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Valentine’s Plant Gifts for your Favorite Plant Lover

If you’re looking for a Valentine’s gift for your plant lover friend or significant other, it can be tough. The deeper their love for plants, the more picky they can be (how do I know? Because I’m one of them, haha). So apart from a gift card to the closest plant nursery, here are some ideas for great plant gifts! Plantable Greeting Card While we love punny greeting cards, we love plantable cards even more. The front of this card is handmade seed paper that you can plant.  ...

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DIY, Eco-Friendly, Plants

How to Plant Cactus Seeds

While most cacti can be propagated from pieces or offshoots, growing cactus from seed is a rewarding and inexpensive method of growing rare specimens or your favorite cacti species! Nothing can compare to seeing the seeds germinate and the tiny cacti forming and growing into mature cacti! Where to Get Cactus Seeds Seeds are usually harvested from dried out flowers or cactus fruits (like dragonfruit — yum!). Since most of us don’t have flowering cacti or cactus fruits on hand,  ...

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DIY, Plants

How to Grow Echeveria Seeds

One of the best ways to add new and rare succulents to your collection is by growing them from seed! Why would you ever want to grow succulents from seed? If you’ve ever wanted a rare Echeveria, you know how expensive they can be. Seeds are much cheaper, and you’re able to grow several plants with a smaller money investment. All it takes is time and patience! Echeveria Seed Growing Supplies Want to get growing with Echeveria seeds? There are a few things you’ll need to  ...

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Plants, Products

10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Succulent Lovers!

Know a succulent lover but don’t know what to get them for Christmas? Not to worry! Here are 10 gift ideas for the #succulover in your life for the holidays! 1. Succulent Pack Is there such a thing as too many plants? Possibly, but the answer for succulent collectors is NEVER. By gifting a mixed variety, there’s bound to be something that the collector will fall in love with! Instead of a pack, you could send a succulent subscription from Leaf & Clay! Love fairy gardens? Get  ...

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Plants

Five Things You Should Avoid at the Big Box Gardening Stores

Do you love plants but struggle with the ones you get from your local store’s gardening section? Well, some plants at your local big box store actually weren’t made to last long. Sometimes the things that plant sellers do to sell more plants will actually kill them faster or will severely inhibit their growth. Here are five things you should avoid when buying plants! 1. Paint One thing that you may see often are painted plants. Why do plant growers paint their plants?  ...

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The Air Plant Life Cycle

Air plants are beautiful plants that live natively in trees, but they aren’t like other plants. Most plants need dirt, and air plants simply…do not! They get their nutrients from the water they absorb, and any roots they grow are only to help anchor them to their tree. So what is their life cycle like? Read more to learn! The Beginning Each living thing has a beginning, and air plants are no different. However, there are 2 ways that an air plant can come into existence. One is  ...

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Echeveria Growing Tips

If you’re looking to grow beautiful succulents, you may be tempted (or have already started!) to grow echeverias. Echeverias are rosette-type succulents that come in many different colors, ranging from all green to green with pink tips to even black! Once you start your echeveria collection and start caring for these cute rosettes, you may find that they don’t exactly look how they did online. What are the best conditions to grow echeveria? And how can you get them to look like  ...

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5 Best Succulents to Grow Indoors

Succulents are free spirits, wild and unbound. It would be a crime to reign them in, chain them up, and lock them away inside your house. The problem is… they are so darn cute. Who can resist those chubby, little leaves? Those plump plants would go great in my room that’s covered floor-to-ceiling in pillows. Since we’ve already decided we’re going to overlook succulents’ innate need for the great outdoors, let’s talk about how to ease their transition to captivity. Caring for Succulents  ...

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Plants

Etoliated Succulents: Are your plants getting enough sun?

How can you tell if your succulents are getting enough light? What is the preferred “amount” of light for succulents? How can you fix etoliated plants? If you’ve noticed your plants getting very tall and the leaves on your plants are getting very far apart, your plants may be getting etoliated! This is what happens when your plant extends its stem to reach more light. This is definitely a sign that your plant is craving more light! In the video below, I show you some of my  ...

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Plants, Products

Air Plant Necklace Care Guide

One of our latest products has been the Squid Air Plant Necklace. Each necklace comes with its own lovely air plant, and it may be confusing how to remove and take care of the plant. Watch the video below or scroll down for text and photo directions: First things first! When you receive the air plant necklace, remove the necklace from its box. Give the air plant a quick dunk in chlorine-free or filtered water, or give it a misting. If you have more time, you should remove the air plant from  ...

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How to Handle Succulent Pests

You’ve brought some lovely succulents home and everything is fine…until you notice odd specks appearing on your sempervivum and echeverias. Or you see what looks like tiny white cottonballs sticking to your aloes, crassulas, or other succulents. With plants, there’s always a chance for pests. Don’t worry too much! There are easy ways to get rid of those succulent pests without harming your plants.  Examples of Pests on Succulents Aphids Mealy Bug Root Mealy Bug Have you seen something  ...

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How to Water Your Air Plants

Are air plants (aka tillandsia) easy to take care of? They are, as long as you follow a few rules (just like how gremlins can be cute and cuddly if you follow the rules!). First, they need enough filtered sunlight or 12 hours of bright indoor lighting. The second rule is about water. But how can you water properly if everyone says different things and everyone’s growing environment is different? Humidity It mostly has to do with humidity. If your air plants are in a humid place, they  ...

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