Why You Need Plants in Your Life

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 houseplant should be repotted once a year in fresh soil, Phalaenopsis orchids are a whole different situation. Here's how to kno...

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...

Orchid

Learn how to care for an Orchid! The name "Orchid" comes from the Greek word orkhis and was created by an ancient Greek botanist named Theophrasto...

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 ...

Calathea

Learn how to care for most varieties of Calathea! Calathea is a genus of neotropical rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plants; members of which are ...

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 ...

Monstera

Learn how to care for most varieties of Monstera! Monstera are species of evergreen tropical vines/shrubs that are native to Central America. Monst...

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...

Golden Pothos

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

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! The Majesty Palm is a robust, tropical palm with graceful, feathery fronds that originates from Madagascar....

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...

Philodendron ‘Silver’

Learn how to care for the Philodendron ‘Silver’! The Philodendron ’Silver’ is native to South America and has the reputation of being one of the ea...

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...

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...

Introduction to Bulbs

Not the electric kind you twist, but the ones you bury into soft, warm soil, lovingly water, and check in on (maybe a little too often), in hopes a...

Pick A Peperomia

Resembling the fan-favorite rubber plant, just tinier, Peperomia are plants in the peppercorn family, Piperaceae. Peperomia make great houseplants,...

Our Top Low-Maintance Houseplants for Under $20

Not only can indoor plants transform a room’s aesthetic, but they also have the ability to boost mood, increase creativity, lessen stress, and filt...

Word On The Bird of Paradise

Unusual, gorgeous, tropical. If you’ve ever mistaken a plant for a bird, or vice versa, you may have encountered a Bird of Paradise plant. Let’s ta...

C is for Calathea

Calathea (Calathea spp. and hybrids.) is a genus of neotropical rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plants; members of which are referred to generally...

Pilea peperomioides

Sure, money doesn’t grow on trees, but the Coin Plant / Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides) is worth spending some time on.

A is for Aroids

Take a closer look at this amazing yet common houseplant.

Hot in Here: Humidity 101

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,...

Fiddle Me This: Caring for a Fiddle Leaf Fig

Fickle, froufrou, fancy. The trendiest plant in the game is of course, the Fiddle Leaf Fig. Flip through any home decor mag or scroll down design-y...

What To Do When You See Mushrooms and Fungi in Soil

For millions of years, plants have been BFF’s with microbes found in soil, forming strong, intricate relationships. Plants interact with both bacte...

How to Learn Which Plants Are Compatible Together (AKA Allelopathy)

Plants lead inner lives that are full of #drama. In short, some plants do not get along with other plants. This is called allelopathy and instead o...

The Hole Truth: Monsteras

Big or small, prickly or smooth, a plant’s characteristics makes them beautiful and unique. They way they look can tell us a lot about them. Here, ...

How-To: Pick a Planter for Your Plant

Say perfect plant planter three times fast. Choosing a planter is not nearly as hard, once you know what to look for. Hint: read on to find out how...

Inside, Out: How-To Bring Indoor Plants Outdoors

Transitioning your indoor plants to the outdoors is not easy. Outdoor plants require extra attention and commitment—much more so than indoor plants...

Plants 101: Succulents

The Sill seeks to educate and inspire all plant lovers. In our plant novice series, Plants 101, we introduce some of our favorite plant types, expl...

Plants 101: Epiphytes and Air Plants

The Sill seeks to educate and inspire all plant lovers. In our plant novice series, Plants 101, we introduce some of our favorite plant types, expl...

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, ...

Not So Mellow 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: 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.

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, ...

Plant Care: Repotting

Repotting your plants can be tricky, but we have a few tips to make it a success. Proper repotting is key to avoid stressing out your plants. If yo...

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...

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 Membership Every Plant Parent Needs

“I’m a new plant mom and need help taking care of my new plant babies. Not sure where I can go to get tips—I just want to learn the basics. HELP!” ...

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 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 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 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

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 Best Pet-Friendly Plant for Your Home

“I’m a cat lady that loves plants. What kind of plant can I have in my house that's safe for my cats to be around?” —Stephanie, Brooklyn

A Mother’s Day Gift Mom Will Love

“I need to send my Mom a present for Mother's Day! I've gotten her fruit baskets every year so I need something new. Any recommendations for a uniq...

The Essential Low Maintenance Plant for Busy Schedules

“I want to incorporate some greenery into my apartment, but I am SO busy! I spend a lot of time traveling, so low maintenance is key. What fits my ...

The Best Trailing Plant for Your Bookcase

"I want to liven up my bookcase! What plant would look good on a shelf next to my books?" —Nadine, Tucson

The Ultimate Low Light Plant

“I live in a basement apartment in the city with very little light, but am craving some greenery. What plants do you recommend? Help me Chrissy!” —...

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: Office Plants

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

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...

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...

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 ...