Plant Care Guide

 

Watering Frequency

Keep Soil Consistently Moist

Before watering feel the soil. The first inch of soil should be dry. Use a moisture meter for best results.

Let Top Layer of Soil Dry

Feel the soil. The top layer (first 2 inches of soil) should be dry before watering. 

 

Allow Soil to Dry Completely  

Feel the soil. All of the soil should be dry before watering.

 *Watering too frequently can lead to root rot. Every plant needs to be potted in a well draining pot with loose well draining soil. 

 

Lighting Conditions

Direct Light or Full Sun

A plant that requires full sun or at least 6 hours of direct sunlight every day. To find this place in your home, look for a sun-drenched area like a south-facing window.

This type of light also means that there is no barrier between your plant and the sun - like a curtain blocking the light. 

Indirect Light or Filtered Light 

This is normal lighting for many windows, usually with a west- or east-facing window and around 2-4 hours of direct light each day. Light intensity goes down quickly as you move away from the light source.

Shade or Low Light

An indoor space that gets no direct sunlight, or very little filtered light. 

A room with a north-facing window or a place that doesn't have long periods of light. 

 

Humidity

Many of our houseplants come from very humid climates, and don’t really appreciate the dry indoor air. This is especially true for plants that come from tropical and sub-tropical regions like orchids, ferns, air plants and monsteras.

Ways to increase humidity:

  • Mist 
  • Room Humidifier 
  • Pebble Tray 
  • Group plants together

 
Care instructions are recommendations and may vary based on growing conditions and seasonal weather changes. Check soil moisture levels before watering, either with a moisture meter or physical touch.