Plants that Thrive indoors

Plants that Thrive indoors

Indoor farms need light—and a lot of it—to grow crops, but that energy adds up big time in terms of cost and environmental impact. A Pinkhouse is a new type of indoor farm that grows crops using pink-colored light. Rather than bathing plants with white light (which has all the colors of the spectrum), a Pinkhouse uses a mix of red and blue light. By not using all the other colors, indoor vertical farms can cut down on their power bill with low-energy LED lights that emit just …

Norfolk Pine indoor plant

Norfolk Pine indoor plant

Araucaria heterophylla Norfolk Island Pines are native to Norfolk Island That s somewhere between New Caledonia and Australia in the South Pacific. They may reach a height of 80 feet in their natural habitat, but they will maintain a reasonable size when grown in a container in your home. Growing Requirements for Norfolk Pines The beauty and symmetry of the plant, as well as the soft flowing texture of the foliage will make you want to decorate it, and use it for your living Christmas …

Indoor plants for Narrow spaces

Indoor plants for Narrow spaces

Selecting plants for small spaces can be one the trickiest things about designing an interior green space. Often times we find a corner that nothing will fit in and figure, “Well, I will just put a plant there”. Here are a couple of narrow, low light plants that will allow you to ditch that faux ficus you’ve had since Prince was the artist formerly known as. Kentia Palm (Howea forsteriana) If you are trying to emulate Paris 1920 the Kentia palm is the way to go. It has the look …

Plants for low light Indoor

Plants for low light Indoor

Member Message shirleycat 8 Apr/30/2009 2:09 PM PST I m trying to find house plants that will do okay with (1) me and my brown thumb, and (2) in a room that gets very little sunlight. I thought a cactus might fill the bill. I prefer a type that won t get really big; however, I don t know much about cacti, so any suggestions for any kind, any size, are welcome. Also, must not be toxic to cats. Thanks, Shirley RiverRock 609 Apr/30/2009 7:38 PM PST Most catci and succuletns need …

Indoor shade Loving plants

Indoor shade Loving plants

You bring a plant home from the nursery, lovingly replant it, place it in a sunny spot, and water it, but a week later, it dies. Sound like you? Or maybe you have a green thumb, but you don’t want plants that require a lot of time and effort. These easy to care for plants for both indoors and outdoors will help you green up your house or garden without too much effort. Indoor Plants Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum) Spider plants are among the easiest house plants to grow. They …

Indoor Plants with Low Light

Indoor Plants with Low Light

Hearty Little Things | Robust indoor plants for low-light It’s clear that I have not followed my intentions of blogging more. There’s always the dilemma between writing something of value to readers or writing like I would in a diary. I was never very good at either, especially the latter, but I think you will find this post most useful! As mentioned in a previous blog, I have started a new job at BC’s largest biotech company, hurrah! I have been chasing this company for a while …

Taking Care of Indoor Plants

Taking Care of Indoor Plants

With the holiday season approaching, one will undoubtedly experience an increase in stress. There is good news, though. Something as simple as an indoor plant can reduce this stress. Research has proven that simply being able to look at greenery will bring down stress levels… so really you can have them year round. So, if you know a stressed out friend or are simply feeling the pressures of life yourself, buy them or yourself a beautiful plant! It will surely help you. Read more …

Indoor plants Umbrella tree

Indoor plants Umbrella tree

$49.96 $46.98 Variegated Schefflera arboricola or Umbrella tree in stock Variegated Schefflera arboricola Umbrella tree With a maximum height of four feet, Dwarf Schefflera (Schefflera arboricola) plants are popular for their small footprint, convenient small size and ease of care. For Schefflera plants, the ideal environment is warm and evenly moist with bright, indirect light making Schefflera the perfect plant for livening up the house, office or garden. Variegated Dwarf Schefflera …

Indoor plants grow in water

Indoor plants grow in water

Cold weather bids us to take our gardening indoors lest we freeze our plump, pink cheeks. But as anyone who’s ever received a houseplant will attest, the first question that usually comes to mind isn’t, “How do I grow it?” Instead, it’s, “What do I do with this dang thing?” Well, glorioski, finally there’s a book that shows dozens of easy, affordable, and stylish ways to display houseplants in your home — Indoor Plant Decor. Indoor Plant Decor — The Design Stylebook for Houseplants …

Indoor Plants Oxygen Producing

Indoor Plants Oxygen Producing

Talk of things auspicious, this plant is one of them, so one of its common name is Chinese money tree. Another common name is fortune plant and corn plant because it resembles corn leaves. It has a reputation of being auspicious and the owner being fortunate when this flowers, maybe because it takes time before it does. A lot of bees and insects love nectaring in the so many flowers per panicle, in a long spike full of many panicles. Green fruits become red-orange when ripe and …