What is an Aroid?

aroid plant

Aroids are members of the Araceae plant family. They include several varieties of common houseplants such as aglaonemas, monsteras, philodendrons, and pothos plants. In the wild, they tend to live on the bottom canopy of the rainforest, so the are well adjusted to low light and thrive within the home. From the day lily that … Read more

Maranta Plant Care & Growing Guide

Maranta leaves

The Maranta plant is named for Bartolomeo Maranta, who was an Italian botanist and physician during the sixteenth century.  This genus includes low-growing plants that are native to the American tropics.  It makes a beautiful house plant.  This guide will help you know how to take care of it. What it Looks Like This plant … Read more

Bottle Palm Care & Growing Guide

bottle palm care growing guide

The Bottle Palm Tree is a tropical plant grown in Southern climates. It gets its name from the bottle shape of its trunk when it first begins to grow. It is a staple and long-lasting plant for the Southern gardener.  Bottle Palm Care & Growing Guide 1. Climate Because of the Bottle Palm’s need for … Read more

Flowering Almond Trees Care & Growing Guide

Flowering almond trees

Although sometimes a fickle plant, almond trees are well worth the effort, what with their beautiful display of pink and white blooms and mature almond trees producing 50-65 pounds of almonds per year.  Almond trees are native to Asia but gained favor early on throughout the mediterranean as early as 4000 B.C. Hundreds of years … Read more

Holly Fern Growth and Care Guide

Holly fern Care Growing Guide

Holly Fern, or crytomium falcatum, is a leafy plant that is native to eastern Asia.   This Hardy plant makes a beautiful addition to your indoor plant collection. It is tolerant of low moisture and humidity, making it an excellent plant to live indoors with running air conditioning. It is used outside as a filler plant … Read more

How To Transplant & Move A Fern

How To Transplant Move A Fern

If you are planning on transplanting a fern, there are a number of things that you will need to know before getting started. This can be a somewhat tricky process, so it helps to get all the information you can.  These plants make an excellent addition to any garden, but moving them needs to be … Read more

Eureka Pink Lemon Tree Plant Care & Growing Guide

Eureka Pink Lemon Tree Plant Care Growing Guide

The Eureka Pink Lemon tree yields delicious fruit and is very aesthetically pleasing. Both the tree’s foliage and the fruit it bears offer a colorful spectacle.  These trees aren’t particularly difficult to grow, but you’ll definitely need some basic information before getting started. This is a great choice for those who want to grow their … Read more

Dudleya Plant Care & Growing Guide

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The dudleya plant offers an excellent means of making your garden more attractive and introducing g some variety to it. These succulents are fairly small, but they offer quite a unique appearance.  There are 50 different varieties, most of which come from the Western part of the United States. Dudleya Plant Care & Growing Guide … Read more

Walking Iris Plant Care & Growing Guide

Walking iris Plant Care Growing Guide

The Walking Iris is a fairly uncommon but gorgeous houseplant that is absolutely stunning when it blooms.  This plant can be tricky to care for, so you’ll need all the advice you can get. There are a number of species of this plant that you will have to choose from. Walking Iris Plant Care & … Read more

Mediterranean Fan Palm Care & Growing Guide

Mediterranean fan palm

The Mediterranean fan palm has a reputation for being an amazingly sturdy tree that can withstand very strong winds and extreme temperatures.  You can plant just one or have an entire row of them to increase privacy around your home. Either way, it is definitely an option you should consider. Mediterranean Fan Palm Care & … Read more

Peacock Orchid Plant Care & Growing Guide

Gladiolus acidanthera

The peacock orchid is a vibrant and beautiful plant that comes from Africa. While this plant does require quite a bit of upkeep, you’ll find that it is well worth the effort.  This botanical wonder is an excellent choice if you are looking to add to your garden. Peacock Orchid Plant Care & Growing Guide … Read more

Montauk Daisy Plant Care & Growing Guide

Montauk Daisy Plant Care Growing Guide

The Montauk daisy plant comes from Japan, but it has grown in the United States for a long time now.  This charming plant gets its name from the village in Long, Island, New York. If you want a plant that will add even more beauty to your garden, this is an incredible choice. Montauk Daisy … Read more

Ageratum Plant Care & Growing Guide

Ageratum Plant

The ageratum plant offers a beautiful splash of color to your garden, but it can be challenging to grow.  Most of these plants are actually hybrids, and they don’t take up much space. You’ll find that the effort you put into growing this plant will be well worth it in the end. Ageratum Plant Care … Read more

Lemon Cypress: Plant Care & Growing Guide

Lemon Cypress Plant Care Growing Guide

The lemon cypress plant is known for its lemon-like aroma, and it is great for both inside and outside areas.  If you are looking for the right plant to fill out your garden, this is an excellent choice. It is definitely one of the most adaptable plants on the planet. Lemon Cypress Plant Care & … Read more

5 Signs you are Overwatering Your Plants

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The soil of your plants feels dry so you water them but then you notice that it is not looking too good.  Are you over-watering or under-watering your plant?  For many, if the plant does not look healthy it seems like they need more water but that is not always the case.  In landscaping, over-watering … Read more

When is the Best Time to Water Plants?

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Some feel that you should water your outdoor plants first thing in the morning before the sun comes or in the evening when the sun is going down.  Do you water them when the soil is dry or damp?  All of these questions will be answered in the article Evening or Morning Watering Everyone has … Read more

How to get rid of Mealybugs

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A mealy bug is a small insect that is covered with a white mealy coating.  They look like white fuzzy stuff or a white bug. They feed on your plants by sucking on the juices of that plant.  They can do a lot of damage to your indoor and outdoor plants.  They are about 2 … Read more

How to Keep Pond Water Clear

clear pond water

No one likes to have a pond that is not clean.  It will deteriorate the look of your home, it can harm any aquatic life, and if it is used for swimming, no one will want to swim in there.   It would not be healthy.  It is not hard to keep pond water clean and … Read more

How to Get Rid of Whiteflies on Indoor Plants

whiteflies plants

These little pests are common in warm climates, greenhouses, and indoors.  They cannot tolerate cold weather.  They are tiny, heart-shaped flies.  You will find them on the undersides of leaves and if you brush the leaf or disturb the plat they will fly out in a great big cloud.  Seeing them can be frightening and … Read more

What are Determinate & Indeterminate Tomatoes?

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When most people think of tomatoes, they think of whether it is yellow, red, or green, and the variety such as Big Boy or Cherry Tomato. No one wonders if the tomato is indeterminate or determinate.  This article will help you to understand the difference. The Difference Between Determinate & Indeterminate Tomatoes Both types of … Read more

How to Save a Rotten Cactus

rotten cactus

This is a common problem with cactus and one of the main reasons they die.  There is good news in that just because it is rotting and dying, you can possibly save it.  It just takes time and patience.  In this article, you will learn how to save a rotten cactus. Cactus Rot This condition … Read more

How to Grow Amaryllis in Water

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The Amaryllis is generally grown as a winter-blooming houseplant.  They belong to a group of tropical plants from South and Central America.  When they bloom, it is usually for seven weeks or more.  To grow Amaryllis, you do so by planting bulbs.  They generally bloom from March to May with some fall re-bloom possible. What … Read more

Bougainvillea Plant Care & Growing Guide

Bougainvillea Plant pink sunset

This beautiful flowering plant is often used in decorations, both for buildings and offices, as well as private homes.  If cared for, this plant can grow to amazing lengths. Its stems and vines are moldable, and it can be inserted into trellises and arches. If the weather is temperate and it’s watered often, the flowers … Read more

Calathea Plant Care & Growing Guide

Calathea plants white pot

Calathea plants are a variety of small plants that have unbelievable designs on their leaves.  Calatheas are very popular as houseplants for their unique leaves, and their ability to clean out toxins from the air. Another reason they’re so popular is that they are easy to maintain and doesn’t require a lot of indirect or … Read more

Kangaroo Paw Fern Care & Growing Guide

Microsorum diversifolium i a wild

As the name indicates, this is a plant that is native to Australia and New Zeland. It is usually grown for ornamental reasons in the ground or planters.   They add an exotic flair to your home or floral arrangements.  There are about 12 species of this type of fern and they are perennials. Kangaroo Paw … Read more

Philodendron Selloum Care & Growing Guide

Philodendron Selloum Leafs

Philodendron Selloum is a popular floor plant that has a reputation as being very easy to care for. It doesn’t require a lot of attention and can enhance the look of anyone’s home interior. If you want a plant that is attractive and unique looking, this one is right up your alley. Philodendron Selloum Care … Read more

Cat Palm (Cataractarum Palm) Care & Growing Guide

Cataractarum Palm loft design

The Cat Palm is native to southeastern Mexico.  It is also known as a Mexican Hat palm.   It is a trunkless palm tree.  This is a plant that requires a very tropical environment but still many love to try to grow it as an indoor plant. Cat Palm Care & Growing Guide 1. Light Requirement … Read more

Philodendron Xanadu Care & Growing Guide

Philodendron Xanadu Plant

The Philodendron Xanadu is an easy plant to grow.  It makes a great vertical accent to your home.  It is also called Winterbourn and is a member of the Philodendron genus.  It is a vining plant that needs no support as it is not a climber but more of a bushy plant.  Because of its … Read more