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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

This plant appears to be on fire with deep contrast in the leaves between greens and oranges.

Love for plant burns strong

SANDI KOBIESA, Managing editor October 21, 2021

Johnny Cash has several catchy songs and some fire hits. One of them is “Ring of Fire.” Now, you may be thinking, why the heck are we talking about this classic singer with classic songs? Well,...

A plant store can help anyone build up their collection and find enjoy the plants they love

Finding a plant lover’s wonderland

SANDI KOBIESA, Managing editor October 7, 2021

This week, I thought I would do something different with my plant column. I know you all come to me for my broad spectrum of plant knowledge, but I thought I would just share with you some of the plants...

Dont forget to buy well draining soil for this princess of the plant world.

All hail the Pink Princess

SANDI KOBIESA, Managing editor September 30, 2021

Welcome back, plant friends. To continue with the theme of collector plants this semester, I thought we could cover one of the prettiest and most popular collector plants: the philodendron Pink Princess. Yes,...

Plants are able to reduce sound and keep your work environment quiet and calm.

Plants help you fight stress

CALLIE GERBER September 22, 2021

Indoor plants have become more popular over the past year. They’re super trendy but can also help significantly with someone’s physical and mental health. Plants can literally make you happier by being...

All you need for this cute guy is good chunky soil, bright light and water once a week.

My friend Bob Cee

SANDI KOBIESA, Managing editor September 15, 2021

Hello, plant friends! I know, I know, you all were so sad not to see any plant columns over the summer and during the start of the fall semester. But do not worry, I was silently working on something all...

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, Managing 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 shes potted in soil, her leaf will stiffen up.

Oops I did it again (bought a new plant)

SANDI KOBIESA, Managing 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, Managing 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, Managing 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, Managing 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, Managing 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, Managing 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:...

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