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What Do Plants Need to Survive (And Thrive)?

Have you tried your hand at growing plants or herbs only to find it hasn’t quite turned out to be the successful project you had hoped it would? It happens. It’s awful when it does, but if you’ve spotted the problem early enough, you can intervene using this guide listing all the things a plant needs to survive and grow, …

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Can Plants Survive Without Carbon Dioxide?

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 …

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Why Do Plants Need Water? #1 FAQ of 7 Plant Watering FAQs

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 …

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What Happens to Plants Without Sunlight? (What to Watch For)

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 …

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Must-Know Benefits of Companion Planting

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 …

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Your Complete Guide to Growing Air Plants: From Bloom to Pup to Propagation

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 …

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How to Save a Dying Plant from These 5 Diseases

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 …

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How Fast Do Air Plants Grow?

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 …