LEAF and JUNE / by Cora Neil

Brooklyn-based plant designer Lisa Muñoz started gardening as a child alongside her grandparents in her home state of Texas. The name Leaf and June combines Lisa's nickname, Leaf (she loves plants just a little) and her influential maternal grandmother's first name, June.

Lisa (Leaf) has put together an array of magnificent plants and care instructions you might choose for your Hedge planters. I highly recommend you check out her inspirational work infusing plants into New York interiors, bringing urban spaces to life!

zz plant

zz plant

ZZ Plant  Zamioculcas zamifolia
Light: Low to medium
Water: Light to moderate watering once per week. This plant thrives on neglect, so less is more. Yellowing leaves is a sign of over-watering. Browning, crispy leaves is a sign of under-watering.
Temperature:  Average home temperature.

string of pearls & spider plant

string of pearls & spider plant

Spider Plant  Chlorophytum comosum
Light: Medium to Bright
Water: Light to moderate watering once per week. If leaves start to wilt, it’s likely that it needs more water.
Temperature:  Average home temperature.
Habit: Trailing. Prune as often as you’d like. As an added bonus, you can put plantlet clippings in water to root and re-pot.

String of Pearls  Sececio rowleyanus
Light: Bright filtered light.  No direct sun.
Water: Light to moderate watering once every 1 -2 weeks. Allow soil to dry out in between waterings. Less is more with these ladies.  
Temperature:  Average home temperature.
Habit: Trailing. Prune as often as you’d like. You can also put plant clippings in soil for them to root.  

 

birds nest fern

birds nest fern

Birds Nest Fern Asplendium nidus
Light: Medium to bright filtered light. No direct sun.
Water: Light to moderate watering once per week. Be sure to avoid watering into the central rosette as that will cause rotting. Lift the foliage and water the soil surrounding the rosette.  Yellowing fronds are a sign of over-watering.
Temperature:  Average home temperature.

baby rubber plant

baby rubber plant

Baby Rubber Plant Peperomia obtusifolia
Light: Low to medium
Water: Light to moderate watering once per week. Wilting is a sign of not enough water.
Temperature:  Average home temperature.
Habit:  Sprawling.