Plant of the Month: March 2024

Plant of the Month: March 2024

Another month has come and gone, and it's time to shine the spotlight on our green amigos once again. This month, the honor goes to none other than the Peace Lily! We can see why this plant was a top seller. Gorgeous? Check. Air purifying? Check. Dramatic? Double check. It’s all part of the Peace Lily’s vibe. Let’s learn more about March’s top plant: the Peace Lily!

Originating from the tropical rainforests of Central and South America, Peace Lilies, scientifically known as Spathiphyllum, definitely aren't new to the house plant scene! These resilient plants were first discovered in the late 19th century and have since become a staple in indoor jungles all over the world.

Why We Love It:

The Peace Lily is adored for its striking appearance and air-purifying qualities. Its graceful white flowers symbolize peace and harmony, hence the name, while its ability to thrive in low-light conditions makes it a perfect amigo for most indoor spaces. Plus, it's a pro at removing toxins from the air. We love a good party trick!

Care Tips for Success:

Light: Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate low light conditions. Keep it away from direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn. If the tips are browning, it can suggest it's getting too much direct light.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, and avoid letting the soil dry out completely. This plant will tell you if it’s thirsty by dramatically drooping its leaves. Don’t worry, after a big drink of water, your Peace Lily will perk right back up. Tadaa!

Humidity: Enjoys higher humidity levels, so mist the leaves regularly or place the pot on a tray filled with pebbles and water to increase humidity around the plant.

While the Peace Lily takes center stage this month, let's not forget about the other green amigos that deserve a moment in the spotlight!

Honourable Mentions:

Sansevieria Laurentii: Another air-purifying beauty, the Snake Plant is known for its easy going nature and long, upright foliage. The perfect plant for just about any space as it doesn’t need much water, and can tolerate low light!

Sansevieria Laurentii | Snake Plant (S)

Lemon Lime Prayer
: The Lemon Lime Prayer plant, or Maranta leuconeura, was another popular choice this month. Its unique green and yellow leaves move throughout the day and night, earning it the nickname "prayer plant”. Plus, it's easy to care for and adds a pop of color to any space! Just be sure to keep the soil consistently moist, and a boost of humidity never hurts this guy.

Maranta Leuconeura | Lemon Lime Prayer Plant (S)

String of Pearls
: This unique amigo is popular as a hanging plant, and also makes a great shelf decoration! It’s known for its long, cascading vines popping with green “pearls”, and is no stranger to needing a trim now and then! Easy to care for and drought-tolerant, the String of Pearls is a top choice for a reason.

Senecio Rowleyanus | String of Pearls (S)

There they are, the March superstars! And with that, we can start to close the chapter on winter and look ahead to spring. We already can’t wait to see which amigos top the charts in April!

Don’t forget to grab your gardening gear, plant parents. Patio season is almost here, and soon our full Outdoor Collection will be too!

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