A Happy Plant Makes for a Happy Home; Find the Right Plant for Each Room
Indoor plants have never been so important as we realize the power of their presence in making us feel calmer, more connected to nature, and nurturing.
But dying plants around the house are negatives you could do without, and this unique guide from an indoor plant expert explains what plants you should keep in each room, and where. It contains easy to understand but scientifically accurate information on what in a room affects plants (light, humidity, temperature), what typically makes each room different, and distinct parts of a room different (microclimates)—a plant that might work on a coffee table might not work on a bookshelf, for example. It discusses in detail which plants suit which room and how to care for them so that you and the plant are happy. It has added information on how to arrange the plants to make stunning arrangements for your home interior.
The book is composed of two halves: Part One is room-focused, with ideas for the reader who wants to green up a specific room(s) and what plants work in that room. The five rooms are: kitchen, bathroom, living room, bedroom, hallway, and conservatory or light-filled living room/kitchen. Room by room, there is guidance on which plants thrive in each room as well tips on how to break the rules (with kit or tricks like LED lights or water reservoirs).
Part Two is plant-focused, with a directory of house plants in two sections. The first section covers the best classic house plants that are easy to care for and best for beginners. The second section discusses new and slightly more adventurous houseplants that are trickier to care for but worth it.
This is the most practical guide to building an indoor garden, room by room, to ensure a happy home.
Plant Size Guide
The plant in the photos is an example and an approximate guide only however we try to show an average sized example. Sizes, flowering state and colours change throughout the seasons and variation will occur. In summer & autumn, plants are often larger or the same size as than the example picture but around winter and spring, they can be a little smaller but still at a size similar to the example. We aim to update the pictures to reflect significant differences.
Plant Heights - because the plant's foliage must fit inside our Plant Cartons, the actual height of a plant's central trunk (meristem) will be shorter than the box it fits in.
Small Plants - 14cm wide nursery pot - 1 Litre volume - Plants fit in a 50cm tall box.
Medium Plants - 17cm wide pots either 2L hanging pot or 2.5L nursery pot - Plants fit in a 75cm tall box.
Large Plants - 25cm wide pot, 10L volume. Plants fit in a 100cm tall box.
XL Plants - Plants over 100cm tall in pot sizes specified, 25cm/10L or greater and are hand delivered within Auckland/Northland only.
Plant courier orders are processed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
North Island orders are targeted overnight delivery, South Island orders are sent on a 2-day target but these are not a guaranteed delivery timeframe.
Add 1 extra day after a public holiday as well as for rural addresses or remote towns.
Monday - We send orders placed on previous Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
Tuesday - We send Weekend orders from previous Saturday & Sunday.
Wednesday - We send orders placed from Monday & Tuesday.
XL Plants are delivered only within urban Auckland & Whangarei and this service is for non-urgent orders. This excludes satellite destinations such as Beachlands, Pukekohe, Piha, Helensville etc and Whangarei Heads. We may deliver at any time Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday in Auckland and you need to have a sheltered accessible position for us to deliver to.
Plants in Transit
Each Small, Medium & Large plant is individually contained within its own protective cardboard Plant Carton which may be joined to other cartons in your order.
Plants typically take just a day or two to arrive, however they are usually fine in their cartons for 1-2 weeks, and many can go longer, so a few extra days are not usually cause for concern.
Whether it takes 1 or 7 days, let your plant recover from its journey by placing in gentle light and adding a little water and it will be back to its best within a couple of days. Let us know if there are any major issues via the contact page.