Why Not Grow Some Achimenes Plants?

Beautiful blooming Achimenes plant

Achimenes like the same care and culture as African violets and are equally rewarding. By comparison with the achimenes, the African violet is just an infant. First introduced to England

Yellowing Spider Plants – Why?

spider plant with yellow and brown leaves

Chlorophytum comosum (kloh-roh-FY-tum kom-OH-sum) is one of the most resilient plants out there. So when something goes wrong, it can catch you off-guard. These natives of South Africa were one

Maranta Leuconeura Care

potted maranta leuconeura

When you think of prayer plants, you’re probably either picturing a Maranta or Calathea. Both come from the Marantaceae family and have a similar appearance and behavior. One of the

How Often to Water Dracaena Plants?

Dracaena Corn Plant being watered with a shower head

Native to Southeast Asia, Dracaena plants are one of the most common household plants worldwide. With its dark green leaves spilling from the top, the Dracaena is one of the

Christmas Cactus Plant Care: Tips For Blooming

flowering Christmas cactus potted

Botanically, Christmas Cactus is, indeed, a true cactus; but for its well-being, it really should have been given some other common name. The word “cactus” brings visions of extreme heat,

Pedilanthus Plant: The Zig-Zag Succulent

Pedilanthus plant

Pedilanthus is an unusual plant with a monstrous name popular in window garden collections.  The plant Pedilanthus lithymaloides [ped-i-LAN-thus] and don’t worry about the rest of the name. It is

Growing The Colorful Gloxinia Plant

blooming Gloxinia with double flowers

The Gloxinia Flower! It is a triumph to plant thick, dry, brown, and barren-looking gloxinia tubers and watch them produce a luxuriant plant with layers of large, oval, velvety leaves