houseplants

  • Tradescantias
    How-To

    How to Grow Tradescantias – A Tough Houseplant with Beautiful Foliage

    Tradescantias (Tradescantia spp. and cvs., Zones 4–12) are easy-care houseplants with cascading, colorful foliage. Apart from the ubiquitous zebra tradescantia (T. zebrina, Zones 8–12), which is beloved for its purple-and-silver…

  • houseplant drawing
    How-To

    Nine Tips for Propagating Houseplants Through Cuttings

    Vegetative propagation, or taking cuttings, is often the best and only viable propagation method that home gardeners can use to make more of their favorite indoor plants. This method is…

  • propagating houseplant from cuttings
    How-To

    Learn 5 Ways to Propagate Houseplants Through Cuttings

    There’s nothing more satisfying to a gardener than growing more of the plants you love and doing it from scratch. Whether you’re growing new specimens from a houseplant you already…

  • prayer plants
    Design

    How to Grow Prayer Plants as Houseplants

    Prayer plants (Goeppertia spp. and cvs., syn. Calathea spp. and cvs., Zones 9–11) are arguably among the most stunning houseplants you can add to your collection. Though they come in…

  • snake plants indoors
    Design

    Growing Snake Plants Indoors

    Snake plants (Dracaena spp. and cvs., syn. Sansevieria spp. and cvs., Zones 9–11) are usually discounted in the houseplant world as reliable and reliably dull. But these often-maligned plants so…

  • plants on a windowsill
    Design

    Windowsill Plants for Winter and Beyond

    Once it gets cold, our English gardening side argues a lot with our South Texas side. One half thinks gardening is a necessary year-round activity; the other half thinks going…

  • Petite Houseplants for Any Home
    Design

    Petite Houseplants for Any Home

    Admitting you are addicted to collecting houseplants is the first step. The second step? Finding more space for new plants! Plants that stay small are the perfect solution for indoor…

  • small houseplant
    Design

    Indoor Gardening in Southern California

    Tending to houseplants can be a rewarding experience for any plant enthusiast. I discovered a love of houseplants while far along in my pregnancy here in Southern California. It was…

  • houseplants outdoors in summer
    How-To

    Moving Houseplants Outdoors for the Summer in the Northeast

    Nothing will do most houseplants better than spending a summer vacation outdoors. Many of us assume that the word “house” in houseplants means that these are plants that prefer to…

  • growing alocasia indoors
    How-To

    Growing Alocasia Indoors

    While you may be familiar with the eye-catching foliage of alocasias (Alocasia spp. and cvs., Zones 9–11) in your annual garden, this versatile ­genus is making big waves all year…