Did you know why these Bamboo are considered lucky?

Lucky Bamboo is one of the most popular Feng shui cures. You can see Feng shui lucky bamboo in most floral shops nowadays. These cute little arrangements in their exotic containers are stalks of Dracaena sanderiana, a plant native to the equatorial West African region....

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Did you know there are 4 type of Tulsi?

It is known as Holy Basil in English and Tulsi in Sanskrit. Other names used for the Tulsi are Manjari, Krishna Tulsi, Trittavu, Tulsi, and Tulsi. Tulsi is one of roughly 60 species of the genus Ocimum, the basil genus. Within the Tulsi family, there are several kinds grown in India. Most varieties...

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Fertilizer: Which to use and when

About Fertilizer There are three essential macronutrients-nutrients needed in large amounts-that are the most commonly referenced in fertilizers. By understanding how each of these components influences plant growth and knowing your soil deficiencies (through a soil test), choosing fertilizer can b...

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Ficus Bonsai Care

The Ficus is a real tropical plant with an Asian atmosphere. The Ficus is known for its branchy root and its full bunch of leaves. The Ficus is completely in her element if the soil is slightly moist at all times and is in a place with a lot of indirect light....

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Create a safe workplace with plants

We are slowly getting used to the new society where we have to keep our distance. Employers are busy planning how to furnish spaces to ensure a safe place for their employees and visitors. We like to think with you, because if something is beneficial to health, it is green!...

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How much should I water my plant?

It's important to make sure your plant gets enough water to grow healthily, but no so much that it drowns. ...

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Peperomia Obtusifolia Care (Baby Rubber Plant)

The family Piperaceae belongs to an ancient lineage of flowering plants known as Magnoliids. These plants are mostly tropical, and are the source of many of the essential oils and botanical oddities that we use. Avocadoes, magnolias, bay laurel, cinnamon, camphor, soursop, and more are all Magnoliid...

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Pilea peperomioides Care

Sure, money doesn’t grow on trees, but the Coin Plant / Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides) is worth spending some time on. ...

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How To Care Your Gardenia

Gardenias (Gardenia jasminoides) are tropical broadleaf evergreens, usually grown as large indoor potted specimens for the sake of their spectacular scented white flowers. The gardenia is a beloved plant for the very simple reason that few natural scents are as remarkable, evocative, and memorable. ...

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How to Water Air Plants

Although air plants are generally very easy plants to care for, watering tends to be the make or break factor. Don’t worry though! We have some tips and tricks to make it easy and simple....

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Choosing Grow Lights

Choosing to grow indoor plants with artificial lighting 'grow lights' is crucial for certain types of plants and necessary to achieve desired indoor gardening results. You’re probably aware of these points, however, they’re still worth mentioning. All plants have light requirement for the photosy...

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Plantsman

How to Water a Houseplant Effectively

Watering a houseplant - how hard can it be? Pour a certain amount of water into the plant's soil once a week to ensure quality growth - simple. However, many people unknowingly hydrate their plant using incorrect methods; thus leaving its growth and roots feeling a little uninspired. The amount, fre...

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Fungus Gnats

Top Tips & Info Eradication Difficulty - Moderate Life Cycle - Up to thirty days. The female can lay up to thirty eggs a day - two hundred in total. Fungus Gnats are small black flies that roam around the house predominantly in autumn and winter. Although the adults are harmless, their larvae...

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Scale

Top Tips & Info Eradication Difficulty - Moderate Life Cycle - Up to a year. The female can lay up to fifteen eggs a week - fifty in total. Scale can affect all areas above the soil line, including the leaves, cubbyholes and flowers. Remove and crush all of the visible bugs using your fingern...

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Vine Weevils

Top Tips & Info Eradication Difficulty - Moderate Life Cycle - Up to a year. The female can lay up to fifteen eggs a day - three hundred in total. Vine or Root Weevils can be brought into the home by two methods - the plant's original soil when purchased, or using a contaminated potting mix duri...

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Root Mealybug

Top Tips & Info Eradication Difficulty - Easy Life Cycle - Up to fifty-five days. The female can lay up to fifteen eggs a day - two hundred in total. Root mealybugs, as the name suggests, will attack the plant's lower portion, sucking out its sap and stored nutrients. Symptoms include wilting...

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Plantsman

Blackfly

Top Tips & Info Eradication Difficulty - Easy Life Cycle - Up to twenty-five days. The female can lay up to twenty eggs a day - five hundred in total. Blackfly will attack all plant parts above the soil, most notably being the new growth and flowers. Remove and crush all of the visible bugs u...

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Spider Mite

Top Tips & Info Eradication Difficulty - Difficult Life Cycle - Up to fifty-five days. The female can lay up to twenty eggs per day - one hundred & fifty in total. Webs & Colonies will develop in cubbyholes, under-leafs and flowers. Remove and crush all of the visible mites and webs using you...

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Aphids & Greenfly

Top Tips & Info Eradication Difficulty - Easy Life Cycle - Up to twenty-five days. The female can lay up to twelve eggs per day - eighty in total. Aphids & Greenflies will attack the new growth and flowers of a plant. Remove and crush all of the visible bugs using your fingers. Prune off the...

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Thrips - Thunderflies

Thrips are small, tubular-shaped flies that'll bring great destruction to the unfortunate plant(s). They can be introduced into the home via many different methods, but most notably being through an open window or via infected soil during a transplantation. Despite their damaging destruction, they c...

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Whitefly

Top Tips & Info Eradication Difficulty - Moderate Life Cycle - Up to sixty days. The female can lay up to thirty eggs a day - three hundred in total. Whitefly will attack all plant parts above the soil, most notably being the foliage and stems (see images below). They'll fly around the plant,...

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How to Make a Terrarium in 5 Easy Steps

If you’re interested in testing out your green thumb, but don’t have the space to do so, a DIY terrarium is just what you need. These mini tabletop gardens are fun to create and are a great way to perk up your indoor space....

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Root Rot

Contents What is Root Rot? Symptoms Causes A Step-By-Step Guide & Aftercare Hydrogen Peroxide & Cinnamon...

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Kentia Palm Care

Contents Top Tips Location, Water, Humidity & Fertilization Common Issues Origins, Temperature, Propagation, Repotting & Toxicity....

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How To Treat Mealybugs

Mealybugs are one of the most common houseplant pests. Resembling small pieces of cotton or lint at a distance, mealybugs are soft bodied insects that feed on the juices of many tropical plant varieties. They can rapidly reproduce and cause an infestation, but if caught in the early phases of their ...

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Bacterial And Fungal Leaf Spot

Leaf discoloration and changes in texture often point to issues related to watering, light, or pests. After properly troubleshooting an ailing plant for potential causes of plant stress and determining that it is not due to improper care, leaf spot or fungal infection should be the next area for inv...

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50 Ways to Conserve Natural Resources at Home

Celebrated every year on July 28th, World Nature Conservation Day is a reminder that a healthy environment can only be maintained if we learn to use our natural resources sustainably. By consuming less and conserving more, we can leave behind a healthy planet for future generations. Get inspired to ...

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Caring for your Indoor Rose

Water, compost, nutrients and light are all a rose needs. If you want to go on enjoying your rose for longer than three weeks, all you need to do is prune it. Here are some tips to help you care for your rose....

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String of Hearts Care

The String of Hearts loves to trail! Pot it in a hanging vessel and position it in the window for the most impressive look....

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Hedera Ivy Care

I’ve put together some Hedera Ivy care tips that will help you keep your plant baby happy, lush, and green. So don’t be nervous about keeping your Hedera Ivy healthy and thriving...

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Boston Fern Care

I’ve put together some Boston Fern care tips that will help you keep your plant baby happy, lush, and green. So don’t be nervous about keeping your Boston Fern healthy and thriving....

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Air Plant Care: How To Care For Tillandsia

Tillandsias grow differently than most other house plants, so they can be confusing to the beginner. They are really very hardy, and require much less attention than other house plants. The following simplifies the instruction but you can scroll down for much more specific information....

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Plantsman Tips: Bamboo Palm Care

I’ve put together some Bamboo Palm care tips that will help you keep your plant baby happy, lush, and green. So don’t be nervous about keeping your Bamboo Palm healthy and thriving, Plant Mom is here to help!...

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How to care for your Rosemary

Use these instructions to care for a Herbs. This guide will tell you how to water a Herbs; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow....

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Why is my herb plant limp and drooping?

Your lifeless herb plant can look alarming, but don't fret! It probably just needs a good drink....

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Why is my Areca Palm turning brown and yellow?

The most common question I get asked about Areca Palm is why their fronds are turning brown or yellow. Areca Palms are indigenous to Madagascar and they do best when their environment mimics the natural sunlight and moisture they would receive there. This palm is an outstanding indoor plant adding a...

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Fiddle Leaf Fig Care

The Fiddle Leaf Fig appreciates a warm, humid environment, a fair amount of water and plenty of light. Choose a location away from air vents and drafts where the tree will receive plenty of bright ambient light. Directly in front of, or close by a southern or western facing window is ideal, and east...

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Brown Spots on My Dracaena?

If you’re seeing brown spots on your Dracaena, don’t worry PS Plant Care is here to help! Brown spots on Dracaenas can be caused by several different factors. I’ve outlined some potential causes and solutions to help get your plant baby back in shape!...

Seena Raghavan

Editor

Foliage to Fortune

The era of biophilic offices has begun. We spend most of our time indoors. Unfortunately, we’ve also made the indoors as opposed to nature as possible. But as humans, we have an elemental need to be out in open spaces. We feel better and think more clearly when surrounded by nature, with no false ce...

Seena Raghavan

Editor

Aloe Vera – The Miracle Plant

Aloe Vera is a plant that needs no introduction. Most of us have used it in some form, as a cosmetic, food or medicine. Called The Plant of Immortality and The Wand of Heaven, it has long been known as one of the most medicinal plants. It’s a handy little succulent to have in your home, for its heal...

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Editor

Give a gift that keeps on giving

Why gifting potted plants is a better idea than a flower bouquet!. For many people, their go-to gift for most occasions is flowers. And there’s nothing wrong with that. A nice bouquet is a wonderful little token of acknowledgment for an event, happy or sad. I love receiving cut flowers and arranging...

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Editor

A beginner’s guide to gardening in the UAE, indoors and outdoors

Who doesn’t love the idea of a greener country and a greener planet? With the nation keeping its green thumbs busy, we should be doing the same! Contrary to popular opinion, there are a lot of plants and trees that grow very well in the UAE’s hot climate. While you may not be plucking a juicy pear o...

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Editor

"Get these houseplants to purify your air" - says NASA

Houseplants play a vital role in bringing much-needed life to any room, and more and more millennials are choosing houseplants over pets and children. whether you live in the suburbs, the country, or the city, any uninspired space can immediately be spruced up by the addition of an interesting house...

Seena Raghavan

Editor

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