Since the launch of our exclusive HFG x Pop & Scott pot range – Desert Dreams, you guys have been going crazy asking which lucky plants are sinking their roots into those Pop & Scott pots.
At Hunting for George, we give the people what they want. So, we’ve enlisted the help of one half of the Pop & Scott duo, Poppy, to put together a comprehensive list of all the leafy and prickly greens that she likes to pop in her pots (get it?). As well as tips on how to give your plant a bit of T.L.C.
First up is the Ficus Elastica (far left), he’s the kinda guy that likes to put you first. He’d prefer for you to sit back and relax with a cuppa, whilst he chills in the same spot under low light. All you gotta do is give him a drink once a month in Winter and twice in Summer, what more could a girl want?!
If you’re into tall, prickly things the Blue Poles (Cereus Hankeanus) and San Pedro Cacti (Echinopsis Pachanoi) are the plants for you. These guys love the outdoors and are sun-a-holics. So if you’re going to keep them inside make sure they’re still able to get their sun fix in a spot with loads of natural light.
Fun Fact: The San Pedro Cacti is more than just a pretty face, it’s also a medicinal plant that was used by ancient Andean tribes as a hallucinogenic, don’t get any ideas…
The Dracaena Marginata, or as Poppy calls it, ‘the long skinny palm looking thing’ is a little more needy than his pals. He likes to hang out in relatively bright light, and requests that he is allowed to dry between waterings as these plants are more susceptible to root rot, and no one likes soggy feet. Poppy recommends pairing this plant with the Ficus Elastica to give any home a bohemian 70’s vibe, duuuude.
Finally, if you want any space to radiate lush, tropical vibes, the Schefflera or Umbrella plant is the one you’ve been looking for. This fella is a medium light plant, which means it likes bright but indirect light, picky! What tends to happen with Schefflera plants is they get a lil bit floppy if they don’t get enough sun. So make sure you give them the light they need and they will not disappoint.