Beautiful variety of Hoya plants with white and pink variegated leaves. Hoya plants are perfect for beginners because require minimum care!
There are over 500 recognised species included in the genus Hoya (the number varies greatly due to discrepancies within the groupand new species being discovered). Most Hoya plants are originally from Asia, Australasia and the Pacific islands. The Hoya genus was named by botanist Robert Brown, after his botanist friend, Thomas Hoy.
This plant is available for collection only from our shop in Aberdeen.
While some of these species are relatively easy to take care of, we would class Maranta’s at the intermediate level of care as they can be a bit fussier than most. They would prefer you to provide a growing environment similar to their native environment, ideally, these plants would perform best in a greenhouse. But you can still help them to thrive whilst keeping them in your home.
Maranta’s were given their name after the famous Italian 16th-century Botanist Bartolomeo Maranta. But they have received the common name “Prayer Plant” after an interesting adaptation they have formed to save energy during the night. Once the light level has dropped and it has become dark the flat leaves of the Maranta fold upwards almost perfectly in half giving it the appearance of praying hands.
Maranta’s are another wonderfully special houseplant, their highly decorative leaves come in a range of tones and colours and offer a real spectacle of natural beauty inside the home. This genus of plant belongs to the Marantacease family, meaning Maranta fall into the same family as Calatheas, sometimes sharing a strong resemblance to each other and can often be mistaken for one another. There are an estimated 50 species within the genus that consist of clump-forming perennials that grow from rhizomes. The majority of species that have made their way into our homes are native to Brazil but the rest of the genus can be found scattered across the tropical forests of South America and with a few species also growing in the West Indies.
If you have an aroid plant such as Monstera, Philodendron or Alocasia you should check out our handmade extendable moss poles. These are the ultimate treat for your plant, with fresh moss that your plant can latch onto which will make it grow larger, faster and best of all – happier!
Moss poles add humidity and encourage growth in your plant as well as provide support.
Extendable poles are made from Beech rods which are triple treated in Danish Oil for moisture protection.
We only use sustainably sourced fresh sphagnum moss. No peat bogs are harmed!
Available in green, pink or have some stylish alternating stripes with our mixed option.
No plastic used and we wrap in eco friendly packaging too.
Handmade to order in just 1 – 2 days.
Start with a 60cm tall base pole and simply screw in extensions as your plant grows.
Choose whether you need a base or extension below and then choose whether you would like your pole in classic green, stunning pink or a striped mix of both. You will also receive some extra twine and our care card with your pole – plus a cute wee gift for your plant pot.
Or, read on below to learn how to install and care for your moss pole.
Marimo Moss isn’t really a moss, it is a phenomenon of algae in a ball shape from the inside out! This naturally grows in freshwater lakes in Scotland, Estonia, Iceland, Japan and Australia.
There is a history of wonder and lore with Marimo Moss balls. The legend goes that two lovers who were forbidden together fell into a lake and their hearts turned into Marimo Moss! So now Marimo is said to bring your heart’s desire to both the giver and recipient of one.
They are fun to make, beautiful to look at and easy to maintain. We always keep a selection of our bio active terrariums for sale in our Aberdeen shop, and very soon our popular terrarium kits will make a return to our online shop.
This large, eco-glass container is the perfect vessel for creating your own mossarium or terrarium. The clear glass allows optimal light penetration and maintains a perfect level of humidity inside your mini ecosystem.
The container is made from recycled glass, making it an environmentally friendly choice for your projects. Suitable also for cactus and succulent gardens and carnivorous plants gardens!
Or join us in our shop for an after hours workshop. Make a Japanese style kokedama, a stunning bio active terrarium and more with us. Our workshops are a relaxed and happy space where we provide everything you need including a vibrant variety of plants and fresh mosses as well as a lovely aftercare guide.