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agave patoni

Agave patoni

 

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Anthurium & Ficus elastica

Aglonema or Chinese Evergreen

Aglaonema: Chinese Evergreen

An excellent foliage plant suitable for both low light and bright indirect light situations. It requires very little watering and likes to be root-bound. Considered a Clean Air Plant, which means it reduces common pollutants from the air. Leaves are typically wide and long, slightly oval and coming to a point. But the many varieties can be quite variable in shape, size, color, and pattern. They are slow-growing, easy care (let dry in between waterings), and great air purifiers.

*Low Light Houseplant.

aechmea

Aechmea fasciata

Aechmeas are epiphytes belonging to the bromeliad family.

Epiphytes attach themselves to nooks in trees in order to be best exposed to light and water but they are not parasitic. In fact, in their native environment, insects and some frogs sustain life in the funnels of Aechmea leaves.

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Anthurium

Anthurium

They come in an array of colors and sizes.

Grow in high organic soil mixes with good drainage. Thoroughly water then allow to slightly dry between waterings.

Plant in a shallow pot. Fertilize every other month. Avoid major temperature fluctuations.

Bromeliad

Bromeliad

Bromeliads are fun plants that that can be terrestrial (grown in soil) or epiphytic (grown on trees etc.) They hold water in the vases of their leaves. The center rosette will grow and bloom then will eventually die out being replace by "pups" around the base.

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Calathea

Calathea

Commonly called Peacock Plant, Zebra Plant or Rattlesnake plant because of its leaf markings. Calathea like to be evenly moist at all time, indirect light and good humidity. Fertilize Spring, Summer and Fall; not winter. Avoid using leaf shines on this plants; especially ones containing fertilizer. Preferred temperature range is 60-70 degrees and never dropping below 50 degrees.

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Chamaedorea elegans

Chamaedorea elegans

Low light palms include Chamaedorea elegans or Parlor (Neanthe Bella), Rhapis excelsa or Lady, Caryota minis or Fishtail, Chamaedorea metallica or Matallica. These must be kept indoors, they will freeze outside. They like to be evenly moist all the way down the pot. Repot when container is full of stocks; going up 2" in pot diameter. Fertilize regularly during its growing season.

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Dracaena

Dracaena

Commonly called Dragon Tree or Corn Plant, Dracaena like 65-75 degree temperatures. Water thoroughly when the top 2" of soil becomes dry to the touch. Use a foliage fertilizer as directed on the product label. Dracaena take well to haircuts if they get too big. You can most likely root what you cut off by letting the cutting dry for a couple days to heal over; then use rooting hormone and rooting media.

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Ficus elastica

Epipremnum aureum: Golden Pathos

This plant has heart shaped leaves which can sit on a table top, hang from a basket or stand upright with a support. The more light it receives the more variegation you’ll see on the leaves. Keep the soil moderately dry and cut back if it becomes too long.

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Ficus elastica

Ficus elastica

Rubber plant, Ficus elastic, lends an architectural presence to any room with its wide elliptical, rubbery leaves which are also effective in purifying the air. The rubber plant holds on to its leaves more easily than other Ficus species, and although the rubber plant grows best in bright light situations, it is more easily able to adapt to moderate light conditions than its weeping fig or fiddle leaf fig counterparts. The foliage of the most common variety ‘Burgundy’ is bold and dark, and the variegated leaves of other varieties offer lighter contrasting colors.

Fiddle Leaf Fig

Ficus lyrata: Fiddle Leaf Fig

Our most popular floor plant. It does have some challenges for success. First and foremost is needs high light from an unobstructed south/west facing window or supplemental lighting. If you have had one of these in the past and it dropped most of its leaves and put out long weak wimpy growth it was most likely due to not enough light. Fertilize regularly and keep evenly most, not too wet. Keep on the tighter side in its pot.

Creeping Fig

Ficus pumila: Creeping Fig

Ficus pumila comes in solid tones and variegated colors. Creeping fig can be grown as a houseplant, up a pole or on a wall. Please note if let to grow on a wall the anchoring roots will destroy the surface of the wall. Give it a haircut when it gets gangly and watch out for mealy bug.

Ficus benghalensis

Ficus benghalensis 'Audrey'

This ficus likes moderately hight light and even watering. This is a newer variety to us at Portland Nursery.

Fittonia 'Mini Pink'

Fittonia 'Mini Pink'

Weeping Fig

Ficus benjamina: Weeping Fig

Ficus benjamina likes very bright light and evenly moist soil conditions. Do not over water. They do not like cold drafts. Plan on a major leaf drop about 3-4 weeks after you bring this plant home. It is balancing itself to the light you are providing. It is possible for the plant to cast all of its leaves in this process. Give it time and light and it should put the leaves back on . Fertilize year round with a general houseplant food.

Hoya kentiana

Hoya kentiana

Hoyas come in many shapes, sizes and colors. Most bloom in very fragrant clusters hanging like shooting stars in an upside down umbrella formation.

Hoyas like bright light and allow them to go dry between waterings. Most are spur bloomers meaning they rebloom from the same spur... so don't cut them off. Given easy proper care they can become an heirloom plant being passed down from generation to generation.

kalanchoe

Kalanchoe thyrsiflora 'Variegata'

Nephrolepis: Boston Fern

Nephrolepis exaltata: Boston Fern

This plant is often used as a interior design element. Keep it away from cold drafts and heat ducts. It likes to be kept evenly moist with high humidity. There are quite a number of ferns that do well in low light.

*Low Light Houseplant.

Philodendron

Philodendron: Heart Leafed

Heart Leafed Philodendron can be grown in lower light. They will adjust their leave size and quantity to match the light you provide. Thoroughly water just as the plant starts to wilt. This will aid against over watering.

Fertilize with a foliage plant food per the directions on the label. Heart Leafed Philodendrons can be grown in a hanging pot, table pot or a pot with a pole. It is very versatile and easy.

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Rex Begonia

Rex Begonia

This plant with its multi-color leaves, adds color to a shady spot. Water when soil is slightly dry. Rex Begonia like high humidity else the leaves will shrivel up quickly.

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Peperomia obtusafolia 'White Ginny'

Peperomia obtusafolia 'White Ginny'

Tillandsia xerographica

Sansevieria: Snake Plant

This classic houseplant is the easiest of all easy plants. Though just about all of us would recognize it, it remains shrouded in mystery and confusion. The genus continues to be moved from one plant family to another and back again and species are named, unnamed, renamed and argued over endlessly. Regardless of the controversial specifics, Sansevieria is a wonderful and widely varied genus.

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Senecio rowleyanus

Senecio rowleyanus

String of pearls, Senecio rowleyanus, is a distinctive houseplant known for its cascading stems of small, bright green, bead-like leaves resembling pearls. Like other succulent plants, String of pearls requires bright light and adequate drainage. It performs best planted in cactus mix and placed near a sunny window and allowed to dry out thoroughly in between waterings.

Spathiphyllum

Spathiphyllum: Peace Lily

Dark glossy leaves and producing a stunning large white flower, which will re-bloom several times during the year. The soil needs to be kept consistently moist. They are commonly seen in office buildings.

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Strelitzia nicolai

Strelitzia nicolai

 

Strelitzia reginae

Strelitzia reginae Bird of Paradise

Arrowhead Vine

Syngonium podophyllum: Arrowhead Vine

An attractive houseplant with colorful arrow shaped leaves that keep their variegation even in low light. Smaller plants form a mound, but stems begin to vine as the plants mature. Keep them evenly moist.

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Staghorn Fern

Staghorn Fern

 

Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap

Tillandsia xerographica

Tillandsia xerographica

A beautiful airplant species native to the southern Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala, where they grow in tree canopies and on rocks. Wide curly leaves of the silver Tillandsia xerographica whirl into a sculptural rosette and serve as a perfect focal point in a well lit room. They flourish in bright indirect light and appreciate good air circulation and a weekly soak in water.

Xanthosoma viola

Xanthosoma viola

 

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

ZZ plant, short for Zamioculcas zamiifolia, is a stylish upright plant with thick arcing stems of dark glossy leaves. Like the snake plant—also ever popular for its ease of care—zz plants are suitable in low light situations and can go long periods in between watering. They are perfect for greening up areas of the house where window light doesn’t reach so well, and they perform on a once-a-month watering regime.

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Houseplants for all seasons

From Aloe to Zygopetalum, we cover the alphabet with choices for your home or office; plants for your brightest window or your darkest corner, those that willa love the humidity near your shower or prefer a dry, sunny spot. Orchids, succulents, indoor bonsai and cactus. We have them all. You'll find our featured houseplants below. We carry our largest of houseplants at our Division location. This is only a brief list.

Houseplants

Aechmea

Houseplants

Bonsai

Houseplants

Bromeliad

Houseplants

Cissus

Houseplants

Cymbidium Orchid

Houseplants

Dieffenbachia

Houseplants

Dracaena

Houseplants

Ferns

Houseplants

Monstera

Houseplants

Sansevieria