Pentas Plant: How To Care For Pentas Flower

Wooden barrel planted with Pentas plants | PlantCareToday

The Pentas plant is a proven winner in the garden. Pentas give homeowners a blast of color. Their flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Pentas lanceolata, more commonly known as Pentas.

How To Get Rid Of Mealybugs On Fiddle Leaf Figs

large glossy leaves of the Fiddle Leaf Ficus

Named for their large, violin-shaped leaves, the fiddle leaf fig is a popular member of the Moraceae family and is related to the rubber tree plant varieties. The deciduous shrub is known by

How To Get Rid Of Aphids On Petunias

Petunia bloom with Aphids

So you want to get rid of aphids on petunias? For the most part, petunias grow without facing significant challenges from pests.  As with other things, there are exceptions to this.

How To Get Rid Of Mealybugs On Ponytail Palm

mealybugs in crown of ponytail palm

Mealybugs are a frustrating pest in any circumstance, but when it comes to houseplants they can become a true nightmare.  The ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) are especially vulnerable, as these

Crinum Lily Bulbs: How To Care For Crinum Lilies

Flowering Crinum Lily

Crinum lily bulbs… they’re exotic, related to the Amaryllis plant, with exciting “bell-shaped” fragrant flowers that come with a lovely sweet scent. In Greek, the name Crinum simply means “Lily.”

Tips On Philodendron Selloum Care

large fingered leaf of philodendron selloum

Hailing from South America, Philodendron selloum (fill-loe-DEN-drun sell-LOE-um) is a plant with many names and an impressive size when fully grown. It a common Philodendron in the landscape. Known by the

What Pests Or Bugs Attack Dracaena Plants

Dracaena Pests | Plant Scale | Mealybug | Spider Mites

The Dracaena all types are lovely plants coming in several varieties ranging from small shrubs to trees.  Although easily grown, the Dracaena plant does face challenges from several pests.  In

How To Clean Houseplant Leaves

Cleaning houseplant leaves

Have you ever been asked the best way on “How to clean leaves on houseplants?” Here’s the deal. The common houseplant is a great way to spruce up your home

African Daisy: How To Grow And Care For Osteospermum

African Daisy flower

The African daisy, with lovely daisy-like flowers, originates from South Africa. Also known as the Cape Daisy or Blue-eyed Daisy (Osteospermum fruticosum) are members of the (Aster plant) Asteraceae family. Quick African Daisy

How To Care For Nigella Flower

flowering nigella plant

Nigella damascena [ny-JELL-luh] [dam-ASK-ee-nuh] is an annual flower in the Ranunculaceae (buttercup) family.  It’s native to Europe, southwest Asia, and northern Africa.  The plant often grows in damp areas and

Caring For Ocotillo Plant

Blooms of the Ocotillo plant

Ocotillo plant, bearing the botanical name Fouquieria splendens (foo-KWEER-ree-uh, SPLEN-denz), is a shrub species from the family of desert plants, called Fouquieriaceae. The plant is native to the southwest United

Caring For Hebe Plants

Purple blooms of the Hebe plant

Hebe [HEE-bee] is a genus of plants found throughout New Zealand, French Polynesia, and parts of South America.  The genus includes close to 100 different species, all of which appear

Learn Strawflower Care and Growing Tips

Flowering Strawflower Everlasting Flower

Xerochrysum bracteatum [zer-oh-KRIS-um, brak-tee-AY-tum] is an herbaceous perennial known for its daisy-like flowers.  Also called the strawflower or everlasting flower, it can grow as an annual in the right regions.

Caring For Oxblood Lily

Flowerng Oxblood Lily: Rhodophiala Bifida

The easy-to-grow Rhodophiala bifida [roh-doh-FY-al-luh, BIF-id-uh] is an interesting plant with bright, vivid flowers.  It belongs to the Amaryllidaceae family of plants and offsets vigorously, making it easy to propagate.

Dracaena Reflexa Plant Growing and Care (Pleomele)

Dracaena reflexa Song of Jamaica

With bright chartreuse foliage and interesting growth habit, makes Dracaena reflexa [dra-SEE-nah, ree-FLEKS-uh] a popular houseplant. The visually striking foliage of this type of Dracaena which belongs to the Asparagaceae

How To Care For Dichrostachys Cinerea

Chinese lantern tree blooms

Found throughout Africa, India, and North Australia, Dichrostachys cinerea [dy-kro-STAK-iss, sin-EER-ee-uh] is an interesting plant belonging to the Fabaceae (legume) family along with the: Poinciana plant Powder Puff tree Dichrostachys

How To Care For Asparagus Sprengeri Fern

Asparagus Sprengeri

Sprengeri [SPRENG-er-ee] Fern is a herbaceous perennial and is native to South Africa.  It is not really a true fern but is a flowering plant and member of the lily

Peace Lily Care: HOW TO Plant Growing Guide

peace lily flowers up close

Peace Lily care questions, we get all kinds of questions on the care of this tropical plant. The plant is known botanically as Spathiphyllum and comes in many sizes, with lots

How To Apply Neem Oil To Soil As A Drench

man using neem oil as a soil drench

Neem oil, when used as a soil drench, is an extremely useful “natural insecticide” coming from the nuts of the Neem tree.  The oil has many active ingredients. The most