Care Guide Legend
1 - Low: Needs very little water to survive. Wait until the plant is completely dry then fully soak. Drought tolerant by nature.
2 - Low/Med: Doesn't need as much water, but doesn't like to stay dry for too long. Plant will become droopy when really thirsty.
3 - Medium: Water plant when dry. Plant does not like soil to always be moist, but doesn't like to stay dry once becomes dry. Water as soon as soil is dry.
4 - Med/High: Prefers more water than most, but soil can dry out periodically. Use a spray bottle to mist and increase humidity levels without soaking the soil and roots.
5 - High: Plants in this category prefer moist soil. Do not let the plant dry out in between waterings. Water when the soil is still lightly damp. Use a spray bottle to mist regularly to keep humidity levels optimal.
1 - Low: Doesn't need much if any light. Plants will be okay in a darker bedroom or bathroom.
2 - Low/Med: These plants need some diffused light to stay happy. Prefers if there is a window in the room, but doesn't need to be very light nor close to it.
3 - Medium: Plant prefers natural, diffused light. Can be placed in a spacious living room. Indirect light preferred. No direct sunlight on leaves.
4 - Med/High: Needs more light than most, but direct light not necessary. Can handle morning and afternoon sun directly on leaves.
5 - High: Plant needs a lot of light; direct is even better. These plants do best when placed on a window sill or next to a bright window. Avoid concentrated, hot light from window which may cause burning (magnifying glass effect).
Difficulty to Maintain
1 - Low: These plants need barely any attention to thrive. Set it and forget it.
2 - Low/Med: A little less finicky than most. Doesn't require much attention at all.
3 - Medium: Not too difficult to keep happy, but does require some attention.
4 - Med/High: A little more finicky than most. Requires some extra care.
5 - High: These plants require the most attention and are not the easiest to maintain. Not the best option for beginner plant-parents.