Housebuilder teams up with plant expert to help inspire green fingered residents

Andrew Forbes

A housebuilder is helping homeowners and tenants bring the outdoors inside after teaming up with an Edinburgh-based plant expert.

To mark International Houseplant Appreciation Day on January 10th, CALA Homes (East) has partnered with Andrew Forbes of GREEN.MEADOWS Edinburgh, to create a series of videos and blogs covering topics including how to match plants to your home’s décor, the best plants for beginners, and the best balcony plants for microclimates.

Andrew said, “Houseplants have really boomed throughout the pandemic and can be an amazing way to upgrade your spaces. However, lots of people don’t really know where to begin, or how to take their greenery to the next level.

“One of my favourite things about my job is helping people find the right plants for them, and I am hoping the range of resources we’ve pulled together will help a wide variety of people plant style their homes and care for their plants in a way that will help them thrive. Part of the project is a short video series where I was lucky enough to take a visit down to a state-of-the-art CALA show apartment at Waterfront Plaza in Leith, to style it with my own selection of plants. It was wonderful to see how they really transformed the space.

“I’m hoping this new guide will provide some inspiration and help homeowners get their interior and balcony spaces blooming.”

CALA revealed that the guide includes easy to keep plants such as the Zamioculcas zamiifolia Raven (ZZ plant) and Monstera Deliciosa with tips on how to avoid overwatering and the best places to keep plants based on light and humidity.