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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…

Having a green thumb will only get you so far with houseplants if you have one (or more) cats in the house determined to make trouble. There are potentially a few different problems you can have with cats and plants. The first is that some cats like to chew on leaves, leading to damaged plants or sick kitties. Next is the simple fact that some cats are nosy and will play around plants, and knock…

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…

Just like SAD lamps get rid of the blues for those with seasonal affective disorder, indoor grow lights have an even better effect on house plants. Plants are alive and to keep them that way, they need light (not necessarily sunlight). While we need Vitamin D from natural sunlight, plants don’t. That means you can grow any type of plant indoors with the right light systems or just bulbs, because light energizes plants through photosynthesis (it’s…

Don’t like getting dirt under your finger nails, or pesky plant bugs that annoy you (see my simple solutions for this) – and kill your plants? Worry-free houseplants not only exist; they’re super easy to take care of! Take your pick from the following: 10 herbs you can grow and use in your kitchen (and bedroom too) 6 air purifying plants that’ll grow in water helped by a few drops of liquid fertilizer (every now…

Using indoor houseplants to help control insect pests isn’t a new idea, though it tends to be more common to get rid of flying bugs like mosquitoes. But you can also use plants to deter spiders from making themselves at home in your house as well. Here are six of the top houseplants that can get the job done. 1 – Peppermint The crisp and unmistakable scent of peppermint is an excellent insect deterrent, and…

Mosquitoes can be a terrible nuisance when you’re outside during the summer, but they are even worse once they find their way indoors. Before you grab a can of chemical bug spray, you can take a stand against mosquitoes with a few well-chosen houseplants. There are several indoor plants that repel mosquitoes, and many are easy enough to grow for the novice gardener. Here are seven to consider for your home: 1 – Citronella This…

It’s natural to bond with your plants. They are living after all. You feed them, prune them, nourish them, and bathe them on occasion. No wonder you fall in love with them. You only realize how much when gnats, mites, mealybugs, whitefly, and any number of multi-legged and dual-winged creatures invade them, putting plant life in jeopardy. Remember the Daleks from Dr. Who? Can you say Exterminate (say aloud in robotic voice – Or YouTube it if…

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