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?
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.
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.
Success with Succulents
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.
Echeveria, Jelly Beans, String of Pearls and Haworthia (shown here) offer a variety that make excellent indoor plants. Place them in bright light and they'll feel right at home.
Succulents are growing in popularity as indoor plants...it's easy to see why.
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.
Get Bulbs for Forcing
Considering the scorching heat we've endured this summer, planting spring-blooming
bulbs may not be on your radar yet.
It's a good idea to order them NOW so you won't miss out on your favorite varieties. Some flower bulbs that are good for forcing indoors are Crocus, Daffodils,
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.
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