Plant Care

To give your plants the best growing conditions, please follow the care instructions for each species. As a general rule of thumb, plants never like to be sitting in a pool of excess water so drainage holes or controlled watering is ideal to prevent root rot.

The amount of water your plant needs also depends on the season and the humidity of your space. Most plants need more water in the Spring when they are active and less in the Winter when they go dormant. If you have any additional questions about plant care feel free to email us at info@planetplanters.com!

 

Plant Type Description Light Water

Sansevieria ("Snake Plant")

Near indestructible plant that can survive a variety of conditions. Cool fact: NASA names this plant one of the most effective at cleaning toxins from the air.

Low to medium indirect light. Water only when top 2'' of soil is dry. Do not over water as these plants do not do well when soil is too moist.

Pilea

Also known as a Chinese money plant - Pileas thrive in a drier environment and likes to be rotated every once in a while to ensure even growth.

Bright indirect light. Water when soil is dry and leaves are starting to look a little droopy.

Succulent

A broad family of low maintainence dessert loving plants. Ensure succulents are in a dry environment.

Plenty of bright light. Succulents will "stretch" to reach for more sunlight if not placed in a spot with sufficient light. Let soil dry out completely between watering. Succs do not need too much water.  Avoid wetting the leaves of the succulents.

Cactus

A type of succulent, cacti thrive in dry dessert like conditions.

Plenty of bright light. Cacti will "bend" to reach for more sunlight if not placed in a spot with sufficient light. Let soil dry out completely between watering. Cacti do not need too much water.

Terrarium

A beautiful living ecosystem. Succuents will do well in a terrarium under dry conditions.

Plenty of bright light. Let soil dry out completely between watering. Suggest 1 tbsp of water per plant per week. Avoid wetting the leaves of the succs.

Air Plant

Low maintainence plants that can live almost anywhere. They don't even need soil!

Medium indirect light. Soak in water for 10mins once a week. Air plants draw moisture from the water to 'self water' so if you live in humid conditions you can simply mist the plants 1-2x a week to keep them happy.

Birds of Paradise

Tropical plants that enjoy a more moist/humid environment

Bright indirect light. Avoid direct light is important, otherwise their leaves will get burnt. Try not to let the soil dry out completely between waterings. They like to be moist, but not drowning in water either.

Jade Plant

Sturdy and low maintainence. These slow growing plants can thrive in a variety of conditions.

Low to medium indirect light. Water only when top 2'' of soil is dry.  Do not over water as these plants do not do well when soil is too moist.

 

ZZ Plant

Low maintenance and easy to grow plant. Because of this, it is extremely popular in houses and offices around the world!

 

Low to medium indirect light.
Water only when top 2'' of soil is dry. Do not over water as these plants do not do well when soil is too moist.

 

Pothos

Beautiful trailing (hanging) house plant with heart or spade shaped leaves. It does well in a variety of conditions. 

 

Bright, mid or low indirect light.
Water only when top 2'' of soil is dry. Allow soil to dry out between watering.