Houseplants: Most Popular Articles
How to grow and shape lucky bamboo plants, including tips on troubleshooting yellowing and diseased plants.
How to grow healthy succulents and desert plants, including tips on watering, light levels and temperature.
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 as houseplants, including tips on repotting, watering and positioning your orchid to increase your chances of success.
Growing tips for Snake Plant and Mother-in-Law's Tongue houseplants.
How to grow both flowering and non-flowering Kalanchoe plants, including the popular K. blossfeldiana. Tips on watering, propagation and light.
How to grow successful bromeliads, including tips on lighting, blooming and watering.
The best houseplants for people who kill every plant they own, the cast-iron stalwarts that introduce beginners to the joy of growing houseplants.
A list of the 12 best flowering indoor plants, including African violets, orchids and other popular flowering plants.
Growing phalaenopsis orchids. Houseplants.
How to water orchids correctly, with tips on frequency and common mistakes.
Tips for growing desert rose plants. These are beautiful plants with swollen stems and striking flowers, but their sap is poisonous.
Mealy bug infestations are common on greenhouse and indoor plants. Find out what these pests are and how to best control them.
How to grow spider plants, including tips on feeding and displaying as hanging plants.
Tips on how to grow Ficus lyrata, or fiddle-leaf fig, indoors, including advice on watering and light levels.
If it seems like you're always fighting for enough light for your houseplants, here are the best low light plants for indoors.
What is causing my leaves to turn yellow?
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.
Tips for growing D. marginata, including methods to reduce brown leaf tips and keep it living for years inside.
How to grow schefflera plants indoors, including tips on watering and how to handle leaf-drop.
How to grow palm trees indoors, including tips on fertilizing, trimming and watering.
Tips on how to grow areca palms indoors as houseplants.
Philodendrons are some of the world's most beautiful foliage plants and, given proper care, will thrive indoors in your home.
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.
The best tropical plants for indoor use.
How to grow the three most popular varieties of ficus trees, including Weeping Figs, Rubber Trees and Fiddle-Leaf Figs.
Tips and tricks for growing healthy sago palms.
A guide to repotting and potting houseplants
How to grow coleus plants indoors, including tricks for keeping them looking full and bright.
How to root young plants from cuttings, including the use of rooting hormone and tips for success.
Here's your source for everything orchid-related, from buying plants to blooming them, plus descriptions of the five most popular orchid species.
How to grow maidenhair ferns, including tips on watering and warmth to keep them healthy and active.
Tips for growing the golden potho vine.
How to propagate plants using powdered rooting hormone.
Tips on watering, light and feeding for growing the popular Echeveria succulents.
How to grow staghorn and elkhorn ferns, including tips on watering, humidity, propagation and mounting.
How to identify and control aphids on indoor plants.
How to grow ponytail palms (Beaucarnea recurvata), including tips on watering, light and feeding.
Growing great cacti, including tips for both desert cacti and the forest cacti.
Tips on growing the popular jade plant, including watering, feeding and light levels for the best performance.
Tips for growing corn plants, including methods to reduce brown leaf tips and keep it looking healthy inside.
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.
What to do if your houseplant starts suffering from brown leaves.
Here's everything you need to know about feeding your orchids to get the healthiest plants and best blooms.
How to grow and bloom cymbidium orchids, including tips on watering, light, temperature and potting.
Tips on how to grow the Aeonium plant indoors, including advice on watering, fertilizer and light levels
Orchids are susceptible to many kinds of fungal infections. Learn which ones cause problems and find out how to treat them.
Tips on how to grow Ficus elastica, or rubber plants, indoors, including advice on avoiding leaf yellowing and dropping.
How to grow Bird of Paradise, including tips on watering on how to bring the plant into bloom.
How to grow basil indoors for year-round use.
An introduction to fertilizing indoor plants
How to start avocado plants from seeds and raise them as houseplants
Step by step instructions for sprouting most species of palm trees
How to grow plants from the Dracaena group, including Ti Trees, D. marginata and D. draco, and other false palms.
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 grow plants from the Aloe genus, including Aloe vera and other decorative Aloe plants. Aloe vera is highly prized for its medicinal qualities.
How to grow Yucca plants indoors, including tips on watering and sunlight.
How to handle a phalaenopsis after the last bloom falls off the flower spike.
How to grow and bloom guzmania bromeliads, including tips on watering and propagation.
Find out what your lucky bamboo plant means and whether it will bring luck, wealth, health or perfection to your home.
How to grow the popular dendrobium hybrid orchids.
Whiteflies are a common problem for indoor plants, including greenhouse plants. Find out how to identify and control these annoying insects.
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.
How to grow and bloom tropical hibiscus in a temperate home, including tips on overwintering and how to prevent lethal insect infestations.
Tips on how to grow Calathea plants, including water, warmth and light for maximum beauty.
Tips and tricks for growing fittonia houseplants (also known as nerve 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.
A description of Vanda orchids with tips on how to grow these magnificent flowers.
Tips on how to grow and propagate the popular Sempervivum succulents, including guidelines for warmth, repotting, and watering.
How to grow aglaonema houseplants, including tips on moisture and warmth requirements.
An introduction to growing ferns, including tips on watering, light and providing the right conditions to make these beautiful plants thrive.
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.
Tips on how to grow the popular donkey's tail and lamb's tail succulent plants, including advice on watering, feeding and propagation.
How to grow Haworthia succulents inside.
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.
How to grow rosemary indoors, including tips on dealing with powdery mildew
How to grow Coffee arabica in containers (just don't try to grow it from coffee beans!)
Tips for growing Tradescantia group plants, including T. albiflora, Zebrina and Callisia species. These are sometimes labeled Wandering Jew in garden centers.
How to grow angel wing begonias, including tips for watering and fertilizing
How to sprout and grow coconut palms inside a normal house, including tips on keeping the plant alive for as long as possible
A description of the dumb cane, or dieffenbachia houseplant
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.
How to grow and bloom cattleya orchids. Tips on watering, feeding and repotting.
Tips on how to grow the popular parlor palm, including advice on watering, temperature, feeding, and how to deal with brown leaf margins.
How to keep your Boston ferns and other nephrolepis ferns looking fresh and attractive, including tips on watering, spraying and propagation.
Tips on growing gardenia plants indoors, including how to bring the plant to flower and prevent bud drop.
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.
Tips on how to grow calla lilies indoors, including how to rebloom the plants after the growing season is done.
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.
Tips on how to grow Peperomia houseplants indoors, including advice on propagation
Tips for growing white sapote indoors, including advice on fruiting and repotting young trees.
How to grow cilantro in containers indoors
Understanding and applying feng shui concepts to houseplants in your home.
Tips on how to grow Norfolk Island pine trees indoors, including advice on light levels, watering, and keeping your plant from falling over.
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.
How to propagate your lucky bamboo plants, in soil and water.
How to treat common fungal diseases in orchids
Tips on how to grow healthy asparagus ferns indoors
Tips on how to grow caladium plants, including propagation and overwintering them for great foliage displays year after year.
A list of the best bromeliads for growing indoors, including links to in-depth descriptions of each plant.
Tips on how to grow Ficus benjamina indoors, including advice on light level and watering to prevent leaf drop.
Tips for growing Rex begonia species and hybrids (plus iron cross begonias), including watering, light, and propagating advice
How to grow crotons as houseplants, including tips on bringing out the most vibrant colors, taking care of leggy plants and propagating.
Tips on how to keep your bromeliads healthy and blooming by properly feeding, including specific tips for the most popular species.
How to grow the common ruby ball cactus, a grafted cactus featuring the colorful Gymnocalycium mihanovichii
How to grow thyme indoors, including tips for windowsill placement and advice on pot sizes.
How to grow papaya from grocery store seed into an attractive houseplant.
How to make and use organic baking soda spray to prevent and cure fungal issues on plants
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.
How to grow English ivy, including tips on propagation, temperature and keeping a healthy, green plant.
Find out what causes leaf-tip burn and leaf-margin burn and how to prevent it.
Tips on how to grow kentia palms indoors, including how to correctly fertilizer, water and repot large plants.
Tips for growing and displaying gloxinia houseplants, including propagation tips.
Tips on how to grow bougainvillea in containers and indoors, including tricks for getting the best blooms year after year.
A description of how plants use light and how to measure indoor light intensity with natural light (not artificial lights).
Tips on how to germinate and grow mango seeds and young mango plants
Stop killing your plants with water! General tips on how to water houseplants for a long, healthy life.
How to keep hyacinth looking great indoors, including tips for forcing another bloom.
Learn how to propagate your bromeliads from offsets (pups) produced by the mother plant.
How to grow tillandsia in your home, including tips for watering, mounting and fertilizing.
How to grow zebra plants indoors, including tips for watering, humidity and feeding for the best blooms.
How to buy healthy orchids from the garden center.
Why are all the leaves falling off my houseplant?
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.
How to grow the popular amaryllis bulbs, including tips on managing both flowering and foliage phases and timing the flower for a spectacular winter bloom.
How to grow the very resilient and interesting African spear plant (Sansevieria cylindrica), including tips on watering and feeding.
A description of the small plantlets that sometimes form on old phalaenopsis flower spikes.
Tips for growing successful Alocasia houseplants, including a variety of elephant ears
Possible causes and solutions for yellowing leaves on phalaenopsis orchids.
Tips for growing great Dracaena deremensis as houseplants, including how to treat leaf tip burn and yellowing of leaves.
Tips on how to grow agave species as houseplants, including advice on watering, sunlight, and propagation.
Tips for growing successful Australian tree ferns and related Cyathea, including advice on watering, leaf-browning, and temperature.
Tips on how to grow and display the goldfish plant (Columnea gloriosa), including how to water and propagate the plant.
Tips on how to grow the pygmy date palm indoors, including advice on how to deal with yellowing fronds.
How to grow the popular lady palms indoors, including tips on light, watering and propagating.
Tips for how to grow flowering ixora as houseplants, including advice on the best light and warmth.
How to grow oregano indoors, including a list of the many types of oregano
Tips on how to grow the Dracaena draco houseplant, including how to propagate it and prevent leaf-tip burn.
Tips on how to sprout and grow lychee plants inside from seed.
Pictures of tropical aroids with links to culture pages for each plant.
Tip on how to grow the lovely crossandra indoors, including the secret to prolonging blooms all summer and how to propagate them.
What to look for in a healthy poinsettia plant and how to best care for these international symbols of the holiday season.
Tips on how to grow the tropical arrowhead vine as a trailing or climbing plants, including instructions on how to water and propagate.
Tips and tricks on the proper way to prune and trim houseplants (including which plants you should never prune!)
Tips on growing the majesty palm (Ravenea) indoors.
Your fern resource, including an introduction to growing ferns and detailed profiles of the most popular indoor ferns.
A description of the Amazon elephant's ear
How to grow the most popular varieties of epiphytic oncidium orchids, including tips on watering, blooming and light requirements. These beautiful orchids are known for heavily branched sprays of yellow flowers.
Discover tips for growing cordyline plants indoors, such as watering and humidity levels. How to tell a cordyline from the closely related Dracaena plant.
Sick of replacing cut flowers? This year, for Valentine's Day, why not consider something new: a gorgeous potted red flowering plant.