These Adorable Pumpkin Planters Are the Perfect Addition to Your Fall Decor
The maroon, almost black leaves of jewel orchid are the eye-catching attribute of this beautiful houseplant. Yes, it does flower, but the petite white flowers often take a backstage role to the bold, striped foliage. Jewel orchid has growing requirements similar to other plants in the orchid group, although jewel orchid grows best when its potting media does not dry out, making it an excellent plant for terrariums. It will add instant interest and quickly become a living focal point in any room, as long as it gets medium light.
Grow your own peppercorns with this lovely houseplant. A vine that produces chains of small round fruit, black pepper thrives in full or part sun and indoor temperatures above 65 degrees F. By selecting the time of harvest, all four types of peppercorns -- black, white, green, and red -- can be harvested from the same plant. Black pepper is a slow-growing vine, and plants take three to four years to start flowering and fruiting.
Wait to water black pepper until the soil is visibly dry. When watering, thoroughly saturate the soil until a little water runs out the bottom of the pot.