Virtues: We love piggyback plants for their lush, fuzzy, vibrant green leaves that captivate onlookers with their ability to grow new plantlets where the leaves attach to their stems. These new little plants “piggyback” on top of the foliage.
Learn how to successfully care for bromeliads with this help from horticulturist David Burdick:
What are some herbs that will grow well in pots, indoors?
Virtues: We love winter and sambac jasmines for the cheerful splendor their blooms bring during the winter season.
Recently you described Christmas and Thanksgiving cactus. Could you give some more details on the third plant you mentioned, Easter cactus?
Virtues: We love chenille plants for their fluffy, vibrant red, tassel-like flowers that bloom vivaciously throughout the year. They make a great houseplant.
Virtues: We love easy-to-maintain houseplant cape primrose for their clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom in stunning purples, pinks, lavenders, whites and blues, frequently with veins in contrasting colors.
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I have a “Christmas cactus” that always blooms at Thanksgiving. Is there a way to make it bloom a few weeks later?
Virtues: We love aglaonemas because they are easy to grow and maintain, decorating a home as a simple yet beautiful, long-lasting houseplant.
Amaryllis typically bloom 6 to 8 weeks after they are potted, so if you want your amaryllis in bloom for Christmas or New Year’s, plant the bulb in early to mid-November.