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Coffee Plant Care: How To Grow A Coffee Tree Indoors and Out [GUIDE]

Coffee Plant Care: How To Grow A Coffee Tree Indoors and Out [GUIDE]

Have you ever wondered what goes into coffee plant care and if you could grow a coffee tree at home? The answer is – Yes, you can grow a coffee plant at home and the care is not difficult!The Coffee plant – Coffea arabica, it’s been a trading commodity for centuries and grown in Europe since the 1700’s.

Cyclamen Care: Tips On Growing Cyclamen Plants

Cyclamen Care: Tips On Growing Cyclamen Plants

Cyclamen plants is a lovely perennial tuber from the Primulacaea family, native to Mediterranean countries such as the Greek Islands, Turkey and some parts in Europe.The name “Cyclamen” comes from Greek origins- Kylos, or “ring” which explains how the seeds twist and turn as they grow.The Cyclamen plants’ leaves are dark green, shaped like a heart, and its surface usually bears a striking pattern marked in a lighter green or white shade.

What Are The Best Plants For A North Facing Window?

What Are The Best Plants For A North Facing Window?

So you want to know “What are the best north facing window plants?” There are more than you think!Many people are unaware that the northern window is a perfect place to grow indoor plants.Without direct sunlight the north facing window is especially suited to cultivating tropical rainforest under-story plants.

Best Indoor Plants For Apartments

Best Indoor Plants For Apartments

Living in an apartment or dorm can pose some interesting issues for those wanting houseplants to bring a little nature indoors.The space doesn’t allow for lots of big plants, plus with space being tight usually giving up the precious real estate is not at the top of the “must have” list – although having the easiest plants to take care of is!

Plants For Kids – What Are The Best Kid-Friendly Plants?

Plants For Kids – What Are The Best Kid-Friendly Plants?

Many people who enjoy growing plants like to grow them in pots for the beauty these living things add to their home.These plant lovers naturally want their children to acquire a similar love for the amazing world of plants and learn how plants grow.However, in their sincere but clumsy curiosity, any child is apt to hurt, or even destroy, favorite houseplants.

How To Make A Christmas Cactus Bloom & Grow [DETAILS]

How To Make A Christmas Cactus Bloom & Grow [DETAILS]

The Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii), also known as Christmas cacti, Thanksgiving cactus or holiday cacti, no other plant seems to be equal, for its odd beauty or for the number of questions from frustrated owners about its care and culture.Stand beside a plant in full flower and just listen to the comments.

Best Indoor Plants For The Office

Best Indoor Plants For The Office

Adding healthy air-purifying plants to your office setting enhances to visual appeal and can add an element of privacy in shared office spaces or between cubicles.Yucca elephantipes plant indoors as good indoor plants.Additionally, studies conducted by United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) prove that plants in a small, indoor environment help clean toxins from the air, reduce stress and promote a happier and more productive work environment.

Best Indoor Plants For A South Facing Window

Best Indoor Plants For A South Facing Window

A south-facing window is an excellent place to keep indoor plants, as long as you keep the right types of indoor house plants and take steps to protect them from extreme direct sunlight.The bright natural light of southern exposure provides plenty of energy for plants that like south facing windows. But, you must remember that the glass of the window may magnify the heat to dangerous levels.

12 Tips For Better Enjoyment Of Houseplants

12 Tips For Better Enjoyment Of Houseplants

One big plus with houseplants is they can be enjoyed all year long.However, a few simple tips can let you enjoy them more… even something as simple as raising the plant can create new looks and plant possibilities. Below you’ll find 12 houseplant tips for more enjoyment.We’ve talked over the years about house plant care.

ZZ Plant Care For Zamioculcas Zamiifolia

ZZ Plant Care For Zamioculcas Zamiifolia

The ZZ Plant Zamioculcas zamiifolia one very popular foliage plant is used in homes and offices around the world.Interior plantscapers always look for “new” houseplants they can use indoors to provide different looks.Growers always look for new items to offer customers something different.Zamioculcas Perfect Houseplant QualificationsKnown by several names:ZZ PlantZee Zee plantSteel plantZizi plantZanzibar gemAroid palm“Eternity plant”The ZZ plant fits just about every qualification needed for a new indoor houseplant introduction:The ZeeZee handles low light (one of the BEST low light succulents)Easy to growLow water requirementsTough under indoor conditionsDrought tolerantHandles neglect wellAttractive glossy green leavesZZ Plants Not NewWhen many people see the ZZ plant for the first time, they assume it looks and resembles a cycad or sago palm plant – Zamia furfuracea or cardboard palm.

Cast Iron Plant Care Guide: Aspidistra Elatior

Cast Iron Plant Care Guide: Aspidistra Elatior

The Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior) is an old-fashioned, tough, leathery foliage house plant. It is an ideal houseplant for cooler areas of your house bringing the tropics indoors.In fact, Cast Iron plants were a favorite indoor plant along with the Howea Kentia palm during the Victorian era when houses were anything but bright and airy.

Top Houseplants For Low, Medium and High Light Conditions Indoors

Top Houseplants For Low, Medium and High Light Conditions Indoors

Email is always coming in with questions about what houseplants are the best indoors and what light they should have.Plants add decoration, softness and say “welcome” when you have them inside. I guess that is something at times I take for granted… seeing plants indoors. When I don’t I ask …why?Recently I had to catch a plane that took me through the Atlanta airport.

Low Light Houseplant Care Is It Different

Low Light Houseplant Care Is It Different

Caring for indoor houseplants is a – “learning to adjust process” that one can master with the appropriate amount of time. If you live in an area or house with a low light problem, this could be a significant disadvantage to your plants. Read on for some tips and tricks to keeping your plants healthy and vibrant when your plants encounter low light living situations.

30 Houseplants That Are Safe For Cats

30 Houseplants That Are Safe For Cats

There are many reasons housecats might chew on houseplants.Chewing on and swallowing vegetation can help cats rid themselves of hairballs.Plants may be fun to play with and some plants may just be tasty.This is why many “cat-slaves” provide their little ones with small trays of sprouted grass to enjoy.

Bedroom Plants: Which Ones Are The Best?

Bedroom Plants: Which Ones Are The Best?

It’s always nice to have plants in the house. The greenery adds color and comfort to any setting, but did you know that keeping bedroom plants is especially desirable?The presence of bedroom plants has a calming effect and lowers stress levels, according to a study conducted by NASA in the 20th Century, keeping houseplants can also help improve air quality.

35 of the Best Indoor Plants For Your Home!

35 of the Best Indoor Plants For Your Home!

NASA recommends adding indoor plants to your home environment to help clean the air and overall improve indoor air quality.Common sense will tell you that having living plants in the home adds color and beauty along with reducing stress and brightening your mood.In this article, we’ll share 35+ of the best indoor plants, low-maintenance houseplants and office plants that are easy to grow, even if you do not have a green thumb.

17 Best Bathroom Plants, How To Use and Choose, Low Light, No Light

17 Best Bathroom Plants, How To Use and Choose, Low Light, No Light

There are lots of good reasons to have indoor plants, even plants in the bathroom.They are beautiful, uplifting to look at and be around and they serve a practical purpose in keeping your home environment clean and healthy.Houseplants improve the air quality in your home by cleaning the toxins from the air.

How To Grow and Care For Syngonium Podophyllum [Arrowhead Butterfly Plant]

How To Grow and Care For Syngonium Podophyllum [Arrowhead Butterfly Plant]

You may have heard of Syngonium podophyllum without realizing it. This semi-tropical plant (hailing from Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Mexico) commonly known as the Arrowhead or butterfly plant.The low-maintenance arrowhead plant is an interesting and versatile houseplant. It is available in a range of colors, and the attractive foliage changes in shape as the individual leaves change from juvenile to mature.

Dieffenbachia Care: Growing The Dumb Cane Plant

Dieffenbachia Care: Growing The Dumb Cane Plant

Dieffenbachia plant pronounced (deef-en-BOK-ee-uh) known also as the “Dumb Cane” makes an excellent tropical houseplant. “Dieffs” tolerance of shade makes them a good plant to begin learning the basics of indoor houseplant care.In this article, we share care tips on common indoor Dieffenbachia care along with, answers to some of the most common questions on “dumb cane” regarding:How poisonous are Dieffenbachia plants to cats, dogs, and children?

Syngonium White Butterfly Care: Tips On Growing White Arrowhead

Syngonium White Butterfly Care: Tips On Growing White Arrowhead

The Syngonium White Butterfly is best known by the common name of arrowhead vine. Syngonium podophyllum (sin-GO-nee-um po-do-FIL-um) is an attractive houseplant on its own. The white butterfly cultivar adds even more beauty to the Araceae family.Syngonium hails from Brazil, Bolivia, and Ecuador all the way up to Mexico.