All plants that winter indoors at my house are hosed off to rid them of pests and given a dose of fertilizer.
Depending on when they bloom, members of the Schlumbergera genus are called either Thanksgiving or Christmas cactuses.
Clivia hails from South Africa where it is known as the Kaffir lily, the bush lily and the fire lily.
Last Spring, I received a lovely gift from my friend Marie Louise. It was a euphorbia cultivar named ‘Cherry Cobbler’.
Those of us who live in cold climates love houseplants that will flower indoors in winter, and one with great appeal is the cyclamen.
Anthuriums and Clivias manage to thrive indoors despite the inhospitable winter climate. This makes these houseplants great holiday gifts that keep on giving.
In her book Wicked Plants, Amy Stewart explains about houseplants that are toxic.
With only a few flowers we can craft attractive winter floral arrangements by combining them with different kinds of foliage.
If you are looking for a plant to play with and have a young child handy you can count chickens and group chickens and make up stories about them.
To ensure your houseplant's health, its important to remember to water it correctly. There a few factors that contribute to your plants watering needs.