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Here’s How to Stop Christmas Cactus Buds From Falling Off

Christmas cactus is an epiphyte of the genus Schlumbergera (Cactaceae) and is native to the mountainous regions of Brazil. Due to its short-day habit (blooming when nighttime is longer than a certain number of hours), it buds in November as the days get shorter and blooms in December.  In this article, I will discuss what …

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Can You Grow String of Turtles from A Leaf?

The string of Turtles (Peperomia prostrata) is a straightforward plant to propagate. They will set root from as little as a single leaf, generating a whole new plant from surprisingly small cuttings. A single leaf will quickly propagate a string of turtles. You can expect to see roots in as little as two weeks if …

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5 Tips To Grow Tillandsia Xerographica

Tillandsia xerographica is also called the “King of the Air Plants.” Even though it grows slowly, it can reach a height of 12 inches and a width of 23 inches, making it a good option for those who want a sizable air plant. The Silverleaf species is distinguished by leaves with fine white hairs called …

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Can Peony Survive Winter? (6 Steps to Protect It)

Although the delicate, blowsy peony flower is delicate, the plant itself is not. Yet, with some forethought, they can withstand even the harshest winters without showing any wear. As a result, they’re a popular choice for gardeners in the northern United States, providing a welcome respite from the bitter cold of winter storms. But how …

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Causes of Snake Plant Thin Leaves (Here’s What to Do)

This impressive snake plant (sansevieria) is popular for small spaces because of its thick, straight, fleshy leaves. Due to its small footprint, this green is a popular choice for homes with limited space. However, after a long period of growth, the leaves, which should have been thick when you bought them, have become thinner. Even …

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3 Ways to Deal with An Overgrown Aloe Vera Plant

If you take care of an Aloe Vera, it can grow like crazy and quickly spread out of its pot or container, needing your help soon. Aloe’s a great thing because the thick, juicy leaves hold much of the healing gel. However, one can have too much of a good thing! Overgrown Aloe Veras can …

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Haworthia Pups No Roots (Solution in 7 Easy Steps)

The only thing better than a Haworthia is a slew of them! As they age, these fast-growing succulents produce pups, and it’s super easy to propagate that pleasant surprise into a new plant. You don’t need a good set of roots on the pup to get them going. If a rootless Haworthia pup is given …

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How to Reduce Aloe Vera Transplant Shock

When you repot your aloe vera, it can be very stressful for the plant, and the roots may stop working. Further, your aloe vera may show stunted growth, including the leaves turning a spectacular shade of yellow and wilting dramatically. To avoid transplant shock, you should repot your aloe vera in the spring or late …

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Monstera borsigiana vs deliciosa: Is There Really A Difference?

There are two types of Monstera: Monstera deliciosa and its variant, Monstera deliciosa var.borsigiana. Monstera deliciosa and Monstera deliciosa var. borsigiana have been the subject of heated discussion among botanists for years. There is a lot of misunderstanding, so I will clarify some based on my experience with them. Are Monstera deliciosa and Monstera deliciosa …

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5 Causes of White Spots on Rosemary (with Solutions)

The white spots that appear on rosemary are typically caused by powdery mildew. Small, dust-like spots appear on the rosemary and spread until the entire plant is covered in a powdery gray or white fungus. Use an organic fungicide, such as neem oil, to rid your rosemary of the white spots caused by powdery mildew. …

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