We’ve just received a beautiful shipment of FRESH houseplants from Florida. The timing couldn’t be better, as these last weeks of February always feel like the longest weeks of winter. We’re sure these lush indoor plants will snap you out of the winter doldrums!
Here’s a list of what we have in stock, plus some care tips so you can choose the perfect plant for your space.
Cat palms are a beautiful, feathery palm tree that are smaller than some of the other varieties we have in stock — they grow just three to six feet tall. This makes them ideal for apartments or other small spaces. The fronds and stems are a deep green. Cat palms thrive in bright sunlight and moist, but not wet, soil.
Areca, or “butterfly,” palms are very popular houseplants. The fronds are soft and the plant is beautifully full and dense. An indoor areca can grow as high as six to eight feet. It’s very similar to the cat palm, except it’s larger and its stems are a golden yellow rather than green. Just like the cat palm, an areca palm will do best in moist but not overly wet soil. It will thrive in bright, indirect sunlight from a south- or west-facing window. In the spring and summer, we recommend fertilizing these palms with a slow-release fertilizer, but there’s no need to feed the palms during winter.
As the name implies, this palm is majestic in height — an indoor majesty palm can grow to taller than six feet. It’s tall and slender, not as full and bushy as the cat or areca palm varieties. These regal palms LOVE light and will need six to eight hours of bright light per day. Just as with the cat and areca varieties, don’t let the soil in the pot dry between waterings. We also recommend feeding the majesty palm with fertilizer in the spring and summer. Majesty palms also need humid air, so you should mist it daily or keep a humidifier nearby. Another option is to fill a small tray with sand and a little bit of water, then place the pot on top of sand (so that the water line is below the base of the pot). The evaporating water will keep the palm happy.
Raphis palms are a favorite choice for indoor houseplants because they are highly adaptable. Raphis palms will tolerate less light than other palm varieties and humidity won’t be a concern the way it may be with the Majesty. The fronds are a lovely, glossy, light green. The Raphis is also a fan palm, so the fronds are grouped together in a unique fan-like shape. Watering will depend on how much light the Raphis receives. If you keep it in a low- to medium-light spot, water before the potting soil is dry nearly to the bottom of the pot; in higher light areas, water before the soil dries to the halfway point.
Finally, we’ll leave you with a bit of inspiration! We love how these images (all from Pinterest) show off how you can decorate with indoor palms.
We hope to see you in the store soon so you can bring a little bit of Florida home with you. As always, if we didn’t answer all your questions here, we’re more than happy to provide guidance in person!