Category Archives: Houseplants

Houseplants Move Back Indoors

Linda Cornish Blank shares great tips on moving houseplants back indoors after a summer outside. Continue reading

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My Favorite Houseplant for Beginners

The houseplant I always recommend to beginners is Philodendron hederaceum (heartleaf philodendron). The No. 1 reason I recommend heartleaf philodendron to beginners is because it is extremely forgiving and thrives in a variety of conditions. This plant will grow in bright light or low light, in warmer or cooler temperatures. It doesn’t need humidity, but doesn’t mind it. It’s happy if you keep the soil moist or if you let it dry out between waterings. It will even tell you when it needs water! The leaves will droop a bit, but give it a drink and it perks right up. Simply put, you probably won’t kill a heartleaf philodendron while you learn the ins and outs of caring for houseplants. Continue reading

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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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