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Nov 26, 2021

Growing Olive Trees Indoors - Dwarf Olive Tree Care

Get tips for growing olive trees indoors. Find out how to grow and care for a dwarf olive tree as a house plant, and what you need to know about pruning.

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Nov 23, 2021

Madagascar Dragon Tree Care: Grow Dracaena Marginata Indoors

Madagascar Dragon Tree is a bold, exotic house plant that is easy to grow. Find out how to prune, water and fertilize Dracaena marginata here.

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Nov 06, 2021

Fire Flash Plant Care - Houseplant with Orange Stems and Green Leaves

Get to know Fire Flash Plant. Captivating orange stems and big, green leaves, plus easy care make Chlorophytum orchidastrum a must-have houseplant.

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Nov 03, 2021

House Plants Safe for Cats

Get the list of house plants safe for cats. Discover which indoor plants are non-toxic to make your home feline-friendly, giving you peace of mind.

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Nov 01, 2021

Florist Chrysanthemum Care: How to Grow Chrysanthemum morifolium

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

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Oct 28, 2021

Get Bulbs for Forcing

forcing daffodils

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, 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 26, 2021

Colorful Foliage

croton

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.

Oct 15, 2021

Nertera granadensis - Coral Bead Plant Care and Pictures

Nertera granadensis grows in a thick mat of tiny leaves on intertwining stems with orange-red berries appearing in summer. Find out how to water, when to repot.

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Oct 14, 2021

Firecracker Flower - Crossandra infundibuliformis

Firecracker flower is a shrub with glossy foliage and stunning flowers that bloom for months. Find out how to grow Crossandra as a house plant.

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Oct 06, 2021

Polka Dot Plant Care: How to Grow Hypoestes phyllostachya Indoors

Splattered leaves make Polka Dot Plant an unusual and attractive house plant. Discover how to grow, when to water and why you should pinch your plant.

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