Fall Houseplant Restock 8/24/2023

Fall Houseplant Restock 8/24/2023

Plant Post!

Calling all plant lovers! We've got some thrilling news for you. We just restocked some fresh houseplants from our local nursery!

Here's a few of the plants...

Let's dive into the leafy wonders that have just arrived:

1. Alocasia 'Mayan Mask'

We have 2 of these big boys! For you big plant lovers out there!

Alocasia Mayan Mask is a tropical plant that can grow up to five feet tall and wide. 
 It has large, arrow-shaped, grassy green leaves that unfurl upward in a whorl. 
 The leaves have white veins and maroon undersides. 
Alocasia Mayan Mask is also known as Elephant Ears. 
 It is a common houseplant, but its leaves can reach enormous sizes when grown outdoors. 
Here are some tips for caring for Alocasia Mayan Mask:
  • Use medium light, as their natural habitat is the rainforest understory. They do not like direct sunlight.
  • Use unsoftened water to keep the potting soil moist from Spring to Fall. In Winter, allow the top to dry out between waterings.
  • Don't let the roots stand in water. 
The leaves of Alocasia Mayan Mask are toxic to humans and animals.

2. Hoya Carnosa 'Tricolor'

Everyone loves some pink on their plants! Easy to care for, and hoyas all have the cutest little flowers!
The Hoya carnosa tricolor is a succulent plant with thick, waxy leaves that are pink, white, and deep green. 
 It is also known as the "wax plant" because of its leaves, which help it retain water in the heat. 
 The Hoya tricolor is a fast-growing plant that can grow up to 20 feet long in the wild. Indoors, it can grow up to 6 feet long and 9 feet tall within a few years. 
Here are some tips for caring for the Hoya tricolor: 
  • Light
    Needs bright, indirect light, but will benefit from some early morning or late afternoon sun. Avoid harsh midday sun.
  • Temperature
    Thrives in room temperatures from 18-24°C. 
     Can tolerate high temperatures in the 70s and 80s or higher, but is not cold hardy.
  • Humidity
    Thrives in high humidity, but is tolerant of more moderate, indoor humidity levels. Extremely arid climates may cause dryness at the tips of leaves. 
The Hoya tricolor is native to Southeast Asia and is a staple ornamental plant in many oriental households. 
 It is an excellent climber and will take off if you give it a trellis to grow on.

3. Philodendron hastata 'Grey'


Something a little different! These guys have a really pretty sheen to their leaves and are just as easy as the more common philodendrons.

The Philodendron hastatum Grey, also known as the Silver Sword, is a tropical plant with shiny, elongated leaves. 
 The leaves start out pale gray to dark green and eventually turn metallic gray or bluish silver. 
 The plant has thick stems and can be grown into unique formations using a stake or trellis. 
 It grows rapidly and requires bright, indirect sunlight. 
The Silver Sword is native to the jungles of Brazil. It is listed on the IUCN Red List as an endangered species due to the clear-cutting of its natural rainforest habitat. 
 It is considered relatively rare compared to more popular varieties. However, as it becomes more well-known, it is being sold more often in nurseries and plant shops. 
The Silver Sword is a member of the Araceae family. 
 It is also known as Philodendron domesticum.

4. Peperomia 'wolfgang-krahnii'


This is one we haven't seen before, but it's super unique and kind of fun to look at.

Peperomia wolfgang-krahnii is a miniature succulent plant that grows up to 5 inches (12.5 cm) tall. 

 It has grey-green, warty leaves that resemble little v-shaped boats. 
 The top of the leaf is deep green and is often called a “leaf window”. The underside of the leaf is silvery with a warty texture. 
Peperomia wolfgang-krahnii is native to Peru. 
 It grows slowly and branches profusely at the base. 
 It flowers in the summer through fall with yellow inflorescence. 
To care for Peperomia wolfgang-krahnii, you can: 
  • Place it in a well-lit room, but keep it out of direct sunlight. A bathroom or kitchen would be ideal because they need humidity. You can also mist it regularly in other rooms. 
  • Water it regularly during the growing season. In the winter, water it sparingly because it is prone to rot. 
     All of the soil should be dry before watering.
  • Fertilize it in a lower dose than other plants. 
  • Place it in well-draining soil.

5. Peperomia 'hope'

We love these guys, they're pretty hardy and have cute leaves. 
Peperomia Hope is a tropical plant with small, succulent-like leaves and long, trailing stems. 
 It is a hybrid of two Peperomia plants, Peperomia deppeana and Peperomia quadrifolia. 
 It is also known as the trailing jade or dollar plant. 
Peperomia Hope is a low-maintenance plant that can tolerate a bit of neglect. 
 It prefers bright, indirect light and plenty of moisture. 
 It can adapt to lower light levels. 
 However, more light means faster growth and more water usage. Low light means slower growth and less watering. 
Peperomia Hope is a slow-growing cultivar. 
 It typically grows to a maximum height of 6″-12″ tall. 
 It is ideal for hanging baskets or cascading from the edge of a plant shelf.
Peperomia Hope comes from Central and South America. It prefers higher levels of water and humidity. 
 However, it can handle higher humidity too. Just be sure the leaves are not kept wet for prolonged periods or this can lead to rot.
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