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Staff’s Favorite Plants

We love plants just as much as you do!

Meet some of the Conservatory's dedicated staff and learn about their favorite plants.

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Julie, Event Coordinator

Favorite Plant: Marble Queen Pothos

“This plant is a great addition to any home if you want something that can hang or vine. I got this plant at one of the Conservatory’s Retired Plant Sales and it has grown so much since then! I try to mist it every week, which she really loves. A big part of my day is spent inspecting the new growths that come in and giving her lots of encouragement. Whether you are just starting to get into plants or are a seasoned horticulturalists, adding in a Marble Queen is an easy choice!”

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Gina, Horticulturist 

Favorite Plant: Panda Plan

“Plants have helped me stay connected to friends long before social distancing was a thing! This little panda plant (now a wildly leggy monster) was re-homed to me by one of my best friends last May before she moved to Spain. We might be thousands of miles apart, but caring for it is a nice reminder to check-in with her and keep our connection strong. Trading plants with pals is one of the greatest joys in my life, and I encourage everyone to swap some around if you’re getting bored of your current set-up. (Also: see what neat containers you can innovate as pots while staying at home! Just make sure there are a few holes in the bottom or a layer of rocks to allow sufficient drainage—and don’t overwater.)”

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