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40 Ideabooks by Sara Rivka Dahan
Meet a Houseplant With Excellent Communication Skills
It droops when thirsty, revives quickly and thrives under fluorescents. You may want to hire this hard worker for both home and office
By the time most houseplants show symptoms of neglect, it's already too late to save them. Not the peace lily (spathyphyllum). You can revive a totally collapsed peace lily...
Got Bright Light but Lack Spare Time? Try Ponytail Palm
This low-maintenance houseplant has an exotic look and a drought-tolerant nature. Just give it lots of sun
Ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) isn't really a palm but rather a member of the agave succulent family. It's a very unusual-looking plant, with a swollen base and a mop of long, flat leaves. Ponytails are easy to care for...
Get Spring-Like Hyacinth Blooms All Winter Long
Sure, hyacinths bloom naturally outdoors during springtime, but you can also trick them into blooming indoors in the dead of winter. Forcing bulbs isn't reserved for commercial growers. The casual indoor gardener can have a steady supply of gorgeous and...
Meet a Palm That's Fine With Fluorescent Light
Get the look of the tropics without the full-on sun and high humidity — parlor palm tolerates regular indoor conditions with aplomb
Palms seem to be everywhere in interior design, but don't be deceived: Only a few make great houseplants. One of those worth getting to know is the parlor palm, Chamaedorea elegans, an easy-care variety that adapts to the average indoor conditions...
Have a Blooming Winter: How to Force Amaryllis Bulbs Indoors
Enjoy vibrant red blossoms even as gardens turn snowy white, by teaching this hardy repeat performer to ignore the calendar
The art of tricking a bulb into flowering indoors is called forcing, though with the amaryllis bulb, "coaxing" may be a more fitting term. Generally with most bulbs, once you force them to flower inside, their energy is spent and it's unlikely...
Maidenhair Fern Brings Lacy Grace to a Room
Maidenhair ferns are delicate plants with very fine stalks and a lacy appearance, thanks to small leaflets composing the fronds. They require high humidity and have other specific care requirements, but their beauty and elegance may very well steal your...
How to Protect (Even Enhance!) Your Relationship While Renovating
No home improvement project is worth a broken heart. Keep your togetherness during a remodel with this wise advice
Renovations can be taxing on relationships. A Houzz survey showed that 12 percent of couples...
Cascading Succulents Bring Fun Shapes to Your Indoor Garden
For eye-catching spillers with delicate beauty and minimal needs, it's hard to beat these 2 trailing houseplants
String of Pearls and String of Bananas are cascading succulents in the Senecio genus that provide whimsy and interest with minimal care. They work great as a delicate hanging plant or as a "spiller" that adds textural interest to mixed planters....
Outsmart Winter — Make Houseplants of Your Garden Growers
No need to watch Jack Frost play Wreck the Rosemary. Bring your garden inside for the winter, using containers and these guidelines
Gardeners in chilly climates are familiar with the dreaded feeling that comes with the first frost. The good news is that the end of summer doesn't have to mean saying goodbye to plants that you've nurtured. Many delicate...
Conjure a Jungle in a Pot
Sprawling, climbing and with primitive-looking leaves, philodendrons bring untamed beauty to even the most civilized homes
For a tropical splash that adds drama to any space, split-leaf philodendron and Lacy Tree philodendron are two great houseplants with similar low-maintenance needs. They both have a look that verges on overgrown jungle, depending on...
Meet a Long-Lasting Houseplant With a Forgiving Heart
Low light and little watering won't scar Zee Zee plant for life; this East Africa native has a tolerant nature and an exotic beauty
Relatively new on the houseplant scene, the Zee Zee plant, or the ZZ plant, zamioculcas zamiifolia, is an exotic yet easygoing houseplant that is forgiving if you forget to water it, can survive in low light and rarely needs fertilizing....
Baby Tears Mimics Moss for a Green Accent Indoors
This adaptable spreader thrives in water or soil, making it a terrific addition to containers and living walls
Baby tears is a diminutive and delicate creeping herb with tiny bright green kidney-shaped leaves and multitudes of almost inconspicuous white flowers when in bloom. It grows close to the ground in mats and is often used in ornamental gardens alongside...
Get a Dash of the Rain Forest With Madagascar Dragon Tree
This living decoration reaches up to 15 feet, has minimal needs and adapts to different light levels — just steer clear of fluoride
Originally from the East African island of Madagascar, where it grows as an understory rain forest plant, Red-edge Dracaena (Dracaena marginata), or the Madagascar dragon tree, is a popular houseplant, thanks to its low light and water...
Get a Tropical Splash With a Bird's Nest Fern
Sword-shaped leaves make this fern a stunning accent — and you can even mount it on wood for a wall hanging
Bird's nest ferns have lower humidity requirements than most ferns, grow best in low or medium indirect light, and will even tolerate small pots and soil that's been allowed to dry out. Put one where its broad, sword-shaped leaves can capture...
Aim High With This Tall African Houseplant
Corn dracaena, also called fortune plant (or corn plant for its stalk-like leaves) can reach heights of 6 feet or more indoors, making it striking to use as part of an interior design. It tolerates low light and a bit of neglect, and like most other houseplants,...