Have Questions?

You've come to the right place! Search for answers to your questions or chat with us from 6AM-5PM PST

CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLANTS

 

A Word About Shipping:

  • Plants currently CAN NOT be shipped to Hawaii.
  • Guaranteed delivery by date selected at checkout, but could arrive up to 2 days sooner.

Looking for Flower Care instead?  Please visit our Flower Care page.

 

CACTUS

Plant: Desert Fairytale

Water: Allow soil to dry between watering. Do not allow standing water in pot or tray.

Light: Display in sunny areas near a window, or in a place it will receive 8 hours of bright artificial light.

Temperature: These plants tolerate a wide range of temperatures from 60-90F. Keep away from air conditioning or heating vents.

Fertilizer: Apply a balanced houseplant food once every other month at ½ strength during warm seasons.

 

DRACENA (Dragon Plant)

Plants: Margarita, Mother Earth

Water: Wait until soil is dry before watering – which can sometimes take weeks during the winter. 

Light: Bright, indirect light is best, as direct sunlight can scorch leaves.

 

FERN

Plant: Best Fern

Water: Water once a week, allowing soil to drain. Water again before soil completely dries out.

Light: Medium to low indirect light is best, as direct sun can burn your Best Fern’s leaves.

 

ORCHID

Plants: Grower's Choice Orchids, Lady Luck, Three Wishes, Tropicali

Water: Overwatering is the number one reason why orchids don’t flower. Orchids hate wet feet! Ours come in clear containers, which allow you to see the roots and monitor their health. Green roots mean no need to water—your orchid is happy and healthy! Grey roots mean your orchid is thirsty.

Light: Indirect sunlight is best.

 

POTHOS

Plant: Eye Adore You

Water: Water when soil is completely dry. 

Light: Place in an area with low, indirect light. 

 

SANSIEVERIA (Snake Plant)

Plants: Candy Dreams, Oasis

Light: Snake plants are very hardy options that are easy to care for. While they can withstand full sun and handle low light, indirect sunlight is ideal for a snake plant.

Water: Snake plant can easily rot so make sure the soil is well-drained and don’t water it too much (especially in winter). Allow the soil to dry in between waterings. As they originate from arid deserts, these plants do well in sandier soils.

Temperatures: Conditions ranging from 55 – 85℉ are fine for sansevieria, however, they prefer warmer temperatures. Temperatures below 50℉ can cause them harm.

Toxicity: While the toxicity levels are low, it’s safest to keep pets away from your plant. It can cause excessive salivation, pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Pests and Problems: Although it is easy to grow, there are still a few problems you may come across. Overwatering and exposure to cold are the key culprits. These hardy plants have few insect problems, however, it can become infested with mealybugs and spider mites. As these pests suck sap from the leaves, they cause small wounds and leaf shedding. You can dab mealybugs with alcohol as a control method. Spider mites can be eliminated by washing the leaves and increasing humidity around the plant.

 

SUCCULENT

Plant: Hoya Hearts

Water: Allow soil to dry between watering. Succulents can tolerate very dry conditions. Do not allow standing water in the pot or tray.

Light: Display in bright artificial light or near a window in indirect sunlight. In mild climates, succulents can grow on an outside porch without direct sunlight.

Temperature: These plants tolerate a wide range of temperatures from 40-90F. Do not allow to freeze and keep away from air conditioning and heating vents.

Fertilizer: Apply balanced houseplant food once every other month at ½ strength during warm growing seasons.

 

ZAMIOCULCAS ZAMIIFOLIA (ZZ Plant)

Plant: Make It ZZ

Water: Less is more when it comes to water, so give her a drink only when soil has completely dried out. 

Light: ZZs love bright, indirect sunlight, but will be just fine in low light as well – as long as they avoid direct sunlight.

Temperature: Conditions between 60-75°F is ideal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Was this article helpful?
32 out of 149 found this helpful