Top 5 Plants for Your Home Office

Our 6 Most Popular Houseplants for Fall

Autumn leaves will soon be falling, and we’re ready to embrace sweater weather and cozy up at home. If you’re looking to bring the warmth and welc...

How To Bring Your Plants Indoors for Fall and Winter

Once the dog days of summer have come and gone, it’s time to bring your plants back inside before the nighttime temperatures dip too low. Here are...

How To Increase Humidity for Houseplants

If you’ve ever experienced a New York summer, you might describe it as humid. The blankety, moisture-filled air that makes morning commutes sticky ...

Fall Plant Care Tips and Tricks

As the seasons change, so too do your plant’s needs. Indoor plants are affected by outdoor changes. In this article, we’re talking about all things...

Plant Toxicity According to a Veterinarian

We spoke to our friends at Bond Vet about plant toxicity, pet-friendly plants, and what to do if your furry friend munches on a houseplant. 

Phalaenopsis Orchid Plant Care

Orchids are epiphytic in their native habitat, growing on trees and rock formations, instead of directly in the ground. The orchid family (Orchidac...

Plant Care for Large Plants

Larger plants are a wonderful way to transform your space into a lush and tranquil tropical paradise. Here’s some things to keep in mind when bring...

How To Move Your Plants Outside for Summer

Transitioning your indoor plants to the outdoors is not easy. Exposed to the elements, outdoor plants can require extra attention and commitment. T...

Five Summer Plant Care Tips and Tricks

As the seasons change, so too do your plant’s needs. Indoor plants are affected by outdoor changes. In this article, we’re talking about all thing...

How To Keep Your Plants Alive While On Vacation

Going on vacation? Here’s our top tips and tricks to keep your houseplants happy and healthy while you’re away.   

Gifts for Mom

At The Sill, we celebrate Mom and mother figures year-round. That said, we never turn down an opportunity to surprise them with something special. ...

Tips & Tricks for a Successful Plant Propagation

If you’re propagating a plant by stem or leaf cutting, we have a few tips and tricks you can follow to ensure the cuttings take root and thrive wit...

Petite Knock Out® Rose

Learn how to care for the Petite Knock Out® Rose!  The Petite Knock Out® Rose is an easy-to-grow shrub rose bush that can be added to your indoor ...

Why Are My Plants Leggy?

If you’ve noticed that your plants are stretching up tall or leaning to a particular side, your plant may be craving more sunlight.  After your ne...

Silver Satin

Learn how to care for the Silver Satin, or Scindapsus pictus!  The Silver Satin (Scindapsus pictus) is native to Southeast Asia and has the reputa...

Schlumbergera (Zygocactus)

Learn how to care for the Schlumbergera, better known as Christmas cactus, Thanksgiving cactus or holiday cactus, a genus of cacti found in southe...

How to Identify and Treat Pests in Your Plants

There are different types of pests out there and we’ll help you to identify which ones are in your plants and how to get rid of them.   It’s a mo...

How to Reuse Coffee Grounds for Your Plants

National Coffee Day is here and our minds are on our favorite cup of joe - and how we can use it to help our plants, too. If you’re a coffee drink...

Creating an Herb Garden at Home

Tired of the frequent trips to your local grocery store for fresh herbs? Here’s some tips on bringing the outside in and creating an herb garden ri...

How To Repot an Orchid

While the average tropical houseplant should be repotted about once a year in fresh potting mix, Phalaenopsis orchids are a whole different repotti...

How To Make Your Orchid Rebloom

Just as we start feeling the winter blues, our orchids start going into dormancy. When spring rolls around again, your Phalaenopsis orchid might ne...

Anthurium

Learn how to care for an Anthurium. Anthuriums are flowering plants native to the Americas. They are known for their brightly colored flowers, wh...

Aluminum Pilea

Learn how to care for the Aluminum Pilea. The small, but fast growing Pilea cadieri originates from rainforests in Vietnam. One of over 200 specie...

Maranta

Learn how to care for most varieties of Maranta. Maranta is the type-genus of Marantaceae, and is named in honor of Bartolomeo Maranta, an Italian ...

How To Care for a Calathea

Learn how to care for most varieties of Calathea! Calathea is a genus of neotropical rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plants that are known for the...

Fiddle Leaf Fig

Learn how to care for most varieties of Fiddle Leaf Fig! Ficus lyrata is a species of evergreen tropical tree native to the tropical lowlands of we...

Rubber Tree

Learn how to care for most varieties of Rubber Tree! Ficus elastica is a species of evergreen tropical tree native to southern China, Southeast Asi...

Parlor Palm

Learn how to care for the Parlor Palm! Chamaedorea elegans, also known as the Neanthe Bella Parlor Palm, is one of our favorite true palms. Parlor ...

How To Care for a Monstera Deliciosa

Learn how to care for the Monstera deliciosa and other Monstera varieties indoors! Monstera are species of evergreen tropical vines and shrubs that...

Dino Plant

Learn how to care for most varieties of Dino Plant! The Dino Plant, also known as the Selaginella lepidophylla, is an ancient rosette-forming herb ...

Norfolk Island Pine

Learn how to care for most varieties of Norfolk Island Pine! The Norfolk Island Pine hails from Norfolk Island, a small island in the Pacific Ocean...

Oxalis

Learn how to care for most varieties of Oxalis! Oxalis is the largest genus in the family Oxalidaceae and represents about 800 of the 900 species w...

Pothos

Learn how to care for the Pothos! The Pothos, or the Epipremnum aureum, is native to Southeast Asia. It has the reputation of being one of the easi...

Pencil Plant (Euphorbia)

Learn how to care for the Pencil Plant! The Pencil Plant or Euphorbia Tirucalli is a succulent native to South and East Africa. The plant’s namesak...

Moon Valley Pilea (Pilea Mollis)

Learn how to care for the Moon Valley Pilea! The Moon Valley Pilea or Pilea Mollis is native to Central and South America. Its common name, Moon Va...

Majesty Palm (Ravenea Rivularis)

Learn how to care for the Majesty Palm and other palm varieties! The Majesty Palm is a robust, tropical palm with graceful, feathery fronds that or...

How To Care for a ZZ Plant

Learn how to care for the ZZ Plant! The Zamioculcas zamiifolia – or ZZ Plant — is a tropical perennial native to Eastern Africa that has become pop...

Ripple Peperomia

Learn how to care for the Ripple Peperomia! The Peperomia genus has over 1000 species, but only a dozen or so make for good houseplants. The Pepero...

Jade Plant

Learn how to care for a Jade Plant! The Crassula ovata (or Jade Plant) originates from South Africa. The word crassus in Latin means “thick”. The n...

How To Care for a Haworthia

Learn how to care for the Haworthia! The Haworthia is a miniature succulent native to South Africa, and is one of the easiest houseplants to care f...

Philodendron

Learn how to care for the Heartleaf Philodendron! The Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum) is an evergreen perennial vine, native to Tr...

Bird’s Nest Fern

Learn how to care for the Bird’s Nest Fern! Native to tropical regions such as southeast Asia, Australia, east Africa and Hawaii to name a few, Bir...

Canela Tree

Learn how to care for the Canela Tree, AKA the Cinnamon Plant! The Canela Tree, also known as the cinnamon plant, is related to the culinary cinnam...

Rex Begonia

Learn how to care for the Rex Begonia! Rex Begonias are admired for their fabulous foliage. The cultivar offers a wide range of colors, textures, a...

Peperomia Plants

Learn how to care for most varieties of Peperomia! The Peperomia genus has over 1,000 species, but only a dozen or so are suitable as houseplants. ...

Peperomia Obtusifolia (Baby Rubber Plant)

Learn how to care for the Peperomia Green (or Baby Rubber Plant)! The Peperomia Obtusifolia is a succulent-like variety of Peperomia, originally fo...

Arrowhead Plant

Learn how to care for the Arrowhead Plant! The Arrowhead (Syngonium podophyllum) is native to the tropical rain forests in Central and South Americ...

From A to ZZ Plant

A common houseplant that’s easy to grow sounds like the perfect plant, right? The ZZ Plant may very well be the perfect plant, known for its adapti...

Between Two Ferns

Ferns are fabulous. They are amongst the first plants on earth to form a vascular system, allowing them to tower over mosses and grow to heights ne...

What’s My Name: Plant Nomenclature

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Shakespeare knew names were important. They can tell us a lot of information about something, or som...

What is Plant Toxicity?

Is there a creature making a meal out of your plant? Let’s take a look at the fascinating way plants protect themselves from being eaten.

Understanding Lighting in Your Home and How It Affects Your Plants

If you’re looking to add new houseplants to your space, there’s one big factor you have to keep in mind: the kind of lighting you have at home. He...

To Pot or Not to Pot: Grow Pot vs Planter

So your plant arrived in its nursery grow pot, now what? Read on to find out whether to keep it in its grow pot, or repot it into a planter.

Key Plant Terms Glossary

Plant Physiology   Node Nodes are the places on a stem where leaves attach, and buds are. Buds may be recessed into the stem, but the node is usual...

Signs of Overwatering Your Plants

How do I know if I’m overwatering my houseplants? It’s easy to want to give your plant babies too much love and attention — but did you know overwa...

Best Time to Water Your Plants

When watering your houseplants, keep in mind the time of day. The best time to water indoor plants is during the morning hours, before the sunshine...

Size Matters

If the difference in your plant collection is a matter of size, you’ll want to make sure your small and big plants are getting the care they need. ...

Health Is Wealth, Get That (Plant) Green

Loving your plant is easy enough, but how well do we know our plants? While we fall hard and fast in love with plants, make them the center of atte...

Growth Spurts

Plants are like children in that, they grow up so fast. Ask any plant parent, or human parent for that matter. But the rate at which plants, like p...

New Digs: Moving Plants Small & Tall Short & Long Distances

Moving to a new home or apartment? Instead of painful, the process should be precious, especially if you are packing up a few plants. Keep these ti...

Calcium Buildup 101

Calcium. The stuff of strong bones is an essential element for all life. But while it’s necessary, sometimes calcium can buildup. Here’s the what, ...

5 Causes For Your Plant’s Yellow Leaves

If you’ve ever seen yellow leaves on your what-was-once-green-plant, read on to find out the causes, symptoms and solutions. It’s going to be fine!

Just Say No: Leaf Shine

Because plants should look like plants. Not plastic. First things first: We do not recommend using leaf-shining products on your houseplants. Plant...

Plant Care: Potting Mix 101

Most plants need soil to live. It’s where their roots are and where they get their water from. But it may surprise you to learn that not all soil i...

Plant Care: Fertilizer

You know your new plant needs the right light and just enough water, but what about fertilizer? While it can be great for plants in the long-term, ...

How To Repot Your Houseplant

With some simple tips and tricks, potting your houseplants is easy. If you want to switch up the decor or your plant is overgrown, proper potting i...

Why You Need Plants in Your Life

Indoor plants don’t just look good, they make us feel good mentally and physically, too. They've been shown to boost moods, increase creativity, an...

The Best Gift to Say Congratulations on a New Job

“My friend just started a new job. I’d love to give her a plant that says good luck and send positive vibes, what do you recommend?”— Amy, Denver

The Best Office Plant

“My sister just got a new job and I want to say congrats! What should I send her to spruce up her desk?” —Alyssa, Chicago

Corporate & Group Gifting Made Easy

Give new employees a warm welcome, express appreciation to valued clients, or simply recognize your team’s hard work—with the gift that keeps on gr...

The Best Pet-Friendly Plant for Your Home

We understand the importance of keeping your furry friends safe, so we have our top, pet-safe plant pick for all of the dog and cat lovers who also...

Perfectly Potted Bulbs for the Holidays

“I want to send someone a gift that will last longer than generic flowers! What do you suggest I send someone this Christmas?” - Charlie, San Antonio

A Monthly Plant Subscription to Gift This Holiday

I need a great gift for my sister. She loves plants, but is hesitant to have them as her own. What’s a good choice for her?” - Becky, Boston

The Easiest Indoor Plant

“I do NOT have a green thumb and am scared of killing plants. What do you think would be the easiest option for a beginner?” - Lauren, Portland

The Ultimate DIY Terrarium Kit

“I want to make a terrarium! Do you have any plants that would be a good fit for this DIY?” - Beth, Boston

The Best Light-Weight Floor Planter

“I need to repot my snake plant (it barely fits in its pot!) but I live in a fifth floor walk-up. Have any light weight floor planters?” Annie, San...

A Cute Non-Toxic, Kid-Friendly Plant

“I’m a teacher and want to spruce up my classroom with plants. What’s a safe bet for a classroom filled with little kids?” Suzy, The Bronx

A Unique Housewarming Gift

“My daughter is moving out and I want to send a housewarming gift her way. Do you have any cute gift sets that will be perfect for this?” Liz, Wash...

The Perfect Desert Plant for Your Home

“I love that Joshua Tree style and want a desert look in my home. Do you have any low maintenance options?” Rachel, Los Angeles

The Best Plant to Send to Your Best Friend

“I love a plant with a story. Anything that has special meaning behind it to gift to a friend?” Kat, Portland

The Perfect Tablescape Decoration

“I’m hosting a dinner party at my apartment and am looking for unique table decoration ideas. I want to make my table setting pop and prefer greene...

The Houseplant That You Don’t Have to Water Often

“I often forget to water my plants — whoops! What’s a good option for me that can handle staying a bit dry?” - Heather, Forest Hills

The Best Plant for Propagation

“I love projects! Which plant from your selection is easy for a beginner to propagate?” —Hannah, Des Moines

The Plant That Loves a Humid Bathroom

“I have a small window in my bathroom and am dying to get some plants in there. What's a good bathroom plant that can survive high humidity?” —Bren...

The Perfect Plant Gift for Delivery

“I have a friend that lives across the country and her bday is quickly approaching. What plant would travel well and arrive looking amazing?” —Stev...

The Perfect Plant for a Hanging Basket

“I want to try a hanging basket (I love them on Insta!). What plant would look good in one of these?” —Emily, Telluride

The Best Plant for a Sunny Space

“I get a lot of full sun in my living room. I’ve cooked a bunch of plants, which one can tolerate this sunshine?” —Laurie, San Diego

The Essential Low Maintenance Plant for Busy Schedules

If you're a big traveler or have a busy schedule most of the time, that doesn’t mean that you have to go plant-free in your home. We have a low-mai...

The Best Trailing Plant for Your Bookcase

Need a plant to liven up your bookshelf and add life to your collection? We’ve got the perfect trailing plant pick for you.

The Ultimate Low Light Plant

If you live in a space that has indirect light or low light conditions, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have plants: it just means that you need a l...

How to Carve a Pumpkin and DIY Plant Stencils

Use our free plant-themed stencils to trace and carve your favorite pumpkin for a DIY decoration just in time for Halloween. Add a tea light or can...

The Best Plant Based on Your Zodiac Sign

If you’re into astrology, you know that each zodiac sign has a very distinct personality and set of needs. So, wouldn’t each sign have a very diff...

How To Mount a Staghorn Fern or Other Epiphyte

Learn how to mount a Staghorn Fern, Bird’s Nest Fern, or your favorite epiphytic houseplant with this step-by-step guide. 

Top 5 Plants for Your Home Office

Make your workspace a little less grey and a little more green with some new desk mates! Plants are a fun and easy way to weave nature’s restorativ...

How-To DIY a Preserved Moss Wall

Add greenery to your space without maintenance or care by creating a preserved moss wall. The colors and textures of the moss wall can bring biophi...

How To Design Your Dream Space with Design Within Reach

Creating an inviting space that works for both family and work can be challenging, so when The Sill’s founder & CEO Eliza Blank had to do just...

Cut Florals Tips & Tricks from Poppy Flowers

Easy tips and tricks for prolonging the life of your cut flowers from fellow nature lovers and floral experts Poppy Flowers.  When you feel a littl...

The Biggest Plant Trends of 2021 So Far

The year 2020 taught us the importance of cultivating the spaces we inhabit: our homes, our offices, our home offices. One essential in enhancing t...

The Plant You Need Based on Your Astrological Sign

A plant related to your zodiac sign is said to bring good fortune and luck into your life. Follow on to find your plant counterpart based on your ...

Best Unexpected Gifts for Your Favorite Plant Parent

If you’re looking for something different to get your favorite plant parent this year, we’ve got you covered with help from MeUndies. Imagine this...

How to Decorate Your Norfolk Island Pine Tree

If you have a Norfolk Island Pine Tree or mini holiday tree, here’s our Sill-approved recommendations on how to make it feel extra special for the...

The Best Gifts for Every Person in Your Life

No matter what the occasion might be, we have a plant for every person in your life and on your list.  Whether it’s a birthday, graduation, or jus...

The Best Plants for Holiday Decorating

It's time for holiday shopping, and we have our houseplant picks for the perfect self care gift or present for a loved one. From Poinsettias to Mon...

Faux-Ever: How To Set Up Your Faux Plant

Now that your faux plant has arrived, here’s how to style it and make it a timeless piece in your home. To all the plant parents who can’t stand to...

12 Ways to Reframe + Refresh Your Home For Fall

Sweater weather is on its way, and we’re getting ready to make our homes cozier than ever by pairing plants and photos. Fall is upon us, and our w...

7 Ways to Bring Cottagecore to Life in Your Home

As we look to spend more and more time inside, here’s how you can bring the popular TikTok trend to your space. Picture it: you’re adding some fres...

How To Bring the Biggest Spring Home Decor Trend Into Your Home

Spring means taking fresh interior trends to the next level, especially when it comes to freshening up your space. Here’s how we're helping to bri...

Q&A with Interior Designer Anita Yokota

In this Q&A, we hear from therapist turned interior designer Anita Yokota, best known for her creative, yet functional designs on Instagram.

Four Ways to Style a Faux Monstera Frond

With the introduction of our faux line comes clever approaches for styling the fan-favorite frond.

How To: Styling with Real and Faux Plants

There are no hard rules when it comes to styling the real-deals with the faux, only a million possibilities.

The Top 10 Reasons to Go Faux

Sometimes, it’s okay to fake it. Read on for a round-up of the leading reasons you should be incorporating artificial plants into your life.

Plants By Room: Low Light Plants at Home

Floor-to-ceiling south-facing windows with lots of sunlight. Sounds nice, right? But if your place does not have these features, read on to find ou...

Plants By Room: Bathroom Plants

Plants can instantly beautify and energize a space, boost your mood, reduce your stress levels, bring you tranquility, produce oxygen, and naturall...

Plant Propagation for Beginners

Propagating plants might sound like a drag, but depending on what type of plant you’re working with, it can be simple. Here's everything you need t...

Fine Vines: Trellising & Pruning Basics

Plants with vining or trailing habits will grow really large with proper care over time, but when our plants are vining or trailing out of control,...

It’s A Small, Plant World: Terrariums

Terrariums — chic glass vessels that house tiny plant worlds. You’ve seen them dangling delicately in groups or hanging out on window sills. But if...

All Things Matcha with Dr. Weil and Matcha Kari

Dr. Andrew Weil, the founder of Matcha Kari, chats with us about the must-knows about matcha and the importance of plants in his everyday life. Ma...

7 Women-Owned Businesses to Support This Season

If you’re getting started on holiday shopping, consider supporting these female-founded businesses and securing the perfect gift for anyone on you...

How Detroit-Based Flower Press Elevates + Grows Artists

Meet a few of the artists behind Flower Press, a Detroit-based equitable publishing practice that features artists to elevate important issues. ...

Plantfluencer Lisa Eldred Steinkopf

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from Lisa Eldred Steinkopf, who you might know as The Houseplant Guru. Lisa, how did you get in...

caribBEING Founder Shelley Vidia Worrell on Elevating the Caribbean Community

Shelley Vidia Worrell, Founder & CEO of caribBEING, shares more about the journey of founding her business and the importance of wellness in Ca...

Black-Owned Businesses to Support and Follow

As we look to work towards sustained anti-racism efforts, we want to amplify and elevate Black-owned businesses, especially those within the plant ...

Plant Parenthood: Jerrilyn and Jonathan

In this edition of Plant Parenthood, we hear from LA-based plant couple Jerrilyn and Jonathan, known on Instagram as @TheRealPlantLadyP and @Plant...

The Sill Team Reflects on Mother's Day: Love, Loss and Everything In Between

Mother's Day can be different for everyone, whether you celebrate your mother, don't celebrate the holiday at all or have created a new meaning fo...

Plant Illustrations For When You’re in the Mood to Color

We are working closely with our illustrator friends to bring you templates to use when you feel like getting creative. Pick your favorite planty i...

How To Know What Plant You’d Like Based on the Coffee You Drink

Maybe you like a simple, straightforward cold brew, or a more complex drink like a French press. Here’s what your coffee preference says about you...

Nicole Centeno on The Importance of Self Care for Personal and Professional Growth

Nicole Centeno, Founder & CEO of ready-to-eat plant-based food company Splendid Spoon, shares more about her journey as a female founder and ho...

The Sill Brooklyn Store Opening

On Friday, January 17th, the doors to the fifth Sill shop opened in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. We've been rooted in NYC since we first opened our Lower...

Plantfluencer Anita Yokota

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from therapist turned interior designer Anita Yokota, who uses plants as a way to elevate the sp...

Plantfluencer Jesse Goldfarb

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from Canadian plant artist and digital marketer Jesse Goldfarb. Jesse, can you share a little bi...

Plantfluencer Anders Røyneberg

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from Norway based psychotherapist, agriculturalist, author and plant dad Anders Røyneberg. Ander...

Plantfluencer Jan Robin

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from Slovenia based chemist, strategic sales manager and plant parent Jan Robin. Jan, how did yo...

Plantfluencer Christopher Griffin

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories - we hear from Brooklyn-based plant kween and community builder Christopher Griffin.

Plantfluencer Alina Fassakhova

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from Brooklyn based visual artist and plant mom Alina Fassakhova.

Plantfluencer Jamie Song

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from London based vintage art and object gallery dealer, and Instagram-famous plant dad, Jamie S...

Plantfluencer Meagan Rosson

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from Brooklyn based plant mom and proud cat lady (and dog lady), Meagan Rosson.

Plantfluencer Kyler Hurley

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from Los Angeles based plant dad and Sill ambassador Kyler Hurley.

Plantfluencer Amy Lee

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from San Francisco based speech-language pathologist and Sill ambassador, Amy Lee.

Plantfluencer Sarah Slusarick

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from North Carolina based art maker, photo taker, and Sill ambassador, Sarah Slusarick (aka @sar...

Plantfluencer Maria Failla

In this edition of Plantfluencer Stories – we hear from New York City based Maria Failla, the founder of one of our favorite podcasts for budding p...

How Eliza Blank Built a Cult Following for Plants

At 26, Eliza Blank launched The Sill with nothing but personal savings and a clever Kickstarter campaign. It was five years before she raised money...

Planting Roots with the Get Growing Foundation

The Get Growing Foundation is a non-profit serving the Greater Chicago Community through outreach and education designed to inspire the next genera...

The Sill Turns 9 Years Old

To celebrate our birthday, we’re looking back at the slow and steady growth—just like a plant—that happened over the past nine years.   "Hello fell...

Steps to a Sustainable Future

Part of cultivating a life well-lived is joining together to help protect the place we collectively call home. In honor of Earth Day, here’s a glim...

The True Cost of Plants: Part 1

As we move into 2020, founder and CEO Eliza shares more about changes to come at The Sill.

Thoughts on The Sill’s 7th Birthday

Another trip around the sun! The Sill continues to evolve as a business, but our core mission has remained constant: bridge the gap between people ...