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How To Grow And Care For The Persian Shield Plant

The Persian Shield Plant is quickly catching everyone’s eye this spring with its beautiful, exotic looking narrow, lance-shaped quilted leaves. The marbled rich purple leaves have iridescent blue markings with a deep wine red underside. The Persian Shield plant was a favorite in Victorian times and appears to be well on its way to becoming …

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Celebrate Halloween With Night Blooming Plants

Night blooming plants are a great way to add that extra spooky touch to your Halloween festivities. The flowers will last from one evening to the next morning and appear to glow in the dark, which makes them perfect for Halloween decorations. Night blooming plants are beautiful, but some of them have an interesting secret. …

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Tropical Plants In Cold Climates: Overwinter Tropical Plants Or Start Over Each Year From Seed

When you grow tropical plants in cold climates you have to decide if you want to overwinter them or let them die and start over again come spring. Many tropical plants bloom the first year when grown from seed while others have bulbs or tubers that are easy to overwinter or buy each spring. Tropical …

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How To Choose The Right House Plants For Indoor Gardening

Some plants need more care than others and are best left to an expert gardener as opposed to a novice one. If you fall into the latter category of gardeners it is best to choose indoor gardening house plants that are easy to care for, are hardy, and have a low maintenance schedule.

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How To Grow Enormous Tropical Bulbs In Containers

If growing tropical bulbs in containers outdoors in the summer is a bit of a challenge to you, you are not alone. While the growing conditions for tropical bulbs or even forcing bulbs indoors require one set of rules, the growing conditions outdoors require yet another set of rules. Everything from water to soil to …

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Expert Advice On How To Grow Oleanders

Learn how to grow Oleanders indoors or out, depending on your climate. Oleanders, a member of the Apocynaceae family, are one of the prettier tropical evergreen shrubs that can easily be grown indoors in containers. In its natural habitat it can reach up to twenty feet in height, but most Oleanders are kept trimmed to …

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Expert Advice On How To Grow Beautiful Allamandas

Allamandas are tropical beauties that are native to South America, and come in different shades of yellow, although you will find some in shades of purple, chocolate and white. Allamanda Neriifolia, produces clusters of flowers, while Allamanda Cathartica produces single blooms that may reach up to five inches across.

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