House Plants Blog

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

  • lets you know whenever any new pages appear on

  • helps you stay up-to-date with new features and "extras" you might otherwise miss

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

To subscribe to my House Plants Blog (no email necessary), right-click on the orange RSS button (at right) and paste the URL into your RSS reader.

Nov 18, 2019

Indoor Plant Stands - Decorative Plant Stands for House Plants

Indoor plant stands are an attractive, practical way to show off your prized plants. Discover new ideas for displaying house plants with stylish plant stands.

Continue reading "Indoor Plant Stands - Decorative Plant Stands for House Plants"

Nov 12, 2019

Flaming Katy - Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Plant Care, Pictures

Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana) is one of the few succulents grown just for its blooms. Get Kalanchoe plant care for potting, fertilizing, watering.

Continue reading "Flaming Katy - Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Plant Care, Pictures"

Nov 07, 2019

Tradescantia pallida - Purple Heart Plant Care Tips

How to grow Purple Heart Plant indoors. Caring for Tradescantia pallida is easy and its bunches of purple foliage make it a beautiful house plant.

Continue reading "Tradescantia pallida - Purple Heart Plant Care Tips"

Nov 01, 2019

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.

Continue reading "House Plants Safe for Cats"

Oct 29, 2019

Autumn Houseplants

Gerbera Daisies will love your sunny windowsill. Their vivid colors are sure to brighten your view.

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

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

Oct 28, 2019

Watermelon Peperomia - Peperomia Argyreia Care

Although small, Watermelon Peperomia makes a dramatic houseplant. Find out how to water, fertilize, repot and grow Peperomia argyreia indoors.

Continue reading "Watermelon Peperomia - Peperomia Argyreia Care"

Oct 25, 2019

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 keep them blooming.

Continue reading "Florist Chrysanthemum - Chrysanthemum morifolium Pictures, Care Tips"

Oct 19, 2019

Colorful Foliage

croton, codiaeum variegatum

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.