Houseplants Articles

No plant symbolizes Christmas quite like the poinsettia. More than 2 million of them will be sold... read more
Among the easiest-to-grow houseplants, aloe vera will decorate a kitchen shelf with quiet grace... read more
Welcome to our Growing Guides for flowers. On this page, we cover popular annuals, perennials,... read more
Ready for a tropical interlude? Luckily, I only had to go as far as our state’s Orchid Society’s... read more
To save on heating bills, most of us have insulated our homes to the max, replaced drafty old... read more
If you are in need of some flowering companions to get you through the cold days of winter, look... read more
After Labor Day, I can feel and see the slowing of photosynthesis as plants wind down their season... read more
Outdoor gardening has ended for most of us north of an imaginary line drawn from Los Angeles... read more
Yes, I sleep with bananas all winter long.  A ‘Super Dwarf Cavendish’ banana plant, that is.  It’s... read more
Christmas Cacti are easy to grow. When they bloom, they produce beautiful colors of pink or lilac... read more
Geraniums are a longtime favorite of Almanac gardeners. They are easy to grow, colorful, and many... read more
African Violets are small, easy to grow houseplants with clusters are small flowers over fuzzy... read more
Ponytail Palms are a great, long-lived indoor plant. (Despite it’s name and palm-like appearance,... read more
Wandering Jews (Tradescantias) are valued for their stripes of white, green, silver, and purple... read more
Jasmine is known for its intensely fragrant blossoms that flower all year to brighten your home.... read more
Peace Lilies are very common houseplants because they are easy to grow. They can grow up to 16... read more
Jade plants can grow to a height of 24 inches when indoors. They have a shrub-like form with thick... read more
Spider Plants or Airplane Plants produce arched green and pale yellow stems that extend to be 12-18... read more
Aloe Vera has variegated leaves that flow out from its center base. Aloe can be kept in a pot in... read more
A plant terrarium is a mini-ecosystem that creates its own atmosphere and needs little from the... read more
Cyclamens (Cyclamen persicum) are attractive easy-care houseplants that will bloom continuously... read more
African Violets are stunning tropical plants whose flowers resemble violets in color and shape.... read more
Here are a few key growing tips for houseplants. Please add your own tips at the end of this page... read more