Houseplants

A Breath of Fresh Air

rainforestclass_pcojenIndoor plants help breathe life into your space. Many types also purify indoor air. Tropicals grace our greenhouse year-round.  So, whether you need an indoor plant or want to blend them into your shady outdoor summer displays…so be it.   We believe that begonias and ferns CAN live side by side in peace and harmony!

Success with indoor plants is easiest when you match your indoor environment to a plant's growing needs.  First, determine where in your home you’d like your future houseplants to live.   This will influence the size and type of plant to choose (smaller tabletop, floor plant, or one that can trail) Most plants will need natural light from a window somewhere in the room.

What Type of Light Do You Have?

Next, determine what type of light you have in that area: low (L), medium (M), bright indirect (BI), or bright direct (BD).  Here is a light guide to help you determine what level you have.   It is common for plants to be able to adapt to more than one light level.   Most plants will do well in bright indirect light.   But, if you have extremes—very low light, or bright direct light—make sure you select plants that can handle these conditions.

Although our stock varies by season and availability, below is a sample of the plants we quite often carry.   Let us know if you are looking for something specific, and we’ll try to bring it in for you.

Want to plant a fairy garden or terrarium?   We carry miniature starter plants that are good candidates for this use.  These are types that will naturally stay small, are slow growers or respond well to trimming.

Repotting Services

If you want to refresh your existing houseplants...bring them in to us.  Our reasonable re-potting service will have your plants looking new again.

Pet friendly Plants:  Does your pet chew on the leaves of your plants?  If so, you might consider choosing one that is KNOWN to be non-toxic to dogs and cats.  This information can be found on the ASPCA website at: www.aspca.org.  Their website offers an extensive searchable database for toxic & non-toxic plants of all types (be sure to use botanical names in their database)  Click here for a list of pet friendly plants that we often have in stock.

Non-Flowering Houseplants
Flowering & Seasonal Houseplants
Cacti & Succulents

Non-flowering Houseplants

airplantslr_pcojenAir Plants (Tillandsia spp.)

Light Preference:
Medium or Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
No soil to water with these! They take in water through their leaves. Thoroughly wet once or twice a week.

Notes:
These easy care plants are fun to display in a shallow tray with rocks or even seashells and are sometimes attached to decorative items such as lava rock or driftwood.


babiestears_pcojpBaby Tears (Soleirolia soleirolii)

Light Preference:
Bright Indirect Light

Water Needs:
Prefers to be consistently moist

Notes:
Small green leaves cover this easy groundcover type foliage plant. Often used in terrariums or fairy gardens.


Begonia, Rex Fancy Leaf Types (Begonia rex)

Light Preference:
Medium to Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Allow surface to dry lightly between waterings. Water less in winter. Avoid overwatering.

Notes:
Lovely foliage in various shades and patterns. Repot every spring. Leaves of pot-bound plants can lose color. Prefers warm temps (min. 60 degrees).


bonsaiwidelr_pcojenBonsai (various species)

We mostly carry tropical bonsai which does well indoors.  Many of our bonsai are considered "pre-bonsai"...woody plant starts that are at the beginning stages for you to be able to shape.

Light Preference:
Bright Indirect is fine for most

Water Needs:
Requires more water than typical houseplants since roots are constricted. Keep consistently moist but provide good drainage.

Some of the Bonsai Varieties We Offer:
*Ficus varieties
*Bougainvillea
*Chinese Sweet Plum (Sageretia theezens)
*Eugenia
*Schefflera (Schefflera arboricola)
*Pomegranate (Punica granatum)
*Jade (Crassula varieties)
*Fukien Tea (Carmona microphylla)


castironplant_pcojpCast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)

Light Preference:
Low to Medium. Avoid direct sun.

Water Needs:
Let the surface go lightly dry between waterings. Water sparingly in winter.

Notes:
A durable plant with deep green leaves. Dislikes re-potting so only do so every 4-5 years. Easy care!

Variation: ‘Milky Way’ is a variegated version that has deep green leaves with decorative spotting.


chinadoll_pcojpChina Doll (Radermachera sinica)

Light Preference:
Medium to Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Likes to be consistently moist, but avoid waterlogging.

Notes:
Naturally shiny green leaves. Tolerates dry indoor air well. Can grow up to 5 feet tall indoors. Makes a nice tabletop plant when young.


chineseevergreenaglaonema_pcojpChinese Evergreen (Aglaonema varieties--green leaf types)

Light Preference:
Low to Medium Light. Dislikes bright light.

Water Needs:
Let the surface go lightly dry between waterings. Avoid waterlogging. Water sparingly in winter.

Notes:
A dependable, easy care plant. Wide variation in foliage color. The darker the leaf, the lower the light it can handle. Lighter leaves like medium light. Likes warm temperatures (minimum temp 60 degrees) Very slow growing. Ideal for extremely low light location.


Chinese Evergreen - Red/Pink Leaf Varieties (Aglaonema varieties)

Light Preference:
Medium Light or Bright Indirect for optimal leaf coloration. Will not keep good coloration in low light as will the green leaf types.

Water Needs:
Let the surface go lightly dry between waterings. Avoid waterlogging. Water sparingly in winter.

Notes:
These relatively new varieties of Chinese Evergreens boast all different color combinations of pink or red edging, veins, or speckles on their leaves. Some even have colorful stems. As with the green leaf types, they are dependable, easy care plants provided you keep them out of direct sun and don’t overwater them. Likes warm temperatures (minimum temp 60 degrees) Very slow growing.


cornplant_pcojpCorn Plant (Dracaena fragrans ‘Massangeana’)

Light Preference:
Low to Medium Light.

Water Needs:
Keep the soil moist, not soggy. Reduce water in winter so that the surface dries, but don’t let compost completely dry out.

Notes:
A dependable, easy care floor plant that can offer height in a narrow space. It can reach 6ft or more. If it gets taller than you like, you can saw the cane to desired height and it will sprout new leaves.


croton_pcojpCroton (Croton)

Light Preference:
Bright Indirect or a few hours of Bright Direct

Water Needs:
Likes moist soil most of the year. But, water sparingly in winter.

Notes:
Crotons offer vivid colors and varied leaf shape on an upright plant. Prefers warm temperatures (min. 60 degrees).


dracaenaanita_pcojenDracaena 'Anita' (Dracaena reflexa AKA Pleomele reflexa)

Light Preference:
Medium to Bright Indirect.

Water Needs:
Prefers moist soil. Reduce water in winter so that the surface dries, but don’t let compost completely dry out. Misting is beneficial. Avoid boggy soil.

Notes:
Very easy to grow. Attractive, dense strappy leaves. Columnar shape fits well in narrow spaces. A newer hybrid related to Song of India and Song of Jamaica. Very slow growing, but can reach a height of 6-8ft.


Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata)

Light Preference:
Low, Medium or Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Prefers moist soil. Reduce water in winter so that the surface dries, but don’t let compost completely dry out.

Notes:
A dependable, easy care floor plant that can offer height in a narrow space. It can grow up to 10ft tall.  If it gets too tall, canes can be cut to the desired height and leaves will eventually re-emerge.  This is best done in late Spring or Summer during our warmest months.

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The variety 'Tricolor' has pink

and green leaves and is often

offered as a small starter plant.


Dracaenas: "Wide Leaf" Types

dracaenajanetcraig_pcojpDracaena ‘Janet Craig’ (Dracaena deremensis)

Light Preference:
Low to Medium

Water Needs:
Prefers lightly moist, but not boggy soil. Reduce water in winter so that the surface dries, but don’t let compost completely dry out to the bottom of the pot.

Notes:
Slow growing type with deep green arching leaves. Can reach 5ft-8ft tall indoors.  Prefers warm temperatures.

Variations:

Janet Craig Compacta

Janet Craig 'Compacta'... also wonderful for low light but will be much smaller in size at maturity with a much tighter growth habit

Variegated Janet Craig

'Variegated' Janet Craig and 'Art' have green leaves edged in yellow.

'Limelight' and 'Neon have lime green leaves.

Art Dracaena
Limelight

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Dracaenas: "Striped Types"

Dracaena ‘Rikki’ (Dracaena deremensis ‘Rikki’)

Light Preference:
Low to Medium

Water Needs:
Prefers moist soil. Reduce water in winter so that the surface dries, but don’t let compost completely dry out.

Notes:
A member of the ‘striped dracaenas.’ This type has slender deep green leaves with yellow centers. If leaves start to turn all green, move to less light. Slow growing. Upright habit. Can reach 4ft tall indoors.


Dracaena ‘Warneckii’ (Dracaena deremensis ‘Warneckii’)

dracaenawarnekiistriped_pcojpLight Preference:
Low to Medium

Water Needs:
Keep compost moist, not boggy. Reduce watering in winter but do not allow to dry out.

Notes:
An upright, durable plant that is slow growing. Also known as a ‘Striped Dracaena’ the colorful markings are most pronounced on new growth. Can grow up to 4ft tall indoors.


  Variations:

  Lemon Lime Dracaena and Warneckii 'Gold Star' are edged in yellow


dumbcane2pco_jpDumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)

Light Preference:
Low to Medium

Water Needs:
Let surface dry between waterings. Water sparingly in winter.

Notes:
Highly decorative leaves on an upright plant. Must have warm temperatures (min. 60 deg). Some varieties can reach 5ft at maturity though many will remain shorter.
Makes a nice tabletop plant when young.


eugenia_pcojpeugeniatreeform_pcojenEugenia (Eugenia)

Light Preference:
Requires Bright Light—Direct or Indirect

Water Needs:
Prefers moist soil and consistent watering. Do not allow roots to sit in constant water.

Notes:
A member of the myrtle family, Eugenia’s tall and narrow size is an easy fit in a bright area. Often trained into various topiary forms.


Ferns  (various)

Fern, Boston (Nephrolepis exaltata)
Kimberly Queen (Upright Boston Fern AKA Sword Fern) Nephrolepis obliterata

We offer Boston type ferns in hanging baskets and smaller starter plant sizes.   We also offer assorted tabletop type ferns in starter sizes.  All ferns love humidity, so a bright bathroom would ideal.  But, the Boston, Kangaroo, Blue Hare's Foot, Blue Star, Staghorn, and Foxtail Ferns all adapt well to our dry climate.   For other types, consider housing them in a terrarium or even a large open glass container to help increase humidity.

Light Preference:
Bright Indirect

Fern, Button (Pellaea rotundifolia)

Water Needs:
Keep compost moist, not soggy.


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Fern, Kangaroo Paw (Microsorum diversifolium)
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Fern, Staghorn (Platycerium bifurcatum)
Fern, Blue Star
Foxtail Fern

Ficus Varieties

ficusalii_pcojpFicus Tree ‘Alii’ (Ficus binnendiijkii)

Light Preference:
Bright Indirect with Bright Direct at least part of the day or Bright Direct location

Water Needs:
Allow soil to go lightly dry between waterings. Water less in winter. Do NOT allow soil to become waterlogged.

Notes:
This hybrid ficus makes a nice floor plant. Leaves are medium green, long and slender. Mature height is usually 8’-10’ indoors but can get taller in good conditions. Keep all
ficus away from cold drafty areas. Avoid abrupt changes in temperature and water.

ficusamstelking_pcojpFicus Tree ‘Amstel King’ (Ficus binnendiijkii)

Light Preference:
Bright Indirect to Bright Direct

Water Needs:
Allow soil to go lightly dry between waterings. Water less in winter. Do NOT allow soil to become waterlogged.

Notes:
This hybrid ficus makes a nice floor plant. Leaves are medium green, long and glossy. New growth is an amber color. Mature height is usually 8’-10’ indoors but can get taller in good conditions. Keep all ficus away from cold drafty areas. Avoid abrupt changes in temperature and water.


Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)ficusfiddleleaffig_pcojp

Light Preference:
Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Allow soil to go lightly dry between waterings. Water less in winter. Do NOT allow soil to become waterlogged.

Notes:
Large violin-shaped leaves adorn this floor plant. Comes in both a tree form and a more narrow columnar form. Will eventually get quite tall, 15’ or more. Keep all ficus away from cold drafty areas. Avoid abrupt changes in temperature and water.


Green Island Fig --a.ka. Indian Laurel Fig, Chinese Banyan (Ficus microcarpa)

Light Preference:
Bright Indirect to Bright Direct

Water Needs:
Allow surface soil to go lightly dry between waterings. Water less in winter. Do NOT allow soil to become waterlogged.

Notes:
This slow growing ficus is one of the easiest to grow. An attractive houseplant, it offers thick, rounded green, leaves. It makes a nice floor plant
that, at maturity, can reach 8ft. However, it can easily be trimmed to keep growth controlled. In fact, it is frequently used as a bonsai plant. As with
all ficus, avoid temperature extremes.


ficusmidnight_pcojpFicus, Weeping Fig Types

Ficus Tree ‘Midnight’ (Ficus benjamina)

Light Preference:
Bright Indirect to Bright Direct

Water Needs:
Allow soil to go lightly dry between waterings. Water less in winter. Do NOT allow soil to become waterlogged.

ficusmidnightcloselr_pcojen Notes:
Sometimes called a ‘black ficus’ this hybrid tree form has glossy leaves of deepest green. Mature height is usually 8’-10’ indoors but can get taller in good  conditions. Keep all ficus away from cold drafty areas. Avoid abrupt changes in temperature and water.

Variation:  'Wintergreen' is another named variety with medium green leaves.


‘Neon’ Ficus (Ficus benjamina)

Light Preference:
Bright Indirect to Bright Direct

Water Needs:
Allow soil to go lightly dry between
waterings. Water less in winter. Do NOT allow soil to become waterlogged.

  Notes:
Do you like lime green? This pretty hybrid weeping fig offers a bright accent with its two toned foliage. As with other weeping figs, it can   be grown as a bush or tree form. They can be pruned to be kept bushy. Keep all ficus away from cold drafty areas. Avoid abrupt changes   in temperature and water.


ficusstarlite_pcojpVariegated Ficus (Ficus benjamina)

Light Preference:
Bright Indirect or Bright Direct

Water Needs:
Allow soil to go lightly dry between waterings. Water less in winter. Do NOT allow soil to become waterlogged.

Notes:
A variegated version with pretty creamy green leaves. Comes in both bush and tree forms. Makes a nice tabletop plant when young. Smaller in stature than other
weeping figs. Keep all ficus away from cold drafty areas. Avoid abrupt changes in temperature and water.

Variation: Ficus ‘Starlite’ has brighter, more prominent variegation than the standard ‘variegata’ type


Ivy Trailing Types

Ivy, Algerian (Hedera canariensis)

ivyalgeriangreen_pcojpLight Preference:
Medium or Bright Indirect  (The all-green type can take lower light)

Water Needs:
Allow soil to go lightly dry between waterings. Water less in winter.

Notes:
Glossy green or variegated leaves are produced on red trailing stems. Variegated version has cream and green leaves.
ivyalgerianvariegated_pcojenUse as tabletop or hanging plants. Very low care and adapts to dry indoor air well.


ivyenglishangellr_pcojenIvy, English (Hedera helix)

Light Preference:
Medium to Bright Indirect (only the all green types can take lower light)

Water Needs:
Water when surface is dry. Mist or rinse leaves regularly in our dry Colorado air.  Bright humid bathrooms work well for this plant.

Notes:
Trim tips to keep bushy or allow to trail. Makes a nice tabletop or hanging plant or can be trained upward as a topiary. Does well in cool temps. Can be used outdoors during the growing season in shady annual beds and containers.

ivyenglishclosewhite_pcojpVariations:  Green leaf types come in many different shapes.  Variegated types come in white/green or yellow/green combos.


ivygrapeleafcissus_pcojpIvy, Grape or Oak Leaf types (Cissus varieties)

Light Preference:
Medium to Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Allow soil to go lightly dry between waterings. Avoid boggy soil.

Notes:
This easy care ivy is bushy with trailing ends. New growth of leaves is silvery at first and becomes dark green and glossy when mature.
Makes a nice tabletop plant.


ivyswedishhb_pcojpIvy, Swedish (Plectranthus australis)

Light Preference:
Medium to Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Water when surface is dry. Reduce water in winter.

Notes:
Hailing from Scandinavia, this fast growing plant flourishes in dry air. Though it is mostly grown for its scalloped foliage, it will occasionally bloom with tiny white orchid-like flowers. As with other trailing plants, you can pinch out the stem tips to keep it bushy.


moneytree_pcojenMoney Tree (Pachira aquatica)

Light Preference:
Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Water well and then allow soil surface to go lightly dry. Don’t let it sit in water.

Notes:
According to feng shui, the money tree is supposed to bring you good luck and fortune. If nothing else, it’s a pretty plant that offers easy care. It can be treated as a bonsai to keep it small. Or, it can grow up to 10 foot tall if you choose to pot it into larger containers as it grows. (do so incrementally as it prefers to be pot-bound to help avoid soggy soil indoors)


norfolkislandpine_pcojpNorfolk Island Pine (Araucaria Heterophylla)

Light Preference:
Medium to Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Allow surface to go lightly dry between waterings. Decrease water in winter.

Notes:
Soft needled indoor conifer. Flourishes in cool conditions. Can use this slow-growing type as a tabletop plant when small and as a floor specimen with larger plants. Grows
up to 10 foot tall indoors. Can keep it pot-bound to restrict growth, but refresh the soil every couple of years.


Palms

The following palms adapt well to Colorado's dry air and are offered at Phelan's on a regular basis.

palmbamboo_pcojenBamboo Palm a.k.a. Reed Palm (Chamaedorea seifrizii)

Light Preference:
Medium to Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Palms MUST have good drainage! So avoid waterlogging the roots. In warmer seasons, water palms more often (when soil surface dries). In Winter, decrease watering so that the palm goes lightly, but not completely dry. Misting leaves is beneficial.

Notes:
This is a type of ‘cane palm’, so named for its stiff bamboo-like stems. A good palm for a narrow space— this type can grow 6ft-10ft in good conditions, but will not get wide. Palms dislike disturbance, so only re-pot when the plant is thoroughly pot-bound.


Lady Palm (Rhapis flabelliformis)

palmladygroup_pcojenLight Preference:
Medium or Bright Indirect is preferred but they will adapt to lower light


Water Needs:

Palms MUST have good drainage! So avoid waterlogging the roots. In warmer seasons, water palms more often (when soil surface dries). In Winter, decrease watering so that the palm goes lightly, but not completely dry. Misting leaves is beneficial.

Notes:
Deep green leaves with a blunt edge grace this dwarf fan-type palm. It is a durable, easy care plant.   Though it can reach 10'+ outside in a tropical climate, it is very slow growing indoors.  Typical sizes for sale as a houseplant are in the 2-4 foot range. You can expect growth per year to be 6"-8".  Palms dislike disturbance, so only re-pot when the plant is thoroughly pot-bound.


Neanthe Bella Palm a.k.a. Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)

Light Preference:
Low, Medium or Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Water when surface is dry. Mist leaves in winter. Provide good drainage and avoid waterlogging.

Notes:
A dwarf palm with a bushy habit that will only reach 2-3ft high at maturity. Good for smaller spaces. Foliage is medium green. Often sold as small starter plants that work well on tabletops. Palms dislike disturbance, so only re-pot when the plant is thoroughly pot-bound.


peperomiavariegated_pcojpPeperomia varieties (Peperomia species)

Light Preference:
Medium to Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Allow soil to go lightly dry between waterings. Decreasing water in winter is key.

Notes:
An easy group of plants that adapt well to indoor conditions. Some types are all-green but most have some form of variegation. There are three forms: bushy, upright and trailing. Leaves can range from a fleshy succulent appearance to quilted, smooth or hairy types. Slow growing and compact, they are useful for fairy gardens, terrariums, or tabletop displays.

Ripple-type Peperomia


Philodendron, Trailing Types

philodendroncordatumhb_pcojpPhilodendron, Heart Leaf (Philodendron cordatum)

Light Preference:
Low, Medium or Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Allow to go lightly dry between waterings. Avoid waterlogged soil.

Notes:
A tough as nails trailing type plant with medium green, heart-shaped leaves. Pinch out tips to keep the plant bushy. Useful as a hanging plant or trailing from a ledge or
tabletop.

Variation: Variegated types include ‘Brasil’ with green & yellow variegated leaves. These types need good light or the leaves will revert to green.


Swiss Cheese Plant (Philodendron)

Light Preference:
Medium to Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Allow surface to go lightly dry between waterings. Water less in winter. Never allow to sit in water.

Notes:
Very easy to grow. Green leaves have holes similar to ‘swiss cheese’. Will trail down for an attractive hanging basket, ledge, or tabletop plant. Occasionally trim the ends to keep your plant bushy.


Philodendron, Self-Heading & Upright Types

Philodendron hybrids

Light Preference:
Medium to Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Allow to go lightly dry between waterings. Avoid waterlogged soil.

Notes:
Non-vining types that grow in an upright spreading manner. Thick glossy leaves are nearly black with copper new growth.

Black Cardinal has deep maroon leaves. ‘Moonlight’ has lemon lime foliage. ‘Autumn’ & ‘McColley’s Finale’ have amber/maroon new growth.


philodendronrojocongo_pcojpPhilodendron Congo & Rojo Congo varieties (Philodendron hybrids)

Light Preference:
Medium to Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Allow to go lightly dry between waterings. Avoid waterlogged soil.

Notes:
Upright spreading habit (3'-4' wide) makes a striking visual statement. Congo has thick green leaves and Rojo Congo has red/burgundy leaves.


philodendronselloum_pcojenLacy Tree Philodendron (Philodendron selloum)

Light Preference:
Medium to Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Allow to go lightly dry between waterings. Avoid waterlogged soil.

Notes:
Non-vining upright, spreading habit. Deeply lobed medium green leaves. Though they won’t get taller than 4’, in good light they can spread 6 feet or more, so give them lots of room.

Philodendron ‘Hope’ is a named variety. Philodendron bipinnatifidum, also a tree philodendron is similar but the leaves aren’t as deeply cut.


philodendronxanadu2_pcojpPhilodendron Xanadu (Philodendron hybrid)

Light Preference:
Medium to Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Allow to go lightly dry between waterings. Avoid waterlogged soil.

Notes:
A non-vining type that grows in an upright spreading manner. Has a bushy, compact habit and won’t get taller than 2’-3’ high. Glossy leaves.


Podocarpus a.k.a. African Fern Pine (Podocarpus gracilior)

podocarpustreeform_pcojpLight Preference:
Bright Indirect to Bright Direct

Water Needs:
Allow surface to dry between waterings. Reduce watering in the winter. Avoid waterlogged soil.

Notes:
A tall graceful floor plant. Slow growing habit. Indoors, it will usually stay within a height of 8ft.  Prune anytime to maintain shape and form.


ponytailpalmsmall_pcojpPony Tail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)

Light Preference:
Medium, Bright Indirect to Bright Direct

Water Needs:
Allow soil to dry between waterings. Avoid overwatering or waterlogged soil.

Notes:
Slender leaves are produced on an interesting swollen base. Very slow growing, but over years can become a floor plant.  Until that time, enjoy it as an easy care accent plant.  Does not require a lot of attention.  Great for people who travel or are forgetful about watering.


Pothos Varieties

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Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Light Preference:
Low, Medium, or Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Allow soil to go lightly dry between waterings. Water less in winter.

Notes:
Golden green leaves.  Very easy care. Vining habit is useful as a hanging plant or trailing tabletop type. Pinch tips to keep bushy.


Marble Queen Pothos (Epipremnum)

Light Preference:
Medium or Bright Indirect

pothosmarblequeen2_pcojpWater Needs:
Allow soil to go lightly dry between waterings. Water less in winter.

Notes:
Very easy care. White/green variegated leaves. Will survive in low light but the leaves might revert to all green. Slower growing compared to golden or all green pothos. Vining habit is useful as a hanging plant or trailing tabletop type. Pinch tips to keep bushy.


Neon Pothos (Epipremnum)

Light Preference:
Low or Medium

pothosneon_pcojpWater Needs:
Allow soil to go lightly dry between waterings. Water less in winter.

Notes:
Very easy care. Lime green leaves add a splash of color to your home or office. Avoid bright light with this variety—the best color comes in low to medium light situations. Vining habit is useful as a hanging plant or trailing tabletop type. Pinch tips to keep bushy.


N’Joy Pothos (Epipremnum)

Light Preference:
Medium or Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Allow soil surface to go lightly dry between waterings. Water less in winter.

Notes:
Very easy care. N’Joy is a hybrid that has striking white/green variegated leaves. Will survive in low light but leaves have the potential to lose variegation. Vining habit is useful as a hanging plant or trailing tabletop type. Pinch tips to keep bushy.


Pearls ‘N Jade Pothos (Epipremnum)

Light Preference:
Medium or Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Allow soil to go lightly dry between waterings. Water less in winter.

Notes:
Very easy care. This is a beautiful sport of Marble Queen Pothos. It has striking white/green variegated leaves. Will survive in low light but leaves have the potential to lose some of their variegation. Slower growing compared to golden or all green pothos. Vining habit is useful as a hanging plant or trailing tabletop type. Pinch tips to keep bushy.


pothossatin_pcojpSatin Pothos (Epipremnum)

Light Preference:
Medium or Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Allow soil to go lightly dry between waterings. Water less in winter. Will not tolerate soggy soil.

Notes:
Silvery variegated leaves have a metallic sheen. Slower growing compared to other Pothos types. This particular variety prefers warm temps (min. 60 deg). Vining habit is useful as a hanging plant or trailing tabletop type. Pinch tips to keep bushy.


prayerplant_pcojpPrayer Plant - Green or Red Leaf Types (Maranta varieties)

Light Preference:
Medium

Water Needs:
Prefers moist (not soggy) soil but be sure to water less in winter. Misting is beneficial.


Notes:

calathea_pcojpMarantas are low growing, tabletop plants. They get their name because they fold and raise their leaves at night. They are closely related to Calatheas, but are easier to grow in Colorado's dry climate. Avoid cold drafty spots. Since they enjoy high humidity and stay relatively small, they make nice
terrarium plants.


purplehearttradescantia_pcojenPurple Heart Plant (Setcresea purpurea syn. Tradescantia pallida)

Light Preference:
Bright Indirect or Bright Direct

Water Needs:
Allow soil to go lightly dry between waterings. Water less in winter.

Notes:
Purple trailing plant, related to the common wandering jew. Produces small lavender flowers in bright light, but primarily grown for its deep purple foliage.


purplepassion2gynura_pcojpPurple Passion Plant (Gynura sarmentosa)

Light Preference:
Bright Indirect or Bright Direct

Water Needs:
Prefers moist soil much of the year. Water sparingly in winter.

Notes:
The striking deep purple leaves on this plant is covered by shiny purple hairs. It grows quickly and trails.
It produces orange flowers, but, clip them off because their scent is not enjoyed by most.


rubberplantburgundy_pcojenRubber Plant (Ficus elastica)

Light Preference:
Medium to Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Allow soil to go lightly dry between waterings. Water less in winter. Avoid soggy soil

rubbertreevariegatedlr_pcojpNotes:
Upright growth with oval fleshy leaves. An easy care plant. Tabletop when young, floor plant when older.

Variations: ‘Tricolor’ has variegated leaves with a pink flush. Burgundy has deep maroon leaves.


sansevierria_pcojenSansevieria (Sansevieria trifasciata)

Light Preference:
Low, Medium, Bright Indirect or Bright Direct for a portion of the day

Water Needs:
Allow soil to become lightly dry between waterings. Water sparingly in winter.

Notes:
Want a super easy care plant? This one is for you! Nearly indestructible upright sword-like foliage comes in a variety of
colors and patterns. Overwatering or letting it sit in water is about the only way you can go wrong.


scheffleraamate_pcojenSchefflera, Big Leaf Types (Schefflera actinophylla)

Light Preference:
Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Allow surface to go lightly dry between waterings. Water less in winter. Avoid soggy soil.

scheffleraamatesoleil_pcojenNotes:
Upright bushy growth on glossy green leaves. Will become 6-8ft tall indoors.

Variations:
Amate: bush form with a 3’-4’ width
Renegade: narrow columnar form
Amate Soleil: lemon lime leaves, bush


pleomelessongofindia_pcojenSong of India (Dracaena reflexa syn. Pleomele reflexa)

Light Preference:
Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Prefers moist soil. Reduce water in winter so that the surface dries, but don’t let compost completely dry out. Misting is beneficial. Avoid boggy soil.

Notes:
Bright yellow leaves offer a cheerful and unique accent.  An upright bush that becomes woody with age. Slow growing. Eventual size is up to 8ft tall by 4 foot wide.


songofjamaica_pcojpSong of Jamaica (Dracaena reflexa syn. Pleomele reflexa)

Light Preference:
Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Prefers moist soil. Reduce water in winter so that the surface dries, but don’t let compost completely dry out. Misting is beneficial. Avoid boggy soil.

Notes:
A cousin to the yellow Song of India..this plant has striped leaves in various shades of green.  An upright bush that becomes woody with age. Slow growing. Eventual size is up to 8ft tall by 4 foot wide.


spiderplanthb_pcojpSpider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum vittatum)

spiderplantclose_pcojpLight Preference:
Low, Medium or Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Much of the year, water when soil surface is lightly dry. Water sparingly in winter.

Notes:
Very easy and adaptable houseplant. Quick growing with attractive arching leaves. Long stalks bear plantlets that are easily rooted. Useful as a hanging or tabletop plant.


umbrellatreegreen_pcojpumbrellatreescheffleratreeform_pcojpUmbrella Tree (Schefflera arboricola)

Light Preference:
Bumbrellatreegreengold_pcojpright Indirect

Water Needs:
Allow surface to go lightly dry between waterings. Water less in winter. Avoid soggy soil.

Notes:
Very easy and adaptable houseplant. Comes in either a bush or tree form. Foliage options include all green, or a variegated yellow leaf. Tabletop when young, floor plant when older. Plants are easily pruned to control size and shape.


wanderingjew_pcojpWandering Jew (Tradescantia)

Light Preference:
Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Allow surface to go lightly dry between waterings. Water sparingly in winter.

Notes:
Striking foliage with trailing stems that are useful as hanging plant or for tabletop placement. Very easy and adaptable houseplant. Pinch ends to keep the plant bushy.


yuccacane_pcojenYucca Cane (Yucca elephantipes)

Light Preference:
Bright Indirect or Bright Direct

Water Needs:
Most of the year, water when surface is lightly dry. Water sparingly in winter.

Notes:
A striking, structural plant that offers height without being wide. Phelan’s sells multi-cane specimen floor plants. Smaller plants bear woody canes with plants that are 3’ tall. A larger option is 5’ tall. Cane yucca is top heavy with pointy tips, so make sure you have a heavy pot to slip it into to stabilize it. Provide good drainage.


“ZZ” Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

Light Preference:
Low, Medium or Bright Indirect

Water Needs:
Allow soil to dry completely between waterings. Never allow roots to sit in water.

Notes:
Got a brown thumb? This qualifies as one of our easiest houseplants. Requires little water, is slow growing, and needs infrequent repotting. It also adapts to almost any light type. Leaves are fleshy and naturally glossy. New growth is upright and will eventually arch outward.


 

Flowering and Seasonal Plants

africanvioletlr_pcojenAfrican Violet (Saintpaulia spp)  (year-round)

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Amaryllis (bulbs available Nov/Dec)

bluedaze_pcojenBlue Daze (Evolvulus) - Spring

bougieslr_pcojen  Bougainvillea -Spring/Summer

bromeliadguzmania_pcojpbromeliadred_pcojpbromeliaddelmar_pcojen   Bromeliad (Year-Round)

citruskumquat_pcojp   Citrus (Year-Round)
  Calamondin Orange * Navel Orange
  Meyer Lemon * Ponderosa Lemon * Key Lime

christmascactus2_pcojp   Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii)  November/December

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Cyclamen (Winter)

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   Dipladenia/Mandevilla  (Summer)

anthurium_pcojen Flamingo Flower/Anthurium (Anthurium spp)  Summer/Fall

goldfish_pcojp     Goldfish Plant (Hypocyrta nummularia)  (Year-Round)

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    Hibiscus  (Summer)

hoyahbcloselr_pcojen   Hoya

jasmineclose_pcojen     Jasmine (Jasminium species)  Spring/Summer

kalanchoe_pcojen     Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana)

lipstickplant_pcojen lipstick_pcojenLipstick Plant varieties (Aeschynanthus)  Spring/Summer/Fall

orhidminis3_pcojporchidminiphal_pcojen   Orchids Mini Moth Types (Phalaenopsis) 

peacelily_pcojen   Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)  Year-Round

poinsettiasplashlr_pcojenpoinsettiawhitelr_pcojenpoinsettiaburgundylr_pcojenPoinsettias  November/December

shamrockmixedlr_pcojp    Shamrocks, Green/Purple (Oxalis spp.) Seasonal starting in March

Cacti & Succulents for Indoor Growing

cactuswidelrSucculents are very trendy right now.  They offer easy care and a load of color and texture.  They are striking both as single varieties and when blended into a garden with mixed varieties.

Cactus lovers...we've got you covered.  Phelan's has a good assortment of starter cacti in 3"-6" pots as well as a few larger specimens.

Our pre-potted combo gardens are also popular with customers.  If you'd like to design your own, we have a wonderful cactus soil for purchase.

Our in-stock cacti and succulents will vary throughout the year.  We've included a sample of a few varieties below.  Types that we offer on a regular basis include:

String of Pearls *  Donkey's Tail  *  Jade varieties  *  Echeveria varieties  *  Kalanchoe foliage & floral types  *  Crown of Thorns * Pencil Cactus *  Euphorbia varieties  * Hawarthia varieties  * Prickly Pear varieties  *Aloe Vera  &  Decorative Aloe varieties 

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