• PLANT CARE,  PLANT SPOTLIGHT,  PLANTS

    Chinese Money Plant, does it live up to the hype?

    About four months ago I bought a Chinese Money Plant, AKA Pilea, for a family member for Christmas. I am typically slow to jump on the “trendy” plant train, so this was my first time buying pilea. To my annoyance, my local greenhouse only had one size and one price – 6″ pot for $38. I have never paid that much for a plant that size. So I picked it up and carried it around the greenhouse with me to think about it. Then I spoke to a greenhouse worker about it, and she told me that as long as I picked a plant with a lot of pups that…

  • PLANT CARE,  PLANT SPOTLIGHT,  PLANTS

    Plant Trend Prediction: The Mistletoe Cactus

    Maybe it’s because the macram√© hanging planters just keep coming. Or maybe it’s because this little beauty is so easy to take care of. But I really think we’re going to be seeing a lot of the Mistletoe Cactus this year. It’s a succulent that’s perfect for hanging baskets but isn’t as solar needy as the succulents you’re probably used to. They prefer bright, indirect light, which is great news for your windowsill real estate, and as for watering, just steer clear of extremes and you should be ok. What I mean by that is don’t let any standing water accumulate in the pot or in a drainage saucer, but…

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    The one. The only. The fiddle-leaf fig.

    You know it, you love it, it’s the fiddle-leaf fig. Even if you didn’t know it was called a fiddle-leaf fig, I’m sure you’ve seen it on magazine covers, on social media, and in every Fixer Upper reveal. It took me some time to jump in with the trend and buy one, but it quickly became one of my favorite plants for a few reasons… The fiddle-leaf fig isn’t as demanding with light as other popular houseplants like succulents and cacti. While it does want to be in a bright room, it doesn’t like direct sunbeams on its leaves which means it won’t be crowding up your windowsill. It tells…