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Plant Wholesalers Tell You About Common Houseplants and How to Take Care of Them

Have you ever wondered how to plant a houseplant? If you have, chances are you’ve been to a garden center and seen a variety of houseplants that you can place in your home. If you haven’t, read on.

As the human race expands, it also increases the amount of clutter it leaves behind. This is especially true for indoor plants, which are packed with so much new information that many are left without any guidance. So what’s the best way to care for these plants in your home?

Less Work for Your Garden

If you were to buy multiple plants of the same variety, why wouldn’t you want to choose the pick of the bunch? Remember that picking a plant solely on its height isn’t always fruitful. Look at how lush and full it is, or what kind of unique shape it has too. The more individual stems or stalks a plant has, means there will be less work for your garden!

Spider Plants

Spider Plants are highly adaptable to various conditions. They enjoy a lot of water, but they should be allowed to dry out occasionally between waterings. Like other plants, Spider Plants need pruning by cutting leaves back at the base regularly in order to avoid browning tips and fluoride build-up that can cause dehydration on the leaves (which is normal). To help prevent browning on your plants use distilled or purified water instead of tap for watering.

Rubber Tree

Rubber Tree plants are named after the white latex they produce. They can grow as tall as 50 feet and their appearance may seem intimidating, but it’s easy to take care of them in your home. Begin with a younger plant for easier adoption into your environment, and start off by planning on adopting only one or two at first!

Rubber tree plants do not need much light or water. If your windows are drafty, you may want to keep them farther away from the window. The spring and summer are considered growing seasons, so feed it a diluted fertilizer every two weeks during that time and keep the soil moist but not wet during other times of year if needed. During late fall and winter, when leaves start falling off, watering gradually increases until they perk back up again throughout the year; mist with a spray bottle often for extra moisture as well.

Spring and summer are considered the ‘growing season’, so you should feed it a diluted, balanced fertilizer every two weeks. During this time, keep the soil moist but not wet-too much water can cause poor drainage in your tree’s root system. In late fall or wintertime, it will be in a dormancy period which means only to water about once per month and do not fertilize at all with any type of plant food – if leaves start falling off from being dry during this time then gradually increase amount of water until they perk back up again afterwards.

Boston Ferns

For the most part, Boston ferns are low maintenance and can survive in fairly dry locations. However, it is important to find a cool and humid spot for your plant so that it has enough light to grow. Watering daily as well as misting once or twice-weekly will keep your plant hydrated, while fertilizing every few months is an easy job too.


If you’ve been on Pinterest or opened a home décor magazine in the last few years, you probably noticed that succulents have become the plant darlings of home decor. They’re small, pretty and almost indestructible – making them perfect for people with less-than-perfect green thumbs! Succulents make great focal points when arranged together inside a terrarium.

Here are some tips on how to take care of succulents: they need six hours of sunlight a day, and direct sun is best for them. If your plant doesn’t get enough light, it will start turning towards the sun and eventually grow taller but with more space between the leaves.


Research the best way to care for your houseplant and make sure to pay attention to all its needs with the help of this guide from plant wholesalers. The easiest way to do this is to make sure you have the right environment and give it the right amount of light, water, and nutrients.

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