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Houseplants

Guide to Poisonous and Nontoxic Houseplants

Houseplants can improve air quality and bring a little bit of nature indoors. However, if you have children or pets, it’s important to be careful when choosing houseplants, since some varieties can be poisonous. Read on to find out which houseplants are poisonous and which are not.

How To Grow Begonias Indoors During the Winter

Robert asks, “I have some beautiful wax and angel type begonias in pots. Can I bring them inside for the winter? How do I care for them?”

Many types of begonias can be grown inside during the winter. Read on for some tips on how to care for them.

How to Force Spring Bulbs to Bloom Inside During Winter

One of the best ways to bring some color to the gray winter months is by forcing spring bulbs to bloom indoors. For most bulbs, the process begins in the fall, where they spend an “artificial winter” in your refrigerator. Read on to find out how to force your own potted spring bulbs to bloom indoors.

Water Storing Crystals from Miracle-Gro Retain Plant Moisture

Potted plants on porches, patios, and decks can dry out quickly during the summer. When mixed into the soil of potted plants, Scotts Miracle-Gro Water Storing Crystals expand to store many times their weight in water, preventing potted plants from drying out as quickly. Watch this video to find out more.

How to Grow Pineapples as Houseplants

Who says you can’t have a taste of the tropics in your own living room? Pineapples are easy to grow as houseplants, and you can start one with a pineapple crown from your own kitchen. Read on to find out how to root and grow pineapples indoors in your home.

Do Houseplants Release or Remove VOCs in the Air?

Grace asks, “I’ve read how houseplants remove air pollution, but I’ve also read where some plants actually release VOCs into the air. Which is true?”

While a recent study found plants released some VOCs, it doesn’t mean we should throw away our houseplants! Read on for more.

How to Grow Bromeliad Houseplants

While bromeliads have a reputation as being hard to grow, many types are actually quite easy to keep as houseplants. They’re low maintenance, adaptable to temperature and humidity shifts, and the blooms last a long time. Read on to find out how to grow bromeliad houseplants in your home.

Tips for Planting in Pots and Containers

Watch this video to find out how to keep soil from filtering out through the drainage holes in the bottom of pots, and the proper planting technique to use when planting in pots or other containers.