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Streptocarpus

A close relation to African violets, streptocarpus deserves a closer look. Read about this favorite houseplant of our annuals buyer, Marian Parsely.
Ficus Benjamina

The Finicky Ficus

Just about everyone that has ever purchased a Ficus Benjamina tree (commonly known as the weeping fig), has had to drag out the vacuum, broom, or even a rake to clean up those leaves that have dropped. All too often the concerned plant owner tries to water more, or water less, re-pot it, feed it, move it into more light, or move it into less light. Simply put, the plant just gets confused, and so do we.
Bromeliad-flower

Bromeliads – An Exotic Look Indoors

Bromeliads are easy-to-grow indoor plants. They are greatly adaptable to air-conditioned surroundings and less-than-ideal light levels, and tolerant of the neglect imposed on them by the hectic pace of modern living. Bromeliads (Bro-meel-ee-ads) are members of a large family of…

African Violet

Beyond the African Violet

Beyond the African Violet: Meet the Family Some of the most beautiful and easily grown plants for the home are members of the Gesneriad (pronounced either “jez-NARE-ee-ad or “guess-NARE-ee-ad) family, or Gesneriaceae in botanical Latin. The family, named for the…

Crotons

Containing Your Enthusiasm

Spectacular outdoor containers overflowing with a variety of plants are one of the hottest trends in gardening today. Creating extraordinary plant combinations in the home using indoor plants has never been easier. In fact, plants like to be grouped together…

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