Houseplants add unmistakable living beauty with foliage and flowers to the inside of your house. From beginners to experts, you'll find something to learn (and to grow) in our guide to houseplants. If you've never tended anything inside, turn to one of the top picks or easy growers for beginners for gorgeous indoor blooms. If you are a forgetful gardener, then you'll love our collection of great indoor plants that thrive on neglect (and enjoy our care tips). Color is one thing, but fragrance is too, and there are houseplants that provide sweet smells inside. Orchids are incredibly distinctive and beautiful; try one of these 10 easy orchids to add charm to your rooms. Ferns are a popular, and fairly easy, plant; add a lush, tropical feel with these ferns. Potting soil is different than the garden soil you find outside: Choose some from a store, or follow our guide to make your own. It's important to keep your houseplants healthy all year long; find everything you need to know, from repotting and potting up to propagating, as well as types of containers and proper vacation care. And if you're not sure what houseplant is right for you, take our quick quiz to find the best one.
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Tips and Ideas for Creating an Indoor Garden
Don't stop tending plants just because it's cold outside. An indoor garden is a versatile way to grow vegetables, h...
Growing Insect-Eating Plants Indoors
Plants that eat insects? Yep! Kids love carnivorous plants. Creepy and fun!
Potting Mix and Soil Substitutes
Indoor plants need the right soil. See how to choose the right potting mix for all types of houseplants.
Terrariums: A Guide to Plants and Care
Make a gorgeous garden under glass. Terrariums are easy to plant, and they practically care for themselves.
Grow Orchids in Your Home
Classic, elegant, and easy-care! Orchids are one of the most satisfying plants to grow indoors.
Lighting Needs of Houseplants
Indoor plants have specific lighting needs. See how to give your plants the right light.
How much should you water your orchids, palms, and other indoor beauties? See how to water correctly.
Grow houseplants from scratch. Learn how to propagate plants from your existing houseplants.
Top Fragrant Houseplants
Add sweet scents to your home with 18 fragrant houseplants. Natural air fresheners!
24 Beautiful Blooming Houseplants
Are you looking for the perfect houseplant? Here are 24 options that provide foliage and flowers.
24 of the Easiest Houseplants You Can Grow
Get a carefree indoor plant! Check out our list of 24 easy-to-grow houseplants.
Improve the Air in Your Home
Your indoor plants can improve your air quality. See how plants can help you breathe easier.