Indoor Plant Guide - Cooper & Co

Indoor Plant Guide // 2017

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PEACE LILY
Level of care – Easy

Peace lilies, also known as closet plants, are a popular choice for offices and homes. When it comes to indoor plants, peace lily plants are some of the easiest to care for.

Light/Water – Medium-to-low light and only watering when the top of the soil is dry will keep the lily standing tall.

Display – Display in a modern planter adjusting to your house or rooms theme.


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CACTI
Level of care – Easy

There are many varieties of Cacti available that are suitable for indoor planting, including Prickly Pear, Rose Pincushion, Euphorbia and Rebutia.

Light/Water – Require only modest amounts of water when soil is dry and prefer direct sunlight. Before watering your cactus, check to see if the soil is dry. Then water well, especially in the growing months which is April through to mid September. Placing Cacti in a bright sunny window is usually best.

Display – Display your Cacti in a planter.


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SUCCULENTS
Level of care – Easy

Succulents or sometimes fat plants, are plants that have some parts that are more than normally thickened and fleshy, usually to retain water

Light/Water – Most varieties need at least half a day to a full day of sunlight. After planting, water in well and allow the soil to dry slightly between watering.

Display – Succulents can be used in vast ways – such as glass containers (see image), planters and containers.


MOTHER-IN-LAWS TONGUE
Level of care – Easy

A great houseplant for beginning gardeners.  It is a very carefree type of plant that likes dry soil and air, which makes it perfect for many indoor environments. If you want to share the plant, it can be divided or started from a leaf cutting

Light/Water – Little water, only when the soil is dry ( 1/4 cup of water every few weeks). This plant also likes bright, indirect light.

Display – This plant used to be known as a background plant surrounded by lots of other smaller plants – now many people display them as a bold feature. Try having it in a pot plant in a nice corner of your home.


HEARTLEAF PLANT
Level of care – Easy

Heartleaf philodendron is a popular house plant because it is extremely easy to grow. It’s also known as the Sweetheart Plant. Heart-shaped, glossy leaves emerge bronze, then quickly turn green. The leaves are typically 2-4 inches.

Light/Water – Moderate to bright light, but no direct sun. Will tolerate low light. Keep soil lightly moist and allow surface to dry out between watering in winter. TIP! Yellow leaves are caused by over watering.

Display – In a hanging pot for the leaves to flow down into a vine OR into a planter allowing the water to drain through.


FIDDLE LEAF FIG
Level of care – Moderate

This indoor tree type plant grows over 15 metres tall in it’s natural habitat and up to 3 metres indoors, although they can be topped to prevent them growing taller.

Light/water – A brightly lit spot is needed without direct sunlight and water when the top soil becomes slightly dry and reduce watering in the winter.

Display – They’re the type of plant that looks great near doorways, hallways, fireplaces and other featured parts of a room