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What Happens to Plants Without Sunlight? (What to Watch For)

Even people with no real knowledge about biology or botany know that plants need sunlight to survive. Some even have a rudimentary grasp of photosynthesis. But let’s face it, most people don’t really know how plants work and what will happen to them if they had to go without sunlight. The short answer: When plants aren’t exposed to enough light …

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Plants That Thrive in Artificial Light (And the Best Type to Use)

For people who enjoy indoor gardening, having enough light for all your houseplants is probably the biggest challenge. Even those with an abundance of windows and natural light often have to resort to lamps or other types of artificial light. It’s just part of the houseplant game. But there is a lot more to managing artificial light for your plants …

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24 Useful Tools and Supplies Needed for Indoor Gardening

As with every task, there’s tools for the job. Some are essential, while others simply serve the purpose of making life a bit easier (that’s always a plus!). The tools you’ll need for indoor gardening will vary depending on the types of plants you’re growing. Some may need soil, others just a misting of water. Others you could be growing …

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Must-Know Benefits of Companion Planting

When gardening, we can use all the help we can get. There is more to a successful garden than just following the instructions on the back of the seed pack. Each plant is not an island, and you can boost your productivity by combining a mix of plants that compliment each other. Gardeners have learned a lot of nuances about …

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Your Complete Guide to Growing Air Plants: From Bloom to Pup to Propagation

Air plants are a unique breed and super handy for anyone who finds they have a real knack for killing plants. These hardy things survive a range of conditions. As the name suggests, they need air, but they’ll need a bit more than that to flourish, bloom and produce pups (little baby plants). Consider this your absolute reference guide for …

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5 Beautiful Flowers to Grow Indoors During the Cold Winter Months

Green foliage is lovely all year long, but the cold months of winter can really be perked up with a few colorful flowers among your houseplants. Even when kept inside, the lower daylight levels can trigger dormant periods in a lot of plants. That usually means no flowers to enjoy. But there are some species that just like to bloom …

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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 or sick kitties. Next is …

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5 Amazing Indoor Plants That Are Good for Your Health

Nature in all its forms is beneficial to our health, and having houseplants in your living spaces is one way to bring that closer to home. There are many different ways that indoor plants are good for your health, and some can have a bigger impact than others. More on the Health Benefits of Indoor Plants What kind of health …