Nige’s Top Indoor Plants

Story: Nige’s Top Indoor Plants
Episode: 1
Presenter: Nigel Ruck
Air Date: 15 August 2020

Nigel visits Ivy Alley Nursery in Sydney where he shares some of his favourite indoor plants with you.

  • Both Ficus Elastica Burgundy and Ficus Lyrata live up to their names. Ficus Elastic Burgundy has beautiful burgundy leaves, while the Ficus Lyrata, or the fiddle-leaf fig, has large dramatic leaves that resemble a fiddle.
  • One of the most common problems with indoor plants is overwatering. An easy way to test whether your plants need watering or not is to poke your finger into the soil. If it is really dry then you should water, but if it is moist then you should wait.
  • Dust can gather on the leaves of indoor plants so make sure to wipe the leaves down regularly with a wet cloth.
  • You can put your plants outside when it is raining to freshen them up.
  • Rhipsalis, or mistletoe cactus, looks fantastic in hanging baskets with their long stems and beautiful white flowers. These plants do not like direct sunlight so ensure they are kept away from windows to prevent them from burning.
  • Regular application of Seasol and a high-quality controlled-release fertiliser will keep your plants happy and healthy.