Fertilizers

Plants need a balanced diet of thirteen primary nutrients for quality growth over a season. A deficiency of one or more nutrients will cause many issues, including lowered rates of photosynthesis, susceptibility to pests or diseases, and a gradual decline of health. Although there are three main ele...

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What is Vermiculite? What is it used for?

If you’re looking for an additive to improve the quality of your soil, or even entirely replace the soil, then vermiculite is an attractive option. It is commonly used in soil mixes, as well as by professional gardeners and nursery workers to improve seed germination success and encourage rapid root...

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Anthurium Care

The “flowers” of the Anthurium are some of the longest-lasting on earth, which means that dazzling color will last in your home for months. The Anthurium symbolizes hospitality with its open heart-shaped flower and inspires happiness and abundance....

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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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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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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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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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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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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!...

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