Handy Self-Watering Planters Will Help Keep Your Plants Alive

Although it seems so straightforward, watering your houseplants can be a surprisingly tricky chore. For a lot of people, the issue isn’t remembering to fill up the watering can once or twice a week—it’s figuring out how much water your plants really need. Enter self-watering planters. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Alert: Instagram's Favorite "It" Plant Is Back at Costco

Great news, plant parents: the Instagram favorite fiddle leaf fig tree appears to be back in stock at select Costco locations across the country. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Feathery Asparagus Ferns Are Actually Fairly Indestructible

It’s always good to find plants that tolerate low light and won’t wither up in dry, indoor air. Get to know asparagus ferns, one of the hardiest houseplants around. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

These Are the Best Plants to Take to the Office

You probably don’t have time to fuss over your plants at work, but at the same time, it’s so lovely to have something alive, organic and REAL beside you while you crunch numbers, plan projects, or soothe clients over the phone. Fear not the fluorescent lighting, your dark cubicle, artificial temps, or having only one wee spot to stick something small. Because these plants won’t just survive in your office, they’ll thrive. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Have You Met the OTHER Monstera?

By now you’re probably well acquainted with Monstera deliciosa, seen above— that gigantic, sculptural houseplant straight out of Mad Men that currently appears in roughly 75 percent of all design bloggers’ Instagram posts. It’s adored equally for being easy to grow and looking good next to a mid-century sofa. But have you met its cousin, Monstera adansonii? Because we’d really like to introduce you. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Great Planters You Won't Believe Came from the Dollar Store

While it’s fun to shop for planters on Etsy and West Elm (there are sooooo many good ones out there), those suckers can really add up, especially if you’ve got an entire jungle growing in your living room. Here’s an idea: Supplement your pricier buys with cheaper items from dollar stores, which are chock full of items that can be transformed into nontraditional, but great-looking, homes for your plant friends. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

"Proplifters" Are Getting Plants for Free from Big Box Stores

“Proplifting”—picking up fallen succulent leaves off the floors at big box stores and taking them home to propagate—is the hot new thing in the plant world, to the point that there’s a subreddit devoted to it. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Insecticidal Soap Is Our Favorite Solution to Common Plant Pests

Have you ever peeled back the leaves on a bunch of homegrown kale to discover hundreds of scaly little bugs? Those are aphids and the sight of them will make you throw away your kale and order pizza instead. And anyone who’s had a houseplant infested with spider mites will have been tempted to chuck said plant, pot and all, straight out the window. The damage they cause can eventually kill the plant, and the mites spread quickly. If you have one houseplant that has mites, it’s only a matter of time before all of your plants have mites. But Read More

Steal This Decorating Idea From Your Grandparents' Living Room

Raise a hand if your grandparents’ home involved loads of dried flowers on every surface. Does thinking about it make you shudder? Before you totally repress the memory, know that this decorating idea was good for a reason, and here’s why you should give it a second look. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

6 Fascinating Plants That Will Perk Up Your Lifeless Room

So, you’re thinking about doing some redecorating. And, in addition to switching up your wall art and accent pillows, maybe you want to introduce some new greenery into your life. There are literally hundreds of houseplants to choose from, so where do you start? First let’s rule out the usual suspects: Everyone and their mother has a spider plant or a peace lily. Lovely as they may be, they’re probably not the showstoppers you’re looking for. For something dramatic and just a little bit out of the ordinary, check out these six sculptural beauties. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico