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Houseplants: Most Popular Articles

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How to Grow Lucky Bamboo Plants
How to grow and shape lucky bamboo plants, including tips on troubleshooting yellowing and diseased plants.
How to Grow Healthy Succulents in Your Garden
How to grow healthy succulents and desert plants, including tips on watering, light levels and temperature.
How to Care for a Potted Orchid
So you got an orchid as a gift and don't know how to take care of it? Here is your easy guide to caring for gift orchids to make the bloom last longer and transition the plant into your permanent collection.
How to Grow Orchids Indoors
How to grow orchids as houseplants, including tips on repotting, watering and positioning your orchid to increase your chances of success.
A Handy Guide to the Snake Plant and Mother-in-...
Growing tips for Snake Plant and Mother-in-Law's Tongue houseplants.
How to Grow Gorgeous Bromeliads in Your Home
How to grow successful bromeliads, including tips on lighting, blooming and watering.
7 Houseplants We Promise You Can't Kill
The best houseplants for people who kill every plant they own, the cast-iron stalwarts that introduce beginners to the joy of growing houseplants.
Your Guide to Growing Kalanchoe Plants
How to grow both flowering and non-flowering Kalanchoe plants, including the popular K. blossfeldiana. Tips on watering, propagation and light.
Get Up to Speed on Phalaenopsis Orchids
Growing phalaenopsis orchids. Houseplants.
12 Flowering Houseplants You Should Grow
A list of the 12 best flowering indoor plants, including African violets, orchids and other popular flowering plants.
Simple Tips for Watering Orchids
How to water orchids correctly, with tips on frequency and common mistakes.
4 Easy Ways to Eliminate Mealybugs from Indoor...
Mealy bug infestations are common on greenhouse and indoor plants. Find out what these pests are and how to best control them.
A Quick and Easy Guide to Growing Desert Rose...
Tips for growing desert rose plants. These are beautiful plants with swollen stems and striking flowers, but their sap is poisonous.
6 Possible Reasons the Leaves on Your...
What is causing my leaves to turn yellow?
The Cool Houseplant That Grows in Almost Any...
How to grow spider plants, including tips on feeding and displaying as hanging plants.
How to Care for Your Fiddle Leaf Fig
Tips on how to grow Ficus lyrata, or fiddle-leaf fig, indoors, including advice on watering and light levels.
Peace Lily: Grow This Majestic Flower Indoors...
How to grow Peace Lily, including tips on light, water and propagation. These tropical plants feature striking white flowers that hover above shiny, pointed leaves. There are dozens of hybrids available.
The 7 Best Houseplants for Low Light Conditions
If it seems like you're always fighting for enough light for your houseplants, here are the best low light plants for indoors.
Your Guide to Growing Schefflera Plants Indoors
How to grow schefflera plants indoors, including tips on watering and how to handle leaf-drop.
How to Repot Your Houseplants
A guide to repotting and potting houseplants
Easy-to-Grow Houseplant That's Ideal for Any...
Tips for growing D. marginata, including methods to reduce brown leaf tips and keep it living for years inside.
How to Grow a Mini-Palm Tree on Your Desk
How to grow ponytail palms (Beaucarnea recurvata), including tips on watering, light and feeding.
Bring the Tropics Indoors with a Container Palm
How to grow palm trees indoors, including tips on fertilizing, trimming and watering.
How to Grow Sago Palms in Your Yard
Tips and tricks for growing healthy sago palms.
Grow These Beautiful, Tropical Foliage...
Philodendrons are some of the world's most beautiful foliage plants and, given proper care, will thrive indoors in your home.
How to Grow Coconut Palms Indoors
How to sprout and grow coconut palms inside a normal house, including tips on keeping the plant alive for as long as possible
Grow This Tropical Air Plant with Ease
How to grow anthurium plants, including the flowering A. scherzerianum and A. andreanum, as well as the foliage varieties. Including tips on watering and tricks for success.
Your Guide to Growing Healthy Ficus Trees
How to grow the three most popular varieties of ficus trees, including Weeping Figs, Rubber Trees and Fiddle-Leaf Figs.
The Right Way to Root Plant Cuttings
How to root young plants from cuttings, including the use of rooting hormone and tips for success.
12 Tropical Plants Ideal for Growing Indoors
The best tropical plants for indoor use.
Areca Palms—Growing Areca Palms Indoors
Tips on how to grow areca palms indoors as houseplants.
Learn to Seek and Destroy Aphids on Your Indoor...
How to identify and control aphids on indoor plants.
Try This Easy-to-Grow Houseplant
Tips for growing the golden potho vine.
Jade Plants—How to Grow Crassula Species
Tips on growing the popular jade plant, including watering, feeding and light levels for the best performance.
How to Grow Healthy Echeveria Succulents
Tips on watering, light and feeding for growing the popular Echeveria succulents.
Grow Majestic Staghorn Fern Plants Indoors
How to grow staghorn and elkhorn ferns, including tips on watering, humidity, propagation and mounting.
Grow Gorgeous Maidenhair Ferns Indoors With...
How to grow maidenhair ferns, including tips on watering and warmth to keep them healthy and active.
Coleus: Grow These Colorful Plants Indoors
How to grow coleus plants indoors, including tricks for keeping them looking full and bright.
How to Rooting Hormone Properly
How to propagate plants using powdered rooting hormone.
How to Help Your Indoor Corn Plants Thrive
Tips for growing corn plants, including methods to reduce brown leaf tips and keep it looking healthy inside.
4 Reasons Your Favorite Houseplant Turned Brown
What to do if your houseplant starts suffering from brown leaves.
Get Rid of Whiteflies on Your Houseplants With...
Whiteflies are a common problem for indoor plants, including greenhouse plants. Find out how to identify and control these annoying insects.
Aloe: Try This Easy-to-Grow Medicinal Plant...
How to grow plants from the Aloe genus, including Aloe vera and other decorative Aloe plants. Aloe vera is highly prized for its medicinal qualities.
Grow Your Own Beautiful Tropical Flower with...
How to grow Bird of Paradise, including tips on watering on how to bring the plant into bloom.
What Should I Do After My Phalaenopsis Is Done...
How to handle a phalaenopsis after the last bloom falls off the flower spike.
Aeonium—How to Grow Stonecrop Plants...
Tips on how to grow the Aeonium plant indoors, including advice on watering, fertilizer and light levels
Maintain Healthy and Beautiful Orchids With...
Here's everything you need to know about feeding your orchids to get the healthiest plants and best blooms.
Everything You Should Know About Growing...
Here's your source for everything orchid-related, from buying plants to blooming them, plus descriptions of the five most popular orchid species.
Ficus elastica—Growing Rubber Plant Ficus...
Tips on how to grow Ficus elastica, or rubber plants, indoors, including advice on avoiding leaf yellowing and dropping.
How to Sprout Palm Trees from Seed
Step by step instructions for sprouting most species of palm trees
9 Meanings of Lucky Bamboo
Find out what your lucky bamboo plant means and whether it will bring luck, wealth, health or perfection to your home.
Your Guide to Growing Healthy Indoor Cactus...
Growing great cacti, including tips for both desert cacti and the forest cacti.
Basil — Growing Basil Indoors
How to grow basil indoors for year-round use.
Get the Most from Your Potting Soil With These...
Popular potting soils are great for us, but are they so great for your indoor plants and container plants? Find out what's wrong with your soil and how to fix it.
Cymbidium Orchids: Simple Tips to Grow These...
How to grow and bloom cymbidium orchids, including tips on watering, light, temperature and potting.
Sempervivum—Growing Hen and Chicks...
Tips on how to grow and propagate the popular Sempervivum succulents, including guidelines for warmth, repotting, and watering.
Yucca—Growing Yucca Inside
How to grow Yucca plants indoors, including tips on watering and sunlight.
Feed Your Houseplants Properly With These Tips
An introduction to fertilizing indoor plants
Calathea—How to Grow Calathea
Tips on how to grow Calathea plants, including water, warmth and light for maximum beauty.
Grow Colorful Guzmania Bromeliads Indoors With...
How to grow and bloom guzmania bromeliads, including tips on watering and propagation.
Grow Dendrobium Orchids Indoors With These...
How to grow the popular dendrobium hybrid orchids.
Aechmea -- Growing Urn Plants
How to grow and propogate aechmea bromeliads. These popular bromeliads are among the best houseplants in the world. Here are tips for making them thrive.
Learn How to Grow Low-Maintenance Dracaena...
How to grow plants from the Dracaena group, including Ti Trees, D. marginata and D. draco, and other false palms.
Haworthia—Growing Haworthia Succulents
How to grow Haworthia succulents inside.
Understanding Plant Names—Binomial...
A simple guide to understanding Latin plant names, including a discussion on hybrids and cultivars
Check Out This Guide to Growing Bird's Nest...
How to grow bird's nest ferns, including tips on warmth, humidity and potting. These popular ferns are naturally epiphytic, but they can be adapted to indoor conditions.
Fungal Infections in Orchids—Orchid...
Orchids are susceptible to many kinds of fungal infections. Learn which ones cause problems and find out how to treat them.
Avocado—Growing Avocados as Houseplants
How to start avocado plants from seeds and raise them as houseplants
Donkey's Tail & Lamb's Tail—How to...
Tips on how to grow the popular donkey's tail and lamb's tail succulent plants, including advice on watering, feeding and propagation.
Guide to Growing the Pencil Cactus Indoors
Tips for how to grow the pencil cactus as a houseplant, including tips for propagation, light levels, and a warning to avoid the plant's toxic milky latex.
How to Feed Bromeliads
Tips on how to keep your bromeliads healthy and blooming by properly feeding, including specific tips for the most popular species.
Narcissus—How to Grow Narcissus Bulbs
Tips and tricks for growing narcissus and paperwhite narcissus
Peperomia—Growing Peperomia Species Indoors
Tips on how to grow Peperomia houseplants indoors, including advice on propagation
Angel Wing Begonias—How to Grow Cane-Type...
How to grow angel wing begonias, including tips for watering and fertilizing
Fittonia—How to Grow Fittonia Houseplants
Tips and tricks for growing fittonia houseplants (also known as nerve plants)
Coffee—Growing Coffee Plants
How to grow Coffee arabica in containers (just don't try to grow it from coffee beans!)
How to Grow Cilantro Indoors
How to grow cilantro in containers indoors
Polka Dot Plant—How to Grow Hypoestes...
Tips on how to grow the polka dot plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya), including advice on how to get the best color and deal with washed-out leaves.
7 Easy-to-Grow Houseplants for Small Spaces
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.
Aglaonema -- How to Grow Aglaonema Houseplants
How to grow aglaonema houseplants, including tips on moisture and warmth requirements.
How to Repot Orchids
How to repot epiphytic and terrestrial orchids. One of the most important steps any orchid grower can take for long-lasting, healthy plants is knowing when (and how) to repot their plants.
Vanda Orchids -- How to Grow Vanda Orchids
A description of Vanda orchids with tips on how to grow these magnificent flowers.
How to Grow Jasmine Indoors
Tips on how to grow jasmine, especially the popular twining J. polyanthum, indoors, including advice on how to keep your plant flowering in the winter.
Dumb cane - dieffenbachia
A description of the dumb cane, or dieffenbachia houseplant
Fern Basics — How to Keep Your Ferns...
An introduction to growing ferns, including tips on watering, light and providing the right conditions to make these beautiful plants thrive.
Treating Orchid Fungal Diseases
How to treat common fungal diseases in orchids
Propagate Lucky Bamboo With These Easy Tips
How to propagate your lucky bamboo plants, in soil and water.
Lychee—Growing Lychee Inside
Tips on how to sprout and grow lychee plants inside from seed.
Gardenia: Grow These Attractive Flowering...
Tips on growing gardenia plants indoors, including how to bring the plant to flower and prevent bud drop.
Everything You Need to Know About Growing...
Succulents are some of the world's most popular houseplants, and for good reason. They're very undemanding, beautiful and varied. Here's a guide to getting your succulent garden going indoors.
Easily Grow Boston Ferns Indoors With This Guide
How to keep your Boston ferns and other nephrolepis ferns looking fresh and attractive, including tips on watering, spraying and propagation.
Tradescantia — How to Grow Wandering Jew...
Tips for growing Tradescantia group plants, including T. albiflora, Zebrina and Callisia species. These are sometimes labeled Wandering Jew in garden centers.
Casimiroa—Growing White Sapote
Tips for growing white sapote indoors, including advice on fruiting and repotting young trees.
Rex Begonia—How to Grow Rex Begonia Species
Tips for growing Rex begonia species and hybrids (plus iron cross begonias), including watering, light, and propagating advice
Mango—growing and Sprouting Mango Seeds
Tips on how to germinate and grow mango seeds and young mango plants
Feng Shui and Houseplants: How to Apply This...
Understanding and applying feng shui concepts to houseplants in your home.
Leaf Tip Burn—Dealing with Leaf Scorching...
Find out what causes leaf-tip burn and leaf-margin burn and how to prevent it.
Gloxinia—Growing Senningia Hybrids Indoors
Tips for growing and displaying gloxinia houseplants, including propagation tips.
Use Baking Soda to Cure Fungal Problems on Plants
How to make and use organic baking soda spray to prevent and cure fungal issues on plants
Grow Beautiful Zebra Plants With This Simple...
How to grow zebra plants indoors, including tips for watering, humidity and feeding for the best blooms.
Parlor Palms—Growing Chamaedorea Indoors
Tips on how to grow the popular parlor palm, including advice on watering, temperature, feeding, and how to deal with brown leaf margins.
Ficus benjamina—Growing Weeping Fig Indoors
Tips on how to grow Ficus benjamina indoors, including advice on light level and watering to prevent leaf drop.
How to Grow Stunning Cattleya Orchids Indoors
How to grow and bloom cattleya orchids. Tips on watering, feeding and repotting.
Growing Tropical Hibiscus Inside
How to grow and bloom tropical hibiscus in a temperate home, including tips on overwintering and how to prevent lethal insect infestations.
"Ruby Ball" Cactus—Growing Grafted "Ruby...
How to grow the common ruby ball cactus, a grafted cactus featuring the colorful Gymnocalycium mihanovichii
Rosemary -- Growing Rosemary Indoors
How to grow rosemary indoors, including tips on dealing with powdery mildew
What Are These Little Leaves Growing From My...
A description of the small plantlets that sometimes form on old phalaenopsis flower spikes.
Zantedeschia Hybrids—Growing Calla Lily...
Tips on how to grow calla lilies indoors, including how to rebloom the plants after the growing season is done.
Norfolk Island Pine—Growing Norfolk...
Tips on how to grow Norfolk Island pine trees indoors, including advice on light levels, watering, and keeping your plant from falling over.
Asparagus Ferns — How to Grow Asparagus...
Tips on how to grow healthy asparagus ferns indoors
Ivy—How to Grow English Ivy
How to grow English ivy, including tips on propagation, temperature and keeping a healthy, green plant.
How to Grow Papaya Indoors
How to grow papaya from grocery store seed into an attractive houseplant.
Why Are the Leaves on My Phalaenopsis Turning...
Possible causes and solutions for yellowing leaves on phalaenopsis orchids.
Living Stones—Growing Living Stones Plants
These very small plants hug the ground and grow extremely slowly—it can take years for a plant to eventually fill its pot with new leaves.
Diospyros digyna—Growing Black Sapote
Tips on how to propagate and grow black sapote (also known as chocolate sapote), including advice on watering and potting for best results.
Kentia Palms -- Growing Howeia Species
Tips on how to grow kentia palms indoors, including how to correctly fertilizer, water and repot large plants.
How to Grow Cast Iron Plants
Tips on how to grow the popular cast iron plants, including information on light, water and easy propagation
Why Are the Leaves Falling Off My Plant?
Why are all the leaves falling off my houseplant?
Caladium—How to Grow Caladium
Tips on how to grow caladium plants, including propagation and overwintering them for great foliage displays year after year.
Tips for Watering Houseplants—How to...
Stop killing your plants with water! General tips on how to water houseplants for a long, healthy life.
African Violets -- Growing Healthy Saintpaulia
An introduction to growing African violets. These popular houseplants have been a favorite for more than century because of their beauty, size and free-flowering. Tips on how to water, feed and keep them beautiful.
Thelypteris—Growing Thelypteris Indoors
Tips on how to grow the Thelypteris ferns indoors, including advice on warmth and water for best growth.
Grow Air Plants Indoors With These Basic Tips
How to grow tillandsia in your home, including tips for watering, mounting and fertilizing.
Jackfruit—How to Grow Jackfruit Indoors
Tips on how to sprout and grow jackfruit trees indoors (although don't expect fruit!)
How to Grow Agave Indoors
Tips on how to grow agave species as houseplants, including advice on watering, sunlight, and propagation.
African Spear—How to Grow Sansevieria...
How to grow the very resilient and interesting African spear plant (Sansevieria cylindrica), including tips on watering and feeding.
The 4 Best Bromeliads for Indoors
A list of the best bromeliads for growing indoors, including links to in-depth descriptions of each plant.
Goldfish Plants—How to Grow Columnea...
Tips on how to grow and display the goldfish plant (Columnea gloriosa), including how to water and propagate the plant.
Propagating Bromeliads — How to Propagate...
Learn how to propagate your bromeliads from offsets (pups) produced by the mother plant.
Crotons -- Growing Codiaeum Variegatum
How to grow crotons as houseplants, including tips on bringing out the most vibrant colors, taking care of leggy plants and propagating.
How to Grow Bougainvillea—Bougainvillea...
Tips on how to grow bougainvillea in containers and indoors, including tricks for getting the best blooms year after year.
Persian Violet—How to Grow Exacum Affine
Tips on how to grow the Persian Violet (Exacum affine) indoors, including tips on how to prevent wilting and prolong flowering.
Thyme -- Growing Thyme Indoors
How to grow thyme indoors, including tips for windowsill placement and advice on pot sizes.
Lady Palm — Growing Rhapis Excelsa Palms
How to grow the popular lady palms indoors, including tips on light, watering and propagating.
Crossandra—Growing Crossandra Inside
Tip on how to grow the lovely crossandra indoors, including the secret to prolonging blooms all summer and how to propagate them.
Australian Tree Fern
Tips for growing successful Australian tree ferns and related Cyathea, including advice on watering, leaf-browning, and temperature.
Get the Light Right: Natural Light for...
A description of how plants use light and how to measure indoor light intensity with natural light (not artificial lights).
Pruning Houseplants—How to Prune...
Tips and tricks on the proper way to prune and trim houseplants (including which plants you should never prune!)
Alocasia — How to Grow Alocasia Houseplants
Tips for growing successful Alocasia houseplants, including a variety of elephant ears
Tropical Plants—Pictures of Tropical Aroids
Pictures of tropical aroids with links to culture pages for each plant.
Shopping for Orchids
How to buy healthy orchids from the garden center.
Top Houseplants: Red Flowers
Sick of replacing cut flowers? This year, for Valentine's Day, why not consider something new: a gorgeous potted red flowering plant.
Date Palms—Growing Phoenix Palms Indoors
Tips on how to grow the pygmy date palm indoors, including advice on how to deal with yellowing fronds.
Majesty Palms—Growing Ravenea Palms Indoors
Tips on growing the majesty palm (Ravenea) indoors.
Arrowhead Vine—How to Grow Syngonium
Tips on how to grow the tropical arrowhead vine as a trailing or climbing plants, including instructions on how to water and propagate.
Dracaena Draco—How to Grow Dracaena Draco
Tips on how to grow the Dracaena draco houseplant, including how to propagate it and prevent leaf-tip burn.
The Inside Scoop on Insecticidal Soap
Learn what insecticidal soaps are, how they work, and how to make your own.
Maranta—Growing Maranta Inside
Tips on how to grow Maranta houseplants indoors, including the secret to protecting their leaf color.
Dracaena deremensis—How to Grow D....
Tips for growing great Dracaena deremensis as houseplants, including how to treat leaf tip burn and yellowing of leaves.
Ming Aralia — Growing Polyscias Fruticosa
How to grow Ming aralia, including tips on preventing leaf-drop and propagating
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