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Micans have very slender, velvet leaves that vary from a rich green to a dark copper shade.

Saved the best for last: philodendron micans

SANDI KOBIESA, Mint editor April 22, 2021

Welcome back plant friends to sadly the last plant of the week for spring 2021. I felt like this week, I would share with you my first self-purchased plant: the philodendron micans. I got this bad boy...

The photo does not pick up how gorgeous this plant actually is. Once she's potted in soil, her leaf will stiffen up.

Oops I did it again (bought a new plant)

SANDI KOBIESA, Mint editor April 8, 2021

Plant friends, I did a bad thing. Bad meaning that I spent too much money on one plant that barely fits on my plant shelf. I’d like to introduce you to my newest addition, the Anthurium Magnificum....

This tree originally was over four feet tall, but was cut down to two inches.

The Notorious F.I.G.’s myth busted

SANDI KOBIESA, Mint editor April 1, 2021

The notorious F.I.G aka the fiddle leaf fig (FLF). This is seriously one of the most beautiful indoor trees you could own. I own one, and I'm so in love with it. These trees are perfect for any corner...

The darker leaves on top are new growth from the string of turtles, lighter ones are about a year old.

Please don’t burgle my (string of) turts!

SANDI KOBIESA, Mint editor March 18, 2021

Welcome back plant friends. This week's plant reminds me of “Over the Garden Wall,” one of my favorite cartoons. “I’m here to burgle your turts” reminds me of the desperate desire people have...

Purple Jewel Orchid has dark leaves with striking white stripes going through them.

The prized jewel of the plant collection

SANDI KOBIESA, Mint editor March 11, 2021

Plant friends, I wanted to share with you the jewel of my collection, my purple Jewel Orchid (see what I did there). Now, the name of this plant is a little deceiving, as it isn’t your traditional...

Monsteras climb up trees in the wild, so finding a support stake is crucial for them to thrive.

Welcome monstrous Monstera plant

SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen Mint editor March 4, 2021

Welcome back plant friends! Bigger is better, at least it is sometimes in the plant world. This week, I wanted to share with you one of my bigger house plants, the Monstera deliciosa. This plant got...

This plant was given the nickname Mini Monstera because of the holes in the leaves.

Welcome home Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma

SANDI KOBIESA, Mint editor February 25, 2021

Plant friends, hello and welcome! This has been an exciting week for me personally because I added four new plants to my collection. So, I thought I’d share with you the one I’m most excited about:...

Hoya Kerrii's thick waxy leaves make it more of a succulent than leafy houseplant.

Hoya Kerrii: sweetheart plant

SANDI KOBIESA, Mint editor February 18, 2021

Happy (late) Valentine’s Day, plant friends! I felt like this week, I would share with you one of my quirkiest plants, the Hoya Kerrii, aka the sweetheart plant. Now here is the thing, I love hoyas,...

Alocasia black velvet has thick, velvet like leaves that harden as they age.

Scary world of Alocasias

SANDI KOBIESA, Mint editor February 11, 2021

Welcome back, plant friends. This week, I thought we’d dive into somewhat uncharted territories for me: alocasias. I don’t know an awful lot about these plants, I got one back in September, but...

Calathea Vittata has crispy leaves due to lack of humidity.

Plant World: Calathea

SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter February 4, 2021

Welcome back, my plant friends. During these last two weeks, I went over some very easy-to-care-for plants that are very college student-friendly. However, this week, I wanted to share with you one of...

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