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Are you new to dividing and re-potting indoor houseplants? Wondering where to start? Sometimes plants get overgrown and bushy and just don’t fit in their pot anymore. You can keep re-potting them into bigger and bigger pots, but depending on the type of plant, they might need to be divided to really thrive. How to divide a plant can depend on the plant species, but this guide should cover the basic information to get you…

Nobody talks about plant care without long and detailed information about light. How much, how bright, how hot, which direction and what color? It’s a huge part of growing plants indoors, without a doubt. But what about darkness? Allowing for darkness in your houseplant plans is actually pretty important, and night shouldn’t be considered a useless or “dead” time. A lot goes on. If you want to excel at keeping healthy houseplants, you need to…

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Even people with no real knowledge about biology or botany know that plants need sunlight to survive. Some even have a rudimentary grasp of photosynthesis. But let’s face it, most people don’t really know how plants work and what will happen to them if they had to go without sunlight. The short answer: When plants aren’t exposed to enough light for an extended period of time, they will begin showing signs, such as color changes…

When gardening, we can use all the help we can get. There is more to a successful garden than just following the instructions on the back of the seed pack. Each plant is not an island, and you can boost your productivity by combining a mix of plants that compliment each other. Gardeners have learned a lot of nuances about growing over the last few centuries, and you should take advantage of this knowledge. What…

Air plants are a unique breed and super handy for anyone who finds they have a real knack for killing plants. These hardy things survive a range of conditions. As the name suggests, they need air, but they’ll need a bit more than that to flourish, bloom and produce pups (little baby plants). Consider this your absolute reference guide for all things air plants, because covered here, you’ll learn about… Why these sturdy plants hands-down…

Often times, what you think is a dying plant, impossible to revive, is actually just a plant that’s showing signs of distress. No doubt, it’s worrying. It’s also natural. They’re great a pretending, yet all they’re trying to do is tell you they’re in dire need of TLC. Spot the symptoms early enough, intervene and you can nurse the plant to a full recovery. Sometimes, all hope may be lost. You won’t know for sure…

Just like SAD lamps get rid of the blues for those with seasonal affective disorder, indoor grow lights have an even better effect on house plants. Plants are alive and to keep them that way, they need light (not necessarily sunlight). While we need Vitamin D from natural sunlight, plants don’t. That means you can grow any type of plant indoors with the right light systems or just bulbs, because light energizes plants through photosynthesis (it’s…

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