Welcome….to Houseplantsexpert, my name is Jason – the web-master (owner) and editor of this site.
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.
Although, I am the main contributor and editor here, this is a place that I hope others can help create a community of growers “helping and contributing” to each others house plant growing success.
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.
Yippee…..I get to write about ME (my favorite subject).
My journey into the website creation world began in 2009 and has now become my full time self-employed job. I have several websites that I treasure.
Why House Plants?
House plants are something I became very interested in about 14 years ago. Someone once gave me some advice about relationships (first take care of a plant – then when you can, take care of a pet – then when you can – take care of a relationship). It kind of makes sense really, because if it’s too hard to care for a plant, how the heck could a person care for another? OK, my philosophical ideas over!
I found, and still do find growing indoor plants fascinating and enjoyable (more so, after growing and studying them – all self taught). I also found I had a knack for helping them thrive and grow well. The experience I have and the enjoyment of growing indoors is what inspired me to create this site.
My favorite plants are dracaenas, ficus trees and mainly foliage types, although I do love the orchid. Maybe one day I will delve into the world of bonsai (I have one, the ulmus parvifolia), but they need time I just dont have.
Update 2017: I have been spending a lot of time travelling to Thailand and staying in Bangkok while visiting and working on another project. This has been fascinating in terms of discovering more about tropical plants including the Moth orchid and other Phals that are native to Thailand among other Asian countries. There is an idea growing to include articles about plants native to Thailand or another website, it just needs much more thought and planning (watch this space).
If you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to contact me here, using the simple form.
Happy growing 🙂
Contributor 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.
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. Mary 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 sections!
Contributor 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”.