rinsing houseplants

How to Spring Clean Your Houseplants

Once warmer weather arrives, I can’t wait to get my plants outside for a nice spring cleaning. Here’s what you need to know to get your plants in tip-top shape for the growing season.

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Drilling a hole in the top of a plastic water bottle to make houseplant drip irrigation.

DIY Drip Irrigation for Houseplants

It’s easy to make homemade drip irrigation for your houseplants using nothing more than a plastic water bottle and a drill. Watch this video to find out how.

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Guide to Poisonous and Nontoxic Houseplants

Houseplants can improve air quality and bring a little bit of nature indoors. However, if you have children or pets, it’s important to be careful when choosing houseplants, since some varieties can be poisonous. Read on to find out which houseplants are poisonous and which are not.

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Blooming, fibrous-rooted begonia in pot.

How To Grow Begonias Indoors During the Winter

Robert asks, “I have some beautiful wax and angel type begonias in pots. Can I bring them inside for the winter? How do I care for them?”

Many types of begonias can be grown inside during the winter. Read on for some tips on how to care for them.

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Tulips blooming indoors in pot.

How to Force Spring Bulbs to Bloom Inside During Winter

One of the best ways to bring some color to the gray winter months is by forcing spring bulbs to bloom indoors. For most bulbs, the process begins in the fall, where they spend an “artificial winter” in your refrigerator. Read on to find out how to force your own potted spring bulbs to bloom indoors.

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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.

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Peace lily plant

Do Houseplants Release or Remove VOCs in the Air?

Grace asks, “I’ve read how houseplants remove air pollution, but I’ve also read where some plants actually release VOCs into the air. Which is true?”

While a recent study found plants released some VOCs, it doesn’t mean we should throw away our houseplants! Read on for more.

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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.

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