plants for tranquility

Aloe Vera

Aloe barbadensis

The aloe vera plant is an attractive succulent. It is stemless and has thick, fleshy leaves fanning out from the plant’s central stem.

Easy on the irrigation! This plant is harder to kill than to keep alive, but kill it you will if you overwater or let it stand very long in wet soil. Keep your aloe in indirect sunlight in a container with excellent drainage.

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Red edged Dracaena
Red-Edged Dracaena

Dracaena marginata

Vibrant houseplant is absolutely stunning.

This beauty doesn’t only look great but it’s also known for removing toxins from the air, so simply place it in sunlight and watch it grow.

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Spider plant in a macrame hanger
Spider Plant

Chlorophytum comosum

One of the most common houseplants, the spider plant isn’t only decorative and easy to grow, but is also great at keeping your air clean.

Add this pollutant fighting plant to your houseplants while enjoying peace and harmony.

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rubber plant ficus houseplant to promote healthy living
Rubber Tree

Ficus elastica

Ornamental accent plant producing large, oval, glossy green leaves with a burgundy tint and bright red midribs; direct sunlight produces the darkest burgundy color

This low maintenance plant is one of the very best toxin eliminators and great at purifying the air when you need it the most.

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Houseplant How-to

Hottest Houseplants of 2021

Nothing can improve the atmosphere of our homes like a houseplant. The greenery can transform a room into a tropical paradise, and those gorgeous green leaves boost the air quality by producing oxygen and filtering out harsh chemicals. Many studies show that plants improve our concentration, mood, sleep, and creativity. Houseplants have always been popular—but here are the ones trending for 2021 and our tips on how to care for them!

How-To Care for a Fiddle Leaf Fig
The Fiddle Leaf Fig makes an excellent specimen and floor plant. The leaves are unusually large and a pretty fiddle shape. (Thus, the plant’s name.) The bright green leaf color is a pleasing accent to a variety of decor styles.
Houseplant Watering 101

with Mike Davison

Watering plants is correctly essential for success as a gardener. Our expert explains the proper techniques for checking and watering your houseplants and potted plants.

Repotting Explained

Bring in your houseplants and have them repotted for spring!

LOW LIGHT PLANTS – great for a dorm room

ZZ Plant

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

We love this houseplant it tolerates low light & is a stunning addition to any home, office or dorm.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia is shiny on its own. Never spray it with commercial leaf shine because it clogs the plants pores.

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Snake Plant

Sansevieria trifasciata

This popular houseplant forms dense stands of vertical leaves, arranged in rosettes; produces silvery-green leaves, mottled and striped with dark green.

This houseplant performs well in both bright or low sunlight and strong artificial light.

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Epipremnum aureum

Arguably the easiest plant to grow. Trailing vine with pointed, heart-shaped green leaves, sometimes variegated with white, yellow, or pale green depending on the variety. 

This houseplant will thrive in a home office, apartment or dorm room with artificial or low light while clearing toxins from the air allowing you to breathe deeply and relax.

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Bamboo Palm

Chamaedorea seifrizii

Loved for its air cleaning properties and tropical foliage. Also known as Chamaedorea, this low light houseplant makes an excellent addition to any living room or office. Bamboo palms are one of the easiest indoor palm trees to grow.

staff Picks

Aloe Vera
Aloe vera
Erin is a big fan of #aloevera. She spends most of her time in the sun, whether it’s here at work or out visiting the National Parks across the US. Having Aloe around is always helpful for some pretty bad sunburns. 🌞

Houseplants on a window sill
Terracotta or Ceramic?
Terracotta and ceramic are two of the most common planter materials around. While they have a lot in common, they do have specific differences that make certain plants better suited to one or the other. Let’s take a look at the features, benefits, and drawbacks of both of these popular pots, along with some gorgeous houseplants that work well in each. 🌱
Wandering Dude
Tradescantia zebrina
Danny has a growing  #houseplantcollection and the #tradescantia is one of his recent favorites. It’s tolerant of lower light, and can go a few days without water since he spends so much time taking care of the plants here at the nursery. 🌱
Jade Houseplant
Jade Plant
Crassula ovata
The #JadePlant is one of our favorites because of the good luck and prosperity that comes with it! 🌿 

Give a lasting gift: A blooming PLANT

Hoya Kerrii

Hoya kerrii

Hoya kerrii has perfectly heart-shaped bright green leaves that emerge on vining stems. Aptly nicknamed the Sweetheart Hoya or Heart-leaf Hoya, this slow grower is most commonly sold around Valentine’s Day. Hoya kerrii is one of those must-have plants for any collector.

Plant in a terracotta pot



Flowers with swept-back petals resemble shooting stars and their heart-shaped leaves. these plants are a welcome sight during the winter months.

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Anthurium andraeanum

Known for their brightly colored flowers, which aren’t really flowers but are modified waxy leaves! Anthurium symbolizes hospitality with its open heart-shaped flower and inspires happiness and abundance.

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Rieger Begonia

Begonia x hiemalis

Beautiful flowering winter plants have creamy, beautiful blooms in bright yellows, reds, pinks, and even white.

Platt Hill Nursery  Houseplants

We, at Platt Hill Nursery, believe that every home needs indoor houseplants.  Having a touch of greenery in a room evokes a feeling of peaceful tranquility by bringing the outdoors in. Plants inside the home also has been proven to offer health benefits such as purifying the air we breathe and even helping to provide a better night’s sleep.

Our greenhouse department offers a wide selection of houseplants year ’round. We have easy to grow houseplants such as peace lily, monstera, snake plant, pothos and philodendron for the novice gardener.  For the more experienced indoor grower we have bonsai and orchids.  Whatever your experience level, our expert staff is here to help make your indoor plant selection easy.

Don’t forget to pick up a healing aloe plant, or a fun cactus or succulent on your next visit to the location nearest your home.

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Carpentersville: 2400 Randall Rd, Carpentersville, IL 60110

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