Foxtail ferns are not really ferns, as they’re multiplied from seeds and produce no spores. The common name likely came from the clumping habit of the plant that is similar to that of a fern. Foxtail asparagus ferns have an unusual, symmetrical look. These fern-like plants have arching plumes of tightly packed, needle-like leaves that look soft and delicate. Foxtail fern plants bloom with white flowers and produce red berries.
With Christmas right around the corner, you may be looking for another decorating idea, or you live in a small apartment and just don’t have the room for a full size Christmas tree. Of late, rosemary Christmas trees plants have become popular items. Not only is rosemary used as a festive ornamental Christmas tree for the season, but it is predominantly disease and pest resistant, aromatic, a culinary treasure, and responds beautifully to pruning to maintain the shape.
This popular, winter-flowering houseplant, one of the most exotic-looking flowers in the plant kingdom, makes a great addition to nearly any indoor setting by providing a burst of red color for the holidays. Christmas cactus is not only easy to care for but propagates easily too, making it an exceptional candidate for holiday gift giving.
These mini trees are notorious for being pushed off the plates of kids around the world, but broccoli's reputation as one of the healthiest veggies still rings true. If you are trying to eat healthier, broccoli should be at the very top of your grocery list.
Dianthus, also known as “pinks”, belong to a family of plants which includes carnations and are characterized by the spicy fragrance the blooms emit which is hints of cinnamon or clove. They can be found most often in pink, salmon, red and white hues.
Chrysanthemums are a classic addition to brighten any autumn garden. Growing mums is not complicated once you learn the basics of chrysanthemum care. The right chrysanthemum flowers for your garden will come from a diverse selection of hardy or garden mums.
Growing snapdragons provides cool season color and a mid-sized plant to balance tall background plants and shorter bedding plants in the front. Numerous varieties of snapdragon exist with dwarf, intermediate and tall flowering stems that provide a wide range of colors to work with.
Pansies are cheerful, multi-colored flowers that among the first of the season to offer winter color and will continue to bloom into the early spring. Today’s hybrid versions are more adaptable to heat than those of the past with larger blooms displayed and more vigor. They prefer a full or part sun location and are happy in hanging baskets, combination containers and flower bed borders.
In recent years, the ponytail palm tree has become a popular houseplant and it is easy to see why. Its sleek bulb-like trunk and lush, long curly leaves make it visually stunning; and the fact that a ponytail palm is forgiving and easy in its care makes this an ideal houseplant for many people.
If ever there was the perfect plant for the ultimate brown thumb, it is the easy to care for ZZ plant. This virtually indestructible houseplant can take months and months of neglect and low light and still look amazing.
The Pothos plant is considered by many to be a great way to get started caring for houseplants. Because they are easy to care for and undemanding, this simple yet beautiful plant is an easy way to add some green in your home.
Corn plants are one of the most popular and easiest house plants to grow. They produce leaves that look similar to corn leaves but remain green year-round. Although they are primarily grown for their foliage, they also produce yellow-white blooms when properly cared for.
Also commonly known as mother-in-laws tongue due to their sharp, pointed tips, snake plants are very straightforward. If a prize were available for the most tolerant plant, snake plants would certainly be among the winners. They can be neglected for weeks at a time yet with their strappy leaves and architectural shape, they still look fresh.
A Fiddleleaf Fig is flowering plant from the mulberry and fig family. It is native to western Africa where it grows in lowland tropical rainforests. The plant gets its name from the leaves which have a broad apex and narrow middle and resemble a fiddle.
Bromeliads come in a wide variety of styles, provide an exotic touch to the home and bring a sense of the tropics and sun-kissed climates inside. Growing bromeliads is easy since they are tough and carefree while bringing interesting texture and color to your interior garden.
Plumbago is a tender perennial with profuse blue flowers which thrives in the hot Texas summer and is sometimes called “sky flower” because of the sky–blue color of its flowers. Thrives in full sun but also grows well in partial shade It will grow in any fertile, well-drained soil and becomes drought-tolerant once established. Essentially maintenance free as well as disease, pest and deer resistant. Also available in white.
Esperanza has recently become a popular ornamental plant in Texas gardens. Striking, trumpet-like bright golden yellow flowers are highlighted by the attractive, shiny, green foliage and continue blooming through the heat of the summer. Prefers well drained soil and full sun. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees.
One of the most attractive heat loving plants for Central Texas. The species name pulcherrima literally means “very pretty” and it definitely lives up to the name. The blooms are clusters of orange-red with a tinge of gold on the edges. Easy to grow in alkaline to acidic, well-drained soils, fast growing and bloom best in full sun. Considered drought tolerant once established. Great for attracting butterflies.
Great for hot, baked spots. It thrives with little moisture in full sun. Available in a wide variety of colors, it produces an abundance of brightly colored flowers all summer and fall. Wonderful for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Prefer acidic soil.
Succulents form a vast and diverse group of plants, offering easy-care choices for your home. They look stunning planted alone or as companions and offer a almost endless color variation. Echeveria are the perfect plant for forgetful gardeners.