Native to Brazil, Freddie is a tropical plant that comes alive with daylight, opening its leaves and soaking up the sunlight, before closing up again at night. It has long, narrow leaves and dark-green veins, which really make it stand out from the crowd.
Calathea plants are said to symbolise new beginnings, which relates nicely to fact that the plant closes its' leaves during night, and opens again afresh in the morning. Clever things!
Although these plants are a little more demanding when it comes to care, they will show you when they are unhappy. For example, yellow leaves are a sign of over-watering, whilst brown leaf tips are the result of dry air upsetting your plant.
How to Keep me Happy
Light: I like bright, indirect light
Water: Water me when my top 2 inches of soil feel dry to the touch
Expert Level: I'm ideal for those who know their plants
Sizing: W12cm x H30-40cm
Air-Purifying: I remove the nasties lurking in your room
Pet-Friendly: I'm safe around your furry friends and little people
Latin Name: Calathea Concinna Freddie
Decorative pot not included.
Over time, many plants have evolved to help them survive in the wild and avoid being eaten - clever right? This means if you're a pet parent, you'll have to be careful which plants you pick. If your furry friend is prone to nibbling, choose one of our pet friendly plants.
Over the past 5 years we've really perfected our craft. We've developed time-tested sustainable packaging and packing tricks that ensure your plant will be delivered through the post in perfect condition.
We won a Silver Gilt medal for our debut exhibit at this years' Chelsea Flower Show's Houseplant Studios. Our concept 'The Plant School' featured an incredible 350 houseplants, including many of the plants you've come to know and love through our website. You can learn more about our concept over on our blog.
We're a dedicated team of plant-obsessed experts based at our nursery, tucked away in the Essex countryside. Each member of our team is as caring & knowledgeable as the next. Our days are devoted to nurturing plants (we've even been known to play music to them!) and carefully packing your orders.
Nothing makes us happier than making you happy (cheesy, but it’s true) which is why we do everything we can to provide a positive plant experience from start to finish. Your plant should arrive fresh and healthy - if for any reason it doesn’t, we’ll replace it for free within 30 days!
It's in our nature to care about our planet, which is why we're doing everything in our power to look after it's future. We're on a journey to become a more sustainable business and we're proud to currently send our plants in 100% sustainable packaging.