Bloodleaf Iresine

Iresine herbstii

This peculiar plant goes by many different names; chicken gizzard, beefsteak, formica bloodleaf, bloody mary, just to name a few. Native to Brazil, this plant thrives under warm temperatures and bright sunlight. Given the opportunity, this plant can reach heights of up to 5 feet and spread over 3 feet, but when grown as a potted plant, it rarely exceeds 18 inches tall. 



Hours of Light per Day 12+
Days between watering 5 days
Temperature Range 20-36°C

Coffee Plant

Coffea arabica

The original arabian coffee plant, this plant will eventually grow to produce the bright red coffee beans we all know and love, but only if you treat it with love and respect. While almost anyone can keep this plant alive, providing it with the right conditions to bear fruit can be a daunting task, as it can take up to 7 years for a plant to mature enough to product fruit.


Provide your coffee plant with bright, indirect light for 10 to 12 hours per day. When watering, keep the soil moist, but do not allow it to become soggy. Water near the base of the plant. When leaves begin to droop, it's a sure sign your coffee plant is thirsty. Mist occasionally with warm water, and clean the leaves with a damp cloth.

Hours of Light per Day 10-12
Days between watering 7 days
Temperature Range 16-24°C


Selaginella sp.

This is a high humidity plant, and if you live in a dry climate, this plant might be happiest in a terrarium. Its low creeping foliage make it an excellent addition to any plant arrangement. 


Prefers indirect light, and no direct sun exposure. Keep the soil moist at all times and mist the leaves with room temperature water every other day.  Propagates readily from cuttings in early spring or summer, just give a cutting contact with a peat-sand combination and mist frequently, and you will have a lush green carpet in no time. 

Hours of Light per Day 10-12
Days between watering 2 days
Temperature Range 18-24°C

Dracaena Compacta

Dracena deremensis

A slow growing and compact plant. Keep in a bright location away from direct sunlight. Water thoroughly, and allow soil to become slightly dry to the touch between watering. Should not be allowed to stand in excess water.  

Hours of Light per Day 10-12
Days between watering 7 days
Temperature Range 15-25°C

Parlour Palm

Chamaedorea elegans

A slow growing but hardy palm. Place in a bright location, but keep away from direct sunlight, which can overheat it. Water thoroughly, and allow soil to become dry to the touch between watering. Discard excess water and do not allow the plant to sit in standing water for too long. A light spraying every week and a light bimonthly fertilizer would be appreciated. 

Hours of Light per Day 10-12
Days between watering 14
Temperature Range 15-25°C

Resurrection Plant

Selaginella lepidophylla Possibly the most forgiving plant you will ever own.

The resurrection plant is so named for its unique ability to dry out almost completely, then come "back to life" seemingly from well beyond the brink of recovery. In their dormant state, these plants can survive years without water, but when they encounter some, they quickly come back to life.


When you receive your plant, will will likely be a dry shriveled ball. Place it root side down in small bowl and fill with 1cm (½") of water. Keep it moist and it will unfurl in hours.  Plant in a small pot, water very rarely.

Hours of Light per Day 10-12
Days between watering 60

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