Summer Houseplant Highlights

The sun-drenched days of summer are here, and it's the perfect time to adorn your living space with lush and vibrant houseplants that thrive in the warm and sunny conditions. In this blog, we'll delve into some of our top summer houseplant highlights, featuring a range of stunning plants that are sure to turn your home into the summer jungle you want it to be.


1. Tiger Stripe Fern

The Tiger Stripe Fern (Phlebodium aureum) is a true emblem of elegance. Its distinctive fronds boast intricate patterns resembling the stripes of a majestic tiger. Native to tropical regions, this fern thrives in humid environments and bright, indirect light. To keep your Tiger Stripe Fern happy, mist its leaves regularly and ensure the soil remains consistently moist, but not waterlogged. A well-draining potting mix is essential to prevent root rot. This fern's regal appearance and low maintenance requirements make it a must-have addition to your summer plant collection.


2. Sansevieria Sayuri

The Sansevieria Sayuri is a striking and resilient plant that can endure the summer heat with ease. Its upright sword-like leaves come in varying shades of green, creating a captivating visual appeal. They thrive in bright to low light conditions, and their water needs are minimal—allow the soil to dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering.


3. Philodendron Orange Marmalade

For a pop of vibrant color, the Philodendron Orange Marmalade (Philodendron 'Orange Marmalade') steals the show. Its new leaves emerge in a delightful shade of orange that gradually matures to a glossy green. This tropical beauty loves bright, indirect light and appreciates consistent humidity levels. As the plant grows, you can train it to climb or allow it to cascade gracefully, making it a versatile addition to any space.


4. Variegated Albino Syngonium

The Variegated Albino Syngonium (Syngonium podophyllum) is a vision of delicate beauty. Its arrowhead-shaped leaves feature a captivating blend of white and green hues, adding an ethereal touch to your indoor garden. Syngoniums are relatively easy to care for and can tolerate varying light conditions, from bright indirect light to moderate shade. Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy, and consider placing a humidity tray nearby to mimic their tropical habitat.


5. Lithops Living Stones

Stepping into the realm of the extraordinary, Lithops Living Stones (Lithops spp.) are true marvels of nature. Resembling small stones or pebbles, these succulents have evolved to camouflage themselves as a survival tactic. Their unique appearance and low maintenance requirements make them conversation starters in any plant collection. During the summer, provide them with ample sunlight and allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Remember that these living stones have distinct growing seasons and may enter a period of dormancy after flowering.


6. Monstera Thai Constellation

Last but certainly not least, the Monstera Thai Constellation (Monstera deliciosa 'Thai Constellation') is a true showstopper. Its variegated leaves feature stunning shades of green, cream, and even occasional splashes of pink. As a relative of the beloved Monstera deliciosa, this plant enjoys bright, indirect light and appreciates regular watering, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out before rewatering. With proper care, your Monstera Thai Constellation can grow into a magnificent specimen, adding an air of tropical elegance to your living space.


As the sun bathes your home in warmth and light, these captivating houseplants will thrive and infuse your living space with natural beauty. Whether you're a seasoned plant parent or just beginning your indoor gardening journey, these summer houseplant highlights offer something for everyone. To learn more about what’s growing on at the garden center, check out Mike, the Garden Guru, and his webinars with new plants, products, and expert planting advice. To keep inspired and grow with us, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok to dig into the joys of gardening!