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Nov 06, 2017

Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' Plant Care, Picture

How to grow Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' indoors. Discover this South African plant that blooms in autumn and winter with purple, tubular flowers. How to care for Mona Lavender house plant.

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Oct 24, 2017

Thanksgiving Cactus - Schlumbergera truncata Pictures, Care Tips

Thanksgiving Cactus is an autumn-blooming house plant. Find out how to make this holiday cactus bloom year after year. Get tips for pruning, repotting and more.

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Oct 12, 2017

Force Bulbs Indoors for Winter Blooms

Some flower bulbs that are good for forcing indoors are Crocus, Daffodils, Tulips and Hyacinths.

You can start forcing them as early as October for mid-winter blooms. And, why stop at a few? Pot some up every couple weeks and you'll enjoy spectacular flowers in your home all winter and into spring.

Oct 11, 2017

Schefflera actinophylla - Schefflera Plant Care Tips, Pictures

Schefflera actinophylla is a common house plant that also goes by the name umbrella tree. Get tips for watering, repotting, pruning schefflera, plant care.

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Sep 26, 2017

Florist Chrysanthemum - Chrysanthemum morifolium Pictures, Care Tips

Florist Chrysanthemum varieties all have big, beautiful flowers crowning a mass of dark-green foliage. Find out how to grow indoor mums and get care tips.

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Sep 22, 2017

Autumn Plants

pansy plants, growing pansies, pansies care

Give Coral Bead Plant a bright spot on your patio for a splash of orange-red color. This unusual beauty loves the cooler weather.

Pansies also love the cool, sunny days of autumn. But when the temps drop near freezing, bring potted pansies indoors to extend the growing season. You'll love those colorful, charming flowers on your sunny windowsill.

Florist Mums are easy to find this time of year. This is the tender type and need to stay indoors with you.

Just when most flowering plants are slowing down, Mona Lavender sends up tall spikes of lavender-blue flowers from autumn and right into winter.

Sep 17, 2017

Colorful Foliage

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 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 11, 2017

Lady Slipper Orchids - Paphiopedilum Orchids Pictures, Care Tips

Beautiful and exotic Lady Slipper Orchids are easy to grow if you meet their need for high humidity. Get how-tos for repotting orchid, care instructions for Lady Slipper Orchids.

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