Are you ready for a cuteness overload of the plant persuasion? Then look no further than our adorable new range of tiny plants - Lil’ Pricks! These miniature-sized, cutie-pie baby plants are the perfect addition to any household. Baby plants have recently become all the rage, and not only because they’re downright delightful on the eye, but they are also ideal for anyone tight on space due to their teeny-weeny-ness!
Before you start to think that there must be some catch to long-living, space-saving plants, think again. These little bundles of joy have no more care requirements than their much larger, fully grown counterparts. That's right, no terrible twos, no tantrums, and no Teletubbies (that’s still running right?) for these babies - just plain sailing adorable plants for a fraction of the space requirements! Don’t get us wrong, these little cuties will grow out of their 6cm training pots into strapping young lads or lasses one day.
So, without further ado, now that you have been fully introduced to our fantastic baby houseplant range, let's take a look at our favourite Lil’ Pricks!
Our favourite Lil’ Pricks
Lil’ Chinese Evergreen
The first mini plant on our list is the epitome of pretty in pink. Although the Lil’ Chinese Evergreen is still just a bubba, it is far from shy. It struts its stuff in its striking pink, arrow-shaped leaves. The ideal spot for your Aglaonema Commutatum is somewhere that only occasionally gets sunlight as it is shade tolerant. Therefore, why not place this little one up on a shelf, out of direct sunlight. This will also keep it away from other little Pricklettes as it isn’t pet or child friendly.
Lil’ Asparagus Fern
This little cherub is the ideal baby plant for anyone who is looking to achieve a minimal interior design vibe. The piercing green, light, and feathery leaves of the Lil’ Asparagus Fern really are an eye-catcher. It could definitely be the missing statement piece you are looking for! However, as fantastic as this plant is to look at, it does come with a slight price. This plant could be considered a little bit of a diva and can be a bit picky when it comes to its care. As such, make sure you are prepared for a bit of trial and error with its watering and misting requirements.
Lil’ African Milk Tree
The unique-looking Lil’ African Milk Tree will most certainly be a talking point with visitors thanks to its upright stems and ridged leaves. Although be warned that hidden amongst their beautiful ridged leaves, there is also a family of thorns waiting for you. So make sure little Pricklettes cannot get their hands on it.
When it comes to caring for this beauty of a plant, you can rest easy knowing that this is one of the easiest baby plants out there. Which makes it ideal for anyone new to the world of horticulture. One thing that PRICKLE loves most about this baby plant is that when it is fully grown up, it can be up to 8 feet tall!
Lil’ Swiss Cheese
The next Lil’ Prick on our list is the baby Swiss Cheese Plant! This sun-loving baby plant has fantastically large, holey leaves that span out in all directions making it an interesting plant to admire. The admiration isn’t just one way with the Monstera Deliciosa though. When it's a baby, its leaves are actually heart-shaped! So you know your Lil’ Prick loves you just as much as you love them. However, it only has eyes for you as it doesn’t play well with pets or children!
Lil’ Venus Fly Trap
Last but not least, we have (arguably) one of the cooler baby plants on this list. Yep, that's right, a baby Venus Fly Trap! This fascinating little plant is perfect if you are looking to add something a bit more unusual with a bit of colour to your foliage collection! Even better, you can say goodbye to flies annoying you or your other plants as the Venus Fly Trap will be your home's own little fly bouncer. This hungry chappy is very happy lounging in the sun and chowing down on any winged fiends that come passing by. Although this plant isn’t exactly the friendliest to bugs, it is great around everyone else in the house - pets and children included.
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