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.

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Getting the Light Requirements for Your Houseplant Right?


In this article, we are going to discuss getting the light requirements for your houseplants right. In a previous article, I talked about how artificial lights can be used to highlight your plants, but as said this is not for the growing of plants. We need natural light for that. Natural light is important as without it the houseplants will not survive.

Light, in general, is essential for any plant to survive, since it provides the necessary energy for photosynthesis to take place and the plant to obtain …

Using Houseplants to Hide Unsightly Features and Highlight Good Features


In this article, we will be talking about ways of using houseplants to hide those feature in your home which you want other people to not see. We will also be discussing how houseplants can make an existing feature more attractive.

All homes either old or modern have some features that are best hidden or at least blended to the background; the home may have gas, water piping or electrical conduits that are clearly visible. These, of course, can be boxed in, but this can cause problems in …

The Best Way to Display your Houseplants via Lighting and Group Planting


In this article, we will be talking about the best way to display your houseplants by the use of appropriate lighting and by planting houseplants in groups. We all know how appropriate lighting can certainly brighten up an area in our home, so we can have areas in bright light and other areas in the shade, creating contrasts.

PLANTS NEED LIGHT

Plants need lights of different levels but their beauty can be enhanced by having the right light in the right location shining on the plants, enhancing them. …

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 …