Growing and caring for tropical houseplants may be easier than caring for tropical plants that must be grown outdoors, but there are still some things that you are going to need to know if your tropical houseplants are to thrive. When most people choose to grow a houseplant instead of an outdoor garden, they are probably interested in how the plant can thrive without direct access to sunlight. They also want to know what sorts of things will need to be done in order to provide an indoor plant with nutrients. Additionally, houseplants are generally easy to maintain and are marketed to those who have less than perfect records when it comes to keeping a plant alive.
So where are the resources that you need to make your tropical houseplants a beautiful and healthy addition to your home? Well, there are several resources that you can turn to.
Better Homes and Gardens Magazine and Flower & Garden Magazine
These two popular magazines are excellent resources for learning how to grow and care for tropical houseplants. These magazines are contributed to by experts in their field. If it is more convenient for you, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine also has an online subscription as well as free online information so you do not even have to leave your house in order to obtain useful gardening information: Better Homes and Gardens.
Online forums or e-mail with gardening experts
The Internet is a wonderful resource for all kinds of information. Depending on the kind of advice you need, you can post a question to anyone with an opinion about gardening on an online forum and receive advice from all sorts of people in your same situation. The only thing that you would need to worry about, if you are getting your information through a forum, is that there may not be an expert monitoring the feedback who can ensure that the information is in fact correct. To word it a different way, it would be wise to take any input you receive in this setting with caution. If you are looking for the ease of e-mail correspondence but want a little more security, you can go through a reputable business to get your tropical houseplant questions answered. Reputable businesses such as Home Depot offer their customers the service of being able to e-mail a gardening expert a question and within a few days receiving an answer.
Home and Garden Television (HGTV)
If researching is not your preferred method for finding resources for learning how to grow and care for tropical houseplants, you can simply watch TV. The Home and Garden Television Network has many different shows about gardening that you can enjoy watching as you learn. You can easily check online to find a specific episode that you may be interested in.
The Nursery Vendor
Another good resource for learning to grow and care for tropical houseplants is to ask the associates at the nursery where you originally purchased the plants. The nursery should be able to provide you with information about every plant that they sell. If you did not purchase your tropical houseplant from a reputable nursery, it is ok to seek out their advice anyway. Nursery employees should be and often are trained to be able to give you advice and to teach you what you will need to know to be successful in growing your tropical houseplant.
Of course the resources listed here are not the only resources available. For example, you can learn how to grow and care for tropical houseplants by asking a friend or neighbor who has a thriving indoor garden. You can even learn from the mistakes of others who have not been able to grow their own houseplants.