All About Houseplants
Welcome to our houseplant page! Here you’ll find everything you need to know about growing and caring for beautiful indoor plants. From what to grow to how to grow it, we have everything you need to know right here.
Houseplants are a wonderful way to bring a touch of nature into your home and create a peaceful and relaxing environment. But they can also be tricky to care for, especially if you’re new to gardening or have never grown indoor plants before. That’s why we’ve put together a collection of posts that cover all aspects of houseplant care, from choosing the right plants for your space to troubleshooting common problems like pests, diseases, and watering issues.
Whether you’re looking to add some greenery to your living room, bedroom, or office, our houseplant posts will help you grow healthy and beautiful plants that thrive in your home. So grab your gardening gloves and let’s get started!
What Houseplants to Grow
Find out what houseplant is growing in that pot on your windowsill using these handy houseplant identification tools.
Low Light Houseplants
10 low light houseplants with a natural ability to adapt to shady conditions. Great houseplants for low light, indirect sunlight, or artificial light.
Herbs That Make Good Houseplants
There are plenty of herbs that make good houseplants. The best herbs to grow indoors are those that have beautiful foliage with the bonus of flowers, fragrance, or culinary uses.
Pothos – The Easiest Houseplant
Pothos, a vining houseplant, is known for its elegance and versatility. It’s an excellent choice for most homes and offices. Learn the simple steps to care for this low-maintenance classic.
10 Fun and Safe Houseplants for Kids’ Rooms
Kids love taking care of houseplants, especially the interesting, colorful or downright weird ones. Check out our 10 favorite non-toxic and easy-care houseplants, perfect for your budding gardener’s bedroom.
10 Houseplants to Propagate and Share
Double your fun with your houseplants by learning to propagate them from plantlets or cuttings. Increase your own collection or have houseplants to share—a unique and green DIY gift.
7 Houseplants That Look Great on a Shelf
While all houseplants bring the relaxed feeling of the outdoors, indoors, some are particularly well-suited for displaying on a shelf, where their naturally trailing foliage can grow free. Here are seven of our favorites.
How to Grow Cacti Indoors
Cacti are always popular for growing indoors because they’re one of the few plant groups that thrive on some neglect. Best of all, they’re available in a huge array of shapes and sizes so you’re sure to find something to suit your fancy or your decor.
7 Houseplants for Hanging Planters
Displaying houseplants in hanging planters allows you to add greenery to higher spaces and drama to your indoor garden displays. This article discusses seven houseplants especially suited to hanging.
7 Houseplants with Colorful Patterned Foliage
Houseplants can add so much to the feel and freshness of a room, especially when they have interesting foliage. Here are seven of our favorite houseplants with beautifully patterned leaves sure to dress up your next interior design project.
What Your Houseplants Say About Your Style
It’s easy to personalize your living spaces with houseplants. Whether you consider your style to be feminine, classic, trendsetting, or easygoing, there’s a houseplant out there that’s a perfect fit for you.
Pet Friendly Houseplants
Houseplants can be a temptation to curious cats and dogs. Whether it’s playing with the leaves or digging in the dirt, pets and plants aren’t always a good mix. Here are ten low-maintenance houseplants that are safe around cats and dogs.
How to Grow and Care for Houseplants
Caring for houseplants can be a wonderful and rewarding experience.
In this section, we’ll guide you through everything you need to know about taking care of your indoor plants, from choosing the right soil and pots to watering, fertilizing, and repotting.
Our posts are designed to help you develop a green thumb and build your confidence as a houseplant parent. With our tips and tricks, you’ll be able to keep your plants healthy and beautiful for years to come.
Anthurium Care Indoors
Anthuriums are one of the most decorative and long-lasting flowering houseplants you can grow. Learn all about anthurium care indoors, including light, watering, and soil needs.
Yucca Plant Care – How to Care for Yucca Elephantipes
Learn yucca plant care for houseplants (Yucca elephantipes), with tips on watering, light levels, soil, fertilizer, repotting, and troubleshooting common problems.
How to Grow Peperomia Plants
Learn how to identify different peperomia plant varieties, including tips on growing and caring for peperomia as houseplants.
Lucky Bamboo Care
Keep your bamboo healthy with our best tips for indoor bamboo plant care, including how often to water and fertilize.
How to Care for Your Croton Plant
If your croton plant has gotten too large or the stems are getting leggy it may be time to give it a trim. Follow these simple croton care tips to prune, propagate and protect a croton.
All About Asparagus Fern Houseplants – Types and Care
The common name “asparagus fern” is used for several different Asparagus species. Identify which asparagus fern you are growing and how to grow it as a potted plant indoors.
Taking Care of a Potted Poinsettia Indoors
Keep your indoor potted poinsettia looking its best throughout the holiday season.
How to Grow an Amaryllis Plant
Amaryllis have become as popular as poinsettias and Christmas cacti for living holiday decor. They’re fun to watch grow and their spectacular, trumpet-like flowers are a welcome sight during winter. Learn how to care for your amaryllis and encourage it to rebloom next year.
Tips for Fertilizing Houseplants
Most houseplants need feeding with a fertilizer from time to time to replenish the soil’s nutrient levels and keep plants thriving. Get answers to some of the most common questions around what to feed, and when to fertilize, your houseplants.
3 Easy Ways to Root a Christmas Cactus
The Christmas cactus provides a beautiful holiday display and makes a great gift. Here’s how to root cuttings from your own cactus to propagate new plants for friends.
How to Stake a Houseplant
Sometimes your houseplants need some extra support to stay healthy and look their best. In this article, we offer up tips on how and when to stake your indoor plants.
Help with Houseplants: Printable Plant Care Wheel
Print out and make your own handy guide for the most common houseplants. This care wheel includes basics, such as light and water requirements. Bonus: There’s also an indicator for plants that are cat and dog safe.
All About Light and Water for Houseplants
Proper light and water are essential for successfully growing plants indoors. Learn how to identify the best locations for your houseplants, how to choose the plants suited to your light levels, and tips for giving your plants the right amount of water.
How to Care for Your Christmas Cactus
Your Christmas cactus makes a great houseplant after it’s lost its holiday blooms. We’ve got tips on how to get the most out of your Christmas cactus throughout the year, including how to encourage it to flower again.
How to Repot a Cactus
Repotting a cactus can seem like a daunting task. But with a few precautions to protect you, and your cactus, it’s just as easy as repotting any other container plant.
You can easily propagate your succulents, saving money and allowing you to create more of your favorite plant. This article shows you how, focusing on echeveria, hens and chicks, and aloe.
How to Plant a Houseplant
Learn how to plant a houseplant with these illustrated steps.
How to Repot a Houseplant
Is your longtime houseplant top-heavy? Are the roots of your favorite indoor plant coming through the pot’s drainage holes? Does your plant look less perky than it did five years ago? These are symptoms that your beloved plants are due to be repotted!
No matter how well you care for your indoor plants, problems can still arise. We’ll help you identify and solve common houseplant issues so you can keep your plants healthy and thriving.
Our posts cover a range of topics, from diagnosing pest problems to dealing with fungal diseases and even environmental stresses like overwatering and under-fertilizing. We’ll also provide tips on how to revive wilted or damaged plants and prevent future problems from occurring.
With our help, you’ll be able to overcome any obstacles that come your way and enjoy a beautiful and thriving indoor garden.
What’s Wrong with My Plant?
Brown leaf edges and wilting are just a couple of signals that something is wrong with your plant. Diagnose some of the most common houseplant problems and what you can do to correct them.
Common Madagascar Palm Problems
Some common troubles with Madagascar palm are the leaves falling off, curling or turning yellow. This guide will help you troubleshoot why your Madagascar palm is dying and find out how to care for it indoors.
Hibiscus Leaves Turning Yellow
Hibiscus leaves turning yellow is common. Find out what causes them to turn and what, if anything, you should do about it.
Cat Palm Troubleshooting Guide
Find the cause and fix it! Here’s how to correct common problems with your cat palm, such as yellow leaves, brown leaf tips, and how to know when it’s time to repot your plant.
Most houseplants love the sun. But there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Learn how to protect your plants from sunburn and help them recover.
How to Rescue an Overwatered Houseplant
Houseplants require the right balance of light, water, temperature and nutrition to thrive. Too little, or too much, of any of these elements and your plant can become weakened and even die. Here’s what to do if you have a plant that’s suffering the consequences of too much watering.
Common Houseplant Pests
A look at the most common insect pests that feed on houseplants. How to identify and control them before they do serious damage your plants.