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Julia Leech-Howlett
Canopy Plant of the month: The Schefflera Arboricola

Canopy Plant of the month: The Schefflera Arboricola

Why we love the Schefflera Arboricola We’ll say it loud and we’ll say it proud, we love the Schefflera Arboricola. Did someone say triple threat? This beauty is fast-growing, easy to care for and boasts beautifully variegated leaves. Native to Taiwan, it belongs to the Araliaceae family and calls the Schefflera Actinophylla it’s sister. Known for its clusters of bright, shiny green leaves it goes by the nickname Dwarf Umbrella Plant, we’ve got it from an inside source* that it is Rhianna’s favourite houseplant. Grab yourself a Dwarf Umbrella...ella...ella...ella Plant today and brighten up your favourite room with this fun-loving...

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Saskia Tompsett
Canopy Plant of the month: The Calathea Ornata

Canopy Plant of the month: The Calathea Ornata

How to care for the Calathea Ornata and why we love it Native to South America our tropical-loving Calathea Ornata hails from the Prayer Plant family. The Calathea family has over 300 hybrids (imagine the Christmas dinners) and our favourite is also known as Pinstripe Plant or Pinstripe Calathea. Characterised by dark glossy leaves with signature pink stripes and a dark purple underside, it’s a hugely popular houseplant and office plant and a firm favourite at the Canopy Plants studio. We know you love it too so here is our guide on how best to care for yours, the common...

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Saskia Tompsett
Canopy Plant of the month: The Monstera Minima

Canopy Plant of the month: The Monstera Minima

Everyone’s favourite plant; how to care for the Monstera Minima Monstera Minima, Dwarf Monstera, Monstera Ginny, Mini Monstera - many names; one great plant. The little sister of the Monstera Deliciosa, the Minima hails from Southern Thailand and Malaysia. Wide bright, glossy leaves are quick growing and characterised by ‘splits’ in its leaves that appear early in its life cycle. A vining plant, these guys grow sideways so support its growth with a bamboo or moss stick or use pins to guide its growth along your wall. Why we love Compact, cute and oh so easy to please. The Monstera...

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Saskia Tompsett
Canopy Plant of the month: The Alocasia Zebrina

Canopy Plant of the month: The Alocasia Zebrina

Join us at the altar of the Alocasia Zebrina. The hybrid plant-child of an elephant and a zebra is a complicated and entrancing plant; a guaranteed show-stopper in any collection. Hailing from tropical South-East Asia, it’s tall, striped stems are reminiscent of a zebra and the large, arrow-shaped leaves mean it is affectionately known as Elephant Ear. We love this beauty and we’ve got the goods on how to care for your Alocasia Zebrina. Why we love If there was a plant ready for Fashion Week this would be it. A little high maintenance, a touch of glamour and show-stoppingly...

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