Houseplant How-Tos

How To: Care for a Hoya Plant

How To: Care for a Hoya Plant
Hoya plants are rewarding plants to care for, and great family long term plants. They are tough yet beautiful plants that tolerate neglect and reward good care.  Hoya plants and Variegated Hoya have thick waxy leaves that are dark in color and some can even resemble heart leaves. Do not cut the long tendrils of your Hoya! That’s where new leaves and flower clusters will form.  Continue reading

Can Houseplants Alleviate Stress?

Can Houseplants Alleviate Stress?
What are the most relaxing indoor plants for your home? We certainly preach the benefits of keeping houseplants on hand for a beautiful home, but can houseplants actually reduce stress? All in all, keeping houseplants can certainly have a positive impact on one’s mood and outlook, and slightly improving your mood is one of the many steps you can take to reducing your stress levels.  Continue reading

Top Four Best Houseplants for Beginner Plant Owners

Top Four Best Houseplants for Beginner Plant Owners
There are plenty of plants that could be considered the best houseplants for beginners, but we hope our list will give you a start into the wonderful world of plant ownership. Plants are highly rewarding to keep around, and some studies have shown that plant ownership can improve your mental wellbeing. At the very least, keeping plants around will beautify your space and improve your air quality. What's not to like! Continue reading

How to : Care for Ferns

How to : Care for Ferns
The lower light requirements of fern plants make them highly desired houseplants for offices, bathrooms, and kitchens because of their upward growing leaves and preferred light and water requirements. Many ferns would benefit from the usage of a humidifier to keep all of their leaves in tip top condition. Continue reading

7 Tips to Care for your Monstera Plant

7 Tips to Care for your Monstera Plant

The monstera plant comes in a variety of shapes and sizes.  The two most common varieties are Monstera deliciosa and Monstera adansonii, which are often lovingly referred to as “swiss chess plants.” As their nickname implies, monsteras are easy to identify by the holes and clefts in their dark green leaves.  M. deliciosa has large leaves, while M. adansonii has smaller leaves and grows like a vine. Although sometimes called “split-leaf philodendron”, in fact it is not a philodendron at all! Now that we know what to call them, let’s talk about how to care for these amazing plants.

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