The air can get quite dry next to a window. Give Fidel and Emma a mist every few days to keep their leaves fresh.
Fidel and Emma like water when the top two inches of soil feel dry. The others can dry out fully between drinks.
They’ll love getting light all day. Fidel may need moving in high summer, so harsh midday sun doesn’t scorch him.
Check your window for drafts. In winter, cold drafts can upset your plants so you may want to move them somewhere warmer.
Emma (Tradescantia, 10-20cm)
Fidel (Fiddle leaf fig, 30-40cm)
Xena (Pickle plant, 10-20cm)
Suri (Succulent, 10-20cm)
Spike (Cactus, 5-10cm)
Nursery pot sizes
Emma – 12cm
Fidel – 12cm
Xena – 12cm
Suri – 12cm
Spike – 5cm
Concrete (grey) – 13cm
Fractured (blue) – 13cm
Ceramic glaze (cream) – 6.5cm
About the windowsill set
Almost all plants absolutely love to be bathed in soft light all day. Sitting on a windowsill will give them plenty of sun to help them grow. All these plants are light lovers and generally pretty easy to look after. One thing to be aware of: If your window is south-facing, the sun may be very strong in the middle of the day in summer. If you notice any of your plants getting brown, dry marks you may want to move them to a less bright windowsill.
The set without pots includes:
Emma – Tradescantia nanouk’s tumbling purple leaves make her an easy way to add colour to a room. She grows fast, so let her stems dangle gently off the windowsill or give her a trim to keep a bushy shape.
Fidel – The fiddle leaf fig is one of the most popular houseplants due to its huge, fiddle-shaped leaves. Looked after well, this one can eventually grow into a handsome tree.
Xena – She’s commonly known as the pickle plant because of her cute little leaves that look like pickles. She very rarely needs watering. Only give her a drink when her leaves look a little deflated.
Suri – Suri is a succulent. The main thing to know about succulents is they’re incredibly easy to look after. They store lots of water in those fleshy leaves, so hardly ever need a drink.
Spike – This cactus couldn’t be more straightforward to look after. He’ll take as much sun as you can give him and only needs water when his soil is totally dry. He’s prickly, so keep him away from pets and children.
The set with pots also includes:
Concrete pots - Clean design and honest materials. That’s what these minimalist concrete pots are all about. When the design is this simple, the finish has to be perfect. They're exclusive to Patch.
Fractured pots - Layers of glaze give this luxurious pot its distinctive texture. This is a pot for your very best plants. They're exclusive to Patch.
Dipped pot - Warm colours and contrasting textures make these hand-finished pots real eye-catchers.