postheadericon Edible plants indoors – tips on growing edible houseplants

Edible plants indoors – tips on growing edible houseplants

Image by moria By Amy Grant Is my houseplant edible? No, probably not unless it is a cultivated herb, vegetable or fruit. Do not start eating your philodendron! That being said, there are a multitude of indoor plants that you CAN eat. Growing edible houseplants satisfies the urge in many of us to grow, nurture and harvest our own foodstuffs. Even in a small apartment, it is possible to grow edible plants indoors. Growing edible houseplants are free of pesticides or herbicides and are a boon to the growing number of…

postheadericon Ficus tree care: tips for growing ficus indoors

Ficus tree care: tips for growing ficus indoors

Image by Watcha By Heather Rhoades Ficus trees are a common plant in the home and office, mainly due to the fact that they look like a typical tree with a single trunk and a spreading canopy. But for all of their popularity, ficus plants are finicky. However, if you know how to care for a ficus tree, you’ll be better equipped with keeping it healthy and happy in your home for years. Learn About Ficus Houseplants What is commonly referred to as a ficus is technically a weeping fig….

postheadericon Croton indoor plant – care of croton plants

Croton indoor plant – care of croton plants

Image by daryl_mitchell By Heather Rhoades Croton plants (Codiaeum variegatum) are incredibly varied plants that are often grown as a houseplant. The croton indoor plant has a reputation for being fussy, but in reality, if you know about caring for a croton houseplant properly, it can make for a resilient and hard-to-kill plant. Croton Indoor Plant The croton plant is often grown outdoors in tropical climates, but also make excellent houseplants. Crotons come in a wide variety of leaf shapes and colors. Leaves can be short, long, twisted, thin, thick…

postheadericon Fragrant houseplants: caring for aromatic plants indoors

Fragrant houseplants: caring for aromatic plants indoors

Image by ??, Ting Chen, Wing By Amy Grant Some folks grow houseplants as a relaxing hobby or to add a decorative touch to a room. Houseplants bring the outdoors inside, improve the homes air quality and may be chosen for their blooms and fragrance. Introducing fragrant houseplants into the home decor can aid in eliminating the need for air fresheners, especially during the long winter months when a closed home can tend to smell a bit stale. Indoor plants that smell good will also give gardenerws something green to tend…

postheadericon Growing a polka dot plant – information on polka dot plant care indoors and out

Growing a polka dot plant – information on polka dot plant care indoors and out

Image by jospano_62 By Bonnie L. Grant Polka dot plants (Hypoestes phyllostachya) are common houseplants with colorful foliar displays. They are highly hybridized to produce a variety of colors and types of leaf spotting. Also called freckle face plant, this houseplant can grow in any type of indirect light but has best color in lower light situations. Polka Dot Plant Info An interesting bit of polka dot plant info is that the plant was miscategorized for years. It is now recognized as a member of the Hyphoestes group of over…

postheadericon Peace lily plants – care of peace lilies

Peace lily plants – care of peace lilies

Image by OiMax By Heather Rhoades Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum) are a popular choice for offices and homes. When it comes to indoor plants, peace lily plants are some of the easiest to care for. But, while peace lily plant care is easy, proper growing conditions are still important. Let’s take a look at the care of peace lilies. Growing Peace Lily As Houseplants Peace lilies make excellent houseplants for the home or office. These lovely plants not only brighten up a living space, but are also excellent at cleaning the…

postheadericon Cast iron plants: information on how to grow a cast iron plant

Cast iron plants: information on how to grow a cast iron plant

Image by Jim Capaldi By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener The cast iron plant (Aspidistra elatior), also known as iron plant and ballroom plant, is an extremely hardy houseplant and perennial favorite in some regions. Growing cast iron plants is especially favored by those who don’t have a lot of time for plant care, as this species can survive even the most extreme conditions under which other plants would shrivel and die, which makes cast iron plant care a snap. Keep reading to learn more about how to grow a cast…

postheadericon Information on caring for pothos plants

Information on caring for pothos plants

Image by amandicacom By Heather Rhoades The pothos plant is considered by many to be a great way to get started caring for houseplants. Because pothos care in easy and undemanding, this lovely plant is an easy way to add some green in your home. Caring for Pothos Plants Basic pothos care is very easy. These plants enjoy a wide range of environments. They do well in bright indirect light as well as low light and can be grown in dry soil or in vases of water. They will thrive…

postheadericon Guzmania houseplant care – tips for growing guzmania bromeliads

Guzmania houseplant care – tips for growing guzmania bromeliads

Image by Cliff By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener Nothing beats the ease of bromeliad guzmania houseplant care. Growing guzmania bromeliads is simple and their unique growth habit and flower bracts will add interest to the home year round. Let’s learn more about the care of guzmanias. Bromeliad Guzmania Plant Guzmania plants are perennial plants in the bromeliad family. There are over 120 different guzmania plants and all are native to South America. These tropical beauties are known as epiphytic plants and attach to trees with roots that never reach the…

postheadericon Cleaning houseplants – learn how to clean houseplants

Cleaning houseplants – learn how to clean houseplants

Image by noricum By Becca Badgett (Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden) As they are a part of your indoor decor, you’ll be interested in keeping houseplants clean. Cleaning houseplants is an important step in keeping them healthy and provides an opportunity to check for pests. Keeping houseplants clean makes them more attractive too. Learning how to clean houseplants is not difficult. There are several methods of keeping houseplants clean. You may wonder what to use for cleaning houseplant leaves. What to Use for Cleaning Houseplant Leaves Advertisement…


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