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How to Grow and Care for a Bear Paw Succulent

Beautiful Cotyledon Tomentosa succulent plant in the garden under the sun

Bear paw succulents or Cotyledon tomentosa are small, incredibly cute, and a perfect potted plant for your indoor house decor. This succulent displays plump green leaves with a slight fuzz. Tiny dark-red “teeth” point out from the tips, resembling bear claws, lending the plant its name. The succulent can also sprout red, yellow, or orange bell-shaped flowers during …

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5 Cactus Plants To Grow In Your Garden

Child's palm on a leaf of a prickly pear cactus.

Cacti are prickly, but they are incredible plants to have in the garden. They are an easy-to-grow and exciting choice despite their appearance, many yield beautiful flowers, and some even yield fruits. They’re an excellent choice for landscaping and even ensure your garden’s safety from unwanted visitors like raccoons. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, cacti do not disappoint. …

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How To Plan Your Spring Garden

spring gardening planning, envelopes with seeds, gardening gloves against wooden table

Winters can feel incredibly lackluster for avid gardeners who love to tend to their plants, collect flowers to display around the house and pluck fresh vegetables for cooking. Fortunately, you can make the colder months worthwhile by planning for your spring garden.  Meticulous garden planning can yield a more flourishing landscape and get you into …

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5 Common Problems With Your Christmas Cactus

Orange mug, pumpkin and yellow Christmas cactus flower on the windowsill. Window overlooking the autumn yellow garden

The Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) is one of the most popular holiday plants due to its wide range of colors, ease of growth, and long-lasting blooms. These plants can last ten years or longer with proper care and maintenance. So it pays to learn more about their growth habits, watering needs, and general care requirements …

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