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By Jon VanZile

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Aeschynanthus—How to Grow Lipstick Vines and Basket Vines Created: Friday, October 02, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Tips on how to grow and bloom lipstick vine and basket vines from the genus Aeschynanthus.
    • Rieger Begonias—How to Grow Flowering Winter Begonias Created: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Key tips and soil information on how to grow and keep the Rieger begonia, otherwise known as the flowering winter begonia.
    • Aiphanes—Growing Aiphanes Palms Created: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Tips on how to grow the rare and unusual Aiphanes
    • Vrisea -- How to Grow Vrisea Bromeliads Created: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      They can be grown in stronger shade conditions than many other kinds of bromeliads, and their size varies from medium to fairly large.
    • Living Stones—Growing Living Stones Plants Created: Sunday, February 26, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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.
    • Indoor Seedlings—Potting Soil for Sprouting Seeds Created: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Although seedlings might sprout in any number of situations, you can give your seeds a greater chance of success by using soil designed for specific needs." itemprop="descrTP='t3'" --> itemprop="de...
    • Cordyline—How to Grow Cordyline Indoors Created: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Discover tips for growing cordyline plants indoors, such as watering and humidity levels. How to tell a cordyline from the closely related Dracaena plant.
    • Top Houseplants: Red Flowers Created: Saturday, February 07, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Sick of replacing cut flowers? This year, for Valentine's Day, why not consider something new: a gorgeous potted red flowering plant." itemprop="description">"description" Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      How to grow cilantro in containers indoors
    • How to Root Cuttings at Home Created: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      How to root young plants from cuttings, including the use of rooting hormone and tips for success." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      What is causing my leaves to turn yellow?
    • Spider Plants (Chlorophytum) Created: Friday, September 12, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      How to grow spider plants, including tips on feeding and displaying as hanging plants.
    • The 7 Best Houseplants for Beginners Created: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      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.
    • Ficus Plants—How to Grow Healthy Ficus Trees Created: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      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 hous...
    • Schefflera -- Growing Schefflera Plants Inside Created: Friday, April 03, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      How to grow schefflera plants indoors, including tips on watering and how to handle leaf-drop.
    • Phalaenopsis Orchids Created: Thursday, July 31, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Growing phalaenopsis orchids. Houseplants.
    • Desert Rose—How to Grow Desert Rose Plants Created: Friday, October 09, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Tips for growing desert rose plants. These are beautiful plants with swollen stems and striking flowers, but their sap is poisonous.
    • Anthurium—How to Grow Anthurium Plants Created: Thursday, October 09, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      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.
    • Spathiphyllum Care—How to Grow Peace Lilies Created: Friday, October 03, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      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 avai...
    • Top Flowering Houseplants Created: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      A list of the 12 best flowering indoor plants, including African violets, orchids and other popular flowering plants." itemprop="description">> Monday, April 13, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      If it seems like you're always fighting for enough light for your houseplants, here are the best low light plants for indoors.
    • Snake Plant and Mother-in-Law's Tongue Created: Friday, August 29, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Growing tips for Snake Plant and Mother-in-Law's Tongue houseplants.
    • Kalanchoe -- Growing Kalanchoe Plants Created: Thursday, October 23, 2008 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      How to grow both flowering and non-flowering Kalanchoe plants, including the popular K. blossfeldiana. Tips on watering, propagation and light.
    • Growing Bijilia Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Tips on how to grow the rare Bijilia genus indoors, including advice on light and watering habits for best results.
    • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)—Growing Common Ginger Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Tips on how to propagate and grow common grocery store ginger into a beautiful plant with edible ginger rhizomes.
    • Can I grow water lilies indoors? Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Can you grow water lilies indoors in a container? Here is a description of water lilies and advice on how they best grow." itemprop="description">>
    • The 7 Best Houseplants for Apartments and Small Spaces Created: Thursday, December 16, 2010 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      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."
    • Morning Glory—Growing Ipomoea Indoors Created: Friday, August 30, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Tips on how to grow the morning glory indoors, including advice on how to keep them as indoor flowering annuals and the best conditions to encourage flowering.
    • Cistus—How to Grow Rock Rose Indoors Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Tips on how to grow the popular cistus as a houseplant. These easy plants deserve wider recognition as an excellent houseplant.
    • Fuchsia—Growing Fuchsia as Houseplants Created: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Tips on how to grow fuchsia as houseplants, including advice on how to overwinter these lovely flowering plants
    • Passion Flower—Growing Passion Flower Indoors Created: Monday, February 27, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      How to grow passion flowers as houseplants, including tips on watering, trimming and repotting to encourage the most blooms.
    • White Batflower—Growing Tacca Integrifolia Indoors Created: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      How to grow the highly unusual white batflower indoors

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