About HousePlantCentral

  • Who We Are
  • Editorial Principles
  • Sourcing
  • Ethics
  • Our Team
  • Media Highlights
  • Social Media
  • Contact

Who We Are

HouseplantCentral is a portal about everything houseplant. It was born out of the author’s own struggles with houseplants and the myths that litter the internet and aims to spread proper info on caring for houseplants.

The ultimate goal is to help inspire you so you can successfully turn your house into a greener place even if you don’t have a green thumb.

Editorial Principles

HouseplantCentral.com is committed to providing high-quality, original, and accurate content that is free of ethical concerns or conflicts. The website’s team ensures the accuracy and comprehensiveness of all content. It is against the website’s guidelines to publish automatically generated content using AI writing tools.


At HouseplantCentral, ensuring the reliability of published information is of utmost importance. The website’s writers and editors strictly adhere to high standards for article sourcing, relying on current and reputable primary sources, including house plant experts, professional and academic institutions.


The goal is to provide original, useful, and unbiased content that is verified, properly attributed, and free from copyright infringement or intellectual property rights violations.

  • Copyright Law of the United States
  • FTC Guidelines on Disclosures
  • Society of Professional Journalists Ethics Code
  • Fair Use

House Plant Central Team

Stephanie Bartlett

Stephanie Bartlett

Stephanie is a horticulturist specializing in interior plants. While living in Germany, Stephanie worked at a hydroponic herb farm, assisting in the research lab that developed new ways of growing. She gained her horticultural certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in the UK and writes for publications in Germany and the US. Her fields of interest include succulents and medicinal herbs.

Elizabeth Waddington

Elizabeth Waddington

Elizabeth Waddington is a permaculture garden designer and consultant with a small business, and also works as a writer. When not working hard to facilitate sustainable projects around the world, she loves growing her own in her own home and garden.

Kristine Lofgren

Kristine Lofgren

Kristine Lofgren is a trained interior designer and avid gardener living in the Pacific Northwest. A graduate from the University of Utah, she opened her interior design firm in 2012 and discovered a passion for sharing her skills and knowledge through writing. Since then, she has written for numerous publications helping people beautify their homes and gardens.

Marijke Puts

Marijke Puts has Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Science and is from The Netherlands. and she loves everything about houseplants and gardening.

Marijke is a writer, and former full-time certified master gardener. She’s been featured by

Apartment Therapy
for her tropical plant knowledge.

Stephanie Suesan Smith

Stephanie Suesan Smith
has a Ph.D. in psychology that she mainly uses to train her dog. She has been a freelance writer since 1991.  She has been writing for the web since 2010. Dr. Smith has been a master gardener since 2001 and writes extensively on gardening.  She has advanced training in vegetables and entomology but learned to garden from her father.

Cindy McKie

Cindy McKie provides helpful, easy-to-follow care guides for plant lovers of all experience levels. She has written for several online gardening publications and has self-published her own guide to growing herbs under the pen name Sophia Darby. When not writing about plants, she can be found in her gardens or reading a good book.

Media Highlights

Media Highlights on Houseplantcentral.com

Throughout the years, HousePlantCentral.com was featured on different media sites.

  • Gardeningknowhow
    – Agave victoriae-reginae Care & Info
  • Hunker
    – 5 Best Houseplants to Give for Valentine’s Day
  • Lifehacker
    – Why You Shouldn’t Use Peat in Your Garden, and What to Use Instead
  • Thegoodtrade
    – Here’s How To Make Your Houseplant Habit Even “Greener”
  • Homedit
    – ​​Cool Plants to Create Your Own Unique House Paradise
  • The List
    – The Best Plants To Bring Life To A Drab Home Office

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