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Growing Indoor Plants – How to Grow Potted Plants Indoors

I am a gardener by nature.  As far back as I can remember, I’ve loved to dig in the dirt and tend to plants.  

Now that I live in North Carolina, much of my gardening is done outdoors.

Since I was born in Maine (and gardening outdoors there has a limited season,)

Growing Indoor Plants brings nature indoors. This guide gives you tons of information for choosing, growing, propagating and displaying your indoor plants. Get all your indoor plant information in one place.

I started with growing indoor plants. And each winter, even here in the Southern part of the U.S. many of my plants come indoors to be cared for during the winter months in warmer conditions.

This guide to indoor plants will help you choose the type of plants that will do well indoors, and will give you tips on growing and caring for plants indoors.  There are also lots of articles about plant propagation (ie. getting plants for FREE!) and ideas for containers for indoor plants.

The guide grows month by month here on my blog, so be sure to check back in a few months to see more articles about growing plants indoors.

Indoor plants bring a sense of the outside and can really change the look of a room. The plants don’t just look lovely in a room, they actually relieve stress, and some can even remove pollutants from a room.

Growing plants indoors is not a relatively new trend.  They have been grown in homes from Victorian times when Aspidistra plants were so commonly seen, because they required so little care.

A Guide to Growing Indoor Plants.

I’ve broken down this guide into some commonly asked questions about growing and caring for indoor plants. Scroll down to see articles that will help you care for your plants.  You will never again say that you don’t have a green thumb!

Varieties of Indoor plants and how to care for them.

Types of Indoor Plants

There are all types of indoor plants that can be grown in your home.  Some need lots of light and others can thrive in very low light.

Houseplants can be grown for their leaves, and others will flower well indoors in the right conditions.  Use these articles to get started.

Succulent Plants that make good indoor plants

Succulents are some of the easiest plants to grow indoors. They are drought tolerant and, even if you have a brown thumb, you can usually grow them.  These articles will give you some help.

  • Air Plants – The house plant that lives on a bit of neglect.
  • Aloe Vera – The plant with medicinal qualities.
  • Bear’s Paw Succulent – Also known as Cotyledon tomentosa. This tender succulent is fun to grow.
  • Crassula falcata – the oddly shaped leaves give it the common name propeller plant.
  • Crassula Ovata ‘Hobbit’ – This plant has leaves that appeal to lovers of J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • Echeveria – These succulents are not frost tolerant, so they make ideal indoor plants.
  • Echeveria Neon Breakers – Gorgeous succulent with curly purple leaf margins and an amazing flower.
  • Kalanchoe Millioti – Soft fuzzy succulent that makes a great ornamental house plant.
  • Kalanchoe Houghtonii – Get tips for growing and propagating this succulent known as mother of thousands.
  • Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana – Waxy green leaves and flowers that can last up to 6 months long!
  • Kalanchoe Thyrsiflora – AKA paddle plant. It gets red margins with extra sunlight!
  • Lithops – This drought tolerant succulent has the common name “living stones!”
  • Lucky Plants – Attract good fortune, healthy and prosperity to your home with these plants.
  • How to Care For Succulents – Guide to growing succulents both indoors and outside.
  • How to repot succulents for healthy and happy houseplants.
  • Ponytail Palm – This unusual houseplant is considered a succulent.
  • Tips for Buying Succulents – If you love succulents as much as I do, you will want to check out my guide for buying succulents. It tells what to look for, what to avoid and where to find succulent plants for sale.

What comes after choosing indoor plants?

Choosing the right plant is only the first step towards caring for your indoor plants. Once you have decided on WHAT you want to grow indoors, you will need to know how to care for it. Gardening is a hobby that grows over time.

You will progress from mundane tasks like pruning, watering, and fertilizing plants to many other topics.  In time, you will want to know how to start plants from seed, how to take cuttings and other propagating tips.

Tips for Growing Indoor Plants.

Growing indoor plants is pretty easy but there are some things that will help to make sure your houseplant collection thrives.  Check out these ideas for some helpful tips.

Propagating Indoor Plants.

One of the great things about indoor plants is that they are so easy to propagate to make more plants for yourself or for friends. Check out these articles for some help.Many indoor plants grow from cuttings

Display of Indoor Plants

Displaying your indoor plants is, perhaps, one of the most pleasurable aspects of growing indoor plants. After all, an indoor plant is not just a growing thing, but it can also be highly decorative.

All sorts of containers make great indoor planters

Containers for Display of Indoor Plants.

Indoor plants can be grown in all types of containers. Some of these ideas might surprise you.  When I am shopping now, I am always on the lookout for unusual household items to use for my indoor plants.

Indoor Plant Products.

  • PlantSnap Mobile App This phone app lets you identify indoor plants in a just a few clicks on your phone.

For more tips on growing and caring for plants, be sure to visit my Pinterest Garden Ideas board.

This Indoor Plant Guide gives you tons of information for choosing, growing, propagating and displaying your indoor plants. Get all your indoor plant information in one place.

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