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

How to Care For Japanese Asplenium Nidus Fern

Japanese Asplenium nidus fern (also known as bird’s nest fern or crispy wave fern) is a beautiful true fern – although it doesn’t really look like one. It sprouts long, strappy, bright green leaves directly from an underground rhizome – and they don’t look like traditional fern leaves at all. Prized for this unique foliage, … Read more

How to Care for a Calathea Orbifolia

How to Care for Calathea Orbifolia

In this guide, I’ll show you how to care for a calathea orbifolia. Calathea orbifolia is a tropical houseplant native to Bolivia. It’s stunning foliage can reach up to 12 inches (30 cm) across. Round, pale green leaves with silvery white stripes and a silver underside make this plant stand out. Moderately fast-growing, plants reach … Read more

How to Take Care of Calathea Ornata (Pinstripe Plant)

Calathea Ornata

TEMPERATURE: 60 – 75 degrees F 18 – 24 degrees C) LIGHT: Low to medium, indirect HUMIDITY: High SAFETY: Nontoxic to cats and dogs DIFFICULTY: Moderate Calathea ornata, also known as Pinstripe Plant, is commonly thought to be a prayer plant. While they are related and both prized for their beautiful foliage, Calathea is a … Read more