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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Use Eggshells On Your Hydrangeas

Many gardeners swear by eggshells as a nutrient-rich fertilizer. The calcium carbonate that makes up 90% to 95% of eggshells is a good source of calcium. Provides excellent defense for Hydrangea against a wide range of pests and diseases while also strengthening the plant and enriching the soil. However, remember that not all plants thrive …

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Peony vs. Hydrangea (Differences and Landscaping)

The Peony and the hydrangea are great options if you want your garden dripping with flowers. There’s one perfect for just about any climate and location with dozens of different kinds. But how do you choose? What distinguishes these spectacular bloomers? Hydrangeas are large, sprawling shrubs that bear clusters of tiny individual flowers. They can …

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How Long Do Poinsettias Live?

Poinsettias, a symbol of the Christmas holiday, are prominently displayed in shopping centers and department stores as the holiday season draws near (Euphorbia pulcherrima). But how long do they live? Is there any way to preserve these colorful delights, so they bloom yearly? Poinsettias are perennial plants that can live for a decade or more …

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9 Causes of Poinsettia Dying (And Ways to Revive It)

The most common causes of death in Poinsettias are overwatering, underwatering, and light or temperature issues. Poinsettias do best in moist soil but drain well and in temperatures between 60 and 70°F (15 and 21°C). Disease and insufficient fertilization are also factors in premature death. Holiday Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) bring color and cheer to the …

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Why is My Dieffenbachia Drooping? (Here’s How to Fix It)

Dieffenbachia is known for having problems with drooping, which is not a red alert but can sometimes be a sign of trouble. Dieffenbachia usually droops because it doesn’t get enough water, but too much water can cause root rot, making it droop. There are a variety of unfavorable conditions that can make your plant unhappy …

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Causes of Yellow Spots on Calathea Leaves (And Treatment)

Calathea is a beautiful houseplant but finicky and prone to yellow spots on leaves. If your Calathea leaves have yellow spots, don’t worry. I’ll break down the steps for restoring your attractiveness and keeping it that way. Pest infestations and leaf spot diseases are the most common causes of yellow spots on Calathea foliage. Yellow …

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8 Causes of Monstera Brown Stems (With Treatment)

Monstera is the only tropical plant that can compete with its bold, eye-catching leaves, which come in a wide range of colors, from bright green to the lush cream of beautiful variegated varieties. However, no matter what type of Monstera you grow, the appearance of brown stems will be unwelcome news to all. Brown stems …

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8 Causes of Poinsettia Wilting (And How to Revive)

A cheerful Poinsettia adds the perfect splash of holiday color, but limp, wilting leaves often dim its radiance. They’re known for being challenging to keep alive, but their drooping leaves are a friendly plea for attention. Once you’ve mastered their language, these endearing Christmas classics will be a joy to have around the house long …

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Snake Plant Leaves Turning Brown and Soft (Causes and Solutions)

Snake plants (Dracaena trifasciata) aren’t difficult to care for, but these hardy succulents have a few special requirements. If these conditions are not met, the leaves of your snake plant may become soft and brown. Excess watering issues are the most common causes of snake leaves turning brown and soft. Sunburn, pests, low humidity, nutrient …

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