Category Archives: Houseplants

Indoor Houseplants Become Outdoor Plants for the Summer

At the end of a long winter indoors, houseplants often become spindly and tired-looking. You can renew your plants by moving them outdoors for the summer. Finding the right spot for their “summer vacation” is key. Continue reading

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Why Beginners Struggle with Succulents

Lina Rodriguez has been keeping houseplants healthy for ten years and has over 50 in her home. Only four of them are succulents. Because here’s the secret: succulents are easy, low-maintenance houseplants if you have the perfect conditions for them. But a lot of people don’t. Continue reading

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Starter Houseplants for Beginner Growers

If you’re looking to introduce indoor plants to your home, Tradescantia pallida (purple heart) and Chlorophytum comosum (spider plant) are two good choices for starter houseplants. Following are growing basics for each plant. Continue reading

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The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf: The Indestructible Houseplant

If National House Plant Appreciation Day (Jan. 10) got you thinking about getting a house plant for the first time or if you are looking for easy-to-grow house plants to expand your existing collection, The Indestructible House Plant:  200 Beautiful Plants that Everyone Can Grow by Tovah Martin is a great resource. Continue reading

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