Category Archives: Houseplants

How to Get Rid of White Mold on Plants

White fungus on Plants

White mold on plants looks like a fuzzy substance that is the result of fungus spores. The spores quickly grow on the plant leaves and stems to form a white fuzz that’s also called powdery mildew. This white fuzzy mold can affect indoor and outdoor plants, especially when growing conditions are warm, damp, and humid. Although white mold won’t kill a healthy plant, it can affect the plant’s growth. The airborne spores can easily infest nearby plants or create a furry white mold on plant soil.

13 Philodendron Types with Pictures and Care Guide

Philodendron varieties

Philodendron plants are tropical flowering plants in the family Araceae. Many of the 480 species of Philodendron plants are popular houseplants thanks to their large, green leaves. Many indoor varieties of Philodendron plants are climbing vines that look stunning in hanging baskets. Other Philodendron types grow upright and have large split or deeply-lobbed leaves. Whatever your interior décor, there is a type of Philodendron to suit your taste.

Philodendron Xanadu Plant: How to Grow Philodendron Winterbourn

Xanadu plant

The Philodendron Xanadu (Philodendron bipinnatifidum ‘Xanadu’) is an evergreen tropical plant with glossy green, deeply lobed leaves. The Xanadu plant thrives indoors and is classed as an easy-to-care-for houseplant. Also called the Philodendron Winterbourn, this tropical indoor plant grows to about 5 ft. (1.5 m) high. With the right care and attention, you can easily grow a Philodendron Xanadu indoors.

Philodendron Hederaceum Brasil: Caring for Philodendron Scandens ‘Brasil’

Philodendron Brasil

The Philodendron hederaceum ‘Brasil’ is a climbing plant with large evergreen glossy foliage. The Philodendron ‘Brasil’ cultivar has beautiful variegated green and lime or lemon-colored leaves. This fast-growing heartleaf Philodendron plant thrives indoors with minimal care. Even in low-light conditions or shaded areas, the Philodendron ‘Brasil’ will grow prolifically.

Cactus Care Guide: Watering, Sunlight, Soil and More

indoor cactus care

Indoor cactus plants are types of succulents that are very easy to look after. Cacti belong to the plant family Cactaceae. These succulent plants have thick fleshy leaves or stems that retain plenty of moisture. Cacti need less watering than other houseplants due to their thick succulent stems. There are about 1,750 species of cacti—some look like round furry balls with spikes whereas others are tall with stems that reach upward.

How Often to Water Cactus Plants: The Ultimate Cactus Watering Guide

how to water cactus

Cactus plants are easy houseplants to care for because they don’t need much watering. Of course, cacti, like any indoor plants, can’t survive without water. But after soaking the potting soil, cactus plants can live for weeks without water. You only have to water a cactus when the soil dries out.

How Often to Water Houseplants: How to Water Indoor Plants Correctly

how often should you water plants

Knowing how often to water houseplants can be tricky. There are so many variables that affect how you should water indoor plants. Some house plants are thirsty and need frequent watering. However, most potted plants prefer being watered less frequently when the soil partly dries out. Factors such as pot size, type of potting mix, temperature, and plant type are just some things that determine how often to water plants at home.

Oxalis Triangularis (Purple Shamrock): Care and Growing Tips for False Shamrock Plant

Purple false Shamrock

The purple shamrock (Oxalis triangularis) is a flowering perennial plant with triangular dark purple leaves. The purple shamrock (also called purple clover) grows as a low-growing foliage plant in gardens or as an attractive potted houseplant. Other names for this purple-leafed plant include Love plant, purple butterfly plant, false shamrock or purple Oxalis. Due to the distinctive shape of the leaves and its dark purple almost black color, it is a stunning indoor plant for a sunny spot in your house.

Calathea Medallion: Care, Plant Profile and Growing Tips

Calathea Medallion Care and Growing Tips

Calathea Medallion is a popular houseplant that is easy to care for. The beauty of this type of calathea is its large oval green leaves with purple undersides. The colorful foliage of the Medallion calathea plant can help to brighten up any room, office, or other indoor location.  Although calatheas are perennial tropical evergreen plants, they thrive indoors with minimal care.

Mold on Plant Soil: How to Get Rid of Mold on Houseplant Soil

white mold on houseplant soil

White fuzzy mold on plant soil spoils the appearance of your houseplants. Thankfully, the white mold on potting soil is less dangerous than it appears. The white mildew-type of fungus is usually harmless. This white fuzz appears due to moisture issues—over-watering, poor drainage, or poor light. It is also easy to get rid of mold on houseplant soil to help improve your plant’s appearance.