Just like fruit & veg, plants come in all shapes and sizes. Some might not come top of a beauty contest, but they'll still put a smile on your face for years to come. Our Perfectly Imperfect Plants are exactly that. They might be a strange shape or have the odd mark, but they're still beautiful. No matter which way these plants grow, or the marks they show, they're still as healthy as every other plant we sell.
What are my imperfections?
- I was damaged in transit
- I'm not as full as my sisters
- Some of my leaves have marks on them
- As I'm not 'perfect', I can't be returned, and I'm not covered by a guarantee
Cara, an Aglaonema Crete, or Chinese Evergreen, was brought to the UK in the late 1800s, and became popular because of her low-maintenance properties. The name Aglaonema comes from the Greek word for bright, ‘Aglos’, and thread, ‘nema’, due to her variegated leaves.
Native to South East Asia, Cara is most commonly found basking in the dappled light under large tropical trees.
Perfectly Imperfect, Aglaonema Crete
Cara prefers bright indirect light to partial shade, without prolonged exposure to direct sun - a touch of morning sunlight however would be welcomed.
If you’re not sure what level of light you have, check the shadows cast by your plant:
- Minimal shadow = lower light
- Half shadow = indirect light
- Full shadow = direct sun