Plant Care Guide

At Bramble & Moss we are enthusiastic plant lovers so we really want you to get the best out of your house plants. This page is intended as a rough guide only but we hope it helps!


Bear with us... this page is a work in progress!

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Begonia Maculata

Common name: Polka Dot Begonia

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Ficus Elastica

Common name: Rubber plant

Position: Bright indirect light is ideal but can also do well with lower light levels.

Water: Water when the soil is almost dry - about once a week. Give it enough for the soil to be moist but not soggy.  Water less during the winter months.

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Phalaenopsis Orchid

Common name: Moth Orchid

Position: Bright indirect light. Grows best in a warm enviroment. Avoid draughts and fluctuating temperatures.

Water: Water every 7-10 days so that the potting medium is moist but do not let your orchid sit in water.

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Alocasia Zebrina

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Medinilla magnifica

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Aeschynanthus 'Twister XL'

Common name: Lipstick Plant

Position: Bright, indirect light

Water: Water regularly (about once a week) from spring to autum but reduce in winter.

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Ficus Lyrata

Common name: Fiddle Leaf Fig

Position: Bright indirect light. Does not do well in a dark corner.

Water: Water when the top couple of inch of the soil have dried out - about once a week. However, it is important not to overwater. Water less in the winter.

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Philodendron Squamiferum

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Merimo Moss balls

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Fenestraria rhopalophylla

Common name: Baby Toes!

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Selaginella Lepidophylla

Common name: Rose of Jericho or Resurrection Plant

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Pilea Peperomioides

Common name: Chinese Money Plant

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Peperomia Prostrata

Common name: String of Turtles

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Common name: Snake Plant or Mother-in-laws Tongue

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Ceropigia Woodii

Common name: String of Hearts

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Scindapsus Pictus 'exotica'

Common name: Satin Pothos

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Monstera Obliqua

Common name: Monkey Mask

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Epiphyllum Anguliger

Common name: Fishbone cactus or Zig zag cactus

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Hoya Retusa

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Closed Terrarium

Position: Always position out of direct sun. A fairly bright spot is ideal but many terrarium plants can survive in slightly lower light levels.

Water: Ideally a closed terrarium should need little or no water. A small amount of condensation on the inside is a good thing but if you see lots then you should remove the lid for a few days and allow some water to evaporate. If there is no condensation and the soil and plants are looking dry then slowly add a little water. If any of the leaves show signs of rotting then remove them and leave the container open.

It may be necessary to prune occasionally if your terrarium starts to get overgrown.

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Open Terrarium

Position: Best placed in a bright spot but out of strong direct sun.

Care of an open terrarium will depend on the plants used. 

Succulents planted in an open terrarium will usually only need watering every 2-4 weeks. The best advice is to only water when you see that the soil is completly dry. 

Bonsai terrariums will usually need watering once a week. If you have several plants in one container then make sure each plant (including moss) is getting its share of water.

Prune bonsai as neccesary.

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Mixed Succulents

Position: Succulents do vary a little but as a general rule they like as much direct sun as possible. Having said that, even succulents can burn in very intense heat so keep an eye on the possition.

Water: Succulents can often require more water than people think! During the summer months they can drink quite a lot and dry out quickly but best to water with caution - if they sit in very damp soil for a prolonged time, they will rot.

 Watering every 7-14 days should be fine but this is a guide only. Check that the soil is dry below the surface before watering.

In a mixed planter it's important to make sure that each individual plant is getting water.

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Monstera Deliciosa

Common name: Swiss Cheese Plant