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You’re Going to Love The Low-Maintenance Rubber Plant

In recent years, the ubiquitous fiddle leaf fig has dominated all other entrants in the competition for most popular in-house tree-like plants. But we think it’s time to give this understated but stately tree — with its large, deep green leaves — a second look and another chance. Here’s how to maintain a rubber plant as a striking part of your home decor for years to come.

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Posted on Mar 25, 2018

Can You Really Dust Your Houseplants With A Banana Peel? We Tried It, Here Are Our Results!

It seems everyone and their brother has plant fever these days, and the only cure is MORE PLANTS! We’ve mastered the art of watering, they’re all stayin’ alive. Now we’re onto more cosmetic issues, like: just how shiny and clean can I get my plants? Can I buff them with banana peels?

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Posted on Mar 23, 2018

7 Common Houseplants That Can Make Your Pets Quite Sick

We love the touch of life and greenery that plants add to our homes. But mixing house plants with pets can be lethal. Sometimes toxic plants are naturally repulsive to animals (they taste extremely bitter, for instance), and some pets aren’t inclined to chew plants, so we tend not to worry. However, every pet parent should know which plants are harmful to their animals so they can make the personal choice to simply never have them around, or to watch vigilantly to make sure their animals don’t start chewing them.

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Posted on Mar 18, 2018

The Heartleaf Philodendron is Harder to Kill Than To Keep Alive

If there were ever a plant that’s perfect for people who are terrible with plants, it’s the sweetheart or heartleaf philodendron. Not only are they easy to keep healthy (seriously, they’re harder to kill than to keep alive), but they come in a variety of beautiful shades and can be kept as cheerful, bushy plants or graceful trailers. Here’s everything you need to know about caring for them.

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Posted on Mar 1, 2018

Why You Should Always Put a Coffee Filter In Your Flower Pots

Plants add vibrancy to our living spaces like nothing else quite can. And although tending to them isn’t necessarily hard, they are living things that require our time and attention. Anything that makes caring for plants a bit easier is a plus in our book — because this means we can add a few more! Here’s how coffee filters contribute to smart, less-mess plant maintenance.

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Posted on Feb 25, 2018

Gorgeous Ways to Make Your Home a Lush Green Oasis

We just got a tease of spring here in Florida, and it’s making me itch to plant again. Living an apartment life means having not having a full outdoor garden, but that won’t stop me from turning our home into a green oasis. From your floors, to the walls, to the ceilings, here’s how to turn your home into a bonafide indoor jungle.

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Posted on Feb 17, 2018

Amazon’s New Plant Store Just Made it Easier to Be a Plant Person

It is safe to say that plants are having a great year. Longtime plant parents get to sit back and enjoy others discovering a joy they have known for a long time, while newbies get to learn the ups and downs of building and maintaining a plant collection. Now, plant veterans and rookies alike can add to their plant families from the privacy of their own leafy green living rooms, because Amazon has officially entered the plant game.

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Posted on Dec 14, 2017

​How to Care for Poinsettia Plants

Contrary to popular practice, poinsettia don’t have to be holiday decor “throw-away” plants. Instead, with a bit of attention, you can not only keep your poinsettias looking good for longer, but can even help them re-bloom in time for next year’s festivities (or re-gifting; joking). Whatever you do with your poinsettias, understanding what makes them thrive can keep them beautiful well past the holidays.

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Posted on Dec 13, 2017

The Hardware Store Houseplant That Makes a Perfect Small Space Christmas Tree

I’m both unwilling to store artificial christmas tree supplies, as well as insecure about going out to buy a live tree. Past years, I’ve either foregone holiday decorating, or DIYed some sort of makeshift faux tree. While those choices may work for some folks, it’s always left me wanting. That’s why when I came across this houseplant at the hardware store a couple of years ago, I knew it would be the perfect “Christmas tree” for me and my small space.

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Posted on Dec 1, 2017

The Cheerful Ponytail Palm Is Pretty Easy to Keep Happy

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Posted on Dec 1, 2017

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