Plant Care

Plant care isn't the same for every plant - like humans, plants have their own needs. IvyMay has provided basic houseplant care tips for indoor plants including lighting, water, fertilization and soil needs - and if your plants are pet-friendly!

Aglaonema

Light: Low, medium, bright light, but not direct light.
Water: Water thoroughly when the top inch to two inches of soil is dry to the touch. Allow the soil to dry out a bit between waterings.
Fertilization: Fertilize your plant once a month in the spring through summer (and winter if your plants are actively growing!) using either a liquid or water-soluble indoor plant fertilizer at half strength.
Potting Mix: A chunky potting mix with plenty of amendments such as perlite & bark is best to give your Aglaonema's roots plenty of oxygen.
Pets: Can be toxic. Keep out of reach from pets!

Calatheas

Light: Low, medium, bright light, but not direct light.
Water: Calatheas must be kept in moist soil at all times, but definitely do not allow the plant to sit in water or in very wet soil.
Fertilization: Fertilize once a month with an organic houseplant fertilizer.
Potting Mix: A moisture-retaining or all-purpose potting mix will be great for Calatheas.
Pets: This plant is non-toxic to our furry companions & if accidentally consumed, should have no effect on your pet's digestion.

Dieffenbachia

Light: Low, medium, bright light, but not direct light.
Water: 
Water thoroughly when the top inch to two inches of soil is dry to the touch. Allow the soil to dry out a bit between waterings.
Fertilization: Fertilize once a month with an organic houseplant fertilizer.
Potting Mix:
 A chunky potting mix with plenty of amendments such as perlite & bark is best to give your Dieffenbachia's roots plenty of oxygen.
Pets: This plant is HIGHLY toxic. Keep out of reach from pets!

Ficus

Light: Prefers bright, indirect light.
Water: 
Water thoroughly when the top inch to two inches of soil is dry to the touch. Allow the soil to dry out a bit between waterings.
Potting Mix: A chunky potting mix with plenty of amendments such as perlite & bark is best to give your Ficus's roots plenty of oxygen.
Fertilizer: Fertilize once a month with an organic houseplant fertilizer.
Pets: 
This plant can be toxic. Keep out of reach from pets!

Hoyas

Light: Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate medium to low light as well.
Water: Wait for soil to dry out completely before you water again.
Fertilization: Fertilize your plant once a month in the spring through summer (and winter if your plants are actively growing!) using either a liquid or water-soluble indoor plant fertilizer at half strength.
Potting Mix: Though not technically a succulent, Hoyas like infrequent watering and dry soil - We recommend our DUNES Potting Mix, which has an abundance of perlite and bark that will allow your hoya's roots the breathing room and dryer mix that it will love.
Pets: This plant is non-toxic to our furry companions & if accidentally consumed, should have no effect on your pet's digestion.

Heradeceum

Light: Low, medium, bright light, but not direct light.
Water: 
Water thoroughly when the top inch to two inches of soil is dry to the touch. Allow the soil to dry out a bit between waterings. If the plant is drooping, it's thirsty.
Potting Mix: chunky potting mix with plenty of amendments such as perlite & bark is best to give your Heradeceum's roots plenty of oxygen.
Fertilizer: Fertilize once a month with an organic houseplant fertilizer.
Pets: 
This plant can be toxic. Keep out of reach from pets!

Ivy

Light: Medium to bright light, but not direct light.
Water: 
Water thoroughly when the top inch to two inches of soil is dry to the touch. Allow the soil to dry out a bit between waterings. If the plant is drooping and/or leaves are curling, it's thirsty.
Potting Mix: A chunky potting mix with plenty of amendments such as perlite & bark is best to give your Ivy's roots plenty of oxygen.
Fertilizer: Fertilize once a month with an organic houseplant fertilizer.
Pets:
 This plant can be toxic. Keep out of reach from pets!

Monsteras

Light: Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate medium to low light as well.
Water: Water thoroughly when the top inch to two inches of soil is dry to the touch. Allow the soil to dry out a bit between waterings.
Potting Mix: A chunky potting mix with plenty of amendments such as perlite & bark is best to give your Monstera's roots plenty of oxygen.
Fertilizer: Fertilize once a month with an organic houseplant fertilizer.
Pets: This plant can be toxic. Keep out of reach from pets!

Pothos
Light: Low, medium, bright light, but not direct light.
Water: Water thoroughly when the top inch to two inches of soil is dry to the touch. Allow the soil to dry out a bit between waterings. If the plant is drooping, it's thirsty.
Potting Mix: A chunky potting mix with plenty of amendments such as perlite & bark is best to give your Pothos's roots plenty of oxygen.
Fertilizer: Fertilize once a month with an organic houseplant fertilizer.
Pets: This plant can be toxic. Keep out of reach from pets!

Philodendron

Light: Low, medium, bright light, but not direct light.
Water: Water thoroughly when the top inch to two inches of soil is dry to the touch. Allow the soil to dry out a bit between waterings. If the plant is drooping, it's thirsty.
Potting Mix: A chunky potting mix with plenty of amendments such as perlite & bark is best to give your Philodendron's roots plenty of oxygen.
Fertilizer: Fertilize once a month with an organic houseplant fertilizer.
Pets: This plant can be toxic. Keep out of reach from pets!

Sansevieria (Snake Plants) & ZZ Plants

Light: This plant will thrive in all lighting conditions, including low light.
Water: Wait for soil to dry out completely before you water again. Usually every three weeks or so.
Fertilization: Fertilize your plant once a month in the spring through summer (and winter if your plants are actively growing!) using either a liquid or water-soluble indoor plant fertilizer at half strength.
Potting Mix: Though not technically a succulent, Sansevierias like infrequent watering and dry soil - We recommend our DUNES Potting Mix, which has an abundance of perlite and bark that will allow your sansevieria's roots the breathing room and dryer mix that it will love.
Pets: This plant can be toxic. Keep out of reach from pets!

Scindapsus Pictus (Silver Pothos)

Light: Low, medium, bright light, but not direct light.
Water: 
Water thoroughly when the top inch to two inches of soil is dry to the touch. Allow the soil to dry out a bit between waterings. If the plant is drooping and the leaves are curling, it's thirsty.
Potting Mix: chunky potting mix with plenty of amendments such as perlite & bark is best to give your Scindapsus's roots plenty of oxygen.
Fertilizer: Fertilize once a month with an organic houseplant fertilizer.
Pets: 
This plant can be toxic. Keep out of reach from pets!

Syngonium

Light: Medium to bright light, but not direct light.
Water: 
Water thoroughly when the top inch to two inches of soil is dry to the touch. Allow the soil to dry out a bit between waterings.
Potting Mix: A chunky potting mix with plenty of amendments such as perlite & bark is best to give your Syngonium's roots plenty of oxygen.
Fertilizer: Fertilize once a month with an organic houseplant fertilizer.
Pets: 
This plant can be toxic. Keep out of reach from pets!