New Introductions for Early Spring 2020
By Laurelynn Martin
Here’s a sneak preview of some of the new plants we are releasing in Early Spring 2020. We search the world for rare plants that are exciting to our customers due to their leaf coloring, fragrance or popularity. Because of the nature of new and unusual, these plants are usually in limited supply and are often in high demand, so we recommend that you order early. We hope you’ll get you as excited as we are about these new introductions.
Variegated Arrowhead Vine (Syngonium podophyllum albo-variegatum) has surged in popularity for its beautifully marbled leaves. It’s a desirable aroid with arrow-shaped, green and white leaves, and a lovely pink hue on the stems. Grow in partial sunlight or bright indirect light. Plants with variegated leaves are trendy now, and this plant is in high demand. Order early since our supply is limited.
Hoyas are one of the best easy-to-grow houseplants. Giant Wax Plant (Hoya lauterbachii) is a re-introduction to our catalog since our stock has been limited for a couple of years. It boasts huge fragrant flowers that grow in a cluster the size of a soccer ball. The reddish-coppery flowers have cream-colored centers and a delicious, chocolate candy scent. This rare hoya needs to be grown on a large trellis, in warm temperatures with some direct sunlight.
Primulina tabacum (Primulina species) has sprays of lavender blooms that flower for us from spring to fall. The flowers are held close to the foliage creating a compact growth habit. The blossoms have a light fragrance and the foliage, when crushed, emits a tobacco scent. This low-light plant is well suited for the home environment.
Radermachera ‘Purple’ (Radermachera gigantea) has clusters of 2” open-faced blossoms with soft pink petals and orange throats, and it puts on a delightful show during the summer flowering season. For optimum flowering, grow in direct sunlight. It also makes an attractive foliage plant when not in bloom.
Philodendrons are stellar performers in medium-to-low light areas of your home. Philodendron ‘Moonlight’ is a clump-forming, or non-vining, philodendron whose leaves emerge bright yellow to chartreuse green. As the leaves mature, they change to medium green. This new philodendron makes a colorful addition to your houseplant collection.
At Logee’s, we are seeing a resurgence in popularity for indoor house plants. Many of these plants are easy-to grow on a bright windowsill where they add color and life to our homes and give us a connection to the natural world. Look for the Logee’s Early Spring catalog in your mailbox (request your free Logee’s catalog here). You can learn more below about these exciting new plant introductions for 2020: