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Peace Lily

PLANT PROFILE: Peace Lily   Common Name: Peace Lily   Scientific/Botanical Name: Spathiphyllum Wallisii   Origin: South America   Watering: Peace Lily’s LOVE water. We suggest to buy a nice pot, and just sit the already potted plant inside of it, this allows water to drain out of the soiled pot but also allows the plant to sit in its excess water which is happy doing in small doses!   If you have a spray bottle, mist the leaves every few days, the Lily loves a good humid environment from time to time and this creates the perfect replica.   Climate: The Peace Lily is a little care free when it comes to temperature, but we suggest keep the temperature...

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Zanzibar

PLANT PROFILE: Zanzibar   Common Name: Zanzibar / ZZ Plant   Scientific/Botanical Name: Zamioculcas Zamiifolia   Type of plant: Rhizome Plant   Flowering: The Zanzibar does produce a small flower, although this often only occurs when in its natural habitat or outdoors.   Origin: Africa   Watering: Watering depends on where you have your plant and how much light it receives. More light = more water, less light = less water! Over at EEFM we have come to learn that the Zanzibar’s at our houses are very happy on a shelf in a darker spot and being water everyone month or so. Less is more with this plant!   Climate: This plant is pretty easy going when it comes to...

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Rubber Tree

PLANT PROFILE: Rubber Tree   Common Name: Rubber Tree, Rubber Plant   Scientific/Botanical Name: Ficus Elastica   Type of Plant: Ficus – there are many different types of Ficus Elastica! EEFM stocks the common Ficus Elastica Black Prince/Burgundy   Origin: Tropical Southeast Asia   Watering: This is a plant that you will have to keep an eye on. Once the soil becomes dry to touch, give it a water and let it dry out between watering. The biggest ‘don’t’ for the Rubber Tree is over watering!   Climate: Rubber Trees hate fans and aircons, so if you’re lucky to have those in your house, move the plant out of the cooling area of the house to avoid sudden temperature drops...

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Devils Ivy

PLANT PROFILE: Devil’s Ivy   Common Name: Devil’s Ivy, Golden Pothos, Money Plant, Silver Vine   Scientific/Botanical Name: Epipremnum Aureum   Type of Plant: Climbing plant   Origin: Australia, Indonesia, China, Japan and Indian   Watering: Over watering is this plant worse nightmare and will cause root rotting which is hard for a plant to over come and bounce back from! Only water when you feel the that first few centimetres deep of soil are feeling dry. Under watering is something the Devil’s Ivy can tolerate as it can withstand a high amount of neglect! In cooler months allow more of the soil to dry before watering again.   If the plant is inside, it loves a good misting of...

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Strelitzia

PLANT PROFILE: Strelitzia / Birds of Paradise   Common Name: Strelitzia, Birds of Paradise, Crane Flower   Scientific/Botanical Name: Strelitzia Reginae   Origin: Eastern coastlines of South Africa   Watering: Throughout the warmer summer months the soil should be kept moist but not wet. During the cooler winter months let the soil dry out between each watering. This plant does not like to have wet feet so if you have it inside, let all the water drain out of the pot before putting it back to its spot, try not to let it sit in its run-out water.   Climate: Strelitzia prefer a warm climate but can tolerate temperatures as low as 13 degrees C.   Sunlight: Like most plants,...

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