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The What, Why, and How of Tropical House Plants

Fri, 01 Jan 2010 08:39:06 +0000

What Exactly Is a Tropical House Plant? First of all, is it supposed to be houseplant ( one word ) or house plant ( two words )? I just googled *house plant*, and it asked me “Did you mean: houseplant”. So Google wants to make it one word. However I looked in my old Webster’s […]

Christmas Plants in the Virgin Islands

Tue, 15 Dec 2009 16:41:42 +0000

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in the Virgin Islands. Here are some pictures of some of the seasonal plants that let us know we’re approaching the holiday season — since it snows only very rarely here in St. Thomas. The Christmas plants with flowers have them only during this time of […]

Tropical House Plant Care – Fertilizing House Plants

Sat, 14 Nov 2009 19:13:25 +0000

I forgot to pinch off the blooms on this coleus. Your plants basically need two types of nourishment to survive: water and minerals. They get minerals by absorbing them from the damp soil through their roots. Outdoor plants can often gather all the minerals they need from their surroundings by themselves. However, houseplant care requires […]

Some Pictures of My Houseplants

Thu, 15 Oct 2009 02:25:15 +0000

It’s been almost a year since my last post. I was busy trying to make some money online, so I neglected this blog. But that’s going to change. While I’m trying to monetize the blog, I thought you might like to see some pictures of my houseplants, most of which were taken recently. Since I […]

From Seed To Flower – How Do Plants Grow?

Sat, 25 Oct 2008 19:24:35 +0000

Duration : 01:08 Time-lapse photography speeds things up, so you can see seeds sprouting, seedlings growing, stems lengthening, flowers opening, vines crawling, and finally, a daisy blooming in all its glory!

Bringing Tropical Houseplants Indoors for the Hurricane

Fri, 17 Oct 2008 08:51:11 +0000

I have noticed that, for me at least, when something goes wrong, that’s not the end of it. Something else will go wrong before the first thing is finished. Well, that’s exactly what happened to me the other day here in the Virgin Islands. The first bad thing was Hurricane Omar. By Wednesday, the forecasts […]

Tropical House Plant Care – How to Water Your House Plants

Sat, 04 Oct 2008 21:38:02 +0000

Too little water … too much water … either one can cause a plant to die. This article will help you decide exactly how much water to use, and what to do if you get it wrong. What Determines the Amount of Water a Plant Needs? There’s no general rule that works for every plant. […]

Tropical House Plant Care – Introduction

Thu, 25 Sep 2008 15:10:22 +0000

Now that you have brought many of your outdoor tropical plants indoors for the winter, it’s time to go over some of the things you need to know about how to care for them indoors. This article begins a series on Tropical House Plant Care. You don’t have to be an expert to grow beautiful […]

House Plants for Health

Sun, 21 Sep 2008 16:22:28 +0000

There has been quite a bit of interest in this topic, which was introduced by the previous video, Go Green With House Plants. So here is another video on the same topic. Botanists agree that many houseplants can actually filter the air, and absorb toxic chemicals given off by items in your home, such as […]

Go Green With House Plants

Wed, 17 Sep 2008 18:38:40 +0000

Looking for a simple way to go green? How about some house plants? Here are good some choices for cleaner air. Duration : 00:03:34 Slate-Top Nesting Plant Stand Put a Well-Deserved Spotlight on Your Beautiful Tropical House Plants.

Bringing Tropical Houseplants Indoors for the Winter

Sat, 13 Sep 2008 09:23:49 +0000

Is winter on its way? Do you live in the temperate zone? Don’t forget that most of your houseplants are native to the tropical zone, and they don’t like it when the temperature falls much below 55 °F. If you have been giving your indoor house plants an outdoor vacation this summer, you had better […]