The Best Cacti and Succulents Houseplants to Grow


In this article, we will be discussing the best cacti and succulent houseplants to grow within your home.

Cacti and succulents are a large and diverse group of plants that can be either small or be tall giants. The common link between cacti and succulents are the plants’ ability to store water in its body or leaves. This will ensure that these plants like dry conditions, which would surely kill other plants.

To distinguish between the two types, you must realise that all cacti are succulents and succulents …

Edible Plants You Can Grow Indoors


In this article, we will be discussing what worthwhile edible plants that can be grown in the home indoors.

Many edible plants can be grown indoors, anything from herbs, vegetables and some fruit plants. They will make an attractive but functional addition to the windowsill and also in some cases provide scent.

Growing edibles in the home also has the great advantage that the produce you have is close to hand, especially useful when the weather is bad and you are cooking something. You can have you own …

Troubleshooting Guide for Houseplants


In this article, we will be discussing what to look out for when your houseplants are not doing too well.

In this useful troubleshooting guide, you will find what the signs of trouble your houseplant exhibits and what can be causing that trouble. This guide should be used in conjunction with my article on getting the best from your houseplants.

When you examine a houseplant. It will be obvious if the plant is attacked by foliage pests and disease as they are easy to recognise. You may not …

Colour Schemes for Houseplants


In this article, I will be talking about what colour schemes to use with houseplants. In past articles, I have discussed how the colour schemes are generated in the first place, along with the outside plants that meet the cool, hot and dark, and pastel colour schemes. This decision of what colour scheme to use can be extended to indoor gardening. Most houseplants will follow the same scheme as mentioned in this article.

The great thing about colour schemes for houseplants is that it is …

How to Get the Best from your Bonsai Tree


In this article, I will be discussing how to get the best from your Bonsai. Bonsai trees are fascinating plant that brings the beauty of the Japanese art to your home, being either inside or outside.

To some or should I say the many bonsai trees are the most beautiful plant you can have, even more, pleasing than orchids, and that is saying something. When you see bonsai tree displayed in flower shows, your breath is often taken away, especially when you discover that the plants are often …

Flamboyant Houseplants to Grow in your Home


In this article, we will be talking about flamboyant houseplants to have in your home. When we think about houseplants, you tend to think about beautiful foliage plants that can be colourful, large-leaved and have wonderful shapes and designs. You also think about tall plants that bring a focal point to a room, or you think about plants that produce colourful blooms.

I have talked extensively about houseplants from orchids, bromeliads, leaf plants and flowering plants, but sometimes you really want a showstopper that when …

How to Display your Houseplants in- Anything but Small Pots


In this article, we will be discussing all the possible ways to display your houseplant in. When we buy houseplants, we do not often think about the containers we want to display them in.

You have many choices to what you can go for, and I have reviewed the 7 best pots you can have in your home, but there are alternatives that can be used to display your beautiful houseplants in.

This is the crux of this article, where the different types of container for houseplant …

The Best Tall Houseplants to Have in your Home


In this article, I will be discussing the best tall houseplants to have in your home. When you think about houseplants, you think of small plants in groups around the windowsill or displayed on top of a desk to keep you company.

I remember when I was little, they use to have Swiss cheese plants in every house, after all, it was the 1970s. They are tall plants that use to occupy a corner of a room, but guess what tall plants are back in fashion. We want …

Growing Orchids as Houseplants- Part II The Best Orchids to Have


In this second part of the series, we continue our journey in orchids to discuss what the best species and varieties to have in your home. In the first part, we dealt with how to get the growing conditions right, so the orchids you have will be at their best.

In this article, we shift our attention to the most beautiful flowering plants to grace your home. Some people will say that orchids are the most stunning houseplants to grow.

What follows are my recommended types of orchids …

Growing Orchids as Houseplants- Part I Getting the Growing Conditions Right


In this first part of a two-part series, we will be discussing growing orchids as houseplants in particular in this first part on getting the growing conditions right.

The second part will go into more into the orchid plants that are best to grow as houseplants. It is no good talking about what houseplants to have if you do not get the basics right.

Orchids are fascinating plants, as they are some of the most beautiful houseplants you can actually buy. Orchids seem to come with a lot …