Category Archives: Indoor Plants

Growing Arrowhead Plants

Tips for Growing Arrowhead Plants The arrowhead plant goes by numerous names including arrowhead vine, American evergreen, five fingers, and nephthytis. Although it may be grown outdoors in some regions, the arrowhead plant (Syngonium podophyllum) is typically grown as a houseplant. The arrowhead plant can be grown alone or in a mixed planting for additional…
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What To Do With Your First Bonsai

What To Do With Your First Bonsai - Tips It is not uncommon for one’s first steps in bonsai to meet with less than ideal results. The usual scenario is as follows: You receive a bonsai as a gift for Christmas or for your birthday. You love it and want it to care for it…
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Growing Chili Peppers From Seed

Everybody needs to grow chili peppers for cooking. Even if you don't like hot food, just a little hint of chili to warm it up stimulates the taste buds and everything else tastes just so much better. True. And chilies will brighten up your garden! There are different species of chili peppers. Most chilies are grown…
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Umbrella Plant (Schefflera Arboricola)

Umbrella Plant or Tree - growing tips The Umbrella plant is also known as the Dwarf umbrella tree. Schefflera Arboricola is the scientific name. Grown indoors the Schefflera Arboricola can be kept to a manageable size of 4 - 8ft tall, and the good news is they respond well to basic indoor conditions. Description The…
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Common Indoor Seeding Mistakes

There's nothing more rewarding than growing plants from the start, but a lot can go wrong in the early stages. Here's what to look out for in the first few weeks. Mold Seen as white, hairlike growths on the soil surface, fungi thrive in dirt that is overly wet, usually combined with humid air or…
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Hedychium – Growing Ginger Lily Inside

Hedychium - growing Ginger Lily inside tips The tropical ginger lily is a relative of the common kitchen ginger. Like ginger, the ginger lily is a tropical plant that grows from an underground rhizome in stiff canes with oblong leaves. In its natural habitat or under excellent conditions, some species of ginger lily can easily…
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Growing Indoor Orchids

Growing Indoor Orchids Tips To grow an orchid, you have to think like an orchid. The golden rule for orchid success is to duplicate the plant's natural conditions as closely as possible. In nature, most orchids are epiphytes, meaning they grow on other objects, clinging to rough bark or even stone. The showy orchids favored…
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Calathea – How to Grow

Tips how to grow Calathea indoor The genus Calathea includes some of the most beautiful and striking tropical foliage plants in the world. Closely related to the similarly gorgeous Maranta, Calathea species generally have boldly marked, upright, oblong leaves in a dazzling array of colors held on long, upright stalks. As true tropical plants, they are…
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