The History and Origins of Moses in the Cradle

Purple and green plant, Moses-in-the-cradle, Tradescantia spathacea

A native of Central and South America, Moses-in-the-cradle is a kind of indoor plant. Its unusual growth pattern, which resembles a baby in a cradle, gave rise to its unusual moniker. Because of its eye-catching look and straightforward upkeep, this plant has been widely cultivated worldwide. Let’s look at the history and origins of Moses-in-the-Cradle … Read more

Propagating Moses in the Cradle

Water droplets on the leaves of a Moses in the Cradle plant.

If you are a fan of mysterious-looking and exotic plants, Moses in the Cradle, also known as boat lily is definitely worth considering. This plant is famous for its heart-stealing qualities, as it leaves you mesmerized. It is native to Central America and is relatively low maintenance. Whether you grow it indoors or outdoors, you … Read more

Swedish Ivy Plant Propagation

A wall covered in green ivy leaves.

The Swedish ivy plant, also known as the Plectranthus verticillatus, is one of the easiest plants to propagate and grow. Its stunning droopy growth is bound to leave you mesmerized. The best part about its propagation is that it grows quickly, so you don’t have to wait too long to enjoy your new plants. This … Read more

Growing a Swedish Ivy Plant in Terrariums

A close-up of the leaves of a white-edged Swedish ivy plant.

Plectranthus australis, often known as Swedish Ivy, is a common indoor plant that offers a dash of greenery to almost any living area and is simple to care for. Swedish Ivy may flourish in several settings, but one of the most interesting places to grow it is in a terrarium. This article will examine the … Read more

Swedish Ivy Plant Hanging Baskets

A hanging potted plant with green leaves and a houseplant411 logo on a white background. The plant is identified as a Swedish Ivy.

The Swedish Ivy plant, commonly known as the Plectranthus verticillatus, is one of the most beautiful houseplants for any homeowner. Contrary to popular belief, it is not from Sweden and is native to South Africa. This low-maintenance plant requires moderate to high humidity and warm temperatures. It develops as a ground cover in its native … Read more

Watering and Maintenance Tips for Imperial Red Philodendron

A houseplant with large, dark green leaves and a single red and white flower. The plant is identified as an Imperial Red Philodendron.

Imperial Red Philodendron is a durable plant that thrives in a variety of conditions, including direct sunlight and high humidity. Follow these tips to keep your Imperial Red Philodendron healthy and growing strong: The Imperial Red Philodendron is one of the most popular varieties of philodendrons, due to its bright red leaves that add color … Read more

The History of ZZ Plants: Origins and Evolution

A close-up of a ZZ plant, a houseplant with thick, glossy leaves. The plant is identified as a Zamioculcas zamiifolia.

ZZ plants are highly popular because they are fairly resilient and low maintenance. However, many plant owners fear buying these plants due to the myths surrounding their toxicity. Despite this, plant enthusiasts are learning more about the history of ZZ plants, including their origins and evolution. Doing your plant research is very important to many … Read more

ZZ Plant as Air Purifier: Myth or Reality?

A ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) with glossy, dark green leaves sitting in a pot.

The ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamifolia) is a very popular indoor plant that has been popular for many years. It’s easy to grow, doesn’t need much sunlight and it can even survive in low light conditions! But did you know that this exotic-looking plant can also help clean the air in your home? You might think … Read more

ZZ Plant Toxicity: What You Need to Know

Close-up of a ZZ plant in a pot.

The ZZ plant is highly popular to grow in your home because it is extremely low maintenance. You can let them grow freely in your house and be more focused on your other, more temperamental plants. However, many people wonder whether it’s worth buying a ZZ plant for your home due to its toxicity. If … Read more

Dealing With Jade Plant Pests & Diseases

A potted jade plant in a white ceramic bowl on a wooden table.

Jade plants are one of the most popular and beautiful indoor houseplants. They’re also very easy to care for, making them a great choice for people new to gardening or those with limited time and space. So it’s no surprise that jade plants have earned themselves a spot in many homes worldwide. But even though … Read more