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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 Grow Lucky Bamboo Plants
How to grow and shape lucky bamboo plants, including tips on troubleshooting yellowing and diseased plants.
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.
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.
6 Possible Reasons the Leaves on Your...
What is causing my leaves to turn yellow?
How to Grow Gorgeous Bromeliads in Your Home
How to grow successful bromeliads, including tips on lighting, blooming and watering.
Caring for Orchids—What Do I Do With My...
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.
A Handy Guide to the Snake Plant and Mother-in-...
Growing tips for Snake Plant and Mother-in-Law's Tongue houseplants.
Bring the Tropics Indoors with a Container Palm
How to grow palm trees indoors, including tips on fertilizing, trimming and watering.
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.
12 Flowering Houseplants You Should Grow
A list of the 12 best flowering indoor plants, including African violets, orchids and other popular flowering plants.
7 Houseplants We Promise You Can't Kill
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.
Hyacinth — Growing Hyacinth Indoors
How to keep hyacinth looking great indoors, including tips for forcing another bloom.
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.
Simple Tips for Watering Orchids
How to water orchids correctly, with tips on frequency and common mistakes.
Your Guide to Growing Schefflera Plants Indoors
How to grow schefflera plants indoors, including tips on watering and how to handle leaf-drop.
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.
Get Up to Speed on Phalaenopsis Orchids
Growing phalaenopsis orchids. Houseplants.
The Cool Houseplant That Grows in Almost Any...
How to grow spider plants, including tips on feeding and displaying as hanging plants.
Potting and Repotting
A guide to repotting and potting houseplants
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. Tips include how to water, prevent leaf-drop and propagate these popular houseplants.
All About Orchids
Here's your source for everything orchid-related, from buying plants to blooming them, plus descriptions of the five most popular orchid species.
Why Are My Leaves Turning Brown?
What to do if your houseplant starts suffering from brown leaves.
Sago Palm—How to Grow Sago Palms
Tips and tricks for growing healthy sago palms
Learn to Seek and Destroy Aphids on Your Indoor...
How to identify and control aphids on indoor plants.
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.
Rooting Hormone — How to Use Rooting...
How to propagate plants using powdered rooting hormone.
Ficus lyrata—Growing Fiddle-Leaf Fig...
Tips on how to grow Ficus lyrata, or fiddle-leaf fig, indoors, including advice on watering and light levels.
How to Grow Cilantro Indoors
How to grow cilantro in containers indoors
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.
Philodendrons -- Growing Philodendron Houseplants
Tips for growing trailing and non-trailing houseplants, as well as descriptions of the most popular species. Philodendrons are some of the world's most beautiful foliage plants and, given proper care, will thrive indoors.
Echeveria—How to Grow Echeveria Succulents
Tips on watering, light and feeding for growing the popular Echeveria succulents.
Corn Plant—How to Grow Dracaena Fragrans
Tips for growing corn plants, including methods to reduce brown leaf tips and keep it looking healthy inside.
Ponytail Palms — How to Grow Beaucarnea...
How to grow ponytail palms (Beaucarnea recurvata), including tips on watering, light and feeding.
Jasmine—Growing 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.
Bird of Paradise—How to Grow Strelitzia
How to grow Bird of Paradise, including tips on watering on how to bring the plant into bloom.
Cymbidiums -- Growing Cymbidium Orchids
How to grow and bloom cymbidium orchids, including tips on watering, light, temperature and potting.
Boston Ferns -- Growing Nephrolepis Ferns
How to keep your Boston ferns and other nephrolepis ferns looking fresh and attractive, including tips on watering, spraying and propagation.
Coleus—How to Grow Coleus Plants Indoors
How to grow coleus plants indoors, including tricks for keeping them looking full and bright.
Staghorn Ferns -- Growing Platycerium Species
How to grow staghorn and elkhorn ferns, including tips on watering, humidity, propagation and mounting.
Gardenia—How to Grow Gardenia Indoors
Tips on growing gardenia plants indoors, including how to bring the plant to flower and prevent bud drop.
Sempervivum—Growing Hen and Chicks...
Tips on how to grow and propagate the popular Sempervivum succulents, including guidelines for warmth, repotting, and watering.
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.
Maidenhair Ferns -- Growing Adiantum Ferns
How to grow maidenhair ferns, including tips on watering and warmth to keep them healthy and active.
Donkey's Tail & Lamb's Tail—How to Grow...
Tips on how to grow the popular donkey's tail and lamb's tail succulent plants, including advice on watering, feeding and propagation.
Jade Plants—How to Grow Crassula Species
Tips on growing the popular jade plant, including watering, feeding and light levels for the best performance.
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.
Bird's Nest Ferns -- Growing Asplenium Nidus...
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.
Aloe -- How to Grow Aloe Plants
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.
Fertilizing Houseplants
An introduction to fertilizing indoor plants
Potting Soil for Indoor Plants and Container...
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.
Golden Pothos Vine (Epipremnum pinnatum)
Tips for growing the golden potho vine.
Coffee—Growing Coffee Plants
How to grow Coffee arabica in containers (just don't try to grow it from coffee beans!)
How to Sprout Palm Trees from Seed
Step by step instructions for sprouting most species of palm trees
Fertilizing Orchids — How to Feed Your...
Here's everything you need to know about feeding your orchids to get the healthiest plants and best blooms.
Guzmania bromeliads -- How to Grow Guzmania...
How to grow and bloom guzmania bromeliads, including tips on watering and propagation.
Angel Wing Begonias—How to Grow Cane-Type...
How to grow angel wing begonias, including tips for watering and fertilizing
Meaning of Lucky Bamboo—What Does My...
Find out what your lucky bamboo plant means and whether it will bring luck, wealth, health or perfection to your home.
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.
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.
Pencil Cactus—How to Grow Euphorbia...
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.
The 7 Best Houseplants for Apartments and Small...
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.
Dendrobium — Growing Cane and Dendrobium...
How to grow the popular dendrobium hybrid orchids.
Avocado—Growing Avocados as Houseplants
How to start avocado plants from seeds and raise them as houseplants
How to Grow Cactus
Growing great cacti, including tips for both desert cacti and the forest cacti.
Yucca—Growing Yucca Inside
How to grow Yucca plants indoors, including tips on watering and sunlight.
Haworthia—Growing Haworthia Succulents
How to grow Haworthia succulents inside.
All About Succulents
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.
Peperomia—Growing Peperomia Species Indoors
Tips on how to grow Peperomia houseplants indoors, including advice on propagation
Whitefly Control—How to Control...
Whiteflies are a common problem for indoor plants, including greenhouse plants. Find out how to identify and control these annoying insects.
Thyme -- Growing Thyme Indoors
How to grow thyme indoors, including tips for windowsill placement and advice on pot sizes.
Dracaena
How to grow plants from the Dracaena group, including Ti Trees, D. marginata and D. draco, and other false palms.
Asparagus Ferns — How to Grow Asparagus...
Tips on how to grow healthy asparagus ferns indoors
Areca Palms—Growing Areca Palms Indoors
Tips on how to grow areca palms indoors as houseplants.
Calathea—How to Grow Calathea
Tips on how to grow Calathea plants, including water, warmth and light for maximum beauty.
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.
Best Bromeliads for Indoors—Growing...
A list of the best bromeliads for growing indoors, including links to in-depth descriptions of each plant.
Ivy—How to Grow English Ivy
How to grow English ivy, including tips on propagation, temperature and keeping a healthy, green plant.
Vanda Orchids -- How to Grow Vanda Orchids
A description of Vanda orchids with tips on how to grow these magnificent flowers.
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
Rosemary -- Growing Rosemary Indoors
How to grow rosemary indoors, including tips on dealing with powdery mildew
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.
Feng Shui and Houseplants
Understanding and applying feng shui concepts to houseplants in your home.
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.
Fittonia—How to Grow Fittonia Houseplants
Tips and tricks for growing fittonia houseplants (also known as nerve plants)
Cattleya Orchids
How to grow and bloom cattleya orchids. Tips on watering, feeding and repotting.
Basil — Growing Basil Indoors
How to grow basil indoors for year-round use.
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.
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.
Leaf Tip Burn—Dealing with Leaf Scorching...
Find out what causes leaf-tip burn and leaf-margin burn and how to prevent it.
Propagating Lucky Bamboo
How to propagate your lucky bamboo plants, in soil and water.
Mango—growing and Sprouting Mango Seeds
Tips on how to germinate and grow mango seeds and young mango plants
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.
Tillandsia -- Growing Air Plants
How to grow tillandsia in your home, including tips for watering, mounting and fertilizing.
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.
Plant Lighting—Understanding Natural...
A description of how plants use light and how to measure indoor light intensity with natural light (not artificial lights).
Coconuts—Growing Coconut Palms Inside
How to sprout and grow coconut palms inside a normal house, including tips on keeping the plant alive for as long as possible
Primrose—Growing Primrose (Primula) Indoors
How to grow delicate primrose indoors as potted winter or spring-time flowers.
Kentia Palms -- Growing Howeia Species
Tips on how to grow kentia palms indoors, including how to correctly fertilizer, water and repot large plants.
Why Are the Leaves Falling Off My Plant?
Why are all the leaves falling off my houseplant?
Papaya—Growing Papaya Indoors
How to grow papaya from grocery store seed into an attractive houseplant.
"Ruby Ball" Cactus—Growing Grafted "Ruby...
How to grow the common ruby ball cactus, a grafted cactus featuring the colorful Gymnocalycium mihanovichii
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.
Gloxinia—Growing Senningia Hybrids Indoors
Tips for growing and displaying gloxinia houseplants, including propagation tips.
Aglaonema -- How to Grow Aglaonema Houseplants
How to grow aglaonema houseplants, including tips on moisture and warmth requirements.
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.
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.
Oregano -- Growing Oregano Indoors
How to grow oregano indoors, including a list of the many types of oregano
Maranta—Growing Maranta Inside
Tips on how to grow Maranta houseplants indoors, including the secret to protecting their leaf color.
Baking Soda Spray—Using Baking Soda on...
How to make and use organic baking soda spray to prevent and cure fungal issues on plants
What Should I Do After My Phalaenopsis Is Done...
How to handle a phalaenopsis after the last bloom falls off the flower spike.
Which Potting Soil Is Best?
Ever wondered which potting soil is best for your houseplants and container plantings? Here is a series of real-life tests pitting various potting soil mixes against each other to see how they perform in the long-term.
Majesty Palms—Growing Ravenea Palms Indoors
Tips on growing the majesty palm (Ravenea) indoors.
What Is Insecticidal Soap?—Using...
Learn what insecticidal soaps are, how they work, and how to make your own.
Zebra Plants—How to Grow Aphelandra
How to grow zebra plants indoors, including tips for watering, humidity and feeding for the best blooms.
Rieger Begonias—How to Grow Flowering...
Key tips and soil information on how to grow and keep the Rieger begonia, otherwise known as the flowering winter begonia.
Ming Aralia — Growing Polyscias Fruticosa
How to grow Ming aralia, including tips on preventing leaf-drop and propagating
Amaryllis -- Growing Hippeastrum Bulbs
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.
Shopping for Orchids
How to buy healthy orchids from the garden center.
Tips for Watering Houseplants—How to...
Stop killing your plants with water! General tips on how to water houseplants for a long, healthy life.
Caladium—How to Grow Caladium
Tips on how to grow caladium plants, including propagation and overwintering them for great foliage displays year after year.
Australian Tree Fern
Tips for growing successful Australian tree ferns and related Cyathea, including advice on watering, leaf-browning, and temperature
Begonia—Tips for Great Begonias
Tips and tricks for growing most species of begonias, including angel wing, wax begonias and the beautiful Rex-type fancy leaf begonias
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.
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.
How to Care for Hanging Plants
An introduction to caring for and displaying hanging indoor plants.
Jackfruit—How to Grow Jackfruit Indoors
Tips on how to sprout and grow jackfruit trees indoors (although don't expect fruit!)
How to Grow Cast Iron Plants
Tips on how to grow the popular cast iron plants, including information on light, water and easy propagation
Pruning Houseplants—How to Prune...
Tips and tricks on the proper way to prune and trim houseplants (including which plants you should never prune!)
Dumb cane - dieffenbachia
A description of the dumb cane, or dieffenbachia houseplant
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.
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.
Lady Palm — Growing Rhapis Excelsa Palms
How to grow the popular lady palms indoors, including tips on light, watering and propagating.
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.
Australian Tree Fern - - Growing Cyathea Cooperi
How to grow the Australian tree fern indoors, including tips on watering, feeding and temperature.
Ixora—How to Grow Ixora Plants
Tips for how to grow flowering ixora as houseplants, including advice on the best light and warmth.
Growing Poinsettias
What to look for in a healthy poinsettia plant and how to best care for these international symbols of the holiday season.
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.
Alocasia — How to Grow Alocasia Houseplants
Tips for growing successful Alocasia houseplants, including a variety of elephant ears
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.
Oncidiums -- Growing Oncidium Orchids
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.
False Aralia—Growing Schefflera...
Tips on how to grow the false aralia indoors, including hints on watering, feeding, and proper light.
Guava—Growing Guava Indoors
Tips on how to sprout and grow guava in containers, including hints for how to get fruit.
Ficus pumila—Growing Creeping Fig Indoors
Tips on how to grow Ficus pumila indoors, including advice on light, watering, and trimming for topiary.
Begonias—Introduction to Growing Begonias
How to identify and grow begonias, one of the world's most popular genus of plants with more than 1,500 species
Bananas—Growing Bananas Indoors
Tips on how to grow bananas indoors as specimen plants

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