This Quarter's Fur Friendly Bundle Houseplant Subscription Care Guide

This quarter's subscribers of our Fur Friendly Bundle received a selection of four plants from the list of plants below, each celebrated for its unique qualities and ease of care. Embrace the beauty and diversity of these selections, perfect for enhancing any indoor space.

About Calathea White Fusion

Calathea White Fusion Care Guide

The Calathea White Fusion is a marvel of the plant world, with leaves that look painted by an artist's brush. This exquisite variety thrives under the care of those who appreciate its beauty and understand its needs. Its leaves display a mesmerizing blend of green, white, and lilac, making it a standout addition to any collection.

Lighting

Provide bright, indirect light to ensure vibrant leaf variegation. Direct sunlight can damage its delicate leaves, causing fading and scorching.

Watering

Water consistently to keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Calathea White Fusion is sensitive to fluoride and chlorine in tap water; use filtered or distilled water to prevent brown leaf tips.

Temperature and Humidity

Thrives in temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C). High humidity levels are crucial for maintaining its lush appearance. Consider placing it in a well-lit bathroom or using a humidifier to increase ambient humidity.

Feeding

Fertilize with a half-strength balanced fertilizer every 4 weeks during the growing season. Avoid feeding in winter when growth slows.

About Jester's Crown Fern

Jester's Crown Fern Care Guide

Adored for its ornate fronds and robust growth, the Jester's Crown Fern adds a touch of regal elegance to any space. This fern's crown-like fronds create a lush, voluminous display, making it a favorite among fern enthusiasts and those seeking to add a natural, calming element to their home or office.

Lighting

Prefers low to medium indirect light. Too much direct sunlight can cause its leaves to yellow and wilt. A north-facing window or a spot receiving filtered light is ideal.

Watering

Maintain evenly moist soil, especially during warmer months. Reduce watering in winter but never let the soil completely dry out. Use lukewarm water to avoid shocking the plant.

Temperature and Humidity

Enjoys a consistent temperature between 60-75°F (15-24°C) and high humidity. Mist the leaves regularly, or place the pot on a tray of wet pebbles to improve humidity around the plant.

Feeding

Feed monthly with a diluted liquid fertilizer during the spring and summer. Reduce feeding frequency in fall and cease in winter.

About Maranta Lemon Lime

Maranta Lemon Lime Care Guide

The Maranta Lemon Lime, with its vibrant green leaves adorned with light green to yellow streaks, brings an energetic pop of color to any room. This plant is not only a visual delight but also a dynamic addition, as it moves its leaves in response to the light throughout the day.

Lighting

Thrives in low to medium indirect light. The unique coloring of its leaves can fade if exposed to too much direct sunlight, so positioning it in a spot with filtered light is key.

Watering

Keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy. Allow the top layer of soil to dry out slightly before watering again. Maranta prefers water that is free of chemicals; thus, rainwater or distilled water is best.

Temperature and Humidity

Prefer warm environments with temperatures ranging from 60-80°F (16-27°C). High humidity is essential for this tropical plant, so consider placing it in a kitchen or bathroom where moisture levels are higher.

Feeding

Use a balanced liquid fertilizer every month during the growing season. Dilute to half the recommended strength to avoid fertilizer burn. In winter, reduce feeding to once every other month.

About Hoya Carnosa 'Tricolor'

Hoya Carnosa 'Tricolor' Care Guide

The Hoya Carnosa 'Tricolor', also known as the variegated wax plant, is cherished for its stunning foliage and wax-like flowers. This resilient and easy-to-care-for plant features leaves variegated with green, white, and pink, offering a striking appearance. When well-cared for, it may produce clusters of star-shaped, sweetly scented flowers.

Lighting

Enjoys bright, indirect light which encourages flowering. Too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, while too little light can diminish leaf variegation.

Watering

Allow the top layer of soil to dry out between waterings. Hoya Carnosa 'Tricolor' prefers being slightly under-watered to over-watered. Ensure good drainage to prevent root rot.

Temperature and Humidity

Comfortable in typical home temperatures, between 60-85°F (16-29°C). While it can tolerate lower humidity levels, it thrives in higher humidity. A light misting or a nearby humidifier can benefit the plant, especially during drier months.

Feeding

Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every month during the spring and summer, reducing to once every two months in the fall and winter.

About Pilea Peperomioides 'Chinese Money'

Pilea Peperomioides 'Chinese Money' Care Guide

Also known as the 'Chinese Money Plant', Pilea Peperomioides is renowned for its unique, round leaves and straightforward care. This plant is a symbol of good luck and prosperity in many cultures, making it a popular gift. Its easy propagation from offshoots allows for sharing the wealth with friends and family.

Lighting

Thrives in bright, indirect light but can tolerate some direct morning or late afternoon sun. Too much direct sunlight can scorch its leaves, while insufficient light can stunt its growth.

Watering

Water when the topsoil has dried out, typically once a week. Ensure excellent drainage to avoid waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.

Temperature and Humidity

Prefers a temperature range of 60-75°F (15-24°C) and enjoys average home humidity levels. Avoid placing it in drafty areas or near heating and cooling vents.

Feeding

Fertilize with a diluted liquid houseplant fertilizer once a month during the growing season. Reduce feeding in the winter months.

About Lemon Button Fern

The Lemon Button Fern is a charming, small variety of fern that features tiny, button-like leaves along its fronds, emitting a subtle lemon fragrance when touched. This fern is an excellent choice for adding a touch of greenery to spaces with limited light and is well-suited for terrariums or small indoor gardens.

Lighting

Performs best in partial to full shade. Avoid direct sunlight to prevent drying and scorching of its delicate fronds.

Watering

Maintain consistently moist soil without allowing it to become waterlogged. Water evenly around the plant to ensure all roots receive moisture.

Temperature and Humidity

Loves a cool environment with high humidity. Ideal temperatures range from 60-70°F (15-21°C). Increase humidity by misting regularly, placing it on a pebble tray, or using a humidifier.

Feeding

Feed with a diluted, balanced fertilizer once every two months during the growing season. Avoid feeding in the winter as growth slows.