This Kickstarter Bundle contains 4 plants to establish your indoor plant collection with optional 4 cover pots: Our choice from what's available and matches your plants 1 Vibes, 1 Brussels & 2 Soft or you can choose your own pots online
Each plant in this bundle is highly tolerant of conditions that are... less than ideal... which makes them the ideal challenge for anyone starting on their houseplant journey.
When it comes to growing houseplants, we believe there's no such thing as a mistake, only experiments!
We've also selected these 4 for their unique growth habits and care requirements so any beginner can start experimenting without the risk of a fussy plant dampening their enthusiasm.
1x Philodendron hederaceum
A Heart Leaf everyone loves for its trailing nature (and ability to do the opposite and climb up) and its tolerance of all sorts of conditons from being root bound and dry to being in a dark and drafty position in the home. Once they get long enough, they're a perfect plant to learn how to propagate other plants on by adding cuttings with aerial roots to a jar of water and watch them grow.
1x Sansevieria hahnii (Semi-succulent)
Hahnii is a hardy semi-succulent also known as a Mother in Law's Tongue or Snake Plant except this is a compact dwarf variety that forms a manageable rosette of leaves. These are famous for being able to be left to go dry for weeks or months at a time and grow in dimly lit rooms as well as in partial direct sun. One key learning from owning a Hahnii is how to restrain oneself from over-watering which extends to other plants. Watering correctly is about frequency and desired dryness, not volume or scheduled water. Water your plants evenly and deeply then let them drain fully, angling the pot if you need to encourage the excess out of the drainage holes - drainage should always be present. Then you just have to understand if your plant is the type that likes to 1) Dry out completely, 2) Almost dry out (varying degrees) or 3) Likes constant access to soil moisture. Plants like Hahnii like to dry out completely, plants like Philodendron hederaceum and Monstera like to almost dry out and plants like Ferns, some Ficus and Calathea like to have a little moisture at all times.
1x Monstera deliciosa
An interior icon, the Fruit Salad Plant or Monstera deliciosa is unbeatable for an impact plant with it's fenestrated holed mature leaves. These tough guys can handle a range of lighting conditions from medium lit rooms to some direct sun. They handle dry spells and are great value for money as they're a sure bet to grow big quickly. You'll need to repot these a number of times in their lifetime, they prefer a snug pot but as fast growers, Monstera provide ample learning experiences for potting into larger pots. Just stick to doing it in late spring or summer, keep the root ball undisturbed and only go up one or two sizes of pot then go easy on the frequency (not volume) of watering while it gets settled in.
1x Dracaena marginata
The Dragon Tree is another absolute battler, handling low light and direct sun once acclimated as well as variable watering conditions, going dry and being wet. These grow upwards and can teach a lot about pruning as well as propagation and creating a fuller adult plant from one starter plant. As the head of the plant gets taller, you can cut it off then remove the lower leaves and plant in the soil once more. Done in spring or summer, the plant will eventually re-sprout 2-3 shoots on the main stem then the previous head should also take roots into the soil.
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.