Houseplant Care Tips

Various Houseplant Care Tips Including Watering and Lighting Requirements.

Houseplant Care Tips

Friday, September 19, 2008

20 Common House Plants

Snake PlantIndoor house plants not only add beauty but can also help improve the air quality in your home. There is an endless supply of indoor house plants that you can purchase at almost any home and garden store. Listed below is my list of 20 common house plants in which many are fairly easy to care for. If you need to learn more about these common house plants, simply follow the links to their own plant care page.

Common House Plants

African Violet
Aloe Vera
Chinese Evergreens
Christmas Cactus
Corn Plants (Dracaena)
Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane)
Heart Leafed Philodendron
Jade Plants
Madagascar Dragon Tree
Majesty Palms
Peace Lily
Ponytail Palms
Rubber Plants
Sago Palms
Snake Plants
Spider Plants
Zebra Plants


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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Arrowhead Vine Care

Arrowhead Vine

Common Name: Arrowhead Vine
Scientific Name: Syngonium podophyllum (Nephthytis)
Lighting: Bright to Moderate
Watering: Heavy

The Arrowhead Vine is a fairly easy to grow houseplant. The Arrowhead vine tends to resemble a heart-leafed philodendron. Due to the vining nature of Arrowhead vines, they make great houseplants for hanging baskets or areas where allowed to climb. New shoots seem to grow more upward and have a more arrow shape. As they get older, the vines tend to start climbing and foliage will change shape.

There is a large selection of varieties of Arrowhead vines. Depending on the variety the foliage may have white, pink, or silver markings on the leaves upper surfaces.

Arrowhead Vines prefer bright to medium light levels. They will tolerate low light, but grow much better in brighter lighting. Keep the plant within 5 to 8 feet of a window receiving bright light.

Arrowhead Vines require moist soil at all times, so do not allow the soil to dry out in between watering however do not allow the soil to be soggy either. This houseplant also prefers high humidity levels for a daily misting would be beneficial. You’ll also want to water to the soil directly. Getting water on the foliage may cause spotting.

Another note is that this houseplant likes to be root-bound therefore you do not need to repot as much as other houseplants. Keep the roots more compacted.

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