flowering plants, Houseplants


    Botanical Name: Hoya carnosa Wax plant, shooting star. Belongs to the family Asclepiadaceae - the milkweed family. Like most people I acquired my Hoya from a friend. This long lived plant is often handed down like a family heirloom, and most people relate the story of an aunt or grandmother bestowing a cutting… Continue reading Hoya

flowering plants, Houseplants

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)

Peace Lilies are native to the South American rain forests where they grow on the forest floor. The soil is rich in peat moss and humus, providing the plant with decayed organic material, bark, and aeration for the roots. The rain forests are warm and humid, and being on the forest floor under the cover… Continue reading Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii)



I love, love, love ferns! Ferns thrive in medium filtered light to low light and require humidity, but with a little bit of effort you can successfully nurture these beautiful plants. A few important tips to get you started: pot your fern in a plastic container rather than clay because the plastic will retain moisture.… Continue reading FANCY FERNS