Plant Parenthood Begins Here

Begin the journey to plant parenthood in your new pad. Between expansive corner layouts with huge windows, massive ceiling heights and ample natural light, the gracious residences at The Morgan San Mateo make for the perfect starting spot. Adding large, indoor plants to your place at the Morgan at Bay Meadows will elevate your space as well as improve the quality of indoor air, increase both productivity and creativity – making for a healthier, happier you. Looking to make your Morgan spaces instantly lush? Try adding varieties of these big beauties to your domain:

Easy care. Not everyone has a natural green thumb, but there are plenty of hard-to-kill houseplants that come to the rescue when you want to add some greenery to your home. The jade plant retains water in its round leaves, so it can sometimes survive more than a month without any attention whatsoever. Starting with a young rubber tree plant and placing it in indirect light will allow it to adapt to being an indoor plant. A beautiful addition to your Morgan place would be a giant bird of paradise —sometimes known as “banana leaf plant” or “banana palm”. It has a lovely breezy tropical look, but unlike most tropical-style plants, it doesn’t need much water to thrive once it’s established.

Pet friendly. The calathea makoyana, commonly known as the peacock plant, has long wavy green leaves with a pattern of deep green brushstrokes on top and a deep purple underside. It can grow up to two feet tall if cared for correctly. The majesty palm is a popular tropical palm known for its graceful, long green fronds. It is a slow growing plant, but when well cared for can reach up to 10 feet in height, giving your space instant jungle vibes.

Light loving. Monstera deliciosa are famous for their natural leaf-holes, which has led to the rise of their nickname, Swiss cheese plant. The monstera’s leaf-holes are called fenestrations and are theorized to maximize sun fleck capture on the forest floor by increasing the spread of the leaf while decreasing the mass of leaf cells to support. Thrives in bright to medium indirect light, maybe placed a few feet from a southern, western, or eastern facing window is ideal.

Air filtering. Snake Plants have been shown to filter benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene and toluene. Also known as Dracaena Trifasciata, this no-fuss tropical plant has thin, upright leaves with irregular banding that resembles the skin of a reptile. Its adaptations for surviving drought make it a suitable plant choice for anyone, anywhere.

When selecting your plants, there are a few things to keep in mind:

Size & Pots. Look to the future and ensure your plant has plenty of room in the selected spaces by choosing a mature but not too big plant. Another benefit of larger plants are they take longer to outgrow their planters, which means you won’t have to repot annually.

Light & Water. Brighter light helps larger plants retain their well-established foliage. Check the variety, many plants may love bright light but do not like intense heat. Most larger plants have a higher volume of potting mix given their big planters, which means they’ll generally need less frequent watering.

Once you’ve gathered your tips and are ready to start shopping. Here are a few local spots around San Mateo to get your green on:

Blossoms & Botanicals, Hillsdale Shopping Center, 0.7 miles from The Morgan

Ah Sam Floral Co., 2645 S El Camino Real, 0.8 miles from The Morgan

San Mateo Florist, 2341 South El Camino Real, 1 mile from The Morgan

San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way, 1.2 miles from The Morgan

San Mateo Arboretum Society, 101 9th Ave, 2 miles from The Morgan

Green Fashion Nursery, 408 9th Ave, 2 miles from The Morgan

Garden Center at The Home Depot, 2001 Chess Dr, 2.7 miles from The Morgan

Golden Nursery, 1122 2nd Avenue, 2.8 miles from The Morgan

Now Leasing! Experience Midurban life at The Morgan. Our neighborhood at Bay Meadows is family-friendly with lots of open space to enjoy all-year long. Whether it’s growing your own vegetables in an organic community garden at Persimmon Park, playing a game of pick-up basketball after work, team building over bocce in the beer garden, picnicking with family on warm summer nights or riding bikes along our trails, there’s no shortage of green space to explore. Follow our visual journey by joining us @baymeadowslife on Instagram and be sure to use #themorgansm to share life at The Morgan.