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Sep 07, 2019

Grow Pilea Peperomioides Indoors - Get Chinese Money Plant Care

Find out what type of care Pilea Peperomioides wants year-round. When to water, repot, fertilize and how much light will make it thrive as a houseplant.

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Sep 04, 2019

Air Plant Tillandsia ionantha - Bromeliad Care Tips, Picture

Air plant is a tropical house plant that can grow without soil. Discover how to water, fertilize and propagate Tillandsia species.

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Aug 26, 2019

Vriesea Splendens - How to Grow and Bloom this Showy Bromeliad Indoors

Brilliant red flower spikes give Vriesea splendens its common name, Flaming Sword. Discover how to grow this beauty indoors: water, light, plus make it bloom.

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Aug 22, 2019

Sedum Rubrotinctum - How to Grow Jelly Bean Plant Indoors

Grow Sedum rubrotinctum as a houseplant. Find out how much light, water and fertilizer it wants year-round.

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Aug 19, 2019

Trailers and Climbers

English ivy looks good spilling over the side of a hanging basket or climbing a trellis with its aerial roots. It's one of the most versatile plants you can grow. Newer variegated ivies are beautiful growing alongside upright foliage or flowering plants.

Want another easy-to-grow trailer? Creeping fig is often overlooked as a house plant. Many varieties are available with variegated foliage. It makes an elegant hanging basket plant. Or make it stand out by placing it on a pedestal plant stand.

Wax plant and jasmine are drooping plants. Show off their breathtaking blooms by tying their stems to trellises or wire hoops inserted into pots.

Any plant with tendrils or aerial roots need some help from you to climb a support. Florist's wire or other plant ties do the job. Tie stems loosely at intervals, adjusting the ties as the plants grow. A little work--yes--but the results are worth it.

Aug 13, 2019

4 Showy Foliage Plants

persian shield, persian shield plant

Colorful flowers aren't the only eye-catching plants to brighten up a room.

Persian shield (shown here) features deep green and purple leaves with a shimmer of silver. If you've never grown this stunning plant, give it a try.

Dramatic patterns in vivid colors make coleus popular for shade gardens. But, you'll love growing this colorful gem indoors, too.

Leaf for leaf, no other plant can match caladium's bold patterns and vibrant colors. This garden favorite also makes a spectacular house plant.

Don't overlook prayer plant for striking patterned foliage. Best known for its folding leaves, this rainforest native-turned-house plant is simply beautiful.

Aug 06, 2019

Indoor Palm Trees - Pictures of Palm House Plants

Indoor palm trees that are easy to grow. Discover which types of palm trees make the best house plants and get growing tips.

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Aug 05, 2019

How to Grow Basil Indoors: Growing Basil Herb on Your Windowsill

How to grow basil indoors with natural or indoor grow light. Tips for pruning, harvesting, freezing and drying basil, plant care.

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