Hi, I'm Jennifer, owner and lead designer at Petals a floral design firm in Boulder, Colorado.  Along with my husband and two children, I  grow my own organic blooms using the greenest and most sustainable processes available.  

This blog is where I explore topics from floral design, wedding planning, organic farming and gardening, sustainable living, and our family's quest to find the perfect farm! 

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Jennifer

Indoor Plant Care

Updated: Sep 25, 2019

All indoor plants are unique and each may come with its own set of requirements for optimal growth. In this article I will outline specific care for many of the indoor plants we carry at Petals By Pedal. As plant and flower growers, in addition of florist, we have known many of the plants we sell from seed or cutting. The health and longevity of the plant babies we sell, therefore, is of utmost importance to us! Read on below for details on how to care for many of the plants we sell.








The Curly-Q Spider Plant is a fun take on the standard spider plant. This plant prefers well drained soil and bright, indirect light. Spider plants are happiest when you allow them to dry out in-between waterings. You can remove the baby spider plants and place them in water or directly on top of soil. Usually they will take root within a week or two and you will have a whole new spider plant for your collection or to gift!









The Goldfish plant sports super shiny leaves, upright growth, and frequent goldfish-esque blooms. This plant is unique in that its root system does not aide in absorption of nutrients or water. The roots, instead, serve only as anchors for the plant and the leaves provide most of the plant's needs. As a result, this plant does best in humid environments. Here is Colorado we are not known for our humidity but you can still keep your goldfish plant happy, simply place your plant in a saucer (ours come with one!) and keep the dish full. This will provide extra humidity for the plant. Then simply mist the leaves every few days for maintain lush, shiny, goldfishy growth!



This plant produces incredibly curling tendrils that cascade over any vase. The plant frequently blooms pushing out dark pods with protruding red flowers resembling a lipstick. Believe it or not, this plant is actually a relative of the finicky African Violet but is much easier to care for. Give the plant bright, indirect light and moderate water and it will curl and grow and bloom the entire year round!




This incredible succulent can produce literal curtains of greenery! As a succulent the plant needs spare watering, well draining soil, and bright light. If you cut your fishhook succulent it will usually product two branches from the site of your cut allowing the plant to become fuller. Cuttings can be easily rooted by simply placing the cutting on soil and watering sparingly. Within a few weeks the cutting should sprout roots and can be potted up!






The maidenhair fern is an incredibly delicate looking fern that seems to billow with cloud light clutters of soft wispy leaves atop thing black stems. I cannot help but run my hand over the top of this incredibly soft plant every time I'm in the arboretum. The maidenhair fern does best with lots of regular watering, extra humidity (which can be achieved by leaving water standing in the saucer, which all of ours come equipped with). The fern will best maintain its lush green coloring with indirect light and can tolerate shady corners.











Aloe Vera is such an amazing plant with a million uses! The plant can be harvested for healing properties and used to externally treat sun burns. Some people even drink parts of the plant, though we cannot recommend it as we prefer our plants as decor, not cocktails (unless its mint, then bring on the mojitos!). This plant is easy-peasy to keep happy, simply give it a drink of water once a week and enjoy!










The Chinese Money Plant is a decorator's best friend. With saucer like leaves that shine an incomparable luster, the plant adds a subtle elegance to any corner. It is also super easy to care for. The plant prefers well draining soil and to dry out between waterings. The leaves will droop when water is needed making it a rather easy to read plant!










Believe it or not, these are only a few of the incredible plants we carry at Petals By Pedal. Don't see what you want here? Have a hankering for a giant jade? Need a fiddle-leaf fig for the that corner by the door (since EVERYONE else has one?!?!)? We can help! Please contact us for custom orders or in-home consultations on the best house plants for your home and lifestyle.