Along with the new year, we got a batch of fresh new houseplants. Philodendrons and peperomias, in a myriad of colors and sizes, are our favorites right now. We’re so excited about them that we had some visitors this week from TV land: Belinda Jensen and Bobby Jensen stopped by with their camera lady Deb and did a segment on houseplants, featuring our very own Jessie. Keep an eye on Kare 11 around Feb. 2 to see the story.
Philodendrons and peperomias are very easy indoor plants, aren’t picky about fertilizer, and do great in a bright window as long as they don’t sit in any direct afternoon sun. In the summer, they can hang out in the shade outside, but they’re just as happy inside all year. For watering, soak them about once a week, and they will do fine. Here are just a few of our new plant friends to join the party:
Velvet Leaf Philodendron
These soft, subtle, heart-shaped leaves with warm sunrise tones take our breath away in the morning. Velvet Leaf is small but lovely, and she wants to cozy up to an east-facing window at your place.
Black Cardinal Philodendron
Like a red carpet celebrity, this rare beauty is popular, but hard to find. She has dark, dramatic foliage tinted with deep red, and looks great in white, or black with white accents. A must-have for a comprehensive plant collection.
Do you dream of exotic, tropical locales, the sound of the beach, and a view of the endless ocean? Tahiti philodendron brings it home. She loves to lay around and look pretty, and especially enjoys hanging out in an understated container or basket where she can show off her bright palmate leaves.
Rana Verde Peperomia
This little gal is cute as a button, with matte green heart-shaped leaves and soft red stems. She looks great in neutral, warm tones, like clay or terra cotta, hanging out in a swing or sitting pretty on a table.
This little rock star peperomia has deep red leaves with metallic grey accents. She’s more upright than her sisters (she loves the spotlight), but she’s pretty easy-going behind the scenes. She can wear just about anything, but white and grey really make her stand out.
Red Stem Peperomia
She’s got adorable little leaves and long red stems that go for days (for a peperomia). She’s also a little shy and only wanted her picture taken with her sisters. That’s her on the right. Dress her up in any color, as long as it’s shiny.
Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments. There are many more new plant friends in the greenhouse, stop by and see them sometime.