How to Look After and Care for New Houseplants


In this article, we will be discussing how to care for your newly purchased houseplant. It is a sad fact and not too uncommon for newly, bought houseplants to die within the first few weeks of being brought into a new, unfamiliar home.

The good news is that most of these plants fatalities can be avoided if care is practised in the selection of good, stock plants from reliable suppliers and stockists and sensible precaution are taken to protect them from temperature extreme when you take them home. …

Houseplants for Welcome Indoor Scent


In this article, we will be discussing what houseplants can be grown in the home to give welcome scent.  Often when we want to give scent to our homes, we use artificial means of air fresheners, potpourri, or air purifiers, but there are houseplants that can fulfil the air with such pleasant odours that you wonder what you did before you bought one.

Houseplants, unlike the other means, introduce natural ways of introducing smell to the home and they often look beautiful as well. You are not only …

Plants that Can Survive Winter’s Heat and a Dry Atmosphere


In this article, we will be discussing what plant can survive the drying atmosphere of a centrally heated home in winter.

We all know that here in the UK when winter has arrived and it is snowing outside  (I know this does not happen often), we all switch on the central heating to feel nice and warm. We may feel warm and comfortable but do our houseplants?

Certain houseplants hate too much heat; they sulk and drop leaves.

They cannot manage without a period of dormancy; the plant …

Houseplants that Do Not Mind Being in the Shade


In this article, we will be discussing houseplants that seem not to mind being in the shade at all time. Not every home has bright enough areas where a vast array of houseplants can be grown. This is either because your windows are north-facing or that you have tall structures or trees that cause your home to be in constant shade.

You know the type of home where the first thing you have to do when entering is turn a light switch on. This could even be in …

Getting the Warmth and Humidity Right for your Houseplants


In this article, we will be discussing why getting the warmth and humidity right for your houseplant is so important. When you grow houseplants you know that you have to get the lighting levels right, the watering regimes correct but there is more that houseplants require.

Houseplants also need the temperature to be within a certain value and the humidity to be within a certain range. This is because houseplants do not do well if they are too cold and the air is too dry. This article addresses …

Houseplants for Very Bright Locations- Taking Direct Sunlight


In this article, we will be talking about plants that can take a very bright location; an area where some direct sunlight will not be detrimental to its health.

A lot of houseplants do not do well in direct sunlight, where the sun rays can bleach leaves. This is not desired as after exposure, the beauty of the plant colours are lost and the leaves will not look their best.

Some plants will lose leaves if they are exposed to hot sunny and dry conditions. You must match …

The Best Trailing Houseplants to Grow in Hanging Baskets


In this article, we will be discussing the best trailing houseplants to have high up in hanging baskets in your home. Sometimes in your own home, you want plants that can be observed at eye-level, where their beauty can be observed.

In a previous article, I talked about what climbing houseplants can be used in the home, so it makes sense to discuss which ones can be allowed to trail.

The colour of the leaves, the beauty of the flowers, all can be seen cascading over the …

Houseplants that Do Well in Dry Atmospheres (No Misting Required)


In this article, we will be discussing what houseplants can be grown in dry atmospheres.

As you may know through reading my articles on houseplants, a lot of them require to be grown in either a moderate or high humidity. If you do not do this the plant will suffer and the leaves may develop brown marks on the tips. If you are one of those people who forget to mist regularly or if you live in a house that is too dry, then this article is for …

Repotting Houseplants- When, Why and How?


In this article, we will be discussing the repotting of houseplants, it comes a time, even for slow-growing plants, where their roots become too big for the plant pot they have grown in. It is like a hermit crab that has outgrown its shell; time to look for a new home.

When you buy a houseplant, it comes already housed normally in a plastic container. A lot of people will grow the houseplant in this container for a while, whilst others may want to rehouse as soon as …

How to Water Houseplants Correctly to Make Them Look Their Best


In this article, we will be discussing the right way to water your houseplants. Often houseplants enthusiasts get their watering wrong, either given too much or too little and as a result, the plant suffers.

In this article, we will discover what houseplants look like with too little water and what houseplants that get too much water look like. We will also discuss when to water, but this is so dependent on the plant in question and finally what the best watering regime to use for houseplants.

We …