Orchids are astounding and beautiful plants. Orchid pests, on the other hand, are decidedly not! It is heartbreaking to spend so much time and effort caring for an orchid plant only to see it suffer. The great news is these pests can be prevented and treated. The key to success and healthy plants are in the identification.
Rubber plants grow quite tall given the proper environment and live for decades. It makes a great centerpiece when it is 1-2-feet tall. When it reaches 3-feet, it looks stunning along a wall, near a doorway, or next to a fireplace.
The long sword-shaped green leaves with deep-red edges flaring upwards from long, slim gray stems make the Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata) a striking and dramatic addition to the home. It's also fantastic because it is easy to care for, and almost impossible to kill. I've known these houseplants to suffer months of neglect and still come back strong as ever.