TIPS AND TRICKS FOR PLANT CARE



Plant Care Key



plant care key

Air Plant Care

Water me weekly! Soak me in luke warm water for 15-45 minutes.  Allow me to dry out completely before returning to my home.  In dryer settings like the winter when heat is on, water more often.  Also if my home has a high humidity like a bathroom, less watering may be needed. 

Lighting: Indirect light is preferred artificial lighting is my friend.

Temperature: between 60-85 degrees.

air plant care

Bromeliad Care

Water Me Weekly! Water so the top to inches of soil are moist. Also keep my tank full, of water (“bowl” in the center of the plants, that naturally collects water in nature). Empty and refill my tank once a month for best results.

Lighting: Indirect light is preferred!

Temperature: between 60-85 degrees.

I enjoy high humidity!   

bromeliad care

Cactus Care

Water me sparingly! Once a month lightly moisten my soil, let me dry out between watering.

Lighting: Direct, bright light is preferred!

Winter tips: Move me away from cold windowsills or I may get to chilly. 

cactus care

 Calathea Care

Calathea is tropical plant that has several different varieties of leaf shapes, sizes, and patterns. These plants do best in medium to brighter light. Because of their tropical origins, Calathea prefer a more humid environment. Water every 1 to 2 weeks, making sure that the soil is dry about halfway down. If kept in brighter light, watering should be more frequent.


calathea care

 Dracaena Care

Dracaena plants are a leafy tree like plant often with variegated leaves. Soil should be kept moist but not overwatered. They prefer filtered bright light, although make sure they are not too close to a window because they can sunburn. They can handle humid to semi-dry environments. Overall, a moderately simple house plant for a home or office. 

dracaena care

 English Ivy Care

English ivy is a fast-growing vine whose leaves vary in shape, sizes, and colors. They do best in medium and bright light. Ivy does not do well with moist soil so make sure the soil is completely dry before watering again. Ivy do best in humid environment so mist your Ivy with water 2-3 weekly and make sure the leaves are cleaned with water to ensure they are dust free. 

english ivy care

General Bonsai Tree Care

Water me when media feels dry! Never let me sit in water so be sure to dump access water from containers without a drainage hole.

Lighting: Morning sun and afternoon shade is preferred by most species.

Temperature: between 60-85 degrees.

Most species benefit from high humidity!

Seasonal changes affect me! See tips below for what I need throughout the year!

Spring is the time regrowth begins.  

Continue to water as directed above, understanding that frequency of watering will increase.

Summer is the time most growth will occur.

Continue to water as directed above, understanding that frequency of watering will increase. Fertilizer is very important as the plant preps to store energy for the winter months.

Fall is the time growth begins to slow.

Continue to water as directed above, understanding that frequency of watering will decrease.

The best time for trimming and re-potting is now!


Winter is a time for dormancy.

Continue to water as directed above, understanding that during dormancy plants will need less frequent watering. 

Avoid trimming plants

 The art of bonsai includes pruning! Learning the art takes lots of practice, and research on styles. General pruning tips are included here…

Use a small pruning tool

Each point of pruning will stimulate new growth

Use brass wire to shape and support any branches as needed

bonsai tree care

General Orchid Care

Water me when media feels dry!

Lighting: Indirect light is preferred.

Temperature: between 60-85 degrees.

Most plants benefit from high humidity!  House plants in rooms with high use of water, bathrooms and kitchens.  Create a humidity tray, this can also be decorative giving a great look to your plants display. Fill a shallow tray with small stones or pebbles, choose a complimentary color to your decor, or natural stones. Keep water in the tray being sure water does not go above the level of the stones.  Set plants on the tray keeping in mind the water should not be touching the container.

My bloom is gone, now what? After initial bloom is dead, cut bloom stem off at the base of the plant. Fertilize every two weeks using Orchid Myst

Help me re-bloom! Move to a location that allows for night temperatures of 55 to 65 degrees.  The change in day and night temperature will help initiate blooming.  Once buds appear I can be moved back to my regular location and treated like I was the first time I bloomed.

Orchid care

 Monstera Care

Monstera are a tropical plant, as they mature their leaves become large, dark, and green. They do well in most light but do best in bright to indirect light. Water once every week to two weeks depending on how dry and bright the environment is, let dry out completely between watering. Wipe leaves weekly with a damp towel to ensure they are free from dust. Monsteras prefer humidity, however, can withstand drier environments. They are perfect for offices, homes, and studios due to their adaptable nature.  

Monstera care

Peace Lily Care

Peace lilies are a tropical plant recognizable by their white blooms that appear for a few months at a time. Watering regularly is essential to keeping the Peace Lily healthy, make sure the soil remains moist without overwatering. They prefer filtered bright to medium light. They do better in humid environments. 

Peace Lily care

Philodendron Care

There are several types of philodendrons in general these plants appreciate a warm humid environment, and a moderate amount of water and light (medium or bright indirect light). They can really survive in most types of light which is why they are such a great house plant.  


Likes soil that is lightly moist but they are sensitive to over-watering, so don’t let your philodendron sit in soggy soil!  Let dry out before watering usually about once a week. 

philodendron care

Pilea Care

Pilea are a hardy bright green plant that are known by their signature circle- shaped leaves. They can handle low or bright light and adapt well to a drier environment which makes them ideal for offices and homes. They grow quickly and are easy to propagate. Allow the soil to dry completely before watering again. Water more frequently during the summer and warmer months. 

Pilea care

Pothos Care

Pothos come in a variety of colors and can even be variegated. They are considered one of the easiest plants to take care of. They prefer bright or indirect light yet, can survive in lower light. Water once every week or when soil feels dry to touch. They can do well in humid or dry conditions which makes them perfect for the home or office space. 

pothos care

Rubber Plant Care

Rubber plants are a hardy tropical plant that are known for their “rubbery” leaves. They do best in bright filtered light or medium light. Water every week to two weeks dependent upon the light they are receiving. The leaves need to be wiped off weekly with a damp towel to ensure the leaves are free of dust. They are perfect for homes, offices, and studios because of their adaptable environment conditions. 

rubber plant care

Sansevieria Care

Sansevierias do best in moderate to bright indirect light. However, they will do fine in low light areas and can also withstand full sun. This makes them a great plant for offices or tricky locations with low light. 


 Sansevieria does not need much water.  They are very similar in care to succulents. Overwatering can cause the plant to rot. Keep the leaves dry when watering and allow the soil to dry in between watering.

sansevieria care

Spider Plant Care

Spider plants are a fast growing, abundant house plant recognizable for their signature hanging leaves. They do best in indirect bright light, however, make sure they are not too close to a window because they can sunburn easily. Water weekly making sure the soil is saturated, additionally, make sure the soil is completely dry before watering again. They can handle humid to dry environments but do better with more humidity.
spider plant care

Succulent Care

Water me sparingly!  Once every two weeks lightly moisten my soil, let me dry out between watering.

Lighting: Bright light for most of the day, loves sunlight.  (not getting enough if it starts to "stretch")



succulent care

ZZ plant Care

ZZ plants are a hardy tropical plant recognizable for their dark green abundant leaves. They prefer low to indirect light. Water once every week to two weeks, making sure soil is completely dry between watering. They can handle humid to dry air. Wipe leaves weekly to ensure they are free from dust. They are perfect for homes, offices and studios due to their easy care and adaptable nature. 

zz plant care