It’s one of the most common questions we get asked. Unfortunately we don’t do home visits but we do have some tips to help you decide on plants for almost any room in your house. 1) Living rooms are usually the biggest room in your home. This means it’s a great space to add some […]
As a company that specialises in houseplants one of the continual challenges is dealing with expectations… We live in a world dominated by social media. Everyone seems to be doing exciting things, living in ultra chic houses and growing perfect plants. Of course, these Instagram and Pinterest images are someones highlight reel, not their reality.
Are you going away and worried about your plants and how they’ll survive? Here are some quick tips to keep your plants in good health as you recharge your own batteries! 1) Have an update. Trim off any dead or dying leaves and pinch off buds or flowers as they are hungry for energy. This
CJ is one of the famous Kuzi KSPCA rescue dogs and she’s here to remind you about pet safe plants. Not all plants are toxic to pets, but quite a few of the most popular ones are when ingested and some plants that are non toxic to humans like Aloe vera can be harmful to
Every one of us at Kuzi was a new plant parent at one point in our lives. Some of us started early and studied horticulture at college, others only got their first plant a couple of years ago. Nevertheless, we all started somewhere. So, we went around the office and asked the things we wished
Plants make a house a home. But if you’ve never had a plant in your home where do you start? Here are our best tips for a new plant owner: 1) Start small. Larger plants can be trickier to look after and more difficult to move (and you might need to move it around to
We get asked which plants are best for beginners every day. Whilst we all have different lifestyles and light levels in our home there are some indoor plants that are the real heroes. We tend to suggest them time and time again because they really are that good! Do you have any of them already?
When we get dressed every morning we usually reach for something that is going to make us comfortable for the conditions around us. It’s the same for plants. What they ‘wear’ can influence how happy they are. Did you know that terracotta is porous so is great if you know you are bit heavy handed
Three reasons not to buy a fake plant. 1) It’s plastic. 2) It’s contributing nothing to the ecosystem in your home or the wider environment. 3) It’s been mass made in far flung factory. Three reasons to buy a real plant 1) You’ll be gifted with the challenge and opportunity to learn how wonderful nature
Like all of us, 2020 was a tough year. Nothing prepares you for a global pandemic and many of our plans as a business were put on hold or changed overnight. Luckily we found that with a bit of restructuring we were able to grow our retail offering online and keep Nairobi supplied with houseplants
If you kill plants on the regular, let me ask you this…How often do you talk to your plants? Because the more time you spend around your plants – and lets be honest, that’s a whole lot more than usual this year, the better you will be at looking after them. Learn to visually
Great news for the environment! Back in June Uhuru Kenyatta announced that commencing June 5th 2020 all single use plastics will be banned at national parks, beaches, forests and conservation areas in Kenya! Soon no more disposable plates, cutlery or plastic bottles will be allowed to be taken to these destinations. The sight of plastic
When I visited my family in Australia earlier this year it was all the opportunity I needed to book a stopover in Singapore to break up the journey! Seeing Gardens by the Bay and the famous Singapore Botanic Gardens were top of my list. If you have any interest in plants whatsoever you will not
I remember when I used to work at a plant nursery people would say they were jealous that I had such relaxing job where I got to be outside. They were half right…I did get to be outside more! Before that, when I lived in London, I found running helped to not just to feel
I am a total plant addict. If I go out plant shopping I always know I’ll come back with something. My house is filled with cuttings and seeds picked up on my walks. Even when I go on holiday I spend half my time in supermarkets, nurseries or small boutiques checking out the plants. I may
One of my favourite destinations in the world is Marrakech. To truly experience Marrakech you need to stay in one of the many riads rather than a globohotel. Most riads are independently run and many are beautifully furnished with lush courtyards and plunge pools. My favourite, visited many times over the past decade, is Riad
I love buying plants from roadside sellers. There’s some great stuff out there if you know what to look for! But it can also be super stressful – where to park, haggling prices, selecting the best plant…ugh! And that’s not even taking into account getting a new plant home and having to pot it up.