Golden Barrel Cactus

The cute Golden Barrel Cactus, also comically known as the Mother-in-law’s cushion, is a beautiful cactus that spots perfectly even spines and a rounded, almost ball-like structure as a young cactus. I often see them used in the yards of water conscious neighbors in their outdoor landscaping. Barrel Cacti grow very slowly so they areContinue reading “Golden Barrel Cactus”

String of Hearts

String of Hearts: String of Hearts is one of my favorites! You might also know them by the name Rosary Vine, Chain of Hearts, or Hearts Entangled. This beautiful trainling plant cascades down the side of the pot with long delicate tendrils. The long strands tend to tangle but that adds to the uniqueness ofContinue reading “String of Hearts”

Aloe Vera

Intro:  Aloe Vera is one of those plants that I remember from my childhood. My neighbor had a huge plant he inherited from his mom. I loved that thing! It seemed to be the solution to all life’s ails. Aloe is a succulent with medicinal properties that is cultivated all over the world.  Light:  SometimesContinue reading “Aloe Vera”

Let’s Talk About Watering

Water is a critical part of life as we know it. All living organisms require water to survive. You and me as well as your houseplants long for water in order to carry out some essential processes in our bodies and stems. Water is used in many different ways but we can narrow it downContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Watering”

Spider Plant

This is one of the most common plants I run into as I am out and about, I would say second to the Pothos. These plants are known as Spider plants or Airplane plants. They get this name because the plantlets they produce look like little spiders or planes drifting through the sky. I haveContinue reading “Spider Plant”

Repotting 101

Repotting can be a little intimidating but with some practice and a few tips you will be ready to give your green friends a boost! Often we only think of repotting as the thing to do when you find roots coming out of the bottom of your precious plant pot. Repotting can be so muchContinue reading “Repotting 101”

Fiddle Leaf Fig

The Fiddle Leaf Fig is a beautiful statement plant that adds dimension to any space. My FLF is in the shape of a tree with all its foliage at the top of its trunk like stem. My sweet husband bought me this plant when we lived in California but we moved not too long afterContinue reading “Fiddle Leaf Fig”

Polka Dot Plant

Intro:  This cute little plant comes in a wide variety of colors including pink, purple, scarlet, lavender, white, and green speckled leaves. Sometimes this plant is referred to as the freckle face plant because of its spotted appearance. This lovely plant can be grown as ground cover in temperate and warm zones but is veryContinue reading “Polka Dot Plant”

Monstera Deliciosa

Intro: Monstera Deliciosa have exploded in popularity recently. It seems like this interesting tropical plant is the subject of many instagram posts. This plant was on the top of my Plant Wish List for so long! It has a beautiful deep green color while its newest leaves are a bright and supple green. As yourContinue reading “Monstera Deliciosa”

String of Pearls

I love these succulents so much! My mother gave me one she had and I have looked after it ever since. They look so delicate as they cascade off the edge of the pot. Truly an elegant plant. This is a trailing plant so once its tendrils reach the ground or the windowsill in myContinue reading “String of Pearls”