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The Benefits of Grouping Houseplants Together

Different beautiful houseplants on window sill indoors. Interior design

Do you have a green thumb? Or perhaps, you tend to kill every plant you touch? No matter what your skills in the garden may be, grouping houseplants together can actually help them thrive. By placing plants near each other that prefer similar environments, you can create an oasis for your plants to grow in. …

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Why Houseplants Get Leggy and How to Fix It

echeveria blue atoll. A succulent plant with widely spread leggy leaves and stem indicate it is stretching for light. Closeup side view on

Uh-oh! Suddenly your houseplant has stems leaning every which way. You notice your plant barely has any leaves. And worst of all, it is hampering the fluid aesthetic of your space! Why have your houseplants become leggy? It is not uncommon for houseplants to suddenly take on an unkempt look and become leggy. This means …

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7 Ferns Perfect for Home Décor

Pot of hanging Boston fern

Ferns are one of the oldest and most diverse plants, with over 10,500 species! They’re hardy perennials that thrive in shaded locations outside but aren’t always the easiest houseplant because they prefer high humidity and cooler temperatures, especially at night. With central air and heating, most homes are drier and warmer than ferns would like. …

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The Best 11 Houseplants for a Basement

Succulent houseplant Crassula on the windowsill against the background of a window

If you’ve lived in a basement apartment or have a basement in your house, you know how important it can be to bring some life into the space. Lower levels are often dimly lit, cold, and damp, and since most indoor house plants originate from tropical regions, basements can be poor environments for growing houseplants. But …

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5 Easiest Vegetables to Grow Indoors Year-Round

Various young organic greens in containers, baby pak choi, mizuna, beet, arugula.

Growing your own vegetables is an exciting and rewarding hobby for many, but it’s also convenient in the sense that it saves you a trip to the grocery store. Unfortunately, an outdoor vegetable garden chock full of all your favorites isn’t always attainable. With that said, a small space and winter weather don’t have to …

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Avoid Buying These 3 Pest-Prone Houseplants

Bright green leaves of Calathea Zebrina (calathea zebra),Green leave (Calathea zebrina) textured background.

If you’re looking to freshen up your home with some new plants, be sure to avoid these pest prone houseplants. While all houseplants are, at any time, susceptible to pests, certain types of plants are more likely to attract bugs. So, it’s important to do your research before purchasing one. Knowing which plants to stay …

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How Much to Water Your Plants During Heatwaves

If you’ve experienced heatwaves this summer, then you know how challenging it can be to keep your plants hydrated. Soil can dry out quickly, especially when in combination with a period of drought. The watering routine you established throughout the spring and early summer may need adjusting. It can be hard to know exactly how …

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How to Make Indoor Plants Leaves Shine With Lemon Juice

Woman cleaning houseplant, Ficus Elastica Tineke Variegatad or Rubber Plant. Concept of indoor plant care.

There’s nothing quite like having a few beautiful houseplants to make your living space feel more alive, but just like the other parts of your home, they might need a little tidying from time to time. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution that can help your plants’ leaves shine in no time: lemon juice! Lemons are …

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