Category Archives: 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.

Dracaena Fragrans (Corn Plant): Care and Growing Guide

corn plant

The Dracaena fragrans—also named the corn plant—is a flowering species of plant native to Africa. The corn plant is a popular ornamental houseplant because it thrives in most indoor environments. Growing in low light or bright light, the Dracaena fragrans produces glossy green foliage. The broad lanceolate leaves form an attractive crown of arching leaves at the top of a woody stem, which gives the corn plant the appearance of a small tree. Also called cornstalk plant or the happy plant, Dracaena fragrans can be grown in a shaded corner, bright room, or office with only artificial light.

Dieffenbachia Plant (Leopard Lily) Care – Growing Dumb Cane Plant

dieffenbachia plant

Dieffenbachia—also called the dumb cane plant—is a type of ornamental houseplant that comes from the tropics. Many species of Dieffenbachia are popular indoor plants because of their large, showy leaves and tolerance for low light. Types of dumb cane plants such as Dieffenbachia seguine, Dieffenbachia amoena, and Dieffenbachia Camille have attractive variegated creamy-white and green leaves. The beauty of Dieffenbachia plants is that they are so easy to care for at home.

Aglaonema Care: How to Grow Chinese Evergreen

Aglaonema houseplant care

Chinese evergreen plants (Aglaonema) are a group of flowering tropical plants with beautifully patterned leaves. Aglaonema plants are straightforward to grow at home, where their bright foliage brings color in shaded rooms. Some species of Chinese evergreens have pink, silver, red, yellow, or orange patterns on glossy green leaves. These tropical plants occasionally bloom indoors with spathe type flowers similar to other types of aroids such as such as anthurium plants.

Syngonium Care – How to Grow Arrowhead Plant

syngonium podophyllum care

Syngonium plants are tropical flowering plants that thrive indoors. The attraction of species of Syngonium is their arrow-shaped leaves that can be in shades of green, pink, yellow, or white. The main species of these plants is the Syngonium podophyllum. Also called arrowhead plants, goosefoot, or American evergreen, these vining plants add to the aesthetics of any indoor environment. With proper care, you can also grow these tropical plants at home.

Anthurium Clarinervium Care: How to Grow Velvet Cardboard Anthurium

The Anthurium clarinervium—also called the velvet cardboard anthurium—is a stunning tropical plant that thrives indoors. This anthurium species has huge dark green, leathery, heart-shaped leaves that feature prominent creamy-white veins. Other common names for this tropical houseplant include ‘Queen Anthurium’ and ‘White-Veined Anthurium’. The name ‘Velvet Cardboard Anthurium’ comes from its thick, velvety leaves.

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.