Shady areas or windows with indirect sunlight keep this plant happy. If the leaves begin to yellow, find a sunnier place. While it can tolerate some full sunlight, too much will burn the leaves.
If grown indoors, pay close attention to the health of your plant and change its location as needed throughout the year. Occasionally turning the plant is a good idea, too.
This tree likes a deep drink of water about once a week. Allow the top two or three inches of soil to dry before the next watering. Make sure there is good drainage so that the roots are not constantly swimming, which leads to rot. It likes humidity as well, like what you’d find in a bathroom. Consider placing the pot on a dish of pebbles and water.
If you find your money tree plant is dying, it may be due to too much watering. It can be really hard to resist grabbing the watering can when the plant drops leaves. This often happens after the initial change of environment, like repotting, so sit on your hands if you must to keep that watering can on the shelf.
As if this weren’t maddening enough, the winter months will mean even less watering as growth slows.
Country of origin: plant originating from tropical regions in Africa
Blooming season: the plant blooms at the end of summer (but rarely)
History and curiosities: also called “snake plate” or “mother-in-law’s tongue”, this strong plant has leathery leaves which grow with slight undulations.
The Pink Quill Plant, or Tillandsia cyanea, is one sweet little plant. Although these are much smaller than the other commonly sold bromeliads, like the Aechmea that I showcased last week, the size of their flower makes up for that. It’s not only a very easy and tough houseplant, but it handles dry conditions like a champ. This is all about Pink Quill Plant care and the things you need to know to keep it keepin’ on.
In case you didn’t know, tillandsia is the genus for air plants. What makes this bromeliad so cool, along with its big bloom in relation to the size of the plant, is the fact that it’s sold as an air plant as well as in a pot. It does equally well growing either way and I’ve even seen it in large (2′) kissing ball form.
WATERING Aglaonema Silver Queen – If you place your Aglaonema Silver Queen in high light, you can allow the potting mix to dry down approximately 1/2 to 3/4 of the way before watering thoroughly. In a lower light situation, allow soil to dry between waterings.
TEMPERATURES for Aglaonema Silver Queen should be at a minimum of 60°F. It is easily damaged by cold drafts and temperatures. Be sure to keep away from cold spots and drafts and move away from cold window panes in the winter time.
PLACE Aglaonema Silver Queen in any shaded location. Full sun, especially through glass, will most likely burn the exposed leaves. This plant will survive in low light For a really nice looking plant, try to provide
Like the other bromeliads, Guzmanias prefer and are happiest in bright, natural light. An east or west exposure would be best but just be sure they avoid exposure to any direct, hot sun because they’ll burn. They’ll be fine in low light for a few weeks, but they won’t be as long lasting. If you want them for the long haul & have them produce pups, bright light is the ticket.
Guzmanias have a tank, cup, vase or urn (the central well which the flower stalk arises out of) which is how they collect a lot of the water they need. You want to keep that vase about 1/4 of the way full of water & flush it out with fresh water every 1-2 months to avoid any build up of bacteria.
Keep even less water in the tank if you have low light &/or cool temps. You don’t want the plant to rot out. I let the cup go dry for 2-7 days before I refill with a little water.Because moisture is collected through their leaves, they’d appreciate a spraying or misting once or twice a week. I also moisten the growing medium every 1-2 months depending on the temperatures and the season. Like all houseplants, you want to water less in the late fall through winter.
The Marble Peperomia is characterized by its thick spoon shaped variegated leaves. It comes in a 4″ tall by 4″ wide plastic nursery pot. They do well in low-medium light, watered weekly. This houseplant is pet-friendly!
- Medium to Bright
- Medium indirect light to dappled sun.
- SUN EXPOSURE
- Indirect light to dappled sun.
- Allow potting mix to dry out completely between waterings.
- Don’t sweat it. Any humidity level will do.
Will take various light conditions, but neither direct sunlight or deep shade. Direct sunlight can make the leaves of all Haworthia’s go an ugly purple or brown colour and deep shade tends to weaken the plant over a prolonged period.
A surviving plant will get by with watering just once a month, however to get the plant thriving it will need to be done at least once a fortnight. Very tolerant of underwatering, but will succumb quickly to rotting if overwatered.
Average warmth between Spring and Autumn / Fall. Cooler in Winter although if possible, not “cold” and absolutely no lower than 4°C / 40°F