Cryptanthus Acaulis Care: How to Grow Earth Star

Cryptanthus acaulis, also known as Earth star or Starfish plant, is a small bromeliad grown for its wavy-edged, spiny leaves. Although it can bloom as a houseplant, the flowers are small and hidden. Most growers prize the plant much more for its unique, attractive foliage. The entire plant only reaches about 5 inches (12.5 cm) … Read more

Blushing Philodendron Care (Philodendron Erubescens)

Blushing philodendron (Philodendron erubescens) is a vining houseplant that produces arrowhead-shaped leaves on bright red stems. Some cultivars have burgundy or red leaves when the plants are young, and they turn greener as they mature. When grown as a houseplant, leaves reach up to 16 inches (40 cm) long and 8 inches (20 cm) wide. … Read more

How to Care for Silver Vase Plant (Aechmea Fasciata)

Silver vase plant (Aechmea fasciata), also known as Urn Plant, is an incredibly beautiful bromeliad. It produces a breathtaking bright pink inflorescence with small violet flowers peeking out between the bracts. The plant blooms in spring when it’s three or four years old. Its common name comes from the plant’s silver, waxy leaves, which form … Read more

Flowering Maple Houseplant Care: Grow Abutilon Indoors

Abutilon is called “flowering maple” because of its broad, five-lobed leaves that look very similar to maple leaves. However, this plant is not a true maple. In fact, it’s more closely related to hollyhock. Other names for this plant include Chinese lantern, parlor maple, and Indian mallow. When given proper care, flowering maple will reward … Read more