21, Jul 2023
Cineraria Disarray Finding the Flower Vendor Blossom

Once upon a time there was a genus of plants called Cineraria. It was a surprisingly wide genus of plants, most of which came from Africa. But over time, things have changed. Some of its plants have been moved to other genera. Others were not real Cineraria species at all. Take, for example, the Cineraria […]

21, Jul 2023
Cercestis Mirabilis and Other New Plants

I have already written about how “new” has lost all meaning in the context of indoor plants. Still, it is fascinating to take a look at the species marketed as “new”… so here are three types that have recently landed in the emails of sellers in my inbox. Cercestis mirabilis (photo above) is an African […]

21, Jul 2023
Ultimate Low Maintenance Home Appliance Marimo Moss Balls

Do you want a houseplant that doesn’t bother you if you water it too much, requires absolutely no maintenance and after six months it will look the same as it did on the day of purchase? Let me introduce you to your new favorite, the Marimo Moosball. I first met Marimo Moosballs in January when […]