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Trending Indoor Plants in 2024

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It’s always fun to see what indoor plant varieties are getting attention on Instagram. Is it the low maintenance houseplants or the divas that people are tempted by for their home or office? Green foliage, variegated or pink? Sculptural succulents or leafy indoor trees? Drop in and see what we have… words can’t describe the unique beauty of these collectible plants.

 

Pink Princess Philodendron (Philodendron erubescens): The highly sought-after philodendron is on many collector’s lists. This vining, indoor plant is desired for the heart-shaped leaves and playful, bubblegum-pink variegation. The pink areas will become more enhanced in brighter light. Each leaf is unique in its coloration. The pink princess philodendron is a tropical aroid that is native to Columbia. Collectible and not widely available at this price… while supplies last.

Care tips: Generally, this pink princess is as easy to care for as its philodendron cousins.

Light: Indirect light outdoors. But when grown indoors, it can tolerate a few hours of direct sunlight. If you don’t have enough light in your home, a grow light is recommended because the leaf color might revert back to green.

Soil: Well-draining soil that is high in organic matter. (Recipe: One-part basic potting soil, one-part perlite, one-part orchid bark)

Water: Allow the top half of the soil to dry out between watering. Then, water deeply. In winter, water once every 1 – 2 weeks. In summer, water approximately once a week. If you’re unsure about watering, less is more for this philodendron.

 

White Knight Philodendron (Philodendron ‘White Knight’): The rare and collectible ‘White Knight’ boasts white variegated foliage instead of pink. It also has an upright habit rather than being a vining plant.

Care Tips: It requires the same care as most philodendrons, except it is a little less cold- and drought-tolerant compared to the Pink Princess. It needs bright, indirect sun, well-drained soil, regular watering, and high humidity to thrive.

 

Syngonium ‘Pink Splash’ (Syngonium podophyllum ‘Pink Splash’): Pink Splash is a fast-growing indoor plant. It flaunts its pink, arrow-shaped foliage on its long, green stems. The pink leaves will shoe splashes of green as they mature. It’s native to the tropical rainforests of southern Mexico, West Indies, Central and South America. Here’s one for your wish list!

Care Tips: This plant is relatively easy to care for. For the best results, fertilize it monthly during its growing season. Use a general houseplant fertilizer such as Schulz’s or Jack’s and dilute it to half strength.

Light: Place in moderate, indirect light but no direct sunlight as it will cause the delicate foliage to burn. An east-facing window is best.

 

Ponytail Palm Plant (Beaucarnea recurvata): When planted outside in full sun, ponytail palms can reach up to 30 ft. tall. However, as an indoor plant, it is very slow growing, long-lived species. It may take five years or more for a one-foot tall plant to double in size. A spray of strappy green leaves sits on top of a bulbous stem/trunk, thereby earning its common name ‘elephant’s foot.’

Care Tips: A super easy indoor plant to grow if you don’t overwater it. Perfect choice for the traveler or forgetful indoor gardener.

Light: Full sun or bright, indirect light. Place it in a spot where it gets the plenty of light.

Soil: Since it is native to semi-desert areas, the ponytail palm grows best in a sandy but organically rich soil such as a cactus/succulent potting mix. Add a bit of peat to make it even richer.

Water: During the growing season, water an indoor potted plant every seven to 14 days. In the winter, water only once a month. It stores water in its trunk so it’s always better to underwater, rather than overwater.

 

String of Pearls: (Senecio rowleyanus): ‘String of Pearls’ is a very unique, vining plant because of its tiny green, pea-shaped foliage. The round leaves grow on trailing stems that trail delicately over the sides of planters or hanging baskets.

Care Tips: ‘String of Pearls’ doesn’t require much care, but it will need plenty of light.

Light: Thrives on both direct and indirect sunlight—between six and eight hours a day. For the best results, place in direct sunlight in the morning, then move to a spot with indirect light for the more intense afternoon hours.

Soil: A well-drained soil is best. Use a cactus/succulent potting mix or try this soil recipe: Three parts cactus potting mix to one part sand. Make sure the container has good drainage holes.

Water: Keep soil lightly moist during growing season in spring and summer–every seven to 14 days. In winter months, reduce watering. Succulents need good drainage. do not overwater then, they cannot survive with wet, soggy roots.

 

Staghorn Fern (Platycerium bifurcatum): The staghorn fern is native to Africa, Australia, and Southeast Asia. It is very recognizable by its small flat leaves (shield fronds) and the pronged antler fronds (growing up to 3 feet across) that resemble the antlers of deer or elk. It is epiphytic which means it grows on other plants or objects. Often, you’ll see these ferns mounted and growing on a slab of wood or bark.

Care Tips: They thrive in warm, humid conditions (50 – 100 degrees). Although this fern grows slowly, it can grow very large and become very heavy. Secure well when mounted on wood.

Light: Thrives in consistent but shaded light. Don’t allow any direct sunlight to hit the fronds, as leaves will burn.

Soil: Grow in a moist potting mix. Plant needs peat, compost & moss when it is attached to a wooden board. The plant will benefit from consistent misting.

Water: The staghorn fern needs frequent watering and loves humidity. One of the best places to hang your fern is in a humid bathroom. Or, a good waterproof area where you can mist it occasionally.

Also… look for smaller sago palms in small pots… a perfect way to try them out in your indoor space.

 

King Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta): King Sago palms are one of the easiest houseplants you can grow. Place plant in medium or bright light. It does best in bright light or, it can take direct sun on its foliage if grown as a houseplant. As one of the oldest living plants on earth, the sago palm may have survived so long because animals won’t eat it. All parts of the plants, including the seeds and roots, are poisonous. Be careful around pets and kids.

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