Growing Instructions

Tell us what YOU need to grow into the awesome beautiful confident mama you can be, in the style of some excellent plant care guidance...

Inspired by our Five A Day ecourse, we're spending some precious mama me-time thinking about the conditions we need to bloom as mamas. Do you know what you need?

Do you need lots of sunshine, or quiet shade? Do you like to be close to other plants or alone? Do you thrive on being repotted often or do you need to stretch out your roots? What nutrients and liquids help you to keep you going?  What kinds of bugs and slugs risk interrupting your growth and how best can they be removed? And of course, what's your latin name...?

Click on 'join in' to tell us what you need to grow below. Even better - make your very own instructions to stick in a plant pot to remind you, and take a photo to share here too.

And if you'd like some help to grow, try one of our retreats, e-courses or one to one mama coaching programmes!

Origin: Zumba cancellation


PLANT IN the company of other brave women who love dancing and supporting each other.

MAY ATTRACT THE FOLLOWING BUGS AND SLUGS: Fear, body image crises, especially in leotards

BUGS AND SLUGS CAN BEST BE REMOVED WITH: alcohol, kind words and courage.

NOURISH REGULARLY WITH: applause, whoops, lots of exercise, costume-making, laughter and DANCE!!

Origin: Cornwall, UK

Max Growth: 5 foot 2 inches


Plant near sea, in rich reddy-brown earth infused with coffee and red wine.

Ensure that the Pippa Plant is well settled, with lots of space for roots to grow. Splendificosa grows well near others, with indirect but regular sunshine.

Water frequently, as this plant tends to over-exert itself with sudden growth attempts and as a result needs regular periods of hibernation.

Will produce flowers with encouragement and regular use of mild organic Guilt and Self-Criticism Removal Agents - pay special attention to Body Issue Bugs and Bad Working Mummy Slugs, who are especially keen to nibble any new Mama Splendificosa sprouts.

With tender care and nurturing, (and possibly garden singing of songs from Grease, the Musical), the Mama Splendificosa will produce spectacular colourful peachy fruit that will delight and feed many.