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Plant Of The Month: Chinese Money Plant

Plant Of The Month: Chinese Money Plant

Never before has a plant been so much in demand! Houseplant lovers around the world have been bypassing official routes of supply, and have instead resorted to befriending Instagram users in order to get their hands on a plantl! A whole black market exists purely for trading baby plants of the Pilea peperomioides, and here you can find out why! Often referred to as The Chinese Money Plant, The Pancake Plant or the Missionary Plant this cute specimen actually arrived in Europe very quietly, and indeed wasn’t official recorded botanically until more recently. It has also taken a long time...

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What Plants Are Best For Your Desk? Office Plant Picks From Mr Plant Geek

What Plants Are Best For Your Desk? Office Plant Picks From Mr Plant Geek

Choosing the right plant for your office It’s a fact. Plants make you feel good. Plants can also increase your creativity and productivity and your general enthusiasm for work. This can mean a stark reduction in absenteeism. If you’re an office manager, then we suggest you log on to Bloombox Club and get our Indoor Plants box on order! Offices that struggle to get enough light are the perfect home for large foliage plants which fill a space and do their bit in cleansing the air too. If you want to grow more showy blooming plants then they’ll do better in...

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Plant Of The Month: Pygmy Pineapple

Plant Of The Month: Pygmy Pineapple

The Pygmy Pineapple is such a cutie, and he’s going to love showing off in your home, as visitors will be amazed you are growing a PINEAPPLE. In fact, most people probably think pineapples grow on trees, or even underground, such is our oft-reported disconnect with food and where it comes from.   Whilst not a true pineapple, the Pygmy Pineapple is a miniaturised version, which grows wild in Puerto Rico, and has recently taken the Dutch auction houses by storm, thanks to its suitability as a contemporary, fun indoor plant! You probably won’t want to cut your pineapple off...

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Urban Gardening Ideas For Beginners

Urban Gardening Ideas For Beginners

Today I will explore the different sizes of space you may have available outside, and how you can fill them! Remember, no space doesn’t necessarily have to mean ‘no excuse’! Window ledges. All homes have a window (don’t they?!) so you will absolutely have space for a window box! Depending on your style of window, this may or may not require the use of a drill!  The big benefit of a window box is that any plants you grow there will almost feel like they’re indoors too! So, the waft of fragrant petunias will invade your lounge, or you can reach out...

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Statement Plants To Brighten Up Your Home

Statement Plants To Brighten Up Your Home

‘I want to grow something, but I haven’t got the space’! Well, if I had a seed for every time I’ve heard those words, I’d be able to sow a football pitch. Well, here at Bloombox we don’t accept lack of space as an excuse! Any space can be glammed up with  statement plants. A little clever gardening ensures that your green fingers can get moving with our handy guide to every space from bookshelf to backyard. Bookshelf. So, let’s look at each space in turn, starting with your smallest. Ok, so you’ve told me you’re short of flat surfaces, and a...

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