Adenium Obesum Care: Expert Steps to Gorgeous Desert Roses

flower of the desert rose (Adenium) up close

Summary: Adenium plant care involves balancing sunlight, water, and fertilizer. In hotter, sun-drenched conditions, increase watering frequency. Reduce water during cooler temperatures. Fertilize actively growing Adeniums in spring and summer

How To Grow and Care For Lemon Lime Maranta

Maranta Lemon Lime

Maranta leuconeura (muh-RAN-tuh loo-koh-NUR-uh) var. erythroneura (e-REETH-roh-NYUR-uh) ‘Lemon Lime’ is a very popular variety of Prayer plants. The genus name, Maranta, refers to Venetian botanist Bartolomea Maranti (1500-1571). With each new

How To Grow and Care for Hibiscus in Pots

Potted Hibiscus tree

Hibiscus is a member of the Malvaceae or mallow family, but unlike many of its relatives, the tropical Hibiscus varieties do not do well in cold areas.  For this reason, if you

How To Grow and Care for Siderasis Fuscata

Siderasis fuscata - Bears Ears

Siderasis fuscata (sy-DEE-ra-sis FUS-kah-tuh) is a member of the Commelinaceae family of inch plants hailing from Rio de Janeiro in the southeastern portion of Brazil. Fuscara is also found on

Regal Shield Alocasia Growing And Care

Alocasia regal shield growing in the landscape (Kennedy Space Center)

You may have heard of the genus of perennial evergreens called Alocasia (a-loh-KAY-see-uh) or elephant ears. These members of the Araceae family are constantly expanding, with more than 80+ known

Copper Leaf Alocasia Cuprea Growing And Care Tips

Potted Alocasia cuprea

Alocasia plants are some of the most popular competitors with pothos when it comes to houseplants. Their large, heart-shaped leaves have earned the entire genus the nickname “elephant ears plant.”

Monstera Dubia Vine Growing and Care

Monstera Dubia growing on tree in Columbia

Nature loves a good metamorphosis, from frogs and butterflies to fish that change their sex. But this also applies to the plant world, and one of the best examples is

Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor Care

Chinese Evergreen with stunning foliage - Aglaonema Pictum Tricolor

The Araceae (or arum) family has given us an incredible array of plants, not the least of which is Aglaonema pictum (ag-lay-oh-NEE-muh PIK-tum, a variegated species that’s more commonly known

How To Propagate Calathea Plants

Attractive Calathea plant ready for propagation

The most common form of Calathea propagation is a division at the time of spring repotting. It is easy to separate these into their own pots and treat them as you would mature plants. Separating young Calathea plants by untangling the roots with your fingers. Other times, you may need to use a very sharp, sterile blade to separate the roots. This article shares details on propagating Calathea.

Growing and Care Of Silver Monstera Siltepecana

Monstera siltepecana - The Silver Monstera

Monstera siltepecana aka the Silver Monstera is an attractive plant from Mexico and parts of Central America and prized for its rich foliage, which develops fenestrations (window-like holes) as it grows older. Click on this article of care details.

12 Tips On Watering Bougainvillea Plants

Proper Bougainvillea watering produces beautiful blossoms

Bougainvillea does best with regular watering using the soak-and-dry method. Water Bougainvillea plants thoroughly, allowing the water to run through the plants’ potting soil and out the drainage holes in

Sedum Plant Care: Learn How To Grow Stonecrop Plants

Pink and white flower of the Sedum plant

Sedum (SEE-dum) commonly known as “Stonecrop” or “spreading Stonecrop”, is a flowering perennial succulent belonging to the Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) family. There are over 400 different Sedum plant varieties. One sedum