Plant Glossary

AGLAONEMA
☼ Bright, indirect light. If the plant isn't getting sufficient sunlight, leaves will grow smaller + more spindly.
♢ Let the top 1/3 of soil dry out before watering. Needs well-draining soil + a vessel with drainage holes.

AIR PLANT (TILLANDSIA)
Tillandsia Bulbosa Belize
☼ Bright, indirect to low light. 
♢ Due to its compact bulb, DO NOT SOAK. After a heavy mist, make sure you gently shake your Bulbosa to release that trapped water. Spring/Summer: Mist 1-3 times a week depending on light. Fall/Winter: Mist 1-2 times a week depending on light. 

Tillandsia Capitata Peach
☼ Very bright, indirect light 
♢ Spring/Summer: Mist 1-3 times a week depending on light or submerge in tap water for at least 15 minutes once a week. Fall/Winter: Mist 1-2 times a week depending on light or submerge in tap water for at least 15 minutes once every other week. 

+ Is also extremely drought tolerant but does not handle high excess moisture so be sure to rest the airplant upside down after soaking to ensure all the water has a chance to drain out before righting the plant.

Tillandsia Houston Cotton Candy
☼ Bright, indirect light
Spring/Summer: Mist 1-3 times a week depending on light or submerge in tap water for at least 15 minutes once a week. Fall/Winter: Mist 1-2 times a week depending on light or submerge in tap water for at least 15 minutes once every other week.

 Tillandsia Ionantha Rubra
☼ Bright, indirect light
Spring/Summer: Mist 1-3 times a week depending on light or submerge in tap water for at least 15 minutes once a week. Fall/Winter: Mist 1-2 times a week depending on light or submerge in tap water for at least 15 minutes once every other week.
+ Can tolerate both moist and dry conditions.
 
Tillandsia Tectorum Ecuador
They don’t need the weekly soaks that most air plants require. Instead, these fuzzy little guys like to be misted once a week and need good airflow to keep them happy. 

Tillandsia Tricolor Melanocreter
It prefers bright indirect to partial sun and weekly soakings, though care must be taken to shake out excess so the root ball doesn’t rot. 

 
Tillandsia Xerographica
Can tolerate bright partial or full sun, but will need more frequent mistings and soakings. Make sure water doesn't get stuck in the center as that can cause root rot.

 

ALOCASIA
Alocasia Lauterbachiana
Alocasia Lauterbachiana
☼ Bright, indirect light, though direct eastern light is ok. Too much sun will burn the leaves.
♢ Love humidity. Let 1/3 dry out before watering, it needs well-draining soil. 


Alocasia Polly
Amazonian Elephant Ear
☼ Bright, indirect light, though direct eastern light is ok. Too much sun will burn the leaves.
♢ Alocasias like humidity, but not soggy soil. Let 1/3 dry out before watering, it needs well-draining soil. 

 

ALOE
Aloe Arborescens
Aloe Arborescens
 ☼ Partial to full sun
♢ Let soil dry out before watering thoroughly. Keep drier in the winter.


Aloe Vera
Aloe Harlanii
☼ Partial to full sun
♢ Let soil dry out before watering thoroughly. Keep drier in the winter.

Climbing Aloe
Aloiampelos Ciliaris, formerly Aloe Ciliaris
 ☼ Partial to full sun
♢ Let soil dry out before watering thoroughly. Keep drier in the winter.

Hedgehog Aloe
Aloe Humilis
☼ Bright, indirect light. Morning sun okay, but strong afternoon light will burn the plant.
♢ Let the soil dry out before watering thoroughly. Keep drier in the winter. 

 

ARROWHEAD VINE
Allusion Arrowhead Vine
Syngonium Podophyllum
 ☼ Bright, indirect light, though direct eastern light is ok. 
♢ Likes lots of humidity, but not soggy soil. Needs well-draining soil.

Types: Berry Allusion, Bold Allusion, Cream Allusion

 

Holly Arrowhead Vine
Syngonium podophyllum 'Holly
 ☼ Bright, indirect light, though direct eastern light is ok. 
♢ Likes lots of humidity, but not soggy soil. Needs well-draining soil.

+This plant can be pruned back to maintain a bushier growing appearance, or let it start to vine or crawl! Super easy to propagate as well.

 

BEGONIA
Medora Begonia
Begonia Medora
☼ Bright, indirect light to medium light.
♢ Keep the soil evenly moist, but not soggy. This plant needs HUMIDITY, so will love being outside during the summer.  

+Bonus points if you spoil the plant with a humidifier.

 

BROMELIAD
Bromeliad Guzmania
Bromeliad Cryptanthus
 ☼ Bright, indirect light. 
♢ Keep soil evenly moist, not soggy. 

 

CACTUS

 Holiday Cactus
Schlumbergera Bridgessii
☼ Bright indirect light
♢ Let the top 2-4" of soil dry out [depending on pot size] before watering thoroughly. 

+ The holiday cactus [also known as the Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter cactus] is easily propagated by using a sharp knife or scissors to snip a ‘V’ shaped new growth off where it meets the segmented of older growth, letting the end callus over before planting in porous soil.

Totem Pole Cactus
Pachycereus Schottii Monstrosus
 ☼ Full sun
♢ Let the soil dry out before watering thoroughly. Keep dry in the dark of winter.

 

CALATHEA
 ☼ Bright, indirect light. Too much sun and the leaves will burn. 
♢ This plant needs to be filtered or distilled water as it's sensitive to hard minerals in tap water. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not soggy.  

Types: Pinstripe Calathea, Calathea Ornata, Vittata Calathea, White Fusion, etc.

+ Bonus points if you spoil the plant with a humidifier!

 

ALOCASIA
Elephant Ear
Colocasia 'Distant Memory' PPAF
☼ Bright, indirect light, though direct eastern light is ok. 
♢ Alocasias like lots of humidity, but not soggy soil. Needs well-draining soil.  


COLUMNEA

Goldfish Plant
Columnea Gloriosa
☼ Bright indirect light to full sun. The more light = more blooms.
♢ Let the top 1/3 of soil dry out before watering. Needs well-draining soil and a vessel with drainage holes. 

+ The common name of this plant comes from its bright orange flowers that resemble goldfish!


DIEFFENBACHIA
☼ Bright, indirect light to medium light, though may grow smaller in lower light.
♢ This plant loves humidity, but not overly soggy soil. Let the top soil become dry to the touch, then water thoroughly. 

Types: Compacta, Panther, Camouflage 


DRACAENA
☼ Bright, indirect light to medium light. If the plant isn't getting sufficient sunlight, leaves will grow smaller + more spaced apart.
♢ Let the top 1/3 of soil dry out before watering. Needs well-draining soil + a vessel with drainage holes.

 Types: Bicolor, Colorama, Janet Craig, Lemon Lime Warneckii

 

 

 


EUPHORBIA

Stenoclada Euphorbia
Euphorbia stenoclada
☼ Full sun. 
♢ Let the soil dry out fully before watering thoroughly. Keep drier in the winter.

+ Fun fact: this is not a true cactus. Cacti have spines, which are modified leaves, and they come from areoles, which are structures that all cacti have. Euphorbias most often have thorns, usually in pairs, which are modified stems. 

 

FATSIA

Camouflage Fatsia
Fatsia Japonica 'Variegata'
☼ Bright, indirect light to medium light. Leaves may grow smaller with less light.
♢ Let the top 1/3 of soil dry out before watering. Needs well-draining soil + a vessel with drainage holes. 

+ If new leaves are emerging with more dark green splotches, move to a brighter spot to regain the higher contrast variegation! 



FERN

Crispy Wave Bird’s Nest Fern
Asplenium Nidus 'Crispy Wave'
☼ Bright, indirect light. Direct eastern is ok.
♢ Keep evenly moist. Loves humidity, but not soggy soil.

Types: Crispy Wave, Heart Leaf, Rabbit’s Foot, Victoria Birds Nest


+ The rabbit's foot fern plant gets its name from the furry rhizomes that grow on top of the soil and resemble a rabbit's foot. The rhizomes often grow over the side of the pot, adding an extra dimension to the plant!

 


FICUS

Rubber Plant 
☼ Bright, indirect light or direct Eastern light is great. 
♢ Let the top 1/3 of soil dry out, then water thoroughly until water drains out of the bottom of the top.
Types: Audrey, Burgundy, Melany, Tineke, Ruby

 

Fiddle Leaf Fig
Ficus Lyrata
☼ Bright, indirect light or direct Eastern light is great. 
♢ Let top 1/3 of soil dry out, then water thoroughly until water drains out of the bottom of the top.
+ Keep large leaves clean to prevent pests, but to also allow the plant to absorb as much light as possible. Give the plant a 1/4 turn every watering to maintain symmetrical growth. This plant also doesn't like to be moved, so if it's doing well in a certain spot in your home.. don't mess with perfection. 

 

FITTONIA

Fittonia Nerve Plant
Fittonia Albivenis
☼ Bright, indirect light. 
♢ Keep evenly moist. 



HOYA
☼ Bright indirect light in summer, full sun in cooler months.
♢ Let the soil dry out fully before watering. 

Types: Crimson Queen, Compacta, Australis

 

IVY

Variegated Algerian Ivy
Hedera Algeriensis 'Gloire de Marengo'
 ☼ Will grow best in bright indirect light, but will tolerate medium but may revert back to solid green leaves.
♢ Let the top 1-3" [depending on pot size] of soil dry out before watering.

JADE
Tricolor Jade Plant
Crassula ovata 'Tricolor'
 ☼ Bright, indirect light to full sun. Can tolerate medium light, but will grow slower and a bit smaller. 
♢ Let the soil dry out before watering thoroughly. Keep drier in the winter.

MARANTACEAE
Tricolor Prayer Plant
Maranta Leuconeura 
 ☼ Bright, indirect light. Too much sun and the leaves will burn. 
♢ This plant needs filtered or distilled water as it's sensitive to hard minerals in tap water. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not soggy. Loves humidity!

 



PALM
☼ Bright, indirect light to low light, adjusting watering depending on how much light it's getting
♢ Let topsoil dry out before watering. If the plant is getting less sun, let the top 1/3 of soil dry out. 

Types: Bamboo, Chinese Fan

Ponytail Palm
Beaucarnea Recurvata
☼ Bright, indirect light to low light, adjusting watering depending on how much light it's getting
♢ Let the soil dry out almost completely before watering. You can also gently squeeze the base of the plant: if there's any give in the trunk of the plant, water thoroughly.


PEACE LILY
Domino Peace Lily
Spathiphyllum 'Domino'
 ☼ Bright, indirect light will keep variegation high. Will tolerate medium to low light, but maybe grow more fully green leaves. More likely to bloom with more light.
♢ Keep soil evenly moist. Will wilt dramatically when dry, but bounce back quickly when watered. 

 

PEPEROMIA
Peperomia Caperata
☼ Bright, indirect light. Too little sun and the leaves will grow small and spindly.
♢ Let the topsoil dry out before watering. Susceptible to root rot if left in soggy soil,  needs well-draining soil + a vessel with drainage holes.

Types: Burgundy Ripple Peperomia, Emerald Ripple Peperomia, Mixed Color Ripple Peperomia, Tricolor, Marble, Variegated, Variegated Cupid

Felted Peperomia
Peperomia Incana
☼ Will grow best in bright, indirect light, but will tolerate medium light ok. 
♢ Let the top 1/3 of soil dry out before watering. Needs well-draining soil + a vessel with drainage holes. 
+ Do not dust or wipe off the fuzzy coating of the felted peperomia and avoid spraying or misting water directly on the surface of the leaves.


PHILODENDRON

Birkin Philodendron
Philodendron 'Birkin'
☼ Bright, indirect light to maintain the unique ivory variegation in the leaves.
♢ Let the topsoil dry out before watering.   

+This variety is a unique, new cultivar that grows upright versus vining as many Philodendrons do. It's also not unusual to see different variegation in the leaves with possible pale pink on new growth.

Brasil Philodendron
Philodendron Hederaceum 'Brasil'
☼ Bright, indirect light. Will tolerate medium light. If new leaves emerge with less light green portions, the plant needs brighter light.
♢ Let the topsoil dry out before watering. Leaves will droop slightly when it needs to be watered.  

+ This plant is really easy to propagate! Cut right above a node [where a new leaf emerges] and trim to the next aerial root; keep the bottom root in water until 3-4" of roots grow and then transplant to soil.

 

Lemon Lime Philodendron

Philodendron Cordatum 'Lemon-lime'
 ☼ Will grow best in bright indirect light, but will tolerate medium light. 
♢ Let topsoil dry out before watering. Leaves will droop slightly when it's ready to be watered. 


Panda Philodendron
Philodendron bipennifolium
☼ Bright, indirect light, though direct Eastern light is ok.
♢ Let the topsoil dry out before watering. Leaves will droop slightly when it needs to be watered. 

+ As this variety matures, the unique, elongated leaf shape will become more pronounced. You can let it trail or secure it to a moss or cork pole to encourage larger leaves.

 

Xanadu Philodendron
Philodendron Xanadu
☼ Bright indirect light; direct eastern is great.
♢ Let the top 1/3 of soil dry out before watering. Needs well-draining soil and a vessel with drainage holes.

 


PILEA
Aluminum Pilea
Pilea Cadierei
 ☼ Bright, indirect light. Too much sun and the leaves will burn. It also grows strongly towards the light, so it's recommended to give it a quarter turn every water for symmetrical growth.
♢ Let topsoil dry out before watering. Loves humidity!

 

Chinese Money Plant (Pilea)
Pilea Peperomioides

☼ Bright, indirect light. Too much sun and the leaves will burn. It also grows strongly towards the light, so it's recommended to give it a quarter turn every water for symmetrical growth.
♢ Let topsoil dry out before watering. Loves humidity!

This plant will produce pups that grow up from the soil. 

+ Can be propagated when pups grow to 3-4" tall. We have a repotting video showcasing this plant on our IGTV!

 

POTHOS
Epipremnum Aureum
 ☼ Will grow best in bright indirect light, but will tolerate medium to low light well. 
♢ Let the topsoil dry out before watering. Leaves will droop slightly when it's ready to be watered. 

Types: Jade Pothos, Golden Pothos, Marble Queen 

+ Easy to propagate!


SANSEVIERIA (former name)
Bantel Sensation Snake Plant
☼ Will grow best in bright, indirect light but will tolerate medium to low light, though it won't grow as fast. 
♢ Let the soil dry out before watering thoroughly. Keep drier in the winter. 

Types: Bantel Sensation, Black Coral, Black Gold Superba, Francissi, Hahnii, Laurentii, Night Owl, Whitney, Zeylanica 

+  Snake plants release oxygen at night, and as such are great to have in bedrooms!



SCHEFFLERA
Variegated Schefflera
Schefflera Arboricola Variegata
☼ Bright, indirect light. If the plant isn't getting sufficient sunlight, leaves will grow smaller + without variegation.
♢ Let the topsoil dry out before watering.

 

STROMANTHE

Triostar Stromanthe
Stromanthe Sanguinea 'Tricolor'
 ☼ Bright, indirect light. Too much direct sun will cause the leaves to burn. 
♢ Keep evenly moist, but not soggy. Plant appreciates a lot of humidity. 

 

SPIDER PLANT
☼ Bright, indirect light. Too much sun and the leaves will start to bleach to pale green.
♢ Keep soil evenly moist. 

+ This plant will grow pups or 'spiderettes' that can be easily propagated once they grow roots. Browning tips are also common when they grow little babies, and these tips can be easily trimmed off for aesthetics.

Types: Airplane, Bonnie, Zebra

 

SUCCULENT
Kalancho Flapjacks
Kalanchoe Thyrsiflora
☼ Full sun
♢ Let the soil dry out before watering thoroughly. Keep dry in the dark of winter. 

Succulents
Sedum Morganianum
☼ Bright, indirect light in summer, direct sun in cooler months.
♢ Let the soil dry out before watering thoroughly. Keep drier in the winter.

 


TRADESCANTIA

☼ Bright, indirect light. Leaves will burn and bleach out in direct afternoon light.
♢ Keep evenly moist, but not soggy. 

+ This plant is insanely easy to propagate! If any piece longer than 1.5" breaks off, put it in a vase with the bottom 1/3 submerged in water and it will grow roots in as little as a week.  

 

XANTHOSOMA

Lime Zinger Elephant Ear
Xanthosoma 'Lime Zinger'
☼ Bright, indirect light to full sun, though it will prefer some shade during the hottest part of the day.  
♢ This plant loves humidity but hates soggy soil. Let 1/3 dry out before watering. Needs very well-draining soil and a vessel with drainage holes. Loves being outside in the summer!

ZEBRA PLANT
Zebra Plant
Aphelandra Squarrosa
☼ Will grow best in bright indirect light; too much direct light will burn the leaves. ♢ Leaves will droop slightly when it needs to be watered. 

ZZ PLANT

Zenzi ZZ Plant
Zamioculcas Zamiifolia
☼ Will grow best in bright, indirect light, but will tolerate low light very well.
♢ Let the soil dry out completely before watering. It is susceptible to root rot if left in soggy soil. 

+ The Zenzi is a cousin to the ZZ we all know and love for it's incredibly hardiness as a house plant. This variety will stay more compact, but also more dense with it's tightly packed leaves and slightly arching stems.

ZZ plant
Zamioculcas Zamiifolia
☼ Will grow best in bright, indirect light, but will tolerate low light very well.
♢ Let the soil dry out completely before watering. It is susceptible to root rot if left in soggy soil.