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String of Pearls Guide: How to Care for a Curio Rowleyanus Succulent

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The string of pearls (Curio rowleyanus) is an elegant, delicate-looking plant that seems more like a seaweed than a succulent. But this West Africa native is a member of the Aster family, and its increasing popularity is well deserved; few houseplants have such unique forms or growth habits, and next to none look as good …

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5 Best Stud Finders for Your DIY Projects & Home Repair

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If you have ever found yourself hesitant to hammer a nail in the wall, hang wall art, or have cabinets sitting on the floor, chances are you don’t own a stud finder. These inexpensive tools alert you to where studs, and sometimes other in-wall wiring and framing, are located. They take the guesswork out of …

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Cast Iron Plant Guide: How to Care for an Aspidistra Elatior

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A native of Taiwan and Japan, the cast iron plant has earned its name: heat and cold resistant, drought hardy, low and direct light tolerant, and no fertilizer hog, the cast iron plant can truly live and thrive in almost any conditions. It’s a plant that requires little care—perfect for people who have just discovered …

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Best Indoor Hanging Plants to Decorate Your Home

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Hanging houseplants have existed since at least 600 BC, when King Nebuchadnezzar II built his wife, Queen Amytis, the fabled Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The gardens were one of the great wonders of the ancient world, with myriad magical flora suspended in the air taking visitors’ breath away. Honor that incredible sight by making your own …

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House Plant Shopping: The Best Online Retailers for Indoor Gardeners

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It has never been easier to buy house plants without ever having to leave your house! You can stay planted in your favorite armchair while ordering quality plants right to your front door. Not all house plant sites are created equal though, which is why we have created this handy guide to help you weed through …

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