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Gardenia Plant Care

Gardenia plants are known for their sensitive nature, posing a challenge for even the most expert gardeners. Generally found outdoors in the south, gardenias are charming and beautiful plants which need substantial maintenance. But don't be scared off, if you are up for the challenge, you can have some of the most beautiful flowers gracing […] Read More

Bamboo Houseplants

When one thinks of bamboo inside their home, they're most likely thinking of the plant known as Lucky Bamboo dracaena. And actually, it's not a member of the bamboo family. Lucky bamboo is native to Cameroon in West Africa and has become widely popular due to its ability to weave back and forth between the worlds […] Read More

Staghorn Fern Care

The first thing I noticed when I first saw a Staghorn Fern was it's unusual and beautiful aesthetic, something I immediately wanted in my own home. The alien appearance and buck-like horns are a vegan's dream, especially when it comes to 'hunting chic'. No need to kill a deer in order to get impressive antlers! […] Read More

A Guide To Flowering House Plants

Flowering House Plants To The Rescue Flowers bring forth an image of happiness, give off delicious fragrance and bring the elegance and beauty of nature indoors. And while many of us enjoy growing indoor plants like jade, succulents, air plants or ferns, many of us still desire to have flowers in our midst. The beauty […] Read More

A Guide To Succulent Plant Care

Succulents, The Aliens Of The Plant World Some of the most unusual looking and beautiful plants on earth, succulents are amazing additions to one's home. I can't keep my eyes off the different varieties of these strange looking plants, and why should I? They range from cacti to echeveria, sedum, aeonium, agave, dudleya, and more. […] Read More

An Ultimate Guide To Keeping Your Orchid Alive For More Than A Few Weeks

We've all been there. Fascinated by the beauty and elegance of the orchid, we decide to bring one home and place it in our fancy foyer (pronounced the French way, of course). We think it'll be different this time, the orchids will survive, we have the gardening knack to keep these needy flowers alive. And […] Read More

Growing Your Own ‘Bird Of Paradise’ Plant

If you've never seen a Bird of Paradise plant, you are missing out. Some of the most amazing and beautiful plants on earth, this exotic flower is something to see and behold. In fact, while driving highway 1 in California, seeing the bird of paradise plants was one of  the main highlights of the trip (plant […] Read More

Exploding Plants For Your Garden: Touch Me Nots, The Sensitive Plant

Exploding plants are fun, exciting, explosive and weird! The most tame of these plants is the Touch Me Not, or the Mimosa Pudica also known as the Farting Plant!!! Can this plant get any more fun? Okay, maybe not as fun as the squirting cucumber, the Mimosa Pudica, of the Touch-Me-Not species is actually an herb, whose […] Read More

The Ming Aralia Houseplant

Originating from the Pacific islands and Southeast Asia, Ming Aralia's have about six different species that are actively cultivated. In their native climates, they are grown outdoors found in the Caribbean islands and beyond. However, they can also be a great indoor plant, and aren't as difficult to handle as many might believe. Polyscias means […] Read More

How To Grow an Avocado Tree Indoors

On a recent trip to Florida, I had the pleasure of picking fresh avocados from my aunt and uncle's avocado tree in their backyard. It was exhilarating to eat freshly made guacamole with avocados grown in the very yard I spent so much time in, and it became a goal of mine to grow my own […] Read More

Fittonia: Acanthaceae

The Fittonia Houseplant, a Wonderful Addition To Your Home The Fittonia house plant is one of my absolute favorite plants for your home. The beautifully veined leaves and the colorful notes are a lovely statement for your home, office or nook. If you want the tropical look, go for the Fittonia and you won't be […] Read More

The Dumb Cane Houseplant

I admit, I initially became interested in the Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia amoena) houseplant due to its name. It's part of the Araceae family, often grown as a houseplant for its generally easy care and beautiful leaves. It has many relatives, including Philodendron, Pothos, Calla, Anthurium, and more. Native to South America, it's commonly found in […] Read More

Growing Olive Trees Indoors

Olive trees may evoke memories of your recent trip to Spain, or your favorite Greek restaurant, but not necessarily a common house plant. Did you even know growing olive trees indoors is possible? Well, it is and you can definitely grow olive trees indoors. I was lucky enough to have hiked the trail known as the […] Read More

The Chicago Hardy Fig Tree

Why You Need to Know About the Chicago Hardy Fig Tree The Chicago Hardy Fig tree is one of my favorite indoor plants, mostly because it hails from my hometown of Chicago. We can't claim to have a lot of unique or fun plants originating from our borders, so having a fig tree calling Chicago […] Read More

The 5 Best Large Houseplants

When it comes to growing houseplants, many imagine the tall and large sprawling trees and bushes that many see on TV and in the movies. These are the beautiful, draping and long stemmed leaves that which most people are accustomed to looking at.   On this site, I spend a lot of time talking about the […] Read More

How To Grow Mushrooms At Home: A Guide

Mushrooms are some of the most amazing things on this planet and constantly astound me. While not necessarily house plants, mushrooms are organisms that have evolved with humans for thousands and thousands of years. They help us heal, prevent cancer, can help create safe pesticides, clean up oil spills, and more. The amount these funky fungi […] Read More

How to Care for Air Plants

I've recently found myself becoming passionate about air plants, especially as the seasons have changed from fall into winter. Air plants are beautiful, simple, amazing plants that are perfect for any home, and are wonderful options for any season. Even better, they are low maintenance and require little love and care. I own around 10 […] Read More

Norfolk Island Pine

The Norfolk Island Pine, otherwise known as your favorite miniature Christmas tree, is a great and often popular option during the holiday season. I saw my first Norfolk Island Pine while browsing my local gardening store, this cute little miniature Christmas pine was displayed conveniently after Halloween igniting all our Christmas excitement. Surprisingly, these aren't […] Read More

The Best Soil for Orchids

Orchids are a beautiful option for your home and contrary to popular belief aren't the fragile flowers you might think them to be. Orchids are actually way more adaptable and tougher than most give them credit for---the underdog of toughness---and the myth they can only survive with extreme care and live in a greenhouse must […] Read More

The African Violet

African violet house plants are a beautiful option for indoor plants, making your home more colorful and exciting even in the dull and dreary winter months. One of the most common house plants, they are bright, beautiful and make you feel sunny. So if you have what it takes to grow these beautiful babes in your […] Read More

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