House Plants Blog

The House Plants Blog shows you what's new on this site. It...

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  • keeps you in-the-know with how-to articles that will help you get the most out of your house plants.

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Aug 15, 2017

Parrot Flower - Heliconia psittacorum - Picture, Care Tips

Parrot Flower (aka Parrot Plant) is a dependable bloomer with brightly colored flowers that resemble a parrot's beak. Find out how to grow Heliconia plant indoors.

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Aug 12, 2017

Baby's Tears Plant - Soleirolia soleirolii Pictures, Care Tips

Tiny, round leaves cascading down slender, fragile stems gives Baby's Tears plant its common name. Find out about sunlight, water, pruning and more care.

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Jul 19, 2017

Grow Garden Favorites Indoors

Heading to the garden center this weekend? Pick up a few extra plants. (Don't you wish you could take them all home?)

coleus plant, coleus plants, coleus blumei

Many of your garden favorites are a snap to grow as house plants. Add fresh color to your home with charming pansies, dwarf varieties of snapdragons, plus wax begonias.

Mophead hydrangea boasts beautiful blue flower clusters, making it a favorite house plant.

Dazzling patterns make coleus (shown here) popular for shade gardens. But you'll love growing this colorful gem indoors, too.

Jul 12, 2017

Sun-Loving Plants

bird of paradise plant

Got a sunny window, porch or patio? Pot up some sun-loving flowers and enjoy the show.

Tropical beauties, such as Bird of Paradise, Hibiscus and Plumeria love to bask in the sunshine.

Climbing Mandevilla will need support from a trellis to show off its big trumpet-shaped flowers.

Small pots of Miniature Roses and Geraniums add a splash of color to a kitchen window or your patio table.

Jul 08, 2017

Perennial Flowering Vines, Climbing Vines for Containers

Discover perennial flowering vines you can grow in containers. How to plant, grow and train climbing flowering vines.

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Jul 03, 2017

Urn Plant - Aechmea fasciata Picture, Care Tips

Urn Plant grows in a rosette of silvery green leaves with a crown of long-lasting pink bracts. Find pictures, and bromeliad plant care tips.

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Jun 28, 2017

House Plant Moisture Meter

Stop overwatering your plants. Get a house plant moisture meter and stop guessing about soil moisture. Let an electronic garden moisture meter save your plants.

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Jun 26, 2017

Round Leaved Sundew Plant Care - Drosera rotundifolia

Sundew Plant has an other-worldly appearance that makes it a fascinating plant to grow. Find out how to care for this sundew carnivorous plant indoors.

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