Category Archives: Indoor Plants

Growing Amazon Elephant’s Ear (Alocasia Amazonica)

Growing Amazon Elephant's Ear (Alocasia Amazonica) Originating in tropical Southeast Asia, this popular elephant's ear (Alocasia amazonica, part of the Alocasia genus) is a striking and beautiful houseplant, with deep green leaves accentuated by whitish or light green leaf veins. It's a hybrid that has become a fairly popular ornamental house plant and is one…
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Growing Cat Grass Indoors

Growing cat grass indoors will keep your cats busy and entertain them. This way they don’t need to go outside for grazing, where the grass may be treated with pesticides and fertilizer! What is Cat Grass Cat grass is something cats love to gnaw on; it’s healthy too. Usually, grown from a mix of seeds…
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African Violets: Tips For Feeding, Propagating & More

The wide assortment of colors, flower forms, and foliage to be found in African violets has made them a popular houseplant to collect. Propagating them has become a fascinating and absorbing hobby that’s easy to manage. Today’s beautiful flowers must be seen to be appreciated. They are a far cry from the early ones with…
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Kentia Palm – Care and Info

The Kentia palm is a fairly easy plant member from the Howea genus to take care of indoors that displays wide leaflets. Facts Origin: Lord Howe Island (Australia - New South Wales State). Names: Kentia, paradise, thatch (common). Howea forsteriana (botanical/scientific). Max Growth (approx): Height 10ft. Poisonous for pets: Non-toxic to cats and dogs. Where…
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About Fascinating Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous plants are meat eating plants that need the nutrients from their natural growing conditions, like air, water and soil, to live as well as the nutrients from the insects and other bugs and arachnids that they consume. Carnivorous plants grow naturally in swampy areas around the world where the water that is constantly running…
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How to Grow and Care for Beautiful Maranta Indoors

The Maranta genus includes a few dozen low-growing plants native to the American tropics. Maranta have some of the most beautiful, most decorative leaves in the plant kingdom. The popular M. tricolor has deep green, velvety leaves with yellow splotches down the midrib and arching red veins traveling to the leaf margins. They are fairly…
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All About Schlumbergera – Christmas Cactus

Schlumbergera belongs to a small group of cacti. There are six kinds of them, which are found in the mountainous coasts of the southeastern Brazil.  These plants inhabit rocks or trees that normally provide shade, and where the humidity is great, there is a good possibility that they look very different from their counterparts that…
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Six Cold Resistant Houseplants

Six Cold Resistant Houseplants For many gardeners, cold resistance is a real issue, especially in places where it can get chilly. None of these houseplants are made to handle extreme frost, but they can all thrive and grow well in temperate conditions that drop to the fifties, and some of them even succeed around the…
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How to Grow Poinsettias

How to Grow Poinsettias Poinsettias are cheery plants that are widely grown indoors over Christmas for their brightly coloured bracts. They are often disposed of once they start to fade, but with a little care, you can keep them all year and the bracts will colour up again the following year. This year, why not…
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Growing Garlic Indoors

Growing Garlic Indoors Growing garlic indoors is not difficult and you’ll be able to get the supply of fresh green stalks, flowers, and even the garlic bulbs. Learn more! If you have ever wondered about how to grow garlic indoors then the good news is that it is going to be considerably easier than you…
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20 Easiest Houseplants You Can Grow

20 Easiest Houseplants You Can Grow Grow these no-fuss houseplants to bring life and color to your home. Each is durable and low-maintenance. 1. Norfolk Island Pine The secret to keeping Norfolk Island pine healthy is to give it ample light and humidity. In low light, the lower branches may turn brown and fall off.…
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How House Plants Keep You Healthy

How House Plants Keep You Healthy House plants are nice to have around, and some people just seem to have a knack for them. If you're one of those who don't or have never bothered to try, you've still probably noticed how pleasurable it is and how good you feel when you visit a friend…
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10 Common Houseplants Problems (and Solutions)

Indoor plant problems are common. Many problems are similar to those experienced by you plants outdoors - too much water, too little water, insects, plant disease to name a few. It should not surprise you then, to realize that treatment is also similar. For many problems, like too much or too little water, both problem…
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Top 3 (Nearly) Indestructible Plants for City Living

If you would describe your thumb as red, purple, pink, blue or any other conceivable color besides green, then it's likely you discovered this little factoid through trial and error. Perhaps there's a long list of failed plant relationships in your past, casting doubt on whether you'll ever have a rose or daisy that lasts…
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Mix and Match These 10 Outstanding Succulents

Succulents are the modern designer’s favorite freaks and geeks. They are a celebration of geometric form so rigid that the plants hardly seem to be living things. They can look like stones, can be toothed as an alligator, and occasionally morph into monstrosities that defy genetics. Every gardener should have at least one succulent plant.…
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Magical Purple Shamrock – Info and Care

Three is often the magic number when it comes to Oxalis. The most common species grown as a houseplant is Oxalis triangularis which has three common names, False Shamrock, Purple Shamrock and Love Plant. It has three purple heart shaped leaves, which each have three sides, that sit symmetrically to one another at the end of…
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