Frequently Asked Questions 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which houseplant should I buy?
There are thousands of different house plant species and choosing the right one for you can be mind-boggling. We recommend browsing our popular indoor plants range to get started. It is also important to consider what you want to gain from your houseplant purchase, is it purely decorative or are you seeking an air-purifying plant?

You should also take note of the plant’s size and care needs, will it fit into your room and will you be able to provide the environment and care that it will need.

What are the easiest houseplants to look after?
Oftentimes the easiest houseplants to care for originate from dry, arid environments, for example; cactuses. Succulents are also very easy to care for, they’re able to store large amounts of water and therefore need very little tender loving care.

Our favourite houseplant is the Sansevieria Snake Plant, these plants are extremely hardy, needing very little care and are quite happy being placed in shady spots in the home. Check out our cacti & succulent or our easy care plants to get started.

What is an air purifying houseplant?
Multiple studies have shown that houseplants can help improve the air quality in our homes and offices. They do this by removing carbon dioxide and harmful pollutants and in return emit fresh oxygen. One of the most famous studies into this was conducted by Nasa. The Nasa Clean Air Study found a wide range of indoor plants were able to clean the air of harmful chemicals like benzene, formaldehyde and more. Some of the best and most effective air purifying plants are Peace Lily, Sansevieria and Boston Fern.

Check out our article titled: Top 11 air purifying plants backed up by science.

Can houseplants survive in shady spots?
The simple answer to this popular question is yes. Many indoor plants are native to the forest or jungle and oftentimes can be found growing on the ground beneath the tree canopy. This means they’re used to low light levels and are happy to live in shady spots in your home.

What’s the best houseplant for the bedroom?
It is no secret, houseplants are scientifically proven to make us feel better and purify the air. Choosing the correct plant for your bedroom can induce calming feelings which in return help improve your sleep.

Air purifying plants like the Peace Lily, Sansevieria and Boston Fern should be high up on your list for best houseplants for the bedroom. You might also compliment these with Lavender, Jasmine or Valerian which can help promote relaxation and a night of restful sleep.

How often should you water houseplants? 
All plants are different and many have individualised care needs. A good rule of thumb is to water the plant once the soil is dry to the touch. Some plants prefer their soil to be kept moist, so make sure you do your research!

Why do houseplant leaves turn brown?
Plants are living things, they have needs, and if their needs are not met they tend to communicate their angst visually. 

If your plant’s leaves have turned brown its usually because the plant is being watered inconsistently, or it is lacking humidity & moisture. Make sure the plant has sufficient water, is not sitting in a flooded pot or saucer and is being misted regularly.

Natural scar or transport damage?
Plants are living things, they are not manufactured in a factory and are not made using plastics, metals or other man made materials. 

Therefore, it is quite common for plants to have small nicks or scars on their leaves. This is particularly true for plants from the Sansevieria family. These nicks or scars do not affect the plant's long-term health or vigour in any way.