We are so inspired by the new spring trends in fashion, we decided to devote a post to…..COLOR!!
Just in, the Stromanthe Triostar has ravishing foliage. This plant loves humidity, so it needs to be misted frequently. However, the soil likes to dry out between waterings.
Named after a textile, the Chenille Plant has soft, pink caterpillar-like flowers. Hailing from the tropical climes of New Guinea, this plants needs warmth, humidity, and indirect bright light.
Now to the desert, check out this color-popping Bromeliad! This plant likes bright light and to dry completely between waters. When you water, fill the center reservoir of the plant. In its natural environment, it uses this to catch rainwater.
Two outdoor spring faves, the Hydrangea and the Azalea are crowd pleasers. Both need a lot of sun and a lot of water. Beautiful reminders of Spring’s imminent arrival.
Who can resist a hanging plant? Graceful, languid, arms outstretched to meet the day. Here are some lovelies from the store:
The Classic Ivy – Everyone loves this beauty. Ivy plants like to dry out between watering, but like to have their leaves misted regularly. Put this plant in an indirect medium to bright light.
Ficus – A bushy, bright light loving plant, the ficus can be finicky. Once it adapts to a window, it wants to stay there. Let the soil dry between waterings. Shedding leaves can be a sign that the plant needs more light.
The Sexy Lipstick Plant: In the Gesneriad family, this plant is related to the African Violet. Native to the West Indies, the Lipstick likes humidity and moist soil. Do not let this plant dry out, and mist the leaves regularily. It also prefers a bright, indirect light. The red tubular blooms may remind you of your favorite tube of Revlon.
The Streptocarpella – Also a relative of the African Violet, this plant is native to South Africa. In Latin, its name means “twisted fruit.” This plant has silky, green leaves that do not like to be misted. The soil can dry out between waterings, as long as it does not go too long without a good drench.