Botanic and Luxe, a lifestyle and plant boutique based in Santa Cruz, CA is weighing in when it comes to the easiest & hardest to care for house plant. Hear what they have to say and learn a little more about this gorgeous boutique with a mission to bring you carefully curated goods and beautiful unique house plants.
“Snake Plant (Sansevieria) – these guys thrive off of neglect.”
BRAID & WOOD Basics –
Lighting Needs: Let’s just say these plants aren’t gonna be mad at ya if you drank too much wine the night before and you spend the next day in a mildly dark room binge watching Netflix. Bright light, indirect light, moderate & low light they can thrive in basically anything.
Water: They’re not thirsty, in every sense of the word. These plants don’t need any attention. Forget to water them for a hot second, fine. Leave them in a dim room, fine. If ya kill one, it’s not them…it’s you.
Temperature: See above.
“Fishtail Palm (Caryota) – we just can’t figure out what they like!”
BRAID & WOOD Basics:
Lighting Needs: Bright light.
Water: They’re thirsty. In every sense of the word. We’re talkin’ daily misting, watering, peat-based soil to ensure proper drainage, special palm fertilizer. Honestly, these guys are an all around attention demanding plant that will test your sanity.
Temperature: If your house closely emulates the temp & humidity levels of the Amazon rain forest then go for it.
BRAID & WOOD Basics:
Lighting Needs: Bright but indirect light. The leaves will burn in bright sunlight.
Water: You can count on a, “it’s complicated” when it comes to this plant’s status on watering. Keep the soil on the dry side but remember these plants need humidity to thrive. This means misting the plant more often than actually watering it. But don’t let water sit on the leaves.
Temperature: Warmer temps like 60 and up.
One of the most important plant care tips – “DON’T OVER WATER! Make sure that you’re putting the plant in its correct light requirements, a quick Google search can tell you that, and fertilize Spring through Fall.”
Botanic and Luxe is a must stop shop for plant lovers.
At A Glance:
A lifestyle boutique that specializes in indoor plants, natural skincare, gifts & handmade goods.
What Makes Botanic and Luxe Special...
Botanic and Luxe was founded by two best friends who have always had a passion for design, beauty, and a holistic lifestyle. They strive to support local makers, fair-trade organizations, and products that they love and believe in.