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8 Tips For Caring For Mandevilla in Winter

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Mandevilla (mandevilla splendens), also known as rocktrumpet, is a tropical vine that makes a perfect addition to any outdoor space during the summertime. The plant grows anywhere from 8 to 20 feet long and is suitable for pots and hanging baskets alike. Its eye-catching red, pink, yellow, or white flowers bloom from late spring into …

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10 Things You Should Know About Poinsettia

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Poinsettia is one of the most recognizable symbols of the Christmas season. Part of the Euphorbiaceae or spurge family, it is known as Euphorbia pulcherrima, which means “beautiful flower.” While this perennial shrub has become the number one potted plant across the United States, how much do you really know about it? Check out these …

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How to Grow and Care for a Bear Paw Succulent

Beautiful Cotyledon Tomentosa succulent plant in the garden under the sun

Bear paw succulents or Cotyledon tomentosa are small, incredibly cute, and a perfect potted plant for your indoor house decor. This succulent displays plump green leaves with a slight fuzz. Tiny dark-red “teeth” point out from the tips, resembling bear claws, lending the plant its name. The succulent can also sprout red, yellow, or orange bell-shaped flowers during …

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How To Plan Your Spring Garden

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Winters can feel incredibly lackluster for avid gardeners who love to tend to their plants, collect flowers to display around the house and pluck fresh vegetables for cooking. Fortunately, you can make the colder months worthwhile by planning for your spring garden.  Meticulous garden planning can yield a more flourishing landscape and get you into …

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7 Tropical Plants That Thrive in Low Light

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If you’re a plant lover, you can’t deny the appeal of adding some tropical greenery to your home. Not only do plants help to brighten up a room, they’re beneficial for the mind and body. But, introducing a touch of tropical flair to your home can be tricky. Most tropical houseplants require abundant sunlight. Although, …

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