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Whether you are a new plant parent or a seasoned pro there is never too much information regarding how to care for your plant! Here are some good habits to get into no matter what plant you are getting!
While juvenile pothos may be one of the most popular houseplants in America, mature pothos have different needs to keep their leaves ginormous!
These beautiful heart shaped leafs are easy to grow in both regular and giant form!
Monstera's are a great addition to any home. Check out some tips on how to keep yours happy and healthy!
Have a nice spot inside that gets some rays of direct light during the day? Finally a plant to soak all that sun in!
In order to stay large and growing large leaves , mature pothos MUST be allowed to climb. Finding a proper climbing medium is essential to ensuring the leaves continue to grow in size
Pothos are not frost resistant plants. They can survive a night or 2 in the 50's but anything colder and the leaves will likely freeze and die. Mature pothos don't like to be near drafts or doors where they may get the winter breeze! Keep them in a nice warm spot and take precautions when winter time comes!
Pothos are shade loving plants. Their variegation allows them to take in more or less light depending on their location, but one place they do not like to be is direct sun! Keep away from windows that have sun directly shining in, a nice spot on a coffee table a few feet from the window is a much better option!
Mature Pothos like well draining soil. In nature they grow in sand as their soil medium so they enjoy being able to drain water quickly. A cactus soil can be used or 1/3 potting mix, 1/3 pearlite, and 1/3 peat moss
Pothos like their soil to dry completely before getting watered again. They can go for months in the wild without rain in the winter when temperatures are colder. In the summer water needs pick up but still ensure the top few inches of soil are dry before watering.
Both the standard philodendron and the giant philodendron are very east to care for plants. They don't require a lot of light, don't need too much water, and can even grow forever in water!
The sweetheart philodendron loves indirect light/shade making it the perfect candidate for an indoor plant. It can survive in very low light or even only florescent light!
To add to its ease of care, you can use any potting soil with the philodendron. You can add in some pearlite or moss to increase drainage especially in summer time when the soil is being kept moist
In the summer the philodendron likes its soil to be moist, but not soggy. During winter when its not in its growth phase soil can be left until the to inch or two of soil dries.
The monstera can handle both cooler or warmer temperatures, but ensure it has time to slowly adjust!
Monsteras can be happy in both lots of indirect light and also very low light. One thing to note is the popular splits seen in the monsteras leaves come with increased sunlight, so a low light area such as an office cubicle might not be enough light to create the breaks, though the plant will still survive!
Your monstera will do great in a standard potting mix found at your local home improvement store. You may choose to mix in some peat moss or pearlite to help with drainage.
The monstera likes its soil to be damp during spring and summer when its hottest and growing the most. During fall and winter soil can be left to dry out a little bit more between watering.
While a very hot and trendy plant right now, these fig trees can be on the more challenging side. Due to needing direct light to thrive and proper watering schedule they can make things a little difficult if you are a first time plant parent.
Try and keep your fiddle leaf fig away from windows and doors that open often and may let in a draft during colder times of the year.
Fiddle leaf figs LOVE light! Keep them near a sunny window or supplement with a grow light if you don't have an area with lots of light. Do not put them in a spot that gets more than 1 hour of direct afternoon sun
Use standard potting soil for your fiddle leaf fig. You can add 1/3-1/2 mix of cactus soil to aerate soil and increase drainage if desired and top with eat moss for extra moisture retention.
Water with lukewarm water roughly every 7-10 days or when the top 1" of soil dries out
Fiddle leaf figs love to grow year round! Use your favorite plant food or check out some of my rabbit fertilizer for slow release nutrients to help your plant thrive!