Welcome….to Houseplantsexpert, my name is Elyssa Goins – owner and editor of this site. Read more to find out about us and our love for houseplants.
The main purpose of this site is to provide visitors with accurate and informative advice about indoor plants…and as many as possible. What I am trying not to do is become an encyclopedia of information that the average joe-public may not understand or even need to understand.
Most of the information provided here should be easy enough to follow and suitable for all indoor growers regardless of skill and knowledge levels.
This is a place where I hope others can help create a community of growers “helping and contributing” to each other’s house plant growing success. Make yourself at home and let’s do something great together.
A big thanks to those who already contribute!
The Facebook page for this site (here) is a useful place to keep up to date with what’s new going on at HPE- and to join or read discussions.
Why House Plants?
Welcome Plant Parents to my website! My name is Elyssa Goins, and I’m a gardener, beekeeper, and a proud mom of four. For the past twenty years, I’ve been all about growing and caring for all sorts of fruits, veggies, herbs, livestock, kids, and houseplants. Managing a big garden to feed my growing kids and raising dairy goats has taught me so much about being an awesome plant parent.
I am a member of the American Horticultural Society, obtained a Business degree from the College of Western Idaho later in life, and co-authored an award-winning article in the National Social Science Journal on The Effects of Social Media on Mental Health. I am passionate about life and of course, my furry family by certifying my adorable Miniature Schnauzer, Lucy, as a therapy dog through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. I’m all about being responsible for the life in our care!
But you want to know what really makes me tick? Houseplants! I can’t resist those little green beauties. I’m always on the lookout during my regular trips to local nurseries, rescuing plants from the clearance shelf. Now that my kids have grown up and moved out, my focus is on my collection of over 100 houseplants. I can’t wait to share all my tips and experiences with fellow plant enthusiasts like you. Let’s geek out about plants together!
If you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to contact me here, using the simple form.
Happy Growing 🙂
Author Claudia Steinbach
Hi, I’m Claudia! A self-proclaimed plant lady! In my previous life, I was a sales and marketing executive for an international fashion company. Today, I share houseplant care, tips, and trick to help others thrive with their indoor plants. Most of my knowledge and advice comes from extensive experience in my personal plant collection of 100+ plants over the last five years.
My methodology on plants is based on providing the plant with the right environment to thrive. I love filling my space with plants because of all the life they bring indoors.
Author Vladan Nikolic
Vladan Nikolic, also known as Mr. Houseplant, is a houseplant care expert with over 12 years of experience in indoor plants and gardening. He is the founder of Mr. Houseplant LLC and a social media influencer with over 500,000 followers on various platforms, including Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Vladan grew up in Belgrade, Serbia. He spent ten years working in the non-profit sector, but he felt something was missing.
The love for plants was always in his family. His mother and brother always had a lot of houseplants. Vladan’s love for plants started when he began greening up the area around his home and realized how much he enjoyed gardening. He continued to pursue his love for nature by dabbling in organic vegetable gardening and starting a carnivorous plant business.
But Vladan’s life really changed when he won the US Green Card lottery! He made a big, bold decision to move to the United States and start life from scratch. He started working for a non-profit in Washington DC, but he also started building a small jungle inside his office and his new home. He felt the need to share his love for plants with the world, so he started posting houseplant care info on Instagram.
In the meantime, Vladan fell in love and met Jeannette, who helped him take his first steps on Instagram. He spent countless hours learning the intricacies of Instagram and producing social media content, including plant videos. His account slowly started growing, and he became a plant influencer, getting brand deals. Vladan realized he loved producing plant content and sharing his knowledge with others.
Now, Vladan does what he loves and lives in Washington DC, helping others discover a happier life with houseplants. His accounts are followed by over half a million people, and his videos have been seen over 60 million times.
Author Mary Lloyster
Mary is our ultimate indoor gardening oracle. After many years of watching her very own indoor expo bloom, Mary has found us and today she is actively sharing her experience with our readers on a daily basis. She is a Political Science graduate, but one who has found a beautiful way of merging her full-time job with a drop of relaxation: indoor gardening. If you have any questions for Mary about house plants, indoor gardening, or caring techniques, drop her a line in the comments section!
Author Cassidy Tuttle
Cassidy is a professional photographer turned succulent addict. She has been teaching others how to grow succulents for the past 10 years through her book, blog, and YouTube channel. Her goal is to help anyone keep succulents alive even if they don’t think they have a “green thumb”.