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 Guide-to-Houseplants.com

  • 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.

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Mar 28, 2020

Care for Calamondin Orange - Dwarf Citrus Tree

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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Mar 25, 2020

Fragrant House Plants

Fragrant house plants offer more than showy blooms. Choose a scented plant and you'll add delightful fragrance to a room.

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Mar 23, 2020

Moses in the Cradle - Tradescantia spathacea Care Tips

How to grow Moses in the Cradle (aka Moses in a Boat) indoors. Easy care and beautiful green and purple leaves make Tradescantia spathacea a must-have house plant.

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Mar 19, 2020

3 Things to Do Now

  1. Repot. Spring is the best time to repot most plants because they're starting their most vigorous time of growth. If roots are growing out of the container's drainage holes, give them a bit more space. Follow these steps for repotting house plants.
  2. Tidy up. Cut off any dead leaves or flowers. Clean dust off leaves to give plants the light they need for photosynthesis.
  3. Feed your plant. Increased daylight will make indoor plants grow faster. If you stopped fertilizing your plants for the winter, it's time to start again.

Mar 16, 2020

Grow Brake Fern Indoors - Pteris cretica Care Tips

Brake Fern is an elegant, small house plant that's easy to grow. Find out how to water, when to repot, and how much light will keep Pteris cretica healthy indoors.

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Mar 13, 2020

Orchid Cactus Care How-tos and Pictures - Epiphyllum spp. and Hybrids

Orchid cactus care will keep your plant healthy and blooming year after year. Get tips for growing Epiphyllum orchid cactus indoors, plus how to repot, water, propagate.

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Mar 12, 2020

Forcing Branches Indoors - How to Force Branches into Bloom

Enjoy spring early by forcing branches indoors. Find out how to force flowering branches such as pussy willow, apple, cherry and forsythia into bloom.

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Mar 10, 2020

Stromanthe Sanguinea House Plant Care

How to grow Stromanthe sanguinea indoors. Discover how to water, divide, repot this tropical houseplant, plus how to prevent brown leaf tips and problems.

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