.
This beguiling foliage plant will make a statement in any room. Audrey enjoys indirect light and moderate humidity; well suited to a home environment but be sure to keep away from heaters and cold draughts.
'Cwebe' is a more upright version of 'Sprengeri' with very graceful, upright, arching fronds with long needle-like leaves. The young fronds are a very attractive copper colour. This is the only cultivar that does not like sun and should be grown in light shade.
A compact, low maintenance choice that can be used both indoors and outdoors. Unlike other philodendron, this is not a climber, instead it grows in a mounded shape, often becoming wider than it is tall.
Hope is a soft succulent with light green, round foliage that is slightly thicker than most other peperomia varieties. These easy to care for beauties are ideal to bring a modern dash of colour to your interior space.
This Danielle is a graceful Weeping Fig with rich, dark green variegated leaves. It is perfect for a corner in the home or office. This simple, low maintenance houseplant will give you lovely, dense foliage and air-purifying, indoor greenery.
This stunning rubber plant grows sculptural deep-green leaves from a thin central trunk. The Rubber Plant is easy to care for and will be happy in any bright room and is sure to make a statement due to its height. *Toxic to cats and dogs
This is a toughie. Hence its name, "cast iron plant". Tolerant for drought, shade and pests. This very attractive, opulent plant with dark green and shining leaves is also a wonderful indoor plant. Flowers are purple and will appear at ground level. Do not overwater and allow your plant to dry out completely between watering.
The tallest of the Yuccas, this one can grow into a large, upright shrub or small tree with sparsely branched trunks that thicken over time and resemble and elephant's foot. They make a dramatic landscape statement. Also widely grown in containers
When grown indoors, the plants are normally pruned to keep them in the 1 - 2m range. This lovely variety of the weeping fig known as the Ficus Benjamina displays an architectural braided stem. An impressive plume of dark green glossy leaves giving a wonderful canopy effect. The Benjamina need a well lit position in the home or office to achieve best results.
Ficus elastica 'Ruby' is a tender evergreen tree species, with glossy & leathery oval leaves in dark green, variegated with hints of pink and cream. Place in medium indirect light, but Ruby will need some bright light to keep her variegated leaves. This plant filters toxins, purifying the air.
This tropical epiphyte succulent prefers to grow in shade or partial shade and can also be grown as a houseplant. It has pencil-thin succulent stems with little bumps on them. It cascades beautifully and is easy to grow.
Coffea Arabica is not only grown for it's coffee beans, but it is also a very popular Indoor Plant. This evergreen broadleaf tree, will produce greenish-yellow or cream coloured flowers, followed with reddish berries. Each of these berries contains two seeds, which eventually become the coffee beans you use to brew coffee. Even though the coffee tree is a vigorous grower, it will take several years before it produces flowers and fruit.
Snake plants, sometimes referred to as mother-in-law's-tongue, are some of the toughest plants you can find. Whether indoors, in your garden or on your balcony, these spiky beauties with green and silver leaves can put up with almost anything. .
A succulent, evergreen trailing vine with dainty heart-shaped leaves, marbled with shades of silver and green on the top, and green to purple on the undersides. Bears small pinkish flowers and aerial tubers, which forms at the nodes along the delicate pink stems.
A popular and easy to grow houseplant with heart-shaped glossy leaves. You can pinch your plant back to help it branch out, keeping the plant bushy and full. Or you can train it or trail it from a hanging basket.
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. They require good, indirect light indoors and monthly feeding. This small but dense fern is a strong grower in moist soil.
The Dracaena Compacta is a striking indoor plant, distinguished by its tightly compacted leaves surrounding its green stem. Dracaena Compacta are slow growing and slow to change their height and shape. The more light the plant receives, the greater the frequency the plant should be watered, and the lower the light, the less the plant should be watered.
An easy to care for climbing and trailing indoor plant, with thick lance-shaped leaves, speckled with silver. At first the leaves are purple and will turn green with maturity. May produce dusty pink-purple, star shaped flowers with a sweet scent.
This striking bonsai with thick exposed roots and oval-shaped, dark green leaves, are a popular choice for Bonsai beginners. The leaves grow densely, creating a thick canopy over the bulbous trunk. Requires little maintenance.