Caring for Specific Types of Houseplants
Rex Begonias - Growing the Striking Foliage Plants Begonia rex.
Rex begonias are prized for their colorfully patterned and intriguingly shaped leaves. Rex begonias are tropical plants that are popular as houseplants. May people collect and display several varieties. Most rex begonias sold today are named hybrids, although they are not always labeled. Here's how to grow rex begonias.
Aloe Vera -Grow Aloe Vera as a Desert Plant, Houseplant or Medicinal Plant.
Aloe vera makes a good starter houseplant. It takes care of itself and thrives on neglect. If you’re luck enough to be able to grow aloe vera outdoors, you’ll be greeted by spiky late spring flowers that grow on tall stalks. But even if your aloe will be housebound, it should be with you for years. Whether you’re just starting with...
Cyclamen - Lots of Blooms and Easy Care
Although many species of cyclamen are hardy, the cyclamen plants sold in greenhouses and stores during the holidays are considered houseplants and require different care than garden cyclamens. They're still beautiful and remain in bloom a long time, with a few tips given here.
Easter Lilies - Selecting, Caring For and Re-Blooming Your Easter Lily
Easter Lilies are a beautiful, fragrant symbol of the Easter season. A few simple tips will keep your lily plant blooming through the season and maybe even keep it going a few season longer.
Ferns - Choosing and Growing Ferns Indoors
Ferns make great, easy-care houseplants. Find out which are best for your home.
Lucky Bamboo - Growing and Caring for Lucky Bamboo
Whether it's really lucky is up for debate, but these plants (which aren't really bamboo) make for very interesting houseplants.
Orchids - Choosing and Caring for Orchids as Houseplants
Orchids aren't as temperamental as we've been lead to believe. Here are some tips for growing orchids in your home.
Bloom Again Orchids: 50 Easy Care Orchids that Flower Again and Agai…
Book review of "Bloom-Again Orchids", which talks about choosing and caring for orchids. Which orchids will bloom more than once. Orchids that are easy to care for. How to grow orchids.
Poinsettias - Holiday Care and Getting them to Re-Bloom
Poinsettias are popular holiday decorations and gifts. Knowing how to keep Christmas poinsettia plants in bloom longer and how to force them to rebloom next Christmas, requires some special care.
Pothos - An Easy to Grow Houseplant, Pothos
Pothos is arguably the easiest houseplant to grow. Pothos is tolerant of low light conditions and erratic watering. Pothos are also high on the list of plants that can help purify indoor air. Here's how to keep your pothos growing.
Persian Shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus)
The variegated purple, silvery leaves make this a colorful houseplant all year long. Small blue flowers dress it up in winter.