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…

How to create your own urban jungle with our large houseplant range

You may know that at The Little Botanical you can find the perfect little succulent, or an adorable house plant that sits perfectly on a coffee table but did you know we have now launched a Big Botanical range! These green beauties are amazing and we are super excited to show to you all this…

A Little Green Christmas. The countdown to Christmas is here…

Every year there is a bit of a debate about when we can put the tree up, get the Christmas playlist going or start wearing our fabulous Christmas jumpers! Okay, some of us are all in and gung-ho by the end of November and some of us wait until we are well into December to…

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…