Cacti & Tropical Plants

Succulents

How to Grow Succulents in Containers

Attractive, forgiving and easy to grow, succulents are an excellent way to bring some desert beauty to your container gardens. Watch this video from Southern Patio to learn more.

Watch Video »


Red hibiscus flowers

Problem with Tropical Hibiscus Leaves Turning Yellow

Carol asks, “Why are the leaves on my tropical hibiscus turning yellow?”

There are a number of reason the leaves on hibiscus can yellow, including too much or too little water or sunlight. Read on to find out more.

Learn More »


Pineapple plant with pineapple growing on top

How to Grow Pineapples as Houseplants

Who says you can’t have a taste of the tropics in your own living room? Pineapples are easy to grow as houseplants, and you can start one with a pineapple crown from your own kitchen. Read on to find out how to root and grow pineapples indoors in your home.

Learn More »


House and plants on coast

Tips for Growing Plants in a Coastal Climate

If you live near the coast, growing plants and gardening can be quite a challenge. Temperatures are usually warmer; but the salt spray, strong wind, and poor soil can be damaging to plants. Read on for some tips on how to grow plants and garden in a coastal climate.

Learn More »


Exotic flowers on Bromeliad houseplants

How to Grow Bromeliad Houseplants

While bromeliads have a reputation as being hard to grow, many types are actually quite easy to keep as houseplants. They’re low maintenance, adaptable to temperature and humidity shifts, and the blooms last a long time. Read on to find out how to grow bromeliad houseplants in your home.

Learn More »


Swamp hibiscus red flowers in full bloom

Swamp Hibiscus Outshines Its Name

Also known as the Scarlet Rose Mallow or Texas Star, the swamp hibiscus is native to the east coast of the U.S. and is one of the most spectacular native plants. This spring, try sowing some seeds for a spot of brilliant perennial color in your garden. Read on to find out more.

Learn More »


How To Grow Different Varieties of Begonias

How To Grow Different Varieties of Begonias

There are so many new varieties of begonias to choose from nowadays! In addition to the wax begonias, there are also the lovely dragon-wing begonias, trailing begonias, showy tuberous begonias, rex begonias, and the list goes on! Read on to find out what you need to know about growing begonias.

Learn More »


How to Divide Aloe Vera and Other Succulents

How to Divide Aloe Vera and Other Succulents

If you’ve got happy aloe vera, agave, hens-and-chicks, or other clump-forming succulent plants, you’ll soon find that the plants are outgrowing their space and need to be divided. Many succulents are quite easy to divide or propagate. Read on to find out how.

Learn More »