Five House Plants We All Want to Know How to Care For

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We've become your neighborhood plant ladies. We're embracing, leaning into it, and trying our best to tackle the steep learning curve that is plant care. We all know how much plants can add to spaces, but caring for them can seem a bit overwhelming. In the studio, we've had a few plants come and go, but we think we have a pretty solid understanding of a few staples. 

  • Stag Horn Fern: This is the eye catcher. It's the one that makes you look like you know what you're doing and is also living art on your wall. Our stag horn is a champion and only requires a good soak once a week in these hot summer months, and once every two weeks in the cooler months. We have ours hanging out of direct sunlight, but it still receives some indirect sunlight. It's thrived in medium light!  Here's a pretty stellar article on Stag Horns.

 

  • Jade: One of my all time favorite succulents. I've had a few misunderstandings with jade, but I think we've come to an agreement. I give it full sunlight and underwater, and it grows. In my experience, the reoccurring mistake has been overwatering which then results in root rot. It's been a hard lesson to learn (smothering plant mom), but it's been worth it.  

 

  • Rubber Tree: Fast growers and they look stellar in rooms. They require a bit more maintenance than the previous two--I hear you nurtures. Caring for the rubber tree means making sure the soil stays moist. If you've inherited a more mature tree, you can lighten the watering schedule to once every two weeks. It's also a good idea to keep the leaves clean and mist them on occasion. 

 

  • Pothos: We have three. I love them. Pothos are work horses and require almost little to no care. They thrive in most environments and require watering about once a week. That's all! I mean, in our experience. We have ours in hanging macrame holders because who doesn't love a drippy vine?

 

  • Fiddle Leaf Fig: Silliest name, biggest question mark. I get a lot of questions about our fiddle trees and for awhile the answer was really complicated. It took a while for me to get into the habit of caring for the trees well, and the longer I've had them, the more simplified the routine has become. We water our fiddle leaf figs at the same time every week. So crazy, but it works for us. We wipe down the leaves (so they can breath) and give them a good mist with water, and about twice a year I rotate the trees. They stay in their same corner, but I rotate them so all the leaves feel all the love. It's that simple! I think the most common mistake is repotting them to early--these guys go into shock pretty easily and once that happens, it's hard to get them reacclimated to a new environment.  

Happy growing! You can do this.

xo K