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Houseplant Care: 5-Minute Guide for a Brand New Houseplant Owner

Houseplant Care: 5-Minute Guide for a Brand New Houseplant Owner

This is a QUICK & EASY guide to choose a new houseplant and start caring for it successfully, even if you've never had success before.
June 2023: My 6 Favorite Plants Halfway Through 2023

June 2023: My 6 Favorite Plants Halfway Through 2023

Today we are doing a fun post to celebrate some favorite plants of mine since we are already halfway through 2023! Where does the time go?
Do Peace Lilies Need a Special Chemical to Bloom Again?

Do Peace Lilies Need a Special Chemical to Bloom Again?

Do peace lilies need a special chemical applied to bloom? Spoiler alert: No! Find out why this myth exists and how to get your plant to bloom again in this week's post.
How to Care for Polka Dot Begonias (and Other Cane-Types)

How to Care for Polka Dot Begonias (and Other Cane-Types)

Learn how to care for the gorgeous polka dot begonias as a houseplant
Acclimating Houseplants Outside for Summer (How to Do It and Reasons For & Against It)

Acclimating Houseplants Outside for Summer (How to Do It and Reasons For & Against It)

Are you considering taking your houseplants outside for summer? Find out how to do it and reasons for and against it in this week's post!
How Your Plant is Telling You It’s Time to Repot (with Pictures!)

How Your Plant is Telling You It’s Time to Repot (with Pictures!)

Not sure if your plant needs a repot? Here's some major clues, with pictures, that your plant is using to tell you it's time for a repot!
Portulacaria afra: Care Tips, Experience, and More with Elephant Bush or Mini Jade

Portulacaria afra: Care Tips, Experience, and More with Elephant Bush or Mini Jade

Portulacaria afra is a super resilient succulent houseplant. Find out how to grow this gem and avoid all of my mistakes in this week's post!
Help! My Plants are Growing! (Problems Only Plant Collectors Can Understand)

Help! My Plants are Growing! (Problems Only Plant Collectors Can Understand)

I know. This has got to be the weirdest problem. It is THE thing we all want our plants to do and yet here it is, on a list of problems that plant collectors have. The plants growing is a problem and a blessing at the same time.
Heirloom Hoya carnosa: Care Tips, How to Root Cuttings, and Personal Experiences

Heirloom Hoya carnosa: Care Tips, How to Root Cuttings, and Personal Experiences

Heirloom Hoya carnosas were commonly available in the 1970s and are now somewhat obscure. Learn more about this special hoya, its care, and how I received my particular plant in this week's post.

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