House Plants

guzmania lingulata

Growing bromeliads as house plants is fun and rewarding. Bromeliads are excellent companion plants to African violets, streptocarpus, and other gesneriads.

How to Grow Streptocarpus

Streptocarpus are easy growing perennials in warmer zones and wonderful houseplants. They prefer partial shade but can tolerate up to 5 hours of direct sunlight per day (less in low-humidity environment). To grow streptocarpus as a house plant …

Water quality and house plants

If your house plants have stopped blooming it could be because of chemicals in your tap water. Chemicals such as chlorine and chloramine are routinely added to municipal drinking water throughout the U.S. and have been shown to inhibit blooming in flowering houseplants …