Plant Care Guide

Welcoming a new plant bae into your home? Find all of The Deets (background details) and pro tips below including how Lit It Is (lighting needs), The Drip (watering guidelines) and more.

Anthurium

The Deets- Just in time for Valentine's Day, Anthuriums beautiful exotic flowering houseplants that offer glossy, green heart-shaped leaves topped by heart-shaped pink, red, or white long-lasting blooms. Our Anthuriums are red and can bloom almost all year long if they get enough light, fertilizer, and moisture. 

Anthurium is a beautiful flowering plant native to the region of Mexico through Northern Argentina. With numerous colors and varieties available, the anthurium is a wonderful alternative to cut flowers for life's celebrations.

It's Lit- Bright indirect to medium light, avoid windows as they amplify the sun's intensity and create heat that may damage the plant.

The Drip- Water thoroughly once every 1-2 weeks. We recommend adding clay drainage balls to the bottom of the pot, however, avoid overwatering.

Pro-Tip- Anthurium is a natural air purifier! It’s been scientifically proven to scrub harmful chemicals and indoor air pollution from homes and offices.

Toxicity- Anthurium is toxic to animals if ingested. You should contact your veterinarian in the event that sap, leaves, or any part of plant is ingested.

Plant Care- Recommend transplanting within 2-3 years into a vessel 1-2 inches larger using regular potting mix. Clean leaves with damp paper towel every 1-2 weeks to aid photosynthesis and stimulate growth. Check leaves and stalks for pests while cleaning. If pests are found, remove with damp paper towel and use a mild organic pesticide in a spray bottle to coat the affected areas.

Dieffenbachia

The Deets- Dieffenbachia is often called “Dumb Cane.” This plant is a lush and showy plant with ovate leaves in various combinations of green, cream, and white colors. Dieffenbachias​ are from the tropics of Mexico, South America, and the West Indies. Known for its pillowy leaves and bright yellow and green contrasting patterns, these plants grow thick stalks and can quickly become a household favorite with age.

It's Lit- Bright to medium indirect light, avoid windows as they amplify the sun's intensity and create heat that may damage the plant.

The Drip- Water thoroughly once every 7 days, however, avoid overwatering.

Toxicity- Dieffenbachia is toxic to humans and animals if ingested. Dieffenbachia gets its nickname “Dumb Cane” due to its toxic sap that irritates when ingested. This plant is not ideal for a space with small children or curious pets. However, with a small amount of caution, it poses no significant threat.

Pro-Tip- This plant will thrive in high humidity. 

Plant Care- Recommend transplanting within 2-3 years into a vessel 1-2 inches larger using regular potting mix. Clean leaves with damp paper towel every 1-2 weeks to aid photosynthesis and stimulate growth. Check leaves and stalks for pests while cleaning. For more information on the importance of cleaning leaves, read our guide here.

Dwarf Umbrella Tree

The Deets- The Schefflera Arboricola is a tropical plant native to Taiwan, often known as the Umbrella Tree because of its leaflets' attractive arrangement. This shapely plant will instantly upgrade any space in your home or office space. 

It's Lit- Thrives in bright indirect to medium indirect light.

The Drip- Water every 1-2 weeks.

Pro-Tip- When the top of the potting mix dries out, thoroughly water, and let the soil dry before watering again, Umbrella Plants are flexible about watering but more tolerant of dry soil than overwatering. 

Toxicity- Schefflera Arboricola is toxic to humans and animals if ingested. 

Fiddle Leaf-Fig

The Deets- The Queen of Houseplants, the Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree (Ficus lyrata), is Native to Western and Central Africa's rainforests and is a stunning plant with huge green leaves. It takes some love and attention, but it's worth it. It appreciates a warm, humid environment, a fair amount of water, and plenty of light. Arrives in a nursery grow pot.

It's Lit- Bright direct to indirect light, avoid windows as they amplify the sun's intensity and create heat that may damage plant.

The Drip-Water every 1-2 weeks and allow excess water to run out the drainage holes in the nursery pot or whichever vessel you transplant into.

Pro-Tip- Fiddle Leaf Figs like to reach towards the light, so if you don’t rotate, you’ll notice them bending over time. 

Toxicity- Fiddle Leaf Figs are toxic to humans and animals if ingested. You should contact your veterinarian in the event that sap, leaves, or any part of plant is ingested.

Plant Care- We recommend transplanting within 1 year into a vessel 1-2 inches larger using regular potting mix. Clean leaves with damp paper towel or coconut oil every 1-2 weeks to aid photosynthesis and stimulate growth. Check leaves and stalks for pests while cleaning. If pests are found, remove with damp paper towel and use a mild organic pesticide in a spray bottle to coat the affected areas.

Golden Pothos

The Deets- Prized for its low maintenance, the Golden Pothos is known for its heart-shaped green leaves with variegation in yellow and can grow several feet a year and provide a beautiful draping backdrop or corner piece for any low-to medium-light space. Its common name, Pothos, comes from the genus is was once classified under Pothos Aureus.

It's Lit- Medium to low indirect light, avoid windows as they amplify the sun's intensity and create heat that may damage plant.

The Drip- Water every 2-3 weeks. We recommend adding clay drainage balls to the bottom of the pot, however, avoid overwatering.

Pro-Tip- According to NASA's clean air study, the Pothos plant removes pollutants such as benzene, toluene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and xylene from the air.

Toxicity- Golden Pothos is slightly toxic to humans and animals if ingested. 

Plant Care- We recommend transplanting after 2-3 years into a vessel 1-2 inches larger using regular potting mix. Clean leaves with damp paper towel every 1-2 weeks to aid photosynthesis and stimulate growth. Check leaves and stalks for pests while cleaning. If pests are found, remove with damp paper towel and use a mild organic pesticide in a spray bottle to coat the affected areas. 

Hoya Heart

The Deets- Whether it's for someone you love, your Galentine, or your special someone, our Hoya Heart Succulent is sure to make their heart happy. This sweetheart-shaped plant is a natural wonder, making it the perfect gift for Valentine's Day. In the perfect petite pot, surrounded by rose quartz stones, this sweetheart plant also promotes love, friendship, and inner peace through its crystal healing properties. The Hoya Kerrii plant is commonly referred to as the Hoya Heart because of its heart-shaped leaves - it's a stunning, low-maintenance indoor plant.

It's Lit- Bright direct to indirect light.

The Drip- Water every 2-3 weeks.

Pro-Tip- Hoya Heart Succulents will thrive with indirect sunlight. For even growing, rotate your plant once a week. Be sure to only water your plant when the soil has dried out completely.

Toxicity- Hoya Heart is non-toxic to animals.

Plant Care- Hoya Heart care isn’t especially complicated, but the plant is somewhat particular when it comes to growing conditions. This sweetheart hoya can tolerate relatively low light, but not full shade. However, the plant performs best and is more likely to bloom in bright or indirect sunlight. Room temperatures should be maintained between 60 and 80 F.

 Hoya Hindu Rope

The Deets- Known as the Hoya Carnosa 'Compacta,' this Hoya has twisted, waxy leaves that emerge on long rope-like vines, making this Hoya the perfect hanging plant. Sometimes known by its nicknames, Hindu Rope Hoya and Indian Rope Hoya, this cultivar of Hoya Carnosa will eventually produce beautiful clusters of star-shaped pink flowers as it matures. 

It's Lit- Bright indirect light.

The Drip- Water only when the soil is dry.

Pro-Tip- Hindu Rope Houseplants, Hoya Carnosa "Krinkle Kurl," can be propagated anytime using stem-tip cuttings. A portion of the Hoya Plant stem, including one or more leaves, quickly produces roots in water or damp sand.

Toxicity- Hoya Hindu Rope is non-toxic to animals.  

Hoya Tricolor

The Deets- Hoya Carnosa Tricolor, also known as Crimson Princess, is a draping succulent vine that produces star-shaped waxy flowers. This Hoya has pink stems that branch out into colorful leaves and simple to care for as long as you keep it in a bright spot and are sparse with watering. These are perfect plants for plant parents who have trouble keeping up with watering. 

It's Lit- Bright indirect light.

The Drip- Water only when the soil is dry.

Pro-Tip- The brighter the indirect light, the more pink variegation these plants may produce. Just remember to keep them away from direct sunlight! Hoya Carnosa Tricolor won’t flower unless it receives very bright indirect sunlight. A south-facing window would be ideal, although eastern and western exposures may also work if they are bright enough. This plant will even tolerate a little direct sunlight.

Toxicity- Hoya Tricolor is non-toxic to animals.

Marble Queen Pothos

The Deets- The Marble Queen Pothos is a popular plant in the Pothos family and features dark green leaves splashed and marbled in shades of yellow, cream, or white. Pothos plants are known for their ease of care and durability. It's an excellent choice for beginning plant parents. They are quick growing vines full of variegated green and white leaves that will make any space look lush. 

It's Lit- Medium to low indirect light.

The Drip- Water every 1-2 weeks.

Pro-Tip- Pothos also functions as a living air purifier making it ideal for home and office settings. It's one of the best houseplants for any room in any home. 

Toxicity- Marble Queen Pothos may cause a harmful reaction in people and pets if ingested.

 Parlor Palm

The Deets- Chamaedorea Elegans, also known as the Neanthe Bella Parlor Palm, is a favorite easy-care palm with tropical fronds known for its air-purifying qualities and ability to grow well over six feet tall. It's native to the rainforests in Southern Mexico and Guatemala. Parlor Palms are a top choice for offices and commercial businesses as they help clean the air and have low light requirements.

It's Lit- Bright to low indirect light.

The Drip- Water every 1-2 weeks.

Pro-Tip- These palms can be susceptible to spider mites, but a humid environment and frequent misting helps to keep pests away. 

Toxicity- The Parlor Palm is non-toxic and is pet friendly.  

Philodendron Monstera

The Deets- Known for its lush, green foliage and its ability to grow to a massive size with little maintenance, it's no wonder the Monstera Deliciosa is one of the most common and beloved houseplants in the entire house plant community; it has its own hashtag, #MonsteraMonday. The Monstera Deliciosa plant is native to the Central American rainforest from Southern Mexico to Panama. In the wild, these beautiful plants can take over an entire palm tree and grow quickly. They can be found in broad daylight or hidden in the shade of their host plant, and in typical philodendron fashion, grow long aerial roots that easily propagate if separated from its parent. Known for its beautiful split leaves that can grow to 2-3 feet in diameter, the Monstera truly is a monster of a plant.

It's Lit- Bright indirect to medium light, avoid windowsills as they amplify the sun's intensity and create heat that may damage plant.

The Drip- Water thoroughly every 1-2 weeks. We recommend adding clay drainage balls to the bottom of the pot, however, avoid overwatering.

Pro-Tip- Monstera needs lots of space; put it in a statement-making spot in your room. This plant doesn't like being overwatered; they love being humid. If you live in a dry climate, give your plant a special treat by misting it in the morning to provide the water with enough time to evaporate before evening. 

Toxicity- Monstera is toxic to humans and animals if ingested. Contact your veterinarian in the event that sap, leaves, or any part of plant is ingested.

Plant Care- We recommend transplanting after 2-3 year into a vessel 1-2 inches larger using regular potting mix. Clean leaves with damp paper towel every 1-2 weeks to aid photosynthesis and stimulate growth. Check leaves and stalks for pests while cleaning. If pests are found, remove with damp paper towel and use a mild organic pesticide in a spray bottle to coat the affected areas. 

Ponytail Palm

The Deets- The Ponytail Palm, or Beaucarnea Recurvata, is a tropical plant native to Mexico. Oddly enough, a Ponytail Palm Tree is neither a palm nor a tree. It is a member of the Agave family and is a Succulent. Other common names for this plant include the Bottle Palm Tree or the Elephant Foot Tree. It's a perfect plant for new plant parents and world travelers, as it's low maintenance. This plant thrives in a spot that regularly receives bright light. Unusual in its shape, the pony can often grow to over 2 stories in height and, when found in groups, often makes a scene out of a Dr. Seuss book with its large elephant foot, tall skinny stalk, and tuft of wiry hair at the top.

It's Lit- Bright direct to medium indirect light, avoid windows as they amplify the sun's intensity and may create heat that may damage plant.

The Drip- Water every 1-2 weeks and allow excess water to run out the drainage holes in the nursery pot or whichever vessel you transplant into. If your pot has no drainage holes, we recommend adding clay drainage balls to the bottom of the pot, however, avoid overwatering.

Pro-Tip- As with most succulents, your Ponytail Palm will thrive in dry conditions. The drier the air, the better!

Toxicity- The Ponytail Palm is non-toxic to humans and animals.

Plant Care- We recommend transplanting within 1 year into a vessel 1-2 inches larger using regular potting mix. Clean leaves with damp paper towel every 1-2 weeks to aid photosynthesis and stimulate growth. Check leaves and stalks for pests while cleaning. If pests are found, remove with damp paper towel and use a mild organic pesticide in a spray bottle to coat the affected areas.

Snake Plant

The Deets- Sansevieria Trifasciata (Black Coral Snake Plant) is native to Western Africa. The Snake Plant is known for its rough texture and ease of maintenance, requiring only small amounts of water and almost any lighting condition.  Also known as, a Snake Plant and Mother-in-Law’s Tongue.

Sansevieria Trifasciata (Snake Plant) is native to Western Africa. Topping NASA's list of air purifying plants, the snake plant comes in a variety of colors, shapes, and heights. The plant is known for its rough texture and ease of maintenance, requiring only small amounts of water and almost any lighting condition.

It's Lit- Low, medium, or high indirect light, avoid windowsills as they amplify the sun's intensity and create heat that may damage plant.

The Drip- Water thoroughly every 2-3 weeks. We recommend adding clay drainage balls to the bottom of the pot, however, avoid overwatering.

Pro-Tip- Snake plants top NASA's list of air-purifying plants and come in various colors, shapes, and heights. 

Toxicity- Snake Plants are toxic to humans and pets if ingested. Contact your veterinarian in the event that sap, leaves, or any part of plant is ingested.

Plant Care- Recommend transplanting after 2-3 years into a vessel 1-2 inches larger using regular potting mix. Clean plant with damp paper towel every 1-2 weeks to aid photosynthesis and stimulate growth. Check leaves and stalks for pests while cleaning. If pests are found, remove with damp paper towel and use a mild organic pesticide in a spray bottle to coat the affected areas.

 The ZZ Plant

The Deets- If you’re looking for a hands-off plant that makes a statement, the ZZ Plant, a native of East Africa, is the plant for you! This plant thrives on neglect and is a great choice for busy folks, travelers, and those who occasionally forget to water or for an office location. Indirect bright light is best for a ZZ, but they are also content in low light and indirect light, making it a versatile and near foolproof indoor plant. One of the easiest plants out there to care for, it loves nice dry roots and a good drink every 2-3 weeks depending on the time of year and the dryness of the air. While it's not advised to leave it in a window, it can tolerate a few hours of sun during the day while it shoots out bright green fractals of its older foliage.

It's Lit- Medium to low indirect light, avoid windows as they amplify the sun's intensity and create heat that may damage plant. 

The Drip- Water thoroughly every 2-3 weeks. We recommend adding clay drainage balls to the bottom of the pot, however, avoid overwatering. 

Pro-Tip- ZZ's are not only one of the easiest houseplants to keep alive, but one of the most beneficial for your health too. They've been scientifically found to remove several volatile organic compounds from the air, so breathe easy! 

Toxicity- The ZZ plant is slightly toxic to humans and animals if ingested. 

Plant Care- Recommend transplanting within 2-3 years into a vessel 1-2 inches larger using regular potting mix. Clean leaves with damp paper towel every 1-2 weeks to aid photosynthesis and stimulate growth. Check leaves and stalks for pests while cleaning.