Monstera deliciosa

Monstera deliciosa

The Monstera deliciosa known as a Fruit Salad plant is a fairly fast growing plant ideal for indoors and outside in partial shade. The Monstera came from tropical Central and South America usually found in tropical rainforest climates attaching their aerial roots to trees. They are known for their unique leaf shape that forms holes as the leaves mature.

L I G H T :
Bright filtered light is ideal for the best growing conditions. 

W A T E R :
Every week to two weeks in Spring and Summer depending on the pot size. Let the top few centimetres dry out before watering again, they are happy for the pot to dry out before watering again.

P R O P A G A T I O N :
The Monstera can be propagated from leaf cuttings in soil, and from stems with aerial roots.

O T H E R  N OT E S : 
Fertilise - Once a month in Spring and Summer for a regular fertiliser.
We recommend using the Munash Fertiliser every two months throughout the year.

Flowers - The Monstera does flower, not commonly indoors though. The flowers mature into an edible fruit in a mature plant in warmer climates.

Pets - Is harmful to pets so just make sure it is out of reach of your four-legged friends.

August 08, 2019 — Marita McCausland
String of Pearls

String of Pearls

The String of Pearls are a cascading succulent, but who knew it could be so tricky to keep these suckers alive? We get heaps of people complaining they can't keep these pretty pearls alive! So... here's how:

L I G H T :
Bright filtered light is ideal for the best growing conditions, ideally a north or west facing room positioned close to a window. These guys need stacks of light, and can tolerate some mild sun. They can also go outdoors undercover. Light, light and light!

W A T E R :
Water only when the pot is completely dry and even wait a bit longer. These babies are a succulent which means they are drought tolerant and love to dry out. Drench in the sink once a month in Winter and every couple of weeks in Spring and Summer (or only when the pot is really dry).

P R O P A G A T I O N :
The pearls are possibly one of the easiest plants to propagate. Simply cut off a length of pearls or two and place it over the top surface of soil in a pot (lightly pressing it into the dampened soil), it will take root and start to grow from those strands (but be patient, it takes a while). Otherwise take those strands and place one end into a pot of succulent potting mix.

O T H E R  N OT E S : 
Fertilise - Every couple of months in Spring and Summer. We recommend the Munash Fertiliser. Withhold fertilising in Winter.

Flowers - The String of Pearls produce pretty little white flowers that have a sweet cinnamon scent. Cut the flowers as they die off.

Pets - Can be slightly harmful to pets so just make sure this one if up higher out of reach of your furry friends. 

July 31, 2019 — Marita McCausland
Chinese Money Plant

Chinese Money Plant

The Chinese Money plant (aka. Pilea peperomioides) is still one of the most sort after plants around for its glossy coin shaped leaf. It originated from the southwestern Yunnan province of China and quickly spread to Scandinavia from cuttings, and thereafter quickly spreading around the world.

L I G H T :
The Chinese money plant requires a bright light, but not direct sun as this can burn the leaves.

W A T E R :
Water when the pot is almost completely dry. More frequent watering is required in warmer weather and growing season, Spring and Summer. Water all your plants all the way through in the sink, leave to drain and put the plant back in the pot. 

P R O P O G A T I O N :
Propagating the Chinese money plant is very easy. The mother plant usually sprouts little babies or a plantlet, simply cut the plantlet off and either sit in water to start root development to pot into soil, or plant the plantlet directly into damp soil which is a faster method. 

O T H E R  N O T E S :
- Pet friendly: Great news, it won't harm your furry friend if they decide to have a little munch on a leaf.

- Curling leaves: Curling leaves can mean lack of light, as the plant is trying to receive maximum light. To get perfectly flat leaves, they need bright evenly diffused and overhead light. If they are curling outwards generally means lack of light, and curling inwards is to warm - move away from any direct heat.

July 30, 2019 — Marita McCausland
Curly Spider Plant

Curly Spider Plant

The Curly Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is a curly variety of the traditional Spider plant. One of the most easy care plants around, and great for beginners for being hardy, not requiring much water and fast growing.

The spider plant is native to tropical and Southern Africa.

The spider plant flowers a small white flower which turn into plantlets (baby spider plants) that grow on the tips of the stem. These babies can be easily propagated to create new plants. 

L I G H T :
Bright filtered light for the best growing conditions, but spider plants are nearly indestructible so they also can tolerate lower light really well!

W A T E R :
Water every few weeks in Winter and every week to two weeks in Spring and Summer. They can tolerate drying out.

P R O P A G A T I O N :
You can easily propagate the spider babies by chopping off the baby spider plant and potting straight in soil, or you can put the spider plantlet in water for a few weeks to grow some roots, and then pot the rooted plantlet in soil.

O T H E R  N OT E S : 
- Pet friendly. Great news, it won't harm your furry friend if they decide to have a little munch on a leaf.

July 16, 2019 — Marita McCausland