Monday, September 30, 2013

Plant of the Week: Croton

The season is all about colors. Fall colors that is. And the Croton plant resembles it perfectly.
Bring the beauty of autumn to your home with the beautiful Croton plant.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Plant of the Week


The zygopetalum is an exotic species of orchid, grown in the remote regions of the South American rain forest. Its stunning, fragrant flowers make it a popular orchid to grow indoors. Though, due to it's hard to  reach home, this beauty is not easily accessible. Which is why when this orchid graced our doors, we immediately decided to have it as our plant of the week!

Realitively, it is easy to care for. Good bright, indirect light and a nice drink should do the trick. Although, we figured it's best to have it broken down. Thanks to the real professionals at  they were able to make that possible. So here it is, step by step.

Temperature: Zygopetalum orchids will tolerate considerable summer heat as long as they have mild nighttime temperatures between 50-65 degrees F. Exposure to cold temperatures (down to 28 degrees F) for a few hours each night will not damage an acclimatized plant, but once the plant spikes or flowers, it should be protected from temperatures below 35 degrees F. Always keep these plants free from frost.
Light: Your Zygopetalum enjoys the morning and afternoon sun but should be protected from hot midday sunlight. A light green leaf with just a hint of yellow indicates that the plant is receiving the maximum amount of sun it can take; a dark green leaf indicates that it needs more sunlight.

 Watering of Zygopetalum is a delicate balancing act. They should not be allowed to go dry, yet they don't care for a soggy environment either. Watering once every seven to ten days is about right. As with everything else, special consideration must be given for the drying effects of varying ambient air temperature and humidity.

Feeding: High nitrogen fertilizers (25-9-9) should be used from February until July, while low nitrogen fertilizers (6-25-25) should be used from August until January. Feed one teaspoon to a gallon of water once a month.
Repot: Repot every two to three years from February to June with a well-draining medium. Fine bark is suitable in mild summer climates, while a finer medium Orchid Mix works well in warmer summer areas.

This purple variation is the only one in our shop.
So you better hurry before it's gone!
Call us 916.922.4769

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Orchid Workshop

Learn all about the fundamentals of orchid care from professional plant care and design specialist, Kifumi Keppler, Owner and Founder of Exotic Plants. 

Her extensive background in horticultural care and aesthetic design will leave you with a whole new look at growing orchids and using them to create your ideal interior environment. You'll come away knowing how to keep your orchids alive and thriving for many years to come!

You'll learn the secrets of:
  • Re-blooming                                                                                     
  • Watering
  • Lighting
  • Re-potting
  • Basic Care
  • And much more                                                              
Overall, the workshop is very thorough and can help you produce amazing results with your orchids at home. Not to mention that it's fun and lively, perfect for a fun outing!

Be sure to remember our Tent Sale! Find some great deals on palms, orchids, bromeliads, and other "gently used" plants. An abundance of greenery is just waiting to spruce up your home at amazing discounts! 

Tent Sale   10 am to 3 pm  
Shop hours: 10 am - 6 pm

Workshop is 11 am - 12:30 pm

See you there!

Cost: FREE
Parking: FREE
RSVP at 916.922.4769
or email us:

Monday, September 16, 2013

Plant of the Week: Dracaena Colorama

The autumn season is swiftly approaching and we're ready to celebrate it's arrival. Which is why we've chosen the beautiful Dracaena Colorama as our plant of the week. With it's stunning reds, greens and oranges we find it very complimentary to our upcoming fall decor. 
It's nice change from your basic green which is why we believe it will accommodate anyone who likes the "out of the ordinary" look. 

So bring the colors of fall home with the Dracaena Colorama.
Call us today at 916.922.4769

Friday, September 13, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Plant of the Week

The Tiger Crow Odontocidium Orchid.

This hybrid brings the joy of autumn to your home. The orchid is a range of fall colors like deep yellows, oranges, and spots of red. It creates a natural appearance in your home along with a sweet fragrance.

The orchid is relatively easy to care for.

Be sure to keep in bright, indirect light with  a decent drink once a week.

Any need for more care information, please call us at 916.922.4769
Or join us for our monthly workshops the first Saturday of every month.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Plant of the Week: Anthurium

Plant of the Week: The red anthurium

The anthurium is a very popular house plant for it's large, dark, velvety green leaves and stunning red spathes. Anthuriums overall have very easy care, attractive foliage and with the right care, can bloom all year round. They're very durable and can survive some remarkable conditions.