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cordyline -

This gorgeous, pink and green plant is native to the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia making it a great plant for your indoor or outdoor space. Cordyline, also known as the Hawaiin Ti Plant, can grow up to 2-4 feet tall in the right environment. They should only be planted outside in climates warm enough for the Ti, so summertime in Chicago is about the only time you should bring this plant outside. They make an excellent houseplant during the other seasons!  Light Your Cordyline will be happy in a bright spot, direct or indirect sunlight. Variations with green leaves...

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palm, succulents -

The gorgeous Ponytail Palm falls under the succulent houseplants, not palm! Although it has the appearance of a palm and does appreciate bright light like one, they thrive in dry conditions. The Ponytail Palm is drought tolerant, slow-growing, and easy to care for. It also makes for a good outdoor plant in the summer months.  Light Your Ponytail Palm will appreciate a nice spot that will allow it to soak up a lot of sunlight. They can tolerate full sun throughout the day but will also thrive in bright indirect light. Your palm is a very forgiving plant and will...

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easy, low light -

This Cast Iron Plant is one of the easiest, low maintenance plants. Your Cast Iron Plant will thrive in neglect and even will grow in a dark, shady spot. It is quite a slow grower but the leaves can grow to be as long as 2’ long and 4” wide. This is a good houseplant or it can even be planted outside.  Light Tolerant of low light, your Cast Iron Plant will thrive almost anywhere you put it. As long as you avoid direct sunlight, your plant will tolerate mostly anything.  Water  Let your Cast Iron Plant dry out a...

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schefflera -

Schefflera are native to Taiwan, Australia, and New Guinea, love a bright and warm environment to grow in. Also known as the Umbrella Tree, they come in shrub or tree form and can grow in unique patterns as they mature. It is an easy-going plant that will add lots of extra greenery to your home!  Light  Your Schefflera will thrive in bright indirect light, but can tolerate medium light. Avoid direct sunlight as the sun can burn the leaves. If you are experiencing that your Schefflera is dropping leaves left and right, try moving it to a brighter spot. Lack of...

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The Columnea Gloriosa, often referred to as a goldfish plant because of its flowers resembling fish, comes to us from Central and South America. In the right conditions, this plant will bloom 2-3 inch flowers of yellow, red, and orange color that have a thick, waxy feel. Your gorgeous and unique goldfish plant makes for a great hanging plant. These plants will thrive in temperature from 65 degrees fahrenheit to 75 degrees. They do not like too cold or too hot of weather.  Light Your goldfish plant derives most of its energy from sunlight, meaning it requires bright indirect light...

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