Your guide to Being a Plant Parent
Even the best plant parents run into challenges. Explore our plant care guides below and build up your experience for addressing some of the most common issues.
Succulents have the ability to thrive on limited water sources, such as mist and dew, which makes them equipped to survive in an ecosystem which contains scarce water sources.
Cacti come in a vast range of shapes, sizes and even colours. Cacti appreciate a warm, dry environment (think desert) with minimal water, and plenty of light.
The bright-green puckered leafs marked with a centre reddish-brown iron-cross pattern make the Begonia Iron Cross instantly recognizable (and a head turner). It’s most typically found in forests in China, where it will grow up to about 50cm tall.
In Hawaii, this fern is called laua’e haole; it is also known as wart fern, monarch fern, creeping fern, serpent fern and water fern. It can get very full yet stays on the smaller size. A true dwarf tropical fern with a low, creeping habit that showcases dark green, wavy, strap-like leaves. Laue’e fern is highly disease and pest resistant and looks attractive in a hanging basket.
Croton plants are known for their bright and vibrant foliage, covered in green, scarlet, orange, and yellow splotches. They do not like to be moved, so don’t be alarmed if they shed a few leaves once they come home. Also known as rushfoil, Joseph’s coat, and variegated laurel, this slow-growing evergreen perennial is native to Australia and Southeast Asia.
Just add.. flies! These curious, carnivorous plants are loved by people of all ages! Unlike most plants that get their nitrogen from the soil, carnivorous plants absorb nitrogen from their prey. A venus fly trap adds a fun, dynamic touch to any indoor garden. When touched by an insect, the ‘snap trap’ will close.
Areca Palms are also known as butterfly palm, golden cane palm, bamboo palm. The feathery, arching fronds of the Areca Palm each have up to 100 leaflets and multiple cane like stems produce an attractive plant that demands attention.
ZZ plants function as great table top or floor plants. The average ZZ plant will grow to 3 or 4 feet tall, but can reach 5 feet. ZZ plants will tolerate neglect, are drought tolerant and will tolerate low light conditions, making them a great choice for frequent travelers, those who occasionally forget to water, or for the office.
The Maidenhair Fern emits a lovely fragrance, and provides delicate, cascading foliage to rooms, gardens and balconies as a standing or hanging plant. These plants have a reputation for being divas, but under the right growing conditions they are surprisingly easy to care for and create an arching mound of fun, delightful green leaves.
Unique and trailing with heart-shaped leaves, the philodendron is a no-fuss, care-free plant and a staple of indoor gardens. Philodendrons will tell you what they need, so event beginner plant parents can help this house guest thrive.
The Jade plant is known for its upright, treelike appearance and glossy green, spoon-shaped leaves. Positioned in bright light, the leaves can develop a red hue around their edges.
The fun and whimsical, long, curved leaves of the spider plant make it a graceful statement for any room, from a tabletop or mantle, to a hanging corner basket. This no-fuss, carefree plants are known for their air purifying properties and are a great option for a first-time plant owner.
Commonly known as the baby rubber plant. The shiny Pepperface Peperomia has slender stems that support fleshy, almost succulent-looking, spoon-shaped leaves. Though these plants are often compact, they can grow to approximately 1’.
The many different varieties of Calathea are known for their expressive patterned leaves. Calathea plants have a reputation for being finicky but in proper conditions, these plants will reward you with fast growth, endless leaves and can be a low maintenance addition to your plant jungle.
Fiddle leaf fig gets its name from its lush, shiny leaves that are shaped like violins. The fiddle leaf fig tree can get to 40 feet in height when it’s in its native environment, and up to 6 feet or taller in your home, making it a stunning architectural statement in any room.
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