Virtues: We love miniature rex begonias named for their colorful foliage that brightens up a winter windowsill. Typically growing just 8 to 10 inches tall, these mini begonias doesn’t take much space.
Many of our favorite houseplants come from tropical regions of the world and therefore need warm temperatures to thrive. This doesn’t always jibe with efforts to reduce winter heating costs, such as keeping the thermostat in the low 60s. Since …
Virtues: We love ‘Erlicheer’ paperwhites for the fragrance of their flowers, their creamy white color and their reliability when forced to bloom indoors as winter decorations. This type of daffodil has also proven itself as a good choice for gardens …
Virtues: Sun Parasols first showed their velvety petals in North America in 2003, bred by Suntory Flowers Ltd. in Japan. There are several selections in this series that are all valued for their long bloom seasons, low maintenance and resistance to …
I have several houseplants in my window and recently they started dropping their leaves. They were doing well and I haven’t changed how I was treating them, so what could be the problem?
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is simple enough to grow at home. The main thing that it requires is patience!
What can you tell me about growing African violets? I never have success.
What’s the key to success with growing caladium as a houseplant?
Virtues: We love tropical hibiscus for its large, enticingly vibrant flowers that bloom in a variety of reds, pinks, oranges and yellows. Glossy, rich green foliage offers a spectacular backdrop to the exotic blooms.
Mulch is often used around a garden to help enrich and protect the soil of our favorite plants. However, mulch should not be limited to only outdoor use.
I have a small collection of cacti that I keep as houseplants and they never flower. Any ideas why?