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What Kind of Soil Does a Spider Plant Need? (Best Soil Mix)

You enjoy showing off your spider plants in pots or hanging baskets. They grow naturally in the ground in their tropical native lands, however. To keep your spider plants thriving and beautiful, you want to mimic the properties of this natural soil. Organic-rich, well-draining potting soil is the best potting soil for spider plants. Perlite, …

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How Much Light Does Bamboo Need? (Solved!)

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a plant quite as cheery & bright as bamboo (Bambuseae spp.). Their interesting foliage and easy-going nature make for a stunning houseplant. Most types of bamboo call for bright conditions – but how much of it do they need? How much light your bamboo needs will depend on the cultivar …

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How to Get Rid of Spider Plant Bugs (With Pictures)

Spider plants are a great choice if you want a low-maintenance, trouble-free houseplant. Aphids, mealybugs, scale, spider mites, and whiteflies can annoy them at times. Thankfully, you can easily prevent and eliminate spider plant bugs. The most common spider plant bugs are aphids, mealybugs, and scales. Eliminate the majority of spider plant pests with a …

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Calathea Root Rot (Signs, Causes, and Treatment)

I must confess that I am a calathea fan. I’ve had these dramatic beauties for years, and nothing threatens them more than root rot. Let me show you how to identify the source of the problem and save your calathea from root rot. Root rot commonly occurs when you’ve overwatered your calathea. Rapid yellowing of …

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How to Get Rid of Bugs on Monstera (With Pictures)

Monsteras, which are known for their pest resistance, make excellent beginner plants for any aspiring indoor gardener. However, pest resistance and pest-free are not the same things, and it is easy to take Monstera’s hardiness for granted. It can be quite shocking to discover that your otherwise invincible showpiece has been nibbled to death by …

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Plant Stems Turning Black (Causes and Treatment)

Seeing your plant’s stems begin to turn black is the last thing you want to see. Is it a telltale sign that your plant is about to die?  Stem rot, blight, stem rust, bacterial canker, and other stem infections are common causes of blackened plant stems. Other possible causes include pest infestations and stem and …

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Monstera Siltepecana vs Monstera Peru (What’s The Difference)

It is not uncommon to find Monster Siltepecana mislabeled in a nursery. Such mix-ups are not entirely the plant person’s fault; the species can be pretty confusing. Its appearance changes so radically in the course of its growth. Later at maturity, it might be hard to tell it apart from its cousin Monstera Peru. There …

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Signs of Overwatered Fern (And How to Revive It)

Ferns have a reputation for being difficult to grow but in fact, they are quite un-demanding providing you give them the conditions that they require. One of the foremost reasons for people having problems with their indoor ferns is that they overwater them.  When a fern is overwatered, its leaves turn yellow and begin to …

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Are Pebbles Good for Soil? (6 Useful Methods of Use)

Having pebbles on hand is an excellent practice for any forward-thinking plant parent. I frequently use polished pebbles, rocks, and stones in a variety of colors and sizes. Pebbles have numerous advantages for the soil, but they can also cause a few problems. The addition of pebbles improves the drainage capacity, water retention, aeration, and …

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