Types of Houseplants we carry
Indoor plants, or also known as house plants, are plants that grow indoors – found typically in homes and offices and used for decorative purposes. Moscarillo’s carries a wide variety of houseplants in our expansive greenhouse that is over 15,500 square footage of space. They are most commonly plants native to warm, frost-free parts of the world, and are grown in containers and pots. Below is a selection of the common available houseplants we carry on a year round basis.
Succulents & Cactus
Succulents are plants that have adapted to excellent water storage in their leaves or stems (or both!) – They have a deep root system and are typically native to deserts or semiarid seasonal locations. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and make for great gifts for people who aren’t good with keeping plants alive, as they are prone to dealing with droughts. Cacti are native to North and South America, and have over 2000 species. They are well adapted to dry regions.
Rare houseplants are plants that are hard to acquire due to their availability or their color/variegation. One of our favorite things to do in our greenhouse is to show off our rare plant selection – We are always in the market of picking up trending new rare plants, or good old favorite plants that are difficult to find. Below is a list of rare plants we recently acquired and have in store, but make sure to call ahead if you plan on driving over to pick one up, as they do go fast.
Tillandsias are attractive and interesting members of the pineapple family otherwise known as the bromeliad family. They are native in the southern United States, Mexico, and Central and South America. Most Tillandsias grow on trees or rocks without soil. They receive all their water and nutrients through fuzzy gray scales on their leaves called trichomes. In nature, nutrients are provided by decaying leaves, dust, or insect matter. Their wire like roots are used for anchoring only.
Annuals & Perennials
Our large greenhouse is always filled with all sorts of interesting plants – and we specialize in stocking as much annuals and perennials we can. Depending on the time of year, you’ll find seasonal plants, flowers, planters, and more – All from pansies, to hydrangeas, to mums, and poinsettias during Christmas. Want to know the difference between an annual and a perennial? An annual is a plant that lives for only one growing season, while a perennial is a plant that will regrow every spring.
Pots & Pottery
In addition to our wide range of plants, we offer an awesome selection of pottery for your plants. We carry terra cotta, ceramic, cast iron, wooden, plastic, and much more. What’s even better, if you purchase a pot and a plant from us, we’ll pot it for you for free! It is important to understand whether your plant needs to be repotted – how to report it, when to repot it, etc. Feel free to call our greenhouse and speak with our educated staff on your specific plant baby, and what it needs for repotting.
Commonly Available In-Store Plant Selection
– call store for availability –
– Moscarillo’s Rare Houseplants –
rare plants are available for limited time
please call ahead for availability
Phildendron McColley’s Finale
This houseplant has large, glossy leathery leaves that turn a beautiful orange, burgandy color with new growth that then fades to deep green. It is easy to take care of, and lasts for years.
Bright indirect light is what it likes best, and should be watered regularly to maintain even, moist soil (about weekly). You’ll want to apply slow-release fertilizer in the spring as new growth comes up.
Pink Princess Philodendron
This philo is named after the bright pink leaf variegation it showcases. The above pictured one is a larger size, but they do come in 4″ pots. It’ll want plenty of bright, indirect light – At least 8 hours a day. You’ll want to keep the temp between 60-84 degrees, fertilize once a month, and prune stems to encourage more full growth. Water when the top inch of soil is dry. It loves humidity, so keep the humidifier at 75% if you have one. We love this one!