How to care for your Hawaiian Palm

                         

 

The fabulous Hawaiian Palm is a beautiful sight in any indoor room and makes a great focal point. It's really rare in the wild and creates a special tropical ambience with its magnificent green leaves and exotic appearance.

The plant also produces exquisite long yellow flowers in October - making it a lovely addition to your home long into autumn - with the flowers increasing in beauty as the plant grows older.

August subscribers, please be aware our supplier has been overwhelmed by demand, and that they aren’t able to get us any more in the next 2 weeks. Therefore we will be delivering the Neoregelia that we believe you will adore just as much.

 

Native habitat

The Hawaiian Palm, as the common name suggests, has grown on the exotic island of Hawaii for millions of years!

Light and position in the home

Hawaiian Palm likes constant bright, indirect light, away from draughts or heat sources like radiators. This plant does best in indirect light, so we wouldn’t advise sitting it on a south-facing windowsill. In winter it will thank you for a little more light, so you can move it to a brighter position then.

Flowers and foliage

Hawaiian Palm's thick stem is crowned with a topknot of glossy leaves, that is studded with sweetly scented, creamy yellow flowers. Remove the lower leaves as they turn yellow, and repot every year in late summer.

Watering

Take care not to overwater; once a week is fine, and check the soil is dry before watering and if the soil is still moist, you could even skip a week. Hawaiian Palm is a succulent and therefore needs very little water - too much could kill it.

Temperature

Keep the room temperature above 15℃ throughout the year!

Did you know?

A certain species of moth is thought to be the only creature capable of pollinating the flowers of this plant. As a result of the arrival of humans on Hawaii, this moth is now extinct and the Hawaiian Palm is now one of the rarest plants on the planet. There are currently only about seven of them growing in the wild.

This plant is toxic to pets.


Homegrown lettuce that lasts all year round

                                 

We’ve included everything you need to grow lettuce on your very own windowsill. In your Windowsill Lettuce Kit, you will find a baby Lettuce plug plant, peat-free compost and cardboard planter.

Lettuce can be grown indoors at all times of the year. This means you can grow a constant supply for summer salads, or to add a layer to a sandwich for a winter lunch. Lettuces are very easy to grow, and are even cheaper than buying from your local supermarket! Growing indoors will also help prevent any pests such as slugs or snails from getting to your crop.