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Apr 23, 2017

Cactus Dish Garden - Growing Succulents, Plants, How-to

Make a cactus dish garden. Find out which types of succulents will thrive, tips for growing succulents, plants for sale. Get all the how-tos for succulent gardens here.

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Apr 03, 2017

2 Lilies and a Cactus

Usher in spring with some gorgeous flowering house plants.

easter lily care

Easter Lily is a tradition for many this time of year. Forced into bloom by greenhouse growers, you'll find them ready to bloom in local floral shops and nurseries.

Another beautiful bloomer is the Pink Calla Lily. You'll find this easy-to-grow lily in spectacular colors here.

Want a long-lived indoor plant? You'll love watching the Easter Cactus burst into bloom year after year. This rainforest native makes an unusual, eye-catching accent.

Mar 27, 2017

Wax Plant - Hoya carnosa - Picture, Care Tips

Long, slender vines of the Wax Plant are covered with thick, green leathery leaves. Given enough light, it will produce clusters of sweet-scented white to pink blooms. Find a picture, profile, and care tips here.

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Mar 25, 2017

Windmill Palm Tree, Chusan Palm - Trachycarpus fortunei - Indoor Palm Plant Care

Windmill Palm Tree (aka Chusan Palm) makes a beautiful indoor palm plant. Find a Windmill Palm plant profile, picture and care tips here.

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Mar 24, 2017

Jade Plant Care Tips - Crassula ovata

Jade Plant care is easy. This tree-like succulent house plant has shiny, plump green leaves. Find pictures and tips for care of Jade Plant here.

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Mar 18, 2017

Spider Plant Care Tips, Pictures - Chlorophytum comosum

Spider Plant is ideal for beginners. It's easy to care for, tolerates average room conditions, and is a cinch to propagate. Look at these pictures and care tips for spider plants.

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Mar 15, 2017

Gerbera Daisy Care, Plant Profile, Pictures - Gerbera jamesonii

Gerbera daisy care is easy. Just put a pot of gerbera flowers on your windowsill and they'll brighten up any room. Get tips for caring for gerbera daisies, pictures.

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Mar 11, 2017

Easter Cactus Plant - Hatiora gaertneri - Picture, Care Tips

Easter Cactus plant ushers in spring with a show of colorful flowers. Find out what light, water and humidity this holiday cactus needs, plus how to make it bloom year after year.

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Mar 09, 2017

Shamrock Plant - Oxalis species - Picture, Care Tips

Shamrock Plant is cherished for its resemblance to four leaf clovers, making it a popular St. Patrick's Day gift plant. Tips for growing shamrock plants, profile, picture.

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Mar 06, 2017

3 Things to Do Now

house plant care

  1. Repot. Spring is the best time to repot most plants because they're starting their most vigorous time of growth. If roots are growing out of the container's drainage holes, give them a bit more space. Follow these steps for repotting house plants.

  2. Tidy up. Cut off any dead leaves or flowers. Clean dust off leaves to give plants the light they need for photosynthesis.

  3. Feed your plant. Increased daylight will make indoor plants grow faster. If you stopped fertilizing your plants for the winter, it's time to start again.

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