Bringing life to the living room

Bring your gardening passion to the living room with cosy foliage to add warmth and life to your space. Enjoy good conversation and bottomless cups of tea in good, green company. 

 

 

Livingroom
Living room

Plant these fabulous Ficus varieties, ideal for indoor gardening: 

  • Fiddle Leaf (Ficus lyrata): With large violin-shaped leaves, this plant makes a dramatic statement. Place in bright, indirect light with rich compost. 
  • Elastic Plant (Ficus elastica): An attractive ornamental plant that purifies the air and is easy to care for. Place in a well-lit corner of your living room. 
  • Rubber Plant Black Prince: Making a bold entrance, this eye-catching Ficus is trendy and stylish with striking green-black foliage, suited for a well-lit area.  
  • Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina): The ideal tree for indoor landscaping with elegant branches and glossy leaves. This plant tolerates limited light.

 

Elastic plant
Rubber plant
Weeping fig

Try this: Add your personal style to pot plants by decorating your containers. Try mosaic tiles, crocheted pot covers, textured lace ribbons, or spiralled twine. 

 

Top tips for a healthy Ficus: Ficus plants like consistent but moderate watering with less frequent watering during winter. Regularly check the leaves of your Ficus for pests such as mites and aphids. Visit your local nursery for eco-friendly pest solutions, potting soil, and plant food. 

 

How to perfect the art of indoor gardening 101 Indoor Gardening

Indoor plants promote good mental health, super Zen vibes, texture, air purification, and something beautiful to appreciate as you go about your day. Life is a Garden, indoors too, and there’s a plant just waiting to bring that side table, desk, and bookshelf to life. Good old potting soil, fertiliser, and a watering routine makes all the difference in maintaining an indoor haven.

 

Checkout these 5 top tips to perfect the art of indoor gardening:
  1. Choose the right plant and place: Start off with an easy plant from our BF (beginner-friendly) suggestions below. Checkout your space and see where’s the gap to be filled. Choose a plant that likes the light conditions of your chosen area.
  2. Choose the right pot: Choose a suitable sized pot with good drainage holes and don’t forget the saucer that catches excess water (we’ve all been there, #rookieerror).
  3. Get good potting soil: A bag of delicious potting soil goes a long way! Visit your GCA Garden Centre and grab a bag to get you going. Add a couple of small stones to your pot before adding potting soil to help with drainage and root rot prevention.
  4. Get to know your new friend: Understand the light, watering, and soil requirements of your plant. Observe how plants react in the space and change their position if needed. Poke your finger into the pot and feel the soil, this will tell you if your plant is ready to be watered. Alternatively, you can also purchase a moisture meter from your nearest GCA Garden Centre.
  5. Feed your new friend: Generally speaking, every 6 weeks is a good time to feed. The new plant baby depends on you now to maintain the nutrient integrity inside the pot. Your GCA Garden Centre guy can advise you on the best soil and fertiliser for your plant.