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The 7 best moisture-loving, tropical houseplants for you in 2022

The 7 best moisture-loving, tropical houseplants for you in 2022
If you're looking for the best moisture-loving, tropical houseplants to decorate your living spaces with in 2022, you're at the right place! On this page, we're going to discuss the best plants for you and your house! I've personally selected these plants to be the best match for a moisture-loving, tropical houseplant. Let's find the best moisture-loving, tropical house plant for you!
  1. Calathea Ornata
  2. Philodendron Gloriosum
  3. Calathea Triostar
  4. Syngonium
  5. Money Tree (Pachira Aquatica)
  6. Croton
  7. Boston Fern

1. Calathea Ornata

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The ultimate guide for Calathea plant care

Calathea's are notoriously tough plants to keep happy. They love all the humidity you can give it and then some. However, there are a few plant tips you can use to keep even this plant happy and help it thrive in your favorite room in your house.

Read more about taking care of a Calathea

2. Philodendron Gloriosum

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The ultimate guide for taking care of a Philodendron Gloriosum

Philodendrons are a very popular plant to own, and for good reason! They're easy to take care of, come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and add a touch of greenery to any room. But if you're new to owning philodendrons, or just want to make sure you're taking the best possible care of your plant, then this is the guide for you! In this ultimate plant care guide, I'll cover everything from watering and fertilizing to pests and diseases. So whether you've just brought home your first Philodendron Gloriosum or have had one for years and want to make sure it's thriving, keep reading for all the tips you need.

Read more about taking care of a Philodendron Gloriosum

4. Syngonium

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The ultimate plant care guide for a Syngonium

Syngoniums are tropical plants that come in all shapes and sizes. They're great for beginning plant owners because these plants grow and recover quickly. Syngoniums have beautiful patterns on their stems and leaves that will make any home intro a tropical jungle.

Read more about taking care of a Syngonium

5. Money Tree (Pachira Aquatica)

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The ultimate plant care guide for a Money Tree (Pachira Aquatica)

When you first get your Money Tree, it can be a little overwhelming trying to figure out how to care for it. With the right information though, it's easy to keep your tree healthy and looking great! In this post, we'll go over everything you need to know about taking care of your Money Tree.

Read more about taking care of a Money Tree (Pachira Aquatica)

6. Croton

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The ultimate guide for Croton plant care

Crotons are beautiful plants with the wildest leaves you'll have in your house. The colors and shapes of the leaves are very different from any other plant you might have seen. They're great plants for beginners and for those that tend to overwater their plants.

Read more about taking care of Crotons

7. Boston Fern

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The ultimate plant care guide for your Boston Fern

The Boston fern is one of the most recognizable ferns. It loves moisture and humid environments, which makes it a great plant for your bathroom. The great textures of the leaves help to add something to any room you place it in and even helps your fern to stand out against your other houseplants.

Read more about taking care of a Boston Fern

I hope you've found your new moisture-loving, tropical houseplant to decorate your living spaces! If you're looking for more information, you can click the link by each plant to read more about taking care of these plants and see if it's a good match for you.

Frequently asked questions

How do you make soil retain more water?
You can add a few ingredients to your soil to improve water retention: vermiculite, sphagnum (peat) moss, and coconut coir.
What is vermiculite?
Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral that's heated until it expands and forms into lightweight particles. It's a material that's naturally resistant to mold and other diseases and can hold a lot of moisture.
How can you use Sphagnum moss with houseplants?
Sphagnum moss retains a lot of moisture, so you can mix it with soil to keep it moist for longer. This helps your moisture-loving plants thrive.
Can you grow a Calathea plant in Leca?
Yes, Calathea plants can grow in Leca. The water regulation properties of the Leca make the air much more humid than soil would, so it also helps to keep your Calathea happy.
How often do I water the Calathea Ornata?
You have to make sure that the soil stays moist all the time. This plant loves humidity and likes to be in moist soil. So when it starts to dry out, it's time to water your Calathea.
How much light does a Calathea Ornata need?
The Calathea Ornata needs bright indirect light. A perfect spot is close to a south-facing window where it gets indirect sunlight. Make sure the Calathea doesn't get too much direct sunlight, otherwise the beautiful leaves will start to fade.
How do I get rid of pests on the Calathea Ornata?
To get rid of pests like spider mites, you should wash the leaves with soapy water on both sides. This will drown the spider mites and kill them.
Do all houseplants need fertilizer?
All plants need fertilizer in some way at some point. When the soil your plant came in runs out of nutrients (about 100 days), you'll need to add fertilizer to keep your plant growing strong and healthy.
When is the best time to fertilize my houseplant?
The best time to fertilize your houseplants is in the spring and summer. Slow-growing plants should be fertilize once at the beginning of spring and once at the beginning of summer. Fast-growing plants should be fertilized once per month in the spring and summer.
What is the best fertilizer for your houseplants?
All fertilizers are the best fertilizer for your houseplants. The one that works best for your plant care style is the best one to use. If you don't have a lot of time, fertilizing sticks or balls are great for you. You can also use liquid fertilizer for your houseplants and add it to the water you use to water your plants.
What is the quickest way to increase humidity for a plant?
The quickest way to increase the humidity for your plant is to mist it with water. This won't be a very long term solution, but it helps to quickly increase the humidity.
Does showering with a plant in the bathroom help to increase humidity?
Absolutely! Showering with a plant in the bathroom will increase the humidity for that plant a lot. The added benefit is that it'll be humid for quite a while if you don't let it escape by opening doors or windows. It's an easy way to help your plant.
How do I water a Philodendron Gloriosum?
It is best to water your Philodendron Gloriosum when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Be sure to water thoroughly until the water drains out of the pot's drainage hole.
When should I fertilize my Philodendron Gloriosum?
You can fertilize your Philodendron Gloriosum with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 14 days during the spring and summer months. Do not fertilize in the fall and winter.
What type of light does a Philodendron Gloriosum need?
A Philodendron Gloriosum needs medium to bright indirect sunlight. If it doesn't receive enough light, it will start to grow long and leggy.
What is the best light for a Syngonium?
The best type of sunlight exposure for a Syngonium is bright indirect sunlight. It loves a bright a warm spot, but doesn't tolerate direct sunlight very well.
How often should you water a Syngonium?
You should water your Syngonium when the top inch (2.5cm) is dry. On average this is around once per week in the spring and summer and once every 10-14 days in the fall and winter.
How often should you fertilize a Syngonium?
You should fertilize your Syngonium once every 14 days in the spring and summer and not at all during the fall and winter. This helps your Syngonium to stay healthy throughout the year.
How often should I water my Money tree?
Water your Money tree when the top 1-2 inches of soil feel dry to the touch. Water thoroughly until the soil is saturated and then allow the plant to drain completely. Do not water again until the top 1-2 inches of soil feel dry. Generally, this takes around 1-2 weeks.
What type of soil should I use for my Money tree?
A moist, well-draining potting mix is ideal for Money trees. The Money Tree doesn't like to stand in wet soil, but also likes moisture, so soil that hold onto water for a few days and than dry out is perfect!
How much light does a Money tree need?
A Money tree prefers medium to high light levels. Place the plant in a location where it will receive several hours of indirect sunlight each day.
Why are the leaves falling off the Croton?
The Croton drops its leaves when it is in shock. Crotons go into shock quite easily by any change, like: moving the plant, changing temperatures, and changing watering schedules.
My Croton is dropping leaves, is it dying?
Your croton might be in shock and this is how the plant shows you this. Keep caring for your Croton properly and it'll be in good shape again soon.
How often should I water my Croton?
You should water your croton as soon as the top 5 cm (2 in) of the soil is dry. This plant needs to be in moist soil most of the time.
How often should you water the Fern?
All ferns love to be in a more moist environment. They love to be in moist soil most of the time, so you should water it when the top of the soil becomes dry to the touch.
How much sunlight does the Fern need?
The Fern thrives in indirect sunlight. You shouldn't put it in a spot where it gets direct sunlight as this will make the plant too warm and will dry it out.
What is the best temperature for a Fern?
Ferns prefer colder temperatures. During the day it shouldn't be warmer than 22 degrees celsius (72 F) and during the night it should ideally stay below 16 degrees Celsius (60 F).