Tag: Houseplants

Posted on 01/23/2023
Epipremnum Aureum & Philodendron: What Pet Owners Should Know About These Popular Houseplants
Unfortunately, plants and pets can't always coexist. Many plants have toxic qualities that can harm both animals and humans if ingested. Some of the most popular houseplants, such as epipremnum aureum or pothos, can pose a risk to cats and dogs if not kept well out of reach. To help you choose the best houseplants for your home,...
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Posted on 08/22/2022
How to Propagate & Grow Philodendrons in Water
Growing plants in water is a fun and convenient way of bringing nature indoors. Many popular houseplants and herbs can sprout and live in water with the right nutrients. Heartleaf philodendrons are especially successful growing this way. Here is a basic guide for growing a philodendron in water: What You'll Need A clear vessel - Commonly used items...
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Posted on 06/13/2022
3 Houseplant Gift Ideas
Live plants make excellent gifts for occasions like housewarming, birthdays and more. Luckily there are many plants that are extremely forgiving, easy to care for and make exceptional gifts regardless of the skill level. Here are some suggestions if you want to gift a live plant. Christmas Cactus The Christmas cactus gets its name from its blooming season...
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Posted on 05/09/2022
The 5 Secrets to Healthy Houseplants
Caring for houseplants involves more than watering them. Even the most “unkillable” plants will benefit from extra care and attention. If your plants are surviving but not thriving, here are some tips to take your plant care to the next level: Aerate the Soil Aerating the soil is a simple way to help your plants get more from...
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Posted on 04/25/2022
How to Make a Mini Trellis for Your Potted Plants
Many popular houseplants are climbers in nature. Even when living in containers, many plants benefit from having something to climb or something to support them when they get larger and heavier. While there are lots of options available on the market for supporting your houseplants, you can also make your own trellises from inexpensive materials. Here are some...
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Posted on 03/21/2022
A Beginner's Guide to Potting Mix
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay With the amount of different soil options available, it’s hard for houseplant beginners to know what’s best. While many plants can thrive in almost any environment, soil included, others have specific requirements. Here we will go over the differences between the most commonly used potting mixes to help you make the best decisions...
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Posted on 01/10/2022
How to Customize Your Pots & Planters
You don’t need to spend a fortune on expensive flower pots and planters. Decorating a plain pot and turning it into a custom piece is simple and inexpensive and can really make a difference in your plant collection’s aesthetic. No matter your style, terracotta pots make the perfect starting point for this project. Here are some tips you...
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Posted on 09/13/2021
Living Walls: What They Are and Why You Should Consider One
Photo by Dayvison de Oliveira Silva from Pexels If you're still in the construction phase of your new dream home, or if you'd like to improve your existing home with a small project that gives you back more than just a monetary return, consider adding space for a living wall. A living wall not only gives you something...
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Posted on 05/24/2021
Five Houseplants Every Cat Owner Should Avoid
Your new home may feel more cozy with the addition of pets and houseplants. However, some combinations of the two simply don’t mix. Avoid these five common houseplants if your home has four-legged family members. 1. Aloe Vera Aloe vera is good for soothing dry, irritated skin, chapped lips and minor burns. Many homeowners keep an aloe plant...
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