House Plants

House plants bring the fresh beauty of the outdoors inside your home. Learn about different kinds of house plants and how to care for them.

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Wandering Jew Plant

Wandering Jew plant is related to spiderwort, obvious with its stems that trail and pointy leaves. Leaves, striped on top, have burgundy bottoms. Learn how to keep them looking their best.


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'Easy-to-care' has always been a big plus for indoor plants. Which ones are impossible to kill? See more »

Are poinsettias poisonous?

How many poinsettias have languished on high shelves so children and pets can't munch on their dangerous leaves? It may all have been for naught. The poinsettia's poisonous rep is a bit unfair. See more »

Picture the ear of that popular pachyderm, the elephant. Now picture it bright green. What you've got is the leaf of the colocasia plant: When you see them, there's no question where they get their common name of elephant's ear. Elephant's ear grows ... See more »

You have creepy, flying gnats on your plants, and you'd like to learn how to get rid of them. Here's how to get rid of gnats in your houseplants. See more »

You bought a calathea plant, and now have to learn how to care for it. Learn about how to care for a calathea plant in this article. See more »

You bought some bamboo plants to decorate your home, and now realize that you don't know how to care for them. Learn about how to care for bamboo plants this article. See more »

The desert rose plant requires moist, well-drained soil, full sunlight and warm temperatures in order to grow. See more »

Peace lilies are the perfect plant to add color to a room or office. See more »

Your gardenia bush is sure to thrive if you care for it correctly. See more »

How can succulents go days without water?

From wriggling amoebas to roving rhinos, delicate dandelions to majestic redwoods, everything that lives on Earth needs one superstar element to survive: water. But succulents need a little less water than some of their thirstier counterparts. See more »