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Wax Ivy

The Wax Ivy or Senecio Macroglossus ‘Variegatus’ is a beautiful trailing plant with succulent stems and waxy ivy-like leaves. The leaves are ivy shaped and are deep green with creamy white/yellow margins. They can also produce daisy-like yellow flowers! Wax ivy is related to the string of pearls. This is a great alternative to ivy plants since english ivy is [...]

Wax Ivy

The plant of the week is Wax Ivy or Senecio Macroglossus ‘Variegatus’. This is a beautiful trailing plant with succulent stems and waxy ivy-like leaves. The leaves are ivy shaped and are deep green with creamy white/yellow margins.They can also produce daisy-like yellow flowers! Wax ivy is related to the string of pearls. This is a great alternative to ivy [...]

Olive Tree

Olive trees (aka European Olive) come from the hot and dry climate of the Mediterranean region. Bringing this plant into your home, will give it that Mediterranean feel. They feature slender gray/green leaves that have a shiny cast to them. The undersides of the leaves are furry in texture. It will be happiest near a window that receives ample light, [...]

Calathea Zebrina

The Calathea Zebrina features stunning soft, velvety leaves with different shades of green, giving it that zebra stripe look. The undersides of the leaves are a deep purple color. They are non toxic to cats and dogs, so it is a great pet friendly plant! Water when the top inch of soil is dry, and make sure to fully saturate [...]

Philodendron Birkin

The Philodendron Birkin has beautiful dark green foliage stripped with white pinstripes. Each leaf is different, making it a unique houseplant to add to your collection! New leaves come out creamy white and then fade to dark green, but still have the white pinstripe variegation. Like other philodendrons, the Birkin cannot tolerate being overwatered. A good rule of thumb is [...]

Peperomia Stilt

The peperomia stilt features beautiful green and light green striped foliage and leaves which look similar to the rind of a watermelon. This plant grows upright and as it gets taller, the stems start to bend and trail! For best results, place in bright, indirect filtered light or underneath a grow light. Water when the top 1-2 inches of soil [...]

Staghorn Fern

The Staghorn Fern is epiphytic, which means they grow on other plants or trees in their natural environment. You can have them mounted on a wood plaque, or hung in a hanging basket. As their fronds mature, they look similar to deer antlers. They like bright, indirect natural light, but not direct sunlight and this is too harsh for their [...]

Golden Pothos

The Golden Pothos features beautiful green foliage with yellow variegation. Pothos are very fast growing, easy to care for plants, making them a great plant for beginners! They are trailing plants, so you can hang them in a planter or shelf or you can grow them up a moss pole/trellis. They like to be placed in medium to low indirect [...]

String of Turtles

The Peperomia Prostrata, or more commonly known as the String of Turtles is a small training plant that has circular, succulent leaves that look like turtle shells. It is a great hanging plant that looks beautiful trailing down a shelf! The String of Turtles does produce flowers, but they are not as showy as you might think. They send out [...]

Calathea Lancifolia

The Calathea Lancifolia (aka the rattlesnake calathea) has beautiful long wavy leaves with dark green splotches on them. The undersides of the leaves are a deep purple color. Calatheas love humidity, so place them near a humidifier or on a pebble tray. Otherwise they will get crispy brown tips on their leaves. Calatheas also like to be in medium to [...]

Button Fern

This little fern has dense, curving fronds with circular (button-like) leaflets coming off of each frond. They are a low growing fern, and won't get much taller than a foot. They like to be placed in bright, indirect light. A north or eastern facing window would be best. Water when the top inch of soil is dry. They love humidity, [...]

Rex Begonia

The plant of the week this week is Rex Begonias. These plants have some of the most striking and unique foliage, ranging in a variety of colors and patterns. Unlike most begonias which are grown for their flowers, rex begonias are grown for their foliage. They like to be in bright, indirect light. Never put them in direct sunlight as [...]

Maidenhair Fern

This plant has delicate, fan shaped leaves that are on wiry black stems. In the wild, it grows near streams and waterfalls, so it’s a humidity lover! Either place the fern near a humidifier or on a pebble tray filled with water to increase the moisture around the plant. These ferns do not like to dry out completely. They will [...]

Domino Peace Lily

The Domino Peace Lily—also called the Variegated Peace Lily. It's a beautiful plant with dark green leaves, speckled with white splotches. With the right amount of light, it'll produce tall white flowers! The Domino Peace Lily tolerates low light but does best in medium to bright indirect light. Make sure to keep away from sun's rays since this can burn [...]

Maranta Lemon Lime

The plant of the week this week is Maranta Lemon Lime. This plant is phototropic which means they move their leaves in response to light—opening and closing their leaves in the morning and night. Hence the name "Prayer Plant". The Maranta Lemon Lime also blooms. It produces tiny, light pink/white flowers. They like to be in bright filtered light, but [...]

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