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How to Use Cinnamon as Rooting Hormone (Step by Step)

Cinnamon provides dozens of benefits to plants, including its natural antifungal and antibacterial properties.  You can use cinnamon to propagate and grow plants in water or soil to promote healthy root growth. To use cinnamon as a rooting hormone, start by grinding fresh cinnamon sticks into powder to ensure they bind to the stems. Use …

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Black Spots on Mint Leaves (Causes and Treatment)

Who doesn’t love the soothing scent and look of a healthy mint? That’s why it’s more frustrating and painful to see black spots appearing on its aromatic foliage. Pest infestation and diseases such as mint rust, leaf blight, verticillium wilt, and leaf spot diseases are the most common causes of black spots on mint leaves. …

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Yellow Spots on Monstera Leaves (11 Causes and Treatment)

Monstera is a stunning plant with large heart-shaped glossy foliage. However, these lovely leaves can be ruined by these unsightly, bothersome yellow spots at times. Yellow spots on foliage are a red flag if you’re a seasoned gardener! Fungal diseases such as septoria leaf spot, monstera leaf blight, powdery mildew, rust, and anthracnose are the …

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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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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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8 Causes of Polka Dot Plant Dying (And Solutions)

Polka dot (hypoestes) is a relatively hardy indoor plant, but it can start dying on you out of the blue. It can fall victim to cold injury, sunburn, malnutrition, root rot, pests, and other ills. The leaves often wilt, turn yellow, sag, and lose their beautiful pinkish patterns. Overwatering (which causes root rot) is the …

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