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Home Decor, Plants

How to Start an Indoor Herb Garden

About 1/3 of American households grow at least some food at home, according to survey data. The reasons for this are many. For some people, growing food is a way to save money. For other people, growing food is a way to ensure having fresh, unprocessed produce available. Other people grow food to help the environment, while others do so simply because they find it relaxing. For people who want to bring the gardening inside, whether because of space concerns or simply because they love the  ...

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How to Rebloom an Orchid & Keep Orchids Healthy

Orchids: you either love or hate them. Some plant parents think they are the bane of their existence, while others have been able to crack the code with seamless orchid care. With these tips, we will walk you through easy orchid care tips. In addition, we will also describe how to rebloom an orchid, reviving it back to its healthiest condition.   Reblooming an Orchid As their flowers fade, it can be tempting to throw your plants away. Know that just because an orchid does not have  ...

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Top 5 Low Maintenance Plants for Beginners

Are you ready to purchase your first houseplant, but not sure where to start? There is definitely a learning curve when caring for your first new plant, so it is important to find one that is a good match for your knowledge and growing conditions. Here are five easy care indoor plants that are low maintenance and great starting points for first-time plant parents. 1. ZZ Plant It is hard to believe the ZZ is a real houseplant, as it almost looks fake. This is partly due to the glossy leaves,  ...

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Gift Guides, Plants

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, you can  ...

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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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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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Etiolated 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 etiolated (not etoliated!) plants? What the heck are etiolated succulents anyway? Read on to find the answer to all these burning questions (no pun intended!) What Does it Look Like If Your Succulent Isn’t Getting Enough Light? An example of an etiolated succulent When succulents do not get enough light, they develop several noticeable  ...

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