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

If you’re new to houseplants or just looking to expand your collection, these posts have everything you need to know. From low light options to kid-friendly plants and even herbs that thrive indoors, we’ve got you covered.

30 of the Best Plants for Hanging Houseplants

30 of the Best Plants for Hanging Houseplants

Learn which foliage plants make the best, easy-care hanging houseplants. Take advantage of a room’s vertical space while adding natural beauty to your home décor.
How to Grow and Propagate Spider Plants (Chlorophytum species)

How to Grow and Propagate Spider Plants (Chlorophytum species)

Spider plants are fun and easy to grow and propagate! Learn how to care for your spider plant and add new Chlorophytum species to your collection.
Garden Design: Planning a Beautiful Garden

Garden Design: Planning a Beautiful Garden

Do you have a vision for a unique and beautiful garden? Proper garden design, layout, and planning are essential to make this a reality.
Houseplant Identification

Houseplant Identification

Find out what houseplant is growing in that pot on your windowsill using these handy houseplant identification tools.
Low Light Houseplants

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

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 – 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.
Tropical Plants with Really Big Leaves

Tropical Plants with Really Big Leaves

The huge green leaves of the banana trees, philodendrons, cannas and more are the signature element of our favorite lush tropical landscapes.
10 Houseplants to Propagate and Share

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.
10 Fun and Safe Houseplants for Kids’ Rooms

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.
7 Houseplants That Look Great on a Shelf

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.
7 Houseplants for Hanging Planters

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

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.
Plants as Art

Plants as Art

Looking for that perfect piece of art to tie together your latest home design project? This article describes ten houseplants, with structural characteristics, that can serve the same purpose as a grand painting or an expensive sculpture.
How to Grow Cacti Indoors

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.
What Your Houseplants Say About Your Style

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

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.

30 of the Best Plants for Hanging Houseplants

30 of the Best Plants for Hanging Houseplants

Learn which foliage plants make the best, easy-care hanging houseplants. Take advantage of a room’s vertical space while adding natural beauty to your home décor.
Fabulous Ficus

Fabulous Ficus

A rubber plant livening up a corner near the family room couch, a Ficus tree forest in the middle of a mall, or a creeping fig dangling from a home shelf…they’re all Ficus plants. Get the facts on Ficus and fit one into your life soon!
Anthurium Care Indoors

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.
Lucky Bamboo Care

Lucky Bamboo Care

Keep your bamboo healthy with our best tips for indoor bamboo plant care, including how often to water and fertilize.
Yucca Plant Care – How to Care for Yucca Elephantipes

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

How to Grow Peperomia Plants

Learn how to identify different peperomia plant varieties, including tips on growing and caring for peperomia as houseplants.
All About Asparagus Fern Houseplants – Types and Care

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.
How to Care for Your Croton Plant

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.
Tips for Fertilizing Houseplants

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.
Taking Care of a Potted Poinsettia 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

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.
3 Easy Ways to Root a Christmas Cactus

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

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.
How to Care for Your Christmas Cactus

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.
Help with Houseplants: Printable Plant Care Wheel

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

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 Repot a Cactus

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.
Propagating Succulents

Propagating Succulents

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

How to Plant a Houseplant

Learn how to plant a houseplant with these illustrated steps.
How to Repot a Houseplant

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!
7 Tips to Keep Phalaenopsis Orchids Blooming

7 Tips to Keep Phalaenopsis Orchids Blooming

This orchid is one of the easiest to grow and a great choice for beginners. Follow these tips to keep your orchid healthy and encourage it to bloom as often and as long as possible.

Houseplant Troubleshooting

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.

The Magnificent Monstera Plant – Care Guide and Varieties

The Magnificent Monstera Plant – Care Guide and Varieties

Monstera plants are not only a striking and unique addition to your plant home, but a reminder of the adaptability and tenacity of nature! Monstera plants are easy to care for and fun to grow!
What’s Wrong with My Plant?

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

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

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

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.
Sunburned Houseplants

Sunburned Houseplants

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

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

Common Houseplant Pests

A look at the most common insect pests that feed on houseplants. How to identify and control houseplant pests before they do serious damage your plants.
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