Lees in Afrikaans Guzmanias are bromeliads that produce vibrant star-shaped flowers in a wide range of colours. They are popular houseplants to display in bright, natural light. There are two sides to the cultivation of these epiphytes – the mother plant will die after flowering, at the same time producing quite a few pups that […]
Indoor and patio plants
Ficus elastica ‘Robusta’ Ficus elastica, commonly known as the rubber plant, has become a recent indoor staple. Its large glossy leaves and impressive height are not the only benefits; it is also number four on NASA’s Clean Air Study, making it a great air-purifying plant. Ficus elastica ‘Robusta’ is a good variety for conservative houseplant […]
This beautiful flowering plant with daisy flowers in a spectacular range of bright colours is still affectionately called cineraria by gardeners around the globe, despite the botanical name having changed a number of times. Cineraria cruentus became Senecio cruentus and then Pericallis cruenta, and now Pericallis x hybrida is the preferred name for the plant […]
Bougainvillea ‘Little Guy’ is a petite container plant (about 30 x 30 cm) with dark purple bracts.