Are you just starting out on your plant journey and looking for something easy? Or perhaps you've killed too many plants to count? Try a ZZ! These plants are almost indestructible: neglect them for weeks and they look good as new. Its thick, wand-like stems decorated with waxy leaves look and feel like plastic, and its care is almost as low-maintenance as a fake plant.
Incredibly easy plant to grow. If tips of leaves go brown, increase air humidity or take the plant away from draughty locations. Fertilise during the warmer months. Remove big keikis otherwise it will stop producing fresh leaves or more keikis.
Feeding your indoor plants
Don’t let your plants get hangry! To get the best out of your plants, you will need to feed them some food. A good balanced fertiliser (plant food) will provide plants with all the nutrients they need to grow more leaves and help them stay strong. When the plant is actively growing during the warmer months, it needs a bit more food and water. During the slow growing season (cooler winter months) your plant doesn’t eat or drink as much (no extra winter layer of fat for these babies). Fertiliser (plant food) can be applied as granular slow release pellets or as a liquid. A bit more chilled out about your plants? Some granular products last 3-6 months which make them ideal for indoor plants and busy people. Hard-core plant-mum? Liquid fertiliser maybe be best as it gives you better control over the amount fed and when. Obviously, follow the label on your preferred fertiliser (plant food) for your baby. Sometimes it’s ok to be a helicopter parent – respond to your plant’s needs. Moral of the story, if it is grow