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How To Repot Dracaena

How To Repot Dracaena

Dracaena is a genus of around 120 species of trees and succulent shrubs, common varieties of which include corn plants and dragon trees. The smaller species are sold as lucky

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How To Repot Kalanchoe

How To Repot Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe plants are popular indoor plants, but can also be grown outdoors. These thick-leaved succulents have clusters of tiny, star-shaped flowers that combine to form a large, attractive bloom. Native

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How To Repot A Pilea Plant

How To Repot A Pilea Plant

Pilea plants,  with the botanical name Pilea peperomioides and also known as Chinese money plants, are popular housewarming gifts and ideal for beginner plant growers. These perennial evergreen succulents are

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How To Repot ZZ Plant

How To Repot ZZ Plant

The ZZ plant, or Zamioculcas zamiifolia, is native to some of the driest places on the African continent. It is a popular houseplant that has beautiful, dark green leaves and

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How To Repot Venus Fly Trap

How To Repot Venus Fly Trap

The Venus fly trap is quickly becoming one of the most popular houseplants, not just among carnivorous plant hobbyists but also among the general plant-collecting population. They are very interesting

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How To Repot A Philodendron

How To Repot A Philodendron

Philodendrons are popular indoor plants that can also be kept outdoors in a shady area. These houseplants come in two main types: the vining and the non-climbing varieties. Vining philodendrons,

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How To Repot Spider Plant

How To Repot Spider Plant

Spider plants are a popular choice for beginner plant collectors, because they are low-maintenance and easy to care for and propagate. These plants can grow to become huge,  especially when

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How Often To Repot Plants

How Often To Repot Plants?

For most plants, repotting is typically done every one to two years. Exceptions include slow-growing plants such as succulents, which only need repotting every three to five years. As a

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Are Blue Orchids Real?

Are Blue Orchids Real?

Yes, the Vanda orchid is an orchid with a naturally-occuring blue color. The color blue in nature is very rare, which is why blue flowers are sought out by collectors

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Orchid Leaves Yellow Edges

Orchid Leaves Yellow Edges

The most common reason for the edges of your orchid’s leaves to turn yellow is a nutrient deficiency – specifically potassium. You will often see patches and spots of yellow

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Parlor Palm Care and Propagation

Parlor Palm Care and Propagation

Parlor palms, with the scientific name Chamaedorea elegans, are highly favored indoor ornamental plants native native to the tropical and subtropical regions of  America. Although they can grow as tall

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Tradescantia Nanouk Care

Tradescantia Nanouk Care

The Tradescantia nanouk plant is one of the most popular houseplants in the world. This particular Tradescantia variety has white, green, purple and pink striped leaves which give the plant

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African Violet Crown Rot

African Violet Crown Rot

African violet crown rot, also called root rot, is a condition that develops in the plant’s roots when the soil or growing medium is constantly wet. It starts out with

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Miltonia vs Miltoniopsis

Miltonia vs Miltoniopsis

Miltonia orchids and miltoniopsis orchids are often confused for one another, not only because of how similar their names sound, but also because they come from roughly the same part

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African Violet Chimera Flower

African Violet Chimera Flowers

An African violet chimera’s flowers appear in a pinwheel stripe design which is usually a combination of two different colors. The different-colored stripes are the result of two different genetic

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How Big Do African Violets Get

How Big Do African Violets Get?

African violets, with the scientific name Saintpaulia, are popular houseplants with flowers of varying colors and shapes. These perennials are native to the higher-altitude areas of eastern Africa, and have

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Daylily Root Rots

Daylily Root Rot

Daylilies are flowering perennials consisting of approximately 15 species. These plants, with the botanical name Hemerocallis, are native to Asian and Eastern Asian countries, including Korea, Japan and China. They

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Orchid Leaves Drooping

Orchid Leaves Drooping

Orchids are perennial plants that may be terrestrial or epiphytic, depending on the variety. These popular flowering plants have roughly 25,000 species and are native to the tropical and subtropical

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Orchid Lost All Leaves

Orchid Lost All Leaves

Orchids are popular houseplants because of their beautiful, dainty flowers. They are non-woody perennials that thrive in bright, indirect light, and are native to tropical and subtropical regions around the

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African Violet Problems

African Violet Problems

The most common African violet problems are pests, disease, dirty leaves, a lack of flowers or inability to bloom, pale or bleached leaves, wilting, spots on the leaves, lack of

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How to Trim Orchid Roots

How to Trim Orchid Roots?

Orchid plants, with the scientific name Orchidaceae, belong to the largest family of flowering plants, with more than 25,000 species. Most of these plants grow in the tropical and subtropical

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Trimming Orchid Roots

Trimming Orchid Roots

Orchids are popular indoor plants that are commonly cultivated all around the world. They have attractive, colorful blooms that are also in demand commercially. Orchid roots require special care and

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African Violet Facts

African Violet Facts

African violets are one of the most popular indoor plants in the United States. This is because they are relatively low-maintenance and hardy, as long as they are grown in

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Bromeliad Root Rot

Bromeliad Root Rot

Bromeliads are commonly cultivated for their colorful foliage that comes in red, green, orange, yellow or purple. With the scientific name Bromeliaceae genera, these monocot flowering perennials have more than

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Where To Cut An Orchid?

Where To Cut An Orchid?

When your orchid is finished blooming, it is best to prune it in order to promote further flowering. Pruning the old, dead stems and roots of your orchid helps improve

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Why is My Orchid Dying

Why is My Orchid Dying?

Orchids comprise more than 22,000 species and are popular across the world for their unique, colorful flowers. These tropical plants can tolerate drought, but they may wilt and start to

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Ponytail Palm Root Rot

Ponytail Palm Root Rot

Ponytail palms, with the scientific name Beaucamea recurvata, are more semi-succulents than typical palm trees. They are also called elephant foot, bottle palm, and ponytail plants, and are native to

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Adenium Root Rot

Adenium Root Rot

Adenium plants belong to the family Apocynaceae, and are slow-growing with thick, succulent stems and deep pink flowers. These ornamentals are native to Africa, Madagascar, the Middle East and the

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Plumeria Root Rot

Plumeria Root Rot

Plumeria root rot happens when the roots of the tree are constantly submerged in waterlogged soil. When the soggy soil surrounds the roots, it creates an anaerobic environment that starves

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Bird of Paradise Root Rot

Bird of Paradise Root Rot

Bird of paradise plants, with the scientific name Strelitzia, are tropical herbaceous perennials native to South Africa. Their name is derived from the resemblance of their crane-like flowers to actual

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Pothos Root Rot

Pothos Root Rot

Pothos plants are low-maintenance, easy-to-care-for plants. With the scientific name Epipremnum aureum, these plants have pointed, heart-shaped leaves and some varieties are variegated with yellow, white or pale green striations.

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Dracaena Root Rot

Dracaena Root Rot

Dracaena is a succulent shrub, of which there are roughly 120 species. These plants are native to Africa, Southern Asia, Northern Australia and Central America. They are low maintenance and

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Orchid Root Rot

Orchid Root Rot

Orchid plants, with the scientific name Orchidaceae, are flowering plants with over 25,000 species distributed around the world. These perennials are popular indoor plants with flowers that come in a

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Jade Plant Root Rot

Jade Plant Root Rot

Jade plants, with the scientific name Crassula ovata, are succulent houseplants with fleshy, oval-shaped leaves. These plants are native to Mozambique and South Africa, can grow three to six feet

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African Violet Root Rot

African Violet Root Rot

African violets get root root when their roots are sitting in constantly waterlogged soil. The roots will suffocate and die in this anaerobic environment, and they will then begin to

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Peace Lily Root Rot

Peace Lily Root Rot

Like most houseplants, the peace lily is susceptible to root rot if its roots have been damaged and left vulnerable to opportunistic pathogens. The root damage can be due to

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Monstera Root Rot

Monstera Root Rot

Root rot in monstera plants is caused by a fungal infection, which is usually due to overwatering the plant. When the roots of the plant become waterlogged, it creates an

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Money Tree Root Rot

Money Tree Root Rot

The money tree is a low-maintenance indoor houseplant that is popular among novice plant owners. One of the most common mistakes people make when growing money trees is overwatering them.

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Spider Plant Root Rot

Spider Plant Root Rot

Spider plants are low-maintenance, which makes them good starter plants for novice gardeners. One of the most common conditions to affect spider plants is root rot, and the most common

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Mushroom Root Rot

Mushroom Root Rot

Mushroom root rot is a disease that affects a wide range of trees, including hickories and oaks, as well as other conifers and hardwoods. It is caused by the Armillaria

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Oak Tree Root Rot

Oak Tree Root Rot

Oak tree root rot can be caused either by the Armillaria fungus or the Phytophthora fungus. Both of these damage the roots of the tree and slowly kill it by

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11 Types of Hydroponics

6 Types of Hydroponics

Hydroponics is a type of gardening in which soil is not used; instead, a different material supports the plant’s roots, allowing it to grow directly in water. There are multiple

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How To Propagate Prayer Plant

How To Propagate Prayer Plant?

Prayer plants, with the scientific name Maranta leuconeura, are common houseplants in the world’s more temperate regions. They are also referred to as praying hands, and are native to the

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Can You Grow Corn In A Pot

Can You Grow Corn In A Pot?

Corn, or maize, with the scientific name Zea mays, is a popular food source for people and livestock. This tall, annual cereal grass was first domesticated by the indigenous people

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Growing Hops in Containers

Growing Hops in Containers

Hops, with the scientific name Humulus lupulus, are non-woody annual or perennial vines native to Eurasia, South America and North America. They belong to the hemp family Cannabaceae, and are

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Pothos vs Philodendron

Pothos vs Philodendron

Many plant enthusiasts get confused between pothos and philodendron plants. This is understandable as the two are similar in appearance and both belong to the same family, Araceae. However, these

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How To Grow Basil from Seed

How To Grow Basil From Seed?

Basil plants, with the scientific name Ocimum basilicum, are culinary herbs native to the tropical regions of Central Africa and Southeast Asia. These tender plants are extremely widely cultivated, being

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Philodendron Imperial Green

Philodendron Imperial Green

The Philodendron Imperial Green is a non-vining plant that can catch anyone’s attention with its glossy, green leaves, which grow directly from its main stem. It is quite popular because

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Peperomia Rana Verde

Peperomia Rana Verde

The Peperomia Rana Verde is a hybrid semi-succulent that is a tropical, perennial native of South America. “Rana verde” literally translates to “green frog” in English, which probably pertains to

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Alocasia Odora Variegata

Alocasia Odora Variegata

Alocasia odora variegata is a popular indoor plant due to its striking, variegated foliage. Some of its common names include Alocasia odora ‘Okinawa Silver’ and dwarf Alocasia odora variegata. These

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Philodendron Pedatum

Philodendron Pedatum

Philodendron pedatum is a perennial vine that has oak-shaped leaves with multiple lobes. These tropical plants are native to Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guiana and Colombia, and are often confused

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Lemon Lime Philodendron

Lemon Lime Philodendron

Lemon-lime philodendron plants are popular houseplants native to the rainforests of South America. Their scientific name is Philodendron hederaceum lemon-lime, and they are also referred to as sweetheart vine, lemon-lime

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Hoya Kerrii Care and Propagation

Hoya Kerrii Care and Propagation

Hoya kerrii plants are also called sweetheart hoya, Valentine hoya, heart-shaped hoya, lucky hearts, wax hearts, love hearts and hoya hearts. These succulent tropical vines, of the family Apocynaceae, are

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How To Save A Dying Cycad

How To Save A Dying Cycad?

Cycads, with the scientific name Cycadophyta, constitute the order Cycadales. They are prehistoric plants with woody trunks and a crown of hard, stiff, evergreen leaves. These slow-growing gymnosperms are also

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How To Save A Dying Bromeliad

How To Save A Dying Bromeliad?

Bromeliads comprise around 3590 known species of the family Bromeliaceae. These monocot flowering plants are native to the tropical Americas, and some species are also found in the American subtropics

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