How to Grow and to Get the Best from your Pileas


In this article, we will be discussing the best way to grow your pileas. We will discuss what the best growing conditions are, what the best varieties to grow and what the pitfalls this plant can suffer from.

Pileas are very attractive plants that are grown for their leaves that are often interestingly marked and are textured. No matter what pilea you buy they tend to be easy to grow. Let us delve further into more about this wonderful houseplant.

 WHAT ARE PILEAS?

Pilea is a large group …

How to Grow and Get the Best From your Indoor Pelargoniums


In this article, we will discuss how to grow and get the best from your indoor pelargoniums to bring colour or scent into your home. Pelargoniums are well known as outdoor species where they bring joy and much welcome colour, but can the same genus be grown indoors?

Well in this article, you will find out along with the best care and best varieties to grow. We will also discuss the potential pitfalls to avoid whilst caring for these plants.

 WHAT ARE PELARGONIUMS?

Pelargonium is a genus of …

How to Grow and Get the Best from your Ficus


In this article, we will be discussing how to grow and get the best from your Ficus houseplants from care and varieties to grow. This is a popular genus of houseplant that is often seen in many homes, where they will be noticed.

There are hundreds of species of Ficus with a handful being commonly found in homes. They are native to Asia, America and Africa and covers plants grow for food and decorative plants. Of course, one of the most famous figs is the fig fruit tree …

How to Grow and Get the Best from your Calatheas


In this article, we will be discussing how to grow and get the best from your calatheas. Calatheas are plants that are grown for their beautiful, colourful leaves that will certainly brighten your home, especially if you get the growing conditions right.

They tend to be more trouble than other houseplants but this does not mean that you cannot grow them, especially if you get the watering right. You will find out in this article, how to grow calatheas, the best growing conditions, the varieties to grow and …

How to Grow and to Get the Best from your Dracaenas


In this article, we will be discussing how to grow and to get the best from your dracaenas. Dracaenas are wonderful large growing foliage plants that often arching with colourful leaves and an upright habit. Dracaena are popular houseplants that originate from Asia.

The name itself shows how much the plant is wrapped up in ancient mythology, as the name is derived from the Greek ‘Drakaina’ meaning female dragon. This is because it is thought that the resin that flows in dracaenas look like dragon blood. Strange as …

How to Grow and Get the Best from your Anthuriums


In this article, we will be discussing how to grow and get the best from your anthurium houseplants. Anthuriums tend to be grown for their sparkling ‘flowers’ that can last for months, but it can be easily grown for their large deep green, glossy leaves of many forms. They are from the family Araceae (the arum family).

I will tell you a secret, the flowers are not flowers but the red, white, pink or purple are leaves called spathes that come from the base of the plant, where …

Begonia as a Houseplant- Growing this Colourful Plant


In this article, we will be discussing how to grow begonia as a houseplant. Anybody who is familiar with outdoor plants, know about begonias as beautiful bedding plants but many varieties can be grown indoors.

In fact, begonias are a popular houseplant, where some are grown for their blooms, whilst others are grown for their elegant, colourful leaves. In this article, we will talk about how to look after these plants and the varieties to grow in the home.

 HOW TO GROW BEGONIAS AS A HOUSEPLANT

Indoor begonias …

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 …