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philodendron -

The Philodendron Micans is a more unique type of philodendron. Their velvet leaves give off a beautiful chartreuse color edged with pink as they unfurl. They grow into a deeper iridescent green with a deep purple/red coloring. They originate from a humidity rich forest in the Caribbean Islands of Dominica and Tobago. They root on tall trees in the wild meaning they would thrive growing up a moss pole or even in a hanging basket. Light This philodendron Micans will appreciate a bright, indirect lighting space. Although Philodendrons can tolerate low light, they won’t necessarily thrive. So if you are...

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The flowers that bloom on the Anthurium are the longest-lasting flowers on earth. Meaning their gorgeous, bright, shine will illuminate your home for monthhs. Native to the tropical rainforests of Columbia, Guatamala, and the Amazon region of Brazil, this plant loves a warm, humid environment. The Anthurium symbolizes hospitality and inspires happiness and abundance.  Light The Anthurium will thrive in bright, indirect light. The more light exposure it is getting, the more blooms you will see.  Water Let the soil of your Anthurium dry out about 50-75% of the way. Allow the water to drain out of the drainage holes and discard...

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succulents -

The String of Pearl/Bananas/Dolphins, etc succulent is a gorgeous, cascading plant that grows fast and is very easy to propagate. This succulent is typically grown indoors but can do well in a shaded outdoor area during spring and summer (in Chicago). If they bloom, their flowers give off a tiny cinnamon scent and very appealing white buds. As for their relative, the String of Banana's, they are similar in care but actually easier to grow than String of Pearls.  Light Your String of Pearls will love to grow indoor in a bright indirect spot. Outdoor, they love to be placed in...

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Ficus have a reputation of being hard to care for. Although this can sometimes be the case when you do not have the proper environment for it, if you do, these plants will thrive and be of little maintenance. Ficus originate from varying places depending on which variation you have but most are native to Australia, Southwest Asia, and Africa.  Light Ficus love to be in bright indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight as that will scorch the leaves and make the plant wilts. Water Your Ficus likes to dry out about 50% of the way before getting another watering. They...

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Pilea -

The Pilea is known for the bright green, disc shaped leaves. Aside from their beauty they are low maintenance plants can adjust to lower light if needed. These plants are fast growing and perfect for a first time plant parent.  Light Your Pilea will prefer a bright indirect spot in your home. Avoid direct sunlight as it will cause leaves to drop. For your Pilea to grow evenly, rotate every 2-3 weeks.  Water Your Pilea likes for the soil to dry out about 75% of the way. Overwatering will cause yellowing leaves and leaf loss.  Humidity and Temp Your Pilea...

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