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Low-Maintenance Outdoor Potted Plants for Your Patio or Garden

Rachel Darlington shares her favorite low-maintenance potted plants, from agave to sarracenia.


How to Grow Pothos, an Easy to Grow Houseplant

Pothos are the perfect houseplant for homes or public areas that have little light. They don't flower, but their variegated leaves add color and interest.


How to Choose the Best Pots for Houseplants

Keep your houseplants alive and well by choosing the appropriate container, based on the size of the plant, type, weight of the container, drainage, style, and expense.


How to Get Your Cactus to Flower

Having trouble getting your desert cactus to flower indoors? Make sure you aren't over-potting and remember to overwinter! These tips and more inside!


Why Spider Plants Are the Perfect Houseplants

There are many benefits to owning a spider plant.


Five Types of Spider Plants for Your Indoor Garden

Spider plants are one of the best house plants you can bring into your home, and there are many different varieties to choose from.


How to Properly Water Air Plants

Air plants are interesting plants with unique watering needs. This guide will help you to keep your air plants properly hydrated.


10 Pet-Friendly Houseplants That Are Safe for Cats and Dogs

It is possible to enjoy a home filled with houseplants even if you have a cat or dog. Here are 10 houseplants that are safe to have in your home if you have pets.


10 Pet-Friendly Succulents That Are Safe for Cats and Dogs

It is possible to have succulents in your home even if you have pets. Here are ten types of succulents that are non-toxic and safe to have in a home with cats and dogs.


Growing and Caring for Poinsettia

This article details how to grow and care for the beloved poinsettia, and contains great information about this popular shrub, even a little history.


Keeping Your Poinsettia Alive After the Holidays

Valuable information to ensure your poinsettia survives the indoor climate during winter holidays.


A Guide to Portulacaria Afra: The Elephant Bush

This is a guide to caring for one of my favorite succulents; the elephant bush. It includes information on basic care, propagation, different varieties, and fun facts about this plant.


How to Hang Plants From an Apartment Balcony

It's not as easy as one would think to hang plants on a balcony. The walls are different from the inside and so are the roofs, assuming you have one. Here are several ideas for how to hang plants from your balcony walls, roof, railing, or floor.


How to Use Wheatgrass Kits and Trays

If you use wheatgrass often for your healthy lifestyle, consider growing your own with easy-to-use kits and trays.


Start Plants From Seeds in Small Spaces

You don't need a greenhouse or a plant room to start plants for your garden. Learn how I use minimal space in my home to start plants from seed!


How to Grow a Hanging Garden From Your Balcony Railing

All over Europe, there are balconies with beautiful, cascading gardens of flowers. Not so in the United States, and I wonder why. It's fairly easy to create such a garden if you choose the right kinds of plants.


How to Divide and Pot Aloe Plants

Learn how to successfully divide and grow all types of aloe plants.


Prayer Plants Drooping?: Learn the Causes and How to Fix Them

This article is about the causes of drooping in prayer plants (Maranta) and how to prevent and fix the problem.


Why Are the Leaves of Your Peperomia Splitting?

In this article, I will discuss the reasons for the splitting or cracking of leaves of Peperomia plants. I will also discuss how to deal with this problem affecting the radiator plants.


How (Not) to Build a Garden Box: An Absolute Beginner Guide

An honest and comprehensive beginner guide to building a garden box (raised bed garden) including materials, mistakes, and step-by-step instructions.


Air-Purifying Bedroom Plants That Can Survive Low Light

Choosing plants good for the bedroom can be a problem. This article will help you decide whether it's possible or worthwhile and, if the answers are yes, what kinds of plants would work.


Care Tips for the Watermelon Peperomia

The Watermelon Peperomia is one of the most beautiful and easy to care for houseplants on the planet.


Spider Plant Light Requirements: How Much Do They Need?

How much sunlight do spider plants need? This article is a guide on their sunlight requirements. Read on to find out how you could best replicate the ideal growing environment at home.


Brown Tips on Spider Plants: Causes and Cures

Brown tips on spider plants can be caused by a few underlying issues, including fluorides, salt build-up, and water-stress.


Make Houseplant Propagation Your Pandemic Side Hustle: Valuing Your Plants

You've propagated your plants, and you've decided to sell. So what are they worth?


Make Houseplant Propagation Your Pandemic Side Hustle: What to Propagate and How to Do It

Find the balance between propagation difficulty and value with these tried-and-true groups.


Make Houseplant Propagation Your Side Hustle: To Swap or to Sell?

Propagating the houseplants you already have can be a snap, opening the door to making some money to fund your plant habit, trade with other plant enthusiasts, or even just share the love with friends. Whatever you choose to do with them, here's where to start.


How to Grow Rat Tail Cactus

Rat tail cacti are often grown in hanging baskets so that their stems can drape over the sides of the container.


How I Grow My Own Food in Containers

During the COVID-19 pandemic, some food was scarce. People started to see where they might need to consider growing food. I try to grow vegetables and fruits I can't buy in the store. In this article, I'll share how I grow my own food and offer tips for others to do so as well.


How to Grow Chocolate Soldier Plant

Chocolate soldier plants are fuzzy succulents with "chocolate" edging on their leaves.


How to Grow Zebra Haworthia (Zebra Cactus)

Zebra haworthia plants have distinctive white spots on both sides of the leaves. They are popular houseplants, readily available in stores and nurseries.


How to Grow Purple Passion Plant (Velvet Plant)

Purple passion plants add color and texture to your indoor space with their fuzzy purple leaves.


How to Grow Tiger Jaws (Shark Jaws)

Tiger jaws are small succulents that look like the jaws of a fearsome predator.


How to Grow Wandering Jew (Spiderwort)

Don't be turned off by its name. Wandering Jew is a colorful easy to grow houseplant.


How to Grow Burro's Tail (Donkey Tail)

Burro's Tail is a succulent that drapes over the sides of your containers.


How to Grow String of Pearls Indoors or Outdoors

String of Pearls is an unusual succulent that is usually grown in hanging baskets where it looks like strings of beads hanging from the edge.


How to Grow Lipstick Plant

Lipstick plants are popular houseplants that have flowers that look just like tubes of lipstick.


How to Grow Chinese Money Plant

Chinese money plant has unique leaves that are round like coins.


How to Grow Friendship Plant

Friendship plants earned their nickname because they are easy to propagate from cuttings so they can be shared with other gardeners.


How to Grow a Corn Plant (Mass Cane)

Corn plants make an exotic addition to your home.


How to Grow Cast Iron Plant Indoors or Outdoors

Cast iron plant is perfect for those of us with dark homes or shady yards.


Starting Your First Bonsai Tree

Your first Bonsai tree? It can be a little intimidating. This guide will help you get started and provide you with crucial information.


Tips for Bonsai Care and Maintenance

Care for and maintain your bonsai tree with the useful tips in this guide.


How to Grow a ZZ Plant (Aroid Palm)

ZZ plant is a great plant for people who have trouble growing houseplants because it can grow in almost no light and can go months without watering.


How to Use the Thrill, Fill, and Spill Gardening Method

This article will break down the "thrill, fill, and spill" method—popularized by "Better Homes and Gardens"—to help you design a great container garden.


Making Plant Containers Using Household Items

When the mood strikes to start a spring garden, where do you turn? Why not use recyclables and discarded containers to start your own plants? Here's how.


How to Make a Raised Bed Lasagna Garden

This article will break down the advantages of growing a lasagna garden that requires no digging or tilling.


Easy Steps to Caring for Your Air Plant

This article outlines the easy steps necessary to take good care of your fascinating air plants.


How to Prevent Damping Off Disease When Starting Seeds Indoors

Damping off is the scourge of the greenhouse. Even if you don't have a greenhouse, you may lose your seedlings to this disease. With a little care you can prevent this disease from killing your plants.


Top 3 Indoor House Plants

Learn about three of the healthiest plants to have in your home. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they can also be beneficial to your overall health!