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White, red and pink poinsettias

How to Care for Poinsettias Year-Round

Poinsettias can be used year-round, not just for Christmas! This guide shares how to care for poinsettias indoors as houseplants.
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8 Tips for Choosing and Growing Houseplants

Growing houseplants is a great way to start gardening while enhancing the beauty of your home. Like any other gardening endeavor, indoor gardens can be as simple or elaborate as you would like. Here are some general guidelines to help get you started.
Indoor pineapple in purple pot

How to Grow Pineapples as Houseplants

Want a taste of the tropics in your living room? Here's everything you need to know about how to grow a pineapple as a houseplant.

Best Houseplants to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Some tropical houseplants can remove other harmful chemicals, such as Formaldehyde, from the air inside your home. Read on to find out more about houseplants that can improve the air quality in your home or office.
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How to Grow Succulents in Containers

Attractive, forgiving and easy to grow, succulents are an excellent way to bring some desert beauty to your container gardens. Watch this video from Southern Patio to learn more.
hibiscus flower

Problem with Tropical Hibiscus Leaves Turning Yellow

There are a number of reason the leaves on hibiscus can yellow, including too much or too little water or sunlight. Read on to find out more.
House and plants on coast

Tips for Growing Plants in a Coastal Climate

If you live near the coast, growing plants and gardening can be quite a challenge. Temperatures are usually warmer; but the salt spray, strong wind, and poor soil can be damaging to plants. Read on for some tips on how to grow plants and garden in a coastal climate.
Exotic flowers on Bromeliad houseplants

How to Grow Bromeliad Houseplants

While bromeliads have a reputation as being hard to grow, many types are actually quite easy to keep as houseplants. They're low maintenance, adaptable to temperature and humidity shifts, and the blooms last a long time. Read on to find out how to grow bromeliad houseplants in your home.
Swamp hibiscus red flowers in full bloom

Swamp Hibiscus Outshines Its Name

Also known as the Scarlet Rose Mallow or Texas Star, the swamp hibiscus is native to the east coast of the U.S. and is one of the most spectacular native plants. This spring, try sowing some seeds for a spot of brilliant perennial color in your garden. Read on to find out more.