The popularity of houseplants has surged recently, and for good reason. With the right conditions and care, the array of plants that can be grown indoors is vast. Houseplants have moved to center stage in many homes as an integral part of décor and for their health benefits.
World of Houseplant is staged in the Garden’s state-of-the-art, 8,000 square foot, glass-enclosed facility – the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory. Building on the already impressive collection of air plants, aroids, carnivorous plants and wax plants on display in the conservatory, the show’s exhibits incorporate hundreds more houseplants, from easy, everyday plants to rare species. SDBG’s highly awarded Artist-in-Residence, René van Rems, AIFD, serves as Creative Director for the exhibition. Van Rems brings a reimagined look to the common houseplants we know well, showcasing them in beautiful pots and arranging them among featured plants traditionally grown only by collectors.
Amidst the backdrop of incredible plant diversity within the conservatory, guests can learn to identify and care for their houseplants. Whether you’re a seasoned plant aficionado or you struggle to keep any plant alive, you will take home increased plant knowledge and a greener thumb. To learn even more about houseplant care, enroll in one of the classes we offer during the run of the exhibition. Our teachers will share tips and demonstrate techniques for potting, watering, lighting, feeding, eliminating pests, troubleshooting, and setting up your own plant collection.