Plant of the Month: January 2024

Plant of the Month: January 2024

We made it, plant parents. January, the ‘Monday’ of the year, has finally clocked out! We survived the month that felt like it had 67 days, but not without the help and cheer of our beloved green amigos. And each month, one plant rises to the top as a standout, and we think they deserve to be recognized!

Let us introduce January’s top plant of the month, the Tradescantia Sunny Star!


Meet the Tradescantia Sunny Star, a captivating plant with elongated leaves in vibrant shades of green and pink. Its unique variegation adds an element of sophistication to your indoor collection, making it a popular choice for plant enthusiasts seeking a pop of colour for their space!

Why We Love It:

Plant parents gravitate towards the Sunny Star for its stunning visual appeal and adaptability. Its cascading growth habit makes it an excellent choice for hanging baskets or elevated planters, allowing its beauty to gracefully spill over the edges.

Care Tips for Success:

Light: Thrives in bright, indirect light. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.
Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings.
Humidity: Appreciates higher humidity levels. Regular misting or placing a tray of water nearby can create an ideal environment.

While the Sunny Star was the true standout, it wasn’t the only amigo sitting at the popular kids’ table this month! Here are a few other amigos plant parents were loving this month...

Honourable Mentions:

Tradescantia Nanouk: Tradescantias are having their moment! With its vibrant pink and green leaves, Nanouk adds a playful touch to any collection. Easy to care for and a delight to behold.

Monstera Adansonii: The iconic Swiss Cheese Plant's cousin, Adansonii, boasts unique fenestrations and a trailing nature. A must-have for plant parents looking for some variety and charm!

Calathea Lancifolia: Also known as the Rattlesnake Plant, Lancifolia's intricate leaf patterns and pet-friendly nature make it a beloved choice for homes with a flair for the exotic.


There you have it – January's Plant of the Month and its esteemed honourable mentions. These amigos are so hot right now, grab one for yourself to see why!

Check back next month for February’s top picks…

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