All about the Calathea: aka Prayer Plant

We thought it was about time we wrote about one of our all-time favourite houseplants, the gorgeous Calathea. It is a pet-friendly, air-purifying plant that moves around during the day and night, showing off its beautiful leaves.

The Beautiful Bird of Paradise | Strelitzia

The Strelitzia Nicolai, also known as the Bird of Paradise or the Wild Banana Plant, is without a doubt one of our absolute favourites here at The Little Botanical. This striking plant with its huge green leaves is simply fabulous. It truly is a must-have member of our big house plant collection. We’re so excited…

The Astounding Areca Palm

The Areca palm is a stunning indoor house plant commonly used to brighten any interior. It’s especially good at making a big impact. This plant gives off that tropical feeling you normally only get from holidays, as its leaves resemble palm trees. As you can imagine, this makes the Areca Palm very popular amongst plant-lovers…

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. It also goes by the Rubber ficus, Rubber fig and Rubber tree. Ficus Elastica is part of the same family as Ficus Lyrata and Ficus Benjamina. They are more commonly known as the…

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. It’s also known as Benjamin Tree, Java Fig, Small-leaved Rubber Plant, Ficus Tree and Tropic Laurel. If you want one to fill even more of your…

Large Fiddle Leaf Fig in Ceramic pot

The legendary Fiddle-Leaf Fig

Most commonly known as Fiddle-Leaf Fig, Ficus Lyrata or Banjo Fig 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…

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…