General Guidelines for happy plants
It's important to remember that plants are living beings. They are intelligent little creatures that have survived and adapted with and in spite of humans for many years. Anyone who claims to be a plant professional is simply a little more experienced (or full of themselves).
And those who identify as a black thumb just need a little encouragement. Let us be the ones to say we believe in you. Use our guidelines as a
jumping off point in your happy relationship with plants.
Don't worry - anyone who loves growing plants has also killed a fair share on the journey. Use the button to the bottom right to send us a message. We are more than happy to help you determine the perfect plant for your space. We also help with plant care tips based on your pictures.
The majority of plants that we carry are indoor houseplants. They enjoy good light from a bright window or artificial lighting. Usually not too close to extremely bright light to avoid leaf burn. Plants are adaptable with time so you can test.
You will notice a few signs of TOO MUCH LIGHT (yellow burned looking leaves,
wilted and droopy leaves)
and TOO LITTLE LIGHT (leaves growing smaller and less often, also wilted droopy leaves).
If you are looking for a plant specifically for light needs we compiled a list of popular plants we often carry. HIGH LIGHT PLANTS PonyTail Palm, Gold Fish Plant, Crown of Thorns, Snake Plant, Pothos, Spider Plant, ZZ Plant, Peace Lilly, Philodendrons, Dracaena, Parlor Palms, Swiss cheese Plant, Crotons, Jade Plants, Air Plants, Succulents, Prayer Plants, Fiddle Leaf Fig, Anthurium, Rubber Tree. LOW LIGHT PLANTS Snake Plants, Chinese Evergreen, Heart Leaf Philodendron, Ivy, Parlor Palm, ZZ Plant, Pothos, Dracaena.
A few of the plants we like to carry have super special watering needs. The rest fall under a general practice of care. Soak your plant fully (in the sink to make it easier) and let the soil dry over the coming weeks. You can use a finger to test when the top 2 inches of soil are dry and repeat the watering step. Depending on how well your planter drains between waterings, temperature and humidity in your space, and winter VS summer will help to adjust. The special care plants we carry are AIR PLANTS - soak the entire plant in a bowl of water for no more than 20 minutes - once weekly. Shake excess water off and display in bright light. SUCCULENTS & CACTUS - These plants are survivors by nature. They need to be watered only when the entire container of soil is very dry. This is typically once a month. We like to use the "less is more" thought for these plants.
When Moving To A New Container
Lots of customers are curious when buying a new plant of the next steps. When you buy a plant from us we make sure your plant is the correct size for the container. This means you shouldn't have to worry about repotting for at least 1-2 years. Most houseplants will grow slower with less lighting indoors. When the time does come you will see the plant has started growing slower. In some cases you can even see the roots peeking from the bottom, sides, or top of container. We carry our own custom blend of soil that we recommend for the upgraded container. We also create lots of designs in larger sizes to prepare for your growing baby. Reach out if you need advice on size of container needed or steps to replant.