Easy, Specific Prayer Plant Care Instructions

How to Grow and Care for Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura) This article contains affiliate links for advertisers of this site. See our disclosure page for more information. The prayer plant, scientifically known as Maranta leuconeura, is a tropical houseplant originating from the rainforests of South America. Named for its distinctive leaf movement, the prayer plant’s leaves fold … Read more

How to Care for Neanthe Bella Palm Indoors

Neanthe Bella Palm Plant in a white container

Neanthe bella palm, also known as parlor palm or Chamaedorea elegans, is a popular houseplant grown for its elegant fronds and ability to thrive indoors. With its low-maintenance nature, it has become a favorite among both beginner and experienced plant enthusiasts. Because of their adaptability to indoor environments, they are commonly seen in interior landscapes … Read more

How to Take Care of Indoor Plants in Winter

A friend recently asked me to help her diagnose some health problems with her plants and I quickly realized that she didn’t know how to take care of indoor plants in winter. Indoor plants are notoriously difficult to keep alive in winter. One of the keys to having healthy, gorgeous indoor plants is adjusting their … Read more

Colocasia esculenta (Elephant Ears Plant, Taro Plant) Care

The common plant name “elephant ears” is used for several different plants. One of which is Colocasia esculenta. In addition to elephant ears, it is also referred to as the taro plant. It gets this name from its underground corms or “bulbs” known as taro, which are edible and popular in many parts of the … Read more

How to Repot Plants: The Steps and Timing to Repot Indoor Plants

Knowing how to repot a plant is a part of maintaining its overall good health and care. Repotting is a term that is used to describe the process of transferring a plant into a larger pot because it has outgrown its current pot size. In the horticultural industry, this is called “potting-up.” However, repotting is … Read more

How to Propagate Plants: Growing More Houseplants

 This article contains affiliate links for advertisers of this site. See our disclosure page for more information. Learning how to propagate plants is perhaps one of the most rewarding parts of indoor gardening. Generally, once a gardener has mastered a plant’s care, plant propagation is the next step in the gardening journey. For some of us, propagating … Read more

Mangave: New, Unique, Easy-Care Plants

Mangave 'Bad Hair Day' Planted in a gnome planter as the hair

If you are always on the look-out for new, unique and interesting plants, then Mangave plants are for you! These are a relatively new group of plants that were recently “discovered” that is taking the plant world by storm. A Mangave is a cross between an Agave and Manfreda plant. It is very unlikely that … Read more

Moving Indoor Plants Outside for Summer

This article contains affiliate links for advertisers of this site. See disclosure page for more information. After a long, cloudy, and cold winter my indoor plants don’t always look like they are under the care of a horticulturist! I can use grow lights and best cultural practices, but they have lost that luster that can only … Read more