How to grow houseplants fit for the Chelsea flower show

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The UK’s top gardening competition now has a houseplant category – but even beginners can nurture medal-worthy plants with a little expert advice There is a whole generation of people who know their Pilea peperomioides from theirMonstera deliciosa and the Royal Horticultural Society has its sights set on them. Thehouseplant trend among millennials, who nurture their succulents as if they were offspring, has made it through the rarefied gates of the Chelsea flower show. This year, there is a “house plant studios” category – rooms (posh sheds) created to look like a bathroom, living room or kitchen, for instance, and filled with houseplants. Judging criteria will include design, plant condition and overall impression. Here is how to get your plant babies Chelsea-ready (without even entering). Continue reading...
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