Webinar: Create a Houseplant Oasis

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Join us as we welcome back our resident houseplant expert Taylor Pochron. He’ll discuss plant combinations, tips, and houseplant care. This is a great opportunity for new as well as experienced ‘plant parents’ to get tips on how to be successful with an indoor garden.

  • Introductions: About me and my growing collection of houseplants
  • What does the term ‘Oasis’ mean to us?
    • A pocket of lush foliage surrounded by ‘desert’
    • Somewhere teaming with life and biodiversity
    • Readily available light, nutrients, and water
    • Big plant vibes!
  • Discussion on Water
    • How does water move through the plant and its medium?
    • Application methods and watering tips
    • Availability & Frequency
    • Quality & Nutrients
  • Plant Spotlight: Rhaphidophora hayi
    • My care tips for this species
    • How & why do plants climb?
    • Propagation tips and my results
  • Repotting Demo: Scindapsus pictus
    • Choice of container and soil
    • Transplanting and root care
    • Utilizing a moss pole
    • Short and long term care for this setup
  • More plants! More plants!
    • Let’s talk about other species on my plant list.
  • Audience Questions and Final Thoughts
    • What question do you have for me?
    • What topics should we cover in upcoming webinars?
    • Any plants I should spotlight next?
    • If we have time, maybe a quick room tour!

Thank you to everyone who attended the live recording of this webinar. All of our videos are posted on our youtube page: @SloatGardenCenter and our website: sloatgardens.com. If you have specific questions, please visit any of our store locations around the California Bay Area. We all really enjoy providing these live webinars, and we hope to see you at the next one.

Plant List: Possible plants mentioned during the webinar

*Genes species ‘variety’ (Common Name)*

  • Rhaphidophora hayi (Shingle Plant
  • Scindapsus pictus (Satin Pothos)
  • Monstera adansonii (Swiss Cheese Plant)
  • Dracaena marginata (Madagascar Dragon Tree)
  • Philodendron erubescens ‘Red Emerald’
  • Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Cebu Blue’ (Cebu Blue pothos)
  • Rhaphidophora decursiva (Dragon Tail)
  • Ficus Elastica ‘Tineke’ (Variegated Rubber Tree)
  • Monstera deliciosa (Monstera)
  • Tillandsia spp. (Air Plants)

Sloat Shopping List: Helpful products to pick up

  • Sphagnum Moss (versatile growing medium)
  • Moss poles, Stakes, & Wood Planks (plant supports)
  • Wire or Plant Ties (for attaching to the supports)
  • Multiple Watering Cans (watering & liquid fertilizing)
  • Spray Bottles (wetting and misting)
  • ‘Tappin Roots All Stages Fertilizer’ (root stimulant)
  • ‘Mosquito Bits’ (to stop fungus gnats)
  • ‘E.B Stone Sure Start’ (transplant fertilizer)
  • Sloat Indoor Potting Soil (or any basic growing medium)
  • ‘Fiskars Micro-tip Pruning Snip’ (handy little sharp snip)
  • Gardening Gloves (Make sure they fit)
  • Cool Pot and Plants! (There’s always something new)

Curious if we have your favorite plant or product in stock? Call one of our locations directly and we'll be happy to check.