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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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Prayer Plant Guide: How to Take Care of a Maranta Plant

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This is the plant you have been praying for. Prayer plants are gorgeous house plants with large patterned leaves and a nighttime ritual of raising and lowering their foliage. The movement looks like bringing your hands together in prayer, hence the plant’s name. This complete guide covers everything you need to know about prayer plants …

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Bird of Paradise Guide: How to Care for a Bird of Paradise Plant

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With striking bloom colors and a unique leaf formation, the bird of paradise is an absolute show stopper that will add a tropical flair to your garden or indoor spaces. This hardy plant isn’t just a pretty face, it’s also very hardy and adaptable, thriving in different climates and lighting situations. This complete guide covers …

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Crown of Thorns Guide: How to Care for a Euphorbia Milii Plant

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With a name like crown of thorns, you know this is a dramatic plant. And the drama is definitely delivered on with this plant’s unique succulent base, rows of thorns, and brightly colored, vibrant flowers. However, its care is rather drama-free as long as you keep a few key tips in mind. This comprehensive guide covers everything you …

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How to Plant a Butterfly Garden in Your Backyard

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Do you like and enjoy seeing butterflies in their natural habitat? Are you filled with joy when you see their delicate wings in the morning sunshine? You can see and experience this at home with your very own butterfly garden. A butterfly garden is a garden that is designed and grown to attract pollinators like bees …

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