Have you ever despaired over crispy ivy? Or wondered what it takes to get a cactus to bloom?
House plants 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.
Desert-dwellers store water in their fleshy leaves, making them drought-tolerant and easy to grow in a warm, dry environment.
Their unusual and varied colors and textures make them beautiful accents. Display a few together to show off their dramatic shapes.
Succulents are growing in popularity as indoor plants...it's easy to see why.
Whether you're traditional or you want to get more creative this year, start planning holiday decorations right now.
Christmas plants are the easiest way to give your home a festive look. Dress up any brightly lit room with a Christmas cactus, amaryllis or poinsettia. You'll find more varieties this year than ever before...so why not try something new? Or group a few together for a dramatic display.
Add some fragrance with a creamy white gardenia. Aromatic rosemary pruned into a pint-sized pine makes a glorious table centerpiece for all your holiday gatherings. Then, plant it outdoors in spring for a long season of fresh herbs.
Norfolk Island pine has nudged its way into the festive season. Beautiful, affordable, and easy to grow, it's a tree you'll cherish for many years. And, don't leave it unadorned. Make it a tradition to add a few tiny ornaments to its boughs for the season. Just be sure to skip the lights, which can get hot and cause its needles to drop.
A dash of oregano and a pinch of parsley is only an armslength away when you grow fresh culinary herbs in your kitchen.
Herbs need at least 6 hours of sunlight a day, making them ideal for a sunny kitchen window.
Don't have a sunny spot? Set pots under a grow light, keeping the light 6 inches above the tops of the plants for about 14 hours a day.
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