Plant Bulbs

Some indoor and outdoor plants are grown from bulbs. Plant Bulbs, swollen underground stems with scaley leaves, store food and provide energy for the plants we see above ground. They are also used for propagation. Bulbs should be planted deep enough in the soil so that they are totally covered. How deep you plant the bulb, … Read more

Spider Mites – Plant Pests

Learn how to identify and treat Spider Mites, a tiny sucking plant pest.

Learn how to identify and treat the plant pest called Spider Mites. This sucking, tiny insect that causes blotchy yellow leaves with a red haze and gritty feel to them.

Poisonous Houseplants Reference Book

In her new book, Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat!, plant care professional Judy Feldstein shares information about twenty-five common houseplants, each with various levels of toxicity, and the possible consequences if your pet or child snacks on them.

Root – Rot

Image of over watered plant suffering from root rot

Learn what causes root-rot in houseplants and how to prevent it.

Ikebana

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging.

Light for Houseplants Medium

Any plant that can grow in low light grows even better in medium light, so both low and medium light plants appear on this list. To benefit from medium light, a plant should be placed directly in front of a window with a northern exposure, within 1-3 ft. of a window with an eastern exposure, 2-5ft. of … Read more

Plant Projects for Children

Here are a few fun & easy projects to teach children how plants grow. Do plants use water? Fill jar with water & add food coloring. Place celery stalk or white daisy in jar. As transpiration occurs, water is absorbed & colored water colors the celery stalk or daisy petals. Another way to show that … Read more

Humidity for Plants

Humidity is important to grow plants. Learn how to increase the humidity around your plants from Houseplant411.com/Glossary

Hardiness Zones for Plants

A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area in which certain types of plants can grow as defined by climatic conditions, including their ability to withstand the minimum temperatures of the zone. The hardiness zones are helpful in that extremes of winter cold are a major factor in determining whether a plant can grow in … Read more

Fungus Gnats

This small dark skinny pest flies and jumps around plants and people driving us all crazy. Fungus gnats develop in moist potting soil, feeding on root hairs and emerging as adults every 30 days. The best way to get rid of fungus gnats is to allow the soil to thoroughly dry out. This eliminates the … Read more