Episode 38: Perrone's kitchen houseplant tour

On the shelf: Pepromia bolybotrya 'Raindrop',  Pilea peperomioides  and a Cornishware mug. 

On the shelf: Pepromia bolybotrya 'Raindrop', Pilea peperomioides and a Cornishware mug. 

I blabber on about houseplants every week on On The Ledge, but I thought it was about time I gave you a room-by-room account of the houseplants I own. I am starting this week with the kitchen, where I have more than 25 plants on the go at the moment.

Here's a list of all the plants in my kitchen, along with some useful links...

On the ledge: orchids dominate the kitchen windowsill.

On the ledge: orchids dominate the kitchen windowsill.

Pellionia repens  (left) and  Scindapsus pictus  'Argyraeus' in a double pot. They seem to like the steam coming from the hob.

Pellionia repens (left) and Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus' in a double pot. They seem to like the steam coming from the hob.

The oft-mislabelled  Pilea libanensis .

The oft-mislabelled Pilea libanensis.

A mystery air plant on 'the great wall of china'... can anyone help?

A mystery air plant on 'the great wall of china'... can anyone help?

Question of the week

Queries about fiddle leaf figs (Ficus lyrata) are always present in my Q&A 'postbag', so I tackle two this week: one from a listener dealing with a fig that's suffering from being planted in too big a pot, and another whose leaves have brown spots on them. There's a good article on gardenista.com about one houseplant lover's struggles to keep a fiddle leaf fig happy, here.

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News on the newsletter...

My newsletter for February has now gone gone out to subscribers, and it's packed full of useful info for plant parents, including my 'lust list' of plants you are going to be crushing hard on, four incredible plant lover Instagrammers to follow, and links to some excellent resources for the #OTL sowalong.  Not signed up yet? You can get your email on the list for the March edition here.

On The Ledge live show and houseplant chats 

I am going to be at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show on the afternoon of July 4 giving talks on houseplants in the roses theatre - do join me if you can. And on the evening of Friday October 26 I'll be bringing a live show of On The Ledge to the RHS London Urban Garden show, with special guests including Alys Fowler and all kinds of leafy fun! Put those dates in your diary NOW!

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Credits

This week's show featured Roll Jordan Roll by the Joy Drops, and An Instrument the Boy Called Happy Day Gokarna, and Oh Mallory by Josh Woodward, all licensed under Creative Commons.