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How to Aerate Soil in Potted Plants (And Why You Should Do It)

When we think about soil and potted plants, the conversation usually turns to water rather than air. Believe it or not, water is only part of what’s going on in your dirt. You have to think about how much air is down there as well.  Roots are designed to absorb water for the plant but they still need access to …

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How to Get Rid of Gnats in Plants

The gnats in plants kept indoors are fungus gnats, sometimes referred to as soil gnats. They aren’t the same as fruit flies, although they do resemble them a lot. Fungus gnats are attracted to moist soil, while fruit flies are attracted to anything fermenting. You’ll see fruit flies flying around fruits and your garbage bin. You’ll see fungus gnats flying …

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How to Fix a Root Bound Plant (When It’s Outgrown Its Container)

It’s easy to spot problems in your houseplants when they are visible in the leaves or flowers. What about potential issues that are going on under the soil, with the roots? Don’t forget to take care of your plants even when you can’t see what’s going on. In particular, we’re talking about when a plant outgrows its container, and how …

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How to Make Your Own Mini Hanging Succulent Terrarium

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 …

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How to Fix Drooping Plants (In 5 Easy Steps)

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 houseplants, but you need …

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How to Keep Your Succulents Small (Tips for Smaller Plants)

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 …

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Are You Over Watering Indoor Plants? How to Fix a Drowning Plant

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 …

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4 Reasons Why Your Petunias Are Wilting and Dying

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 …