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

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

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

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

String Of Bananas vs. Fish Hooks – What’s The Difference?

String of Banana

The string varieties of succulents all look very pretty. They make wonderful hanging plants and can be used either indoors or outdoors for a beautiful plant that catches the eye.  They’re all closely related so they have similar care requirements which involve a lot of sun and little water. There are small differences in their … Read more

Arborvitae vs Juniper: Ultimate Comparison Guide


Arborvitae and Juniper share similar purposes. They are both hedge-like bushes and trees that work well to add privacy or to just stand tall and proud around the yard. However, they do have key differences. Arborvitae grows scale leaves, red-brown berries, and white flowers, and is native to Asia and North America. Juniper grows needle … Read more

Money Plant vs Money Tree: Comparison Guide

Money Tree

If you are looking to bring home a plant known to bring good luck and abundance, there are many options. A few plants are given the nickname Money Plant or Money Tree because of their perceived ability to bring good luck.  Unfortunately, all of these options can get confusing, especially if you are trying to … Read more

Sansevieria Silver Queen Vs. Moonshine: Which One Is Better?

silver queen sansevieria

Snake Plants are easy enough to take care of and great plants for beginners. Though they are still called Sansevieria, their name was changed to Dracaena Trifasciata. However, they were previously known as Sansevieria Cylindrical, and the name stuck.  However, there is more than just the common Snake Plant. It has many cultivars. Two well-loved … Read more

Philodendron Imperial Red vs. Rojo Congo: Differences, Similarities, and More

Imperial Red

Imperial Red and Rojo Congo are a part of the ever-popular family of Philodendrons. Both have shiny green oval-shaped leaves, so confusing them is easy. Another reason why they are easily confused is that they are related!  Philodendron Rojo Congo is a hybrid cultivar made by crossing Philodendron Imperial Red with Philodendron Tatei. So although … Read more

Dwarf Yaupon Holly vs. Boxwood: Comparison

Yaupon holly

Getting the right bush for your yard is very important. You don’t want something too large or too small or something you can’t design and shape to your needs. Two common bushes planted outside are the Dwarf Yaupon Holly and the Boxwood. They share some similar characteristics but are fairly different plants. Many people want … Read more