Category: Plant info
Grow pineapple at home

Another pineapple movie… or how to grow your own pineapples at home

Pineapple is probably the optimal exotic fruit anyone can grow indoors anywhere. Easy to plant, easy to grow and will produce a juicy, sweet pineapple within about 3 years. Unlike all avocado seeds, which get crucified over a glass of water (at least it's popular to do so here in Sweden) and which will never get into ...

Caladium bicolor

Growing Caladium indoors in pots

Caladiums as house plants, when growing indoors in pots are a stunning addition to any room's design and feeling. So this is an enigma to me how is it still almost unknown not only to an average home grower, but even to professional home plants' distributors. Large, fancy painted Caladium leaves are made to be a ...

Solving Plumeria problems when growing indoors. (part 5/5)

Sooner or later you might run into problems and this last chapter in the series I hope will help you to solve most of them. Plumeria problems anyway. I will use a Q&A structure in the chronological order you might experience problems on your way from cutting to flowering. My planted Plumeria cutting doesn’t ...

Plumeria 'Mardi Gras' indoors

Plumeria (Frangipani) care and flowering indoors. (part 4/5)

Do you need green fingers for flowering Plumeria indoors? Well, everyone can have green fingers. The secret is in understanding your plants' needs and giving them what they want. There are only two reasons why your potted friends are not thriving or even dying – either they are getting too little of something or too ...

Plumeria drawing

How to start Plumeria (Frangipani) indoors. (part 3/5)

If I did my job right in the previous posts in this series, and you are now eager to start growing your own Plumeria, this wonderful piece of tropics, in your home, then you have to make a decision: do you want sprout it from seeds or to plant a cutting. Certainly you can even purchase a grown up plant ready to bloom, ...

Fittonia albivenis

Adding tropical colors: Fittonia (Nerve plant)

If it would be up to me to give Fittonia a common name, I would call it Dollar-bill plant. Their leaves’ surface looks endurable rough and sophisticated at the same time, while the slightly raised veins seems to be stamped on the leaves with almost glowing paint. Somehow it is giving me a subtle visual reference to ...

Video update: Growing Plumeria (Frangipani) indoors

A short video update, where besides bragging about my current blooms you can also get some advises on how to deal with different growing habits depending on Plumeria cultivar (long branched vs compact) indoors: pruning, flowering, branching. This is my first exclusively Plumeria related post. I don’t start here ...

Ti plant (Cordyline fruticosa)

Adding tropical colors: Hawaiian Ti plant (Cordyline fruticosa)

Tropical plants are all about shape, size and color manifested in a way we seldom see in more modest temperate climate plants. One way to stand out among all lush greenery of tropical vegetation is to get yourself brightly colored foliage. Some plants are naturally good at it; others are results of human helping ...

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