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

indoor string of pearls succulent senecio variety

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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How to Identify House Plants: Everything You Need to Know to ID a Mystery Plant

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Whether you want to increase your house plant knowledge, want to identify a tagless, nameless house plant you unexpectedly inherited, or just impress your friends with your ability to compliment their pothos without batting an eye, being able to identify house plants is a great skill to have. This complete guide will covers everything you …

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English Ivy Guide: How to Care for Your English Ivy Indoors & Out

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English ivy’s long-lived popularity with plant enthusiasts and beginner gardeners is no mystery: it’s a readily growing, evergreen, sunshine- and shade-loving creeper that thrives in outdoor beds as well as indoor pots. The foliage is interesting in shape and color variation, and in the right climate, it hardly needs any attention to run amok. We’ve …

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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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The 10 Best Air Purifying Plants for Your Home (According to NASA)

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Houseplants do so much more than just sit in a pot and look pretty. Some plants absorb harmful airborne chemicals. Today, we are going to learn more about NASA’s Clean Air Study, the houseplants that can cut your indoor pollution, exactly how these plants do that, and where you can get your own. How Do …

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6 Exotic Tropical Houseplants You Need to Know About

indoor tropical variegated rubber plant

Contrary to popular belief, replicating the conditions that a tropical plant requires to grow in your home isn’t all that complicated. It’s true that some plants demand over-the-top humidity levels and constant attention when it comes to soil moisture, but none of it is impossible if you know how to overcome limitations. We’ve rounded up …

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Peperomia Guide: How to Care for a Peperomia Plant

peperomia varieties of houseplants

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

bird nest nidus plant closeup of foliage and rosette potted indoor plant

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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Hoya Kerrii Guide: How to Care for a Sweetheart Plant

sweetheart hoya valentine hoya kerrii plants succulents on display in pots

Call it what you will—sweetheart plant, lucky hearts, Valentine hoya, or wax plant—the fact remains: Hoya kerrii is easy to love. With leaves shaped like cartoon hearts and long, winding stems, this slow-growing succulent lives in the hearts of indoor gardeners everywhere. To help you care for your little sweetie vine, we’ve gathered all the …

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