xl ficus elastic rubber plant in grey pot on plant stand next to bureau

The Resplendent Rubber Plant: all you need to know about the Ficus Elastica

Ficus Elastica, otherwise known as the Rubber Plant, is a plant species in the fig genus and is native to South Asia. Ficus Elastica is part of the same family as Ficus Lyrata and Ficus Benjamina. They are more commonly known as the Fiddle-Leaf Fig and Weeping Fig, which we also feature in our Big…

Ficus Benjamina in dark grey pot on shelf next to Calathea in dark grey pot

The Wonderful Weeping Fig

Most commonly known as the Weeping Fig, Ficus Benjamina is a species found in the Moraceae genus that we stock here at TLB in our Big House Plant Range. The Moraceae is a family of large flowering plants. The Weeping Fig is one of three members of the Moraceae along with the Rubber plant and…

Large Fiddle Leaf Fig in Ceramic pot

The legendary Fiddle-Leaf Fig

More commonly known as Fiddle-Leaf Fig, Ficus Lyrata is without a doubt one of the most popular houseplants in the world. The hashtag #fiddleleaffig boasts just under 200,000 posts on Instagram. Similar and fun-filled alternatives such as #fiddleleaffriday and #fiddleleaflove are also highly popular. Here at TLB, it’s one of our absolute favourites. That is…

A brief guide to succulents

Modern history While succulents can apparently be traced back to the Ancient Egyptians, we wanted to take a look at how and when they started to become more popular in recent times. Apparently, a drought in California in 2011 was a key turning point. People had to fill their gardens with plants that were low…

fern, sansevieria and other plants on kitchen windowsill

Best house plants: how to bring the outside inside

The temperature’s hotting up and it’s starting to feel like Spring! However, it’s not quite warm enough yet to don our sunhats, grab a book and spend afternoons lazing in the garden. There are probably still a couple of months to go until we get there! So, with that in mind, we wanted to show…

Spiky Sansevieria in grey pot and a sansevieria punk in small black and gold pot

A guide to owning and caring for Sansevieria

Sansevierias are one of our all-time favourite plants at The Little Botanical, they are super stylish and they have some incredible features! We have some fun facts about Sanseviereia we’d like to tell you about. Here is our short guide to help you find out just how fab these easy to care for plants are.…

Our guide to house plants that are safe for pets

We get asked the question  “Which plants are safe for my pets?”  a lot by you guys so thought we’d write a little blog to keep you all updated! Did you know we are a nation of animal lovers? A huge 49% of us own a pet.  It’s certainly clear to us that you adore your…

GUIDE: Which plant where?

Obviously, as a team of plant lovers, we would say, “Just choose them all!” Why not create an indoor jungle and fill every room with plants?  But if you are after guidance on which plant suits which space then this is a handy guide for you.  At The Little Botanical, we are here to help…