Before you run to the garden center and fill your cart with far-flung tropical flora, here are our top picks for easy plants to grow indoors, along with what to consider before bringing them home.
Whether you're looking to grow tropical plants, such as palms, ferns or African violets, or more low-maintenance succulents, learn the specific needs of houseplants and you can have healthy plants in your home year-round.
Growing an indoor vegetable garden can help keep your thumb green and your heart happy, even if your raised beds are covered in snow. Planting indoors does require some extra thought and patience—and an adventurous spirit—but it’s totally doable.
Harvest like a pro. Whether your plants are growing in a hydroponic system like AeroGarden or in pots on a sunny windowsill, you can encourage them to keep on growing by knowing the right way to harvest.
You might be looking forward to repotting your plant because you got a snazzy new container, but there’s another reason to rethink your houseplant’s current home: It’s become rootbound. If your leafy friend is showing any of these signs, it’s time to repot it.
Propagation is the process of growing new plants from the roots, stems, or leaves of a mother plant—comes easy with a little know-how. Once you’ve got it down, it’s a plant-palooza!
When you hardly have to lift a finger to care for them, why not double or triple your supply? Thankfully, propagating succulents is nearly as effortless as looking after them.
Indoor plants need to be acclimated to warm weather. In the same way that a sunny spring break can leave you hot, tired, and possibly sunburned after months of hibernation, plants also face the risk of leaf scorch and shock if they go from indoors to out without proper planning.