Tips for Growing Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter Cactus

There are three varieties of holiday cactus; the Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata), the Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii), and the Easter cactus (Rhipsalidopsis gaetneri). These three plants all look alike, and they require similar care, but there are differences that you should note.…

How to Grow Lemongrass

If you like using the lemongrass herb (Cymbopogon citratus) in your soups and seafood dishes, you may have found that it’s not always readily available in your local grocery store. You may have wondered how to grow lemongrass on your own.…

4 Reasons To Grow Sage & 20 Brilliant Ways To Use It

Native to the Mediterranean region, sage has a long history of medicinal and culinary use. And with shimmering silvery-green leaves and pretty blue flowers, the sage plant is as beautiful as it is functional. Here’s why sage deserves a place…

How To Grow Ginger & Epic Ways To Use It

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is an amazing spice with a plethora of therapeutic benefits mostly due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger plants can grow up to three feet high and produce 2-5 sections of ginger. One of the oldest medicinal…

These 12 Houseplants Purify The Air You Breathe and Get Rid of Toxins!

They do more than make the house look good – they improve your health too! These 12 houseplants purify the air you breathe so that your lungs stay clean and your body clear of airborne contaminants. Back in the 80’s,…

11 Health Promoting Houseplants That Make Great Holiday Gifts

With Christmas just around the corner, you might be starting to work on your gift list for friends and family. While you could go for the ol’ standby gifts like slippers, jewelry, games etc., you could also consider a living…

How to Grow and Care for Snake Plants

Are you searching for an attractive houseplant that does not require a lot of attention? The benefits of growing plants in your home include aesthetics, purifying the air, and brightening your moods. Why not consider Sansevieria, also called snake plant? Here…

It’s Not a Weed! It’s an Unrecognized, Health-Boosting Wonder Plant!

Purslane, or Portulaca oleracea, is a beautiful plant with yellow flowers.  It originates from Persian and India, but has been spread all over the world. These days, it can be found all around us, and you can even have it in…

6 Great Snake Plant Benefits Proven In Research & Studies

The snake plant or Sansevieria pronounced (san-se-vi-ee’-ri-ah) a member of the Lily Family, popularly goes by other common names. The very “politically correct” Mother-in-Law’s tongue and Bowstring-hemp. The durability of Sansevieria makes it an excellent choice for apartment dwellers that often have…

The 3 Best Houseplants For Every Room In The Home

Besides adding interest to your home, indoor plants offer numerous health benefits. Research recommends that you benefit the most when you have one indoor potted plant per 100 square feet. Before we dig into which plants are best in which…