Gardening 2 - Backyard Boss

Peperomia Guide: How to Care for a Peperomia Plant

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If you’re looking for a fun, easy-care, interesting new houseplant, give peperomia a try. We’ve rounded up everything you need to know to grow a thriving, perky peperomia, including water, light and fertilizer needs, how to propagate your peperomia, and repotting, pruning, and pest-control tips and tricks. Peperomia Details Peperomia spp. AKA Pepper elder, shining …

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Staghorn Fern Guide: How to Care for a Platycerium Plant

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Few houseplants are as interesting or genuinely easy to care for as the staghorn fern. This unique houseplant is both art and greenery, thanks to its flexible care requirements. Whether you’re ready to get started or have a whole house full of thriving staghorn ferns, you’re in the right place. We’ve gathered up the best …

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Bird’s Nest Fern Guide: How to Care for an Asplenium Nidus Plant Indoors

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We can’t all be born with green thumbs. Luckily, there are some plants out there that can tolerate even the unluckiest of plant parents. One great plant that doesn’t require a lot of attention is the bird’s nest fern. This gorgeous plant is known for its crinkly fronds that stretch outward and its ability to filter …

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Pothos Guide: How to Care for a Devil’s Ivy Plant

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A plant nicknamed the “Devil’s Ivy” may not seem like a fun one to have around the house, but trust me: with heart-shaped leaves, gorgeous trailing vines, and a resilience that makes it one of the easiest house plants to grow indoors, you will absolutely love your pothos. We’ve pulled together all the best info …

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Calathea Guide: How to Care for Your Calathea Plant

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The leaves of a calathea, with their intricate, bold patterns, are some of the most striking and beautiful in nature. And they’re more than just a pretty face; calatheas make absolutely wonderful house plants with their compact size, preference for indirect light, and indoor air purification… but they can be a little tricky to care …

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Anthurium Guide: How to Care for a Flamingo Flower

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It’s hard not to fall in love with anthurium. With its heart-shaped leaves and bright blooms, anthurium is beautiful in any setting. If you’re interested in growing a flamingo flower of your own, check out these care tips we’ve rounded up—everything from water and fertilizer to propagation and pest control. Anthurium Details Anthurium AKA painted …

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Umbrella Tree Guide: How to Take Care of the Shefflera Plant

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BY HELEN LEWIS AND DANI GALLAGHER The umbrella tree is an indoor tree that looks great in most homes. Schefflera plants are known for their gorgeous foliage, resilience, and easy care. It’s no wonder that they are one of the most popular house plants. A lot of varieties fall under the Schefflera family, including umbrella …

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19 Unique Rare Houseplants: Weird Indoor Plants You Just Have to See

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When people think of house plants, they usually imagine pothos, snake plants, and other common greenery. But your indoor plants don’t need to be boring. In fact, there are many rare house plants that look like they’re from another planet. You can grow them in your home and use them to attract attention, start conversations, …

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Nerve Plant Guide: How to Care for a Fittonia Houseplant

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Tired of plants that get on your nerves with their endless care needs? Try growing a nerve plant! Nerve plants, properly known as Fittonia, are gorgeous house plants that are famous for their brightly colored veins. They look amazing, have incredible health benefits, and are relatively easy to care for—as long as you keep a few growing …

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The Best Large Indoor Plants: Trees and Plants that Make a Statement

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If you want to enhance your living space, you need a little greenery. Large indoor plants are the perfect way to add style to your home, and doing so may even improve your indoor air quality. But not all large plants are capable of living inside. Certain trees and plants can’t handle the lack of …

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