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Ever feel like you live in a cave? Or is your house SO BRIGHT that you feel like it’s the surface of the sun? Or are you somewhere in the middle? Some indoor gardeners have to deal with the heat and intensity of sunny, south-facing windows. Others are trying to raise their collection of houseplants in much dimmer circumstances. If you are one of the people struggling with a low-light environment, your best option is…

It’s not a surprise that plants need oxygen to survive, since they do breathe and respire like every other living thing. However, we tend to see carbon dioxide as a waste product, or even a pollutant. How do plants use CO2 and can they even survive at all without it? The short answer is that plants use CO2 as part of the process of photosynthesis, and they do need a source of carbon dioxide in…

Plants are living entities and need water to stay alive, just like Aubrey II in the Little Shop of Horrors. But unlike the bloodthirsty, nerve-shingling plant food of human blood, real plants just need water to grow healthily strong, to like, you know, stave off zombie fright nights. Now, you might not be one for drinking water without the flavoring but you do drink something.It’s needed for biology to do its thing. In the plant…

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…

For people who enjoy indoor gardening, having enough light for all your houseplants is probably the biggest challenge. Even those with an abundance of windows and natural light often have to resort to lamps or other types of artificial light. It’s just part of the houseplant game. But there is a lot more to managing artificial light for your plants than just flipping on the overhead room light. Did you know there are different kinds…

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