Houseplants

Agave Attenuata
Agave Attenuata Buying & Growing Guide
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Agave attenuata is a large evergreen succulent that is commonly known as fox tail agave, which is a reference to its striking flower stalk. The flower is actually a raceme, which appears in the summertime, growing high above the foliage of the plant to a height of up to ten feet.

Beautiful flower blooming in the garden Blooming Mammillaria spinosissima
Mammillaria Plants Buying & Growing Guide
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Mammillaria is a genus within the Cactus family, which comprises over 300 varieties. The name ‘mammillaria’ comes from the Latin word for ‘nipple,’ which these cacti are said to resemble. Some types of mammillaria are extremely common and are popularly kept as houseplants or grown outdoors in warm climates. There are also some rarer varieties that are in demand with Cactus collectors.

Haworthia Cooperi
Haworthia Plants Buying & Growing Guide
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This plant is a small succulent with densely packed fleshy blue-green leaves which form a rosette shape. They produce flowers in summer which are white and held high above the plant on peduncles measuring up to 12 inches. These blooms are considered insignificant, and the plant is instead cultivated for its unique and attractive leaves.

Fern Plants
Ferns Buying & Growing Guide
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Ferns are one of the oldest types of plants in existence, dating back over 350 million years. They are one of the most popular types of plants used for shaded areas, as they thrive in low light conditions, bringing much-needed greenery and life to dark and dull corners of both gardens and homes.

Colorful Persian shield plant
Persian Shield Plants Buying & Growing Guide
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It’s easy to see where this exotic plant got its common name of ‘Persian shield,’ as the leaves are perfectly shield-shaped, and the iridescent purple foliage has a shimmering quality that makes it appear silver in some lights. Interestingly though, the plant hails from Myanmar (formerly Burma), and not Persia, as its name suggests.

Green asparagus fern in blue pot
Myers Asparagus Ferns Buying & Growing Guide
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The asparagus fern fails to fit into the category of ‘fern,’ though it was likely named as such because the feathery foliage does resemble that of a fern. This is a fairly uncommon houseplant and actually is categorized as a weed, but it works well indoors in containers or hanging pots and is very hardy.

Poisonous Houseplants
Poisonous Houseplants That Are Dangerous to Pets & Children
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If you have pets or children, it's important to do your research on a plant before blindly bringing it into your home. The risks of some plants outweigh the benefits, as they can be toxic to both people and pets. Some of the most popular houseplants which are of potentially dangerous poisonous levels are listed here.

Lipstick Plant
Lipstick Plants Buying & Growing Guide
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Lipstick plants come in a wide range of varieties, most of which produce beautiful flowers year-round. Be careful to keep them warm though, as these plants can’t tolerate even moderate temperatures.