Calathea Zebrina

By |2022-06-25T10:00:16-07:00June 25th, 2022|Categories: Garden, house plants|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Philodendron Birkin

By |2022-06-17T12:03:51-07:00June 17th, 2022|Categories: Garden, house plants|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Peperomia Stilt

By |2022-06-02T15:09:10-07:00June 2nd, 2022|Categories: Garden, house plants|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Hoya Carnosa Krismon Princess

By |2022-05-21T10:09:32-07:00May 21st, 2022|Categories: Garden, house plants|Tags: , , |

The Hoya Carnosa Krismon Princess has oval succulent shaped leaves that are splashed with creamy yellow to pink variegation. They are a trailing plant which makes them awesome for a hanging basket! Hoyas also produce beautiful pink star shaped flowers that come in clusters. Keep in mind that it may take a few years for your [...]

Staghorn Fern

By |2022-05-11T16:03:37-07:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: Garden, house plants|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Golden Pothos

By |2022-04-19T13:36:48-07:00April 19th, 2022|Categories: Garden, house plants|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Oxalis Triangularis (Shamrock)

By |2022-03-31T10:41:59-07:00March 31st, 2022|Categories: Garden, house plants|Tags: , , , |

Oxalis are grown from small bulbs that produce cute little white/pink/purple flowers that rise above the leaves. They have triangular shaped leaves that are grouped in threes and come in a variety of colors. During the night, their leaves fold up, and then open up in the daytime. They may go through a dormancy phase where [...]

String of Turtles

By |2022-03-25T09:27:45-07:00March 25th, 2022|Categories: Garden, house plants|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Calathea Lancifolia

By |2022-03-11T10:07:20-08:00March 11th, 2022|Categories: Garden, house plants|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Philodendron Silver Sword

By |2022-03-04T12:32:28-08:00March 4th, 2022|Categories: Garden, house plants|Tags: , , |

The plant of the week is the Philodendron Silver Sword. This plant has beautiful, glossy silver foliage. The leaves come to a point, similar to a sword. They are a climbing vine with thick stems, so having a trellis/moss pole for it will help it grow big leaves. Philodendrons are tropical plants, and they will thrive [...]

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