Indoor plants San Francisco

Indoor plants San Francisco

Some years ago, my friend Barry gave me a large jade ( Crassula ovata ), an extra that had become crowded in with another in the pot they shared. Through the years since, I had been caring for this large-trunked succulent much like I do many of my other tender(ish) succulents. They spend winter in the south-facing bay window in my office (you can see the jade in the top photo of this post) and are gradually hauled outside in the late spring/early summer once all danger of frost …

Indoor Bamboo plants in Pots

Indoor Bamboo plants in Pots

Food and Water In containers, bamboo is your prisoner - have some humanity. Spring is when the fast growing, new shoots of Running Bamboo emerge. Summer is shooting time for Clumping Bamboo. Bamboo is a grass, so use a slow release fertilizer for foliage plants. Osmocote Plus is good, the plus stands for trace elements, these help a lot. Look, we know organic is best. Do it your way. Just do it Georgia do it! Spring and summer, feed a small amount each month, rather than a …

Indoor plants Vancouver Washington

Indoor plants Vancouver Washington

What an exhausting, but fun and productive summer it s been so far! As of Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013, I m 31 years old and this next generation gardener has been busy busy busy! Last weekend, I had the fortune of getting a last minute registration for the Hardy Plant Study Weekend up in Vancouver, B.C. It sold out quickly and it didn t even occur to me until a colleague asked if I was staying in the dormitories at UBC (University of British Columbia). Lucky for me, I have family …

Dracena indoor plant care

Dracena indoor plant care

Dracaena marginata Dracaena marginata is a very durable, easy to care for plant that will slowly grow to a multi stemmed, 10 feet tall shrub. It has a flexible, snake-like trunk that will eventually branch with age, or can be forced to branch by cutting the stem tip. The Madagascar Dragon Tree has narrow, dark green, arching leaves that are edged in deep red. Many hybrids have been introduced that have other colors of foliage, as well. In most areas the Dragon Tree is grown as …

Good indoor plants for bathroom

Good indoor plants for bathroom

By Heather Rhoades Putting plants in your bathroom is not only possible, but is also an excellent way to dress up your bathroom. Bathrooms are oftentimes the perfect environment for tropical houseplants. Their typically low light and high humidity are ideal for many houseplants. Let’s look at plants for your bathroom, even plants for a bathroom with no window. Light The best bathroom plants have low light requirements. Many bathrooms have small or no windows. While low light plants …

Indoor Plants of Patrick Street

Indoor Plants of Patrick Street

The Shamrock is a common gift plant for St. Patrick s Day, whether you re Irish or not. Officially, the shamrock is a yellow-flowered clover or trefoil (Trifolium dubium), the national emblem of Ireland. But these clovers are difficult to grow indoors, so nurseries and florists often substitute the common three-leafed Oxalis as a potted remembrance of Ireland s patron Saint on March 17. These little pots of green are a fine tribute to St. Patrick and can be kept as a houseplant …

Yucca plants Indoors

Yucca plants Indoors

Yucca is a group of trees and shrubs that are members of the agave family. It is an evergreen plant which does not annually shed its leaves. The long, narrow and pointed leaves grow in a cluster along the stem. From the center of this leaf cluster grows a cluster of bell shaped flowers. The edges of the leaves tend to be razor sharp, and the flowers are whitish-green, white or cream colored. In the evening some yucca blossoms open and emit a strong fragrance. Yuccas come from …

Indoor Plants Columbus Ohio

Indoor Plants Columbus Ohio

Geri & Norfolk Island Pine ‘Your home-Alive and Beautiful-Inside and Out’ Purify the air in your home You want your home environment to feel alive and organic. Plants in the home help purify the air that you breathe. Toxins in the air are filtered by interior plants and these plants produce an enriched level of oxygen in enclosed spaces. to check out research done by NASA. Make your home more livable You are bringing the outdoors “in”-in a clean and healthy way. Plants …

Indoor plants Environmental benefits

Indoor plants Environmental benefits

Most of the things that we enjoy today, most that we interact with are more or less totally artificial. It is the way we have come to live in our never ending evolution for the ‘perfect’ world. So in light of this, have we totally broken bonds with the natural world, with nature’s elements? The mediums through which people still connect with the green side can be very complex arrangements but most of the time it’s something as simple as a house plant. Since the times that we lived …

Indoor plants yellowing leaves

Indoor plants yellowing leaves

I do not seem to have a good handle on watering my indoor plants. I water all of them about once a week. Some pots have mold growing on top of the soil. Other plants are developing yellow leaves. Could you give me some pointers on proper watering? Mold growing on top of the soil is usually an indication of too frequent watering. Yellow leaves can also be caused by over watering. However, inadequate fertilization is another possible cause. Many factors affect the frequency of watering …