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About Plants at California Flower Mall

Learn about plant care, and the many variety of plants to consider when you shop at the California Flower mall.

CFM is a one stop shop for wholesale or retail indoor and outdoor potted plant décor, flowering plants and orchids. CFM plant vendors provide an extensive variety of plants, planters, pots, wood stands, home décor, plant supplies and accessories for your design projects.

Monstera Deliciosa

Monstera deliciosa is a species of flowering plant native to tropical forests of southern Mexico. Known for their gorgeous fenestrations (holes) and split leaves, Monsteras have become one of social media’s most popular plants. Plants are sold in plastic nursery pots.

CARE TIPS:

Monsteras like to be in bright to medium indirect light. They generally need to be watered about once a week (more during the warmer months) but check moisture levels before watering and wait until the soil is fairly dry before watering again.

Janet Craig Dragon Tree (Dracaena)

Janet Craig Dracaena are known for their striking features with their bushy leaves and cane like stems. Although tropical by nature, these plants adapt beautifully indoors as they are a popular choice for interior designers.

CARE TIPS

Dracaenas make great beginner plants as they are able to survive in low light levels, but grow best in filtered light. Please allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering. Generally, the lower the light, the less often a dracaena needs water.

Dragon Tree (Dracaena Marginata)

Dracaena marginata, also known as dragon tree, is an attractive, stiff-leaved plant with green sword-like leaves. The plant has narrow, slender gray stems that are topped with shiny, arching leaves that are sword-shaped.

CARE TIPS:

Dracaenas are best in bright indirect sunlight. They should be watered when the first 2-3 inches of soil is dry.

Silver Bay

Aglaonema Silver Bay Plants are a silvery-green plant that require little maintenance. They’re great air purifying plants while complimenting any space.

CARE TIPS:

These plants can thrive in bright, medium, or low light, as long as it’s indirect. They should be watered when the top 2” of soil is dry.

Snake Plant Laurentii (Sansevieria Trifasciata Laurentii)

Dracaena trifasciata is a species of plants native to tropical West Africa from Nigeria east to the Congo. Thier striking yellow hues and their sword-like leaves make these plants popular among enthusiasts everywhere. They are also low maintenance and easy to care for making them the perfect plant for anyone.

CARE TIPS:

Snake plants tolerate low, medium and bright light. Water when the first 2 inches of soil becomes dry.

Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree (Ficus Lyrata)

The fiddle leaf fig, aka ficus lyrata is one of Instagram’s most popular plants, the top choice among many interior designers, and an enticing siren to first-time plant parents. The massive leaves and tree-like branches brighten up any room or space.

CARE TIPS:

We recommend placing the Fiddle Leaf Fig in bright indirect light which is optimal for the health of the plant. Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees prefer to dry out slightly between waterings, and while they take a good deal of water to keep healthy, soggy soil will drown the plant. They do not like to be moved.

ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

Growing ZZ houseplants is easy and especially suited for the beginner or forgetful gardener.If ever there was the perfect plant for the ultimate brown thumb, the easy ZZ plant is it.In fact, ZZ plants will do better if you leave them alone.

CARE TIPS:

ZZ plants do best in bright to moderate, indirect light, but will do fine in extremely low levels of light. This plant makes an ideal plant for a windowless office or bathroom where it will only receive small amounts of fluorescent light.Much like cacti, they need less rather than more water. Water the plant only when the soil has dried out. The rare way you can kill this plant is to over water it.

Money Tree (Pachira aquatica)

Money tree plants get their name because the Feng Shui practice believes it will bring luck to the owner of this fun little plant.

CARE TIPS

These plants like a moderately humid room and deep but infrequent watering. Water the plants until the water runs from the drainage holes and then let them dry out between watering. If your home is on the dry side, you can increase the humidity by placing the pot on a saucer filled with pebbles. Keep the saucer filled with water and the evaporation will enhance the humidity of the area. The plant should be repotted every two years in a clean peat mixture. Try not to move the plant around a lot. Money tree plants dislike being moved and respond by dropping their leaves.

Jade Plants (Crassula Ovata)

Jade plant care is easy and simple. Many people enjoy growing jade plants in their homes and offices, and they are considered to be symbols of good luck.

CARE TIPS:

They need full sun in order to grow properly. Water your jade plant when the top of soil is just dry to the touch. If your jade plant is losing leaves or has leaf spots, this is most commonly caused by too little water.

Pothos

The pothos plant is considered by many to be a great way to get started caring for houseplants. Because pothos care is easy and undemanding, this lovely plant is an easy way to add some green in your home.

CARE TIPS:

Basic pothos care is very easy. These plants enjoy a wide range of environments. They do well in bright indirect light as well as low light and can be grown in dry soil or in vases of water. They will thrive in nutrient rich soil, but do almost as well in nutrient poor soil. Pothos plants make a great addition to your bathroom or office because they can tolerate low light. While pothos like a wide variety of light conditions, they do not do well in direct sunlight.

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Peace lilies are among the most popular indoor plants for good reason. Whether you’re a newcomer to the world of houseplants or a seasoned expert, you’ll appreciate their attractive foliage and blooms, and ease of care in those sunlight-challenged areas of your home.

CARE TIPS:

Peace lilies enjoy medium to low light. Peace lilies that are placed in more light tend to produce the lovely white spathes and flowers more, while peace lilies in low light will bloom less and will look more like a traditional foliage plant.Peace lilies are far more tolerant of underwatering than overwatering, which is one of the most common reasons for a peace lily to die.

Peperomia Plants

The most widely available types of peperomias are:

Emerald Ripple Peperomia: (Peperomia caperata)
Heart shaped leaves and foliage texture similar to a waffle make growing a pleasure. The attractive leaves and stems may have a silvery or burgundy tint peeking through the green.

Watermelon Peperomia: (Peperomia argyreia)
Have silver stripes with elliptical shaped leaves. Both this and the previous Peperomia plant reach only 8 inches (20 cm.) in height and width if planted in a container large enough to allow for root development. Plants have a mounding habit with draping leaves.

Baby Rubber Plant: (Peperomia obtusifolia)
This plant grows upright. Some of these types of Peperomias have solid green, shiny leaves, while others are variegated with gold and white coloration. Peperomia obtusifolia `Minima’ is a dwarf specimen, reaching about half the size of the standard.

CARE TIPS:

Peperomia like medium to low light, away from direct sun. You may also grow Peperomia plants under fluorescent lighting. Water Peperomia houseplants sparingly and allow the soil to dry as deep as 5 inches between waterings.