Category Archives: Indoor Plants

Lucky Bamboo – Perfect Office Plant

How would you like a nice green plant thriving in that dim & colorless office of yours or how about adding a touch of modern to your home decor? Here’s a popular option that even the most beginner of green thumbs can make flourish, and it’s believed to bring good luck too! Awhile ago I…
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Beach Spider Lily – Growing Guide

This amazing bulb based plant "beach spider lily" enjoys environments that are downright aquatic and easy to maintain. These one of a kind flowers will look like spiders crawling across your flower's shelving unit all summer long, and provide your home with a sweet vanilla scent. The Beach Spider Lily demands a large growing pot, with…
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How to Care for the Scarlet Star – Guzmania Lingulata

Guzmania is a popular genus of bromeliad. Their colorful flower bracts can be found in shopping malls, conservatories and many other plantscapes as well as kitchen tables and office desks. While they are a popular in public indoor spaces they grow naturally from Florida to Brazil and are particularly common in Costa Rica and Columbia.…
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How to Grow Amaryllis ( Indoors and Outdoors )

Why do so many people enjoy growing Amaryllis indoors? For starters, they are an easy bulb to grow. Forcing Amaryllis to bloom indoors is a snap. Many garden stores carry them boxed, potted and ready to grow by just adding water. Second, they have big, bright, trumpet shaped blooms cheering up the indoor winter scene.…
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Pothos – The Easiest Houseplant to Grow

Pothos is arguably the easiest houseplant to grow. It’s a long-growing, leafy vine that can reach 40 feet or more in tropical jungles. It usually confines itself to about 6-10 feet in containers, but don't be surprised if yours just keeps growing. A perk of growing pothos is that they are high on the list…
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How to Grow Cryptanthus Inside

Cryptanthus bromeliads, more commonly known as Earth Stars due to their shape, are beautiful and incredibly varied plants that naturally grow in tropical areas. There are over 1,200 types of bromeliads within the Cryptanthus genus, with a great variety of foliage; their colors range from dark green to bright pink to red and can be…
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Growing Amazon Elephant’s Ear (Alocasia Amazonica)

Growing Amazon Elephant's Ear (Alocasia Amazonica) Originating in tropical Southeast Asia, this popular elephant's ear (Alocasia amazonica, part of the Alocasia genus) is a striking and beautiful houseplant, with deep green leaves accentuated by whitish or light green leaf veins. It's a hybrid that has become a fairly popular ornamental house plant and is one…
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Growing Cat Grass Indoors

Growing cat grass indoors will keep your cats busy and entertain them. This way they don’t need to go outside for grazing, where the grass may be treated with pesticides and fertilizer! What is Cat Grass Cat grass is something cats love to gnaw on; it’s healthy too. Usually, grown from a mix of seeds…
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African Violets: Tips For Feeding, Propagating & More

The wide assortment of colors, flower forms, and foliage to be found in African violets has made them a popular houseplant to collect. Propagating them has become a fascinating and absorbing hobby that’s easy to manage. Today’s beautiful flowers must be seen to be appreciated. They are a far cry from the early ones with…
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Kentia Palm – Care and Info

The Kentia palm is a fairly easy plant member from the Howea genus to take care of indoors that displays wide leaflets. Facts Origin: Lord Howe Island (Australia - New South Wales State). Names: Kentia, paradise, thatch (common). Howea forsteriana (botanical/scientific). Max Growth (approx): Height 10ft. Poisonous for pets: Non-toxic to cats and dogs. Where…
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About Fascinating Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous plants are meat eating plants that need the nutrients from their natural growing conditions, like air, water and soil, to live as well as the nutrients from the insects and other bugs and arachnids that they consume. Carnivorous plants grow naturally in swampy areas around the world where the water that is constantly running…
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How to Grow and Care for Beautiful Maranta Indoors

The Maranta genus includes a few dozen low-growing plants native to the American tropics. Maranta have some of the most beautiful, most decorative leaves in the plant kingdom. The popular M. tricolor has deep green, velvety leaves with yellow splotches down the midrib and arching red veins traveling to the leaf margins. They are fairly…
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All About Schlumbergera – Christmas Cactus

Schlumbergera belongs to a small group of cacti. There are six kinds of them, which are found in the mountainous coasts of the southeastern Brazil.  These plants inhabit rocks or trees that normally provide shade, and where the humidity is great, there is a good possibility that they look very different from their counterparts that…
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Six Cold Resistant Houseplants

Six Cold Resistant Houseplants For many gardeners, cold resistance is a real issue, especially in places where it can get chilly. None of these houseplants are made to handle extreme frost, but they can all thrive and grow well in temperate conditions that drop to the fifties, and some of them even succeed around the…
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How to Grow Poinsettias

How to Grow Poinsettias Poinsettias are cheery plants that are widely grown indoors over Christmas for their brightly coloured bracts. They are often disposed of once they start to fade, but with a little care, you can keep them all year and the bracts will colour up again the following year. This year, why not…
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Growing Garlic Indoors

Growing Garlic Indoors Growing garlic indoors is not difficult and you’ll be able to get the supply of fresh green stalks, flowers, and even the garlic bulbs. Learn more! If you have ever wondered about how to grow garlic indoors then the good news is that it is going to be considerably easier than you…
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