How to Grow and Care for Aluminum Plants Indoors

A close up horizontal image of an aluminum plant growing in a pot set on a tiled surface.

Aluminum plants, aka watermelon pilea, are tropical perennials with abundant clumping green foliage that is richly textured and accented by streaks of silver. Ideal for growing indoors in bright, indirect light, this foliage plant requires moderate maintenance and is an elegant addition to the home or office. Read more.

Tips for Watering Norfolk Island Pine Trees

A close up horizontal image of a small Norfolk Island pine tree in a pot set on a wooden surface with a metal watering can.

Norfolk Island pines make festive houseplants, and they will brighten your home long after the holidays have passed. But it’s important to develop a good watering routine as soon as you bring your tree home. Learn about Norfolk Island pine water requirements and how to keep them healthy all year long. Read more now.

How and When to Prune Your Fiddle-Leaf Fig

A close up horizontal image of a fiddle-leaf fig plant growing in a pot set on a wooden surface.

If you love your fiddle-leaf fig but also feel a little intimidated by it, you’re not alone. It’s a notoriously finicky plant, and when it comes to pruning, the task can feel impossible. But pruning your fiddle-leaf fig is an important part of its care, and it’s not difficult to do. Learn all about it now in our guide.

How to Grow and Care for Lucky Bamboo Houseplants

A close up horizontal image of lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) growing in a small glass pot with pebbles surrounded by candles on a wooden surface.

Lucky bamboo is not a true bamboo, but a type of dracaena in the asparagus family. From its native Africa, it made its way to ancient Asia, where it became a symbol of good fortune and a facilitator of the harmonious practice of feng shui. Read on to learn all about lucky bamboo and how you can grow your own indoors.

Why Is There a Red Sheath on My Ficus Elastica? Do Rubber Trees Flower?

A close up horizontal image of a rubber tree showing a red sheath on the top.

In spring and summer, your healthy, actively growing Ficus elastica, or rubber tree, may send up a red sheath that appears to be a bud. While the rubber tree can produce a type of inflorescence, this is rare for plants grown indoors. So, if it’s not a bud, what other purpose could that sheath possibly serve?

29 of the Most Fabulous Types of Hoya Plant

A close up horizontal image of a collection of different potted hoya plants set on a wooden bench.

Hoyas provide beautiful foliage in a dizzying array of shapes, colors, and textures. Whether you want just one plant or you’re ready to start or expand a collection, narrow your choices by learning about the many cultivars and species available. Discover 29 of the most fabulous types of hoyas for your home now.

How to Grow and Care for Hoya Houseplants

A close up horizontal image of the delicate pink and red flowers of a Hoya plant with foliage in the background.

Once hoyas start to catch your eye, these houseplants are hard to forget. With their long, trailing vines and fragrant, showy flowers, hoyas make gorgeous, easy-care indoor plants. Ready to fall down the hoya rabbit hole? Keep reading to find out all you need to know about growing these lovely, vining plants.

How to Grow and Care for Ponytail Palm Indoors

A close up horizontal image of a small potted ponytail palm growing indoors.

Affectionately known as the elephant-foot plant, evergreen ponytail palm has a fountain of backward curving, strap-like foliage. The trunk has a large base called a caudex that stores water. This showy specimen is an elegant, easy-care houseplant. Learn all you need to know to cultivate a ponytail palm in your home.

My Pothos Leaves Are Turning Yellow! What’s Wrong and What to Do

A close up horizontal image of a pothos houseplant with yellow leaves as a result of a fungal infection.

What causes pothos leaves to turn yellow? Improper watering can lead to root rot that can kill your devil’s ivy houseplant. Find out when a golden color is natural, why plants might get sick, and what to do about it when you see yellow. To avoid root rot and keep pothos plants healthy, follow these preventive tips.

How to Grow and Care for Swiss Cheese Plants

A close up horizontal image of the foliage of Monstera deliciosa aka Swiss cheese plant pictured on a dark background.

Swiss cheese plants make an impressive statement in any space with their massive leaves and dramatic fenestration. But these showstoppers aren’t demanding, giving you a lot of showy bang for your buck. This guide will help you to encourage those characteristic leaf holes, and learn how to make your plant climb.

How to Grow and Care for Elegant Lady Palms

A close up horizontal image of a Rhapis excelsa lady palm plant growing in a home by a window.

Do you want to bring the look of the tropics into your home, but you don’t want to deal with a tender plant that can’t handle a little bit of cold weather, or something that will succumb to pests and diseases? Lady palms (Rhapis excelsa) are an excellent option, with beautiful palm fronds and a tough nature.

How to Grow and Care for Sundew as a Houseplant

A close up horizontal image of an insect trapped by a carnivorous sundew plant pictured in light sunshine on a soft focus background.

Sundew is a carnivorous plant that has adapted to bog environments all over the world by sourcing nutrients in an extraordinary way. You’ll need to replicate the necessary growing conditions and learn its special requirements to keep it as a houseplant – but it’s worth it if you enjoy truly distinctive plants.

How to Grow and Train Dracaena Plants as Bonsai

A close up horizontal image of the foliage of a dracaena plant growing in a container.

If you’re looking for an easy-to-grow beginner bonsai plant that can stay indoors all year long, dracaenas fit the bill. That’s because they’re simple to care for and undemanding when it comes to light, food, and water, even inside your home – perfect if you’re just dipping your toe into the art of bonsai. Read more.

17 of the Best Species of Peperomia to Grow at Home

A close up horizontal image of different types of peperomia plants growing in pots.

Peperomias come in a huge range of sizes, shapes, leaf textures, and growth habits. There are species that look like succulents, and others that have lush, textured foliage. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s probably a radiator plant to fit the bill. Learn about 17 of the best peperomia varieties to grow at home.

How to Grow a Venus Flytrap as a Houseplant

A close up horizontal image of Venus flytraps growing as houseplants.

The Venus flytrap is a marvel of the botanical world. While most plants feed from their roots and require nutrient-rich soil, this plant chooses to lure and devour insects to get what it needs. This incredible evolutionary trait has made it a favorite for those who collect and grow distinctive plants. Read more.

Growing Peperomias: How to Care for Radiator Plants

A close up horizontal image of a small peperomia plant growing in a decorative pot set on a windowsill pictured on a soft focus background.

Get ready to meet peperomias! These unfussy and diverse houseplants come in multiple growth habits, sizes, and foliage shapes and colors. They’re undemanding, and bring greenery into your space without asking for much in return. Ready to learn how to plant, propagate, and care for radiator plants? Let’s get growing.

English Ivy Houseplants: How to Care For Hedera Helix Indoors

A close up horizontal image of English ivy growing in a white metal pot on a wooden surface with a blue wall in the background.

Charming ivy is tough as nails outdoors. Most gardeners spend more time trying to contain it than they do nurturing it. But it’s a different story indoors. This classic plant needs food, water, and the right light, of course, but special care is required if you want to raise it as a houseplant. Read more now.