Houseplants at Cultivate ’15

by | Jul 20, 2015 | 0 comments


Cultivate is a green industry trade show in Columbus, OH, held annually in July. This is where all the new plants coming out in the trade are showcased. It is mostly annuals, perennials, and shrubs, but there are also some houseplants mixed in. I, of course, am on the look out for those. Some of the pictures I have may not necessarily be new this year plants, but are still new in the last couple of years.

I would have to say, the most talked about plant was the new double Medinilla ‘Dolce Vita’. Absolutely gorgeous! I could have bought one, but only stayed the one day. They usually sell or give away plants at the show on the last day at closing. It is fun!

How about seeing a huge pot of forced amaryllis in July? It was gorgeous!

Living walls were big at the show. l showed you the succulent walls here. Two of these walls were by Optimara violets. The other wall I was unsure of, but its beautiful.


Kokedama balls are Japanese hanging string gardens. I need to make one of these.

Kokedama ferns

Kokedama ferns

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Kalanchoe ‘Longo’ was absolutely the most vivid orange I’ve ever seen. It was blinding!

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Topiary horse

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Tillandsia in a shell

There are always new Phaleanopsis orchids. The flowers on these plants were huge!

Peace Tree Farms, owned by Lloyd and Candy Travern always has an amazing booth and this year was no different. They have many different kinds of houseplants, all grown organically. I love their use of interesting containers, including old tins.

Another exceptional garden center that brings fabulous containers to Cultivate every year is Baker’s Acres. Owned by Chris and Nancy Baker, this nursery is a “must go to” if you are ever near Columbus. They have some very unique plants and the containers they bring to Cultivate are top notch. Unfortunately I didn’t get as many pictures as I had originally thought.

The succulents were amazing and are so “hot” right now.

And lastly, a few other things I saw that incorporated houseplants. I hope you enjoyed this walk through the show. I loved it and am glad I could bring it to you.

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