Learning how to develop an ideal environment for houseplants will create lasting enjoyment.

Houseplants bring a bit of nature to indoor spaces. They add color, texture, and fragrance, and are visually appealing. Properly selecting houseplants for purchase at a garden center or other retailer is essential if you want to take home a good, healthy plant and avoid potential problems.

Propagating houseplants is an easy and affordable way to increase the number of plants in your home. Propagating plants means to create new plants by both sexual (seeds) and asexual (vegetative) means. Although collecting seeds for many plants is easy, this is not always the most practical or quickest way to propagate plants. Sometimes plants propagated from seeds will look different from the parent plant.

As your houseplant grows larger and the roots either begin to grow through the drainage holes or become pot bound, repotting the plant into a larger pot will become necessary. After deciding to repot, following a few steps is all that’s needed to complete this task successfully. First though, have fun looking for and choosing a container that will really complement your houseplants.

Flowering plants are always welcome gifts that help make the holiday season more festive and meaningful.