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Mother-In-Law's Tongue | Sansevieria trifasciata

Mother-In-Law's Tongue | Sansevieria trifasciata

This hardy desert plant is also commonly known as the Snake Plant due to the shape of it's leaves or Viper's Bowstring Hemp, as its fibres are used to make bowstrings. In Africa it is often used to weave baskets too. The Sansevieria is also a great air purifier and humidity leveller - it extracts poisonous substances from the air and transforms them into oxygen. Useful to know: Origin It is mainly found in the deserts of Ethiopia, but is found across the African continent. Height/Growth The spikes can grow to 1m in height. It's a vigorous grower too so...

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Poppy Anemone 'Harmony' | Anemone 'Harmony'

Poppy Anemone 'Harmony' | Anemone 'Harmony'

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Bellflower | Campanula Ambella

Bellflower | Campanula Ambella

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Spiral Cactus | Cereus forbesii spiralis

Spiral Cactus | Cereus forbesii spiralis

The kooky Spiral Cactus begins its life as a straight cactus, the ridges beginning to spiral once it reaches a height of approximately 10cm. In nature it usually grows as a shrub with numerous columns in a candelabra-like arrangement. Other common names include Twisted or Contorted Cereus. Useful to know: Origin A South American native, more specifically from Argentina and also found in Brazil. Height/Growth It can grow to 4m in the wild but will remain much smaller indoors so don't worry! In the wild it will produce waxy pink/white flowers in the summer but these are rarely seen on...

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