Learn how to grow houseplants, troubleshoot pest and disease issues, and cultivate a green paradise in the comfort of your own home!

By the window, a black-potted succulent thrives with leggy leaves, reaching out in luscious green hues. The foliage sprawls gracefully, cascading in an intricate pattern, adding an elegant touch to the room's ambiance.


Why Houseplants Get Leggy and How to Fix It

Leggy growth is one of the most common houseplant problems, caused largely by incorrect sunlight levels. Houseplant expert Madison Moulton explains the causes behind leggy growth and what you can do to fix and prevent the problem.

Close-up of Calanthe orchid discolor flowering plants in a garden against a blurred background. Its robust, pleated leaves form an attractive basal rosette with a glossy, dark green hue. Rising from the center of this foliage are tall, slender spikes bearing clusters of enchanting flowers. The blossoms, which have burgundy-brown petals and sepals, and white petals and labellums, feature a distinctive lip with intricate patterns.


How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Calanthe Orchids

Interested in working some Calanthe orchids into your landscape or container garden next season? Want to know how to care for the Christmas orchid houseplant you received as a gift? In this article, certified master gardener Liz Jaros offers a detailed look at the novice-friendly Calanthe orchid genus.

Defying winter's chill, a cluster of radiant Winter Aconite flowers blossoms against the weathered roots of a tree, their vibrant yellow hues illuminating the slumbering woodland scene. Their cheerful presence signifies the spring's reawakening.


How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Winter Aconite

With winter aconite in your garden, you’ll always have something to look forward to in late winter to welcome the spring season. Gardening expert Madison Moulton explains everything you need to know about growing these wonderful winter plants.

A woman in a white sweater uses small sharp scissors to trim off an orchid stem with two withered blooms


Should You Trim Dead Orchid Flowers?

Pruning is an important part of plant care and can increase a plant’s blooming abilities. But what about orchids? Do these exotic plants need to be pruned regularly? In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss will explain how and when to prune your orchids to keep them looking their best.

A schlumbergera with browning leaves and no blooms sits in a small pot.


11 Signs It’s Time to Repot Your Christmas Cactus

Does your Christmas cactus look a little tired? While these succulents do not need to be repotted too frequently, it does need to be done from time to time. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago will list 11 signs that it may be time to give your Christmas cactus a new pot!

Hoya kerrii leaves cascading on vines, boasting lush, heart-shaped, glossy green foliage. Each leaf is thick and fleshy, exuding a captivating charm. Supported by a sturdy black metal rod, the vines extend gracefully in their growth.


How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Hoya Kerrii

Hoya kerrii is a popular succulent known for its pretty, heart-shaped leaves and star-shaped flowers. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss tells you all you need to know to care for one of these fun plants successfully.

A vibrant Christmas Cactus blooms in a terracotta pot on a brown table. Its red flowers, in full bloom, add festive charm. The succulent green leaves cascade gracefully, accentuating the cactus's beauty amidst a garden's lush green backdrop.


What’s the Best Potting Mix For Christmas Cactus?

Are you seeking information on the right kind of potting mix for your Christmas cactus? These succulents need well-draining soil to keep them healthy and happy. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago will detail what makes the best potting mix for your Christmas cactus and why.

Close-up of potted orchids on a light windowsill. Moth Orchids have broad, arching leaves forming a graceful rosette at the base. These orchids produce long, slender stems that bear multiple, waxy blooms in a delicate pink color. Each blossom features intricately patterned petals and a lip that is adorned with spots or markings of contrasting dark pink. Some orchids do not bloom due to improper conditions.


Why Isn’t My Orchid Blooming?

Orchids, the exotic beauties that grace us with glorious, long-lasting flowers, can sometimes be particular. If your orchid is not blooming, try adjusting specific growing requirements to bring the plant to healthy flowering. Orchids thrive as houseplants, but their needs differ from those of their potted neighbors. Explore how to get your orchid to bloom (and rebloom!) with garden professional Katherine Rowe.