House Plants Blog

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Nov 07, 2018

Creeping Fig, Climbing Fig - Ficus pumila Houseplant Care Tips

Creeping fig aka climbing fig has long, trailing vines with aerial roots that make it a favorite trailing, climbing or creeping ficus houseplant. Get plant care tips.

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Nov 01, 2018

Hawaiian Snow Bush Plant Care - Breynia nivosa

Snow Bush makes a unique, colorful tropical house plant. Find out how to care for Breynia nivosa indoors. Get light, watering, fertilizing and pruning tips for Snowbush plant.

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Oct 30, 2018

Miss Your Flower Garden?

purple chrysanthemum

Bring a fresh splash of color to your home with flowering house plants.

Florists' shops are bursting with bright and beautiful mums and easy-care kalanchoe.

It's not too early to begin forcing tulips, hyacinths and daffodils for mid-winter blooms. A little time spent now will pay off big when your outdoor garden is blanketed in snow.

Oct 24, 2018

Common House Plants with Pictures

Pictures of common house plants. Take a look at these easy-to-grow plants that have adorned homes for decades.

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Oct 08, 2018

String of Pearls Plant, Bead Plant - Senecio rowleyanus

String of Pearls plant is an unusual succulent that's easy to grow indoors with little attention. Put String of Pearls succulent plant in a hanging basket to show it off.

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Oct 01, 2018

Colorful Foliage

croton, joseph's coat, codiaeum variegatum

Shorter days and cooler nights bring on an annual show of spectacular autumn color.

But you don't have to go outdoors to enjoy dramatic colorful foliage. The gold, orange, red and green of croton plant adds a warm, tropical feel to a room.

Don't overlook prayer plant for striking patterned foliage. Best known for its folding leaves, this rainforest native-turned-house plant is simply beautiful.

Leaf for leaf, no other plant can match coleus plant's bold patterns and vibrant colors. This garden favorite makes an easy house plant. If you can still find one at the garden center, buy it. You'll love growing this colorful gem indoors, too.

Sep 25, 2018

Grape Ivy Plant Care, Types of Ivy House Plants - Cissus rhombifolia

Grape Ivy house plants are easy to grow. These tropical natives are similar to Kangaroo Vine, and sometimes called Oak Leaf Ivy. Get ivy plant care tips for growing and pruning Grape Ivies indoors.

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Sep 19, 2018

Echeveria - Care Tips for Growing Succulents Indoors

Discover echeveria species that make good succulent house plants. Get care tips for growing this easy plant indoors, how to propagate cuttings.

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