Category Archives: Houseplants

14 Anthurium Types (Including a Care Guide and Pictures)

Anthurium varieties

Many types of anthurium plants are some of the most stunning and unusual houseplants you’ll find. There are many species of anthurium that have brightly-colored waxy bracts or spathes (modified leaves) that look like flowers. Other varieties of anthurium plants have striking foliage with heart-shaped leaves and striking veined patterns. Although all varieties of anthurium plants are tropical flowering plants, with the right care, you can easily grow these exotic-looking plants indoors.

How to Care for an Anthurium (Flamingo Flower or Flamingo Lily)

flamingo flower

The flamingo flower (Anthurium) is a stunning tropical plant that you can easily grow indoors. Also called the flamingo lily, painter’s palette, laceleaf, little boy plant, and tailflower, anthurium plants are known for their spectacular shiny colorful spathes and spadices. With the proper care, anthuriums can flower throughout the year, adding a taste of the tropics to your interior. The bright red anthurium flowers are surrounded by glossy green heart-shaped leaves.

Moses In Cradle Care: How to Grow Moses Plant

Tradescantia spathacea

The Moses-in-the-Cradle plant (Tradescantia spathacea) is a pretty houseplant with green and purple leaves. You may have heard the Moses plant called by alternative names such as Boat Lily, Moses-in-a-Boat, Moses-in-a-Basket, Cradle Lily, Oyster plant, and Moses-in-the-Bulrushes. The Tradescantia spathacea used to have the scientific name Rhoeo spathacea.

Dracaena Marginata Plant Care: How to Grow Madagascar Dragon Tree

Madagascar dragon tree

The dragon tree (Dracaena marginata) is a popular houseplant that is easy to grow in most indoor environments. Looking like a small palm tree, the dragon plant has a narrow stem with tufts of thin, arching, sword-shaped leaves. The leaves give the plant a distinct spiky appearance that makes the plant an eye-catching indoor specimen tree. The Madagascar dragon tree is an excellent potted plant for homes or offices.

Chinese Money Plant Care: How to Grow Pilea Peperomioides

Pilea Peperomioides

The Chinese money plant (Pilea peperomioides) is a popular houseplant that is very easy to care for. With its pancake-shaped emerald green leaves and delicate stems, these plants can grace any interior. Also called the UFO plant, missionary plant, and pancake plant, this auspicious flowering plant is said to bring wealth and fortune to its owners.

Types of Pothos Plants (Epipremnum Aureum) & Identification (Pictures & Names)

Types of Pothos Plants

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is a type of tropical vine plant with long trailing stems and heart-shaped leaves. As a houseplant, pothos plants are easy to grow indoors with a minimal amount of care. The tropical indoor plants look stunning in hanging baskets or growing in pots. Pothos plants have several scientific and common names. So, identifying specific varieties is usually done by the type of variegation on their glossy, leathery leaves.

Satin Pothos (Silver Pothos) Care: Growing Scindapsus Pictus

The satin pothos (Scindapsus pictus) is a vine plant that has dark green leaves with silvery markings. Also called the satin silver pothos, this slow-growing trailing houseplant is very easy to care for. The eye-catching tropical plant looks stunning, growing in hanging baskets or climbing up a moss pole. Other names for this pretty plant include silver vine and Scindapsus pictus ‘Argyraeus.’ It is also mistakenly referred to as a Philodendron Silver.

How to Get Rid of White Mold on Plants (Ultimate Guide)

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.