Indoor Gardening 2 - Backyard Boss

Gardenia Guide: How to Care for Gardenia Plants

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Your garden needs some gardenias. These brilliant white blossoms look absolutely gorgeous in contrast with the dark green leaves that frame them. The scent they emit is heavenly, making those who smell it feel immediately more relaxed. The only problem with these flowers is that if you don’t know how to care for them they can be …

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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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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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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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Houseplant Care 101: A Simple Guide to Keeping Your Indoor Plants Alive

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Keeping houseplants has real-world benefits, including improving your indoor air quality and boosting your productivity and mood. But the task of keeping a plant alive can be daunting for new indoor gardeners, or for those encountering a particular indoor plant for the first time. To help you keep that pollution-scrubbing, brain-bolstering baby plant alive, we’ve …

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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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Snake Plant Guide: How to Care for a Sansevieria Houseplant

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Snake plants are beloved by plant enthusiasts and beginner indoor gardeners alike for their wide pattern and leaf variety, easy propagation, low level of care, and extreme air-cleaning abilities. And they look great in any space, too. We’ve rounded up the best info and care tips for all varieties of sansevieria, including light, water, and …

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