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Baby string of turtles in a pot

How to Care For String of Turtles: Comprehensive Guide

When you look at the String of Turtles plant (Peperomia prostrata), its compact and delicate appearance may come as a surprise. After all, how can such a petite plant be so hardy? But as it turns out, it’s one of the most resilient succulents out there. It’s not just an adorable house plant; in fact, it’s been around for a very long time—and with good reason.

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Purple passion plant foliage.

Purple Passion Plant: Complete Growing and Care Guide

This herbaceous perennial is also known as the purple velvet plant and purple passion vine for its showy purple leaves. The unique texture o...

How to Grow and Care For Calathea Orbifolia

Calathea orbifolia, also known as Round-leaf plant, is a unique species of tropical foliage. Bearing vibrant, green oval-shaped leaves with ...

Mexican bird of paradise blooms

Ultimate Mexican Bird of Paradise Care Guide

Mexican bird of paradise is an evergreen flowering shrub or tree that produces bold yellow flowers with red stamens. Once the plant blooms d...

How to Grow and Care For China Doll Plant

China Doll plant, Radermachera sinica, commonly known as Radermachera and Radar plant, is an evergreen tree native to southeast Asia. It was...

How to Grow and Care For Calathea Ornata

Calathea Ornata (Calathea Sanderiana var. ornata) is a tropical foliage plant with dark-green leaves and colorful, light-pink stripes across...

Calathea White Fusion in a straw pot.

How to Grow and Care For Calathea White Fusion

Calathea White Fusion is known for its stunning, watercolor-like variegated white and dark green leaves with purple undersides. Although car...

Ficus Tineke

What is a Ficus Tineke?

The Ficus Tineke is a colorful and gorgeous houseplant known as the rubber tree’s variegated cultivar. Its pink, cream and light green hues ...

How to Care For Hoya Obovata: Complete Guide

Hoya obovata thrives best in full sunlight needing 6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day! Although they grow best in full sunlight, they ...

Shampoo ginger lily plant inflorescence in bright red color.

How to Grow and Care For Shampoo Ginger Lily Plant

There is one plant you may not have heard of unless you've visited Hawaii, the Shampoo Ginger Plant (Zingiber zerumbet) which is also known ...

Variegated string of pearls in a hanging basket on a beige background.

How to Grow and Care For Variegated String of Pearls

A variegated string of pearls is a beautiful trailing succulent with leaves resembling peas. The leaves are green in color with white or cre...

Dracaena fragrans lemon lime

How to Grow and Care For Dracaena Lemon Lime

Dracaena Lemon Lime is a cultivar of dracaena fragrans that can grow as a shrub or tree. The sword-shaped leaves of a Lemon Lime Dracaena ar...

When and How to Use Orchid Bark

Orchid bark mixes are typically composed of chips of pine bark and fir bark and depending on the mix can contain small amounts of sphagnum m...

Hoya Linearis White Bloom in a botanical garden

How to Grow and Care For Hoya Linearis

Hoya linearis is an ornamental plant that offers a variety of decorations, especially indoors, with its foliage and bloom. The leaves of thi...

Foxtail fern in a large cement pot.

How to Grow and Care For Foxtail Fern: Ultimate Care Guide

Foxtail fern (Asparagus densiflorus) presents an exquisite appeal to indoor and outdoor gardens because of its beautiful foliage. This uniqu...

How to Grow and Care For String of Dolphins

Like most succulents, string of dolphins are fairly low maintenance plants requiring bright light and little water to thrive. String of dolp...

Dracaena Plant Care: Complete Guide

Dracaena plants are popular ornamental houseplants grown indoors and outdoors in subtropical climates. They can reach up to 3-6 feet indoors...

Fungus Gnat macro on a leaf

How To Get Rid of Gnats in Plants: Comprehensive Guide!

They are usually harmless if there are only a few, but the challenge is that the infestation can quickly spread because fungus gnats prolife...

Colorful celosia plant flower blooms in a row

Celosia Plant Care: Ultimate Grow and Care Guide!

Celosia plant or wool flowers, feathered amaranth, and cockscomb are summer annuals or short-lived perennials of tropical regions of the wor...

How to Grow and Care for a Staghorn Fern

Staghorn ferns, sometimes called antler ferns or elkhorn ferns, are tropical plants native to Southeast Asia, Africa, New Guinea and Austral...

How to Grow and Care for Cuphea Llavea

If you're looking for a low-maintenance subshrub to add to your plant collection at home, you should consider the cuphea llavea. Also known ...

Hoya pubicalyx splash in a white pot.

How to Grow and Care For Hoya Pubicalyx

Hoya Pubicalyx thrives best in full sunlight needing 6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day! Although they grow best in full sunlight, the...

Dracaena Warneckii (Dracaena fragrans) on black background.

How to Grow and Care For Dracaena Warneckii

Dracaena warneckii is a cultivar of dracaena fragrans that can grow as a shrub or tree. The sword-shaped leaves of a Dracaena warneckii are ...

Hoya Retusa hanging basket w/ leaves

How to Grow and Care for Hoya Retusa

Hoya retusa is an ornamental plant that offers a variety of decorations, especially indoors, with its foliage and bloom. The leaves of this ...

Rex begonias with beautiful violet and silver foliage.

How to Grow and Care for Begonia Rex Indoors and Outdoors

Begonias are members of the fifth most significant family of ornamental plants and are well known for their beautiful leaves and attractive ...

Hoya Plant in a white hanging basket

How to Grow and Care for Hoya Plants?

One of the most beautiful houseplants that has caught the attention of nature lovers is Hoya. This stylish plant elevates the overall decora...

New Guinea Impatiens fuschia and coral pink colored blooms.

How to Plant and Care For New Guinea Impatiens

Bearing dramatic and colorful blooms, New Guinea Impatiens (Impatiens hawkeri) are a herbaceous annuals or perennials with succulent stems f...

Hoya Bella in a hanging basket.

How to Grow and Care for Your Hoya Bella

The Hoya Bella is an exquisite houseplant known for its speedy growth rate and its eye-catching waxy flowers. It needs special care and atte...

Cedar Elm Tree in the Fall with Yellow Leaves

How to Grow and Care For Cedar Elm

The Texas cedar elm (sometimes just called the Texas elm or cedar elm) is the common name of Ulmus crassifolia, or U. crassifolia, and is ...

Dracaena Marginata in a tan pot on a table top near a watering can.

How to Grow and Care For Dracaena Marginata

Dracaena marginata, also known as Madagascar Dragon Tree, is a plant species native to Madagascar from the Asparagaceae family with striking...

String of pearls in a terracotta pot on a desk.

How to Care For String of Pearls: Ultimate Guide

String of pearls is a showstopper with its bubbly pearl-like leaves growing on trailing stems, it’s an eye-catcher that looks amazing flowin...

Dracaena Massangeana in a black raised pot indoors.

How to Grow and Care For Dracaena Massangeana

Dracaena Massangeana grows with a thick stem topped with rosettes of arching, broad evergreen leaves that have a wide, central yellow stripe...

Top view of string of hearts or chain plant in a gray pot.

How to Grow and Care For String of Hearts Plant

String of hearts plant (Ceropegia Woodii) is a chaining succulent-like plant. With hues of greens and purples and delicate dangles, it bring...

Alocasia Polly (Alocasia x amazonica) in a white pot.

How to Grow and Care For Alocasia Polly

Alocasia Polly is a popular and stunning hybrid plant (Amazon x amazonica) that is part of the Araceae family. Alocasia Polly sports dramati...

Tomatoes in tomato cages

How to Choose and Use a Tomato Cage

If you’re a gardener, you know how important it is to give your plants the best environment to grow in. Enter tomato cages. A tomato cage ca...

Neon pothos in a straw basket on a straw table.

How to Grow and Care for Neon Pothos

Neon Pothos specifically is one of the most popular pothos varieties of Epripremnum aureum plant. These plants have vibrant lime green leave...

Philodendron Brandtianum or Silver Leaf Philodendron In a white pot on a coffee table.

How to Care for the Philodendron Brandtianum Plant

Compared to other philodendrons, Philodendron brandtianum is often grown more as a mounding or hanging plant. You can still train the plant ...

How to Grow and Care for Angel Wing Begonia: A Complete Guide

Growing an angel wing begonia (Begonia Coccinea) is an excellent way to add some tropical flair to your home. With their large, pointed leav...

Pinstripe Calathea next to other lush calathea varieties.

How to Grow and Care For Calatheas

Calatheas, also commonly known as marantas, are part of the Marantaceae family with more than 300 species of plants that thrive in warm and ...

Marble Queen Pothos in a white hexagonal pot amongst other houseplants

How to Grow and Care for Marble Queen Pothos

Marble Queen Pothos is one of the most popular varieties of pothos due to its variegated foliage. Like other pothos plants, Marble Queen is ...

Spider mites infestation with web and orange speckles.

How to Get Rid of Spider Mites on Indoor Plants

Spider mites reproduce quickly and do not take long to take over your plants. These common houseplant pests also leave behind small yellow o...

Top level shot of Alocasia Elephant Ear Black Velvet plant in a white pot.

How to Grow and Care For Alocasia Black Velvet

Alocasia Black Velvet, also known as Alocasia reginula is a stunning plant to add to any tropical houseplant collection. Alocasia reginula t...

Colorful orchid varieties next to a windowsill

How to Care for Orchids

Orchids make incredible decorations for interior spaces due to their beautifully patterned and colored flowers. Notoriously known as hard to...

Purple Heart Plant Foliage

How to Grow and Care for Purple Heart Plant

The Purple Heart Plant (aka Tradescantia pallida purpurea) is a fast grower. It comes with lovely purple foliage paired with pink to purple ...

Ficus Audrey bright green leaves.

How to Grow and Care For Ficus Audrey

Ficus Audrey is a potential challenger to the Fiddle-Leaf Fig's long-held position at the top of the charts, according to some experts. Unli...

How to Grow and Care For Hoya Curtisii

But if you’re new to casual botany, it’s best to start with a lower-maintenance plant like Hoya Curtisii. Something relatively easy to care ...

Manjula Pothos in a straw pot

How to Grow and Care For Manjula Pothos

The Manjula Pothos plant is a less common Pothos variety. It is stunning with dark green, light green, cream, and white variegation on its h...

Alocasia Maharani leaf with gray overtones.

How to Grow and Care For Alocasia Maharani

Alocasia Maharani is a rare, tropical houseplant native to South East Asia. Alocasia Maharani is a hybrid of Alocasia reginula and Alocasia ...

Philodendron Birkin on table

Everything About Philodendron Birkin Care

The Philodendron Birkin can be a spectacular addition to your indoor space with the notable white stripes on its dark-green waxy leaves. Whi...

Jessenia pothos lime green and dark green variegated leaves

How to Grow and Care for Jessenia Pothos

Jessenia Pothos is a tropical vine with variegated lime green and dark green leaves. Jessenia is a rarer type of pothos that is sought after...

Blue Ginger Plant blooms which are purple in color

How To Grow a Blue Ginger Plant

The blue ginger is the most common species of the Commelinaceae family, and it’s hardy to Zones 9 to 11. They grow by having upright, gawky ...

Raven ZZ Plantin large white pot

Raven ZZ Plant: Comprehensive Care Guide

The Raven ZZ plant, also known as Zamioculcas zamiifolia ‘Dowon’, has become trendy in the houseplant scene due to its dark, leathery foliag...

Black Coral (Taro) Colocasia escuelenta leaves with water droplets

List of the Best Black Plants for Your Garden

Black plants are chic and bold. They demand attention by contrasting the idea that gardens should always feel jolly. With dark foliage, it's...

Watch Chain Plant Close Up

How to Care For a Watch Chain Plant

The watch chain is a beautiful succulent with compact interlocking leaves in a light green shade and a gentle overlaying stem. The plant is ...

Sanseveria Fernwood in a white pot on a coffee table

How To Care for a Sansevieria Fernwood

Many plant enthusiasts love Sansevieria Fernwood because of its air-purifying properties and extreme resilience. This plant will look stunni...

Lipstick Echeveria Image

How to Grow, Propagate, and Care For Lipstick Echeveria

Echeveria agavoides or Lipstick Echeveria is a low maintenance and drought-tolerant succulent plant that produces beautiful colored pink, wh...

Japanese Maple with red, beautiful leaves

How to Plant and Grow a Japanese Maple Tree

Acer Palmatum, better known as Japanese maple, is a deciduous tree or shrub from Japan characterized by its unique foliage color. With numer...

Asparagus Fern in a pastel green pot

How to Grow and Care for Your Asparagus Fern

Known for its delicate and whimsical foliage, asparagus ferns, are growing in popularity as houseplants. They’re relatively easy to care for...

Pink Princess Philodendron Variegated Leaves with green and pink in a gray pot.

How to Care For Philodendron Pink Princess

If you’re looking for something that is at once elegant and different from most other houseplants, then the pink princess philodendron (Phil...

Begonia Maculata Angel Wings Leaves

How to Care For Begonia Maculata (Polka Dot Plant)

Begonia Maculata has gained popularity among plant enthusiasts worldwide. It is a plant native to Brazil known for its green leaves with whi...

Prayer Plant (Maranta Leuconeura) Plant Leaves

Prayer Plant (Maranta Leuconeura) Care Guide

Prayer plants are known for their beautiful leaf patterns and unique appearance making them great accent pieces in the home or office. They ...

Montauk Daisy Closeup of flowers

How To Propagate and Care for Montauk Daisies

Montauk daisies fill the plant and flower growing gap, especially in late summer to fall. They are pretty easy to grow. They can thrive in t...

Snow Queen Pothos on shelf

How To Plant Snow Queen Pothos

Are you looking for a low-maintenance houseplant? The Snow Queen pothos will be a great choice to consider. You can grow this pothos variety...

Calathea medallion in white pot.

Everything You Need to Know About Calathea Medallion

Calathea Medallion might be challenging to grow and keep alive as a houseplant. It needs more perseverance and attention than average indoor...

Hoya Carnosa Chelsea Flower

How to Grow Hoya Chelsea Indoors or Outdoors

Hoya Chelsea plants are growing popular among homeowners because of their striking beauty and appeal. But more importantly, they grow except...

Alocasia Regal Shield in the wild

How to Grow and Care For Alocasia Regal Shield (Elephant Ear Plant)?

Alocasia Regal Shield (Elephant Ear plant) is famous among houseplant lovers because of its unique and enormous leaves. It has large, stunni...

coleus varieties with variegated leaves

Best Coleus Varieties To Grow in Your Garden

Coleus plants, are a family of colorful foliage with varieties that fit every type of gardener. This article will help you know more about t...

Rhododendron bushes purple

How To Propagate and Care for a Rhododendron Bush

Rhododendrons (Rhododendron spp.) are flowering shrubs that offer attractive, colorful blossoms. They are a firm favorite of gardeners for t...

Pink Mandevilla flowers

How To Take Care of Mandevilla

The Mandevilla plant will be a stunning addition if you're keen to give your huge garden or small patio a lush tropical vibe. The best thing...

Avocado fruit hanging off of an avocado tree

How to Prune Avocado Trees: A Comprehensive Gardening Guide

As a nature enthusiast, you probably know an average outdoor avocado tree can grow 40 to 80 feet (12-24 m.), a giant tree that can create fa...

Philodendron Gloriosum leaves

How to Grow and Care For Philodendron Gloriosum

Philodendron Gloriosum is a tropical plant that belongs to the Philodendron genus. The plant has beautiful heart-shaped leaves with white ve...

Variegated String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii variegated)

How to Grow and Take Care of Variegated String of Hearts

If you’re looking for a vine-like succulent that’s low maintenance and has pinkish variegation, you should seriously consider variegated str...

Daisy Fleabane White Flowers

How To Manage and Control Fleabane Plants

Fleabane plants are known for their ability to survive under challenging environments; their notorious invasiveness toward other native plan...

Desert Rose with white and pink blooms in outdoor garden pot.

How to Grow and Care for Desert Rose Plant: Comprehensive Guide

You might think that because desert roses are native to arid regions, they’d be tough and require little maintenance to thrive. But that cou...

Peperomia Hope plant next to a wooden coffee cup

How to Grow and Care For Peperomia Hope

If you are looking for an easy to grow plant that looks like a succulent, the Peperomia Hope is a perfect choice. Nicknamed “Trailing Jade”,...

Ficus Moclame - Indian Laurel Plant

How To Take Care of a Ficus Moclame

The Ficus Microcarpa Moclame is a fig tree species native to Southern Asia and Australia. They're excellent indoor, air-purifying plants. Mo...

Orchid with root rot

How to Prevent and Treat Root Rot

Root rot is a very common disease in indoor plants and usually happens as a result of overwatering. If you catch it early enough and change ...

Cat eating the cat grass plant

How to Grow Cat Grass Plant?

Cat grass is not a specific variety of grass seen outdoors. It is a mixture of grass grown from different types of seeds like wheat, oat, ba...

Stephania Erecta in a pot with vining leaves

How to Grow and Care For Stephania Erecta

Stephania Erecta (or Stephania Pierrei) is a great addition to your houseplant collection. If you love “fat plants”, look no further! You f...

Rose bushes in front of a white fence

How to Get Rid of Aphids on Rose Bushes?

Aphids are tiny, sap-sucking pests and wreak havoc on your roses! They suck out plant juices, preferably on new growths, and turn their foli...

Dipladenia plant

How to Grow Dipladenia (Mandevilla)

Dipladenias are tropical plants that belong to the Mandevilla species. They are also known by other names like Rocktrumpet, Brazilian Jasmin...

How to Grow and Care For Philodendron Micans

If you are looking for one such trailing plant to decorate a hanging pot or climbing moss pole, the Philodendron Micans is the right choice....

Citronella Plant

How to Grow Citronella Plants

Citronella came from the French word “citronelle”, which means “lemon balm.” It got its name for its citrusy, floral-like aroma. This plant ...

Monstera Peru leaves

How to Grow and Care For Monstera Peru

The unique, exotic Monstera Peru (known as Monstera karstenianum) is going to be one of your new favorite houseplants. Its dark, thick leave...

Chinese Elm Bonsai in a white pot

How To Achieve Proper Chinese Elm Bonsai Care

Chinese Elm Bonsai tree is evergreen when grown under the right environmental conditions. Growing a houseplant like a bonsai is a great way ...

Picture of Marimo Moss Ball Care

Marimo Moss Ball Care

Marimo Moss Balls are low-maintenance, beneficial aquatic plants that, like your pets, want to roll around, take baths, and need an excellen...

Picture of palm trees

How To Attain the Best Palm Tree Care

People adore palm trees for their relaxed, chill vibe. Apart from that, these people also love the environment these palms grow in. One can ...

Terrarium plants

Terrarium plants

If you’re like me, you’re probably more excited about terrariums than you are about spring. Terrariums are small, compact gardens that requi...

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