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Kimberly Queen Fern vs Boston Fern (What’s The Difference?)

You’d be forgiven if you thought Boston fern was the same as Kimberly Queen fern. Both ferns have a unique zigzag pattern on their leaves, which will enhance the look and feel of your room. But today, I’ll show you how to tell a Boston fern from a Kimberly Queen fern by pointing out the …

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Rubber Plant Root Rot (Signs, Causes, and Treatment)

When your rubber plant has severe root rot, it’s almost impossible to save it. Owners are terrified by the prospect of losing their rubber plants to this fatal disease. So I did extensive research into the best ways to protect and save them. Rot in rubber plants can be caused by overwatering or fungal infection. …

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How to Grow Hoya In Water (Step by Step)

Growing hoya (also known as wax flowers) in water is a simple yet satisfying way to grow easy-care plants. The gleaming glass contrasts beautifully with swirls of pale roots and draperies of glossy foliage to create a specimen that will please even the most discriminating indoor gardener. Growing hoya in water is a unique and …

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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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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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