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Asparagus Fern is a Great Greenhouse Plant

Scientific Name: Asparagus densiflorus Other Names: Emerald feather Light Needs: High, indirect light. Best Temperature: Does best in average to cool …

Solutions to Semi-Hydroponics Problems with Orchid Culture

I’ve never stated that semi-hydroponics is the “be all, end all” of orchid culture, or even “the best” way to grow them, but I am thoroughly …

Home Remedies from Pest Control to Leaf Shine for Houseplants

A lot of folks are big believers in trying to be as “organic” as possible when controlling ailments in their plant collections, or just trying to spruce …

Hibiscus is a Great Greenhouse Plant

Plant Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Common Names: Hibiscus, China Rose Light Needs: High light Best Temperatures: Warm conditions between 60-70ºF (16-21ºC) …

Brassaia actinophylla or Umbrella Tree is a Great Greenhouse Plant

Common Names:  Schefflera, Umbrella tree Light Requirements: High light and will tolerate some direct sun. Best Temperatures: Average to warm conditions. …

DIY Tray Drains for Orchids and Houseplants

If you grow orchids or other houseplants at home, you have probably found the advantages of using standard horticultural trays for organizing your plants or …

10 Easy Ways to Incorporate Plants In Your Home

There are many benefits to decorating with plants and literally greening the home. Besides adding warmth and color to your home’s aesthetics, another …

Plant Labels Every Grower Should Know

There are several types of plant labels every backyard gardener and/or greenhouse grower should know. Stick Plant Labels These look like ice cream sticks that …

Ponytail Palm is a Great Greenhouse Plant

Proper Name: Nolina recurvate Common Names: Ponytail palm, Elephant foot palm Light Needs: High Light Best Temperatures: Average room temperature and a …

Araucaria heterophylla or Norfolk Island Pine is a Great Greenhouse Plant

Common Name:  Norfolk Island pine Light Needs:  High light with full sun is best, but they can tolerate a less than full sun environment. Best Temperatures: …