Cacti & Tropical Plants

How To Encourage Cactus To Bloom

Beth asks, “How do I encourage my indoor cactus plant to bloom?”

Desert cacti are a challenge to get to bloom indoors, simply because we can’t provide as much light as a sun-drenched desert. However, here are some tips for encouraging your cactus.

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How to Grow Poinsettias Year-Round

Once the holidays come to an end, many of us find ourselves with a lovely assortment of poinsettias that we guiltily throw in the trash during the great post-holiday cleanup. This year, why not practice a little year-round cheer and keep your poinsettias as houseplants? Read on to find out how.

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Red hibiscus bloom

How to Grow Hibiscus

Large, colorful hibiscus blossoms create an eye-catching display during summer, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies and providing the look of a tropical paradise. Read on to find out how to grow hibiscus in your yard or garden.

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Palm plant in summer garden

How to Spruce Up a Summer Garden with Tropical Plants

As the summer heats up, consider adding some tropical plants to your garden for a splash of luxury. The large, waving foliage and lush growth habits add a cool, inviting touch, and the plants themselves are naturally tolerant of the heat and humidity of summer. Read on to find out more.

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Houseplant on fireplace mantel.

Beginner’s Guide to Caring for Houseplants

Growing houseplants is a great way to start gardening while enhancing the beauty of your home. Like any other gardening endeavor, indoor gardens can be as simple or elaborate as you would like. Here are some general guidelines to help get you started.

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Greenhouse in yard

Dealing with Cold Temperatures in a Greenhouse

Dianne asks, “What is the lowest temperature suggested for a greenhouse? Most of the plants inside are tropical.”

The minimum temperature for a greenhouse depends on the types of plants stored in them. Read on to find out more.

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Peace lilly bloom

Best Houseplants to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Some tropical houseplants can remove other harmful chemicals, such as Formaldehyde, from the air inside your home. Read on to find out more about houseplants that can improve the air quality in your home or office.

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Succulent plant

Winter Care of Succulents

Meredith asks, “I have succulent plants outside that do well in hot temperatures. How should I take care of them during the winter?”

The biggest threat to tender succulents is the combination of cold temperatures and wet soil. Read on to find out more.

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