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Aug 12, 2022

Air Plant Tillandsia ionantha: How to Grow this Bromeliad, Care Tips

Air plant is a tropical houseplant that can grow without soil. Discover creative ways to display them, plus how to water, fertilize and propagate Tillandsias.

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Aug 10, 2022

Philodendron Birkin Care: How to Grow this Handsome Houseplant

Get Philodendron Birkin care tips to keep this pinstripe plant healthy indoors. Find out how to water, when to fertilize and repot and more.

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Aug 03, 2022

Care for Calamondin Orange Tree Indoors: Grow Dwarf Citrus Houseplant

Calamondin orange is one of the easiest indoor fruit trees to grow. Discover how to grow this dwarf citrus tree as a house plant, prune, repot, water and more.

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Aug 02, 2022

Cryptanthus Earth Star: How to Grow this Showy Bromeliad Indoors

Discover why Cryptanthus Earth Star houseplants are growing in popularity. These dazzling star-shaped bromeliads make a stunning addition to any room.

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Aug 01, 2022

Inch Plant Care: Grow Trailing Tradescantia Zebrina as a Houseplant

Get the keys to Inch Plant care and enjoy this long-lived houseplant. Glistening purple and green striped leaves make this stunning trailing plant ever-popular.

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Jul 27, 2022

Growing Olive Trees Indoors: How to Grow and Care for this Houseplant

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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Jul 25, 2022

Grow Heliconia Psittacorum Indoors

Heliconia psittacorum is a dependable bloomer with brightly colored flowers. Find out how to grow tropical Heliconia plant indoors.

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Jul 22, 2022

Nerve Plant Care: How to Grow Fittonia verschaffeltii Indoors

Nerve Plant has beautiful vein patterns of white, pink, or red. Find out how to water, when to fertilize and how much sunlight Fittonia verschaffeltii wants.

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Jul 20, 2022

Small Leaves, Spectacular Style

Big-leaf houseplants seem to get all the attention these days. But don’t overlook smaller plants that are just as eye-catching, if not more. Some are compact, better behaved, and… well, downright easy to grow.

Check out this variegated group that are splashed, streaked and marbled, making each leaf practically a work of art.

Newer Pothos cultivars offer leaves streaked with gold, marbled with white, and neon green, to name a few. Give this easy-growing houseplant plenty of bright, indirect light to maintain the variegation.

Have you seen Philodendron Brasil? Just as easy to grow, this tropical has spectacular lime green streaks down each leaf. This vine is eager to climb. But you can hang it up or set its pot on a shelf and allow those colorful vines to trail. Pinch it back to help Brasil to branch out for a fuller plant.

Once you see the heart-shaped patterns of Triangleleaf Fig, you’ll want to add this handsome shrub to your indoor plant collection. It adds dazzling style to any room.

Jun 21, 2022

Anthurium Plant Care - How to Grow Anthurium andraeanum Indoors

Anthurium plant is one of the world's most exotic tropical flowers. Discover Anthurium growing tips: sunlight, fertilizer, watering, repotting.

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