Simple Plant Care Guide

Search this library of plant care guides to learn more about the conditions, preferences, common issues, and information about each of your plants.

A

Aglaonema
Simple Plant Care Instructions

Origins

Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia

 

Water

Water twice a week, allowing soil to dry out between watering. Give enough water each time such that the top of the soil feels damp, but not wet.

 

Light

Bright indirect light

 

Toxicity

Mildly toxic to pets when consumed

 

First Aid

Dry/wrinkled edges – Give more water

Brown/limp leaves – Give less water

Dull leaf colour – Increase sunlight

B

Bird's Nest Fern
Simple Plant Care Instructions

Origins

Asia, Australia, Africa

 

Water

Water once every 2 days. Give enough water each time such that the top of the soil feels damp, but not wet. Avoid water directly into the cfenter of the plant.

 

Light

Low indirect light

 

Toxicity

Non-toxic to pets

 

First Aid

Dry/pale leaves – Give more water

Yellow/limp leaves – Give less water

 

Boston Fern
Simple Plant Care Instructions

Origins

North America and Mexico

 

Water

Water once every 2 days. Give enough water each time such that the top of the soil feels damp, but not wet. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.

 

Light

Medium indirect light

 

Toxicity

Non-toxic to pets

 

First Aid

Dry/pale leaves – Give more water

Yellow/limp leaves – Give less water

 

C

Calathea Makoyana
Simple Plant Care Instructions

Origins

Eastern Brazil

 

Water

Water once every 2 days, allowing soil to dry out between watering. Give enough water each time such that the top of the soil feels damp, but not wet.

 

Light

Medium to bright indirect light

 

Toxicity

Non-toxic to pets

 

First Aid

Dry/wrinkled edges – Give more water

Yellow/limp leaves – Give less water

 

F

Frogjoy
Simple Plant Care Instructions

Origins

North Africa

 

Water

Water once every 1-2 days, when stems start to droop. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light

 

Light

Medium indirect light

 

Toxicity

Mildly toxic to pets when consumed

 

First Aid

Drooping stems – Give more water

Yellow leaves – Increase sunlight

M

Money Plant
Simple Plant Care Instructions

Origins

Southeast and Central Asia

 

Water

Water once every 2 – 3 days, allowing soil to dry out between watering. Give enough water each time so that the top of the soil is damp, but not wet.

 

Light

Bright or medium indirect light

 

Toxicity

Mildly toxic to pets when consumed

 

First Aid

Dry/wrinkled leaves – Give more water

Yellow/limp leaves, black stems – Give less water

P

Parlor Palm
Simple Plant Care Instructions

Origins

Mexico, Guatemala

 

Water

Water twice a week, allowing soil to dry out between watering. Give enough water each time so that the top of the soil is damp, but not wet.

 

Light

Bright indirect light

 

Toxicity

Non-toxic to pets

 

First Aid

Dry/wrinkled leaves – Give more water

Yellow/limp leaves, black stems – Give less water

S

Swiss Cheese Plant
Simple Plant Care Instructions

Origins

Central and South America, Southern Mexico

 

Water

Water once every 2 days, allowing soil to dry out between watering. Give enough water each time so that the top of the soil is damp, but not wet. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.

 

Light

Bright or medium indirect light

 

Toxicity

Mildly toxic to pets when consumed

 

First Aid

Dry/wrinkled leaves – Give more water

Yellow/limp leaves, black stems – Give less water

Z

ZZ Plant
Simple Plant Care Instructions

Origins

Eastern Africa

 

Water

Water once every 2 – 3 days, allowing soil to dry out between watering. Give enough water each time so that the top of the soil is damp, but not wet.

 

Light

Bright or medium indirect light

 

Toxicity

Toxic to pets when consumed

 

First Aid

Dry/pale leaves – Give more water

Yellow/limp leaves, black stems – Give less water