How Well Do You Know
Your House Plants?
Have you ever despaired over crispy ivy? Or wondered what it takes to get a cactus to bloom?
Houseplants can seem like a mystery if you don't know how to care for them.
With information now at your fingertips, it's easy to find out about your plant, discover what it needs, and get the most out of it. I promise you'll be rewarded with a healthy, thriving houseplant that's a source of pride and joy for years to come.
Everything you need is here in this user-friendly house plant guide:
- Look up your plant in the Encyclopedia A-Z and find out how to care for it.
- Suggestions for easy house plants -- including 10 House Plants You Can't Kill.
- Check out pests and diseases and find out what to do about spider mites, fungus, aphids and other things that are bugging your houseplants.
- Take a look at this list of poisonous plants and keep your family and pets safe.
- Bring the beauty of the tropics to you with these tropical house plants.
Green Your Home
You already know that plants take in the carbon dioxide we exhale and give off oxygen we breathe in.
But did you know...house plants can also clean the air? Many species remove air pollutants commonly found in homes caused by the chemicals in furniture, paint, and carpeting.
Kind of gives you new respect for your foliage friends, huh?
Hmmm...if only we could get them to clean the house too.
Earth Day is April 22, 2018
Since that first Earth Day in 1970, house plants have come into our lives and
living rooms in a big way.
No longer just temporary decor, indoor plants became part of a connect-with-
nature movement for a tree-hugging generation. Remember pothos dangling from
macrame hangers? And jungles of philodendrons and spider plants on tables,
shelves and bookcases? Yeah, me too.
Since the '70s we've learned that many common house plants do more than add
natural beauty to a room.
It seems that by nurturing house plants, they nurture us, too. How? That green
connection lifts our spirits, enhances our concentration and actually calms
frazzled nerves. And that's not all. Plants clean the air we
breathe, removing harmful toxins from indoor air.
Striving for a cleaner, greener home is as easy as adding a few house plants to
your home. Who says it isn't easy being green?
Take Indoor Plants to New Heights
Put them on a pedestal. Indoor plantstands are a simple solution for displaying several small plants together. With a multi-level stand, you can easily transform a jungle into an eye-catching arrangement.
Hang 'em high. Pot them up in indoor plant hangers and they'll be at eye level for all to admire.
Drive them up a wall. Vertical gardens are perhaps the newest trend in indoor gardening. Check out these planters that make hanging them a breeze.
Did you know that office plants are good for you?
Okay, they won't bring your coffee, but they will boost your mood and create an instant garden ambience right there on your desk. Many of them even clean the air.
Check these out. It's never been easier to find a few good candidates to share your office space.
3 Things to Do Now
- Repot. Spring is the best time to repot because most plants are starting their most vigorous time of growth. If roots are growing out of the container's drainage holes, give them a bit more space.
Follow these steps for repotting house plants.
- Tidy up. Cut off any dead leaves or flowers. Clean dust off leaves to give plants the light they need for photosynthesis.
- Feed your plant. Increased daylight will make indoor plants grow faster. If you stopped fertilizing your
plants for the winter, it's time to start again.
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