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If you've had a chance to visit our Muskogee location, you may have noticed we're pretty obsessed with plants. We do our very best to fill our shop with a curated collection of rare and unique house plants. 

 

When we opened our first location we started with around only 25 plants. Within a few months our love of plants quickly took over our small 500 square foot space and we managed to find room for over a hundred plants. Now that we've moved to our new location we have so much more room for plants, and that's exactly how we like it!

We believe that having flowers and plants in your space brightens your mood, reduces anxiety, and increases your overall well being. Now, more than ever, we are honored to be able to provide you with beautiful plants for your space. 

Our team is available to help you find the perfect plant for your home, office, or for your loved one. We love helping you with plant care tips and tricks you need to keep your plants thriving. Whether you are a new plant parent or you've been blessed with a green thumb, we are here to help you become knowledgeable and happy plant owners. 

PLANT CARE GUIDE

AGLAONEMA


Aglaonemas are often vibrant and colorful, with strikingly patterned leaves. Because they’re so easy-going, Aglaonemas are perfectly suited for a modern living room or office, dim bedroom, or cozy study. Because of their tolerance for both moist and dry conditions, and the fact that they will thrive with low light, they are a perfect choice for less-than-ideal light conditions or forgetful plant owners. Aglaonemas grow in low, medium, or bright indirect light. The plant often shows the best color or variegation in medium to bright indirect light indoors, but will tolerate, and event thrive in, low light areas. Water once a week or when the top 50% of the soil is dry. In summer, mist the plant often to raise the humidity. During the winter, reduce watering but do not let the plant dry out completely. These plants do not like cold drafts or temperatures below 65°F. For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer once a month during the spring and summer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Moderately toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting. A common problem with Aglaonema is called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. This can be caused by a variety of issues like overwatering, too much fertilizer, etc. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, and fluoride. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chlorine and fluoride.




AIR PLANTS (TILLANDSIAS)


Air Plants, or Tillandsias, are a group of plants that don’t need soil to grow. In nature, you can find them growing attached to trees, rocks, or other surfaces. They absorb water and nutrients through their leaves. There are many species of Air Plants that exist in different colors, shapes and sizes. While specific light requirements can vary between Tillandsia species, most Air Plants will do best in very bright but indirect light. Too much direct light can burn your Air Plants, while low light is also detrimental to the health of your Air Plants in the long term. Every 1-2 weeks, fill a sink or tub with lukewarm water and soak your Air Plant for 15 minutes - 1 hour, depending on the size of your Air Plant. After soaking, lay them upside down on a towel until they are completely dry, this will usually take 1-4 hours. This is very important to dry them before putting them back as it prevents rot and mold from occurring. After drying, they can be put back into their home. They would love to be misted in between soakings. During the winter, they will need soakings less frequently and during warm and sunny times, they will need more frequent soakings. You'll begin to notice that after watering, your plant's leaves will feel supple and full of water. If your plant is lighter in color and stiff, your plant needs water. Wrinkled, brittle, or rolled leaves are signs of dehydration. Air Plants prefer a humid environment. Adding a humidifier to their environment will help, or lightly misting them in between waterings will benefit them. Air Plants will do best in temperatures between 60-80°F. During spring and summer, use Air Plant foliar spray or soak in Air Plant water-dissolvable fertilizer while soak-watering. Use 1-2 times a month. Air Plants are considered to be non-toxic. If your Air Plant is given correct care, it will eventually bloom. After it blooms, feel free to cut it off. After some time, you will also see new pups forming off the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off. You can separate the pups or leave them as is.




ALOCASIA


Alocasia plants make a statement with their bold, arrow-head shaped leaves and tall stems. Some Alocasia plants can grow to be 8-10 feet tall! An Alocasia is also called an Elephant Ear plant or African Mask plant because of their very large, glossy, heart-shaped leaves with wavy edges. Your Alocasia will thrive in bright indirect light. Never allow your plant to stand in the direct sunlight—the leaves will burn. Water once a week or when the top 25% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Alocasia prefers a humid environment. Mist often. Your Alocasia enjoys the warmth, preferably between 65-85°F, so maintain indoor temperatures above 60°F. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes. Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Alocasias are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting. Your Alocasia will go through a dormant period when light levels and temperatures are reduced in the winter months. During dormancy, keep your Alocasia in a warmer spot in your home and reduce the watering but do not allow it to completely dry out. You will see it perk up again in the spring.




ALOE VERA


Known to be an incredibly easy-going succulent family, an Aloe makes a great indoor plant that can also help to purify the air. Because they are succulents, they require very little water and maintenance. Your Aloe plant will be happiest on a sunny window ledge. Your aloe plant prefers bright indirect light to full sun. Insufficient light will cause the leaves to droop downwards. Water your aloe only when the soil is completely dry. Water plants deeply, but infrequently. Do not let your plant sit in water. This plant does not require any extra humidity and can handle dry air. This plant will do just fine in normal room temperatures, between 65-85°F. When growing Aloe Vera plants, plant them in a cactus potting soil mix or a regular potting soil that has been amended with additional perlite or building sand. Also, make sure that the pot has plenty of drainage holes. The Aloe Vera does not need to be fertilized. However, if you wish to add some use a balanced liquid houseplant food only once a year in the spring. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Aloe Vera can be moderately toxic causing mouth irritation and stomach indigestion to humans and pets. The Aloe Vera can also provide your family with a plant that can help treat minor burns and rashes. While the gel found in the leaves of an Aloe Vera is safe for your child’s skin, the “latex” (a thin layer of yellow juice found just below the outer skin of the Aloe Vera plant’s leaves) can cause indigestion and irritation if ingested.




ANTHURIUM


The “flowers” of the Anthurium are some of the longest lasting on earth, which means that dazzling color will last in your home for months. The Anthurium symbolizes hospitality with its open heart-shaped flower and inspires happiness and abundance. Anthurium plants can tolerate all levels of indirect light, but Anthuriums growing in low light will have fewer flowers and will grow slower. Your Anthurium prefers bright indirect light. Direct sun may burn the leaves. The more light the plant receives, the more blooms your plant will produce. Water your plant every one to two weeks, or when the top 50-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. If you are growing this plant as a houseplant, half and half mix of potting soil and orchid soil will provide the kind of soil Anthuriums prefer. The plant is susceptible to root rot, so too much water can cause the roots to die. If you allow the plant to become too dry in a pot, it will slow down its growth and the root ball will be difficult to re-wet. If the root ball becomes too dry in the pot, soak the pot the Anthurium plant is in for an hour to rehydrate it. Your Anthurium prefers temperatures between 65-80°F during the day and no cooler than 60°F at night. Avoid placing your plants near heating and air conditioning vents and fans. Your Anthurium loves a humid environment, so feel free to mist every day. Use a pebble tray or a humidifier during the winter months when the air tends to be much drier. Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Anthuriums are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and skin irritation, stomach pain and irritation with possible vomiting. Quickly remove fading or dying flowers as soon as they appear. This helps the plant focus its energy on new growth. Give your Anthurium a six-week rest during the winter. Lower temperatures, less light, and drier soil during this time help an Anthurium produce more flowers in the spring and summer.




AUDREY RUBBER PLANT (FICUS)


Your Ficus prefers bright indirect light. Direct sun may burn the leaves and cause them to drop. Water your Audrey Ficus when the top 50-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Audrey Ficus will thrive in average household humidity but will appreciate a boost in humidity from time to time. Regular misting, using a pebble tray, or placing a humidifier nearby are great ways to increase humidity for your Ficus. Your Audrey Ficus enjoys average room temperatures of 60-80°F. Avoid temperatures below 55°F, sudden temperature drops, or cold drafts. For best results, feed your Ficus once a month from spring through summer with a general houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Ficus leaves are mildly toxic to humans and pets. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting. Ficus plants are sensitive to being moved. If you must move your plant around, do so gradually. Any sudden changes can cause leaves to drop. When pruning your plant, be careful of the milky latex substance that may leak out where cuts have occurred—this is a mildly toxic irritant. If you get the sap on your hands or skin, wash with warm water and soap immediately.




AUTUMN FERN


Your Autumn Fern prefers bright, indirect light, but can survive in the direct sun if it’s watered on a regular basis and the soil remains moist. Water when the top 25% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your fern requires an environment with higher humidity, making it the perfect bathroom or kitchen plant. Throughout the dryer times of the year, use a pebble tray, a humidifier, or frequent misting to help boost humidity. This beautiful fern does not like to be cold, so it’s best to keep the temperature between 65-80°F. If the temperature falls below 60°F, it will stop growing. For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer at half strength once every three months. Make sure the soil is moist. Never feed a fern when the soil is dry, it will burn the fronds. Autumn Ferns are non-poisonous to humans and pets. Regularly remove any dead fronds from the plant to encourage healthy, rich, and green growth. Make sure your Autumn Fern is not in a drafty area in your home or office.




ARALIA


Popular houseplants for more than a century, Aralia plants are known for their graceful, long, serrated leaves. They will flourish near a sunny window with bright to moderate indirect light. Your Aralia will do best in bright indirect light but will also tolerate low to medium light conditions. Water when the top 50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Aralia will love a boost in humidity from time to time but will tolerate average household humidity. If the air gets too dry in the winter, your plant may start to drop leaves. Increase humidity by misting your plant, placing a humidifier nearby, or using a pebble tray. Another way to increase relative humidity is to group several humidity-loving plants together in a small area, creating a micro-climate. Average indoor temperatures are great for your Aralia–between 60-80°F. If exposed to temperatures below 60°F, it will quickly start dropping leaves. Keep your Aralia away from cold drafts and windows during the winter for the best results. Feed once every other month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Aralias are mildly toxic to humans and pets. Ingestion can lead to gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Aralia plants are sensitive to being moved too often–if you have to move it around in your home, do so gradually. Any sudden changes can shock it and cause leaves to drop.




ARROWHEAD PLANT (NEPTHYTIS OR SYNGONIUM)


Native to Central and South America and known for their unique arrow-like leaf shape, Arrowhead Plants are easy to grow and do well in low to medium light. Your Arrowhead Plant prefers bright indirect light but can adapt to low light. Direct sun may burn the leaves. Water when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Arrowhead Plant prefers temperatures between 65-80°F during the day and above 60°F at night. Your Arrowhead Plant will do well in higher humidity environments especially during the winter. Mist the plant daily or place its container on a tray filled with pebbles and water to increase the humidity. Feed once a month during the spring, summer, and fall with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Your Arrowhead Plant is toxic to humans, dogs, and cats. Can cause mild stomach and mouth irritation. If you want to keep your plant compact and bushy, pinch the new growth on a regular basis. Wear gloves when pinching as the plant’s sap can cause skin irritation.




BEGONIA


Begonias are fun and lively plants that will add a splash of color and intrigue to your space with their intricate leaves. Native to Brazil, these plants are easy-going and enjoy bright indirect light, warm temperatures, and moisture. Your Begonia will do the best bright indirect light. It will tolerate medium light but watch to make sure your plant does not become leggy and stretch for the sun. However, do not place in full sun, as the leaves can burn and dry out. Water when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Begonia will do well in average room temperatures between 60-80°F.




BIRD OF PARADISE


The Bird of Paradise is considered the queen of the indoor plant world. This large, upright plant adds a rich, tropical flair to your space as its glossy, banana-shaped leaves fan out. It is relatively hardy and adapts to a wide spectrum of light conditions from direct sun to low, indirect light, but will flourish in a sunny spot. Your Bird of Paradise prefers bright direct light. It can adapt to medium light, but growth may slow. Water your Bird of Paradise when the top 50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Bird of Paradise appreciates the occasional misting, which also helps remove the dust from its glossy dark leaves. Your Bird of Paradise prefers average indoor temperatures of 65-80°F. Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Mildly toxic to humans and pets. Ingestion may cause mouth and stomach irritation. If your plant’s leaves begin to turn brown along the edges, it may be caused by chemicals in your tap water. Use filtered water or leave tap water in an open container overnight before watering to allow some of the chemicals to evaporate.




BIRD'S NEST FERN


Your Bird’s Nest Fern will do best in medium to low light. The more light it receives, the more the leaves will crinkle and the less light, the flatter the leaves will be. Keep in mind, too much light or extended periods of direct sunlight will cause the fronds on the fern to get a pale bleached color. Water when the top 25% of the soil is dry. When watering, water only the soil – not the leaves. Water accumulating in the crown of your plant could lead to bacterial growth and potential leaf rot. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. This plant likes a humid environment, like a bathroom or kitchen. Mist often. This fern will enjoy a warm area, preferably between 68-80°F, so maintain indoor temperatures above 60°F. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes. Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Bird’s Nest Ferns are non-poisonous plants and safe for humans, dogs and cats. Regularly remove any dead fronds from the plant to encourage healthy new growth. Cut stems at the soil line with clean, sharp shears.




BLUE STAR FERN


Your Blue Star Fern prefers bright indirect light but will adapt to lower lighting conditions. It will not tolerate direct sunlight, as the foliage will burn. Water when the top 25% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. This fern can tolerate drying out a little, but never all the way. Your Blue Star Fern will do just fine in average household humidity but will appreciate a boost in humidity through regular misting or adding a humidifier nearby. Your bathroom and kitchen are great spots to keep your Blue Star Fern, as these areas are most humid. For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength once a month during the spring and summer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Your Blue Star Fern will thrive in average room temperatures between 65-80°F. Your Blue Star Fern is non-toxic and pet-friendly. Regularly remove any dead fronds from your plant to encourage healthy, rich, and green growth. Cut stems at the soil line with clean, sharp shears.




BROMELIAD


Bromeliads are dazzling, tropical houseplants that can brighten up your home. These conversation starters are sure to catch the attention of your guests due to their unique shape and spiky foliage! Your Bromeliad prefers medium to bright indirect light. Insufficient light will cause growth to slow. Bromeliads are unique in that you water the center of the plant instead of the soil. Keep the center of the plant filled with water at all times – up to halfway. Every few weeks, empty any water, rinse, and fill with fresh water. This helps prevent salt and mineral buildup. Only water the soil around once every month. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Bromeliad appreciates a humid environment. Mist often or use a pebble tray or humidifier. Your Bromeliad prefers average indoor temperatures of 60-80°F. Bromeliads are similar to Air Plants in that they take in nutrients through their foliage. Use a foliar fertilizer spray on your Bromeliad 1-2 times a month during spring and summer. You can use a foliar spray made for Orchids or Air Plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Bromeliads are not known to be toxic to pets and humans, however, it may cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals. If your plant is in ideal conditions, it should begin growing pups off the side of the mother plant. Eventually, the mother plant will die off and be replaced by these pups. This is a natural part of your Bromeliad’s life cycle and is no cause for alarm. These pups can either be cut off the mother plant and planted in a different pot, or they can stay in the same pot and you can cut the mother plant out of the pot.




BUTTON FERN


Your Button Fern will thrive in low to bright indirect light. Take care to avoid direct sun exposure, as it will scorch the foliage. Water when the top 25% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Button Fern requires an environment with higher humidity, making it the perfect bathroom or kitchen plant. Throughout the dryer times of the year, use a pebble tray, a humidifier, or frequent misting to help boost humidity. The ideal temperature for your Button Fern is between 60-75°F. Avoid cold drafts and direct air from heating and cooling vents. For best results, use a general-purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength once every month during the spring and summer. No need to feed your plant in the winter, when growth naturally slows. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Button Ferns are non-toxic to humans and pets. Watch for fronds that are yellowing and wilted, these are signs of overwatering. Brown leaf tips are caused by high temperatures (above 80°F) or dry air. Trim off any dry leaflets and raise the humidity around your plant.




CACTUS


Cacti are some of the most care-free houseplants. Found in desert climates in the wild, they can survive considerable drought–often going weeks between waterings. Cacti are typically desert-dwelling plants that thrive in dry and hot conditions, but these plants also make excellent indoor houseplants. Cacti are quite low maintenance. The secrets to growing healthy cacti indoors include providing them with plenty of sunlight, not overwatering, and using the right soil. Overwatering can kill a cactus, but the plant will need weekly waterings during active growing periods. Growth phases are typically between spring and fall. When the soil feels dry to the touch, water the plant until the soil is thoroughly damp. Don’t water if the soil is still moist, as this will cause rot and kill the plant. You can grow new cacti from a pup that shoots off of a healthy mother plant. Choose a pup that’s plump, unblemished, and healthy. Gently cut or break off an entire pup from the plant. Transfer the cutting to a sunny windowsill. Lay the cutting down flat and leave it for about two days. This will give the wound time to form a callous. If you don’t let the wound heal before planting, the cutting will likely rot. Cacti need as much bright light to full sunlight as it can possibly get. Water only when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Cacti requires no additional humidity and will thrive in dry environments. Cacti prefer temperatures between 55-90°F. Keep away from heating or cooling vents, fans, heaters, and air conditioning units that cause fluctuating temperatures. Before applying any type of plant food, make sure the soil is already damp-never apply to dry soil. Your cactus requires fertilizer once in the spring and once in the summer. Apply an all-purpose, liquid plant food diluted to half strength. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Do not fertilize your cactus in the fall or winter months when growth naturally slows. Non-toxic to pets and children. Some plants are more green in color, and some have a white flecked coating- this is a natural protective response from the cacti! It may fleck off naturally, but no need to take it off yourself. When handling your cactus, use gloves, gentle tongs, or wrap the plant in cloth so the spines cannot puncture your skin. If you notice a white, crusty substance on the soil surface of a cactus, it is fertilizer salt that needs to be flushed from the soil. Remove the salt layer if it’s thick, and then water the plant slowly with twice the volume of water that the pot holds. Allow the soil to drain completely, and don’t let the pot stand in water. The fertilizer salt-flushing procedure can be done 1-2 times each year if it is necessary. During the hottest summer months, your cactus will appreciate the extra sunlight it gets if you are able to put it outside on a porch. If your cactus is in bloom be sure to cut off spent blooms using sharp clean shears so that your plant can redirect its energy towards new growth.




CALATHEA


Calatheas are known for their bold patterned foliage. The leaves of most Calathea varieties fold up slightly during the nighttime, revealing the often-colorful undersides of their striking leaves. This tropical plant will do best in medium to low light —so placing it in front of an east, west, or north window is ideal. Some varieties of Calathea prefer bright indirect light. Never allow this plant to stand in the direct sunlight, the leaves will get sunburned! Water your Calathea when the top 25% of soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Like many tropical indoor plants, your Calathea prefers a spot with ample humidity. If leaf edges begin to curl or brown up, mist them with lukewarm water on a regular basis, use a pebble tray, or place a humidifier nearby. Your bathroom or kitchen are perfect spots for this plant because these areas tend to be more humid. Calatheas enjoy the warmth, preferably between 65-85°F, so maintain indoor temperatures above 60°F. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes. For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer with iron every four weeks during the spring and summer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. No fertilizer is necessary in the winter when plant growth naturally slows. Calatheas are non-poisonous plants and are safe for humans, cats, and dogs. If you notice a tip or edges of your Calathea are burned, often with a yellowish hue, it could be due to your tap water. To solve this, use distilled water, rainwater, or allow your tap water to stand overnight before watering so the chlorine and fluoride can evaporate. Remove any yellow leaves to keep your plant strong and growing. Do not use any shine products on the leaves, instead, clean leaves occasionally with a damp cloth.




CORN PLANT (DRACAENA)


Corn Plants vary in size, shape, and color, but all share a main characteristic–their long leaves grow outward and up from a central stalk, or cane. The canes are sturdy, lending an unexpected architectural element to the whimsical foliage. Your Corn Plant prefers medium indirect sunlight but can survive in low-light situations. Pale bleached leaves usually indicate the plant is getting too much light. Pale leaves, slow growth, and small new leaves indicate it is not getting enough light. Some varieties of Corn Plants prefer bright indirect light as well. Water when the top 75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Corn Plant will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting. Your Corn Plant likes comfortable room temperatures between 65-80°F. They do not do well in temperatures below 55°F. Cold winter drafts and blowing heaters will damage the leaves. Corn Plants need very little plant food. Feed once or twice a year in the spring and summer with a basic houseplant food at half the recommended strength. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Too much fertilizer will cause the leaf tips to burn. Corn Plant leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting. Look out for a common problem called ‘tipping’ when the tips of the leaves dry out and turn brown. This can be caused by a variety of issues like overwatering, too much fertilizer, etc. The most common cause is tap water, which contains salts, chlorine, and fluoride. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chlorine and fluoride or use rainwater.




CROCODILE FERN


Your Crocodile Fern will do best in bright indirect to low light. A northern or eastern window provides the best light exposure. Turn the plant once or twice each month to encourage even growth. Water when the top 25% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Crocodile Fern requires an environment with higher humidity, making it the perfect bathroom or kitchen plant. Throughout the dryer times of the year, use a pebble tray, a humidifier, or frequent misting to help boost humidity. A kitchen or bathroom is an ideal environment for your Crocodile Fern, as these areas are naturally higher in humidity. This fern will enjoy a warm area, preferably between 68-80°F, so maintain indoor temperatures above 60°F. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes. Use a general houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength once a month during spring and summer months. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Crocodile Ferns are non-poisonous plants and safe for humans, dogs, and cats. Trim off crowded fronds with clean, sharp shears to encourage airflow. This will help reduce the possibility of fungal infections.




CROTON


Crotons have some of the boldest and brightest foliage around. Often vividly marked with bright yellow, orange, and red, these exotic plants have a reputation for being high-maintenance due to their tropical nature, but once they acclimate to their new home, they’re quite low-care. Your Croton will do best in a bright spot, as it needs lots of light (if possible 4-6 hrs. Per day) to produce all those colorful leaves! If your Croton does not get enough light, you might find the plant grows tall and lanky with spare leaves lacking the rich, dark hues. Water when the top 25%-50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Crotons appreciate a generous amount of humidity. You can boost the humidity by misting the leaves, placing a humidifier nearby, or adding a pebble tray. Your Croton prefers temperatures between 60-70°F. Keep your Croton away from drafts and cold areas like a windowpane in the winter. For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer once in early spring, once in early summer, and again in mid-summer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Do not feed in the fall or winter. Don’t panic if your plant drops a few leaves upon arrival. Generally, the Croton does not like to be moved, so a few falling leaves within a week doesn’t mean you are doing anything wrong. Your Croton is moderately toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting.




CTENANTHE


Ctenanthe are stunning tropical plants featuring long oval leaves with unique patterns ranging from lemon yellow striping to dark green teardrops. A member of the Prayer Plant family, these Ctenanthe fold up their leaves throughout the night, a phenomenon called nyctinasty. Your Ctenanthe will do best in medium to bright indirect light but will tolerate lower light situations. Do not place this plant in direct sunlight as the leaves will burn. For best results, water your Ctenanthe when the top 25-50% of soil is dry. This is not a drought-tolerant indoor plant, but it is relatively forgiving if you forget to water it from time to time. Extended periods of dryness can result in brown leaf tips or edges. Like many tropical indoor plants, your Ctenanthe prefers a spot with ample humidity. If leaf edges begin to curl or brown up, mist them with lukewarm water on a regular basis. Your bathroom or kitchen are perfect spots for your Ctenanthe because these areas tend to be more humid. Ctenanthes enjoy the warmth and prefer temperatures between 65-85°F. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes. For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer with iron every four weeks during the spring and summer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. No fertilizer is necessary during winter when plant growth naturally slows. Ctenanthes are considered to be non-toxic. If you notice a tip or edge burn often with a yellowish hue at the edge, especially on older leaves, it could be due to your tap water. To solve this, allow your tap water to stand overnight before watering so the chlorine and fluoride can evaporate. Remove any yellow leaves to keep your plant strong and growing. Do not use any shine products on the leaves, instead, clean leaves occasionally with a damp cloth.




DIEFFENBACHIA


There are many different species of Dieffenbachia, featuring many different interesting leaf patterns. Dieffenbachia are known for being a low-maintenance houseplant that will tolerate less-than-ideal conditions. They are a perfect choice for new or busy plant owners. Your Dieffenbachia will do best in bright, indirect light. However, your Dieffenbachia will tolerate lower light situations. Just don’t let it sit in direct sunlight all day. Water your Dieffenbachia when the soil is dry 50-75% down. Water thoroughly and be sure to empty the saucer of any excess water to prevent root rot. Your Dieffenbachia can survive in a low humidity environment but will thrive with higher humidity levels. Mist the leaves regularly, place a humidifier nearby, or use a pebble tray to raise the humidity. Your Dieffenbachia prefers temperatures between 60-80°F. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes. For best results, use a liquid houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength once a month during the spring and summer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Your Dieffenbachia is considered to be toxic to pets and humans. If you notice the tips or edges of your plant’s leaves are turning brown, often with a yellowish hue at the edge, it could be due to your tap water. You can prevent this by watering with filtered water or rainwater. Remove any yellow leaves to keep your plant strong and growing.




FATSIA


Known for their striking foliage, these tropical beauties are quick-growing and require little maintenance. Great as houseplants or outdoor plants, Fatsia plants enjoy bright indirect light and warm environments. Your Fatsia prefers bright indirect light when grown indoors. It can also tolerate a few hours of direct sunlight through a window as well. When grown outdoors, your Fatsia should be placed in a shady spot as direct sun may burn the leaves. Water your Fatsia when the soil is about 50-75% dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Fatsia will do fine with average room humidity but will appreciate added humidity from a humidifier or occasional misting. Your Fatsia prefers average room temperatures of 60-75°F. Feed your Fatsia 1-2 times a month during spring and summer with a general houseplant fertilizer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Fatsia is considered to be non-toxic. However, the sap may cause contact dermatitis in sensitive individuals, so use gloves when pruning and repotting, and wash your hands afterward. Fatsia can be very quick growing during spring and summer. You can choose to prune it to keep it to a certain size. If you do not do this, you may find that it can outgrow its pot within 6 months to a year. Keep an eye on it and repot it when the time comes to keep your plant healthy.




FICUS


Place your Ficus in bright indirect or filtered light. Avoid bright direct light as it can burn the leaves and cause them to drop. Allow 75% of the soil to dry between watering. When watering, water thoroughly until water flows into the saucer, then pour out any excess. Your Ficus tree will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting. Your Ficus will thrive in average temperatures of 60-75°F. Fertilize your Ficus tree once a month in late spring and summer with a general-purpose fertilizer diluted to half strength. You will see new growth during this time. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows. Ficus leaves are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting. Ficus are sensitive to changes in their environment. They react to these changes by dropping leaves. If you have just moved your Ficus to a new location, expect some leaves to drop. If it has not been moved, it could be the result of a change in lighting conditions as the seasons change. It may also be reacting to an increase or decrease in its watering frequency.




FIDDLE LEAF FIG


The Fiddle Leaf Fig is easily recognizable and loved for its distinctive foliage. This tall, dramatic plant has very large, heavily veined, violin-shaped leaves that grow upright. ​Fiddle Leaf Figs have become quite popular over the last few years. Fiddle Leaf's often get a bad rap for being hard to care for. But really Fiddle Leaf’s are a creature of habit. Your Fiddle Leaf Fig will grow best with consistent, indirect bright light. Turn the plant every few months once it begins to lean towards the light. Water when the top 50%-75% of the soil becomes dry, then thoroughly drench until the water drains into the saucer. Empty the saucer if the water level is high so as not to drown the roots. As a native to the tropics, Fiddle Leaf Figs thrive in warm, wet conditions. Mist the leaves to increase humidity around your plant, especially in the drier winter months. The Fiddle Leaf Fig enjoys warmer temperatures but adapts easily to your home or office climate. However, it does not like cold drafts, so make sure you seal up drafty areas before situating your fig. For best results, feed your plant once during the spring and monthly throughout the summer. Over-fertilization can cause the Fiddle Leaf Fig to grow leggy and can even kill it. A little bit of food will go a long way to encourage growth and root health. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows. Fiddle Leaf Fig leaves are mildly toxic to humans and pets. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting. Large leaves can collect dust. If you notice the leaves are dirty or dusty, wipe them with a damp cloth and gently dry to keep them clean and healthy. You can also add a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent to one gallon of water as a precaution against insects. Fiddle Leaf Figs do not like to be moved—if necessary to move your plant, be prepared for some leaf drop until it is acclimated again in approximately 2-3 weeks. Often times Fiddle Leaf plants will drop leaves when you bring them home. They can quickly go into shock which results in leaf loss. It's best to avoid moving the plant as much as possible. In situations where moving the plant is unavoidable don't panic at the leaf loss. Continue with its regular care and the plant will regrow its leaves within a short period of time.




FITTONIA


Your Fittonia is a compact plant with striking patterned foliage. Fittonia are fairly easy to care for–they can tolerate a range of lighting conditions and like to be kept moist. They prefer humid environments and will benefit from regular misting. Your Fittonia prefers bright, indirect light. Lower light can cause it to lose some of its vibrant color and growth will slow. Too much light can burn the leaves. Your Fittonia loves water and to be consistently moist, but not soggy. Water thoroughly when the top 25% of soil is dry. If you let your Fittonia dry out too much, it will let you know with limp leaves. Not to worry! After a thorough watering, the leaves should soon perk up. Your Fittonia will thrive in average room temperatures between 65-80°F. Avoid cold drafts and direct airflow from heaters in the winter months. Average household humidity is acceptable, but your Fittonia will appreciate higher humidity levels. You can boost the humidity with frequent misting, placing a humidifier nearby, or using a pebble tray. Another way to increase relative humidity is to group several humidity-loving plants together in a small area, creating a micro-climate. Feed every month from spring through the end of summer with a general houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Fittonia are non-toxic and pet-friendly! Because your Fittonia loves humidity, it will thrive in a terrarium! To make a terrarium, get a glass jar with or without a lid, place a layer of gravel or rocks, and add soil. Plant your Fittonia and add more soil around the plant, watering slightly. Add multiple plants if space in your vessel allows. Terrariums hold humidity very well–your Fittonia won’t have to be watered as often as if it were planted in a pot.




HEARTLEAF PHILODENDRON


Philodendrons are fast-growing, easy plants. They range in growth pattern from graceful and vining to bold and bushy. Philodendrons are generally forgiving and will tolerate all kinds of neglect including low light, poor soil, and inconsistent watering. The Heartleaf Philodendron can cope with low light conditions but grows faster and produces more leaves bright indirect light. Do not put it in direct sunlight–the sun will burn the foliage. Water your Philodendron when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Basic household humidity is fine for this Philodendron, but higher humidity encourages larger leaves. Your plant will benefit from the occasional misting. Your Heartleaf Philodendron will grow well in temperatures between 65-80°F during the day and above 55°F at night. Keep it away from drafts, especially during the winter months. Feed once a month during spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Philodendron leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will result in swelling of the lips and tongue, and stomach irritation with possible vomiting. Trim out any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems as they occur. Use clean, sharp scissors to avoid tearing or bruising the stems. Snip stems just above a leaf node. Wash the leaves frequently to prevent dust from clogging its pores. If you wish to propagate, take stem tip cuttings during the Spring or early Summer and place the stem in water or moist soil and they should root quite easily.




IVY


Ivy plants are lush, long-vining plants that will look stunning in your home. They are fast-growing, evergreen plants that are happy to climb their surroundings or drape down the side of a hanging pot. Ivy plants prefer bright indirect light but no direct sun as the foliage will burn. In less light, the Ivy will become leggy and sparse. Let the top 25-50% of the soil dry out before watering. Allow the water to flow freely from the drainage holes on the bottom of the pot. Always empty the saucer of any water. Ivy does not like its roots constantly wet. Crispy brown leaves indicate over-watering, not under-watering. This plant loves to be misted with room-temperature water; feel free to do this daily, especially in the winter when the air is very dry. Not only does misting provide humidity it also keeps the pests away. Ivy plants can grow in temperatures between 45-80°F; they prefer a consistent temperature rather than large swings in temperature. Ivy thrives when fed two times per month in the spring and summer with a general-purpose indoor plant fertilizer at half-strength. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. There’s no need to feed in the fall or winter when the plant goes into a natural resting period; fertilizing during this time could do more harm than good. Ivy is mildly toxic to humans and pets. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting. Feel free to trim up your Ivy regularly to keep it in shape. Snip off trailing vines that are just too long with a pair of sharp scissors or pruning shears to keep your plant looking full. You’ll get a bushier plant this way. You can prune (cut) your plant back by as much as half at a time — you won’t hurt this robust plant at all.




KANGAROO FERN


Your Kangaroo Fern prefers bright indirect light but will adapt to lower lighting conditions. It will not tolerate direct sunlight, as the foliage will burn. Water when the top 25% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. This fern can tolerate drying out a little, but never all the way. Your Kangaroo Fern will do just fine in average household humidity but will appreciate a boost in humidity through regular misting or adding a humidifier nearby. Your bathroom and kitchen are great spots to keep your fern, as these spaces have the most humidity. Your Kangaroo Fern will thrive in average room temperatures between 65-80°F. For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength once a month during the spring and summer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Your Kangaroo Fern is non-toxic and pet friendly. Regularly remove any dead fronds from your plant to encourage healthy, rich, and green growth. Cut stems at the soil line with clean, sharp shears.




MAIDENHAIR FERN


Your Maidenhair Fern prefers bright indirect light but will adapt to medium light conditions. Keep out of direct sunlight, as it can burn the foliage. Water when the top 25% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. This plant will not tolerate drying out. Your Maidenhair Fern will appreciate added humidity. Kitchens and bathrooms are great spots for your fern. Mist often, place a humidifier nearby or use a pebble tray to boost humidity. Your Maidenhair Fern will thrive in normal room temperatures between 65-80°F. Keep your fern away from blowing air or drafty areas, as it can cause damage to its delicate leaves. Feed your fern once a month during the spring to end of summer with a general houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Your Maidenhair Fern is non-toxic and pet friendly. As this plant is rather particular with humidity, it is normal to see occasional leaf browning. Regularly remove any dead fronds from the plant to encourage healthy new growth. Cut stems at the soil line with clean, sharp shears.




MONEY TREE


The Money Tree is a perfect indoor foliage plant to give your home a tropical feel. Native from Mexico to northern South America, the Money Tree is also very popular in Taiwan and other East Asian countries. Position your Money Tree in medium to bright indirect light, turning it every time, you water it for even growth and leaf development. This plant will also adapt to low and fluorescent lights. Your Money Tree prefers deep but infrequent watering. Water your Money Tree when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. To prevent root rot, make sure your plant is never standing in water. Your Money Tree requires less water in the winter months when growth slows. Your Money Tree prefers a bit of extra humidity so make sure you increase the humidity in the winter months with a pebble tray or a humidifier. It will also appreciate regular misting year-round. Your Money Tree is most comfortable in temperatures between 65-80°F. Feed once a month in the spring and summer when it is producing new leaves with a water-soluble, well-balanced plant food at half the recommended strength. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Your Money Tree plant is safe for pets. Try not to move your Money Tree very often, they prefer to stay in the same spot. If you do need to relocate, you may see a bit of leaf drop. Not to worry—it will adjust.




N JOY POTHOS


Pothos plants are known for their ease of care and durability. They are happy placed in a bright well-lit area; however, they can tolerate lower light. They are living air purifiers, removing common household toxins from the air, making it a healthy and beautiful addition for your space. Your N Joy Pothos grows best in medium and high light areas but will tolerate low light. The variegation will be more pronounced in higher light. Direct sunlight will burn the foliage. Water your Pothos when the top 75% of soil is dry. Don’t worry if you forget—it will tolerate an occasional missed watering! Look out for yellow leaves, they are a symptom of too much water. This plant will do well in low humidity environments but will thrive with a bit more humidity. Mist often. Brown leaf tips may indicate the air is too dry. Your N Joy Pothos prefers average to warm temperatures, 65-85°F. Fertilize once a month with an all-purpose fertilizer for houseplants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Your Pothos is mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting. Trim out any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems as they occur. Use clean, sharp scissors to avoid tearing or bruising the stems. Snip stems just above a leaf node – new growth will emerge from this cut.




NORFOLK PINE


The Norfolk Pine is a graceful, pine-like tree with a lacy, delicate appearance. It is popular during the holidays as an alternative to a traditional cut Christmas tree but makes an elegant statement all year round. Your Norfolk Pine prefers bright indirect light to direct sunlight. It can adapt to medium light areas, but it may become leggy and less full. Water your Norfolk Pine when the top 25% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. If the plant stays too dry, the tips of its branches will turn brown and crispy. Your Norfolk Pine will appreciate a boost in humidity during the winter months. You can increase humidity for your Norfolk Pine by misting regularly, placing a humidifier nearby, or using a pebble tray. Your Norfolk Pine prefers average room temperatures between 65-75°F. Norfolk Pines hate hot or cold drafts when grown indoors. Protect your plant from heating or cooling vents, and don’t keep them next to drafty doors or windows. Feed your Norfolk Pine once a month during spring and summer with a general-purpose fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows. Mildly toxic to pets. Ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation with possible vomiting. If you wish to stimulate faster growth from your Norfolk Pine, move it outdoors to a shaded or partially shaded spot during the summer. Because it’s a tropical tree, wait until all danger of frost has passed before moving it out, and bring it back in before the first frost in fall.




ORCHID


Orchids are beautiful and colorful plants that are easy to maintain. In the right conditions, they will reward you with blooms that last for months. Your Orchid prefers bright indirect light, such as the light from an east-facing window. Don’t let your plant sit in direct sun, as the foliage and flowers may burn. If your Orchid does not get enough light, it will not thrive and continually bloom. Allow the top 50% of the sphagnum moss to dry out in between waterings. Before watering, remove the saucer from underneath the pot and take it to your sink. Thoroughly water your plant until the water flows through the drainage hole. Place it back on the saucer, making sure it is free of any standing water. Your Orchid does not like to sit in water, but do not let the moss dry out completely. Your Orchid can adapt to lower humidity levels but will appreciate added humidity by using a pebble tray, humidifier, or misting. Your Orchid enjoys average room temperatures of 60-80°F. Feed your Orchid with a fertilizer made specifically for Orchids. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. You can also use a foliar spray. Feed every time you water your plant during spring and summer and feed every third watering during fall and winter. Before fertilizing, water thoroughly to rinse out any previously accumulated salts. Phalaenopsis Orchids are non-toxic to animals and humans. Flowers can last as long as 2-6 months if kept in ideal conditions. After blooms are spent, you can cut off the flower spike just above the node where the first flower bloomed from. New flowers should appear between 3-9 months later.




OXALIS


With leaves that open and close throughout the day, the Oxalis appears to dance in response to bright light in the daytime and low light in the nighttime. With lively leaves and dainty white-pink flowers — if given enough bright light — this plant is great for those looking for a fun and easy-going houseplant. Oxalis will do best in very bright indirect sunlight and can handle direct sunlight through a window. However, if kept outside it cannot handle direct light and must be kept in the shade. Water your Oxalis when the soil is 50-75% dry. Your plant cannot tolerate soggy soil. Your Oxalis prefers a humid environment, use a humidifier or mist often if the air is dry. Your Oxalis prefers normal room temperatures between 65-75°F. They cannot tolerate hot temperatures above 75-80°F. Feed your Oxalis once a month during spring and summer with an all-purpose houseplant fertilizer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Oxalis is considered to be toxic to cats and dogs. Oxalis is unique in that it stores energy underneath the soil in bulbs! If it gets too cold or you forget to water it for an extended period, all of the leaves may die back, however, this does not necessarily mean the plant is dead! This plant can revive itself and come back to life and regrow when put back in ideal conditions again.




ADANSONII MONSTERA (SWISS CHEESE PLANT)


Your Adansonii prefers bright indirect light. It can survive in lower light conditions, but growth may slow. Keep out of direct sunlight for extended periods, as it can burn the leaves. Your Adansonii likes to dry out to about 75% before it is watered again. Never allow your plant to sit in water or soggy soil, as this can lead to root rot and the eventual death of your plant. Your Adansonii will do well in average household humidity but will benefit from a boost in humidity. Misting, placing a humidifier nearby, or using a pebble tray are great ways to boost humidity for your plant. Normal room temperatures between 60-80°F are great for your Adansonii. It will not tolerate temperatures under 55°F or sudden drops in temperature. Avoid cold drafts and direct air flow from heaters in the winter months. From spring to the end of summer, feed your plant once a month with a general houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Your Adansonii is moderately toxic to pets and humans and can cause swelling, vomiting, or burning. It is not pet-friendly. These plants love to vine and climb. If you desire, you can train your Adansonii to climb up a stake or a wall. Do this by using garden ties or hooks to guide it where you would like.




BIRKIN PHILODENDRON


Philodendrons are fast-growing, easy plants. They range in growth pattern from graceful and vining to bold and bushy. Philodendrons are generally forgiving and will tolerate all kinds of neglect including low light, poor soil, and inconsistent watering. Your Birkin Philodendron prefers bright, indirect light. It can survive in medium light conditions, but growth may slow. The variegation on its leaves will be more pronounced in brighter light. Do not put it in full, direct sunlight as it will burn the foliage. Water your Philodendron when the top 50-75% of soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer. Normal household humidity is fine for your Birkin Philodendron, but higher humidity encourages larger leaves. Your plant will benefit from regular misting. Your plant will grow well in temperatures between 70-80°F during the day and above 55°F at night. Keep it away from drafts, especially during the winter months. Feed once a month during spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Feed every other month during the fall and winter. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Philodendron leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will result in swelling of the lips and tongue, and stomach irritation with possible vomiting. Trim out any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems as they occur. Use clean, sharp scissors to avoid tearing or bruising the stems. Snip stems close to soil level. Wash the leaves frequently to prevent dust from clogging its pores.




BRASIL PHILODENDRON


Philodendrons are fast-growing, easy plants. They range in growth pattern from graceful and vining to bold and bushy. Philodendrons are generally forgiving and will tolerate all kinds of neglect including low light, poor soil, and inconsistent watering. The Brasil Philodendron can survive in low light conditions, but grows faster and produces more leaves in medium or bright indirect light. The variegation will be more pronounced in higher light. Do not put it in direct sunlight since the sun will burn the foliage. Water your Philodendron when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer. Basic household humidity is fine for your Brasil Philodendron, but higher humidity encourages larger leaves. Your plant will benefit from the occasional misting. Your plant will grow well in temperatures between 70-80°F during the day and above 55°F at night. Keep it away from drafts, especially during the winter months. Feed once a month during spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Philodendron leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will result in swelling of the lips and tongue, and stomach irritation with possible vomiting. Trim out any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems as they occur. Use clean, sharp scissors to avoid tearing or bruising the stems. Snip stems just above a leaf node. Wash the leaves frequently to prevent dust from clogging its pores.




MONSTERA DELICIOSA


Monsteras are unique, easygoing houseplants whose dramatic leaves are adorned with dramatic hole formations called fenestrations. Monsteras are vining plants and love to trail over the pot or climb along a stake or trellis. Your Monstera can grow just about anywhere in your home! It tolerates low light but grows faster and becomes more dramatic in a spot with indirect bright light. Avoid strong, direct sunlight because it may burn the leaves. Water your Monstera when the top 50-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. This plant will thrive in almost any environment, but if you want to give it a special treat, gently mist it once a week. It’s best to mist your Monstera in the morning so the water has plenty of time to evaporate before evening. Normal room temperatures between 60-80°F are great for your Monstera. It will not tolerate temperatures under 55°F or sudden drops in temperature. Avoid cold drafts and direct airflow from heaters in the winter months. For best results, feed your plant once a month throughout the spring and summer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. A little bit of food will go a long way to encourage growth and root health. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter—it’s important to give your Monstera a chance to rest during the cooler time of year. Monstera leaves are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting. Large leaves can collect dust. If you notice the leaves are dirty or dusty, wipe the leaves with a damp cloth and gently dry to keep them clean and healthy. Too much dust makes it hard for your plant to absorb light. In the wild, Monstera plants like to climb. To encourage your Monstera to climb upwards, you can stake wild offshoots with a dowel or use a moss pole.




GOLDEN POTHOS


Pothos plants are known for their ease of care and durability. They are happy placed in a bright well-lit area; however, they can tolerate lower light. They are living air purifiers, removing common household toxins from the air, making it a healthy and beautiful addition for your space. Your Pothos is adaptable. It prefers bright, indirect light, but will tolerate medium and low light. They do not do well in direct sunlight since the sun will burn the foliage. Water your Pothos when the top 50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Look out for yellow leaves, they are a symptom of too much water. This plant will do well in low humidity environments but will thrive with a bit more humidity. Brown leaf tips may indicate the air is too dry. Your Golden Pothos prefers average to warm temperatures, 65-85°F. Feed monthly or every other month in the spring and summer with a general-purpose indoor plant fertilizer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Pothos are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting. Trim out any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems as they occur. Use clean, sharp scissors to avoid tearing or bruising the stems. Snip stems just above a leaf node; new growth will emerge from this cut and trimming close to the node will also prevent an ugly stub at the site.




HAWAIIAN POTHOS


Pothos plants are known for their ease of care and durability. They are happy placed in a bright well-lit area; however, they can tolerate lower light. They are living air purifiers, removing common household toxins from the air, making it a healthy and beautiful addition for your space. Your Pothos is adaptable. It prefers bright, indirect light, but will tolerate medium and low light. The variegation will be more pronounced in brighter light. Your Pothos will not do well in direct sunlight–the sunlight can burn the foliage. Water your Pothos when the top 50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Look out for yellow leaves, they are a symptom of too much water. This plant will do well in environments with low humidity but will thrive in a location that is more humid, such as a bathroom or kitchen. Brown leaf tips may indicate the air is too dry. Your Hawaiian Pothos prefers average to warm temperatures of 65-85°F. Feed monthly or every other month in the spring and summer with a general-purpose indoor plant fertilizer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Pothos are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting. Trim any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems as they occur. Use clean, sharp scissors to avoid tearing or bruising the stems. Snip stems just above a leaf node; new growth will emerge from this cut.




HOYA (WAX PLANT)


Hoyas are slow-growing, vining plants that are also known as wax plants due to their thick and shiny foliage. These easy to care for plants make great gifts! Your Hoya will thrive in medium to bright indirect light. It can tolerate lower light but will likely produce flowers if placed in brighter light. The more light it receives, the more vibrant the foliage and the more flowers it will produce. Water your Hoya when the pot becomes completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. If your Hoya begins to drop its leaves, most likely it is being watered too much. Hoyas require less water in the winter months. Your Hoya plant will do just fine in average household humidity. The ideal temperature for your Hoya is between 60-85°F. If the temperature falls below 55°F, it will stop growing. Avoid drafts and direct air from heating and cooling vents. Use a general-purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer at half strength once every month during the spring and summer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. There is no need to feed your plant in the winter when growth naturally slows. Hoyas are non-toxic to humans and pets. When Hoya plants mature, they will produce clusters of star-shaped flowers from their tendrils. Do not remove the spent flower stems or tendrils after your Hoya blooms–it will produce flowers on those stems again the next time it blooms. Also, do not move the Hoya after it begins to develop new flower buds. Moving the Hoya could disturb it and cause it to drop the buds before they open. Hoyas don't mind being a bit root bound and can be kept in the same pot for years. All Hoyas need to be potted in well-draining planters.




SELLOUM PHILODENDRON


Philodendrons are fast-growing, easy plants. They range in growth pattern from graceful and vining to bold and bushy. Philodendrons are generally forgiving and will tolerate all kinds of neglect including low light, poor soil, and inconsistent watering. Your Hope Selloum Philodendron prefers bright, indirect light. It will, however, survive in lower light and the leaves will turn a darker green. Direct sun or too much light will burn or fade the leaves. Water your Philodendron when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. The Hope Selloum Philodendron has thinner leaves than many of its relatives and requires more humidity to flourish. Mist your plant regularly especially during the drier winter months. Your Hope Selloum Philodendron likes warm temperatures above 55°F. Keep them away from drafts and open doors, especially during the winter. Fertilize monthly during the spring and summer with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Philodendron leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will result in swelling of the lips and tongue, and stomach irritation with possible vomiting. Prune your Hope Selloum Philodendron with sharp scissors to control its size and shape. You can remove entire leaves be cutting them off at the base of the leaf stem. Be sure to wear gloves when pruning and wash your hands and tools when finished—you don’t want to get the sap in your eyes or mouth. Always clean dead or decaying leaves from the soil and dust it once a month to keep your plant healthy.




JADE POTHOS


Pothos plants are known for their ease of care and durability. They are happy placed in a bright well-lit area; however, they can tolerate lower light. They are living air purifiers, removing common household toxins from the air, making it a healthy and beautiful addition for your space. Your Jade Pothos is able to adapt to lower light but thrives in bright, indirect light year-round. Harsh, direct sunlight will scorch the leaves, while not enough light will cause the leaves to become discolored and smaller in size. Water your Pothos when the top 50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Jade Pothos does best in a slightly more humid environment, such as a bathroom or kitchen. Brown leaf tips may indicate the air is too dry. Your Jade Pothos prefer temperatures of 65-85°F. Feed monthly or every other month in the spring and summer with a general-purpose indoor plant fertilizer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Your Jade Pothos is mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting. Feel free to trim your Jade Pothos regularly. Trim any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems as they occur. Use clean, sharp scissors to avoid tearing or bruising the stems. Snip stems just above a leaf node; new growth will emerge from this cut.




LEMON LIME PHILODENDRON


Philodendrons are fast-growing, easy plants. They range in growth pattern from graceful and vining to bold and bushy. Philodendrons are generally forgiving and will tolerate all kinds of neglect including low light, poor soil, and inconsistent watering. The Lemon Lime Philodendron can cope with low light conditions, but grows faster and produces more leaves bright indirect light. Do not put it in direct sunlight–the sun will burn the foliage. Water your Philodendron when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Basic household humidity is fine for this Philodendron, but higher humidity encourages larger leaves. Your plant will benefit from the occasional misting. Your Lemon Lime Philodendron will grow well in temperatures between 65-80°F during the day and above 55°F at night. Keep it away from drafts, especially during the winter months. Feed once a month during spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Philodendron leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will result in swelling of the lips and tongue, and stomach irritation with possible vomiting. Trim out any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems as they occur. Use clean, sharp scissors to avoid tearing or bruising the stems. Snip stems just above a leaf node. Wash the leaves frequently to prevent dust from clogging its pores. If you wish to propagate, take stem tip cuttings during the Spring or early Summer and place the stem in water or moist soil and they should root quite easily.




MARBLE QUEEN POTHOS


Pothos plants are known for their ease of care and durability. They are happy placed in a bright well-lit area; however, they can tolerate lower light. They are living air purifiers, removing common household toxins from the air, making it a healthy and beautiful addition for your space. Your Marble Queen Pothos can survive in low light but grows faster in medium to bright indirect light. The variegation will be more pronounced in higher light. They do not do well in direct sunlight since the sun will burn the foliage. Water your Pothos when the top 50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. This plant will do well in low humidity environments but will thrive with a bit more humidity. Brown leaf tips may indicate the air is too dry. Your Marble Queen prefers average to warm temperatures between 65-85°F. Feed monthly or every other month in the spring and summer with general-purpose indoor plant fertilizer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Pothos are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting. Trim any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems as they occur. Use clean, sharp scissors to avoid tearing or bruising the stems. If you wish to keep your plant full and bushy, trim the longer vines every few months.




NEON POTHOS


Pothos plants are known for their ease of care and durability. They are happy placed in a bright well-lit area; however, they can tolerate lower light. They are living air purifiers, removing common household toxins from the air, making it a healthy and beautiful addition for your space. Neon Pothos can adapt to lower light but thrives in bright, indirect light year-round. Harsh, direct sunlight will scorch the leaves, while too little light will cause the leaves to become a pale green and smaller in size. Water your Pothos when the top 50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Look out for drooping yellow leaves, they are a symptom of too much water. Your bathroom or kitchen would be a great choice for your Neon Pothos because it does best in a slightly more humid environment. Brown leaf tips may indicate the air is too dry. Neon Pothos prefer average to warm temperatures of 65-85°F during the day and not below 60°F at night. Feed monthly or every other month in the spring and summer with a general-purpose indoor plant fertilizer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Your Pothos is mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting. Feel free to trim your Neon Pothos regularly. This encourages the plant to develop more side-shoots and reduces the demand for the plant to develop a larger root system while in a confined container.




PALM


Palms are robust, low maintenance, and a classic addition to any plant collection. Though Palms are unmistakably tropical, their elegant fronds will complement any decor. Palms tend to grow slowly, so you don’t need to worry about them outgrowing their spot too quickly. Your Palm prefers bright indirect light but can adapt to medium to low light areas. Water your Palm when the top 50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Palm prefers a humid environment but can thrive in average household humidity. Protect your Palm from cold drafts from windows, air conditioning vents, or doors. This plant can tolerate a low of 50°F but prefers normal room temperatures between 65-80°F. Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. It is completely non-toxic to humans and pets. Your Palm will benefit from regular misting a few times a week to boost growth and prevent insect infestations.




PEACE LILY (SPATHIPHYLLUM)


These stately shade-loving plants are not only easy to care for but are excellent at cleaning the air of a home or office. Their deep green leaves and large white blooms add a touch of flair to any indoor space. Your Peace Lily will do best in medium to bright indirect light. Never allow your plant to receive direct sunlight, as the leaves can burn. Maintain a regular watering schedule and keep your Peace Lily moist, but not wet or soggy. This is not a drought-tolerant plant, but it is relatively forgiving if you forget to water it from time to time. Extended periods of dryness can result in brown leaf tips or edges. Allow the top 50% of soil to dry between watering. Like many tropical indoor plants, your Peace Lily prefers a spot with ample humidity. If leaf edges begin to curl or brown, mist them with lukewarm water on a regular basis, or place a humidifier nearby. Your bathroom or kitchen are perfect spots for your Peace Lily because these areas tend to be more humid. Your Peace Lily prefers average room temperatures from 60-80°F. They are sensitive to cold drafts and blowing heat during the winter months, so keep them away from windows and heaters for best results. Use a general houseplant fertilizer every month during the spring and summer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. No fertilizer is necessary in the winter when plant growth naturally slows. Peace Lily is considered to be toxic to animals and humans.




PENCIL CACTUS (EUPHORBIA TIRUCALLI)


This plant’s namesake branches are pencil-like and grow upward in a candelabra pattern. Young branches are cylindrical, smooth, and green, but with age can turn gray and rough like tree bark. Its leaves are small and slender and fall off quickly. This succulent yields a highly toxic milky sap if broken or torn. The Pencil Cactus is otherwise very agreeable, surviving in nearly any condition that is both dry and above freezing. In favorable conditions, it can grow between two and 20 inches in a single season. It thrives in bright indirect light to direct sun. Not suited for low light conditions. Water every one to two weeks allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Increase frequency with increased light. Average home humidity is fine; can tolerate dry air. Your Pencil Cactus prefers temperatures of 65-70°F. Average home temperature is generally suitable. The sap of the Pencil Cactus is quite toxic. Wear gloves when handling to prevent irritation from the sap, wash hands well after handling. If sap is exposed to eyes or swallowed, seek immediate medical attention. The best practice is always to keep houseplants out of reach of small children and pets.




PEPEROMIA


Peperomia are incredibly easy-going, low-care houseplants–great for beginners! Native to South American rainforests, Peperomia grow in the cool understory of the rainforest. Slow-growing and compact, some varieties of Peperomia are often mistaken as succulents. Your Peperomia prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions, but growth may slow. Water your Peperomia when the top 50-75% of the soil is dry. Water thoroughly, until excess water flows from the drainage hole into the saucer, but do not allow your Peperomia to sit in excess water or soggy soil. Your Peperomia is similar to a succulent in that it stores water in its leaves and can tolerate drying out a bit between waterings. Your Peperomia will tolerate average household humidity. However, like most tropical plants, it will benefit from added humidity. You can add humidity by placing a humidifier nearby, misting often, or using a pebble tray. Your Peperomia prefers average room temperatures between 60-80°F. Your Peperomia will benefit from regular fertilizing during the growing season. Feed once per month in the spring and summer months with general houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Your Peperomia is non-toxic and pet-friendly! Peperomia can be easily propagated through leaf cuttings. If you want to multiply your plants or share with a friend, make a cut on a stem below a leaf, and stick the stem into the water. Roots will begin to develop after a few weeks. Once roots develop, transfer to soil and keep moist.




PILEA (CHINESE MONEY PLANT, PANCAKE PLANT, UFO PLANT)


Pilea are known for their bright green, coin-shaped leaves. They grow well in dry conditions, can adapt to low light areas, and are fast-growing, making them low-maintenance and great for beginner plant owners. Your Pilea prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sun may burn the leaves. In order to prevent your Pilea from growing lopsided, rotate it at least 2-3 times a week since it grows towards the sun. This plant can adapt to lower light areas, but the leaves will turn a darker green and the plant will spread out more. Water your Pilea when the top 75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Pilea does not require extra humidity, but a generous misting every now and again will be appreciated. Your Pilea will be happiest in normal household temperatures between 65-75°F. However, make sure that your Pilea does not sit near the heating vents in the winter, as it may drop its leaves. Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Pilea are generally non-toxic for humans and pets. However, when ingested in very large quantities, they can cause a mild digestive reaction. If you notice white spots on your Pilea, they are most likely caused by salts and chemicals in your water. If you do not have a filtration system, leaving the tap water in an open container overnight before watering can help remove some of the chemicals.




PITCHER PLANT (CARNIVOROUS PLANT)


Carnivorous plants are unique, funky, fun plants to have in your home. They use specialized foliage to attract and trap their prey, such as insects and small animals. Your Pitcher Plant prefers bright indirect light. It will tolerate low light, but growth may slow. Water when the top 25% of the moss is dry, do not allow moss to dry out completely. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. The pitchers of your plant need to maintain water at all times. If they appear to be dried out, add half an inch of filtered water or rainwater to each pitcher. Your Pitcher Plant will greatly benefit from added humidity. They can tolerate lower humidity but will often stop growing new pitchers and you might see some die-off of existing pitchers. You boost the humidity for your Pitcher Plant by misting them, adding a humidifier nearby, or adding a pebble tray under it. Your Pitcher Plant will thrive in average room temperatures between 60-80°F. This plant does not need any fertilizer, as it gains nutrition from the insects it traps and digests. Using fertilizer can actually harm your plant as it is not used to living in nutrient-rich soils. Your Pitcher Plant is mildly toxic and may cause digestive issues if ingested. If you do not have many insects in your home and want to give them a little treat, you can feed them a recently dead or live insect such as a fly, roach, or spider once every month. Make sure that the insect fits into the pitcher easily.




POINSETTIA


Poinsettia is a brilliant potted plant that makes a bold statement with its colorful bracts and yellow flowers. This Christmas classic is native to the tropics and thrives in bright light with warmer temperatures and humidity. Though many people receive Poinsettias as a gift around the holiday season and dispose of them after they finish blooming, these plants can make an eye-catching addition all year round. With the right care, you can encourage this vibrant perennial to rebloom for many years to come. Poinsettias love bright but indirect sunlight. An eastern window is ideal, or a few feet back from a southern or western window. Watch out for pale bleached leaves as this is a sign your plant is getting too much direct sun. You should water your Poinsettia when the top 50% of soil is dry. Water slowly until you see water begin to trickle out of the pot’s drainage hole, and make sure you let excess water fully drain out. Discard any excess water after a few minutes. Poinsettias enjoy humidity between 50% – 75% ambient humidity. You can boost humidity by misting, adding a pebble tray, or placing a humidifier nearby. Poinsettia flowers appreciate daytime temperatures between 65-75°F and nighttime temperatures of 55-60°F. Keep your Poinsettia away from drafty windows or doors, and any open vents. You can give your Poinsettia a boost with fertilizer for flowering plants. Fertilize once a month after the plant begins growing again in the spring and throughout the growing season and into the fall. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. No fertilizer is needed during the winter months. They are toxic only if ingested in very high amounts to pets and humans. The sap can be irritating to the mouth and stomach if ingested, sometimes causing vomiting. The sap may also cause a very mild allergic skin reaction in some people. To encourage your plant to take on a full, bushy shape, prune the stems back in spring and allow the plant to flush out new growth. To encourage the plant to rebloom, ensure the plant receives complete darkness for 14 hours a day for a span of 8 weeks, beginning in mid to late September. This signals the plant to begin producing flower buds and colorful bracts in time for the holiday season.




PONYTAIL PALM PLANT (NOLINA RECURVATA, ELEPHANT’S FOOT TREE)


The Ponytail Palm is drought tolerant, slow-growing, and requires very little care. This plant is ideal for people with very little time or who travel regularly. The Ponytail Palm will be perfectly happy being watered every couple of weeks and left alone to soak up the sunlight. Your Ponytail Palm prefers bright indirect light to full sun but can adapt to medium light. Water your Ponytail Palm when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. As with most succulents, your Ponytail Palm will thrive in dry conditions. The drier the air, the better! Protect your palm from cold drafts from windows, air conditioning vents, or doors. This plant prefers normal room temperatures between 60-80°F. For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer only once in the spring and once in the summer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Any more than that and your Ponytail Palm may develop brown tips on the leaves. It is completely non-toxic to humans and pets. Your Ponytail Palm leaves are sensitive to injury and tend to get dark at the ends. Cutting back the tips of the leaves is a good way to preserve the appearance of the plant. The key is to use a sharp scissors to cut off just the discolored parts.




PRAYER PLANT


Prayer Plants feature unique foliage with feathered, painterly-like veins. The bold foliage makes Prayer Plants perfect for windowsills, mantles, or shelves that need a splash of color. Prayer Plants get their name from the way the leaves fold in the evening, resembling hands folded in prayer. A Prayer Plant will do best in medium to bright indirect light. Never allow this plant to stand in the direct sunlight–the leaves will fade and become scorched. If there is too little light, the new leaves will appear solid green. Water your Prayer Plant when the top 25% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Prayer Plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often. Your Prayer Plant enjoys the warmth–preferably between 65-85°F, so maintain indoor temperatures above 60°F. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes. Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Prayer Plants are non-toxic and are safe for humans, cats, and dogs. If you notice a tip or edge burn, often with a yellowish hue at the edge, it could be due to your tap water. To solve this, allow your tap water to stand overnight before watering so the chlorine and fluoride can evaporate. Alternative water choices are distilled or rainwater. Remove any yellow leaves to keep your plant strong and growing. If only a portion of the leaf is brown or yellow, go ahead and carefully trim off that portion of the leaf with a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears.




PRINCE OF ORANGE PHILODENDRON


Philodendrons are fast-growing, easy plants. They range in growth pattern from graceful and vining to bold and bushy. Philodendrons are generally forgiving and will tolerate all kinds of neglect including low light, poor soil, and inconsistent watering. Your Prince of Orange Philodendron can survive in low light conditions but grows faster and produces more leaves in bright indirect light. Do not place in direct sunlight–the sun will burn the foliage. Water your Philodendron when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Basic household humidity is fine for your Prince of Orange, but higher humidity encourages larger leaves. Your plant will benefit from occasional misting. Your Prince of Orange will grow well in temperatures between 65-80°F during the day and above 55°F at night. Keep it away from drafts, especially during the winter months. Feed once a month during spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Your Prince of Orange leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will result in swelling of the lips and tongue, and stomach irritation with possible vomiting. As the plant ages, the bottom leaves will fall off or turn brown. Use clean, sharp scissors to avoid tearing or bruising the stems. Trim out any dead, discolored, or damaged, leaves. Wash the leaves frequently to prevent dust from clogging its pores. Your Prince of Orange loves to lean towards the light, so rotating it every week or so will help it stay full on all sides.




PURPLE WAFFLE


The colorful Purple Waffle plant produces rich, purple-tinted foliage with a crinkly look, similar to the texture of a waffle. An easy to grow, low maintenance selection that adds a colorful touch to any room or office. Your Purple Waffle prefers bright indirect light, but not direct sun. In less light, it may lose some of the rich purple coloring. Your Purple Waffle prefers consistently moist soil. Allow the water to flow freely from the drainage holes on the bottom of the pot. Always empty the saucer of any water. Purple Waffle does not like its roots to be sitting in water. Your Purple Waffle loves to be misted, feel free to do this daily, especially in the winter when the air is very dry. Not only does misting provide humidity, it also keeps pests away. Your Purple Waffle plant can grow in temperatures between 55-80°F, but they do prefer a consistent temperature. Fertilize your Purple Waffle once a month in the spring and summer with a general indoor plant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. No need to feed in the fall or winter, when plant growth naturally slows. Your Purple Waffle is non-toxic to pets and humans. If you prefer a bushier plant, pinch the tips of your waffle plant whenever the plant shoots up new growth. Pinch the stems just above a leaf, stem or bud.




RUBBER PLANT (FICUS)


The Rubber Plant is robust and dramatic, with large, glossy leaves. This striking plant is low-maintenance, durable, and can add eye-catching dimension to a well-lit corner! The rubber tree is in the Ficus family. Your Ficus prefers bright indirect light. Direct sun may burn the leaves. Water when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. As a native to the tropics, your Rubber Plant will appreciate you misting its leaves to increase humidity—especially when it gets very warm in the summer. Misting regularly also helps to keep mites (damaging insects) from making themselves at home on the leaves. The Rubber Plant enjoys average room temperatures of 65-78°F. Avoid temperatures below 55°F, sudden temperature drops, or cold drafts. Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Rubber Plant leaves are mildly toxic to humans and pets. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting. Ficus plants are sensitive to being moved. If you must move your plant around, do so gradually. Any sudden changes can cause leaves to drop. When pruning your plant, be careful of the milky latex substance that may leak out where cuts have occurred–this is a mildly toxic irritant. If you get the sap on your hands or skin, wash with warm water and soap immediately.




SANSEVIERIA (MOTHER-IN-LAW’S TONGUE OR SNAKE PLANT)


If you’re new to plant ownership or are simply looking for an easy-care houseplant, a Sansevieria is the plant for you. These hardy plants remain popular because of their adaptability to a wide range of growing conditions. Your Sansevieria is adaptable. It prefers medium to bright indirect light but can also tolerate lower light as well as direct sun. Water your Sansevieria only when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Sansevieria prefers a dry environment. No need to mist. Conditions ranging from 55-85°F are fine for the Sansevieria, however, they prefer warmer temperatures. Feed once every six months with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Sansevierias are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting. Sansevierias are an easy, hardy plant and don’t require any additional care.




SCHEFFLERA


The Schefflera is an incredibly easy-going houseplant. The clusters of broad leaves cascade from its branches, filling any space with gorgeous green. Your Schefflera prefers bright indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions as well. Rotate your plant a half-turn once a month. As it grows, it leans towards the light, so this will keep it looking full and even. Water your Schefflera when the top 75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Schefflera prefers a humid environment. Boost humidity by misting often, placing a humidifier nearby, or using a pebble tray. This plant prefers temperatures between 60-80°F. Avoid temperatures below 50°F, as this could shock the plant and damage the foliage. Feed once every month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. This plant is toxic to humans and pets. If the leaves are cut open, the sap inside can cause minor skin irritation. Wear gloves when pruning or repotting your plant to be safe. If ingested, it can cause mouth and digestive irritation. If you want to keep your Schefflera small or a specific shape, feel free to prune it at any time with sharp, clean shears. Be sure not to trim more than 30% of the plant, as any more may shock your Schefflera. Wipe the foliage down with a damp cloth every so often to remove dust accumulation on the leaves.




SCINDAPSUS PICTUS


Scindapsus likes bright, indirect light year-round. Harsh, direct sunlight will scorch the leaves, while too little light will cause the leaves to lose their variegation. Water your Scindapsus when the top 50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Look out for yellow leaves, they are a symptom of too much water. Your bathroom or kitchen would be a great choice for your Scindapsus because it does best in a slightly more humid environment. Brown leaf tips may indicate the air is too dry. Scindapsus prefer average to warm temperatures of 65-85°F. Do not expose it to temperatures below 65°F even for a short time because cold air will damage the foliage. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes. Scindapsus are mildly toxic to pets and humans. It can cause a mild irritation to the mouth if chewed or swallowed and a mild digestive reaction. Feed monthly or every other month in the spring and summer with a general-purpose indoor plant fertilizer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Trim out any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems as they occur with clean, sharp scissors. Snip stems just above a leaf node; new growth will emerge from this cut and trimming close to the node will also prevent an ugly stub at the site. Use sharp pruning shears to avoid tearing the stems.




SPIDER PLANT


The Spider Plant is among the most adaptable houseplants and is very easy to grow. A graceful plant that makes a statement anywhere—from a tabletop to a mantle, or with its lovely arching leaves as a hanging plant. The Spider Plant is also known for its tremendous air purifying qualities, making it a healthy addition to your home as well. Your Spider Plant will tolerate lower light conditions; however, they prefer bright indirect light where they will flourish. The striping on the leaves will be more prominent with indirect lighting. Avoid direct sunlight as it will scorch the leaves. Water your Spider Plant when the top 50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. If you notice browning leaf tips, it can be from chemicals found in water, which cause build-up. If this is the case, allow the water to sit out overnight before watering or use filtered water. Your Spider Plant will do well in low humidity environments but will thrive with a bit more humidity. Brown leaf tips may indicate the air is too dry, so mist your Spider Plant regularly. Your plant prefers temperatures between 60-80°F during the day and above 55°F at night. Feed once every month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. The Spider Plant is non-toxic and safe for humans, dogs, and cats. Mature Spider Plants will produce “spiderettes”, or “pups.” These are new plant offshoots from the mother plant that you can trim off and nurture to produce an entirely new plant. To propagate, cut off the small plant from the mother, and place the bottom end in a glass of water. You should see roots develop in 2-4 weeks. After roots develop, plant the pup in soil and water regularly.




STAGHORN FERN


Your Staghorn Fern will thrive in medium to bright indirect light. It will not do well in low light situations. Water when the top 25% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Staghorn Fern absorbs water through its fronds as well as its roots. This means that they respond well to misting and appreciate extra humidity. Throughout the dryer times of the year, use a pebble tray to increase humidity place a humidifier nearby, or mist regularly. The ideal temperature for your Staghorn Fern is between 50-85°F. Avoid cold drafts and direct air from a heating and cooling vents. Use a general-purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer once every month during the spring and summer. No need to feed your plant in the winter, when growth naturally slows. Before applying any form of fertilizer, make sure the soil is damp. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Staghorn Ferns are non-toxic to humans and pets. Regularly remove any dead fronds from the plant to encourage healthy new growth. Cut stems at the soil line with clean, sharp shears.




STRING OF BANANAS


Succulents are incredibly easy-going, low-care houseplants– great for beginners! Their foliage can range in shape, size, and color and they’ll make a great addition to a sunny window in your space. Place your String of Bananas in a sunny spot. It will thrive in direct sunlight but will not tolerate being permanently placed away from a window. At least 4-6 hours of sun is ideal. Your String of Bananas does not need to be watered as frequently as most indoor plants. Allow the soil to completely dry out between waterings. Succulents do not like to have ‘wet feet,’ so make sure there is no standing water in the saucer. Your String of Bananas does not require any extra humidity and can handle dry air. Your String of Bananas will do just fine in normal room temperatures, between 65-75°F. Feed once every month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for succulents. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Your String of Bananas is considered moderately toxic, causing mouth irritation and stomach indigestion to humans and pets if ingested. If the top of your plant starts to look bare, this most likely means that it is not getting enough light. To make it full again, move it to a sunnier location, lay a couple of strands on top of the soil and pin down using garden pins. These strands will root and make the plant appear full again.




STRING OF DOLPHINS


Succulents are incredibly easy-going, low-care houseplants– great for beginners! Their foliage can range in shape, size, and color and they’ll make a great addition to a sunny window in your space. Place your String of Dolphins in a sunny spot. It will thrive in direct sunlight but will not tolerate being permanently placed away from a window. At least 4-6 hours of sun is ideal. Your String of Dolphins does not need to be watered as frequently as most indoor plants. Allow the soil to completely dry out between waterings. Succulents do not like to have ‘wet feet,’ so make sure there is no standing water in the saucer. Your String of Dolphins does not require any extra humidity and can handle dry air. Your String of Dolphins will do just fine in normal room temperatures, between 65-75°F. Most succulents need very little fertilizer. Feed once every month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for succulents. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Your String of Dolphins is considered moderately toxic, causing mouth irritation and stomach indigestion to humans and pets if ingested. If the top of your plant starts to look bare, this most likely means that it is not getting enough light. To make it full again, move it to a sunnier location, lay a couple of strands on top of the soil and pin down using garden pins. These strands will root and make the plant appear full again.




STRING OF HEARTS


Succulents are incredibly easy-going, low-care houseplants– great for beginners! Their foliage can range in shape, size, and color and they’ll make a great addition to a sunny window in your space. Your String of Hearts will thrive if it receives bright indirect sunlight, or partial direct sunlight. It can tolerate and will enjoy a few hours of direct sunlight, but don’t place it in full sunlight. Water your String of Hearts only when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your String of Hearts will do fine in average room humidity but appreciates extra humidity from a humidifier. Your String of Hearts will do just fine in normal room temperatures, between 65–75°F. Feed once every month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for succulents. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Your String of Hearts is considered to be non-toxic. If the top of your plant starts to look bare, this most likely means that it is not getting enough light. To make it full again, move it to a sunnier location, lay a couple of strands on top of the soil and pin down using garden pins. These strands will root and make the plant appear full again.




STRING OF PICKLES


Succulents are incredibly easy-going, low-care houseplants– great for beginners! Their foliage can range in shape, size, and color and they’ll make a great addition to a sunny window in your space. Your String of Pickles does not need to be watered as frequently as most indoor plants. Allow the soil to completely dry out between waterings. Succulents do not like to have ‘wet feet,’ so make sure there is no standing water in the saucer. Your String of Pickles will do just fine in normal room temperatures, between 65-75°F. Your String of Pickles does not require any extra humidity and can handle dry air. Feed once every month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for succulents. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Your String of Pickles is considered moderately toxic, causing mouth irritation and stomach indigestion to humans and pets if ingested. If the top of your plant starts to look bare, this most likely means that it is not getting enough light. To make it full again, move it to a sunnier location, lay a couple of strands on top of the soil and pin down using garden pins. These strands will root and make the plant appear full again.




STRING OF TURTLES (PEPEROMIA)


Your String of Turtles will perform best in bright to medium-bright indirect light. It can tolerate a little direct morning sun but avoid areas in which it will be exposed to harsh afternoon sun. Too little light will result in slow and leggy growth. Water your String of Turtles when the top 50-75% of soil is dry. Water thoroughly and be sure to empty the saucer of any excess water to prevent root rot. Your String of Turtles is a tropical plant that will benefit from added humidity. You can add humidity by placing a humidifier nearby, misting often, or using a pebble tray. Your String of Turtles prefers temperatures between 65-80°F. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes. For best results, use a liquid houseplant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength once a month during the spring and summer. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil; always make sure the soil is damp before feeding your plant. Your String of Turtles is considered pet friendly. To encourage fuller growth, prune the vines at a leaf node. Your plant will respond by sending out new growth from the node. You can then propagate the cuttings to create more plants or fill out the existing pot.




STROMANTHE


This eye-catching family of tropical plants is known for its impressive, colorful, foliage. Along with its vibrant leaves, you will love watching the leaves of your Stromanthe move towards the light—literally reaching for the stars as the light fades. Your Stromanthe prefers medium to bright indirect light. The brighter indirect light the plant receives, the more variegation you will see on the leaves. Never expose it to direct sunlight, as it can burn the leaves. Water your Stromanthe when the top 25% of soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Stromanthe loves a humid environment, so feel free to mist every day. Use a pebble tray or a humidifier during the winter months when the air tends to be much drier. The leaves will turn brown and crispy when the air is too dry. Stromanthe prefer temperatures between 65-80°F during the day and no cooler than 60°F at night. Avoid placing your plants near heating and air conditioning vents and fans. Feed once a month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Stromanthe are non-toxic to humans and pets. Turn your plant every week since it will reach for the light. Adding humidity is keep in keeping this plant healthy, thriving and full of splendid colors.




SUCCULENT (CRASSULA CEPHALOPHORA)


Succulents are incredibly easy-going, low-care houseplants– great for beginners! Their foliage can range in shape, size, and color and they’ll make a great addition to a sunny window in your space. Your Crassula prefers bright light and full sun. Water your Succulent only when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Succulent prefers a dry environment. No need to mist. Your Crassula Cephalophora will do just fine in average room temperatures between 60-80°F. Fertilize once in the spring and once in the summer with a succulent fertilizer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Your Crassula Cephalophora is considered to be toxic to pets and humans. Ingestion may cause mouth and stomach irritation. Over time, your Crassula will shed its lower leaves. Though this can be alarming, it is completely natural and does not mean your plant is dying.




SUCCULENT (ECHEVERIA ROSEA)


Succulents are incredibly easy-going, low-care houseplants– great for beginners! Their foliage can range in shape, size, and color and they’ll make a great addition to a sunny window in your space. Place your Echeveria Rosea in bright indirect or direct light. It will not thrive if placed in low light. Water your Echeveria Rosea when the soil is 100% dry. Your Echeveria Rosea does great in average room humidity. Your Echeveria Rosea prefers temperatures between 60-90°F. Feed your Echeveria Rosea once per season in spring and summer with an all-purpose fertilizer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Echeveria are considered to be non-toxic. Over time, your Echeveria will shed its lower leaves. Though this can be alarming, it is completely natural and does not mean your plant is dying.




SUCCULENT (HAWORTHIA)


Succulents are incredibly easy-going, low-care houseplants– great for beginners! Their foliage can range in shape, size, and color and they’ll make a great addition to a sunny window in your space. Your Haworthia Plant prefers bright light and full sun. Your Haworthia does not need to be watered as frequently as most indoor plants. Water only when the soil is completely dry, or when you notice the leaves starting to shrivel. When you do water, water thoroughly so the roots have a chance to soak up the moisture. Make sure there is no standing water left in the saucer, as this can lead to root rot. Your Succulent will do just fine in average room temperatures between 60-80°F. This plant does not require any extra humidity and enjoys the dry air. We suggest fertilizing once in the spring and once in the summer with a succulent fertilizer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Your Haworthia Plant can be moderately toxic, causing mouth irritation and stomach indigestion to humans and pets if ingested. Over time, your succulent will shed its lower leaves. Though this can be alarming, it is completely natural and does not mean your plant is dying.




SUCCULENT (KALANCHOE FLAPJACK)


Succulents are incredibly easy-going, low-care houseplants– great for beginners! Their foliage can range in shape, size, and color and they’ll make a great addition to a sunny window in your space. Place your Kalanchoe in bright light or full sun. It will not thrive if it does not receive enough sunlight. Your Kalanchoe Flapjack does not need to be watered as frequently as most indoor plants. Water only when the soil is completely dry, or when you notice the leaves starting to shrivel. Water thoroughly so the roots have a chance to soak up the moisture. Make sure there is no standing water left in the saucer, as this can lead to root rot. Your Succulent prefers a dry environment. No need to mist. Your Kalanchoe Flapjack will do just fine in average room temperatures between 60-80°F. We suggest fertilizing once in the spring and once in the summer with a succulent fertilizer. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Your Kalanchoe Flapjack is considered to be toxic to pets. Over time, your succulent will shed its lower leaves. Though this can be alarming, it is completely natural and does not mean your plant is dying.




VELVET PHILODENDRON


Philodendrons are fast-growing, easy plants. They range in growth pattern from graceful and vining to bold and bushy. Philodendrons are generally forgiving and will tolerate all kinds of neglect including low light, poor soil, and inconsistent watering. Your Velvet Philodendron can adapt to lower light conditions, however, when placed in bright indirect light, it grows faster and produces more leaves. Avoid direct sunlight–the sun will burn the foliage. Water your Philodendron when the top 50%-75% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Basic household humidity is fine for your Velvet Philodendron, but higher humidity will encourage larger leaves. Your plant will benefit from an occasional misting. Your Velvet Philodendron will grow well in temperatures between 65-80°F during the day and above 55°F at night. Keep it away from drafts, especially during the winter months. Feed your Velvet Philodendron monthly in the spring and summer with a basic houseplant food diluted to half the recommended strength. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. No need to fertilize in the fall and winter months, when growth naturally slows. Philodendron leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will result in swelling of the lips and tongue, with stomach irritation and possible vomiting. Trim any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems as they occur. Use clean, sharp scissors to avoid tearing or bruising the stems. Snip stems just above a leaf node. Wash the leaves frequently to prevent dust from clogging its pores. If you wish to propagate, take stem tip cuttings during the spring or early summer and place the stem in water or moist soil and they should root quite easily.




VENUS FLYTRAP (CARNIVOROUS PLANT)


Carnivorous plants are unique, funky, fun plants to have in your home. They use specialized foliage to attract and trap their prey, such as insects and small animals. Your Venus Flytrap prefers bright indirect light. It will tolerate lower light, but growth may slow. Water when the top 25% of the soil is dry, do not allow the soil to dry out completely. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your Venus Flytrap will greatly benefit from added humidity. You can add humidity for your Venus Flytrap by misting them, adding a humidifier nearby, or using a pebble tray. Your Venus Flytrap will thrive in average room temperatures between 60-80°F. Your Venus Flytrap does not need any fertilizer, as it gains nutrition from the insects it traps and digests. Using fertilizer can actually harm it, as it is not used to living in nutrient-rich soils. Your Venus Flytrap is mildly toxic and may cause digestive issues if ingested. If you do not have many insects in your home and want to give them a little treat, you can feed them a recently dead or live insect such as a fly, roach, or spider once every month. Make sure that the insect fits into their traps easily.




WANDERING JEW (TRADESCANTIA ZEBRINA)


Easy going and low maintenance, Tradescantia plants are fast-growing vining plants perfect for shelves and hangers. Your Wandering Jew prefers bright indirect light. Insufficient light will cause the vibrant striping on the leaves to fade. Water your Wandering Jew when the top 50%-75% of soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Your bathroom or kitchen would be a great choice for your Wandering Jew because it does best in a slightly more humid environment. Feel free to mist your plant frequently. If the humidity is too low the leaves will start to brown. Wandering Jew prefer average to warm temperatures of 55–80°F during the day and above 50°F at night. Feed once every month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. Your Wandering Jew is mildly toxic to humans and pets. Ingestion may cause mouth and stomach irritation. Pinching back the long vines encourages branching and increases the fullness of the plant. To do this, simply ‘pinch’ off at a joint or at the tender new growth at the end of the stem.




ZANZIBAR (ZZ)


This plant is tough—making it perfect for the forgetful plant owner. This hardy plant is able to survive for months without water and will grow well in any light except direct sun. Your ZZ Plant prefers medium to bright indirect light, but it is extremely adaptable. It will tolerate low light and fluorescent lighting in a windowless space. Water your ZZ Plant only when the soil is completely dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. This plant does not require any extra humidity. Feed once every month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. ZZ Plants are mildly toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mouth and stomach irritation and possible vomiting. As a survival technique, the ZZ Plant has evolved to start dropping its leaflets to conserve moisture during periods of severe drought. If you forget to water yours and see the leaves fall off, don’t give up hope! Water your plant immediately and it should come back. Yellow leaves can indicate overwatering.




MICAN PHILODENDRON


Philodendrons are fast-growing, easy plants. They range in growth pattern from graceful and vining to bold and bushy. Philodendrons are generally forgiving and will tolerate all kinds of neglect including low light, poor soil, and inconsistent watering. Your Micans Velvet Philodendron thrives in medium to bright indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions, though it will not thrive. Do not put it in direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves. Water your Philodendron when the top 50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot, let the plant drink the remaining liquid from the bottom for 15 minutes to an hour depended on the size of your plant, and then discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer or decorative pot. Yellow leaves may indicate overwatering, while brown leaves mean the plant needs more water. Basic household humidity is fine for this Philodendron, but higher humidity encourages larger leaves. Your plant will benefit from the occasional misting. Your Philodendron prefers average to warm temperatures between 65-80°F. Keep it away from drafts, especially during the winter months. Feed every month in the spring and summer with general-purpose indoor plant fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. Make sure soil is moist before fertilizing. Never apply fertilizer to dry soil. There is no need to fertilize in the fall and winter months when the growth naturally slows. Philodendron leaves are toxic to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will result in swelling of the lips and tongue, and stomach irritation with possible vomiting. Trim any dead, discolored, damaged, or diseased leaves and stems as they occur. Use clean, sharp scissors to avoid tearing or bruising the stems. If you wish to keep your plant full and bushy, trim the longer vines every few months.