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Growing Houseplants from Cuttings

Growing Houseplants from Cuttings

Many houseplants are grown by nurseries through vegetative (asexual) reproduction rather than from seeds. This is because the plants grown will be clones of the parent plant and will be...

Keep Your Shop Bought Herbs Growing Longer

Keep Your Shop Bought Herbs Growing Longer

If you have ever bought a live pot of herbs from the supermarket you will have found that you must use all the herbs in a short period as they...

Should You Group Your Houseplants

Should You Group Your Houseplants

I don’t know if there is a collective noun for houseplants in general, but a group of orchids is a rarity, a group of cacti is a spike and a...

Top 20 Great Indoor Plants

Top 20 Great Indoor Plants

These are the top 20 houseplants that are great for improving your home and workplace ambience.

Earth, Air, Fire and Water – What Your Houseplants Need

Earth, Air, Fire and Water – What Your Houseplants Need

The ancients described everything as being composed of earth, air, fire and water. We know more detail today, but it is a good way to describe the needs of houseplants.

Benefits of Houseplants

Benefits of Houseplants

There are several benefits of having indoor plants in your home and workplace:

Why are My Houseplant Leaf Tips Turning Brown?

Why are My Houseplant Leaf Tips Turning Brown?

Are your houseplants’ leaves going brown at the tips or edges? If so, this is likely to be because the air in your house or office is too dry for...

Cacti are All Succulents, Not All Succulents are Cacti

Cacti are All Succulents, Not All Succulents are Cacti

Succulents are plants that have some parts that are more than normally thickened usually as a place for water storage. These thickened parts can be leaves, stems and sometimes roots.

Re-potting Your Houseplants

Re-potting Your Houseplants

Most houseplants should be re-potted annually or sooner if they are root-bound, too big for their pot or the roots are growing out through drainage holes.

Orchids

Orchids

If you ask people what the most beautiful individual flowers are, chances are they will say orchids.