How to make and use organic baking soda spray to prevent and cure fungal issues on plants
An explanation of how commercial growers produce so many large, perfect phalaenopsis (and why yours don't like so good).
How to keep your holiday poinsettias blooming year after year. Follow this schedule of resting, growth and forcing flowers to bring back your holiday color.
Can you grow water lilies indoors in a container? Here is a description of water lilies and advice on how they best grow.
A beginner's description of bonsai, including a description of the containers and plant material that are used to create bonsai.
A basic description of the parts of a plant aimed at novices or beginners to growing houseplants.
A description of rest periods for plants as well as an explanation of their benefits and the different types of rest periods.
Many experts recommend that people avoid trying to grow certain popular fruits and vegetables from seed. In most cases, these plants are hybrids.
How to build a "living wall" to display aroids and other epiphytes
Step by step instructions for sprouting most species of palm trees
A simple guide to understanding Latin plant names, including a discussion on hybrids and cultivars
What are organic seeds? A simple definition of how to identify organic seeds and a warning about the plants that result from sowing organic seeds.
Tips on how to provide adequate humidity for your houseplants
A description of how plants use light and how to measure indoor light intensity with natural light (not artificial lights).
Tips and tricks on the proper way to prune and trim houseplants (including which plants you should never prune!)
Learn how to stake up various kinds of houseplants, including vines and climbing plants
Learn about the importance of flushing fertilizer salts from your houseplants and get tips on how to do it right.
Stop killing your plants with water! General tips on how to water houseplants for a long, healthy life.
A brief history of Wardian Case, or the first terrariums that were used to collect tropical plants in the 19th century
Tips on how to grow beautiful containers of flowers indoors to bring your outdoor garden inside!
Orchid names can be confusing, but in reality, the naming of orchids is governed by a very logical system that gives you all the information you need to know in plant's name. Find out how to read orchid labels, including common abbreviations.
Orchid hybrids are created by crossing genus or species, including established hybrids. You can tell an orchid's parentage from its name.
How to identify and grow begonias, one of the world's most popular genus of plants with more than 1,500 species
How to identify and control thrips on houseplants or in greenhouses, including a description of their life cycles and safe methods for treatment.
Learn how to mount epiphytic plants on various kinds of mounts