Information About General Houseplant Care

Growing houseplants successfully means providing the best possible care. That’s where we come in. The following information provides tips on the basic care of houseplants as well as suggestions for dealing with houseplant pests and disease that affect houseplants. Armed with the right knowledge, you’ll be able to provide suitable growing conditions and be better equipped to handle any houseplant problems that do arise. Continue reading to learn more about how to grow houseplants and keep them healthy and happy.

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Container Plants As Gifts: Creative Ideas For Wrapping Potted Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Wrapping potted plants is a great way to add a personal touch to a gardening gift. Potted plants make excellent gifts, but it seems store-bought containers lack creativity. For ideas on decorating and making your gift more interesting, click the following article.

Are All Plants Good Presents – Things To Consider When Gifting Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

One of the nicest and longest lasting gifts is a plant. Plants add natural beauty, go with everything, and even help clean the air. But not all plants are appropriate for everyone. Plant gift giving etiquette should be taken into consideration. Find out what this includes here.

Living Centerpiece Plants: Learn How To Grow A Living Centerpiece

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

There are many interesting ways to use houseplants as a centerpiece. The centerpiece will last much longer than cut flowers and provide an interesting conversation piece at the dinner table. Click this article for some ideas to get your creative juices started.

Indoor Hanging Basket Care: How To Keep Indoor Hanging Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Hanging basket houseplants are lovely additions to the home environment, when the plants are healthy that is. How do you care for hanging basket houseplants? Click here for tips on indoor hanging basket care to keep your plants green, healthy, and beautiful.

Should You Separate Houseplants – When And How To Quarantine A Houseplant

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

What does it mean when you hear you should be quarantining new houseplants? By quarantining your new houseplants, you minimize the risk of spreading pests and diseases to your other plants. Learn more about when to quarantine houseplants here.

Most Unusual Houseplants – Top Unique Indoor Plants For The Home

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

Are you tired of the same old houseplants and looking for some more unusual indoor plants? There are quite a few unique houseplant varieties that you can grow indoors. Take a look at some interesting houseplants to grow in this article.

West Facing Indoor Plants – Caring For West Facing Window Houseplants

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

Western windows provide brighter light than eastern facing windows, but less than southern. There are many choices for houseplants for west windows, but keep in mind that these windows will get afternoon sun which can get quite hot. Learn more in this article.

East Window Plants: Growing Houseplants In East Facing Windows

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

Your window exposure is very important when choosing which houseplants can grow there. Eastern windows will typically get the gentler morning sun, but then have bright indirect light throughout the rest of the day. Learn what plants are suitable in this article.

Houseplants For Direct Light: Keeping Houseplants In A South-Facing Window

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

If you are fortunate enough to have sunny south-facing windows, you can grow a nice variety of houseplants, including many flowering houseplants that you would not be able to grow elsewhere. Learn more about houseplants for direct light in this article.

Indirect Light Houseplants: Choosing Plants For North-Facing Windows

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

If you are looking for some great indirect light houseplants, there are plenty that you can grow. North-facing windows provide the least amount of light compared to other exposures but, luckily, you have many choices for houseplants in north-facing windows. Learn more here.

Tough To Grow Houseplants – Challenging Houseplants For Bold Gardeners

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

Many houseplants are well suited to grow in indoor conditions, and then there are houseplants that require more care than most. For the more adventurous indoor gardener, these tough to grow houseplants are part of the fun. Click here for more information.

Houseplants That Like Sun: Choosing Indoor Plants For Full Sun

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

The key to growing indoor plants is to be able to place the right plant in the right location. There are many houseplants that like sun, so it is important to give them the conditions that they need to thrive in your home. Take a look at some indoor plants for full sun here.

Popular White Houseplants: Growing Houseplants That Are White

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

There are many houseplants with white flowers that you can grow indoors. In this article, you will find a list of white flowering indoor plants for inspiration. Some are more common than others, but all are beautiful. Click here for houseplants that are white.

Indoor Plants That Are Red – What Houseplants Have A Red Flower

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

There are surprisingly many houseplants with red flowers that you can easily grow indoors. Some of them are easier than others, but here are some of the most commonly available red flowering houseplants. Click this article for more information.

Houseplant Pruning Guide: How To Prune Indoor Plants

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

Houseplant pruning should be considered an important part of plant care. A clean plant is a healthy plant! When should you prune houseplants? How do you prune indoor plants? Take a look in this article. Click here for more information.

Indoor Plant Stand Ideas – Choosing Plant Stands For Indoor Use

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

What is a houseplant stand? It is simply any object that you can use to display your houseplant and elevate it from whatever surface it is sitting on. There are many types of stands for houseplants, so let’s take a look at various options in this article.

Indoor Aphid Control: Getting Rid Of Aphids On Houseplants

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

Left unchecked, aphids can do a lot of harm to your plants. Luckily, if you discover aphids on houseplants, there are many safe and easy methods that you can use to eliminate them. Click this article for tips on managing aphids inside.

Plant Saucer Use – Do Potted Plants Need Saucers

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Varying in size, shape, and color, pots and containers can certainly add vibrancy and life to any space. While each plant container is unique, there are a few key aspects to look for, including dishes for container plants. Do you really need them? Find out in this article.

Jungalow Design Tips – How To Make A Jungalow Inspired Space

By Laura Miller

Jungalow, a word created by combining jungle and bungalow, describes a decorating style that has recently gained in popularity. Plants are a big part of the jungalow design, making this an ideal project for gardeners. Click this article for tips on creating your own jungalow.

House Jungle Ideas: How To Make An Indoor Jungle House

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

Do you want to learn about how to create a houseplant jungle even if you have limited space? Whether you live in the city, or just have limited indoor space, you can easily create a lush indoor jungle with a variety of houseplants. Get started by clicking this article.

LED Grow Light Info: Should You Use LED Lights For Your Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Most lighting options today feature LEDs due to their long life and low energy use. But should you use them to grow plants? Traditional grow lights were fluorescent or incandescent. Learn the difference between LED lights and grow lights and which is better here.

Houseplants Causing Allergies: Can You Be Allergic To Houseplants

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

Can houseplants cause allergies? The answer is yes, and the allergies can be caused either by inhalation or by touching parts of the plant. Learn more about these allergens and what to do for a houseplant allergic reaction in this article.

Indoor Trellis Ideas: How To Trellis A Houseplant

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

There are a few different ways that you use a trellis indoors to keep vines contained more neatly. Among the types of trellis you can make are tee pees, ladder-type trellises and powder coated racks that you can insert into your pot. Learn more in this article.

Air Purifying Plant Numbers – How Many Plants For Clean Air Indoors

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

Houseplants have long been known to purify our toxic indoor air. How many houseplants do you need to purify your indoor air? Can there be too many? Is just one enough? Click on the following article to find this out, and more!

What Is A Pebble Tray – Keep Plants Humid With A Pebble Saucer

By Mary Ellen Ellis

A pebble tray or pebble saucer is a simple, easy-to-make gardening tool used mostly for indoor plants. Any low dish or tray can be used along with water and pebbles or gravel to create a humid local area for plants that need a little moisture. Learn more in this article.

How To Display Houseplants: Clever Ideas For Arranging Houseplants

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

Not only are more and more people growing houseplants these days, but they are now part of interior décor. Houseplants add a living element to interior design and can make any space more peaceful. Take a look at some houseplant display ideas in this article.

Drying Wet Soil – How To Fix Waterlogged Plant Soil

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

Did you know that overwatering is one of the leading causes of houseplants dying? If you have waterlogged plant soil, there are a few things that you can do to save your houseplant. Find out how to dry houseplant soil so you can save your plant in this article.

Houseplant Topiary Ideas: Tips For Growing Topiaries Inside

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

Topiaries were first created by the Romans who utilized outdoor shrubs and trees in many formal gardens throughout Europe. Although many topiaries can be grown outside, this article will focus on growing topiaries that can be grown inside. Click here for more info.

Curling Potted Plants – What To Do About Curled Houseplant Leaves

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

Are your houseplant leaves curling and you don’t know why? Curled leaves on indoor plants can be caused by a variety of issues, so it is important to understand the various causes so that you can take effective action. Click this article for more information.

Houseplants And Skincare: Indoor Plants That Are Good For The Skin

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

You may not have even thought about this, but houseplants and skincare go hand in hand. There are many plants that are good for the skin, but not for reasons that you may have thought about. Take a look at why you should be growing plants for healthy skin here.

Plants With Positive Energy: Using Plants That Attract Good Energy

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

People who spend time around plants are less likely to be stress or depressed. They have a positive outlook on life, and they tend to be happier and more productive. Learn how to generate positive plant vibes in your own home with plant suggestions from this article.

Beginner Windowsill Garden: Learn About Growing Plants On A Windowsill

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Growing plants indoors is always a viable option for those wanting access to fresh greens or herbs. Starting a windowsill garden is an easy and efficient way to keep growing all year long. Want to learn how to start a beginner windowsill garden? Click here for more info.

Stones Glued On Top Of Soil: How To Remove Rocks From Potted Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Larger retailers of common plants often have stock with stones glued on top of soil. The reasons for this vary, but the practice can be damaging to the plant in the long term. Click on this article for tips on getting rocks glued to soil off without harming the plant.

Countertop Garden Ideas: Learn How To Make A Countertop Garden

By Amy Grant

No space for growing? The solution could be right at your fingertips - a countertop kitchen garden. Interested in learning how to make a countertop garden? The following article contains some terrific countertop garden ideas or inspiration for an idea of your own.

Will Plants Survive In Cars – Using Your Car For Plant Growing

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

Have you ever wondered if growing plants in a car is possible? The answer is definitely yes, if you follow a few simple guidelines. Plants can beautify your car, provide a more pleasant environment, and also purify the air inside your car. Click here to learn more.

Can You Grow Houseplants Together – Tips For Growing Companion Houseplants

By Amy Grant

Most people simply plant a single houseplant in a pot, but can you grow houseplants together in the same pot? Yes. In fact, multiple houseplants in one container add some extra pizzazz to a room. The key is to combine companion houseplants. Learn more here.

How To Interiorscape – Ideas For Houseplant Design And Layout

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

In general, landscaping aims to increase the appeal of green spaces outside the home. However, many green-thumbed homeowners have moved beyond the exterior, imagining new ways in which plants and greenery can be incorporated indoors. Learn more here.

Office Plant Propagation: Tips For Propagating Common Office Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Propagating plants in the office is no different than propagating houseplants, and simply involves enabling the newly propagated plant to develop roots so it can live on its own. Most office plant propagation is surprisingly easy. Learn the basics in this article.

Best Bathroom Plants: Growing Plants Near Showers And Tubs

By Liz Baessler

It?s always nice to have houseplants. But not all houseplants are the same, and neither all the rooms in your house. Click this article to learn more about growing plants in the bathroom and selecting the best plants for showers and tubs.

Plants For My Bedroom – Tips On Growing Houseplants In Bedrooms

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

During the day many plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen, but at night they do the opposite: take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. With sleep apnea a concern, many people may wonder is it safe to grow plants in the bedroom? Click here for the answer.

Plants For Kids: Best Houseplants For Kids’ Rooms

By Liz Baessler

Keeping houseplants is an easy, very effective way to make your home a more pleasant place. Houseplants purify the air, absorb harmful particles, and just make you feel better by being around. Learn more about the best varieties of child?s bedroom plants here.

Houseplants That Heal – Tips On Growing Houseplants For Medicine

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

If you?re interested in growing plants with medicinal properties but you lack growing space for an outdoor herb garden, you can grow a variety of medicinal houseplants. Click on the following article for a short list of houseplants that heal.

Plants For Good Air Quality: Using Houseplants That Freshen The Air

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer

Scented candles and chemical air fresheners are popular ways to create a pleasant home environment, but a healthier and more environmentally friendly choice is to add fragrant houseplants to your home. This article can help with that.

Best Dining Room Houseplants: Choosing Houseplants For Dining Rooms

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

The dining room is where we gather for good times with friends and family; why not make that area feel extra-special with dining room houseplants? This article will help with tips on choosing appropriate plants for the dining room.

Kitchen Houseplants: What Plants Grow Best In Kitchens

By Amy Grant

To help beat those winter doldrums, make sure to have several plants in the kitchen. There are many adaptable houseplants for the kitchen environment. If you need a harbinger of spring, click this article to find out what plants grow best in kitchens.

Plants For Living Rooms: Common Houseplants For The Living Room

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Plants in the living room lets everyone know that you value life. Choosing houseplants for the living room that will thrive relies upon selecting those that do well in your home interior conditions. Click this article for some tips on popular houseplant options.

What Plants Humidify The Air: Learn About Houseplants That Increase Humidity

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer

Using natural humidifying plants is a great way to increase the humidity in your home while beautifying the indoor environment. Plants pull water from the soil and most of it evaporates into the air from the leaves. Learn more about plants that add humidity here.

Reducing Humidity With Plants: Learn About Plants That Absorb Humidity

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Plants are a prettier, more natural way to remove the clammy air and damp ambiance indoors. Humidity absorbing houseplants serve dual purpose as they harvest the moisture they need from the air and bring the outdoors in. Learn more in this article.

Arum Plant Information: Learn About Common Varieties Of Arum

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Most Arums are not frost tolerant, as many are from the Mediterranean region; however, a few European varieties have some cold hardiness. Learn which common members of the Arum plant family might thrive in your region and hardiness zone by clicking here.

Caring For Desk Plants: Learn How To Care For An Office Plant

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

A small plant on your desk makes your work day a little cheerier by bringing a bit of nature indoors. Office plants may even boost your creativity and make you feel more productive. Click this article and learn how to care for an office plant.

My Houseplant Is Dropping Leaves: Why Leaves Are Falling Off Houseplants

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Yikes! My houseplant is dropping leaves! Houseplant leaf drop isn?t always easy to diagnose, as there are a number of possible reasons for this worrisome problem. Click this article to learn what to do when leaves are falling off houseplants.

Brown Leaves On Houseplants: Caring For Houseplants With Brown Leaves

By Liz Baessler

Houseplants are a fabulous thing to have around. They brighten the room, they purify the air, and they can even provide a little bit of company. That?s why it can be so distressing to find that your houseplant leaves are turning brown. Learn why this happens here.

Houseplant Cat Deterrents: Protecting Houseplants From Cats

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Houseplants and cats: sometimes the two just don?t mix! Felines are innately curious, which means that protecting houseplants from cats can be a major challenge. Click this article for helpful tips on how to protect indoor plants from cats.

Fertilizer For Water Grown Plants – How To Fertilize Plants In Water

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Plants grown in water simply need water, oxygen, a jar or other support to keep the plants upright - and, of course, the proper mix of nutrients to keep the plant healthy. Click this article to learn how to fertilize plants in water.

Winter Plant Care – How To Keep Plants Alive Over Winter

By Victoria Blackstone

After bringing plants indoors, the key to keeping plants alive over winter depends on what type of plants you have and the growing environment you provide them. Learn more about how to keep plants alive over winter in this article.

Windowless Houseplants: Learn About Using Plants For A Windowless Room

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Lack of windows and exposure to sunlight can be bad for humans as well as plants but finding plants to brighten your cubicle or windowless room may be just the touch of outdoors needed to perk you up. Click here for a few good options.

Victorian Indoor Plants: Caring For Old-Fashioned Parlor Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

The most popular Victorian houseplants of the day are still around today and can add a touch of old world elegance to your home interior. Click here for some options that will bring a touch of nostalgia and sophistication to your home.

Ideas For Potted Plant Gifts: Giving Potted Plants As Gifts

By Liz Baessler

Giving potted plants as gifts is growing in popularity, and with good reason. Potted plants are rarely more expensive than cut flowers, but they last much longer. Click this article to learn about giving potted plants as gifts and caring for gifted container plants.

Indoor Ornamentals: Tips On Growing Ornamentals As Houseplants

By Liz Baessler

Lots of plants that we grow outside as ornamentals are actually warm weather perennials that can be grown year round indoors. As long as these plants receive plenty of sunlight, they can be kept as houseplants all year. Learn more here.

Bottle Garden Plants – How To Create Gardens In A Bottle

By Joyce Starr

Whether you are short on outdoor gardening space or just want an indoor garden - glass bottle gardens are an easy way to grow many plants. By following some basic tips in this article, you will have your bottle garden planted and thriving in no time.

Moss And Terrariums: Tips On Making Moss Terrariums

By Liz Baessler

Moss and terrariums go together perfectly. Requiring little soil, low light, and dampness rather than lots of water, moss is an ideal ingredient in terrarium making. But how do you go about making a mini moss terrarium? Learn more here.

Fish Bowl Plants: Keeping Betta Fish In Water-Based Houseplant Container

By Liz Baessler

Are you interested in a houseplant with a twist? Or do you have a fishbowl that?s looking a little sparse? Fish bowl plants are very popular right now, and they?re very easy to do. Click this article to learn about keeping betta fish in water-based houseplants.

What Are Grow Lights: Tips On Using Grow Lights On Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

What are grow lights? The easy answer is that grow lights act as sunlight substitutes for growing plants indoors. There many types of grow lights and using grow lights on plants can be very simple or extremely complicated. This article will get you started.

Sticky Plant Foliage: What Causes Sticky Plant Leaves

By Liz Baessler

Have you noticed your houseplant has sap on leaves, and on the surrounding furniture and floor? It?s sticky, but it?s not sap. So what are these sticky leaves on indoor plants and how do you treat the issue? Click here to learn more.

Overgrown Container Plants: Tips For Repotting A Large Plant

By Liz Baessler

If your plant seems to be languishing or wilting soon after watering, it might be time for a repotting, even if the plant is large. Check out the article that follows for more information on how and when to repot tall plants.

Indoor Ornamental Pests: How To Bring Plants Inside Without Bugs

By Georgia Lund

After enjoying a sunny and warm location outdoors all summer, it?s time to bring potted plants indoors before the temperatures dip. A few precautionary steps from this article will help with bringing plants safely inside without bugs hitching a ride.

What Is Guttation – Learn About The Causes Of Guttation In Plants

By Liz Baessler

Guttation is the appearance of little droplets of liquid on the leaves of plants. Although unsettling, guttation in plants is completely natural and not harmful. Find out more about causes of guttation in this article.

Salt Leaching Methods: Tips On Leaching Indoor Plants

By Liz Baessler

Extra minerals in fertilizer that the plant doesn?t absorb continue to sit around in the soil, leading to nasty buildup that can harm your plant. As a result, indoor plants should be leached regularly to keep their soil clear. This article will help.

Biophilia Information: Learn How Plants Make Us Feel

By Liz Baessler

Do you feel more at ease on a walk through the forest? During a picnic in the park? There?s a scientific name for that feeling: biophilia. Read this article to find out more biophilia information. Click here to learn all about it.

Rotating Houseplants – How Often Should I Turn A Houseplant

By Liz Baessler

Any time a plant is indoors, it?s going to crane itself toward the best light source. Unfortunately, it can make for some weird looking plants. Luckily, this can be remedied easily with simple rotating. This article has more information.

Ants In Container Plants: Help, I Have Ants In My Houseplants

By Liz Baessler

Ants in a houseplant are never a welcome sight. Getting rod of them can be even more frustrating. But there are things you can do. Read this article to find out how to get rid of ants in container plants and keep them gone. Click here for more information.

Potted Plant Gifts – What Are Good Plants To Give As Gifts

By Liz Baessler

Whether you're looking for a Christmas gift, a housewarming present, or just a nice thank-you, potted plant gifts are both simple and unique. Take a look at this article for some ideas on the best houseplant gifts. Click here for more info.

Holes In Potted Plants: Why Are Mice Digging Up Houseplants

By Kristi Waterworth

If you?ve noticed your houseplants have tiny holes in the soil or you see signs of digging in your outdoor planters, it can drive you nuts trying to get to the root of the problem. Find out what to do about it in this article.

Easy Care Houseplants: Indoor Plants That Are Hard To Kill

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Some people have a magic touch when it comes to growing indoor plants with little effort. If you aren?t one of these people, don?t feel bad and don?t give up. Growing low maintenance plants indoors isn?t impossible if you choose the right plants. Click here for more.

Terrarium Building Guide: How To Set Up A Terrarium

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

There?s something magical about a terrarium, a miniature landscape tucked into a glass container. Building a terrarium is easy, inexpensive and allows plenty of opportunities for creativity and self-expression for gardeners of all ages. Learn more here.

Air Purifying Houseplants: Common Houseplants That Purify Air

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Houseplants provide beauty and interest, bringing a bit of leafy, green, outdoorsy ambiance to the indoor environment. However, plants play an even more important role by helping to improve air quality in your home. Learn more in this article.

Houseplant Troubleshooting: Pinpointing Pests, Disease Or Environmental Issues Indoors

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Houseplants are nice to have around and they are a pleasure to grow when things go as they should. However, when your plant is looking puny instead perky, it can be difficult to pinpoint the reason. This article will help.

Sudden Plant Death: Reasons A Houseplant Is Turning Brown And Dying

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Sometimes a healthy-looking plant can decline and die in a matter of a few days, even when there are no apparent signs of trouble. Investigating to determine the reason for sudden plant death may save time and money in the future. This article can help.

Indoor Atrium Garden: What Plants Do Well In An Atrium

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

An indoor atrium garden becomes a unique focal point that brings sunlight and nature to the indoor environment. Atrium plants also provide a number of benefits to overall health and well-being. Read this article to learn more.

Powdery Mildew Treatment Indoors: How To Get Rid Of Powdery Mildew On Houseplants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

It?s not talcum powder and it?s not flour. That white chalky stuff on your plants is powdery mildew and it needs to be dealt with, as the fungus spreads easily. Learn how to get rid of powdery mildew on your indoor plants in this article.

Reducing Humidity Indoors: What To Do When Humidity Is Too High

By Kristi Waterworth

There are lots of tips and tricks for keeping indoor humidity levels high. But what do you do if your indoor humidity is too high? This article can help with that. Click here to get more information.

Indoor Plants Cats Avoid: Houseplants Cats Won’t Chew On Or Potty In

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Houseplants are a great addition to any home. Unfortunately, cats seem to enjoy our houseplants as much as we do. Read this article to learn how to cat-proof houseplants. Click here for more info.

Fragrant Houseplants: Caring For Aromatic Plants Indoors

By Amy Grant

Introducing fragrant houseplants into the home d?cor can aid in eliminating the need for air fresheners, especially during the long winter months. Learn more in this article and take advantage of these plants.

Edible Plants Indoors – Tips On Growing Edible Houseplants

By Amy Grant

Ok, the title of this article ?Is my houseplant edible?? There are a multitude of indoor plants that you can eat, and the following article discusses which ones they are. Click here for more information.

Repotting Stress: What To Do For Repot Stress Of Container Plants

By Anne Baley

Every plant eventually needs to be repotted as they grow out of their containers. Most plants will thrive in their new homes, but some may suffer from repot plant stress. This article will help.

Houseplant Leaf Split: What To Do For Leaves Splitting Down The Middle

By Kristi Waterworth

Houseplant leaf split is a common problem of indoor foliage, but it's usually caused by less than ideal environmental conditions. Read this article to learn more about splitting leaves in plants.

What Is Bottom Watering: Tips On Watering Potted Plants From The Bottom

By Anne Baley

Watering is a must for your potted plants, and you probably do it by pouring water onto the surface of the potting soil. But what about bottom watering? Learn more about how to bottom water plants in this article.

Low Allergy Houseplants: Which Houseplants Relieve Allergies

By Anne Baley

Allergy sufferers can get relief by growing certain houseplants that collect pollen and pollutants in their leaves, helping to clean the air inside the home. Learn more in this article.

Dorm Room Plant Ideas: Choosing Plants For Dorm Rooms

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Stressed college students can benefit from plants in their dorm room. Plants provide easy dorm room d?cor, help freshen the air and liven up dreary spaces. Learn more in this article.

What Are Aerial Roots: Information About Aerial Roots On Houseplants

By Jackie Carroll

When it comes to plant roots, there are all sorts. One of the more common types includes aerial roots on houseplants. Read this article to learn more about plants with aerial roots.

Raising Humidity: How To Increase Humidity For Houseplants

By Jackie Carroll

Compared to a greenhouse environment, the conditions inside most homes are quite dry, especially in winter when the furnace is running. Use this article to get tips for increasing humidity inside your home.

Types Of Cachepots: How To Use A Cachepot For Plants

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

For houseplant enthusiasts, using double pots for plants is an ideal solution to cover up unsightly containers without the hassle of having to repot. Learn more about cachepots in this article.

Cleaning Houseplants – Learn How To Clean Houseplants

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Learning how to clean houseplants is not difficult. There are several methods of keeping houseplants clean. This article will explain what to use for cleaning houseplant leaves. Click here to learn more.

Propagating Houseplants: Can You Grow Houseplants From Seed

By Jackie Rhoades

Cuttings are probably the most common method of propagation when it comes to houseplants. Seeds are less common, yet there are a couple of good reasons for growing houseplants from seeds. Learn about them here.

Care Of Houseplants: The Basics Of Growing Houseplants

By Heather Rhoades

Many houseplants are tropical plants but the care for tropical houseplants can vary. Read this article to get information on the general rules to follow for indoor houseplant care.

How To Acclimate Plants Indoors For Winter

By Heather Rhoades

Many houseplant spend outside in the summer but must be brought back inside once the weather turns cold. Learn how to properly acclimate them indoors in this article. Click here for more information.

Information On How To Prune Roots On Houseplants

By Kathee Mierzejewski

Sometimes, to cultivate plants for indoor use you end up doing some root cutting. This is an acceptable way of dividing plants that are pot bound so you can separate them into new pots. Read more here.

Move A Houseplant Outside: How To Harden Off Houseplants

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

The amount of stress plants receive can be greatly reduced when you know how to harden off houseplants. The information in this article will provide tips for hardening off your houseplants successfully.

What Plants Grow Indoors In Shade: Houseplants That Like Shade

By Kathee Mierzejewski

Shaded locations of the home are tough to stock with live plants - probably why silk plants are popular. If you live in an apartment or other setting that doesn't allow for much light, you may wonder, "What plants grow indoors in shade?" This article will help.

Reviving Plants: How To Revive An Overgrown Plant

By Heather Rhoades

When a plant is dying from this kind neglect, it needs some immediate TLC of another kind to bring the plant back. Read this article to look at how to revive a plant and how to how to replant a potted plant.

Houseplant Water Needs: How Much Water Should I Give My Plant

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Even the most diehard plant parent can have trouble knowing individual houseplant water needs. If you find yourself asking, “how much water should I give my plant,” then the following tips can help ensure you don't drown your plant darlings nor dry them to the point of death.

Repotting Houseplants: How To Repot A Houseplant

By Heather Rhoades

Houseplants require occasional repotting to keep them healthy. In addition to knowing when to repot, you must know how to repot a houseplant to be successful. This article can help with that.

Best Office Plants: Good Plants For The Office Environment

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Not only can plants enhance the overall appearance in the office, but they can also reduce stress and eliminate air pollutants. Find an office plant suited to your space in this article.

Signs Of Over Fertilization In Houseplants

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

As plants grow, they require occasional fertilizer to help sustain their overall health and vigor. But sometimes they can be fed too much. Learn more about over fertilization in this article.

Should You Repot Your Plant: Happy Root Bound Houseplants

By Heather Rhoades

Most houseplants are repotted once they become root bound. This article will help you with information about which plants prefer to be root bound and which ones should be repotted.

Keeping Your Pet Safe: Identify Poison Plants In Your House

By Heather Rhoades

We all love our pets and when you are a plant lover as well, you want to make sure that your houseplants and pets can live together happily. This article will help identify common poisonous plants.

Preventing Mold In The Soil Of A Houseplant

By Heather Rhoades

Mold in the soil of houseplants is common, but mold control on indoor plants can be done if you follow a few simple steps. Learn what these steps are in the following article.

Flowering Indoor Plants: Good Houseplants With Flowers For Low Light

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

Low light and flowering plants don’t normally go hand in hand, but there are some flowering indoor plants that will bloom for you in lower light situations. Take a look at the best options for areas with little light in this article.

Getting Rid Of Mushrooms Growing In Houseplant Soil

By Heather Rhoades

Mushrooms growing in houseplant soil is a common problem, though one that can lead to much worry in the indoor gardener. Put these worries to rest by getting help for mushrooms in this article.

Desperate Houseplants: Dealing With Common Houseplant Diseases

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Houseplants can develop many problems, mostly due to environmental or cultural causes. This article has tips for dealing with and fixing common houseplant problems. Click here to learn more.

While You’re Away – Vacation Care For Houseplants

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

You're going on vacation. You've planned for everything, everything except your precious houseplants. What should you do to ensure their longevity while you're away? Read here to find out.

Interior Decorating With Houseplants

By Heather Rhoades

Plants bring movement and life to every room in your home. So if you're struggling with the indoor blahs, find out how to decorate with plants inside the home. This article will get you started.

Supporting Vining Houseplants: Managing Vining Plants Inside The Home

By Heather Rhoades

Climbing plants make lovely additions to the home, but they all need some type of plant support to keep them looking and behaving at their best. Click here to learn more about managing vining plants inside the home.

Miniature Indoor Gardens

By Heather Rhoades

You can create wonderful miniature gardens in large plant containers. These can liven things up inside the home. Learn how to create these miniature gardens in this article. Click here for more info.

What Houseplants Need To Live: Indoor Climates for Healthy Houseplants

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Houseplants are probably the most commonly grown specimens for indoor gardens and greenery, so it's important that their indoor environments suit their growing needs. Read here for more information.

Fluorescent Light And Plants: Lighting Options For Indoor Gardening

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Modern plant lighting has focused on the LED sources of light, but fluorescent lights are still widely available and easy to use. They are an excellent source of light for young seedlings and plant starts. Learn more about fluorescent light and plants in this article.

Nature In The Home: Tips For Bringing Nature Indoors

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

There are numerous ways to bring a hint of nature in the home, regardless of whether or not you garden. Read this article for tips on adding natural decor to your home. Click here for more info.

Botany 911: First Aid For Ailing Houseplants

By Heather Rhoades

To keep your houseplants as healthy as possible, it helps to become familiar with the most common houseplant afflictions and their remedies. This article will help with that. For more info, click here.

Healthy Houseplants: How To Avoid Health Problems For Houseplants

By Heather Rhoades

Just like any other plants, indoor plants are subject to many pests and diseases. Avoiding houseplant issues isn't difficult if you know what to look for. This article can help you with that.

Pesticide Use Indoors: Using Pesticides And Other Chemicals On Your Houseplants

By Heather Rhoades

There are a wide range of products to help kill pests and diseases in your plants. Different products are for different things, and they might not each work on all plants. Get more info in this article.

Common Houseplant Diseases

By Heather Rhoades

Plant diseases are harder to spot on houseplants than pest attacks. Read this article to find out what common diseases affect indoor plants so you can deal with them promptly.

Common Bugs And Pests On Houseplants

By Heather Rhoades

Many houseplants are susceptible to indoor bugs and insects. You can recognize the most common pests and give correct treatment when needed using the information in this article.

Where To Put Houseplants In Your Home

By Heather Rhoades

Plants can withstand warmer or colder climates and more or less water than they need for short periods of time. The location you put them in should be as close as possible to their natural habitat. Read more here.

Plant Windows For Growing Plants Indoors

By Heather Rhoades

Some plants never seem to settle to the climate of normal living rooms. They need greenhouse like conditions. If you don't have enough room for a greenhouse, try a plant window instead. Read here for more.

Houseplant Terrariums: Using Terrariums And Wardian Cases In Your Home

By Heather Rhoades

Sealed plant display units (terrariums) are more modest than plant windows, but equally as beautiful when taken care of properly. This article explains more about them and the plants best suited for terrariums.

Fun Plants To Grow As Houseplants

By Heather Rhoades

Sometimes indoor plants are out of the ordinary or distinctly exotic. These can be quite fun to grow, though they may require additional care. Learn more about these fun plants in this article.

Foliage Plants For Your Home

By Heather Rhoades

Foliage plants inside your home are mostly from tropical or arid regions and have to adapt to less than ideal conditions in your home or office. Get information on growing foliage plants in this article.

How To Handle Toxic Houseplants

By Heather Rhoades

A lot of the more beautiful houseplants are actually dangerous to be around. Don't let this ruin the joy you take in such plants, however. You just have to learn how to deal with them properly. Read more here.

Houseplant Propagation: Germinating Seeds Of Houseplants

By Heather Rhoades

If you plan on starting plants from seed, there are some guidelines you should first follow. Find out what those are and how to grow houseplants from seed in this article. Click here for more information.

Propagating Houseplants From Cane Cuttings And Divisions

By Heather Rhoades

There are a number of ways to propagate plants. One way of propagating houseplants is through cane cuttings and divisions. Learn more about these in this article. Click here for additional information.

Using Cuttings And Leaf Cuttings To Propagate Your Houseplants

By Heather Rhoades

When you have some favorite plants that are outgrowing their place or need to replace some short-lived plants, taking cuttings is a good way to grow some replacements. Learn more in this article.

Flowering Houseplants For Your Home

By Heather Rhoades

There is no source of pleasure and pride than to have a well-cared for plant that has lived in a house for many years, flowering duly in its season. Learn more about flowering houseplants in this article.

Feeding Your Houseplants

By Heather Rhoades

If you don't feed your houseplants regularly, they tend to underachieve. To maintain healthy, lush plants, you need to give them regular feedings. Get more information in this article.

Grooming And Care Tips For Houseplants

By Heather Rhoades

Houseplants become dirty or tangled without regular grooming. Grooming and cleaning your houseplants is an important part of their care. Learn more in this article. Click here to get additional info.

Potted Planting Mediums: Choosing Containers And Composts For Houseplants

By Heather Rhoades

Most of the time, when you purchase a plant from the store, it's planted in compost in a plastic pot. But eventually you will need to consider repotting. Find out more about the right container and compost here.

Watering Your Houseplants Properly

By Heather Rhoades

If you don't water your plants, they will die. However, they deteriorate if you water them too much. Find out how and when to water houseplants properly in this article. Click here to learn more.

Propagating Your Houseplants With Leaf Cuttings

By Heather Rhoades

Before you start with leaf cuttings, you need to follow a few simple guidelines. This article will explain those guidelines and get you acquainted with leaf cutting propagation.

Pests And Diseases Of Houseplants

By Heather Rhoades

If you neglect them and do not inspect them, pests and diseases can completely wipe out your houseplants. Learn more about these issues by reading the following article. Click here for additional info.

Growing Houseplant Runners: Tips For Propagating Runners On Houseplants

By Heather Rhoades

Some houseplant propagation is achieved through seeds while others can be grown via runners. For more information and to find out how to propagate runners on houseplants, read this article.

Plantlets On Houseplants

By Heather Rhoades

A lot of houseplants produce plantlets, or little offshoots of the original plant from which new plants can be grown. Learn more about the different offshoots in this article so propagating them will be easier.

Acclimating Houseplants Outdoors

By Heather Rhoades

Houseplants appreciate some fresh air during springtime after being cooped up all winter, but this shouldn't be done all at once. Learn about acclimating your houseplants outdoors in this article.

Plants With Colorful Foliage: Adding Indoor Color With Foliage Plants For The Home

By Heather Rhoades

Did you know that colorful houseplant foliage can actually provide year-round interest to your home? Take a look at using foliage plants for color in the following article. Click here for more info.

Indoor Plants That Need High Light

By Heather Rhoades

Plants that need a lot of light do best in a south or west window and direct light most of the day. Find out what types of plants require high light in this article. Read here to get additional information.

Indoor Plants That Need Medium Light

By Heather Rhoades

Plants that grow in medium light are sort of the perfect plant. They can tolerate some direct light, but not a lot. Learn more about these plants in the following article. Click here to learn more.

Popular Low Light Houseplants – Indoor Plants That Need Low Light

By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog

If you are looking for low light indoor plants, you must keep in mind a few things. This article will help you understand what it means to have plants that need low light and which houseplants for low light areas are most suitable for your space.

Choosing The Best Plants For Your Indoor Containers

By Heather Rhoades

Plants improve the air quality in your home but picking the right houseplant depends on its intended use and the growing conditions of your home. Get tips for choosing plants for indoors in this article.

Keeping Your Indoor Container Plants Alive

By Heather Rhoades

The secret to success with indoor gardening is to provide the right conditions for your plants and giving them the kind of care they require. Learn more about keeping your indoor plants alive in this article.

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