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The Famous Lamp

A few days ago our owner posted images of our nordic LED corner floor lamp and the response was overwhelming. Although we are not ready to ship and our shop isn’t open, we are going to break a few rules and open up orders for the lamp that blew up her mentions. Available in black and white, this lamp is perfect for any room and takes up little, to no space. If you are interested in purchasing this lamp you can do so here, now.  
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A Few Plants Even You Cant Kill

Let’s be honest, not all of us have a green-thumb (me included). So we have compiled a list of plants that we have been able to not only keep alive, but keep thriving. We’ve found that the best plants for beginners require low-light and low-maintenance. We have forgotten to water our babies, went on long vacations. So we have this faux green-thumb thing figured out…

String of Bananas

Native to Africa, string of bananas is a fast-growing plant with vines that ultimately reach lengths of at least 36 inches (90 cm.). The leaves are somewhat transparent, which allows light to shine through. The small flowers have a pleasant, cinnamon-like scent.

String of bananas is suitable for growing outdoors in the warm climates of USDA plant hardiness zones 10 through 12. If you live in a cooler climate, however, you can grow string of bananas indoors. This exotic-looking plant is well suited for containers or hanging baskets. In fact, its cousin, string of pearls, is a commonly grown houseplant with similar care.

Read more at Gardening Know How: String Of Bananas Info: Caring For String Of Bananas Plant Indoors https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/string-of-pearls/caring-for-string-of-bananas-plant.htm

Orchids

Orchids need ample water but should be allowed to dry out some between waterings. One way to check for watering is by poking your finger about an inch into the growing media. If it’s dry, give it some water; otherwise, let it be.

Indoor orchid plants also need adequate humidity, about fifty to seventy percent. There are various ways to increase the humidity in your home. Place a water-filled saucer or tray of pebbles beneath plants, mist plants daily, or use a humidifier.

Fertilize orchids weekly or bi-weekly while they are producing new growth and decrease to monthly or bi-monthly intervals once they mature. Discontinue altogether once the plants go dormant.

Additional orchid care tips include repotting, which is normally done every other year. If your orchids suddenly stop blooming but have suitable light, temperature, and humidity, then repotting may be necessary.

Also keep an eye out for signs of pests or disease. Orchids are occasionally affected by mealybugs, scale, and aphids. These can usually be washed off or treated with insecticidal soap.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Orchid Growing Tips: How To Take Care Of Orchid Plants Indoors https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/indoor-orchid-care.htm

Snake Plants – Black Gold

Black Gold Snake Plant is a  striking indoor plant, known for its easy care and sleek, architectural look. Tall green leaves are edged in gold. It can tolerate lower light conditions and infrequent waterings, and requires no pruning due to its slow growth habit. Also grows well outdoors in a shady area with no direct sun.

Light

Indoors: High light
Indoors: Low light
Indoors: Medium light

Colors

Green, Variegated

Water

Low water needs

Special Features

Purifies the air
Super-easy to grow

Golden Pothos

Pothos is arguably the easiest of all houseplants to grow, even if you are a person who forgets to water your plants. This trailing vine has pointed, heart-shaped green leaves, sometimes variegated with white, yellow, or pale green. While pothos likes bright, indirect light it can thrive in areas that don’t get a lot of sunlight or have only fluorescent lighting. It’s an excellent plant for locations such as offices and dorm rooms.

Philodendron Birkin

Philodendron ‘Birkin’ is a stunning variety that develops pure white pinstripes on its foliage, growing ever more variegated as the plant matures. This is a somewhat smaller, non-vining Philodendron with an upright growth habit. As a fairly new hybrid to modern cultivation, ‘Birkin’ often shows very interesting variation from leaf to leaf – it is not uncommon to notice occasional splashes of pink or light red on new leaves as they unfurl. A must for any rare aroid collector or lover of variegated plants.

PLANT CARE

• Light: Bright, indirect light
• Water: Water when the top 1-2″ of soil feel dry
• Considerations: Use a well-draining, chunky soil mix to promote air circulation to roots

Marble Queen + Jade & Pearls Pothos

Marble Queen (Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’) is another common pothos variety. It features green heart-shaped leaves heavily splashed and streaked with creamy white. The foliage is usually similar in size to golden pothos. Marble Queen may be more or less variegated, depending on the particular branch it was propagated from.

Pears and Jade pothos (Epipremnum ‘Pearls and Jade’) is an eye-catching variety that sports green leaves variegated with white and silvery-gray. The variegation tends to appear more on the edges of the foliage, rather than the middle. Unlike some other pothos varieties, the white sections of the foliage are often mottled with green and silvery gray tones. Pearls and Jade pothos tends to have smaller leaves than some of the other varieties and tends to grow more slowly.

Note: Pearls and Jade pothos was produced by the University of Florida and is a patented variety.

Light

Indoors: High light
Indoors: Low light
Indoors: Medium light

Colors

Green, Variegated

Water

Medium water needs

Special Features

Purifies the air
Super-easy to grow

Bird of Paradise

Bird of paradise is a stunning tropical plant commonly grown as a houseplant throughout the country and a landscape plant in the frost-free tropics. As houseplants, they add elegance with the bold textural leaves. White bird of paradise, in particular, is perfect for adding vertical presence to a room and is an ideal plant for filling empty corners or breaking up an expanse of empty wall.

Outdoors, even where they’re not hardy, bird of paradise are excellent patio plants. The orange variety is loved for its exotic blooms and the white variety adds palm-like texture to decks, patios, balconies, and other outdoor spaces. If you grow bird of paradise outdoors in a cold-winter climate, you can bring it in for the winter.

Light

Indoors: High light
Indoors: Medium light
Outside: Part sun
Outside: Shade
Outside: Sun

Colors

Green, Orange, White

Water

Medium water needs

Special Features

Purifies the air
Super-easy to grow

ZZ Plant

What makes ZZ plant such a good houseplant is that it’s wonderfully tolerant to a wide range of conditions, including low light, low humidity, and periods of drought. That means it will survive just about any corner of your home, even if you only water it once every couple of weeks (it grows best, though, when watered as the top inch or two of the potting mix dries). Like most other plants, ZZ plant doesn’t even need natural light — it’ll thrive just fine indoors under fluorescent lights, such as those in office buildings.

As a survival technique, ZZ plant has evolved to start dropping its leaflets to conserve moisture during periods of severe drought. If you forget to water yours and see the leaflets fall, don’t give up hope. Water your plant again and it should resuscitate. It’s best to water ZZ plant when the top inch or so of the soil dries.

Fertilize ZZ plant once every six months or so with a general-purpose fertilizer labeled for use on houseplants. You can also fertilize more frequently if you want your plant to grow larger and faster.

Light

Indoors: High light
Indoors: Low light
Indoors: Medium light

Colors

Green

Water

Low water needs, Medium water needs

Special Features

Purifies the air
Super-easy to grow

Neon Pothos

Neon pothos (Epipremnum ‘Neon’) is one of the most distinct varieties. Its heart-shaped leaves are bright chartreuse or golden yellow in color with no variegation. The newer, younger leaves tend to be brighter than older leaves. The foliage deepens in color with age. To get the best color, grow Neon pothos in bright light. In low-light spots, the color will be duller and darker.

Light

Indoors: High light
Indoors: Low light
Indoors: Medium light

Colors

Green

Water

Medium water needs

Special Features

Purifies the air
Super-easy to grow

Silver Pothos

see other pothos care instructions.

All information was sourced from costafarms.com and gardeningknowhow.com. If you are looking for more plants stay tuned to our blog and subscribe to our news letter for more.

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