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7 Effective Ways to Keep Cats out of Indoor Plants

Having a green thumb will only get you so far with houseplants if you have one (or more) cats in the house determined to make trouble. There are potentially a few different problems you can have with cats and plants. The first is that some cats like to chew on leaves, leading to damaged plants …

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How to Save a Dying Plant from These 5 Diseases

Often times, what you think is a dying plant, impossible to revive, is actually just a plant that’s showing signs of distress. No doubt, it’s worrying. It’s also natural. They’re great a pretending, yet all they’re trying to do is tell you they’re in dire need of TLC. Spot the symptoms early enough, intervene and …

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Growing Plants Indoors with Artificial Lights: All You Need to Know

Just like SAD lamps get rid of the blues for those with seasonal affective disorder, indoor grow lights have an even better effect on house plants. Plants are alive and to keep them that way, they need light (not necessarily sunlight). While we need Vitamin D from natural sunlight, plants don’t. That means you can …

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29 Plants That Grow in Water Only (Without a Hydroponic System)

Don’t like getting dirt under your finger nails, or pesky plant bugs that annoy you (see my simple solutions for this) – and kill your plants? Worry-free houseplants not only exist; they’re super easy to take care of! Take your pick from the following: 10 herbs you can grow and use in your kitchen (and …

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7 Incredible Indoor Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes can be a terrible nuisance when you’re outside during the summer, but they are even worse once they find their way indoors. Before you grab a can of chemical bug spray, you can take a stand against mosquitoes with a few well-chosen houseplants. There are several indoor plants that repel mosquitoes, and many are …

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10 Foolproof Ways to Get Rid of Bugs on Indoor Plants: One List to Kill ‘em All

It’s natural to bond with your plants. They are living after all. You feed them, prune them, nourish them, and bathe them on occasion. No wonder you fall in love with them. You only realize how much when gnats, mites, mealybugs, whitefly, and any number of multi-legged and dual-winged creatures invade them, putting plant life …

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Simple Ways to Pollinate Indoor Plants

One of the biggest drawbacks to growing plants indoors is the lack of access to natural pollinators, like insects, birds or even the wind. For many houseplants, it won’t make much difference, but certain plants are going to need pollination in order to produce fruit or seeds. Here’s how to handle it. Why Pollinate? Before …

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