Growing A Spineless Yucca Indoors

Spineless yucca (Yucca elephantipes) is native to Mexico and the Caribbean. Spineless yuccas thrive with little neglect, so make great houseplants that don’t need too much attention. The plants are slow-growing, drought tolerant, and pest resistant.  Description   Spineless yucca has a brown trunk. The leaves grow out of the top end of the trunk. Spineless yucca … Read more

How To Grow And Care For Fishtail Palm 

Fishtail palms (Caryota mitis) make wonderful indoor trees. They are originally from Southeast Asia but have become established in South Florida and in Puerto Rico.  Description   The fishtail palm has green fronds that resemble the tail of an ornamental goldfish, hence the name. Each frond can reach 6 ½ -13 feet long. The tree has lavender … Read more

Growing A Norfolk Island Pine Indoors

Norfolk Island Pines (Araucaria heterophylla) are evergreen trees often grown indoors to use as living Christmas trees. Norfolk Island is between Australia and New Zealand. The tree lives near the coast and likes humid conditions.  Description   Although the Norfolk Island Pine is called a pine, it is not. It is in the family Araucariaceae, which … Read more