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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…

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…

When gardening, we can use all the help we can get. There is more to a successful garden than just following the instructions on the back of the seed pack. Each plant is not an island, and you can boost your productivity by combining a mix of plants that compliment each other. Gardeners have learned a lot of nuances about growing over the last few centuries, and you should take advantage of this knowledge. What…

Air plants are a unique breed and super handy for anyone who finds they have a real knack for killing plants. These hardy things survive a range of conditions. As the name suggests, they need air, but they’ll need a bit more than that to flourish, bloom and produce pups (little baby plants). Consider this your absolute reference guide for all things air plants, because covered here, you’ll learn about… Why these sturdy plants hands-down…

Often times, what you think is a dying plant, impossible to revive, is actually just a plant that’s showing signs of distress. No doubt, it’s worrying. It’s also natural. They’re great a pretending, yet all they’re trying to do is tell you they’re in dire need of TLC. Spot the symptoms early enough, intervene and you can nurse the plant to a full recovery. Sometimes, all hope may be lost. You won’t know for sure…

You’ve gotten yourself a few no-hassle air plants, and now you’re curious about how fast they grow. People often misunderstand their growth and care due to their nickname (they do need more than just air to survive, and they won’t always stay as those cute little decor objects). While there are variations in species, in general, air plants grow very slowly. As they mature, they will blossom then die off, making way for their pups…

It’s super easy to learn how to care for an air plant. In fact, the number of things you ‘need’ to remember can be counted on one hand. Lighting Water Temperature Air Circulation Fertilization That’s for regular weekly/monthly care for tillandsias, which is the botanical name for air plants, but who uses them? Didn’t think so. It’s like everything else though, it’s only easy when you know how. Consider the following your cheat-sheet to keep…

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