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Easy Guides for Picking Plants

A handy reference source for the best in plants: for beginners, shade lovers, flowering plants, orchids and more. Start here if you have no idea where else to start!

Best Bromeliads for Indoors—Growing Bromeliads Indoors

Dracaena Houseplants
The Dracaena houseplants are some of the most popular and oldest houseplants in the world. Here are detailed descriptions on how to grow the most common, including the popular corn plant.

Best Houseplants for Urban Gardeners
The best houseplants for people who kill every plant they own or have issues with space and light. These are the cast-iron stalwarts that anchor collections and introduce beginners to the joy of growing houseplants.

Top Houseplants: For Beginners
The best houseplants for people who kill every plant they own. These are the cast-iron stalwarts that anchor collections and introduce beginners to the joy of growing houseplants.

Top Houseplants: Flowers
A list of the 12 best flowering indoor plants, including African violets, orchids and other popular flowering plants.

Tropical Plants—Pictures of Tropical Aroids
Pictures of tropical aroids with links to culture pages for each plant.

Alocasia Houseplants
Pictures of Alocasia Plants

Low Light Plants — Houseplants for Low Light Conditions
Low light conditions are always a challenge for the indoor gardener, so help is here: check out this list of low light plants that will survive (and sometimes thrive) with the least amount of light.

Twelve Tropical Plants for Indoors
Your guide to the twelve best tropical plants to grow indoors.

Top Houseplants: Red Flowers
Sick of replacing cut flowers? Check out these beautiful red flowering houseplants ...

All About Orchids
Here you have it: everything you need to know about orchids, from buying and blooming plants, to descriptions of the five most popular orchids.

All About Ferns
Your introduction to growing ferns indoors, from the basics to detailed profiles on five of the most popular ferns.

How to Pick a Healthy Houseplant
How to pick a healthy houseplant

All About Succulents
Succulents seem custom-made for indoor gardeners. These hardy plants can thrive for long periods in poor conditions. But given proper care, succulents are some of the most beautiful plants in the world.

Using Artificial Lights
When natural light is insufficient, artificial light can be used to grow your houseplants. The University of Missouri provides an introduction to indoor lighting for plants, including types of bulbs and different intensities.

Acclimatization of Your New Plants
The trip from greenhouse to garden center to your home can be stressful for plants, as they travel from a nearly ideal environment (the greenhouse) to a less-perfect environment (your house). Here, experts at Ohio State University have provided tips on how to acclimatize your plants for long-term success.

Caring for Exotic Angel Plants—What are Exotic Angel Plants?
A description of Exotic Angel plants, including tips for their care.

Meaning of Lucky Bamboo—What Does My Lucky Bamboo Mean?
Find out what your lucky bamboo plant means and whether it will bring luck, wealth, health or perfection to your home.

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