Category Archives: Indoor Plants

What To Do With Your First Bonsai

What To Do With Your First Bonsai - Tips It is not uncommon for one’s first steps in bonsai to meet with less than ideal results. The usual scenario is as follows: You receive a bonsai as a gift for Christmas or for your birthday. You love it and want it to care for it…
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Chlorosis – Why are my Plants Turning Yellow?

Yellow leaves are a common symptom of sick plants, but a closer look can reveal clues that help gardeners get to the root of the problem. Gardening is supposed be a relaxing hobby, but even the greenest thumbs see red sometimes. It might be due to fruit-stealing squirrels or earth-moving moles, but one of the…
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Haworthia (Zebra Cactus) – Super Succulent

Haworthias are dainty succulent plants which are frequently compared to Aloes, this is hardly surprising since they are both members of the Asphodeloideae family. Haworthias are almost always small and very (very) slow growing plants but tend to look brilliant in unusual containers or interesting soil mixes. As a result they can make fantastic easy care…
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Snake Plant – Perfect Houseplant

Kingdom: Plantae Clad: Angiosperms Clad: Monocots Order: Asparagales Family: Asparagaceae Subfamily: Nolinoideae Genus: Sansevieria Species: S. Trifasciata Binomial name Sansevieria trifasciata Sansevieria Trifasciata has other names like, mother-in-law’s tongue, snake plant or Saint George’s sword (in Brazil). These represent a variety of blossoming plants, which belong to the family of Asparagaceae, endemic to tropical regions…
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How To Multiply & Extend Your Poinsettia

Poinsettia, these colorful plant, so fitting in holiday home decorations, sometimes become a problem after Christmas when blooming ends and many times they are thrown out. If you love filling your home with Poinsettia during the holiday season, here’s how you can get another blooming season from them. It’s not a particularly long-lived houseplant but…
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Why is my Orchid Dying?

Is my orchid dying? Is it too late to save it? Does this sound familiar: you recently bought or received a beautiful blooming orchid that you enjoyed for a few weeks. When you got it, the tag listed its care as “easy” or the person who sold it to you assured you that orchids are…
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The Rubber Plant – Growing Guide

The Rubber Plant could be the houseplant for you if you want a tough plant which can reach staggering heights within a few years. While its size can still be tamed some what, you have to keep in mind it will eventually require a certain amount of space. The common name comes from the "rubber"…
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Growing Hippeastrum Amaryllis Indoors

Growing Hippeastrum Amaryllis Indoors - tips Amaryllis hippeastrum are bulb flowering type plants that produce a cluster of attractive trumpet like flowers in different color variation. Some confusion over the years has occurred between the hippeastrum and amaryllis when both are actually a separate genus. The amaryllis talked about on this page are actually hippeastrum…
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Urn Plant – Growing and Care Guide

The Aechmeas are traditional Bromeliads, with the Urn Plant or Silver Vase Plant being one of the most popular and well known. It has leathery tough arched leaves, blotched silver and sea green that overlap into a rosette forming a watertight "vase" or "urn" which gives rise to its common name. Generally speaking Bromeliads are…
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Aspidistra Elatior / The Cast Iron Plant

Aspidistra elatior or the Cast Iron Plant is native to China and Japan, and belongs to the lily family. The most common variety is the one with all green leaves, A. elatior(sometimes labeled as A. lurida), although there is a rare variegated variety called A. elatior variegata which you may be able to source. Before…
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Growing Impatiens Plants

Growing Impatiens Plants The Impatiens genus of flowering plants is quite large, and broad in both geographical scope and growth habit. There are somewhere close to one thousand species of Impatiens, distributed from their natural habitats in Asia and Africa across much of Europe and America as well. Commonly referred to as “touch-me-nots” or “jewelweeds”,…
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How to Start Your Own Trouble Free Terrarium

You know that sense of serenity you get when walking among lush plants at a botanical garden ? There’s an easy way to duplicate that same sense of bucolic calm in your own home or office. Create a terrarium. Yep, the same kind of terrarium you probably remember from your elementary school classrooms . One…
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How to Grow Hosta Inside

How to Grow Hosta Inside Hosta is beautiful, shade-tolerant plant with green, waxy leaves and a wide variety of foliage colors. Though hostas are traditionally grown outside in gardens, they can make great houseplants if grown in containers under proper conditions. Many hostas are prized for their varied colors and leaf textures: for instance, the “Undulata”…
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Lucky Bamboo – Perfect Office Plant

How would you like a nice green plant thriving in that dim & colorless office of yours or how about adding a touch of modern to your home decor? Here’s a popular option that even the most beginner of green thumbs can make flourish, and it’s believed to bring good luck too! Awhile ago I…
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Beach Spider Lily – Growing Guide

This amazing bulb based plant "beach spider lily" enjoys environments that are downright aquatic and easy to maintain. These one of a kind flowers will look like spiders crawling across your flower's shelving unit all summer long, and provide your home with a sweet vanilla scent. The Beach Spider Lily demands a large growing pot, with…
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How to Care for the Scarlet Star – Guzmania Lingulata

Guzmania is a popular genus of bromeliad. Their colorful flower bracts can be found in shopping malls, conservatories and many other plantscapes as well as kitchen tables and office desks. While they are a popular in public indoor spaces they grow naturally from Florida to Brazil and are particularly common in Costa Rica and Columbia.…
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