Plant Care

Dwarf Umbrella Plant
Plant Care

How to Trim Your Umbrella Plant

Once you have decided where to prune your umbrella plant and when you are sure that the plant is healthy, it is time to start trimming. This is surprisingly easy so even beginners can do it. It is also worth…

Amaryllis Flower
Plant Care

How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs

Amaryllis is an excellent plant that can make winter days more colorful. Its bulbs come in many different colors: fiery red, white, candy stripes, even lavender. They can often be found at garden centers so you can purchase them to…

Christmas Cactus
Plant Care

How to Care for Your Christmas Cactus

The Christmas cactus (botanical name Schlumbergera bridgesi, formerly Zyyocactus truncatus) is known for its beauty. Originally from tropical Brazil, this plant produces lovely pink flowers. Many people wish to grow it in their homes. However, this plant is often considered…

Corn Plant
Plant Care

How to Grow Dracena Fragrans (Corn Plants)

If you want to grow Dracena fragrans, also known as Corn Plant, you need to know what kind of growing conditions it needs to thrive. A great thing about this plant is that it can be very hardy once it…

Christmas Cactus Flower
Plant Care

Caring for Holiday Cacti

Some people are confused about different holiday cacti: Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter cacti. Are these the same species, or perhaps three different varieties of the same species? What are their similarities and differences? The short answer is no: the Christmas…

Coleus Flower
Plant Care

Taking Care of Coleus Plants

Coleus is a very versatile plant. It can be enjoyed all year round. If kept indoors, it can be used for foliage arrangements. It is known for its beautiful, colorful foliage that can be used for bouquets. Coleus plants are…

Coleus Standard
Plant Care

How to Grow a Coleus Standard?

Some of the common plants used in topiary, such as bay and rosemary, look very beautiful and will make your garden stunning. However, one big downside to these plants is that they take years to mature. If you wish to…

Plant Care

Growing ZZ Plant

The ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) is a popular house plant that can be grown indoors all around the globe. It’s gaining more and more prominence among gardeners who are always looking for new plants to cultivate and grow in their…

Plant Care

How to Prune Crape Myrtle

Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) is beautiful and many people love to grow this plant. They give vibrant summer colors and they can thrive in USDA Hardiness Zones 7-9. They can grow in humidity and are very drought tolerant. The basic…

Plant Care

What Causes Brown Tips on Leaves?

It’s not unusual for houseplants to develop brown tips on the leaves. There are several reasons why plants develop brown tips. What is important to know is that you can stop it and cure your plants once you understand what’s…

Norfolk Island Pines
Plant Care

Caring for Norfolk Island Pines

Norfolk Island pines make very beautiful, small, potted Christmas trees. Many plant growers like to personally decorate their Norfolk pines with red ribbons, ornaments and foil. Norfolk Island pine (Araucaria heterophylla) is a beautiful houseplant and it makes excellent decoration…

Pachira Aquatica Bloom
Plant Care

Common Pachira Aquatica Problems

Pachira aquatica, better known as the Money Tree plant, is generally hardy and not susceptible to diseases. It doesn’t have many common pests or diseases. However, there are some that are known to cause trouble. If you wish to grow…

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