Our Complete Guide to Houseplant Care

Whether you're just starting out with houseplants or a veteran houseplant-parent looking to add to your collection, here's everything you need to know.

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Get the Know How on Caring for Your Favorite Houseplants

When it comes to choosing which specific houseplants you want to grow and care for, the possibilities are seemingly endless. To make things trickier, almost every plant will have slightly different needs in order to thrive. Luckily, we’re here to give you the Know How to become a proud plant-parent.

Below are a few of the most popular houseplants, including some you may growing in your home right now. Click on the image to learn more.

Those are just some of the most popular houseplants that we see. If none of those plants is what you're looking for, we invite you to visit our houseplants category page where we're sure you'll find the information you've been searching for.

If you have a specific question about a different houseplant that you're growing, be sure visit our questions website today and get answers straight from our experts.

Your Houseplants Made it Through Another Year! Now What?

Hooray! You did it! Getting through the first year with a new houseplant is impressive on its own, but come year two, one question we get asked most often is: “now what do I do?” This is almost always the case when a plant-parent gets through year one with a houseplant they've never grown before.

Well, the good news is that you have options! Learn a little more below about keeping your houseplants going for years to come.

Multiply Your Houseplant Collection for Free!

Regardless of whether you’re just getting into houseplants or an established plant-parent (or even grandparent), propagation should be your best friend.

Plant propagation is the process of creating new plants from existing ones, and trust us, it will save you a bunch of time and money in the long run. Typically, propagation is done with seeds. For houseplants though, vegetative cuttings are much more common. Sometimes, different houseplants can have subtle differences in how they're propagated. To be honest, it's a very broad topic. Luckily for you, we have a pretty robust collection of articles dedicated to houseplant propagation.

Houseplant Propagation

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Just about any plant can also be propagated by seed. However, that process can sometimes be either a lot of work or just too time consuming. Visit our Seed Starting for Beginners page to learn more about starting your favorite plants by seed.

Go On, Level Up Your Houseplant Game!

The sad truth is, not all houseplants are easy to grow. Some, even ones that are fairly common and readily available, require just a little bit of extra love and attention.

Check out some of the plants that we won't say are difficult to grow, but will say are just one step beyond beginner plants.

Impress Your Friends With These Showstoppers!

Finally, imagine your plant-loving friends walking into your home and being met with a touch of the tropics! Learn more about just a couple of plants we think would be an incredible addition to anyone's houseplant collection.

What did we miss? If there’s a specific houseplant that you’re looking for but just can’t find, let us know!

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