Cymbidium Orchid (Boat Orchid): Complete Growing & Care Guide

cymbidium orchid

Cymbidium orchids, commonly known as boat orchids, are favored by many for their elegant and long-lasting blooms, making them a popular choice among both experienced and novice gardeners. These orchids are prized not only for their beauty but also for their adaptability and ability to thrive in a variety of environments. With proper care, cymbidiums … Read more

Common Orchid Tree (Bauhinia variegata): Complete Growing & Care Guide

orchid tree

The Common Orchid Tree (Bauhinia variegata) is a captivating plant known for its stunning flowers that resemble orchids. This tree is native to Southeast Asia, particularly India and China, and has become a beloved addition to gardens in warmer climates. Growing and caring for Bauhinia variegata requires a combination of sunlight, appropriate soil, and protection … Read more

Jewel Orchid (Ludisia discolor): The Complete Growing & Care Guide

Jewel orchid Ludisia discolor

Jewel orchid (Ludisia discolor), known for its eye-catching foliage rather than its flowers, has become increasingly popular among plant enthusiasts. These tropical rainforest plants, native to Southern Asia, are terrestrial, which sets them apart from many other orchid species since they grow in the soil instead of as epiphytes. As houseplants, jewel orchids are prized … Read more

Night-Blooming Jasmine: Growing and Care Guide

night blooming jasmine

Night-Blooming Jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum) is a captivating woody shrub that originates from the West Indies and belongs to the Solanaceae family. Although not a true jasmine, this fascinating plant has earned its name due to the alluring greenish-white or yellow tubular flowers that unfurl at night, releasing a mesmerizing scent that can travel hundreds of … Read more

Orange Jasmine: Growing and Care Guide for Healthy Plants

orange jasmine

Imagine immersing yourself in the sweet, orange-blossom fragrance of Orange Jasmine (Murraya paniculata) while adding a touch of the tropics to your garden. This evergreen shrub, with its glossy deep green leaves and intriguing gnarled branches, is a captivating choice for both tropical gardens and indoor spaces in colder climates. Boasting clusters of small, highly … Read more

Crassula ovata (Hummel’s Sunset) Golden Jade

Crassula Ovata Hummels Sunset Golden Jade

Crassula ovata (Hummel’s Sunset), also known as Golden Jade, is a beautiful succulent with vibrant green leaves and sunset-hued edges. This resilient plant is perfect for both indoor and outdoor settings and is revered for its bonsai potential and auspicious symbolism in Feng Shui. In this post, I will provide you with a comprehensive guide … Read more

Crassula ovata (Hobbit)

Crassula ovata (Hobbit)

Crassula ovata (Hobbit), commonly known as Hobbit Jade, is a unique and eye-catching succulent plant with tubular, curled leaves that resemble the shape of tiny fingers. The tips of the leaves turn red when exposed to full sun, and it produces charming, light pink or white star-shaped flowers. This post will serve as a comprehensive … Read more

Crassula ovata (Money Tree)

Crassula Ovata Jade Money Tree

Crassula ovata, commonly known as the Money Tree, is a popular succulent plant that originates from South Africa. Known for its jade-like leaves and tree-like growth habit, it is believed to bring good luck and prosperity to its owner. Let’s dive into everything you need to know about caring for this unique and fascinating plant. … Read more

Crassula muscosa (Watch Chain)

Crassula muscosa Watch Chain

Crassula muscosa, also known as Watch Chain, is a unique and eye-catching succulent that deserves a place in every houseplant enthusiast’s collection. With its intricate, tightly-packed leaves that resemble a chain, this low-maintenance plant adds an interesting visual element to any space. In this comprehensive guide, I’ll cover everything you need to know to care … Read more

Crassula multicava (Fairy Crassula, Pitted Crassula)

Crassula multicava

Crassula multicava, commonly known as Fairy Crassula or Pitted Crassula, is a mat-forming succulent native to South Africa’s Natal mountainous regions. Belonging to the family Crassulaceae, this versatile plant is known for its soft decumbent branches and rounded leaves adorned with pitted dark green to red dots on their upper surface. Rarely growing longer than … Read more

Crassula marnieriana (Worm Plant)

Crassula marnieriana

Crassula marnieriana, commonly known as the Worm Plant, is a captivating succulent that boasts cascading, jade-green leaves tightly stacked along its trailing stems. Native to South Africa, this charming plant is prized for its low maintenance requirements and striking appearance, making it an ideal choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. With proper care, Worm … Read more

Crassula marginalis rubra variegata (Calico Kitten)

Crassula marginalis rubra variegata (Calico Kitten)

The Crassula marginalis rubra variegata, also known as the Calico Kitten, is a charming, easy-to-care-for succulent with heart-shaped leaves in various shades of green, pink, and cream. Its trailing growth pattern makes it perfect for hanging baskets or as a cascading feature in your plant collection. In this post, I’ll share essential care tips and … Read more

Crassula exilis (Tiger Jade)

Crassula exilis

Crassula exilis ssp. cooperi, commonly known as Tiger Jade, is a low-growing succulent with a dense, rosette-like growth pattern. Native to South Africa, this plant is known for its small, fleshy leaves adorned with red margins, which give it a distinctive appearance. In this post, we’ll dive deep into the care and propagation of this … Read more

Crassula capitella (Campfire Crassula)

Crassula capitella

Crassula capitella, commonly known as Campfire Crassula, is a beautiful, low-growing succulent plant native to South Africa. Its unique, spirally arranged leaves turn from green to bright red when exposed to sunlight, giving it the appearance of a burning campfire. This eye-catching plant is an excellent addition to any succulent collection and is relatively easy … Read more

Crassula arborescens (Silver Dollar Jade)

Crassula Arborescens

Welcome to the world of Crassula arborescens, also known as Silver Dollar Jade. This beautiful succulent is treasured for its distinctive round, blue-green leaves with reddish edges, which resemble silver dollars. In this comprehensive guide, I’ll cover everything you need to know about caring for and propagating Crassula arborescens, ensuring your succulent plant thrives for … Read more

Crassula Tom Thumb

Crassula Tom Thumb

Crassula Tom Thumb, also known as Propeller Plant, is a unique and eye-catching succulent that adds a touch of whimsy to your houseplant collection. This dwarf cultivar of Crassula perforata is characterized by its propeller-like leaves that grow in a stacked, spiral pattern. In this comprehensive guide, I’ll share everything you need to know about … Read more

Crassula falcata (Propeller Plant)

Crassula falcata

The Crassula falcata, commonly known as the Propeller Plant, is a fascinating succulent native to South Africa. Its unique appearance, characterized by overlapping, propeller-shaped leaves, makes it a captivating addition to any indoor garden. In this post, I’ll share everything you need to know about caring for your Crassula falcata, including light requirements, watering, soil, … Read more

Crassula mesembryanthemoides

Crassula mesembryanthemoides

Crassula mesembryanthemoides is a charming and unique succulent that will captivate you with its captivating, fuzzy leaves and sprawling growth habit. Native to South Africa, this plant is perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to your indoor garden. In this comprehensive guide, I’ll share everything you need to know about caring for, propagating, and … Read more

Crassula Springtime

Crassula Springtime

Crassula Springtime is a beautiful, compact succulent that adds an elegant touch to your houseplant collection. A hybrid of Crassula rupetris and Crassula perfoliata, this unique plant boasts attractive, thick, triangular leaves arranged in a rosette pattern. In this comprehensive guide, I’ll share my expert knowledge on how to care for and propagate Crassula Springtime, … Read more

Aloe dorotheae (Sunset Aloe)

Aloe Dorotheae

Welcome to my houseplant blog! In this post, I’ll share my expertise on Aloe dorotheae, commonly known as Sunset Aloe. This eye-catching succulent boasts vibrant green leaves with striking red-orange edges, making it a perfect addition to any indoor or outdoor garden. Not only is Sunset Aloe deer resistant and disease free, but it’s also … Read more

Aloe vera (Medicinal Aloe)

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera, also known as Medicinal Aloe, or Aloe Barbadensis Miller, is a popular succulent plant known for its soothing, healing properties. This versatile plant is not only attractive, but also easy to grow and maintain. In this comprehensive guide on Aloe vera care, I’ll provide you with detailed information on how to care for … Read more

Aloe polyphylla (Spiral Aloe)

Aloe polyphylla

Aloe polyphylla, commonly known as Spiral Aloe, is a unique succulent plant that is prized for its mesmerizing spiral leaf arrangement. Native to the Kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa, this plant thrives in cool, mountainous regions, making it a perfect addition to your home garden or indoor plant collection. In this comprehensive guide, I’ll … Read more

Aloe plicatilis (Fan Aloe)

Aloe plicatilis

Aloe plicatilis, commonly known as Fan Aloe, is a unique shrub-like succulent native to South Africa. This striking plant features fleshy, fan-shaped leaves and can grow up to 5 feet tall. It’s also deer resistant, making it an excellent choice for outdoor gardens in deer-populated areas. In this blog post, I’ll provide a comprehensive guide … Read more

Aloe perfoliata (Mitre Aloe)

Aloe Perfoliata

Aloe perfoliata, commonly known as Mitre Aloe or Aloe mitriformis, is a stunning and low-maintenance succulent native to South Africa. This eye-catching plant boasts dense rosettes of fleshy leaves that are lined with small white teeth. The leaves have a blue-green hue that turns reddish in full sun, adding a pop of color to your … Read more

Aloe aristata (Lace Aloe)

Aloe Aristata

Aloe aristata, also known as Lace Aloe or Aristaloe aristata is a charming succulent with intricate, guinea-fowl patterned leaves. As a slow-growing evergreen perennial, this dwarf-aloe makes a lovely addition to any indoor or outdoor garden and it’s an easy to care for succulent. In this post, I’ll provide detailed care instructions, propagation tips, fertilizing … Read more

Aloe nobilis (Golden Tooth Aloe)

Aloe Nobilis

Aloe nobilis, also known as Golden Tooth Aloe, is a popular succulent known for its attractive green leaves adorned with golden spines. This vigorous perennial plant is deer resistant and easy to care for, making it an excellent choice for both beginners and experienced gardeners. With proper care, Aloe nobilis will reward you with vibrant … Read more

Aloe juvenna (Tiger Tooth Aloe)

Aloe juvenna

Aloe juvenna, also known as Tiger Tooth Aloe, is a unique and eye-catching succulent that boasts spiked leaves and red blossoms. This low-maintenance plant is perfect for beginner and experienced gardeners alike. Let’s dive into how to care for, propagate, and maintain the health of your succulent Aloe juvenna. How to Care for Aloe juvenna … Read more

Aloe buhrii (Spotted Aloe)

Aloe Buhrii

Aloe buhrii, commonly known as Spotted Aloe or Buhr’s Aloe, is a striking succulent plant native to South Africa. Its unique spotted leaves and ease of care make it a favorite among houseplant enthusiasts. Let’s dive into how to care for this succulent, propagate, and maintain this exceptional plant. How to Care for Aloe buhrii … Read more

Aloe brevifolia (Short-leaved Aloe)

Aloe brevifolia

Aloe brevifolia, also known as Short-leaved aloe, is a rare and compact succulent plant that adds texture and visual interest to any garden or indoor space. It’s native to South Africa and features densely packed rosettes of blue-green leaves with white teeth along the margins. This post will guide you through the care, propagation, fertilization, … Read more

Aloe Hellskloof Bells

Aloe Hellskloof Bells

Aloe Hellskloof bells, a lesser-known but stunning succulent, is native to South Africa’s Hellskloof Pass. Its unique appearance, characterized by tall, slender stems topped with tubular coral-red flowers, makes it an eye-catching addition to any plant collection. This post provides detailed information on the care of this intriguing succulent. How to Care for Aloe Hellskloof … Read more

Aloe arborescens (Torch Aloe)

Aloe Arborescens

Aloe arborescens, also known as Torch Aloe, is a versatile succulent plant originating from Southern Africa. Its stunning red-orange flowers, unique medicinal properties, and easy-care requirements make it an exceptional choice for both indoor and outdoor gardens. How to Care for Aloe arborescens Light Requirements Aloe arborescens needs bright, indirect light. Position the plant near … Read more

Aloe Ferox (Cape Aloe)

Aloe Ferox

Aloe Ferox, commonly known as Cape Aloe, is a robust and striking succulent originating from South Africa. Famed for its large, spiky leaves and vibrant orange-red flowers, this succulent is both low-maintenance and visually appealing. This post will guide you through the essentials of Aloe Ferox care, propagation, fertilization, and common pest control. How to … Read more

Aloe rubroviolacea (Arabian Aloe)

Aloe rubroviolacea

Aloe rubroviolacea, also known as Arabian Aloe, is a captivating succulent native to the Arabian Peninsula. This plant showcases striking foliage with a unique red-violet hue, making it a stunning addition to any home or garden. In this post, I’ll delve into the essential succulent care and propagation techniques to help your Aloe rubroviolacea flourish. … Read more

Aloe Christmas Carol

Aloe Christmas Carol

Aloe Christmas Carol is a vibrant succulent known for its striking red-toothed edges and compact size. This easy-to-grow plant adds a festive touch to any collection. How to Care for Aloe Christmas Carol Lighting Requirements Aloe Christmas Carol thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. Place it near a south or west-facing window, but protect it from … Read more

Aloe Black Gem (Alworthia Black Gem)

Aloe Black Gem

The Aloe Black Gem, or Alworthia Black Gem, is a stunning hybrid succulent with dark, fleshy leaves and a compact growth habit. This versatile plant adds elegance to any space and is relatively easy to care for. How to Care for Aloe Black Gem Light Requirements Aloe Black Gem thrives in bright, indirect light. Place … Read more

Agave shawii (Coastal Agave)

Agave shawii

Agave shawii, also known as Coastal Agave or Shaw’s Agave, is a stunning monocarpic succulent native to the coastal regions of Southern California and Baja California, Mexico. Let’s dive into its care and propagation. How to Care for Agave shawii Light Requirements Agave shawii thrives in full sun, requiring a minimum of 6-8 hours of … Read more

Agave angustifolia (Caribbean Agave)

Agave angustifolia

The Agave angustifolia, also known as the Caribbean Agave, is a stunning succulent that’s low-maintenance and resilient. Let’s explore this succulent care requirements and propagation techniques. How to Care for Agave angustifolia Sun Exposure & Temperature Caribbean Agave thrives in full sun to light shade. It’s hardy in USDA zones 9-11 and can tolerate temperatures … Read more

Agave victoriae-reginae (Queen Victoria Agave)

Agave victoriae-reginae

The Agave victoriae-reginae, also known as Queen Victoria Agave, is a stunning succulent prized for its striking geometric pattern and compact size. Perfect for both indoor and outdoor settings, this low-maintenance succulent adds a touch of elegance to any space. How to Care for Agave victoriae-reginae Sunlight Agave victoriae-reginae thrives in full sun to partial … Read more

Agave parryi truncata (Artichoke Agave)

Agave parryi truncata

Agave parryi truncata, also known as Artichoke Agave, is a stunning blue-green succulent valued for its dramatic rosette shape and low-maintenance nature. In this post, I’ll share expert tips for care, propagation, and troubleshooting common issues. How to Care for Agave parryi truncata Sunlight This sun-loving plant thrives in full sun, requiring at least 6 … Read more

Agave macroacantha (Black-Spined Agave)

Agave macroacantha

Agave macroacantha, commonly known as Black-Spined Agave, is a stunning succulent with blue-gray leaves and striking black spines. It’s perfect for adding visual interest to gardens and container arrangements and it’s easy to care for. How to Care for Agave macroacantha Sun Exposure The Black-Spined Agave thrives in full sun to partial shade. Provide at … Read more

Agave Blue Glow

Agave Blue Glow

Agave Blue Glow is a captivating hybrid succulent, a result of crossing Agave attenuata and Agave ocahui. As a monocarpic plant, it blooms only once in its lifetime, focusing on producing mesmerizing blue-green leaves with contrasting red margins. This drought-tolerant gem is ideal for xeriscaping or adding a touch of sophistication to your garden or … Read more

Aeonium lindleyi

Aeonium lindleyi

Aeonium lindleyi is a monocarpic succulent plant native to the Canary Islands, belonging to the Crassulaceae family. This eye-catching plant is prized for its beautiful, symmetrical rosettes and unique color-changing foliage that can range from green to yellow and red, depending on the season and light exposure. It is a versatile and low-maintenance succulent, making … Read more

Aeonium Garnet (The Irish Eyes Plant)

Aeonium Garnet

Aeonium Garnet is a captivating hybrid succulent, sporting deep burgundy-red rosettes that create a striking visual impact. Resulting from a cross between Aeonium arboreum and Aeonium ‘Zwartkop’, this hybrid is cherished for its dramatic appearance, clumping growth habit, and adaptability to various garden or container arrangements. How to Care for Aeonium Garnet Sun Exposure and … Read more

Aeonium urbicum (Saucer Plant)

Aeonium urbicum

Aeonium urbicum, commonly known as the “Saucer Plant,” or “Salad Bowl,” is an eye-catching succulent native to the Canary Islands. This beautiful plant boasts fleshy, spoon-shaped leaves that form rosettes and can display a pinkish hue under direct sunlight. In this post, I’ll guide you through caring for, propagating, and maintaining a healthy Aeonium urbicum. … Read more

Aeonium canariense (Giant Velvet Rose)

Aeonium canariense

Aeonium canariense, also known as Giant Velvet Rose, a beautiful succulent native to the Canary Islands, adds a touch of exotic charm to any garden or indoor plant collection. Let’s dive into its care requirements, propagation methods, and tips for maintaining a healthy plant. How to Care for Aeonium canariense Sun Exposure & Temperature Aeonium … Read more

Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop (Black Rose)

Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop

Aeonium arboreum Zwartkop, also known as Black Rose, is a striking succulent with dark purple rosettes that appear almost black. This monocarpic plant dies after flowering but produces offsets to keep growing. How to Care for Aeonium arboreum Zwartkop Proper care ensures healthy growth and longevity. Let’s explore the key factors in Zwartkop’s maintenance. Light … Read more

Aeonium Sunburst

Aeonium Sunburst

Discover the vibrant and easy-to-grow Aeonium Sunburst, a stunning succulent with colorful rosettes that will brighten up any space. In this guide, I’ll share essential care tips, propagation methods, and advice on keeping your plant healthy, ensuring you enjoy its beauty for years to come. How to Grow and Care for Aeonium Sunburst Aeonium Sunburst … Read more

Aeonium Mardi Gras

Aeonium Mardi Gras

Aeonium Mardi Gras is a captivating succulent with eye-catching colors that add flair to any garden or indoor space. This easy-to-grow plant is perfect for both novice and experienced gardeners alike. In this post, I will guide you through the best practices for general care, where to plant, and how to propagate your Aeonium Mardi … Read more

Aeonium Kiwi

Aeonium Kiwi

Discover the vibrant Aeonium Kiwi, an eye-catching succulent that adds a pop of color to any collection. In this guide, learn essential care tips and propagation methods to keep your Kiwi thriving and multiplying. How to Care for the Aeonium Kiwi Aeonium Kiwi is a beautiful and easy-to-grow succulent known for its vibrant, tri-colored rosettes. … Read more

Graptoveria Opalina

Graptoveria Opalina

Graptoveria Opalina has pale blue-green leaves with pink edges that form a compact rosette. This Graptoveris succulent is a cross between Graptopetalum paraguayense and Echeveria colorata. The leaves have a waxy texture and a slightly translucent appearance, which gives them a delicate and ethereal quality. Grow and Care Guide Graptoveria Opalina is often grown for … Read more

Star Jasmine: Complete Growing and Care Guide

White Jasmine

Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides), also known as Star Jasmine or Confederate Jasmine, is a beautiful evergreen vine that produces perfumed, white flowers in the spring and summer. It is a popular choice for gardens and landscapes, as it adds a touch of elegance and charm to any setting. In this guide, you’ll learn everything you … Read more

Arabian Jasmine: Complete Growing and Care Guide

Arabian Jasmine

Arabian Jasmine, or Jasminum Sambac, is a sweet-scented flower native to Southeast Asia.  If you’re looking for a fragrant and beautiful plant to add to your garden, look no further than Arabian Jasmine. This popular flowering plant is known for its delicate white blooms and sweet, heady aroma. But if you’re new to gardening or … Read more

Bee Balm: Growing & Caring Guide

If the name doesn’t give it away, the Bee Balm plant is a member of the Lamiaceae family and is native to North America. Bee balm is known to attract pollinators to its beautifully colored flowers of purple pink, red, and white. This plant is available in most areas of North America and is relatively … Read more

Astilbe: Growing & Caring Guide


The Astilbe, a classical favourite plant with purple and pink feathery plumes, is a native of Asia and North America, tucked beneath the canopy of woods. Over 20 different types of Astilbe are found, sometimes referred to as False Goat’s Beard. Astilbe is a great companion of Hostas, and it’s commonly found in areas with … Read more

Aster: Growing & Caring Guide


Aster plants are perennial plants blooming with lovely colorful flowers. They grow in many regions and come in vibrant assorted colors. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced, this guide will tell you how to successfully plant, grow and care for your asters to add charm and color to your home or garden. These … Read more

Boysenberry Plant: Growing & Care Guide


Welcome to our comprehensive guide on growing and caring for boysenberry plants! As a delectable hybrid of raspberries and blackberries, boysenberries (Rubus ursinus x Rubus idaeus) are part of the rose family and share the common characteristics of brambles, such as thorns. Despite their prickly nature, these cane fruits are a delightful addition to any … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple

The Japanese is Maple native to Japan, where it has been widely cultivated for centuries. They were brought to Europe in the early 19th century and have continued to be bred into hundreds of beautiful cultivars.  Japanese maple trees are deciduous, perennial trees. They are attractive with bright foliage that changes color throughout the year. … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Peperomia


Peperomia are native to tropical regions. Most commonly, they are found natively in South America. In Brazil, these plants are sometimes considered a sign of good luck.  Peperomia are low-maintenance, perennial plants that come in a variety of patterns and colors. They prefer more humid environments and bright, indirect sunlight. But they are also tolerant … Read more

Dendrobium Orchid: Complete Growing & Care Guide

Dendrobium Orchid

Dendrobium orchid flowers are a great addition to your home. Their beautiful flowers bloom several times a year, making them attractive houseplants. These stunning orchids come in a wide range of colors and sizes, and they’re sure to brighten up any room with their vibrant blooms. With over 1,800 species of Dendrobium orchids found in the … Read more

Portulacaria Afra (Elephant Bush)

Portulacaria afra

The Portulacaira Afra, commonly called the Elephant Bush, is native to South Africa. It is also sometimes called porkbush, spekboom, or “mini jade” for its similarity to the jade plant. It is a popular succulent plant in gardens all over the world.  The Portulacaira Afra is a low-maintenance succulent that enjoys bright light and warm … Read more

How to Grown and Care for Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush

The Butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii) is a resilient, hardy plant that originated in China. They are sometimes called “summer lilacs” because of their long, flowered trusses that resemble lilac flowers. Butterfly bushes are easy to care for plants that come in many colors, like mauve, white, purple, and orange. Once established, they are drought resilient. … Read more

How to Grow and Care for the Arrowhead Plant

Arrowhead Plant

Arrowhead plants have grown in popularity over the past few years. They are attractive plants native to the tropical rainforests in Central and South America, where they thrive in natural humidity.  Arrowhead plants (Syngonium podophyllum) are generally easy to care for. They get their name from their arrowhead-shaped leaves, which most often come in various … Read more

Persian Shield: Complete Growing & Care Guide

persian shield

Persian Shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus) is a stunning tropical plant known for its iridescent purple color and silver foliage. Proper care and maintenance are vital for cultivating a healthy, thriving specimen in your home or garden. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the history, characteristics, and ideal growing conditions of the Persian Shield plant. We’ll … Read more

How To Grow and Care for Comfrey

comfrey plant

Comfrey, one of my favorite plants, is revered by gardeners for its soil-enhancing abilities and medicinal properties. When getting your comfrey plants established, they’ll need consistent watering; enough to keep the soil moist, but not soggy. Comfrey will do well in full to partial sun and can tolerate most soils and pH levels. Comfrey is … Read more

How to Grow Blackberries


The rubus species of flowering bramble bushes, better known as blackberries, are an aggregate fruit that have spawned over 375 species. Blackberries can be found growing wild in Europe, northwestern Africa, western and central Asia, South America, and North America. Each region has its own indigenous subspecies, and blackberries can be cultivated in sunny, temperate … Read more

Forsythia: The Complete Plant Care & Growing Guide


Forsythia, with its vibrant yellow flowers also called “golden bells” and attractive arching branches, is a herald of spring that adds a burst of color to gardens and landscapes. Native to Eastern Asia and Southeast Europe, this deciduous shrub from the Oleaceae family has become a favorite ornamental plant among gardeners for its low maintenance … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Hostas


Hostas are native to China, Japan, and Korea. They were brought to Europe in the 1700s and later to the Americas in the 1800s. Most often, they are planted outside. They are beautiful plants that serve as an excellent ground cover option for your garden or landscaping needs.  Hostas are resilient, low-maintenance plants that, once … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Marigold


The Marigold is a classic flower. Their beautiful yellow and orange blooms make them a cheerful addition to your garden. Their flowers sometimes look almost like daisies or carnations and they are stunning. They bloom impressive flowers each year. Aside from bringing a pop of beauty and color to your garden, they are easy to … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Sea Holly

sea holly

The Sea Holly (Eryngium), also known as the sea holly plant, is a beautiful perennial bloom. They have bright purple or blue flowers that are sure to liven up your garden through the summer and fall months. If you are hoping to add a sea holly to your garden, you may need to find a … Read more

How to Grow and Care for String of Dolphins

String of Dolphins

String of Dolphins (Senecio Peregrinus) is a rare and aesthetically pleasing succulent with plump leaves that resemble jumping dolphins. This plant has become trendy in recent years and is adored for its plump leaves and sweet spring blooms. It’s a hybrid of two succulents within the Asteraceae family – string of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) and … Read more

Graptoveria: How to Grow and Care for Graptoveria Succulents


Graptoveria is an intriguing succulent that many hobbyists consider their favorite. With its bright color rosettes, it’s an excellent choice for your collection.Graptoveris succulents feature olive-green leaves with small “star” tips in a wide variety of color choices. From peach-pink or oranges and yellows to blue-green, a Graptoveria succulent is relatively easy to maintain indoor … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Lemongrass


The lemongrass plant is a popular ornamental grass. You are likely familiar with the plant’s scent and use in the kitchen. It may seem like these plants would be difficult to grow and care for but as it turns out, the lemongrass plant is a rather low maintenance plant to care for. If you live … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Cosmos Flower

Cosmos Flower

The cosmos flower is an easy to care for plant that blooms annually. It has flowers that look like daisies that grow in bright, colorful shades. So, if you are new to the hobby of gardening and would like a fun, cheerful bloom, the cosmos flower is a great choice. These flowers are both beautiful … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Celosia


If you’re looking to add a splash of color to your garden with a low-maintenance plant, consider Celosia. Learn how to grow and care for this special plant to enjoy rewarding blooms from summer to fall!  Celosia will thrive in full sun and soil with good drainage. While they can tolerate mild drought conditions, they … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Gladiolus


Gladiolus has a narrow stem with blade-like leaves and tall, spectacular flower spikes producing 3-5 inch blooms. Though these exquisite flowers may seem daunting, they are quite easy to grow. Simply plant in the spring, and enjoy beautiful blooms in late summer. Gladioli grow and bloom best in full sun, but they will also thrive … Read more

Pineapple Plant: Growing & Caring Guide

Pineapple Plant

Pineapple plant, also known by its scientific name Ananas, is a member of the Bromeliad family and can produce delicious fruit in your own home or garden. In this guide, I’ll be sharing my research and my advice to help you grow thriving pineapple plants and enjoy their delightful fruits. Growing your own pineapple plants … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Gasteria


If you’re looking for an easy-to-care-for houseplant, then a Gasteria is perfect for you! Gasteria is a hardy succulent that can thrive in low light and grow almost anywhere. It originates from the Cape area in South Africa, and it has flowers that form a stomach shape. It’s ideal for people who love gardening without … Read more

Forget-Me-Not: Growing, Care Guide and Symbolism

Forget Me Not

Forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica) is a charming, easy-to-grow perennial flower that add a touch of beauty to various garden landscapes. Often found in woodland gardens, cottage gardens, rock gardens, and even as potted plants on patios, these delicate flowers are known for their pleasant appearance and low-maintenance nature. Adaptable to cool weather and moist soil conditions, … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Sedum (Stonecrop)


If you live where it is sunny and like a garden full of low maintenance plants the sedum is for you. It is a succulent that comes in a wide range of heights, stunning colors, and forms. They have waxy fleshy leaves and flowers that bloom in late summer through fall. Plus, the pollinators love … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Crocosmia


If you are a fan of bright and exotic-looking flowers, the Crocosmia is for you. These plants grow tall flowers that resemble swords. They may look difficult to maintain, but these beautiful perennial flowers are easy to care for. Crocosmias are a bright and fun way to add color to your crop of yearly blooms. … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Gazania


Gazanias (Gazania rigens), also referred to as Treasure Flowers or African Daisies, are a member of the daisy family (Asteraceae). They are often listed in catalogs or on plant markers as annuals but are actually what one would call a ‘tender’ perennial. In the warmest climates like in southern Africa where they originate, gazanias will … Read more

Osteospermum: How to Grow and Care for African Daisy


Osteospermum, commonly known as African daisies or daisybushes, is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower/daisy family Asteraceae. These vibrant and hardy plants originate from Southern and Eastern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, where they have adapted to thrive in heat and full sunlight. With their attractive, daisy-like blooms, these flowers have become a … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Passiflora Caerulea

passiflora caerulea

The Passiflora caerulea is an interesting-looking flower native to North and South America. The vigorous climbing vines have large white flowers with blue rings around them, dark green foliage, and tendrils. In late summer and fall, they also have large egg-shaped deep orange edible fruit. The foliage consists of dark rich green glossy leaves and … Read more

Campanula: Growing and Caring Tips


Campanula flowers are delightful purple flowers. One look at their cheery nodding heads relays a happy disposition to the eyes of the beholder. They are every gardener’s favorite! Growing Campanula flowers can be challenging. You have to maintain the soil, by making sure it is always well drained, and maintain its water intake by providing … Read more

Jasminum Polyanthum (Pink Jasmine): Complete Growing & Caring Tips

Jasminum Polyanthum Pink Jasmine

Jasminum Polyanthum also known as Pink Jasmine or Chinese Jasmine, is commonly grown indoors as a housplant. Jasmine plants are known for their sweet fragrance and delicate blooms, making them a popular choice for home gardeners and indoor plant enthusiasts. In this comprehensive guide, we will provide you with all the information you need to … Read more

Echeveria Elegans: Grow & Care Guide

Echeveria elegans Mexican Snoball

Echeveria elegans is a friendly, easy-growing succulent. Once you become familiar with its characteristics, you’ll want to collect more and more! Sometimes referred to as “Mexican Snowballs,” Echeveria elegans need a low level of care. They are easily propagated, adding fascinating beauty and texture to any sunny outdoor garden or indoor plant display. But just because … Read more