Christmas Cactus Care

Zygocactus truncatus also known as Schlumbergera Simple advice for Christmas cactus care. Temperature range and light requirements for Zygocactus plants. How to make a Schlumbergera bloom. Zygocactus truncatus in bud. Advice for Christmas Cactus Care The large, showy flowers of the Zygocactus truncatus typically appear in late November or early December. This is why the plant came to be known as the Christmas cactus.… Continue reading Christmas Cactus Care

Cactus House Plants

Beautiful cactus house plants to grow. Low maintenance types of succulents for sale. Rare starfish flower succulents. Buy indoor cacti. Hover Over the Images, Pricing Info Will Appear at the Bottom of the Widget Cactus and succulent varieties that perform well indoors: Christmas CactusKalanchoeCrown of ThornsPonytail Palm TreeAloe Tree Pencil CactusOrchid CactusDessert RoseAloe vera Succulent… Continue reading Cactus House Plants

Popular Flowering House Plants

Types of Blooming Houseplants Easy care flowering house plants. The best blooming indoor plants to grow for success with house plants. Types of houseplants for large and small spaces. Pictures. Phalaenopsis Flowering House Plant Picture With its exotic sometimes fragrant blooms, the orchid is the queen of flowering house plants. The orchid’s beauty is unrivaled in… Continue reading Popular Flowering House Plants

Wax Begonia Care

Begonia semperflorens Plants Wax Begonia care is simple as long as you understand how succulent these plants are. The leaves and stems of Begonia semperflorens (meaning everblooming) are full of water. Couple this with a relatively small root system and you have a plant that can only cope with modest amounts of water. The shade-loving wax Begonia is available in several color… Continue reading Wax Begonia Care

Kalanchoe Plant

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana The popular Kalanchoe plant will grow well indoors in a pot for a few months. Once it begins to decline, it is best to cut Kalanchoe blossfeldiana back and plant it outdoors. In a warm climate, the plant will live and bloom for many years with little care. If you live in a climate too cold for… Continue reading Kalanchoe Plant

Mexican Petunia

Ruellia brittoniana The 3 foot tall Mexican petunia sports 2 inch wide, 5 lobed flowers from spring till frost. Ruellia brittoniana blooms in pink or purple. The leaves are arranged opposite one another on the slender stems. Katy Ruellia is a foot tall dwarf form of R. brittoniana that spreads less. This is a tough, drought and flood tolerant plant that… Continue reading Mexican Petunia

Pentas lanceolata

Egyptian Star Cluster Shrub Pentas lanceolata, commonly called Egyptian star cluster shrub, is a tender perennial from USDA zones 9a-11. In colder climates it is planted as an annual. Red Pentas in our back yard. A Swallowtail butterfly is enjoying the blooms. (The blue flower beside the Pentas is a Plumbago.) Pentas flowers bloom in white, pink, red, and purple. There is… Continue reading Pentas lanceolata

Tuberous Begonia Care

Wintering Begonia Bulbs The most demanding part of tuberous begonia care is wintering the bulbs. Begonia bulbs require a dormancy period. That means they need to go to sleep at certain specific times. Here’s how to put them to bed and how to wake them back up. These tuberous Begonias have been used to form the top of this… Continue reading Tuberous Begonia Care