It's that the time of the year where all you hear about is fertiliser. When do I fertilise, how do I fertilise, which fertiliser do I use... as a new plant parent it can all be bit daunting. I'm here to tell you there is no one-fit solution or clear cut answer. This is how … Continue reading Let’s Fertilise!
It's Spring! And the plants are just everywhere! This has to be the best time of the year for a plant lover, because there is so much growth happening. It's the perfect time for a plant box! And here's what was in this month's box: The Plants Hello Monsteras! We decided to bring plant collecting … Continue reading Plant Club: September 2021
I love taking photographs of my plants. I do it on the daily. But I definitely had to start somewhere, and it wasn't something that came to me naturally. In 2016, at the very beginning of my Saffron's Garden days, I was quite awful at it. Looking back at the photos I can see that … Continue reading Photographing your plants
Humidity is the relative amount of water vapour that the air can hold at a given time. This is usually measured on a scale of 0% to 100%. 0% on the one side is very dry and 100% is very wet. Often plant blogs suggest around 60-80% humidity levels for your plants to thrive. But … Continue reading Humidity and Plants
The definition of scalping relating to commerce is “the activity of buying things, such as theatre tickets, at the usual price and then selling them when they are difficult to get at higher prices” Let’s start with the fact that this is illegal in the United States. Not only that, but no one likes the … Continue reading What is Scalping?
I love the smell of fires from chimneys in Winter, and this is exactly what August provides. You know what else August provides? An awesome Plant Club box! The Plants This year was the year I started dipping my toes into the world of Hoyas. So I thought it was only fitting that we have … Continue reading Plant Club: August 2021
Alocasia baginda, otherwise known as Alocasia Dragonscale are making the rounds in South Africa at the moment, and although they’re absolutely stunning to look at, you should try and equip yourself with as much knowledge as possible on how to properly care for this plant because they can be a bit tricky at times (I … Continue reading All about Alocasia Dragonscale
Peperomia argyreia- This beautiful plant gained its common name because of its look-alike watermelon foliage. It is native to the rainforests in northern South America and some of the countries you can find it in is Brazil, Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador. Known for its tropical climate and intense sunlight, you’ll find temperatures here remain between … Continue reading All about Watermelon Peperomia
Black Botanists Week was started in 2020 by a group of Black professionals in the Botany and plant science fields. It was ignited with the Central Park birdwatching incident in NY in 2020 that saw a Black birdwatcher being labelled as ‘threatening’ and having the cops called on him, for merely being Black and occupying … Continue reading Black Botanists Week 2021
I looked really hard for some amazing plants for this month. The idea was to get something colourful for the classic boxes and a rare plant for the collector’s box that I have in my collection that I thought would be something special for collectors. The Plants The classic box included a beautiful medium sized … Continue reading Plant Club: July 2021