How to Top-Dress Houseplants

As I inspect and repot my houseplants in early spring, I often find plants that seem to fall “in the middle,” not quite needing repotting but still wanting some attention. In cases like this, top-dressing is a great alternative to repotting, and it’s quite easy. Here’s how.

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How to Dress Up Your Houseplants with Mulch

We’re all familiar with the idea of mulching our flower gardens, so why not also mulch your houseplants? Read on to find out how to put the finishing touch on your indoor gardens using houseplant friendly mulch.

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How to Repot Houseplants

Late winter/early spring is a great time to repot houseplants since they’re getting ready to begin their spring growth spurt, and we gardeners are so stir crazy that we’re looking for a good reason to get our hands dirty! Here’s what you need to know to successfully repot your houseplants.

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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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How to Grow Houseplants in Artificial Light

If you’re trying to grow houseplants indoors, you’ll find that some rooms of your house are low in natural light. Sunlight is the perfect balance of wavelengths necessary for plant growth and blooming, but you can also use artificial light to help your plants along. Here’s what you need to know to supplement your houseplants with artificial light.

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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality with Houseplants

Houseplants can filter toxins and pollutants in stale indoor air and replace carbon dioxide with oxygen. Even though almost any plant can do this, some plants are better than others, especially when it comes to having them in your home.

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Palm plant growing inside house.

How to Help Houseplants Cope With Winter

Now that the weather’s getting cooler, my houseplants are beginning to protest a little – they know that they belong in the tropics, and they’re not too keen on spending their winters in an artificially heated climate. Read on for some tips on how to help your houseplants make it through the winter.

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