Author: Al Pertuit

Growing Begonias Indoors

Begonias (Begonia species) belong to a huge family that includes over 1000 species worldwide. Except for the hardy begonia, which will survive winters in South Carolina, begonias don’t tolerate cold...

Begonia

For beautiful foliage and a constant display of color throughout the season, grow begonias. Height/Spread While most begonias will be between 8 inches and 2 feet tall, growth habits will vary widely...

Bromeliads

The bromeliad family is large and varied. Its two best-known members, pineapples and Spanish moss, give an idea of the diversity of this group of plants. Most bromeliads are easy to grow either...

Herbs

Most herbs are easy to grow. Many are drought-tolerant, do not need very fertile soil, and are naturally resistant to insects and diseases. The word herb has many definitions, but practically...

Easter Lily

The white trumpet-shaped flowers of the Easter lily (Lilium longiflorum) have become the traditional time-honored symbol of beauty, hope, and life during the Easter season. Potted flowering Easter...

Weeping Ficus

Weeping ficus or fig (Ficus benjamina) is popular as houseplants, in offices and interior landscaping. They have an elegant form and dense, glossy dark foliage. Slender branches arch gracefully from...

Forcing Bulbs Indoors

Making a plant flower at a predetermined time or under artificially imposed conditions is called forcing. Hardy bulbs are particularly suited for forcing indoors and offer a succession of color...

Philodendron

Philodendrons are among the most common and easy-to-grow houseplants. Many tolerate low light and neglect. If well treated, they will be beautiful and dependable for many years. Height/Spread The...

Indoor Palms

Palms give a wonderful tropical feeling to the indoor garden. They are bold houseplants that command attention. Height/Spread Palms suited to indoor cultivation are slow-growing while young or have...

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