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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

The Philodendron Houseplant

The beautiful Philodendron plant brings forth an image of home, indoor gardening, and green pleasantries. In my own mind, I think of the Philodendron as a houseplant staple, the mascot of windowsills everywhere, and one of my personal favorite indoor plants. On a recent trip to Miami, I was more than excited to stumble upon […] 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

What Are The Best Indoor Plants That Grow In Shade?

Indoor plants that grow in shade are not hard to find, and can become your whole house plant collection. From ferns to evergreens to ivy, you'll be able to find the best plants for full shade that will not just tolerate your sunless home, but thrive in it. I have a house with very low […] 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

The Chinese Evergreen: Aglaonema

Another great house plant for beginners, the Chinese Evergreen is a colorful and easy option for all the novices out there or those of us who are too busy watching the Bachelor or playing tennis. Some of us don't have the time or the skills to tinker with plants, so the Chinese Evergreen is a great […] Read More

The Golden Pothos: Scindapsus aureus

Probably one of the most house plant-iest of house plants, the Golden Pothos looks like it belongs in your foyer. With bright green and yellow leaves, these plants are some of the most recognizable house decorations around. Also known as Devil's Ivy, Golden Pothos originates from the Southeast Asia and the West Pacific. If you enjoy […] Read More

The Parlor Palm: Chamaedorea elegans

The parlor palm is one of the few palms which make a good house plant, able to adapt to the indoor lifestyle, the parlor palm lives well to its name and will make a wonderful addition to your parlor (do people have parlor rooms these days?). Made popular in the Victorian era when they still […] Read More

The Snake Plant: Sansevieriea trifasciata

  If you have a history of killing plants, completely lack the skills of keeping anything green alive, detest it when people say you should own a plant before owning a pet (pets are so much easier!), then the snake plant is for you. This is a great entryway into the world of green and […] Read More

Best Low Light Plants

Unfortunately, not all of us live in climates or homes that provide full sun all year round. Some of us live with 6 months of winter, daylight only lasting a few hours and warm weather a distant memory. However, when it comes to growing indoor plants, you don't need to have full sun all the […] Read More

Peace Lily House Plant: Spathiphyllum

The Peacy Lily house plant is the option for all seeking clean air, easy to care for plants and of course, some peace. These are a beautiful species, offering your home a break from the mundane green on green on green that many of the other flora and fauna offer. History First arriving in Europe […] Read More