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It has been several months since I propagated one of my succulents and they grew very well and turned out wonderful. I have already given away more than half of the babies to my mom and grandma and today I am going to plant some more of them into a couple of small succulent terrariums. I’m going to be giving these to my sister in law for her birthday. She has a toddler, a baby…

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…

Nobody wants to raise a houseplant only to have it grow so well that it takes over and gets too huge to manage. Understanding how to keep succulents small can mean you enjoy your plants for many (many) years without having to worry about their size. What Are Succulents? Before discussing how to keep succulents small, we should all be clear about what types of plants we are talking about. There is often a great…

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…

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…

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