Here at Zana we like to have a little fun on a Friday, we call it #ZanaFridayFunday ! Be it painting, doodling, gardening or sewing, we try to do something out of our routine. Something fun for an hour of the day!
Three weeks ago we visited our local nursery to buy a few new plants for our studio space, you all loved our loot and requested we share what we bought. So here we have it, crazy plant lady is the new crazy cat lady!
Let’s tour the studio to see where these beauties ended up,
Here is a quick summary of our favorites,
Monstera Deliciosa, commonly known as the Delicious Monster.
This is a impressive climbing feature plant with very large leaves. It is a tough and hardy plant which can survive indoors or outdoors, it has a arum-like cream flower and edible fruit. The delicious monster likes semi-shade and can grow to a maximum heigh of 5 meters.
Caladium Hybrids, commonly known as the Elephant Ear.
This indoor plant loves a bright light space and prefers to be placed in a warm position, but try to avoid direct sunlight or very cold conditions. The elephant ear enjoys being misted regularly, reduce watering in autumn when leaves die down. It can grow to a maximum height of 30 centimeters.
Aglaonema Silver Queen, commonly known as the Chinese Evergreen.
This indoor only plant requires good light, but no direct sunlight. Keep the soil moderately moist at all times.
Ficus lyrata, commonly known as the Fiddle-Leaf Fig.
Probably our most high maintenance plant, the fiddle leaf fig thrives in perfect conditions! Only water your fig tree when only the top 2cm of soil is dry. Keep your fiddle leaf fig in bright humid spot, avoid direct sunlight. Exposure to direct sunlight may result in burning of the leaves. Clean the leaves regularly with cold water, you can even polish them with coconut oil, using a very small amount as not to block its pores. Fertilize once a month during growing seasons, but not in winter.
Syngonium podophyllum, commonly known as the Arrow Head/Goose Foot Plant.
This plant has a typically unruly nature and tendency to creep quietly around your home (if allowed), it needs a certain amount of maintenance and pruning that other plants ordinarily don’t. It enjoys bright light but indirect sunlight. Allow soil to dry slightly between waterings. In Winter water less frequently as the plant will take longer to dry out so adjust accordingly.
Top left image, top shelf, right plant: Aglaonema Silver Queen, commonly known as the Chinese Evergreen.
Top right image, centered plant: Ficus lyrata, commonly known as the Fiddle-Leaf Fig.
Top: Caladium Hybrids, commonly known as the Elephant Ear.
Top left image: Syngonium podophyllum, commonly known as the Arrow Head/Goose Foot Plant.
Top, spot the plant with the biggest leaves. That is the Monstera Dekiciosa, commonly known as the Delicious Monster.
Happy Friday, green thumbs!
Written and compiled by Melissa Lawrence