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Plant nurseries get the inexperienced plant lovers every time with the pothos plant. Never to tell you how to make a pothos fuller, or how to keep your pothos bushy. They sell the big gorgeous and plump pothos without the instructions to keep it that way. The biggest misconception is that you’re actually working with one plant. Most bushy pothos plants are actually assembled using possibly hundreds of cuttings to give it a bushy appearance.…

Growing pea plants can be a highly rewarding endeavor – just ask Gregor Mendel. However, that doesn’t mean that it can be free of difficulty. On the contrary, pea plants have a habit of becoming ill without you having any idea why that might be. Of course, all plants are subject to illness from time to time, but pea plants in particular have fragile roots, and if they are disturbed, you could spoil the entire…

It can be disconcerting to find little black spots on your plants. You may be walking through your garden and stop to look at one plant, only to find that there are little black dots all throughout the garden. The culprit is normally Diplocarpon rosae, which is a fancy name for black spot fungus. Most people are aware that it affects roses, but it can affect any plants that have fleshy leaves and stems. Black…

Your dahlia plant should be a showstopper, however, if you have dahlia leaves turning yellow, it’ll be a showstopper for all the wrong reasons. Thankfully, the discoloration is a warning from your plant telling you that it’s experiencing foliar distress. Listen to it, find out what’s causing the leaves to yellow, make the corrections and your plant will start flourishing again. Typical Causes of Dahlia Leaves Turning Yellow Alkaline Soil The preferential soil acidity for…

The creeping thyme is a perennial species of the Thymus. It is an excellent plant that serves as ground cover to provide protection from the sunny regions in your garden. Unlike its cousin, the thyme, the creeping thyme is not edible, but it does give off a very pleasant fragrance that you are going to like. In fact, the fragrance smells quite similar to the thyme that most people use in cooking. You should know…

Philodendrons are a fantastic addition to any garden, and will really improve the aesthetic appeal of the place. If you are growing philodendrons in your garden, you should know that they are going to need an appropriate amount of care. Philodendrons tend to grow very quickly, and they are going to require proper pruning and maintenance. One of the biggest gripes that many people have with philodendrons is that they tend to spread really quickly.…

Mums are some of the most popular plants in the world. As September approaches, mums become incredibly common as you can find them almost anywhere you look. They can be found at gas stations, at nurseries, and in supermarkets. But, while it may seem like a wise idea to bring the mums home, you should know that they are likely to die if they do not receive appropriate care. For instance, the mums are likely…

The peace lily has long been regarded as one of the most beautiful and commonly grown houseplants across the globe. The reason why so many people like to keep the peace lily in their house is because the plant is incredibly beautiful, and it is also easy to grow. Before we talk about how to keep the peace lily alive, it is important to understand that the peace lily is an evergreen, tropical plant. It…

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