Category Archives: Houseplants

Mass Cane (Dracaena Massangeana): Care and Plant Growing Guide

corn plant care

The mass cane plant, also known as corn plant or Dracaena massangeana, is a popular upright evergreen houseplant in the genus Dracaena. This tropical tree-like flowering plant is a cultivar of Dracaena fragrans species, hence its full scientific name is Dracaena fragrans ‘massangeana’.

Plants that Grow in Water: Herbs, Indoor Plants and more Plants

plants that can grow in water

Many indoor houseplants are types of plants that grow well in water. Growing plants in water is ideal if you want an easy way to look after plants indoors. Plants growing without soil requires less maintenance because they are less prone to pests and disease and they don’t need regular watering.

Houseplant Fertilizers: The Best Indoor Plant Fertilizers (Reviewed and Compared)

Best indoor plant Fertilizers

Houseplant fertilizers help feed indoor plants with all the nutrients they need to thrive. The best indoor plant fertilizers should contain a balance of minerals to ensure plants have healthy roots, lush foliage, and beautiful flowers. Fertilizers for houseplants can be like liquid plant food, nutrient-rich granules, or slow-releasing pods.

Stromanthe Triostar Care: How to Grow Stromanthe Plants

stromanthe tricolor

The Stromanthe sanguinea ‘Triostar’ is a spectacular tropical houseplant with striking colorful foliage. This exotic indoor plant is also named the Calathea ‘Triostar’, Stromanthe ‘Tricolor’ or ‘Tricolor Ginger.’ This plant has spectacular variegated leaves that are creamy-white and green with pink edging and purple undersides. Its long, broad, glossy leaves make an eye-catching feature in any room of your home.

Calathea Orbifolia Care and Growing Guide (With Pictures)

Calathea Orbifolia

The Calathea orbifolia is a species of tropical plant that is commonly grown indoors. The reason why calatheas are common houseplants is due to their enormous, showy, decorative leaves. Calathea orbifolia plants have large, silvery-green leaves with pronounced dark-colored veins. Although this calathea species grows well at home, there are a few care essentials to help the plant thrive.

How to Care for Succulents: Growing Succulents and Keeping Them Alive

how to grow succulents

Succulents are a large group of ornamental plants that have thick fleshy leaves. Most types of succulents adapt well to indoor environments and grow well in bright sunlight. Placed on a sunny windowsill, succulent plants can grow for many years with only minimal care. Succulents also thrive outdoors where some species can survive cold temperatures as low as 40°F (4°C) or as high as 90°F (32°C).

Marble Queen Pothos (Devil’s Ivy Plant) Care and Growing Guide

marble queen pothos care

The ‘Marble Queen’ pothos (Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’) is a popular houseplant with brightly-colored jade green and cream leaves. The variegated foliage of the ‘Marble Queen’ cultivar grows on long, trailing vines. Growing in most indoor conditions, this type of pothos is an excellent hanging basket plant or—with the right pruning—a bushy potted plant. Even if you are a beginner, you’ll find that the marble queen plant is easy to grow indoors.

Umbrella Plant (Schefflera): Caring for Dwarf Umbrella Tree

Dwarf Umbrella Tree

The umbrella plant (Schefflera arboricola or Heptapleurum arboricola) is a popular tree like houseplant that is easy to grow indoors. Other common names for this tall houseplant include dwarf umbrella tree, parasol plant, octopus tree, and dwarf Schefflera. The umbrella plant makes for a tall, ornamental indoor tree-like plant that grows in containers. Its large leaves and bushy foliage are just some of the reasons why the Schefflera plant tops the list of trendy houseplants.

Rubber Tree Plant Care: Growing Rubber Fig (Ficus Elastica)

The rubber tree plant— botanical name is Ficus elastica—is a hardy houseplant that is very easy to care for. The plant also has names such as Indian rubber tree, rubber fig, and Indian rubber bush. Its thick, glossy, leathery green leaves and fast, tall growth mean that rubber plants add to the aesthetics of any room.

Hoya Kerrii (Sweetheart Plant / Valentine Hoya): Care Guide

Hoya kerrii

The Hoya kerrii is a cool-looking houseplant due to its heart-shaped leaves and low maintenance requirements. The heart leaves on this species of Hoya are the reason why this plant has common names such as sweetheart plant, lucky-heart plant, and love heart plant. Leaf cuttings growing in small pots are popular gifts on Valentine’s Day to symbolize love and devotion. These heart-shaped plants are succulent and not a cactus, but often called the heart cactus. They are extremely easy to care for as they grow in most indoor environments.