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Caring For The Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra Elatior)

I consider the cast iron plant to be one of the best houseplants. Why? It’s low maintenance, tough as nails, non-toxic to pets, and it tolerates low-light conditions. It’s also a beautiful plant, so what’s not to love? The cast iron plant is native to Japan and Taiwan where it happily grows as an understory …

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Caring For Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)

Aglaonema, commonly known as Chinese Evergreen is so popular that you may be familiar with it gracing the interiors of large shopping malls. These plants are incredibly easy to care for, can tolerate low light conditions, and often boast beautiful, decorative foliage. Is this the perfect houseplant? In this guide, I’ll discuss everything you need …

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How To Care For Spotted Begonia Maculata Indoors

The genus of Begonia includes thousands of different species that are all varied in appearance. One of my favorites in this genus is the spotted Begonia maculata (also known as the Polka Dot Begonia). This beautiful and unique flowering plant can be found in warm climates around the world, but it is also a popular …

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How To Care For Peperomia Obtusifolia Variegata

Peperomia obtusifolia (commonly known as the Baby Rubber Plant or American Rubber Plant) is a stunning and unique houseplant from the Piperaceae (pepper) family. It is native to South America where it can be found in tropical rainforest habitats. Lucky for us, this houseplant is relatively common and easy to find in many nurseries. However, …

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Growing Paperwhites in Water – A Fun Winter Project (How-To)

During the winter months when the garden is bare, it’s nice to look up and see some fresh flower blooms. Growing paperwhites in water, also known as forcing, is a fun way to bring a little bit of spring into your home – even if it’s snowing outside. Basically, you are forcing the flowers to …

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7 Beautiful Houseplants With Variegated Leaves

Variegation on houseplants is an aesthetically pleasing feature that adds color and texture to your indoor décor. Variegated plants are characterized by patches of white, yellow, or pink pigmentation within their leaves. They add unique textures and splashes of color to the indoor garden. Why do some houseplants have variegated leaves? Variegation on leaves occurs …

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How To Care For Caladiums In Pots (Indoors or Outdoors)

Caladiums are a unique and beautiful addition to the garden. Known for their heart-shaped, colorful leaves (instead of flowers), they’re a great way to add splashes of color with a tropical leafy feel. These ornamental plants come in many varieties and colors, with the most popular being bright pink or red. We’ve had a lot …

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