Category Archives: Indoor Plants

Everything You Need to Know About Making Terrarium

Terrariums are the perfect way to spruce up your home with a little greenery. They don’t take up much space, are quick and easy to make, and add a wonderful whimsical quality to any space. The best part is, terrariums are incredibly easy to care for and even the most gardening inept can find success.…
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House Plants – Care Tips & Techniques

Use these expert tips and techniques to keep your house plants looking their best. Sunshine Decoding those perplexing tag instructions on light. If the tag says direct light, the plant needs six or more hours of bright sunshine a day, hitting it head-on. If the tag says moderate light, the plant needs bright, direct sunshine…
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Dracaena Reflexa – The Song of India

The song of India plant is a species from the dracaena genus (dracaena reflexa) that has become a popular house plant. There are various cultivars of the dracaena reflexa that display different leaf variations, although the most popular you'll see sold in garden stores is the yellow edged variegata type. They usually grow up to about…
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Mistakes to Avoid for the Happiest Houseplants

8 Mistakes to Avoid for the Happiest Houseplants Here are 8 common mistakes indoor gardeners make; avoid them at your peril if you want happy, healthy houseplants. Ignoring instructions for their care. Refer to the how-to sheet you get from the florist or nursery, or the seed packet when you grow from scratch. To cut…
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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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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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