Repotting Snake Plant – How and When to 

The snake plant is often described as the ideal beginner plant. Easy to care for and incredibly resilient, growing a snake plant, or Sansevieria, requires no specialist knowledge. Many specific care aspects, such as repotting, may seem daunting but, as this guide demonstrates, are also largely straightforward. As well as explaining everything you need to

How to Grow and Care for the Tiger Tooth Aloe Plant 

Tiger Tooth Aloe is a dramatic, miniature succulent. Its colorful, textured foliage is ideal for a houseplant or growing outside in warmer conditions. An easy-going succulent, the Tiger Tooth Aloe is an evergreen plant that is native to Kenya and Namibia in southern Africa. Today, thanks to its eye-catching foliage, it is also a popular

25 Unique and Rare Succulents

Succulents have exploded in popularity and have become a massive planting trend. What plant enthusiast doesn’t love these fascinating, fleshy forms of flora? The more unusual, the better, right? Unique and rare succulents are distinguished by their specific adaptive features and scarcity. These succulents are often easily identifiable because they generally have non-typical growth or

How to Grow Bear Paw Succulents 

Succulents provide an attractive, low maintenance way to grow plants. Ideal for cultivation as houseplants, succulents are resilient plants that tolerate a little neglect. This has helped to make them a popular choice for people who may not otherwise have the time to care for other types of houseplant. One of the most attractive types

How to Store Aloe Vera Leaves

One of the most useful plants, aloe vera can be used to create everything from a soothing burn relief or skin treatment to a face mask and even in a healthy drink. While you can purchase aloe leaves for use at home, it is just as easy to cultivate your own aloe vera plant and

How to Grow and Care for Lace Aloe 

Are you looking for a houseplant that is a little different? A plant that stands out from the crowd. If so, the distinctive lace aloe may be the plant for you. Visually arresting, the lace aloe is a stemless flowering succulent that produces soft lanceolate white-spotted leaves in a rosette pattern. This attractive plant not

15 Hardy Drought Tolerant Plants

There are many drought-tolerant plants available, including vines, trees, shrubs, and flowers that can look great and thrive, even if you go weeks without rainfall. These plants will help you minimize the money and time you have to spend on watering your yard or garden. Some even prefer to thrive planted in poor soil, so

10 Common Snake Plant Problems and How to Solve Them 

The snake plant (Sansevieria) is a hardy low maintenance houseplant. Tolerant of a range of conditions and even a little neglect, the snake plant is one of the easiest plants to care for. However snake plant problems are all too common. Being able to quickly identify any problems helps you to solve the issue quickly,

How to Grow Kalanchoe Daigremontiana 

Kalanchoe Daigremontiana is a visually unique houseplant. Further adding to its popularity is the fact that it is pleasingly easy to care for. Best described as a forgiving plant, Kalanchoe Daigremontiana is an ideal choice for inexperienced and nervous plant parents. In return for just a little care it produces lots of rich, green serrated

12 Pretty Succulents that Grow Tall

If you’ve ever wanted a succulent that grows tall to fill in  your landscape, this is for you. While most succulents are tiny plants or small shrubs, you can get several succulents that grow tall indoors or outdoors. If you have a home with higher ceilings, you’ll find that these taller plants are perfect to

How to Grow Sedum Nussbaumerianum 

Sedum Nussbaumerianum is an attractive succulent, popular for its coppery-orange foliage. This distinctive coloring has given the plant its alternative name of Coppertone Stonecrop. A resilient succulent Sedum Nussbaumerianum practically thrives on neglect. If you want to learn more about these hardy, colorful plants this guide to growing Sedum Nussbaumerianum has all the information that

What is the Best Soil for Succulents?

Have you struggled with your succulents and you’re not sure why they’re not thriving? The answer could easily be the soil, especially if you’re not sure what the best soil for succulents is in the first place as general-purpose potting soil usually won’t work without amendments. Succulents require different soil to do well, and indoors

How to Grow Echeveria Elegans 

Echeveria Elegans is a small, attractive succulent. Popular for its colorful foliage and flowers, these rosette shaped specimens with pointed leaves add masses of decorative interest to a garden or indoor plant collection. Easy to care for, if you want to learn how to add Echeveria Elegans to your plant collection, this guide is designed

23 Colorful Hen and Chicks Varieties

Hens and Chicks go by the name of Sempervivum tectorum, and they’re very pretty-looking plants. The easy-care hardiness of hen and chicks varieties led to the Sempervivum name, and this translates into “live forever.” The common name refers to the plant’s small rosettes that it produces for the smaller rosettes (chicks) with a larger, mother

How to Get Rid of Succulent Mealy Bugs 

Have you noticed a small, fuzzy white substance crawling on the stems or leaves of your prized plants? If you have it is probably a sign that your succulent is infested with mealy bugs. If allowed to live on the plants for a prolonged period, succulent mealy bugs can cause the plants to wither and

How to Grow and Care for Crassula Muscosa

Crassula muscosa is a very interesting-looking succulent that will get up to 12 inches tall and has a spreading habit with branching stems. These stems feature tightly stacked, overlapping, light green, narrow leaves that hide the stems on this hanging basket plant completely. The stems start growing erect but then trail over from the leaves’

How to Repot a Cactus + When to Repot It

Cacti are very low-maintenance plants for the home that come in a huge range of shapes, sizes, and colors while offering a ton of character for your home, just like succulents. They don’t require much from you to thrive, except annual food and infrequent watering sessions. Once you get one, you may wonder how to

How to Grow and Care for String of Bananas 

The String of Bananas plant is a hanging succulent related to another popular succulent- the String of Pearls. Both of these gorgeous succulents have become very popular because they’re fast growing and create long trails of succulent foliage that seem to flow like a succulent river. In fact, the String of Pearls (Curio rowleyanus) and

How to Grow and Care for Mammillaria Elongata

Mammillaria Elongata is also called the Lady Finger Cactus or gold cactus, and it’s a pretty cacti species that you can’t miss out on. It’s an important member of the Cactacea family, and it is originally from the central portion of Mexico. It’s part of the Mammillaria genus, and it’s one of the most popular

How to Grow Sedum Burrito – Care Guide

The sedum burrito plant is a cultivar of the Sedum morganianum. This succulent acts and looks like a trailing vine, and the stems will hang very low as it grows. The sedum burrito plant falls into the Crassulaceae family, and it’s native to Honduras and Mexico, but it’s not abundant in the wild today. You’ll

How to Grow Gollum Jade

Gollum Jade is a pretty succulent plant that overwinters wonderfully during the winter months indoors and goes back outside in the springtime. It’s a member of the jade plant family, and it’s related to the Hobbit Jade. If you noticed a pattern, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s listed under the Lord of the

How to Care for the Hoya Heart Plant

The hoya heart plant is one that comes with many common names, and you may hear it called Hoya Hearts, Sweetheart Hoya, Heart-Shaped Hoya, Valentine Hoya, Love Heart Plant, Wax Heart Plant, and Lucky Hearts Plant. This succulent vine is stunning, and we want to give you everything you need to know about keeping it

How to Plant Succulents

Succulents are amongst the most popular houseplants. Attractive and hardy, they are a colorful addition to most indoor plant collections. In ideal conditions you can also grow succulent specimens outside. As well as being visually attractive, one of the main attractions of the succulent is that it is both low in maintenance needs and easy

How to Grow the String of Dolphins with Tips

This pretty succulent will give you a beach-like feel because, just as the name implies, the leaves on string of dolphins mimic the look of a jumping dolphin pod. It’s a hybrid of the string of pearls plant and the candle plant, and it’s a trailing type of succulent in the Asteraceae family. The characteristics

How to Care for a Venus Fly Trap

Venus fly trap (Dionaea muscipula) is an unusual houseplant. Many people grow it as a carnivorous specimen that eats flies and insects. This unique feature means that they are popular with children. It also means that these plants are often unfairly considered to be novelty plants. However, there is much more to the Venus fly

25 Pretty Hanging Succulents to Brighten up a Room

Hanging succulents are seeing an explosion in popularity in recent years. They have a very low maintenance nature that makes them very desirable as houseplants, and they can add beauty to any room you introduce them to. Since most hanging succulents are easy to take care of, they’re a great fit for beginner gardeners. If

How to Grow Haworthia Fasciata

Haworthia fasciata is one of the most reliable and attractive types of succulent. Like many succulents, it is the foliage that is the main attraction. The thick leaves of Haworthia fasciata are typically dark green in color and are marked with horizontal zebra-like stripes on the outside. While the outer surface is dappled with white

How to Propagate a Snake Plant 

The snake plant, also known as Sansevieria or Mother-in-Law’s Tongue is one of the most popular houseplants. Easy to grow and maintain, they are just as easy to propagate. Learning how to propagate a snake plant is a useful skill for a number of reasons. Propagation can be used to rejuvenate an aging or tired

How to Care for and Grow the Moon Cactus

The moon cactus is a cacti that you can find growing in South America’s deserts in Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil. It’s a member of the Cactaceae family, and it’s a succulent plant that is also called the star flowered cactus, ruby ball cactus, and the red cap. When the moon cactus reaches maturity, it will

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