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Essential houseplant care guides covering everything you need to do know about planting, soil considerations, light preferences, watering frequency, temperature and humidity, fertilizing, pruning, propagating, and how to deal with pests, bugs, and diseases.

Kentia palms are low-maintenance plants with beautiful fronds and several surprising benefits. As such, it’s no surprise that they are some of the best indoor palm trees to grow. However, Kentia palms need the right temperature and humidity to thrive. In this article, I’ll look at the ideal temperature and humidity requirements and tolerances for Kentia palms grown indoors. Kentia…

The Kentia palm’s (Howea forsteriana) slender trunks and bright green fronds make it a popular houseplant. But these plants aren’t always green. If you notice your palm’s fronds slowly losing their green luster or quickly turning yellow, determining the cause of discoloration is the first step. I will cover some common reasons why Kentia palms are turning yellow. 1) Overwatering…

Money tree plants are wonderful tropical houseplants with plenty of character. However, Pachira aquatica plants can grow quickly, which means they need to be pruned regularly and correctly. In this article, I’ll explain when and how to prune money tree plants. When and How to Prune Money Tree Plants – The Essentials For optimal results, I prune money tree plants…

Bromeliads are a family of refreshingly low-maintenance houseplants offering many benefits and a big payoff in beauty and appeal. Most bromeliad plants are typically light feeders given the right indoor conditions and suitable temperature range. However, a small amount of fertilizer given at the correct times can enhance bromeliad foliage and flowers during the growing season. In this guide, I’ll…

Cast iron plants are also known as bar room plants due to their low-maintenance care requirements. However, cast iron plants need the proper position to truly thrive. This also allows you to maximize their feng shui potential. In this article, I’ll explain where to position cast iron plants for optimal care and feng shui benefits. Where to Position Cast Iron…

Cast iron plants (Aspidistra elatior) are some of the easiest houseplants to care for. These low-maintenance plants are popular thanks to their large, glossy, dark green leaves. However, cast iron plants must be watered correctly to thrive. In this article, I’ll explain when and how to water cast iron plants for optimal care and growth. How to Water Cast Iron…

Cast iron plants (Aspidistra elatior) are popular, low-maintenance houseplants with gorgeous, glossy leaves. Although cast iron plants are easy to grow, fertilizing them regularly helps them produce lots of those lovely leaves. In this article, I’ll look at when and how to fertilize cast iron plants for optimal growth each season. When and How to Fertilize Cast Iron Plants –…

The bromeliad family of plants (Bromeliaceae) contains thousands of species of plants. Among these are the popular pineapple plant and hundreds that are well-loved for their showy, attractive blossoms and foliage. Although they have had a reputation for being “fancy” or “exotic” and challenging to grow, they’re pretty easy to keep and bring to full bloom with the right growing…

Cast iron plants (Aspidistra elatior) are popular evergreen houseplants famed for their large, glossy leaves and low maintenance care requirements. Most of the time, these leaves are a wonderful dark green. However, cast iron plant leaves may sometimes turn yellow due to environmental stress, pest issues, or lack of care. In this article, I’ll look at ten common causes of…

There’s no denying that cast iron plants (Aspidistra elatior) are fantastic, low-maintenance houseplants. However, it’s essential to know whether cast iron plants are safe for inquisitive children or pets. In this article, I’ll run through everything you need to know about cast iron plant toxicity to cats, dogs, pets, and humans. Cast Iron Toxicity – The Essentials Cast iron plants…

Philodendrons are stunning, low-maintenance houseplants perfect for a host of interior living spaces. What’s more, they also provide some amazing uses and benefits, including purifying the air. In this article, I’ll explore 30 popular types of philodendrons to grow as houseplants. About Philodendrons Philodendrons are evergreen plants from the Philodendron genus in the arum family (Araceae). Philodendrons are native to…

Cast iron plants are popular evergreen houseplants with gorgeous, glossy green leaves. If you’re growing one of these beauties at home, they need the right amount of sunlight to keep these fabulous leaves looking lush and healthy. In this article, I’ll explain the ideal light requirements for cast iron plants for optimal growth. Ideal Light Requirements for Cast Iron Plants…

Indoor Ferns are a lush and rewarding addition to any indoor space. Plus, you have plenty of options, each with vibrant, cascading fronds that stand out among other indoor plants. In this guide, I’ll share the best types of indoor ferns and essential growing and care tips for each. The Best Types of Indoor Ferns Here, you’ll find a collection…

Money tree plants (Pachira aquatica) are popular tropical houseplants with beautiful, palm-like leaves. However, money tree plants need to be repotted every so often for optimal care and growth. I’ll look at when and how to repot money tree plants in this article. When and How To Repot Money Tree Plants – The Essentials Money tree plants typically require repotting…

Pachira aquatica plants, known commonly as money tree plants, are gorgeous tropical houseplants. Native to warm and humid climates across Central and South America, these plants are popular thanks to their wonderful palm-like leaves. In this article, I’ll look at the ideal temperature and humidity ranges for money tree plants to thrive. Ideal Temperature and Humidity Ranges for Money Tree…

Money tree plants (Pachira aquatica) are fantastic tropical houseplants grown for their gorgeous, palm-like foliage. Fertilizing money tree plants helps them produce lots of healthy leaves. In this article, I’ll talk about when and how to fertilize money tree plants. Fertilizing Money Tree Plants – Key Takeaways Fertilize money tree plants once a month during the spring and summer. Avoid…

Money tree plants (Pachira aquatica) are gorgeous houseplants from Central and South America known for their palm-like leaves. However, these plants can be susceptible to some problems. In this article, I’ll look at some common money tree plant pests and diseases and how to deal with them. Common Money Tree Plant Pests and Diseases: 1) Anthracnose Anthracnose refers to several…

Money tree plants (Pachira aquatica) are fantastic tropical houseplants with several uses and benefits. However, money tree plants need a proper amount and type of sunlight exposure to produce attractive foliage and healthy growth throughout the year. In this article, I’ll take a look at the optimal light requirements for money tree plants to thrive. Money Tree Plant Light Requirements…

Snake plants are popular succulents that bring interesting and varied foliage to your home. These exotic plants are also low-maintenance and have several outstanding benefits. However, knowing whether snake plants are safe for pets like cats and dogs in the home is essential. In this article, I’ll find out whether snake plants are pet friendly. Are Snake Plants Pet Friendly?…

Although citrus trees are usually grown outdoors, they can also be grown as indoor trees. Citrus trees like lemons, limes, and oranges have beautiful scents and edible fruits. However, these trees may not be safe for your pets. In this article, I’ll examine whether citrus trees are pet friendly. Are Citrus Trees Pet Friendly? According to the ASPCA (American Society…

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