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I’ve been a Bloomscape fan since buying my first houseplant from the brand in 2020. From the carefully designed packaging that protects your well-nourished plant during travel to the carefully designed pots already filled with soil to eliminate play riddles. for your new baby, there’s nothing not to love.
So when I found out that Bloomscape was launching a new collection of tree-sized plants, I was in heaven. Here’s the thing, though – the plant community generally looks down on direct-to-consumer plant delivery companies, because there’s no way to tell if your plant has been properly cared for and cared for before it arrives at your doorstep. I had these same concerns before doing my research to become a Bloomscape Patron.
Bloomscape develops all of its offerings in a purpose-built greenhouse with a controlled environment created just for the plants. The plants are expertly cared for and kept in optimal conditions before being packed and shipped directly to you.
I own two adult Bloomscape plants, and they both arrived in perfect condition with bright green leaves, clear instructions, and not a broken pot or torn leaf in sight.
The latest addition to my collection, the Bird of Paradise tree from the new Tree-Sized Plants collection, could not have arrived in better condition.
The new collection of tree-sized plants is perfect for those who want to add life to an empty space in their home with some greenery. There are currently four plants to choose from:
Each tree-sized plant stands over six feet tall – a height that would take at least four years to grow on your own – and arrives in a deep decorative pot that sits on a wheeled saucer for easy movement. The pots are available in three colors: stone, clay and charcoal.
I wanted to fill a space next to my kitchen window with an easy to care for mature plant. I chose the bird of paradise because I already own a smaller one and found it easy to care for. I’ve always loved large, majestic leaves that remind me of the tropical surroundings of my childhood. Bird of Paradise plants grow quickly, so caring for them brings a sense of relatively instant gratification when properly cared for.
Bird of paradise tree, $450
When my bird of paradise arrived, I opened the box and slid the already potted plant onto the ground. From there I removed the brown paper around the leaves and top of the soil and placed the pot on the rolling saucer and rolled it into the corner by my kitchen window, where it receives the perfect amount of indirect sunlight.
All of the leaves were healthy and intact, and the soil was still slightly moist, proving that it wasn’t a long time from when the plant came out of the Bloomscape greenhouse to when it arrived at my house.
Like all Bloomscape plants, it comes with an instruction card on how often I should water it. The recommended rule of thumb for most houseplants is to water when 50% of the soil is dry; I test it by poking my finger into the ground from above. To avoid overwatering, stop when you see water dripping into the saucer and be sure to discard the water so your plant doesn’t get left in the damp.
Fiddle Leaf Fig, $450
While the bird of paradise is easy to care for, fiddle leaf fig trees have the opposite reputation. But they are loved for their unique look and trendy appeal.
As far as tree-sized plants from Bloomscape go, her fiddle-leaf fig tree is sure to be a popular choice and will likely sell out quickly. These plants tend to attract a lot of attention. They are elegant, stylish and fit perfectly into small corners thanks to their long trunks.
If a few bottom leaves drop during transport or a few days after settling in your home, don’t worry, that’s exactly what this plant does. The only time to worry is when the leaves turn brown or black.
The Fiddle Leaf fig tree needs lots of partial, bright, indirect light, so make sure it’s near a window.
Large fig tree, $450
While the Bird of Paradise tree is fuss-free and the fiddle-leaf fig tree requires a bit more maintenance, the Ficus Altissima tree leans more towards the former. In fact, it’s one of the most low-maintenance plants you’ll find.
This gorgeous tree has variegated leaves of yellow and green and thrives in places where it can grow in and out. Be sure to place it in a medium to large corner with indirect direct sunlight as it does not tolerate low light well. If the lighting is too low, the variegation will start to fade and the leaves won’t be as green over time.
Bamboo palm tree, $450
The last is the bamboo palm, perfect for those who forget to water their plants for weeks.
This tree-sized plant is actually a rare find since it is native to the forests of Mexico and Central America. The long green leaves arch from slender, bamboo-like trunks. The bamboo palm is the perfect tree for the living room and, unlike many palms, it does not need direct sunlight. It thrives in bright, filtered, indirect light found in most homes.
As with all the plants on this list, only water when the soil is half dry.
Keep in mind that due to growing quantities these plants have limited availability, so buy now while they are still in stock.
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