The helpful guide for keeping your house plants happy.

What is it? 

Our Green Sanctuary Plant Profile’s are a simple snapshot of the information you need to care for your plant.

The categories included are based on the most important aspects of plant care and some frequently asked questions. I've included a quick description of each category at the bottom of the page. 

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What does it all mean?

Read each box below for an explanation of each category in the Plant Profile. 


The scientific name for the plant. Usually made up of two parts, a generic (or genus) name and a specific name or epithet. 


A general name for the plant. One plant can have many common names as there is no international convention.


Where the plant originates, notes about the plants family, how it grows and suggested uses. 


Important information about the position and light the plant requires 


Tips on how much water the plant needs. 


How big the plant can get, height and width.


The kind of soil and drainage the plant needs.


What and when to fertilise your plants. (Yes, plants need food too!)


​Advice to keep your plant happy and any common pests or diseases.

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