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!
It has large, arrow-shaped, grassy green leaves that unfurl upward in a whorl.
The leaves have white veins and maroon undersides.
It is a common houseplant, but its leaves can reach enormous sizes when grown outdoors.
- 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.
2. Hoya Carnosa 'Tricolor'
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.
LightNeeds bright, indirect light, but will benefit from some early morning or late afternoon sun. Avoid harsh midday sun.
TemperatureThrives in room temperatures from 18-24°C.
Can tolerate high temperatures in the 70s and 80s or higher, but is not cold hardy.
HumidityThrives in high humidity, but is tolerant of more moderate, indoor humidity levels. Extremely arid climates may cause dryness at the tips of leaves.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
It grows slowly and branches profusely at the base.
It flowers in the summer through fall with yellow inflorescence.
- 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'
It is a hybrid of two Peperomia plants, Peperomia deppeana and Peperomia quadrifolia.
It is also known as the trailing jade or dollar plant.
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.
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.
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.