Homalomena selby

Homalomena plants are interesting tropical foliage plants that come in various leaf shapes, colors, and patterns.  One of the cultivars of homalomena is Homalomena ‘Selby,’ that is top on the list … [Read more...]

Making a Sub Irrigation Planter

This video will show you how to make a sub irrigation planter from a soda bottle. There are many ways and modifications to this type of planter.... but the uses are endless. This type of planter … [Read more...]

Acclimating Indoor Plants

Indoor plant acclimation is more popular with homeowners when a new houseplant is brought home. Another time is when summer ends and houseplant lovers who carried their plants outdoors in the … [Read more...]

Growing African Violets My Way

Summary: "African Violets My Way" comes from the personal growing experiences of Evelyn Pelt... a long time grower of the wonderful house plants. This is one way I have gained so much knowledge in … [Read more...]

Anthurium the Flamingo Flower: Growing your Anthuriums as a Houseplant

The family of Araceae provide for us many of the indoor plants enjoyed today. It is a large and diverse family of plants. Among these indoor air cleaning favorites are: Spathiphyllum - "Peace … [Read more...]

Maranta leuconeura – The Prayer Plant

Maranta leuconeura is known as the "Prayer Plant." The reason why? Marantas fold their leaves into a huddle at night and go to "sleep." The leaves fold upward like praying hands giving the plant … [Read more...]

Great Ways To Start A Plant Headache

I always try to keep an eye out for plant related things... even when I'm driving. While I was waiting for my daughter one day, I noticed an SUV parked next to me with a beautiful orchid … [Read more...]

Dracanea: The Plant Tip That Took A Whole Year To Write

You're probably asking "Why" this Plant Tip took a whole year to write? Are you a slow writer or what? Let me explain. I have always been interested in trying different ways of growing plants. It … [Read more...]

Flowering House Plants – Tips for Longer Lasting Flowers, Tropical Orchids and Bromeliads

When buying flowering house plants online, at the grocery store or your local nursery, there are a few steps you can take to make those colorful houseplants last longer and create a little more garden … [Read more...]

Cold Hardy Tropical Plants – Effects of Cold Temperatures on Plant Growth

Question: When winter rolls around this question starts coming in. "It got cold last night and I forgot my usually hardy tropical plant - Ficus or Dracaena - sat outside in the cold temperatures. Now … [Read more...]