Take home some happiness
Whether you are expanding your plant collection or learning to be a better plant parent, you’re among friends! Besides, that houseplant collection makes a difference! When we bring plants into the places we live and work, research reveals that we feel better, think clearer, and heal faster. How amazing is that?
Is your plant growing up?
An eye-catching addition to your plant collection. Tall flower spikes are covered in dark lavender, orchid-like blooms. The dark green velvety leaves also have a deep purple color on the underside! Grows best in part sun.
Touch of the Tropics
No matter the size of your space, there’s a houseplant for it! Year-round, we stock floor plants, vining plants, and hanging plants. Explore tropicals, succulents, cacti, air plants, bromeliads, orchids, and African violets. We carry a selection of bonsai, rare plants, and carnivorous plants, too. Indoor fruiting plants such as citrus and fig are popular favorites with limited availability.
Succulents & Cacti
Cacti and succulents thrive in sunny locations and require at least two to three hours of direct sunlight daily. With so many varieties from which to choose, these make terrific collector plants! Succulents can also be happily grouped in small container plantings, perfect for a sunny side table or summer patio.
When it comes to watering, the basic rule for these arid plants is to wait until soil is completely dry and to then water thoroughly. Cacti and succulents are especially sensitive to overwatering.
It’s all about the little things. From itsy bitsy trees to cute little tropicals, we feature an amazing variety of tiny plants, ideally suited to miniature gardens, terrariums, and small container plantings. These little plants are available year-round, helping you DIY to your heart’s content. Check out our spring and summer selection in the Houseplants Department on Aisle 3. You’ll find even more in the Annuals Department.
While exploring the little plants, you can also find colorful small pots, tiny colored stones for topdressing, and seasonal accents to complete your project.
Neptune's Harvest Organic Fish & Seaweed Fertilizer
Our staff love this fertilizer for their indoor plants and beyond! This low level fertilizer is made from hydrolyzed fish and seaweed, giving your plants a good boost without burning the roots. Follow application instructions for happier houseplants!
Watering & Fertilizing
Our Houseplants Team takes out the guesswork by helping you understand your plant’s specific needs. Overwatering causes more problems for indoor plants than nearly anything! Some plants, such as cacti and succulents, prefer to go nearly dry between waterings. Other plants, such as ferns, need consistent moisture.
Fertilizer should only be used during warmer months of active growth. Even then, it should be used at half the recommended strength. When your plants need a nutrient boost, our Houseplants Team will help you learn how to use the products we trust.
Pests & Problems
Noticing the telltale early signs of pest activity will help you nip common challenges in the bud. Did you know that fungus gnats are usually a sign of overwatering? Allowing the soil to dry between waterings can help eliminate them, but for houseplant pests like mealy bugs, spider mites, or scale, you might need to roll up your sleeves!
Our friendly Houseplants Team knows their plants and will help you better understand what’s ailing yours. If your houseplant family is suddenly looking sad, you’re welcome to show us a photo of your challenge or to bring an example of your plant problem in a sealed plastic bag.
Mite-X to the Rescue
Are you struggling with spider mites, mealy bugs, and other uninvited guests? Our Houseplants Team recommends reaching for this simple spray. Made from plant extracts, it is safe for us both inside and outside the home. Follow application instructions and get great results!
Learn Your Light Conditions
Fewer than 3 hours of indirect sunlight
3-4 hours of indirect sunlight
4-6 hours of indirect or 2-4 hours direct morning sun
3-6 hours of direct sun or 6-8 hours of bright indirect light
Your plants will be healthiest – and you’ll be happiest – if you choose plants that work in your light conditions. If you have a bright window that gets direct sunlight, try a ficus or vining hoya. If you’re working with indirect light, check out the dracaenas, calatheas, and bromeliads. If you have a low light area more than 10’ away from a window, look for sansevieria, aglaonema, lucky bamboo, and ZZ plant.
To enhance your lighting conditions, grow lights are a great option, especially with chic styles that double as built-in shelves or fit attractively on countertops. We carry starter lights and bulbs, but we’ll also point you in the right direction to find more.