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.
How to grow orchids as houseplants, including tips on repotting, watering and positioning your orchid to increase your chances of success.
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 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.
Growing tips for Snake Plant and Mother-in-Law's Tongue houseplants.
Growing phalaenopsis orchids. Houseplants.
A list of the 12 best flowering indoor plants, including African violets, orchids and other popular flowering plants.
What is causing my leaves to turn yellow?
Mealy bug infestations are common on greenhouse and indoor plants. Find out what these pests are and how to best control them.
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.
How to grow spider plants, including tips on feeding and displaying as hanging plants.
How to grow schefflera plants indoors, including tips on watering and how to handle leaf-drop.
If it seems like you're always fighting for enough light for your houseplants, here are the best low light plants for indoors.
How to grow palm trees indoors, including tips on fertilizing, trimming and watering.
Tips on how to grow Ficus lyrata, or fiddle-leaf fig, indoors, including advice on watering and light levels.
Tips and tricks for growing healthy sago palms.
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.
How to identify and control aphids on indoor plants.
A guide to repotting and potting houseplants
Philodendrons are some of the world's most beautiful foliage plants and, given proper care, will thrive indoors in your home.
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.
What to do if your houseplant starts suffering from brown leaves.
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.
Tips for growing D. marginata, including methods to reduce brown leaf tips and keep it living for years inside.
How to root young plants from cuttings, including the use of rooting hormone and tips for success.
How to propagate plants using powdered rooting hormone.
Tips for growing the golden potho vine.
Tips on watering, light and feeding for growing the popular Echeveria succulents.
How to grow maidenhair ferns, including tips on watering and warmth to keep them healthy and active.
Tips on growing the popular jade plant, including watering, feeding and light levels for the best performance.
Tips on how to grow and propagate the popular Sempervivum succulents, including guidelines for warmth, repotting, and watering.
Step by step instructions for sprouting most species of palm trees
How to grow staghorn and elkhorn ferns, including tips on watering, humidity, propagation and mounting.
How to grow coleus plants indoors, including tricks for keeping them looking full and bright.
How to handle a phalaenopsis after the last bloom falls off the flower spike.
Tips for growing corn plants, including methods to reduce brown leaf tips and keep it looking healthy inside.
Tips on how to grow Calathea plants, including water, warmth and light for maximum beauty.
Growing great cacti, including tips for both desert cacti and the forest cacti.
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 Yucca plants indoors, including tips on watering and sunlight.
How to grow angel wing begonias, including tips for watering and fertilizing
How to grow ponytail palms (Beaucarnea recurvata), including tips on watering, light and feeding.
How to grow and bloom cymbidium orchids, including tips on watering, light, temperature and potting.
How to grow Bird of Paradise, including tips on watering on how to bring the plant into bloom.
Tips on how to grow Ficus elastica, or rubber plants, indoors, including advice on avoiding leaf yellowing and dropping.
How to grow Haworthia succulents inside.
Tips on how to grow areca palms indoors as houseplants.
Whiteflies are a common problem for indoor plants, including greenhouse plants. Find out how to identify and control these annoying insects.
How to grow basil indoors for year-round use.
How to grow and bloom guzmania bromeliads, including tips on watering and propagation.
How to grow the popular dendrobium hybrid orchids.
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.
How to grow plants from the Dracaena group, including Ti Trees, D. marginata and D. draco, and other false palms.
Here's everything you need to know about feeding your orchids to get the healthiest plants and best blooms.
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 cilantro in containers indoors
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.
Find out what your lucky bamboo plant means and whether it will bring luck, wealth, health or perfection to your home.
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 calla lilies indoors, including how to rebloom the plants after the growing season is done.
Tips and tricks for growing fittonia houseplants (also known as nerve plants)
An introduction to fertilizing indoor plants
How to grow Coffee arabica in containers (just don't try to grow it from coffee beans!)
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.
Tips on how to grow Peperomia houseplants indoors, including advice on propagation
Tips on how to germinate and grow mango seeds and young mango plants
A description of Vanda orchids with tips on how to grow these magnificent flowers.
How to make and use organic baking soda spray to prevent and cure fungal issues on plants
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 propagate your lucky bamboo plants, in soil and water.
How to grow the common ruby ball cactus, a grafted cactus featuring the colorful Gymnocalycium mihanovichii
Find out what causes leaf-tip burn and leaf-margin burn and how to prevent it.
How to start avocado plants from seeds and raise them as houseplants
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.
Tips for growing Rex begonia species and hybrids (plus iron cross begonias), including watering, light, and propagating advice
How to sprout and grow coconut palms inside a normal house, including tips on keeping the plant alive for as long as possible
Tips on how to grow the popular parlor palm, including advice on watering, temperature, feeding, and how to deal with brown leaf margins.
An introduction to growing ferns, including tips on watering, light and providing the right conditions to make these beautiful plants thrive.
How to keep your Boston ferns and other nephrolepis ferns looking fresh and attractive, including tips on watering, spraying and propagation.
Tips on how to grow caladium plants, including propagation and overwintering them for great foliage displays year after year.
How to grow rosemary indoors, including tips on dealing with powdery mildew
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.
Understanding and applying feng shui concepts to houseplants in your home.
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.
Tip on how to grow the lovely crossandra indoors, including the secret to prolonging blooms all summer and how to propagate them.
A description of the small plantlets that sometimes form on old phalaenopsis flower spikes.
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 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 Norfolk Island pine trees indoors, including advice on light levels, watering, and keeping your plant from falling over.
Tips on how to keep your bromeliads healthy and blooming by properly feeding, including specific tips for the most popular species.
Tips on how to grow Ficus benjamina indoors, including advice on light level and watering to prevent leaf drop.
Tips on how to grow the Aeonium plant indoors, including advice on watering, fertilizer and light levels
Possible causes and solutions for yellowing leaves on phalaenopsis orchids.
How to grow and bloom tropical hibiscus in a temperate home, including tips on overwintering and how to prevent lethal insect infestations.
How to grow aglaonema houseplants, including tips on moisture and warmth requirements.
Tips on how to sprout and grow lychee plants inside from seed.
How to grow tillandsia in your home, including tips for watering, mounting and fertilizing.
Tips on how to grow healthy asparagus ferns indoors
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 and bloom cattleya orchids. Tips on watering, feeding and repotting.
How to grow papaya from grocery store seed into an attractive houseplant.
Why are all the leaves falling off my houseplant?
Tips for growing and displaying gloxinia houseplants, including propagation tips.
How to grow the very resilient and interesting African spear plant (Sansevieria cylindrica), including tips on watering and feeding.
Tips on growing gardenia plants indoors, including how to bring the plant to flower and prevent bud drop.
How to grow English ivy, including tips on propagation, temperature and keeping a healthy, green plant.
How to grow thyme indoors, including tips for windowsill placement and advice on pot sizes.
Learn what insecticidal soaps are, how they work, and how to make your own.
How to grow zebra plants indoors, including tips for watering, humidity and feeding for the best blooms.
Tips on how to grow kentia palms indoors, including how to correctly fertilizer, water and repot large 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.
Stop killing your plants with water! General tips on how to water houseplants for a long, healthy life.
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 sprout and grow jackfruit trees indoors (although don't expect fruit!)
A description of the dumb cane, or dieffenbachia houseplant
How to grow the popular lady palms indoors, including tips on light, watering and propagating.
How to buy healthy orchids from the garden center.
Tips for growing successful Alocasia houseplants, including a variety of elephant ears
Tips for growing successful Australian tree ferns and related Cyathea, including advice on watering, leaf-browning, and temperature.
Tips on how to grow bougainvillea in containers and indoors, including tricks for getting the best blooms year after year.
How to treat common fungal diseases in orchids
Tips and tricks on the proper way to prune and trim houseplants (including which plants you should never prune!)
Learn how to propagate your bromeliads from offsets (pups) produced by the mother plant.
Tips for how to grow flowering ixora as houseplants, including advice on the best light and warmth.
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.
A list of the best bromeliads for growing indoors, including links to in-depth descriptions of each plant.
A description of how plants use light and how to measure indoor light intensity with natural light (not artificial lights).
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.
Tips on how to grow the pygmy date palm indoors, including advice on how to deal with yellowing fronds.
Tips for growing great Dracaena deremensis as houseplants, including how to treat leaf tip burn and yellowing of leaves.
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.
Tips on how to grow the Dracaena draco houseplant, including how to propagate it and prevent leaf-tip burn.
Tips on growing the majesty palm (Ravenea) indoors.
Tips on how to successfully grow and propagate fishtail palms indoors.
Tips on how to grow and display the goldfish plant (Columnea gloriosa), including how to water and propagate the plant.
How to use and make organic pyrethrin insecticide, including descriptions of which pests it's effective against and recipes for making your own
How to grow Ming aralia, including tips on preventing leaf-drop and propagating
What to look for in a healthy poinsettia plant and how to best care for these international symbols of the holiday season.
How to grow Venus flytrap plants in your home, including tips on watering and feeding.
Defining Exotic Angel house plants and discovering their origins. Learn the best methods for helping them grow and thrive.
Orchids are susceptible to many kinds of fungal infections. Learn which ones cause problems and find out how to treat them.
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.
Tips on how to keep lisianthus blooming and looking good for the whole season, plus advice on how to grow them into the next season.
How to grow neoregelia bromeliads, including tips on light, water and propagation.
Key tips and soil information on how to grow and keep the Rieger begonia, otherwise known as the flowering winter begonia.