This article contains affiliate links for advertisers of this site. See our disclosure page for more information. There are so many beautiful houseplants, but Aloe vera is definitely a must-have. It is one of the easiest succulents to grow and is perfect for beginner gardeners. It not only provides beauty but also medicinal benefits. Aloe … Read more
This article contains affiliate links for advertisers of this site. See our disclosure page for more information. At times, growing plants indoors can be challenging. Succulents are a category of plants that are ideal for the beginner gardener. They require very little attention and aren’t fussy. They are adaptable to lower light conditions and prefer … Read more
This article contains affiliate links for advertisers of this site. What Are Succulents? “Succulent” is a term to describe a plant that holds excess water. Some of the most popular succulents store water in fleshy leaves. Examples include Aloe, cacti and jade plants. There are thousands of varieties- different colors, leaf shapes growth habits etc. … Read more
This article contains affiliate links for advertisers of this site. What is a Succulent? “Succulent” is a term used to describe a plant that can hold excess water for use during a drought. Some of the most popular succulents store water in fleshy leaves. Because of this ability, they don’t have to be watered as … Read more
Air plants (Tillandsia) are all the rage! Gardeners of all experience levels are drawn to their unique ability to grow without soil! Air plants are tropical and will not survive freezing temperatures, so they are grown as houseplants in much of the United States. Air plants are epiphytes, meaning that they grow on other larger plants rather than in the ground. For example, they use their roots to anchor to the crooks and crevices of trees and shrubs without harming them. Air plants absorb moisture and nutrients from the air through their leaves. This unique quality makes them easy to grow and adaptable to many locations throughout the home and office. For instance, they can be grown in terrariums, shells, grapevine wreaths and wire frames (however, don’t use copper as air plants find it toxic). Air plants can also be attached to wine corks with a magnet to display on a filing cabinet or refrigerator. This flexibility makes them a stylish way to add plants and greenery to most any room.
Caring for Air Plants
It is estimated that there are 450 varieties of air plants. So there is a wide array of leaf shapes and styles to collect. Regardless of the variety, their care is very similar. Air plants are very forgiving of neglect, which has added to their popularity. Read more for care tips that will keep your air plants healthy and vibrant for years to come.
This article contains affiliate links for advertisers of this site. Forcing Spring-Flowering Bulbs Indoors Here in the Midwest, spring-flowering bulbs like daffodils, tulips, crocus, grape hyacinth, and hyacinths are long-awaited after a snowy winter. I enjoy looking for them in my neighbors’ yards when I am out and about. Their bright, clear colors are a … Read more