African Violets

A small plant which may bloom at any time. These beauties will grow well under fluorescent light, and like bright, indirect sunlight. Cut off the flowers after the bloom dies and provide good ventilation. Don't overwater, just keep the soil evenly moist at all times. Feed monthly during the spring through the fall with a nitrogen-free fertilizer.
Areca Palms

Great indoor plants that thrive in bright indirect sunlight, and may be placed outdoors for the summer in an area of filtered light. Ensure that the plant has good drainage and keep it away from drafts. Never let the plant sit in water. Mist the fronds occasionally with warm water and feed monthly.

Azalea

These plants produce beautiful blooms February through May. They require specific care, such as good rich potting soil and full sunlight. Azaleas should be fed every two weeks during the growing season. Remove all dead flowers and keep the soil on the wet side. Depending on the climate, they may be planted outside for perennial enjoyment.


Boston Fern

The ideal hanging basket plant. It requires a little extra care in that it likes good, rich potting soil and should be misted frequently with warm water. Boston ferns grow well in bright indirect sunlight. Keep the soil barely moist and feed weekly.

Bromeliad

Beautiful, exotic plants requiring some extra care and attention. Bromeliads grow best indoors in bright indirect sunlight. Use good rich potting soil, keep the soil evenly moist and feed about every eight months. Bromeliads bloom April through June.
China Doll

They enjoy bright, indirect sunlight and average room temperatures. Keep the soil evenly moist year round and feed every 2 weeks spring through fall with 10-10-10 liquid fertilizer diluted by half.

Croton

These plants require full sunlight and should be pinched back occasionally for good shape. Croton plants are poisonous and should not be kept around children. Keep the soil barely moist and feed every two weeks when young. Fertilize weekly after maturity.

Cyclamen

Cyclamen have beautiful dark green foliage with unique "upside down" blooms that flower December through May. They are dormant for the summer and should be repotted in late summer and kept cool. Stop watering in late spring and resume watering in late summer. Feed every two weeks while in growth. Bright indirect sunlight and evenly moist soil is best. Cyclamen are poisonous and should not be kept around children.

Dish Garden

A relatively easy container to care for that requires medium light and about a cup of water per week for a 6-inch container. Check the soil for coolness and dampness and if it is dry, pour a cup of water over it, let it sit for a few minutes, and then tip it to one side so any excess can drain. Do not fertilize as this will make the plants grow too quickly. Eventually, the plants may need to be divided and they can be separated into individual pots or kept together in a larger container.

Dracena (Corn Plant)

Easy to grow indoors in bright indirect sunlight. Good general purpose potting soil is fine and should be kept evenly moist. Leaf tips may turn brown if the plant is under-watered. Feed every two weeks.

Gardenia

A wonderfully fragrant blooming plant, but they generally require a little extra care and attention. Gardenias grow best inside the house with bright indirect sunlight. The plant requires good rich potting soil, kept evenly moist at all times. Mist the plant frequently with warm water, feed every two weeks and prune in early spring. Gardenias flower June through August. Depending on the climate, they may be planted outside for perennial enjoyment.

Hydrangea

Gorgeous blooming shrubs with showy color June through December. They require full sunlight and good, rich potting soil kept evenly moist. Prune the plant way back in early spring and feed every two weeks during growth with fertilizer suitable for acid loving plants. Depending on the climate, they may be planted outside for perennial enjoyment.

Ivy

Easy care leafy green plants perfect for hanging baskets. Ivy grows well in bright indirect sunlight. Keep the soil evenly moist, mist occasionally with warm water and feed every two weeks during growth periods.

Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe grow best indoors in full sunlight. Use good general purpose potting soil with a little added sand. Avoid getting water on the leaves, be careful not to over-water and feed only twice a year, once in April and once in July.

Mum

Needs bright sunlight. The Pot Mum has an incredible transpiration rate and this is one of the reasons it is so effective at cleaning the air, because of this you will need to water quite often, perhaps up to twice a week. Keep the soil damp at all times. Most flowering house plants, including the Pot Mum, will keep their flowers for longer if the temperatures are on the average to low side, so 10°C - 18°C / 50°F - 65°F. This is one of the very best houseplants for removing formaldehyde, benzene and ammonia from the atmosphere around it.

Orchid

Exquisite blooming plants, requiring just a little extra care. Orchids grow well in bright indirect sunlight and may produce flowers at any time. Avoid cold drafts. Most orchids have sphagnum moss potting mix and should be kept evenly moist. Be careful not to over-water. Feed every two weeks during the spring and summer with orchid fertilizer.

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

Peace lilies are large-leafed plants, which produce white blooms April through October. They require full sunlight and should be placed away from drafts. When watering, drench the soil and allow it to become moderately dry between waterings. Feed every two weeks during the summer months only.

Pothos

A climbing green plant, pothos do well indoors in bright indirect sunlight, but will grow in rooms with less light as well. Keep this plant's soil evenly moist and supply good drainage. Pothos is a good climber, if given proper support. Otherwise, pinch back to maintain its shape. Fertilize every two weeks.

Rubber Plant

This plant likes bright, filtered light and can tolerate morning sun. Keep the soil steadily moist, they are vulnerable to excessive dryness and feed with a weak liquid fertilizer throughout the growing season. If leaves are full and yet drooping, the light levels may be too high.

Schefflera

Easy care leafy green plants. They grow well indoors in full sunlight. When watering, drench the soil and allow it to become moderately dry between waterings. Feed monthly spring through summer.