Are you still watering plants from the top with a watering can? Maybe it’s time to try bottom watering. Also known as reverse watering, this technique has some advantages that can result in healthier, happier plants. This guide helps you learn when and why you should use bottom watering, and how to do it the right way.
Orchids make striking houseplants with their novel good looks – and they’re really not that hard to keep happy. But when you bring one of these beauties into your home, you’ll want to make sure you provide it with the right light and water and give it the best care. To learn the basics of growing orchids, keep reading.
Rubber tree is often chosen as a houseplant, with its structured branches, colorful varieties, and big, glossy leaves lending interest to modern decor. This tropical tree can reach towering heights of over 100 feet in the wild, but with a little pruning and some mottled sunlight, these robust plants can thrive indoors.
If you admire the beautiful blossoms of fuchsia, did you know they make fabulous houseplants? With the right care, they will provide you with radiant blossoms for months on end. Learn all about growing and caring for these beauties indoors, plus our top recommended cultivars in this guide. Read more now.
Spiderworts are gorgeous, low maintenance houseplants and they are available in some stunning varieties. With a variety of color combinations, and solid or variegated foliage, these tropical foliage plants liven up the indoor landscape. Discover 9 of the best spiderwort varieties and choose your favorites. Read more now.
If your living or work space would benefit from low maintenance indoor greenery, pothos plants are ideal. These trailing, variegated tropical vines are fast-growing and thrive in low light conditions, with sparse water, and forgetful owners. Learn how to grow and care for pothos houseplants in this guide. Read more now.
Spiderwort (Tradescantia), aka wandering dude, is an ideal houseplant for beginner gardeners. The long, trailing foliage may be shades of green, purple, or variegated, depending on the cultivar. It grows quickly and looks gorgeous in hanging baskets. Learn how to grow spiderwort in this guide. Read more now.
Can ingesting dracaena be harmful to cats and dogs? You will need to monitor for adverse symptoms and call the vet if your pet samples this type of houseplant, a common pick among indoor gardeners. Read on to learn more about the toxicity of dracaena to household pets, symptoms to watch out for, and care tips.
Philodendrons are tropical foliage plants that are easy to grow indoors, and can be planted in the garden in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-11. Available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, these plants are ideal for livening up a gloomy corner of your home. Learn how to grow and care for philodendron in this guide.
Ideal for indoor gardening, Dracaena is a genus of low maintenance tropical plants that come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colors. Many species are distinguished by narrow, spectacularly striped foliage growing from a sturdy central cane. Continue on to learn all about growing these whimsical plants indoors.
If you’re tired of houseplants that demand lots of attention to keep them healthy, why not grow dumb cane? Dumb canes (Dieffenbachia) are uncomplicated plants that add heaps of color and texture to your interiors without a lot of work on your part. Learn how to grow and care for dumb cane in this guide. Read more now.
Fiddle-leaf fig trees make a stunning addition to indoor spaces with their architectural shape. But they can be fussy, and seem to drop their leaves and turn brown at the drop of a hat. Don’t let their finicky nature put you off or turn you into a frustrated plant parent. This guide will set you on the right path.
Some cats love to nibble on spider plants, so you may be wondering whether it’s safe for them to chew on this grass-like houseplant. You may also wonder why your feline companion is so obsessed with this particular plant. Learn whether spider plants are toxic to cats and how to protect your plant from being chewed to a nub.
Have you always dreamed of turning your home into a tropical paradise? Try growing areca palm. This low maintenance palm that features bamboo-like stems and soft feathery fronds is a perfect choice for bringing warmth and sunshine to your living room. Learn how to grow and care for areca palm indoors. Read more now.
Prayer plants make enchanting houseplants with their gorgeous, patterned foliage. But sometimes their leaves can turn yellow, and the effect of those beautiful patterns is spoiled. There are many causes for yellow leaves in prayer plants. Learn about the most common problems and how to remedy them in this guide.
Have you ever wanted to grow your own aloe vera? This versatile succulent is easy to grow on a sunny windowsill in your home. With your own aloe vera plant you’ll always have first aid on hand for minor burns and bug bites. Learn everything you need to know to grow and care for aloe vera indoors in this guide.
Peace lilies are typically easygoing houseplants, but occasionally they may come down with a disease. Most common peace lily diseases occur in nurseries, but certain root rots can strike houseplants in loving homes. Learn more about how to protect your peace lilies from disease now in this guide. Read more now.