Expert growers from Florida’s Costa Farms reveal the scoop on beautiful houseplants. Each of their picks is guaranteed to flourish even for beginners.
SucculentsSucculents store water in their fleshy stems and leaves. Water them sparingly. Make sure the pots drain well or the plants will quickly rot. Use shallow containers rather than deep ones.
How to Grow: They prefer a sunny window and fast-draining potting soil. Water every one to two weeks, letting soil dry completely between waterings. Feed your plants monthly during active growth with a liquid 20-20-20 fertilizer.
How to Display: Create a dish garden using a metal, stone, or terra-cotta pot with gravel mulch on top. Combine 4-inch plants that have different shapes and textures, such as the aloe, echeveria, ‘Flap Jack’ kalanchoe, and haworthia pictured in the container above.