How to Water Succulents 

Visually attractive and more distinctive than other, more traditional, houseplants, cacti and many succulent plants are an increasingly popular choice for homes and offices. This is largely because, in addition to their unique appearance, these plants have a reputation for being low maintenance and easy to care for. Many succulents are drought tolerant and often

20 Stunning Types of Succulents for Your Office or Home

Succulents are a pretty plant type that has very fleshy, thick leaves and grows in dry, warm conditions. All types of succulents store water in the stems, roots, or leaves, and most of them come in green hues. However, you can also find blue, red, pink, purple, or orange coloring. This is generally a very

12 Indoor Cactus Types 

Cacti are amongst the most popular choices for houseplant or indoor plant collections. Ideal for beginners or nervous plant carers, these are pleasingly easy to care for plants. Hardy and long lasting, in the right environment, many indoor cactus types tolerate a little neglect such as a sparse watering routine. This means that even if

20 Different Types of Aloe Plant 

Ornamentally attractive, the aloe plant is  primarily known for its numerous health benefits. The gel of the aloe vera’s fleshy leaves is a quick and reliable way to treat a  number of skin ailments such as cuts and sunburn. However, the attraction doesn’t end there. Like many succulents, these plants are pleasingly easy to care

Aloe Vera Turning Brown? 9 Easy Solutions

Aloe vera plants are one of the easiest and most beneficial plants to keep in or around your home. Not only are they simple to care for, but they also offer many health benefits, such as the acceleration of burn heals, prevention of wrinkles, dental plaque reduction- and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

How to Grow and Care for Echeveria

Echeveria is a genus of plants closely related to Sempervivum, or Hens and Chicks. Though these plants are less cold-hardy than their relatives, they make great houseplants for those with bright indoor lighting. With so many species, the color palettes for this plant seem endless. They typically grow in a compact rosette shape with thick,

Why is My Succulent Dying?

A popular choice for a low maintenance houseplant, it is a common belief that anyone can successfully grow and care for a succulent. While they are easy to care for, some people, particularly nervous or inexperienced growers can panic and start to worry if their plant begins to look ill. A succulent dying or looking

How to Mix Your Own Gritty Cactus Soil for Cheap

How do you make a gritty, well-draining cactus mix for cheap? After I bought my first cactus, I fell into a black hole of researching everything I could to keep my new cactus plant happy and thriving. This research very quickly took me on a journey that looked like this: buy a new cactus plant,

10 Best Succulent Pots – How to Choose the Right One

If you have a lot of succulents, you find out very quickly that there are just as many choices available when it comes to your succulent pots. Most of them are smaller, and this allows you to place a single succulent in them and scatter them around your home. You can also get larger succulent

How to Propagate Aloe

The aloe plant is popular as a houseplant for a number of reasons. Their attractive, glossy foliage adds color and interest to a range of spaces. The plants are also easy to care for and some varieties even have additional benefits, such as the much lauded medicinal properties of the aloe vera plant. If you

Best Succulent Soil – Reviews and Buying Guide

Succulents like Chicks and Hens and cacti are different from your traditional plants. They have different care needs, including having a specialized succulent soil. In their natural habitat, these plants typically face drought, and this means that they store moisture in their leaves or stems. The soil in which they grow is also very different,

Succulent Care Guide: How to Care for Succulents

In this succulent care guide we walk you through everything you need to know on how to grow, care for and propagate succulents. Everyone who enjoys houseplants, or gardening in general, is familiar with succulents. Even if you didn’t know what they were, you’ve seen them. Everything from giant ones in desert landscaping to mini

21 Snake Plant Varieties You Can Grow Inside

For a long while, it seemed like many people forgot about the Snake plant. However, snake plant varieties were rediscovered for use as a pretty ornamental plant several years ago. It has a slightly odd appearance that is very charming and whimsical, and the leaves are the biggest draw for many people. Typically, you get

20 Different Types of Jade Plants

Any type of jade plant that you want to grow will bring good luck to your succulent garden, and may even allow people who can’t traditionally grow plants to create a thriving greenspace. Most types of jade plants have a very long lifespan and are easy-going. They can easily add a sculptural effect to your

25 Low-Light Succulents for Indoor Gardens

When people think of succulents, they usually think of tiny plants that sit in terrariums and need a lot of sunshine and light to grow and thrive. However, did you know that there are plenty of beautiful low-light succulents available? These plants will grow very well in dim conditions, and some can even handle more

How to Propagate Succulents

Succulents have a reputation for being easy to grow. However when it comes time to propagate the plants, many people struggle. If you want to learn how to propagate succulents this guide is for you. How you propagate your succulent depends in part on what type of succulent it is. The methods described here can

Different Types of Cactus and How to Grow Them

Many people are intimidated by the thought of trying to grow cacti. However, there are dozens of different types of cactus available, and several of them are very low-maintenance options that are very beginner-friendly. You won’t have to water most of them much, and they thrive in hot and arid environments like you find in

Ultimate Guide to Growing Jade Plant

An elegant houseplant, you may be forgiven for thinking that the jade plant is difficult to care for. In fact you couldn’t be further from the truth. The jade plant is one of the easiest houseplants to cultivate. Also known as lucky plants or money trees, jade is considered by some to bring good luck

How to Grow and Care for Haworthia Cooperi

If you’re looking for a small, easy to care for, and attractive houseplant, look no further than Haworthia cooperi. This dainty succulent is perfect for small spaces, offices, dorm rooms, and window sills. Haworthia plants are just as easy to take care of as aloe vera and have a very unique appearance because of their

How To Care for a Mother of Thousands Plant

A mother of thousands plant can provide endless interest and fascination in a home. Mother of thousands plant produces one large, central stem from which large blue-green leaves emerge. About 6 inches in length, this narrow, pointed foliage is rarely wider than 3 inches. Along the edge of each leaf, tiny plantlets emerge. After growing

How Often to Water Cactus for Optimum Growth

Knowing how often to water cactus is key to growing cacti successfully. Cacti and succulents are perfect first plants. If you haven’t fully developed your green thumb yet, these plants can be a great starting point as you learn how to care for a variety of plants. There are actually several types of succulent. Succulents

Hens and Chicks Succulents: How to Grow Hens and Chicks

Some of my favorite easy-to-care-for outdoor plants are hens and chicks. The hens and chicks have a beautiful, unique shape that adds texture to the garden, and they’re hardy enough to survive the cold winters here in Michigan. I’m also a sucker for plants that spread quickly, and hens and chicks certainly fit into that

How to Repot Succulents the Right Way

Here’s a quick, easy, and detailed guide on how to repot succulents the right way. Often times you may damage your cactus if you don’t know how to repot a cactus safely. Whether you are an avid gardener or new to plant-care, succulents and cacti are a great plant choice. These plants are beautiful and

Snake Plant Care Guide – How to Grow Snake Plant

In this snake plant care guide we teach you how to grow snake plants. If ever there was a perfect ‘beginner’s plant’ for those new to gardening, the snake plant would probably be it. Tougher than the proverbial old boots, this super-strong succulent (also known as Sansevieria) is not only a breeze to plant, but

Christmas Cactus Care Guide – How to Grow Christmas Cactus

In this Christmas Cactus care guide we teach you how to grow Christmas Cactus. Christmas Cactus plants are a popular choice for gifts and houseplant collectors. Their bright, tubular flowers adorn numerous windowsills and shelves. Like some other houseplants, the Christmas Cactus is largely easy to care for. However, many people wrongly assume, partly because

Aloe Vera Plant Care Guide – How to Care for Aloe Vera

In this Aloe Vera plant care guide we teach you how to care for the Aloe plant like an expert. As well as making an attractive addition to the home or garden, an aloe vera plant offers numerous medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Is there any plant that proves such a worthy addition to the home

How To Grow Aloe Vera Plant

Thinking about growing aloe vera plant? I still remember when I was a clumsy little girl, practicing gymnastics in the backyard, all those times I scraped my knee or cut my hand on a sharp blade of grass. I’d go running to my mom, who would give me a hug and then head straight for

Lithops Care Guide: How to Grow and Care for Lithops

Adding a few plants is a great way to add color and interest to both outdoor and indoor spaces. While many are grown for their attractive foliage or delicate flowers others are cultivated for their medicinal or culinary benefits. However if you want to add something a little bit different to your home or garden