How does the potting station work?
You are welcome to pot your own plants and use our potting station or we are happy to repot your plants for you. We charge by pot size and it includes soil – whether it is potting soil or cactus and succulent soil. Amendments are a little bit extra and by cups.
Can you recommend pet friendly plants?
We have so many plants and pets between us! Collectively we have 11 cats, 2 dogs, 5 birds, 2 snakes, 2 lizards. We are happy to recommend plants appropriate for your household. Given our experience with reptiles we can also help recommend plants for your tanks! We also have a list in which we break down plants in order of toxicity to help you out as well.
Can you recommend a plant for low light?
We are happy to recommend low light plants and even have low light sections in the shop to help you find the best plant. We like to recommend dracaenas, zz plants, peace lilies, ferns, and got some other cool things too.
Do you have plants that clean the air?
This is actually a myth! The study that went viral on social media often leaves out the study was done in a fully enclosed space. In our homes there is a lot of air circulation with open windows, HVAC systems, etcetera – they are not fully sealed or else we’d run out of air! So all of the articles and viral memes claiming houseplants clean the air are full of lies.
When should I water my plant? How much water do I give it?
This is a loaded question. There’s so many things that come into play. It depends on your lighting situation, temperature, and plant. There is no such thing as a watering schedule. We are also generally against bottom watering only. We are happy to help you thought and give you signs to look for to when to water your plants.
My houseplants always get those little flies in the soil, what are those?
They are called fungus gnats and poorly named because it doesn’t mean you have fungus gnats in your soil. They are little flies closely related to mosquitos and are usually smaller than fruit flies. Fungus gnats appear in your soil often when it stays too wet. Our shop is armed with everything you need to win your battle against these pesky buggers.
Help! I found eggs in my soil, what do I do?
If you find these little yellowish egg-looking things in your soil, don’t fret. They are not eggs, they are mycelium. Specifically the mycelium of leucocoprinus birnbaumii, also known as the houseplant parasol. They usually mean you have a healthy soil environment and no cause for alarm.
Am I going to have to re-pot this plant into a new pot?
You don’t HAVE to re-pot your new plant into any other plant. Plants are perfectly happy living in their nursery pots. We do have a 4 part series on our YouTube Channel
about re-potting as well. We recommend NOT re-potting plants for a few weeks after you get them home so they get used to their new environment.