Archive for the ‘Houseplants’ Category

postheadericon Fish bowl plants: keeping betta fish in water-based houseplant container

Fish bowl plants: keeping betta fish in water-based houseplant container

Image by hojaphotoworks By Liz Baessler Are you interested in a houseplant with a twist? Or do you have a fishbowl that’s looking a little sparse? Fish bowl plants are very popular right now, and they’re very easy to do. Keep reading to learn about keeping betta fish in water-based houseplant environments. Keeping Betta Fish in Water-Based Houseplant Fish bowl plants are good for everyone involved. They make for a nice decoration for you, and they give your fish something to explore, hide in, and rest on. It’ll make both…

postheadericon Overgrown container plants: tips for repotting a large plant

Overgrown container plants: tips for repotting a large plant

Image by tinabelle By Liz Baessler Basically all houseplants need repotting every now and again. This may be because the plant’s roots have grown too large for their container, or because all the nutrients in the potting soil have been used up. Either way, if your plant seems to be languishing or wilting soon after watering, it might be time for a repotting, even if the plant is large. Keep reading for more information on how and when to repot tall plants. Tips for Repotting a Large Plant Repotting a…

postheadericon Indoor ornamentals: tips on growing ornamentals as houseplants

Indoor ornamentals: tips on growing ornamentals as houseplants

Image by jatrax By Liz Baessler Lots of plants that we grow outside as ornamentals are actually warm weather perennials that can be grown year round indoors. As long as these plants receive plenty of sunlight, they can be kept as houseplants all year or just moved inside when the weather gets colder. Keep reading to learn more about ornamental plants you can grow indoors. Indoor Ornamentals Growing outdoor ornamentals as houseplants is often easy, as long as you pick a plant that thrives at room temperature and doesn’t need…

postheadericon Types of peperomias: tips for growing a peperomia houseplant

Types of peperomias: tips for growing a peperomia houseplant

Image by David Eickoff By Becca Badgett (Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden) The Peperomia houseplant is an attractive addition to a desk, a table or as a member of your houseplant collection. Peperomia care is not difficult and Peperomia plants have a compact form that lets them occupy a small space wherever you choose to place them. Types of Peperomias More than 1,000 types of Peperomias exist, but not all are cultivated and grown for distribution to the public. Plant collectors may have an unusual variety, as…

postheadericon Bottle garden plants – how to create gardens in a bottle

Bottle garden plants – how to create gardens in a bottle

Image by Eurngkwan By Joyce Starr Whether you are short on outdoor gardening space or just want an eye-catching indoor garden – glass bottle gardens are a carefree way to grow many of your favorite plants. Bottle gardens make excellent indoor focal points, especially when planted with colorful foliage and different textures. By following some basic tips, you will have your bottle garden planted and thriving in no time. Read on to learn more. What is a Bottle Garden? Gardens in a bottle are essentially the same thing as terrariums….

postheadericon Moss and terrariums: tips on making moss terrariums

Moss and terrariums: tips on making moss terrariums

Image by Gergely Hideg By Liz Baessler Moss and terrariums go together perfectly. Requiring little soil, low light, and dampness rather than lots of water, moss is an ideal ingredient in terrarium making. But how do you go about making a mini moss terrarium? Keep reading to learn more about how to make moss terrariums and moss terrarium care. How to Make Moss Terrariums A terrarium is, basically, a clear and non-draining container that holds its own small environment. Anything can be used as a terrarium container – an old…

postheadericon Rotating houseplants – how often should i turn a houseplant

Rotating houseplants – how often should i turn a houseplant

Image by Gardening Know How By Liz Baessler Have you ever noticed that your houseplant leans toward light? Any time a plant is indoors, it’s going to crane itself toward the best light source. This is actually a natural growing process that helps plants in the wild find sunlight, even if they’ve sprouted in the shade. Unfortunately, it can make for some weird looking plants. Luckily, this can be remedied easily with simple rotating. Keep reading for more information and tips on rotating houseplants. Rotating Houseplants The process that causes…

postheadericon Victorian indoor plants: caring for old-fashioned parlor plants

Victorian indoor plants: caring for old-fashioned parlor plants

Image by stask By Bonnie L. Grant Large Victorian homes often featured solariums, open, airy parlors and conservatories as well as greenhouses. Plants were an important part of the interior decor with some Victorian era houseplants the overwhelming stars. The most popular Victorian houseplants of the day are still around today and can add a touch of old world elegance to your home interior. Read on for some options that will bring a touch of nostalgia and sophistication to your home. Houseplants Victorian Style Nostalgic fads of the Victorian era…

postheadericon Ideas for potted plant gifts: giving potted plants as gifts

Ideas for potted plant gifts: giving potted plants as gifts

Image by pushenok By Liz Baessler Giving potted plants as gifts is growing in popularity, and with good reason. Potted plants are rarely more expensive than cut flowers, but they last much longer. With the right kind of care, they can even last for years. That said, not all potted plants are good gift ideas and, unfortunately, not all potted plant gifts can be persuaded to bloom again. Keep reading to learn about giving potted plants as gifts and caring for gifted container plants. Ideas for Potted Plant Gifts When…

postheadericon Tortoise plant info – learn about indoor tortoise plant care

Tortoise plant info – learn about indoor tortoise plant care

Image by H. Zell By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener What is a tortoise plant? Also known as elephant foot yam, tortoise plant is a weird but wonderful plant named for its large tuberous stem that resembles a tortoise or an elephant’s foot, depending how you look at it. Tortoise Plant Info Attractive, heart-shaped vines grow from the corky bark of the tortoise plant. The starchy tuber, which is partially buried, grows slowly; however, in time, the tuber can reach heights of more than 3 feet and…