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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 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.
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 Gorgeous Bromeliads in Your Home
How to grow successful bromeliads, including tips on lighting, blooming and watering.
Get Up to Speed on Phalaenopsis Orchids
Growing phalaenopsis orchids. Houseplants.
A Handy Guide to the Snake Plant and Mother-in-...
Growing tips for Snake Plant and Mother-in-Law's Tongue 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12 Tropical Plants Ideal for Growing Indoors
The best tropical plants for indoor use.
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.
The Cool Houseplant That Grows in Almost Any...
How to grow spider plants, including tips on feeding and displaying as hanging plants.
6 Possible Reasons the Leaves on Your...
What is causing my leaves to turn yellow?
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 Grow Healthy Echeveria Succulents
Tips on watering, light and feeding for growing the popular Echeveria succulents.
Coleus: Grow These Colorful Plants Indoors
How to grow coleus plants indoors, including tricks for keeping them looking full and bright.
Learn to Seek and Destroy Aphids on Your Indoor...
How to identify and control aphids on indoor plants.
Fittonia—How to Grow Fittonia Houseplants
Tips and tricks for growing fittonia houseplants (also known as nerve 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.
Bring the Tropics Indoors with a Container Palm
How to grow palm trees indoors, including tips on fertilizing, trimming and watering.
Calathea—How to Grow Calathea
Tips on how to grow Calathea plants, including water, warmth and light for maximum beauty.
Grow Gorgeous Maidenhair Ferns Indoors With...
How to grow maidenhair ferns, including tips on watering and warmth to keep them healthy and active.
The Right Way to Root Plant Cuttings
How to root young plants from cuttings, including the use of rooting hormone and tips 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.
Grow Dendrobium Orchids Indoors With These...
How to grow the popular dendrobium hybrid orchids.
Gardenia: Grow These Attractive Flowering...
Tips on growing gardenia plants indoors, including how to bring the plant to flower and prevent bud drop.
How to Sprout Palm Trees from Seed
Step by step instructions for sprouting most species of palm trees
How to Rooting Hormone Properly
How to propagate plants using powdered rooting hormone.
Cymbidium Orchids: Simple Tips to Grow These...
How to grow and bloom cymbidium orchids, including tips on watering, light, temperature and potting.
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.
Your Guide to Growing Healthy Indoor Cactus...
Growing great cacti, including tips for both desert cacti and the forest cacti.
Aglaonema -- How to Grow Aglaonema Houseplants
How to grow aglaonema houseplants, including tips on moisture and warmth requirements.
What Should I Do After My Phalaenopsis Is Done...
How to handle a phalaenopsis after the last bloom falls off the flower spike.
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.
Haworthia—Growing Haworthia Succulents
How to grow Haworthia succulents inside.
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.
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 Repot Your Houseplants
A guide to repotting and potting houseplants
4 Reasons Your Favorite Houseplant Turned Brown
What to do if your houseplant starts suffering from brown leaves.
Shopping for Orchids
How to buy healthy orchids from the garden center.
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.
How to Grow Sago Palms in Your Yard
Tips and tricks for growing healthy sago palms.
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.
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
Grow Colorful Guzmania Bromeliads Indoors With...
How to grow and bloom guzmania bromeliads, including tips on watering and propagation.
Peperomia—Growing Peperomia Species Indoors
Tips on how to grow Peperomia houseplants indoors, including advice on propagation
The 4 Best Bromeliads for Indoors
A list of the best bromeliads for growing indoors, including links to in-depth descriptions of each plant.
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.
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
"Ruby Ball" Cactus—Growing Grafted "Ruby...
How to grow the common ruby ball cactus, a grafted cactus featuring the colorful Gymnocalycium mihanovichii
Caring for Exotic Angel Plants—What are...
Defining Exotic Angel house plants and discovering their origins. Learn the best methods for helping them grow and thrive.
Avocado—Growing Avocados as Houseplants
How to start avocado plants from seeds and raise them as 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.
Vanda Orchids -- How to Grow Vanda Orchids
A description of Vanda orchids with tips on how to grow these magnificent flowers.
Angel Wing Begonias—How to Grow Cane-Type...
How to grow angel wing begonias, including tips for watering and fertilizing
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.
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.
Leaf Tip Burn—Dealing with Leaf Scorching...
Find out what causes leaf-tip burn and leaf-margin burn and how to prevent it.
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.
Try This Easy-to-Grow Houseplant
Tips for growing the golden potho vine.
Propagate Lucky Bamboo With These Easy Tips
How to propagate your lucky bamboo plants, in soil and water.
How to Grow a Mini-Palm Tree on Your Desk
How to grow ponytail palms (Beaucarnea recurvata), including tips on watering, light and feeding.
Feed Your Houseplants Properly With These Tips
An introduction to fertilizing indoor plants
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.
Sempervivum—Growing Hen and Chicks...
Tips on how to grow and propagate the popular Sempervivum succulents, including guidelines for warmth, repotting, and watering.
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.
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.
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.
Grow Majestic Staghorn Fern Plants Indoors
How to grow staghorn and elkhorn ferns, including tips on watering, humidity, propagation and mounting.
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
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.
Yucca—Growing Yucca Inside
How to grow Yucca plants indoors, including tips on watering and sunlight.
Maranta—Growing Maranta Inside
Tips on how to grow Maranta houseplants indoors, including the secret to protecting their leaf color.
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.
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.
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 elastica—Growing Rubber Plant Ficus...
Tips on how to grow Ficus elastica, or rubber plants, indoors, including advice on avoiding leaf yellowing and dropping.
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.
How to Grow Stunning Cattleya Orchids Indoors
How to grow and bloom cattleya orchids. Tips on watering, feeding and repotting.
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.
Coffee—Growing Coffee Plants
How to grow Coffee arabica in containers (just don't try to grow it from coffee beans!)
Mango—growing and Sprouting Mango Seeds
Tips on how to germinate and grow mango seeds and young mango plants
Gloxinia—Growing Senningia Hybrids Indoors
Tips for growing and displaying gloxinia houseplants, including propagation tips.
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.
Areca Palms—Growing Areca Palms Indoors
Tips on how to grow areca palms indoors as houseplants.
Rhododendron — Growing Indoor Azalea
Tips on how to grow indoor azaleas, including advice on watering.
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.
How to Grow Papaya Indoors
How to grow papaya from grocery store seed into an attractive 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.
Lady Palm — Growing Rhapis Excelsa Palms
How to grow the popular lady palms indoors, including tips on light, watering and propagating.
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.
Asparagus Ferns — How to Grow Asparagus...
Tips on how to grow healthy asparagus ferns indoors
Why Are the Leaves on My Phalaenopsis Turning...
Possible causes and solutions for yellowing leaves on phalaenopsis orchids.
How to Grow Cilantro Indoors
How to grow cilantro in containers indoors
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.
The Inside Scoop on Insecticidal Soap
Learn what insecticidal soaps are, how they work, and how to make your own.
Why Are the Leaves Falling Off My Plant?
Why are all the leaves falling off my houseplant?
Basil — Growing Basil Indoors
How to grow basil indoors for year-round use.
Ivy—How to Grow English Ivy
How to grow English ivy, including tips on propagation, temperature and keeping a healthy, green plant.
Grow Beautiful Zebra Plants With This Simple...
How to grow zebra plants indoors, including tips for watering, humidity and feeding for the best blooms.
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
Kentia Palms -- Growing Howeia Species
Tips on how to grow kentia palms indoors, including how to correctly fertilizer, water and repot large plants.
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.
What Are These Little Leaves Growing From My...
A description of the small plantlets that sometimes form on old phalaenopsis flower spikes.
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.
Dumb cane - dieffenbachia
A description of the dumb cane, or dieffenbachia houseplant
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.
Grow Air Plants Indoors With These Basic Tips
How to grow tillandsia in your home, including tips for watering, mounting and fertilizing.
All About Ferns
Your fern resource, including an introduction to growing ferns and detailed profiles of the most popular indoor ferns.
Propagating Bromeliads — How to Propagate...
Learn how to propagate your bromeliads from offsets (pups) produced by the mother plant.
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.
Australian Tree Fern
Tips for growing successful Australian tree ferns and related Cyathea, including advice on watering, leaf-browning, and temperature.
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.
Jackfruit—How to Grow Jackfruit Indoors
Tips on how to sprout and grow jackfruit trees indoors (although don't expect fruit!)
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.
Staking Up Plants—How to Stake Up...
Learn how to stake up various kinds of houseplants, including vines and climbing plants.
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.
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.
Neoregelia — Growing Neoregelia Bromeliads
How to grow neoregelia bromeliads, including tips on light, water and propagation.
Caladium—How to Grow Caladium
Tips on how to grow caladium plants, including propagation and overwintering them for great foliage displays year after year.
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.
Alocasia — How to Grow Alocasia Houseplants
Tips for growing successful Alocasia houseplants, including a variety of elephant ears
Amazon elephant's ear (Alocasia amazonica)
A description of the Amazon elephant's ear
Thyme -- Growing Thyme Indoors
How to grow thyme indoors, including tips for windowsill placement and advice on pot sizes.
Passion Flower—Growing Passion Flower...
How to grow passion flowers as houseplants, including tips on watering, trimming and repotting to encourage the most blooms.
Feng Shui and Houseplants: How to Apply This...
Understanding and applying feng shui concepts to houseplants in your home.
Bananas—Growing Bananas Indoors
Tips on how to grow bananas indoors as specimen plants
Pruning Houseplants—How to Prune...
Tips and tricks on the proper way to prune and trim houseplants (including which plants you should never prune!)
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.
Catnip—Growing Catnip Indoors
Catnip, a perennial favorite of all things feline, is a relative of the mint and lemon balm, which means it's not a terribly hard plant to grow indoors.
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.
Treating Orchid Fungal Diseases
How to treat common fungal diseases in orchids
How to Grow Cast Iron Plants
Tips on how to grow the popular cast iron plants, including information on light, water and easy propagation
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
Hostas--Growing Hostas Inside
Tips on how to grow hostas inside as houseplants, including advice on proper light levels and watering.
Datura—How to Grow Angel's Trumpet Indoors
Tips on how to grow the Datura, or angel's trumpet tree, including information on the plant's toxicity and advice on how to best grow them.
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.
Tips for Watering Houseplants—How to...
Stop killing your plants with water! General tips on how to water houseplants for a long, healthy life.
Agave—How to Grow Agave Indoors
Tips on how to grow agave species as houseplants, including advice on watering, sunlight, and propagation.
Gasteria—Growing Gasteria Succulents
Tips on how to grow the Gasteria genus of succulents, including information on propagation and cultural requirements.
Lemon Balm—Growing Lemon Balm Indoors
Tips on how to grow lemon balm indoors.

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