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 near future where maintenance or repairs have to be made and …

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 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. Light can help plants grow but they have to be of the …

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 have no spines present. Cacti tend to have spines, succulents are smooth …

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 edible garden indoors.



Believe it or not, you can …

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 know what disease the plant may have but you can certainly see …

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 not much of a problem, as adherence to strict colour rules does …

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 older than the show itself.

They display the perfection of a maturity …

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 seen takes your breath away. You can say that they are the …

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 will be discussed.

What follows are the many different ways you can …

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 a plant or plants that will make a bold statement in the …