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Crassula ovata 'Classic jade'
Crassula ovata 'Classic jade' Jade is a desirable houseplant that has been said to bring good luck to its owners. For this reason, it makes a wonderful housewarming gift! Jade’s oval shaped, succulent leaves grow from woody stems into a bush shape, and you might see little whitish-pink blossoms in the winter. Light: Bright Filtered Water: Drought Tolerant Ease: Easy Breezy Pet friendly: No Care: Jades are forgiving plants, and good for beginner plant caretakers. Just be sure to not let them sit in standing water as this will lead to root rot.
Araucaria heterophylla 'Norfolk pine'
Araucaria heterophylla 'Norfolk pine' Not technically a pine, the 'Norfolk pine' is actually a subtropical plant native to the South Pacific. It is sometimes used as a Christmas tree, decorated with ornaments, but can be kept year round as a houseplant. In warm seasons, this plant could grow outside (away from direct sun) and you'll find that it reaches quite high! Light: Bright Filtered Water: Frequent Ease: Easy Breezy Pet Friendly: No
Aloe - Assorted
Aloe Aloe are a family of succulents, the most popular of which being aloe vera or true aloe, which have become very popular houseplants. This attraction to Aloe is nothing new, however, as it has been known as medicinal and beautifying for centuries. Aloe are best suited for dry, hot climates and do well with similar care as other succulents. Light: Bright filtered Water: Drought Tolerant Ease: Easy Breezy Pet Friendly: No Care: Your Aloe does not want too much water, but needs enough to maintain its succulent leaves. Wait until the soil has dried out completely before watering,...
Calathea 'Vittata' Calatheas are loved for the unique color, pattern, and shape of their leaves. If you want to add a sense of wildness to your plant collection, you might want to take home a Calathea. 'Vittata' is striking with its dense cluster of oval shaped leaves, painted with strokes of contrasting vibrant and creamy shades of green. Light: Medium Water: Occasional Ease: Advanced Pet Friendly: Yes Care: Calatheas loves humidity! Mist the leaves twice a week, use a humidifier, or place it in a spot that gets ample humidity, like a kitchen or bathroom. If the tips of your Calathea start to brown,...
Begonia maculata 'Angelwing'
Begonia maculata 'Angelwing' From a thick, cane-like stem, large glossy leaves cascade in a deep green that perfectly compliments their maroon-coloured underside. While hanging clusters of elegant blossoms ranging from soft pink to bright red bloom in the spring, it’s the Angel Wing’s dotted “wings” that often take the spotlight. Whether blooming or not, this plant is gorgeous year round so place it somewhere it can be seen from all its angelic angles. Light: Bright Filtered Water: Frequent Ease: Knowledgeable Pet friendly: No Care: If planning on repotting your Begonia, remember that they like their roots to be slightly...
Oxalis triangularis 'Shamrock - Green'
Oxalis triangularis 'Shamrock - Green' Shamrocks are a relatively easy houseplant as long as you give them enough light and water. In the spring, they will reward you with blossoms in white, pink, or lavender. Light: Bright Filtered Water: Frequent Care: Easy Breezy Pet Friendly: No Care: Rotate your plant regularly so that it grows evenly towards its light source.
Senecio radicans 'String of bananas'
Senecio radicans 'String of Bananas' Senecios are a wide-ranging group of plants in the daisy family. They range from upright to trailing to shrubs, and have beautiful blooms in fall and spring! Keep your senecio as a container plant, put it on a tall shelf or in a basket, or if you live in a warmer climate, plant it as outdoor ground cover. There is so much variety and beauty in this family, you will likely find a plant that catches your eye. String of bananas, unsurprisingly, is comprised of many plump green banana-shaped succulent leaves. Fair warning, though these...
Aeschynanthus lobbianus 'Lipstick'
Aeschynanthus lobbianus 'Lipstick' Lipstick plants get their name from bright blossoms that pop out of a tubular bud reminiscent of a lipstick tube. These plants originate from Southeast Asia and love a tropical environment. Their stems grow long and trail, and they are beautifully suited for hanging planters. Enjoy their bright green, waxy leaves and vibrant red-orange blooms. Water: Occasional Light: Medium Ease: Easy Breezy Pet friendly: Yes Care: Lipstick plants enjoy being pruned after the blooming season. You can cut the leaves back to about 6 inches in length. If you want to repot your lipstick, do so...
Philodendron ‘Birkin' Philodendrons make a wonderful houseplant for beginner plant caretakers! They are easy going, resilient, and come in a variety of colors and shapes. Native to Central and South America and the Caribbean, this family ranges from plants with trailing leaves to those that grow in denser bushes of leaves. You'll find the 'Birkin' beautiful for its individually painted leaves that are all slightly different from each other. The variegation comes in more as they mature, so get this plant young and watch it decorate itself with delicate white veins across deep green leaves. Light: Bright Filtered Water:...