Houseplants

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

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

A close-up of a Ficus tree leaves, its vibrant green hues reminiscent of an emerald treasure. Its surface gleams like polished jade, while its veins, like delicate brushstrokes, trace a captivating pattern across its expanse.

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Why is My Ficus Tree Dropping Leaves?

If your ficus tree has suddenly shed all its leaves, don’t think you’re a black thumb or you’ve killed the plant. Houseplant expert Madison Moulton explains the causes of this common issue and what you can do to prevent it.

Large, glossy fiddle-leaf fig leaves illuminated by sunlight. The leaves boast a vibrant green hue with prominent veining, showcasing their distinct violin-like shape. Their glossy surface reflects the light, adding a captivating sheen to the foliage.

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How to Propagate Fiddle-Leaf Figs in 5 Easy Steps

If you want to save money on houseplants, especially large fiddle leaf figs, propagation is a great skill to have. Houseplant expert and avid Ficus lover Madison Moulton explains the process of propagating fiddle leaf figs, completed in just five steps.

A Christmas cactus, adorned with delicate pink blooms, elegantly spills over the edges of a brown pot. Positioned gracefully on a pristine white windowsill, it adds a festive touch to the surroundings, creating a visually enchanting holiday ambiance.

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5 Christmas Cactus Diseases: How to Identify, Prevent, and Treat

Does your Christmas cactus look less than its best? Do you suspect diseases could be at play? Just like many other houseplants, Christmas cacti are no stranger to diseases. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago breaks down five of the most common diseases you may run into while growing Christmas cacti and how to identify, prevent, and treat them!

A vibrant pink Christmas cactus in full bloom. Delicate, ruffled petals gracefully cascade from slender, elongated tubes, forming a mesmerizing symphony of pink hues. The delicate petals, slightly darker at their edges, exude a subtle ombré effect, adding a touch of elegance to this floral masterpiece.

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9 Christmas Cactus Pests: How to Identify and Manage Them

Are you noticing some insects dining on your Christmas cactus? There are a few common insects that can affect your cactus. In this article, gardening expert Jill Drago will list nine of the most common pests you will find on your Christmas cactus and how to identify, prevent, and manage them!