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We believe that building and practicing your plant care knowledge is the most rewarding way to achieve your plant-journey goals and we're here to help! Browse our quick tips based on your interests and needs. We're committed to your growth so we'll continue to update this page periodically to include more plant species!

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Aglaonema
"Chinese Evergreen"

Tolerates low light but thrives in bright-indirect light.

Allow top 1-2 inches of soil to dry then water thoroughly.

Keep away from drafty areas. Prefers moderate humidity.

Poisonous to humans and pets if ingested.

Prefers peat-based potting soil or potting soil w/ perlite.

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Alocasia

Requires bright-indirect light. Keep out of direct sunlight or leaves will burn.

Keep away from drafty areas. Prefers moderate to high humidity.

Poisonous to humans & pets if ingested. Prone to pests - check leaves often.

Allow top 1-2 inches of soil to dry then water thoroughly. Keep soil slightly moist but not soggy.

Recommend 1 part potting soil, 1 part peat moss, & 1 part perlite mix.

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'Air Plants'
Tilandsia

Requires bright-indirect light. Keep out of direct sunlight or leaves will burn.

Two methods of watering: mist with spray bottle every other day or soak in a bowl of lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes about once a week. After each soak, hold plant upside down, gently shake excess water off, and place in well ventilated area to dry.

Enjoys moderate to high humidity.

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Anthurium

Tolerates low light but thrives in bright-indirect light.

Allow top 1 to 2 inches of soil to dry out then water thoroughly.

Keep away from drafts. Prefers high  humidity.

Poisonous to humans and pets if ingested.

Prefers well draining soil such as potting soil with perlite - prone to root rot.

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Begonia

Thrives in bright-indirect light.

Allow top 1 inch of soil to dry out then water thoroughly.

Requires high humidity.

Poisonous to pets if ingested.

Requires well draining soil medium - prone to root rot.

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Birds of Paradise

Tolerates moderate light but thrives in bright-indirect light.

Allow top 1 to 2 inches of soil to dry out then water thoroughly.

Tolerates moderate humidity but thrives in higher humidity.

Poisonous to pets if ingested.

Tolerant to wide range of soil types. Potting soil with perlite works well. 

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Bromeliads

Avoid direct sunlight. Tolerates low light but thrives in bright-indirect 

Center of bromeliad is called a" tank". Pour water into center/tank of bromeliad. Best to keep tank full. Flush out tank regularly, about once a week, to prevent stagnant water and salt build up.

Prefers moderate humidity.

Requires well draining soil. Prone to root rot.

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Cacti

Will survive in moderate light but requires bright-indirect light to thrive. 

Allow soil to dry out completely then water throughly (about once a month). 

Be cautious of thorns or spikes. Ouch!

Requires well-draining soil. Cactus mix soil with perlite is ideal.

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Caladiums

Grows best and thrives in bright-indirect light.

Water when soil is dry to the touch.

Keep away from drafty areas. Prefers high humidity.

Poisonous to humans and pets if ingested.

Requires rich, well draining potting mix.

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Thrives in medium-bright indirect light.

Use filtered, purified, or distilled water. Using tap water may lead to mineral build up in the soil and damage leaves.

Keep away from drafty areas. Prefers moderate humidity.

Prefers well draining soil mix such as 1 part potting soil, 1 part peat moss, & 1 part perlite mix.

Calathea
(Reclassifed as Geoppertia)
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Enjoys bright light by a sunny window.

Water when top 1 inch soil is dry to the touch. Enjoys consistently moist soil but not soggy.

Enjoys high humidity. Known to be temperamental.  Does not like to be moved frequently.

Poisonous to humans and pets if ingested.

Prefers peat-based potting soil with perlite for well drainage.

Croton
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Thrives in medium-bright indirect light.

Use filtered, purified, or distilled water. Using tap water may lead to mineral build up in the soil and damage leaves.

Keep away from drafty areas. Prefers moderate humidity.

Ctenanthe

Prefers well draining soil mix such as 1 part potting soil, 1 part peat moss, & 1 part perlite mix.

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Tolerates medium light but thrives in bright-indirect light.

Allow top 1-2 inches to dry out then water thoroughly.

Enjoys moderate humidity.

Very poisonous to humans and pets if ingested.

Prefers well draining peat-based potting soil with perlite.

Dieffenbachia

Tolerates medium light but thrives in bright-indirect light.

Allow top 1-2 inches to dry out then water thoroughly.

Enjoys moderate humidity.

Very poisonous to humans and pets if ingested.

Prefers well draining peat-based potting soil with perlite.

Dracaena
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Tolerates low light but thrives in medium-indirect light.

Water to keep soil evenly moist but not soggy.

Prefers high humidity.

Prefers peat-based potting soil with good drainage.

Ferns
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Tolerates moderate light but thrives in bright-indirect light.

Allow top 1-2 inches to dry out then water thoroughly.

Keep away from drafts. Enjoys moderate humidity.

Poisonous to humans and pets if ingested.

Prefers well draining potting soil with perlite.

Ficus
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Prefers bright-indirect light.

Allow top 1 inch to dry out then water thoroughly.

Avoid drafty areas at all costs. Enjoys moderate humidity.

Poisonous to humans and pets if ingested. This plant is known to require higher maintenance.

Requires well draining soil such as potting soil with perlite.

Ficus Lyrata
'Fiddle Leaf Fig'
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Prefers consistent bright-indirect light to retain vibrant leaves.

Water thoroughly when top 1/4 of soil is dry. 

Prefers high humidity.

Poisonous to humans.

Prefers well draining peat-based potting soil.

Fittonia
"Nerve Plant"

Tolerates medium light but thrives in bright-indirect light.

Water thoroughly when top 1/3 of soil is dry. 

Keep away from drafty areas. Prefers moderate humidity.

Poisonous to humans and pets if ingested.

Prefers well draining peat-based soil with perlite.

Homalomena
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Requires bright-indirect light.

Allow soil to almost dry out then water throughly.

Enjoys moderate to high humidity.

Prone to root rot. Requires well draining soil.

Hoyas
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Tolerates low light but thrives in moderate to bright-indirect light.

Water throughly when top 1/4 of soil is dry.

Prefers moderate humidity.

Can induce vomiting in humans if ingested.

Prefers well draining soil with organic matter. All-purpose soil works well.

Hypoestes

Tolerates medium light but thrives in bright-indirect light.

Allow top 1-2 inches to dry out then water thoroughly.

Prefers moderate humidity.

Poisonous to humans and pets if ingested.

Prefers well draining potting soil.

Ivy

Thrives in medium-bright indirect light.

Use filtered, purified, or distilled water. Using tap water may lead to mineral build up in the soil and damage leaves.

Requires high humidity.

Prefers well draining soil mix such as 1 part potting soil, 1 part peat moss, & 1 part perlite mix.

Maranta
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Tolerates medium light but thrives in bright-indirect light.

Allow top 50% of soil to dry out then water thoroughly.

Keep away from drafty areas. Prefers moderate humidity.

Well draining soil medium such us potting soil with perlite.

'Money Tree'
Pachira Aquatica
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Tolerates moderate light but thrives in bright-indirect light.

Allow top 1-2 inches to dry out then water thoroughly.

Keep away from drafty areas. Prefers moderate humidity.

Poisonous to humans and pets if ingested.

Prefers peat-based potting soil or potting soil w/ perlite.

Monstera
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Generally, enjoys moderate to bright indirect light.

Prefers soil to remain lightly moist - never soggy.

Enjoys moderate humidity.

The Sago Palm is very poisonous to humans and pets if ingested.

Generally, light and well drained soil are good for palms. 

Palms
(Indoor)
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Tolerates low light partial shade to moderate indirect light.

Enjoys evenly moist soil but not soggy. Add water when top soil is dry to the touch.  

Prefers moderate to high humidity.

Mildly poisonous to humans and pets if ingested.

Prefers well draining peat-based potting mix with perlite, bark, or sand.

Peace Lily
'Spathiphyllum'
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Prefers medium to bright-indirect light.

Allow top 50% of soil to dry and then water thoroughly.

Enjoys low-moderate humidity.

Prefers well draining peat-based soil with perlite.

Peperomia
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Thrives in medium to bright-indirect light.

Allow top 1-2 inches of soil to dry out then water thoroughly.

Prefers moderate to high humidity.

Poisonous to humans and pets if ingested.

Prefers a well draining peat-based potting mix.

Philodendron
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Enjoys moderate to bright-indirect light. Leaves easily burn in direct sun.

Allow top 2-3 inches of soil to dry out then water thoroughly.

Keep away from drafty areas. Prefers moderate humidity.

Does well in well draining soil. 2 parts of all-purpose potting soil and 1 part perlite works well.

Pilea Peperomioides
'Chinese Money Plant'
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Tolerates low light but thrives in moderate to bright-indirect light.

Allow top 2 inches of soil to dry out then water thoroughly. 

This hardy plant can handle low humidity but thrives with more humidity.

Poisonous to humans and pets if ingested.

Enjoys a well draining potting soil mix.  All-purpose potting soil with perlite works well.

Pothos
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Prefers bright-indirect light.

Allow top 1-2 inches of soil to dry out then water thoroughly.

 Prefers moderate to high humidity.

Poisonous to humans and pets if ingested.

Prefers rich and well draining peat-based potting mix.

Raphidophora Tetrasperma
'Monstera Minima'

Tolerates low light but thrives in bright-indirect light.

Allow top soil  to dry out between each watering and then water through.

Hardy. Tolerates dry air. Enjoys low to moderate humidity.

Poisonous to humans and pets if ingested.

Prefers a well draining soil mix. All-purpose potting soil with perlite works well.

Sansevieria
'Snake Plant'
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Prefers medium bright-indirect light.

Prefers light, evenly moist soil. Water through when top 1-2 inches of soil is dry.

Keep away from drafty areas. Prefers moderate humidity.

Poisonous to humans and pets if ingested.

Prefers a well draining potting mix.

Schefflera
'Umbrella Plant'
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Tolerates low light but thrives in bright-indirect light.

Allow soil to dry out between waterings then water through.

Hardy. Will handle well in low humidity. Thrives with moderate humidity.

Prefers a well draining potting medium. All-purpose soil and perlite work well.

'Spider Plant'

Chlorophytum Comosum

Thrives in medium-bright indirect light.

Use filtered, purified, or distilled water. Using tap water may lead to mineral build up in the soil and damage leaves.

Requires high humidity.

Stromanthe

Prefers well draining soil mix such as 1 part potting soil, 1 part peat moss, & 1 part perlite mix.

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Will survive in moderate light but requires bright-indirect light to thrive. 

Allow soil to dry out completely then water throughly (about once a month). 

Be cautious of thorns and spikes! D'oh!

Requires well draining potting mix. Cactus potting mix and perlite is ideal.

Succulents

Manages well in moderate-indirect light but thrives in bright-indirect light.

Allow top 1-2 inches of soil to dry out then water thoroughly.

Thrives in high humidity.

Poisonous to humans and pets if ingested.

Combine 4 parts all-purpose soil and 1 part perlite for a well working mix.

Tradescantia

Thrives in full sunlight and bright-indirect light.

Do not overwater. Water when top 50% of soil is dry. Allow water to drain out from bottom of pot. Remove extra water from water tray.

Tolerates low humidity and enjoy moderate humidity.

Potential to be toxic to humans and pets if ingested.

Requires a well draining potting mix.

Yucca
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Tolerates low light but thrives with moderate-indirect light.

Allow top 1-2 inches of soil to dry out then water thoroughly.

Prefers high humidity.

Prefers a well draining peat-based potting mix with perlite.

'Zebra Plant'
Aphelandra

Handles well in low light but will enjoy moderate to bright-indirect light.