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Pilea Peperomioides Guide: How to Care for a Chinese Money Plant

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In the 1940s, a Norwegian missionary was entranced by the unusual beauty of the Chinese money plant and took cuttings home to propagate. Friends and family were equally fascinated by the plant, so he shared cuttings with them. Over time, through friends giving cuttings to other friends, Chinese money plants spread across the world. Because …

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Dracaena Guide: How to Care for a Dragon Tree Indoors

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Dracaena plants have a fascinating history! The plants today are mostly used to decorate the interiors of homes, but their blood-red resin was used centuries ago in toothpaste, dyes, and medicine.Aside from being mood-inflating, air-purifying wonders, dracaenas of every variety also just look really cool. Here we’ve gathered all the info you need to grow …

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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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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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Kentia Palm Guide: How to Care for a Howea Forsteriana Tree

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Kentia palms have royal roots, famously decorating the parlors and homes of British monarchs. In fact, Queen Victoria loved them so much that she arranged for them to surround her coffin. Luckily, Kentia palms don’t just thrive in burial chambers, they also flourish in most indoor spaces. Being a very tolerant and resilient plant, that …

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African Violet Guide: How to Care for a Saintpaulia Plant

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African violets are one of the most popular house plants across the globe, with gorgeous blooms in an array of deep hues, a compact growing style that makes them ideal for the indoors, and low-maintenance care needs, as long as you keep a few growing instructions in mind. Those instructions are included in this comprehensive …

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15 Awesome Water Games For Families

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We’re nearing the end of the Summer and you’re probably all bored of the same old outdoor activities. Swimming, hiking, camping, etc. It’s getting super hot, and no one, especially the kids, wants to go outside. So what’s a family to do? It’s time to get creative, that’s what! These awesome ideas should help inspire …

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