Category Archives: Houseplants

Alocasia Amazonica: How to Care for Alocasia Elephant Ear Plant (African Mask)

Alocasia Amazonica: Caring for Alocasia Elephant Ear Plant (African Mask)

The Alocasia Elephant Ear plant (Alocasia amazonica) is a stunning ornamental houseplant with large arrow-shaped leaves, pronounced white veins, and wavy edges. Also called the African mask plant, the Alocasia amazonica is a tropical flowering plant that thrives indoors. The large impressive glossy dark green leaves make a bold statement growing in medium-bright rooms or partial shade.

Dracaena Trifasciata: Care and Growing Guide

Dracaena Trifasciata: Care and Growing Guide

Dracaena trifasciata, or snake plant, is an evergreen ornamental houseplant with long sword-like variegated green and yellow leaves. The Dracaena trifasciata is extremely easy to grow at home and requires little care. In fact, the snake plant is so hardy that it almost thrives on neglect.

Calathea Musaica (Network Plant): Care and Growing Guide

Calathea Musaica (Network Plant): Care and Growing Guide

Calathea musaica is a popular tropical houseplant with intricate patterns on glossy green leaves. The unusual mosaic patterns on Calathea musaica are why this easy-to-care-for evergreen plant is called the network plant. The brightly-colored green and yellow leafy foliage of this Calathea species add aesthetic appeal to rooms, offices, and any indoor space.

Calathea Makoyana (Calathea Peacock Plant): Care and Growing Guide

Calathea Makoyana (Calathea Peacock Plant)

Calathea Makoyana (also called peacock plant) is a spectacular houseplant that has glossy green, broad, oval leaves with dark green oblong blotches. The undersides of the calathea peacock leaves are a pinkish-red color with similar blotchy patterns. Calathea Makoyana is an easy plant to care for and grow well indoors.

Croton Plant: Care and Growing Guide of Codiaeum Variegatum (With Pictures)

croton plant care

Croton plants (Codiaeum variegatum) are evergreen tropical flowering plants with stunningly colorful red, green and yellow patterned leaves. Many varieties of croton plants, such as the Croton ‘Petra’, are popular houseplants that thrive in sunny conditions in average room temperatures. Generally, croton plants are easy to grow indoors.

Alocasia Care: How to Grow Alocasia Plants (Including Alocasia Types With Pictures)

Alocasia Plants care

Alocasia is a genus of tropical plants that have spectacular large arrowhead leaves and glossy green foliage. Popular types of Alocasia such as the African Mask plant (Alocasia amazonica ‘Polly’) and Elephant Ears ‘Tiger’ (Alocasia zebrina) are ideal houseplants. Alocasia plants thrive indoors in warm, bright indirect light, growing in moist soil.

Alocasia Zebrina: Plant Care and Growing Guide (With Pictures)

Alocasia Zebrina: Plant Care

Alocasia zebrina is a stunning tropical evergreen perennial houseplant with large glossy green arrowhead leaves and stems with zebra-like patterns. Also called the Alocasia zebrina Tiger or Alocasia Leopard, this plant has long arching spotted stalks with unusual patterns. As with all species of Alocasia, the zebrina variety has triangular-shaped leaves that grow quickly.

Alocasia ‘Polly’ Care: How to Grow Alocasia Amazonica ‘Polly’ (African Mask Plant)

african mask plant

The Alocasia amazonica ‘Polly,’ or African Mask plant, is an evergreen tropical perennial houseplant with stunning dark green, arrow-shaped leaves and lobed, wavy edges. The striking feature of Alocasia ‘Polly’ is its glossy green leaves contrasting with their with creamy-white veins. Also called the Amazon Elephant Ear, Alocasia amazonica ‘Polly’ produces spathe flowers similar to calla lilies.

Types of Dracaena with Care Guide and Pictures

Types of Dracaena plants

Dracaena plants are types of tropical trees and shrubs that are popular houseplants. Indoor varieties of dracaena thrive in low to bright light and are attractive drought-tolerant plants.

Dracaena ‘Janet Craig’: Plant Care and Growing Guide (Including ‘Janet Craig’ Compacta)

Dracaena ‘Janet Craig’ Plant Care

Dracaena ‘Janet Craig’ (Dracaena deremensis ‘Janet Craig’ or Dracaena fragrans ‘Janet Craig’) is a popular tall houseplant that thrives in low light. ‘Janet Craig’ plants have long glossy green, lanceolate-shaped leaves that grow on straight woody stems. Their bushy foliage and tolerance of shade or bright light make Dracaena ‘Janet Craig’ ideal plants to grow indoors.