What Plants are Similar to Elephant Ears?


If the large, rounded and heart-shaped leaves of the beautiful Elephant Ear plant (Colocasia) have caught your attention, you are not alone. These striking houseplants are fantastic statement pieces that are easy to care for. If you are hoping to fill your home (or garden) with more of these plants, there are plenty of similar … Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Self-Watering Pots

self watering planter pot

Watering plants is often the hardest part of owning a plant. It can be hard to get the right amount, and to make sure you aren’t overwatering or underwatering. Thankfully, there are things called self-watering pots that help to eliminate a lot of this guessing.  They are easy to set up as well, whether you … Read more

Philodendron Selloum vs. Xanadu: How to Identify Key Differences

Philodendron Xanadu

When you think of Philodendrons, you may think of climbing and vining species like the popular Heartleaf Philodendron. But this genus of almost 500 species contains epiphyte, hemiepiphyte, and terrestrial plants.  Philodendron Selloum and Philodendron Xanadu are both considered hemiepiphytes, so instead of climbing, they prefer to grow upward and outward like a tree. This … Read more

How To Care for Peperomia Cubensis? Easy Care Guide

Radiator plant

With over a thousand varieties of Peperomia to choose from, the Peperomia Cubensis are a fun, vining and sprawling variety. Their plump leaves and bouncy vines make them delightful plants, but it leads many to wonder if they will be easy to care for, along with how to ensure that they will grow and thrive.  … Read more

Monstera Dubia vs. Rhaphidophora Cryptantha: Differences & Similarities

Rhaphidophora Cryptantha

It’s amazing that plants growing on opposite sides of the world can share so many of the same traits! A prime example of this is Monster Dubia and Rhaphidophora Cryptantha. Although both are tropical plants from the Araceae family, they originate from completely different regions of the world. Yet despite this, they share a remarkable … Read more

How Do I Revive My Orchid Leaves Turning Brown?

Orchid plant

Orchids are already pretty hard to take care of. Even those with the best green thumbs tend to struggle. They are pretty finicky, and their signs of something wrong are all pretty similar. Take brown leaves, for example, it isn’t a sign that just one or two things went wrong, but six problems that could be … Read more

Can You Overseed Without Top Dressing?

Unhealthy grass

When you start to look at Overseeding, many people talk about it along with Top Dressing. You may be wondering if you can skip that extra step, or if there is something better out there for your lawn.  You can Overseed without Top Dressing, but it has many benefits like increased soil aeration, easier seed … Read more

Pleiospilos vs Lithops: Comparison Guide


Both Lithops and Pleiospilos are unique, conversation-starting succulents that resemble living stones. The trouble is that they often get confused for one another because they are similar in appearance and care needs. Pleiospilos and Lithops are two different genera of houseplants, and while they may look similar, you can easily identify which is which if … Read more