The Benefits of Indoor Plants
Steve shares the happy effects of indoor plants – clean air, good mood, better work!
Bree’s Favorite Houseplants for December
Bree Lake introduces you to some of her favorite winter houseplants that are sure to brighten up your home over the holiday season.
How To Plant A Succulent
Our Greenhouse Manager Michelle Catnick teaches you how to plant succulents with the right-sized pot, cactus soil, and depth.
Easy Care Indoor Plants
Bree Lake shows you five easy-care indoor plants that thrive in the home or office. Add some green to your indoor spaces!
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INdoor Plants Articles
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Indoor Plant Care Tips
- Monitor houseplants for insect problems that often occur when plants become stressed due to insufficient light, overheated rooms or improper watering and fertilizing techniques. Isolate new houseplants or gift plants before adding to your existing plants. Pests to look for include spider mites, scale, mealybugs, whitefly and fungus gnats. Moana recommends Bonide Insecticidal Soap and Bonide Systemic Houseplant Insect Control (not for indoor citrus) for most insects. Use Bonide All Seasons Horticultural & Dormant Oil to control spider mites on indoor citrus. Moana recommends Summit Mosquito Bits for control of fungus gnats.
- Most houseplants require less water and much less, if any, fertilizer, because they slow their growth during their semi-dormant winter period.
- Wipe dust off houseplants regularly; clean plants are healthier and less susceptible to disease and pest infestations. Moana recommends Schulz Plant Shine; use according to directions.