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Monstera Leaves Not Splitting

Monstera Leaves Not Splitting

Monstera plants are popular houseplants known for the signature splits, or fenestrations, in their leaves. The leaves are also typically large and vibrant green in color, adding to their aesthetic

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Pilea Leaves Curling

Pilea Leaves Curling

Pileas are a genus of over 600 tropical plants native to most parts of the world except Australia and New Zealand. The genus includes trailing varieties as well as those

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Why Is My Monstera Droopy?

Why Is My Monstera Droopy?

Monstera plants are some of the most popular houseplants in the United States. They are coveted by plant lovers for their beautiful leaves that have holes, or fenestrations, that develop

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Do Cacti Have Roots

Do Cacti Have Roots?

The desert is an inhospitable habitat for most plants – but not for cacti. With its elevated temperatures and prolonged drought season, you may wonder how cacti can survive such

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Cactus Turning Black

Cactus Turning Black

Cacti have become some of the most popular houseplants over the years because of how low maintenance and resilient they are. They also come in many different shapes and sizes

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Orchid Leaves Shriveling

Orchid Leaves Shriveling

A healthy orchid’s leaves are typically smooth and rarely have any unusual texture. If the leaves on your orchid look shriveled, this usually means there is an environmental factor that

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Cactus Etiolation

Cactus Etiolation

Etiolation in cacti is a process by which the plant becomes paler, its stems become unnaturally long and thin, and its growth becomes stunted. This happens when the plant endures

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Is Pilea A Succulent

Is Pilea A Succulent?

Yes, Pilea is a succulent. It belongs to the Urticaceae family and is native to various tropical regions around the world, except for Australia and New Zealand. Its leaves are

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Is A zz Plant A Succulent

Is A ZZ Plant A Succulent?

Yes, the ZZ plant, or Zamioculcas zamiifolia, is a succulent. It belongs to the Araceae family and is native to Africa. It is a popular houseplant thanks to its beautiful

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Is Hoya A Succulent

Is Hoya A Succulent?

Yes, hoyas, of which there are more than 300 species, are succulents. They belong to the Asclepiadacae family and are native to Australia and Asia. Like all succulents, hoyas have

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Is Sansevieria A Succulent

Is Sansevieria A Succulent?

Yes, the Sansevieria is a succulent that belongs to the Agavaceae family. These plants have long, sword-shaped leaves that are thick and fleshy and can retain water for the plant

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Is Peperomia A Succulent?

Is Peperomia A Succulent?

The answer is yes and no. Peperomia plants are succulents and succulent-like plants that belong to the Piperaceae family. However, most peperomias are succulent-like, rather than actual succulents. They are

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Is Jade Plant A Succulent

Is Jade Plant A Succulent?

Yes, the jade plant, or Crassula ovata, is a succulent that belongs to the Crassulaceae family, also known as the stonecrop family. It has thick, fleshy leaves that can store

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Is Agave A Succulent?

Is Agave A Succulent?

Yes, Agave is succulent. It belongs to the Asparagaceae family of succulents, which also includes the asparagus plant and yuccas. There are over 250 species of agave plants and they

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Is Purslane A Succulent

Is Purslane A Succulent?

Yes, purslane, or Portulaca oleracea, is a succulent native to Africa, Europe, the Middle East, India, and Australia. Like most succulents, it has thick leaves and stems that can absorb

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Is an Ice Plant A Succulent

Is an Ice Plant A Succulent?

Yes, the ice plant, or Delosperma, is succulent. It is native to the African continent and prefers sandy, well-draining soil. It is typically used as a perennial ground cover because

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Is Eucalyptus A Succulent?

Is Eucalyptus A Succulent?

No, the eucalyptus is not succulent. This genus consists of over 700 evergreen shrubs and trees that are native to parts of Southeast Asia and the Australian continent. Some eucalyptus

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Philodendron Bloody Mary Care

Philodendron Bloody Mary Care

The Philodendron Bloody Mary is notable for its beautiful foliage, which makes it extremely popular among plant collectors. The younger leaves of the plant have a rich burgundy color which,

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Spider Plant Leaves Curling

Spider Plant Leaves Curling

The spider plant is a very popular plant that can adapt very well to a household environment and is low-maintenance, too. One of the most common problems encountered by spider

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Are Orchids Succulents

Are Orchids Succulents?

Orchids have many of the same characteristics that succulents do, in that they are also resilient plants that are able to survive low-light conditions and drought. While not all orchids

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Philodendron Xanadu vs Selloum

Philodendron Xanadu vs Selloum

Philodendron xanadu and Philodendron selloum are both tropical plants with large, green leaves that make for great decorative houseplants. Native to South America, they are both relatively low maintenance while

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Hoya Krimson Queen vs Princess

Hoya Krimson Queen vs Princess

Both the Hoya Krimson Queen and the Hoya Krimson Princess are variants of the Hoya carnosa plant. They are often mistaken for each other because their leaves are similarly-shaped, despite

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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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How To Care For A Mini Orchid

How To Care For A Mini Orchid

Overall, the cultural care for mini orchids is exactly the same as for regular-sized orchids. They are basically the same plants, only smaller. The main differences in the approach to

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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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