How to Grow Houseplants - Indoor Plant Care
Houseplants brighten up your home or office. Caring for indoor plants, makes
for a great hobby during long, inclement winter month, and even throughout
the year. Growing houseplants is rather easy. Many gardeners refuse to twiddle
their green thumbs, for months on end, as winter keeps them indoors. Rather,
we actively extend our gardening pleasure through the winter months, tending
to a wide array of indoor plants.
The benefits of indoor gardening are numerous. My son reminds me of the clean
air provided by indoor plants that take in carbon dioxide (which you exhale)
and in turn release oxygen for you. Indoor plants also brighten the room,
providing a cheerful sight for those grey and often dreary winter days.
Indoor plants are an important part of decor in homes, offices and other
buildings. I am sure you will agree, that plastic indoor plants and shrubbery,
are no substitute for the real thing. Another big benefit of indoor gardening,
is there is nothing more relaxing than gardening.
People grow all sorts of plants indoors. There's common houseplants and tropical
houseplants. Many plants in your outdoor garden, make for good indoor
houseplants, too. Start planning early, to identify what plants you want
to bring indoors when fall arrives. When in doubt, we urge you to experiment
and see if you can grow a particular plant indoors. The challenge is half
the fun of gardening.
If frost is expected any time soon in your area, get moving and start planning
your indoor garden today!
House Plant Guide
Bringing Plants Indoors
Common Types of Houseplants
Fertilizing Plants - What to use,
how to apply it, when.
Forcing Blooms Indoors
Forcing Bulbs Indoors
Houseplant Care and Maintenance
Houseplant Foliar Feeding
Pots and Containers
Propagating Leaf Cuttings
Houseplant Appreciation Day
Repotting Houseplants and Container Plants
Root Bound Plants
Rootings and Cuttings
Soil pH - Ideal Levels
Did You Know?: Houseplants raise the humidity in your home. This can
be a good thing during dry, winter months. In mid-summer however, it can
make you more uncomfortable. If you have lots of houseplants, consider moving
some of them outdoors in summer months.
Popular Houseplant Varieties:
You can get a selection of indoor seed and bulbs that grow well in the
shady conditions of your house this winter. You can select among common
houseplants, flowering house plants, tropical houseplants, or something quite
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