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Your lovely collection of houseplants is starting to look a little limp, and you’re ready to get things perked back up again. Obviously, you’ve thought to give them a drink and that hasn’t solved the problem. So now you need to figure out what to do next. There are a number of possible solutions to drooping plants, but you need to know the cause first. 1 – Improve the Water Situation As I’ve said, you’ve…

Over watered house plants are plants on their death bed. Water is food to plants. When humans eat too much food, obesity sets in and that’s often followed up by any number of diseases. Any of those can and often does lead to premature death. The same happens with plants. When you over water plants, the excess water is stuck in the soil suffocating the plant. How Watering Affects Plant Roots The leaves on plants…

Petunias are well-known for their big colorful blossoms, almost as much as they are famous for being an easy to grow plant. But no plant is completely impervious to problems and you might find yourself with wilting petunias some day. Knowing what the cause is and how to treat it can help you save your plants. It might not be quite what you think. What Does Wilting Really Mean? We often use wilted leaves as…

So you’ve purchased your first spider plant. Kudos! Welcome to the illustrious world of spider plants, beautiful green foliage, and cute little spiderettes. With all of the information and your expanding knowledge, I’m sure you are asking yourself many questions. One of those questions is how fast does a spider plant grow? Common Types of Spider Plants First, let’s start with the varieties you are most likely to see when you are at a garden…

When on the hunt for a plant for your brown thumb, there are many easy-care and hardy plants that come to mind. One of these plants is the snake plant, or Sansevieria. This plant checks off many boxes on the “plant grim reaper” list, but you may find yourself asking a few questions, like how fast does the snake plant grow? The Growth Rate of Snake Plants As a general rule, the snake plant tends…

Petunias make for gorgeous colorful hanging baskets and decorative lawn borders, lush with varied flower heads that last all summer long. Or they should. The thing the garden centers don’t advertise is that most varieties of petunias are fairly high maintenance. The only type of low maintenance petunias is Milliflora Petunias, which require no deadheading – removal of spent flowers. Names of this variety include the tradename Supertunia, Picabella and Petunia Fantasy. Spreading (Wave) Petunias…

Whether you need to grow plants fast for a science project during the holidays, or you’re interested in growing plants to gift for Mother’s Day or Teacher Appreciation Day, sometimes you just need a way to speed up the process. If you’re cutting it close and you need an edge to cultivate plants fast and indoors, there’s a method you can use to stimulate plant growth. The first of which starts with the type of…

The goal of keeping orchids as houseplants may be to enjoy the flowers, but don’t neglect the care of your plants after they have bloomed too. While an orchid doesn’t need a lot of special attention after flowering, there are a few tips that can help keep your plants healthy and providing lovely color for many years. How Often Do Orchids Bloom? We should start off by establishing how often you can expect flowers from…

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