The Care Blog


Terrarium Care: How To Care For A Terrarium with Succulents, Cacti and Tropical Plants

Terrarium Care: How To Care For A Terrarium with Succulents, Cacti and Tropical Plants

Terrariums, whether created with succulents, cacti or tropical plants, are like tiny universes. There is something fascinating and beautiful about a self-contained plant landscape within a glass vessel, and when properly assembled and cared for, these little ecosystems will thrive for years. Terrarium care might seem daunting, but there's no reason to be worried - with a few easy steps,...

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Kokedama Care: How to Care for Kokedama String Gardens

Kokedama Care: How to Care for Kokedama String Gardens

Kokedama is a Japanese word that, simply translated, means “moss ball”. Sometimes called the “Poor Man’s Bonsai” or “string gardens,” the of art of binding plants into green, mossy orbs dates back centuries to the Edo era in Japan (around 1600 AD). Making kokedama is a fun process that involves stripping soil from the plant's roots, and using a special-clayrich...

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Mounted Jungle Cactus Care: How to Grow Rhipsalis, Hatiora and Other Epiphytes

Mounted Jungle Cactus Care: How to Grow Rhipsalis, Hatiora and Other Epiphytes

The idea of a “jungle cactus” sounds like a contradiction at first. Jungles are hot, humid, lush and green, and cacti grow in the arid, sun-scorched desert. Jungle cactus? How’s that supposed to work? Like most things in the plant world, it’s not so black and white, and there are various genera of cacti that thrive in the shady moist canopy...

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Marimo Moss Ball Care: How to Grow and Care For Marimo Moss

Marimo Moss Ball Care: How to Grow and Care For Marimo Moss

Marimo Moss Balls are one of our very favorite plant discoveries of the last few years. Marimo are equal parts bizarre and beautiful, and Marimo moss ball care is very easy. Marimo, a Japanese word which literally translates to “seaweed ball” are not moss at all - they’re actually a rare form of spherical algae. There’s no central stone or...

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Staghorn Fern Care: How To Water, Grow and Care for Mounted Staghorn Ferns

Staghorn Fern Care: How To Water, Grow and Care for Mounted Staghorn Ferns

It’s a fact: staghorn ferns are stunning. Mounted on a board, wrapped in vintage burlap, and hung a wall, these plants are truly works of living art. There are dozens of species of staghorn ferns, and until recently, they were quite rare. Now though--thanks to species native to Australia, Platycerium bifurcatum, that is relatively easy to care for and propagate--they’re...

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Air Plant Care: How To Care For Air Plants, Aeriums and Tillandsia Mounts

Air Plant Care: How To Care For Air Plants, Aeriums and Tillandsia Mounts

The name “air plant” is actually a bit misleading. Members of the Tillandsia genus are so called not because they can thrive on air alone, but because they require no soil at all to grow. In fact, assuming that Tillandsia only need air to survive is one of the most common mistakes we see in air plant care. In their...

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Introducing the Care Blog

When people walk into our retail shop, they often go slack-jawed when they see our living art pieces. "What IS that?" we hear time and time again. While many admire our work, many hesitate to bring living art piece into their home for fear that care will be too complicated, and that as a result their new piece may soon...

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