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Care Instructions


Hoya Carnosa (Hoya)

Water when the potting soil becomes almost completely dry. Water in the morning. Pour the water evenly over the soil. Always keep the season in mind when caring for a Hoya.

 

Aphelandra Dania (Snow White)

Keep in a humid, bright indirect sunlit environment with moist, well drained soil and fertilise in spring and autumn. The snow white is an easy one to care for, the leaves will slowly droop if it needs more water.

 

Calathea Orbifolia (Prayer plant)

Keep in indirect sunlight but can also survive shady spots. It requires moist soil with drainage and fertilising in spring and autumn. The Calathea range enjoys moist and humid environments as its mainly found in  rain forests. Its best kept in kitchens and bathrooms, mist leaves when possible. 

 

Calathea Roseo Picta (Rose painted prayer plant)

Keep in indirect sunlight but can also survive shady spots. It requires moist soil with drainage and fertilising in spring and autumn. The Calathea range enjoys moist and humid environments as its mainly found in  rain forests. Its best kept in kitchens and bathrooms, mist leaves when possible. 

 

Indian Rope Hoya (Hoya Compacta)

The Hoya tolerates dry soil well, however they do prefer weekly watering during the summer. I water mine every two weeks in the cooler months and once a week during the warmer months. Dig your finger deep into the soil before watering allow the top 1/3 of the soil to dry out between watering. Keep the Hoya where they will get bright light with direct sun in the morning, they will tolerate shade however filtered light is preferred.

 

 Tineke Ficus (Ficus Elastica)

Keep in indirect sunlight. Water moderately in spring and summer and keep the soil moist. During the winter water the Ficus only every couple of weeks. Ficus plants do not like waterlogged roots, try not to over water.

 

 

Zanzibar Gem (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia)
 
The Zanzibar Gem is drought tolerant due to the potato like rhizome that stores water. Due to its watering storing nature you don't have to water your Zanzibar Gem very often. Allow it to completely dry out between watering. For your plant to thrive, position in bright indirect sunlight however, it can do well in low light levels too.

Cradle Lilly

Native to Belize, Guatemala, and Southern Mexico. Depending on where you come from it may be known as Moses in the Cradle, Oyster Plant or Boat Lily.  The Tradescantia Silver has pointed fleshy leaves with green leaves with a silver sheen atop and a dark purple underside. They grow well in a warm position but also tolerate cooler temperatures and require low to medium water.

 

Parlour Palm (Chamaedorea Elegans)

Native to the rainforest of Southern Mexico and Guatemala, the Parlour Palm is the most sought-after indoor palm around today. Water your Parlour Palm sparingly – underwatering is better than over watering. Allow the soil to dry out between watering and even less in winter.

 

Dragon Tail (Epipremnum Pinnatum)

The Dragon Tail grows well in bright, indirect sunlight but will also tolerate low light conditions. Dragon Tails are drought tolerant and don't require a lot of water. Allow the top layer of soil to dry between watering.

 

Pink Princess (Philodendron Erubescens) 

The Pink Princess prefers bright indirect sunlight. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between watering’s. Droopy leaves can mean the plant is getting to0 much or not enough water. The plants leaves will recover quickly when correct watering schedule is maintained.

 

Chinese Money Plant (Pilea Peperomioides)

The Pilea Peperomioides prefers indirect sunlight, drainage and low watering. Allow to dry out between watering. Fertilise in spring and autumn to keep your plant happy. The Chinese Money plant will let you know if it’s unhappy – If its leaves start to droop slightly then it’s a sign that it needs water.

Peperomia (Peperomia Obtusifolia)

Water your Peperomia sparingly and allow the soil to dry out between watering. The Peperomia is an easy plant to care for, give it minimal water once and forget about it for a while and fertilise occasionally.

 

Tineke Ficus (Ficus Elastica) 

Keep in indirect sunlight. Water moderately in spring and summer and keep the soil moist. During the winter water the Ficus only every couple of weeks. Ficus plants do not like waterlogged roots, try not to over water.

 

 

At Jacob & Roy we use charcoal in our pots to absorb water. Charcoal stores  carbon and nutrients, and enhances growth and is the ideal medium to assist with drainage. We use Peat Moss as a top coat, which helps with protecting against temperature extremes and moisture loss.

We recommend watering your plants once a week (that's what we do), this can vary from one environment to another. Over watering is common, plants will always give you  warning when they need more water.