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Plant Recommendations for New Plant Parents

If you are a beginner plant owner, we are so happy to see you here joining the plant community with your first plants! If you are a plant lover who is just here for more information, glad you are here and we hope that the information in this article will inspire even more love for plants.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s day is right around the corner! If your special someone is a plant and gardening enthusiast we have some gift ideas that may be perfect for you.

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My Experience with Plants in Leca

Have you ever been curious about those plants you see that are in some weird balls instead of soil? If yes, then this is the article that can answer some questions.

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An Aloe-Killer’s Guide to Thriving Aloe Vera Plants

Aloe vera has a mixed reputation: some aloe parents can do no wrong, while others feel they can’t do anything right. Whichever group you belong to, your aloes will thank you – and reward you – for reading this article.

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Plant Recommendations for New Plant Parents

If you are a beginner plant owner, we are so happy to see you here joining the plant community with your first plants! If you are a plant lover who is just here for more information, glad you are here and we hope that the information in this article will inspire even more love for plants.

Plant Co-Workers

Working from home? Add a little spice to your desk. Your houseplants are your new coworkers these days. Do they have names?

Creative Space

This space is perfect for creativity. We love how you can change your plants and your art on the wire right behind to your desk. What would you hang up?

Vines for Days

Have a vine plant? Using a fun shaped trellis can add some fun flair to your space. How do you let your vines grow? Do they grow free or do you train them to grow up a wall?

Is it Spring Yet?

Did the groundhog see its shadow? We are dreaming of spring! Do you have any bulbs waiting to pop up with warm spring sunshine?

Relax and Refresh

Have you had a stressful start to the 2021 year? Hang some fresh eucalyptus in your shower to relax in the aroma while you take a hot shower.

Around Around We Go!

Adriana’s circular plant shelves bring a fun flair to the room. Those plants have the perfect spot in front of those windows. Show us your shelving set ups!

Plant Glass Art

Can’t get enough of your favorite leaves? Decorate you home with plant decor! This glass art work is beautiful and would fit into our jungle.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s day is right around the corner! If your special someone is a plant and gardening enthusiast we have some gift ideas that may be perfect for you.

Free Plants

Leon was able to get this beauty (monstera deliciosa plant) by propagating off of its mama plant. Propagation is the easiest and cheapest way to multiply your house plants.

Plant Shelf Envy

Cecilia’s plant shelf is absolutely beautiful and we love the variety of plants that she chose for her plant shelf. Having a plant shelf is any simple and affordable way to display your plants no matter the size of your home.

Moss Poles

The “Plant Guy” shows us how he takes his plants that have moss poles. How do you take care of your moss poles?

Smile at Plants

We love Brad’s big smile! Which plant do you have is making you smile today?

Pegboard Full of Plants

Dani’s pegboard wall is an amazing use of space! We love how it’s able to be rearranged to meet plant needs. Would you hang something like this in your home?

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My Experience with Plants in Leca

Have you ever been curious about those plants you see that are in some weird balls instead of soil? If yes, then this is the article that can answer some questions.

Relaxing Aromas

Hanging sprigs of eucalyptus in the shower gives a lovely relaxing aroma to decompress. How do your plants help you de-stress?

Cool Plant Corner

Sitting a plant on top of a stack of books is a fun way to add interest to any empty corner in your home.

Unique Plant Homes

Are you running out of space for your plants? Have you tried lining your plants up the stairs? We encourage you to find unique homes for your plants to thrive.

Indoor Greenhouse

We love how Johdi uses her greenhouse to display her beautiful plants inside her home.

Never Too Many Plants

You can never have too many plants in your home in our opinion. When buying a variety of plants, also consider buying a variety of pots or shelves to create interest in your plant space.

New Year New Plants

We are almost in the middle of January and depending on where you live in the world, you can’t go outside and plant new herbs or veggies in the garden.

Plant DIY

Looking to fill the void of gardening during the winter? Try creating a fun trinket dish with your favorite leaf.

Watering Day!

Raise your hands if you know what this means? Watering day! How do you water some of your plants? From the top or the bottom?

Plant Decorating

Do you use your plants as a part of your home decor? I love how simple and beautiful plants look when they are hung up in a window. Or sitting on a stack of books.

Sweet Dreams

Would you have a bed like this? This would be amazing to grow a vine on your bed! Talk about getting cozy with your plants! We love this unique set up.

Plant Goals

As we start a new year, what are your plant goals?

Simplistically Beautiful

Elise’s plant setup is magnificently beautiful! Don’t you love the way she arranged her plants together! Do you have a simple set up for your plant family?

Paradise

This dreamy greenhouse paradise is goals! Would you want to spend your days swaying with your plants? We do!

How to Keep Pets out of Plants

How to Keep Cats and Dogs out of Houseplants

Is your love for pets not meshing with your love for plants? It doesn’t have to be one or the other: we explain why pets get into plants and how to prevent that from happening again. Read on, home harmony awaits!

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What Causes Variegation in Houseplants?

Ever wonder what causes variegation in your houseplants, why variegation changes or reverts, or why some variegated plants are insanely rare and expensive?

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How to Save a Dehydrated Orchid

If your orchid’s leaves are leathery, floppy, and not firm enough to resist bending backwards, your orchid is likely dehydrated. If you peak at the root system and see withered, leathery roots, that’s even more confirmation.

Calling all Plant Lovers

We know the holidays are coming to an end but that doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze in one more gift for yourself. This plant mug is too cute and it’s in the shape of a pot!

Kitchen Herbs

No need to stop enjoying fresh herbs in your meals. Grow some inside your home. This tub would be a perfect centerpiece on a table plus it’s practical! Do you have a herb garden flourishing inside?

Towering Poinsettias

This display is the most magical sight! We love bringing new festive plants into our homes for the holidays. Do you have a favorite seasonal plant?

O Christmas Tree?

We love our house plants so much that picking a favorite to stand in for our holiday Christmas tree was so much fun! What plant did you use as a Christmas tree this year?

Holiday Jungle

How do you incorporate your Christmas tree into your house jungle? We love the aesthetics of Nathan’s botanical jungle! His Christmas tree fits right into his plant family.

Living Christmas Tree

Do you have a Christmas tree that you use each year? And it’s alive! Trinh is planting her Christmas tree after this holiday season is over. We love this idea for reusing a live tree each year and watching it grow.

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Ways to Secret Santa Plant Swap

Joining a plant swap is a great way to share and get to know people within the plant community. It is a fun activity where we get to share our plants, talents and small surprises with one another, so why not try doing a swap this season or the next?

Hiding Places

We don’t know about you but this looks like a great place to hide from the world and read a great book! Surrounded by plants is a happy place.

Plant Lover Gifts

These fun keychains are great for a plant lover to keep their favorite leaf close by! Are you going to be gifting plant inspired presents this holiday season?

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Christmas VS Thanksgiving Cactus

These holiday plants are super popular during this time and sadly they do get mislabelled a lot in stores. Here are a few tips on how to identify what plant you have, what to expect and how to care for it. <3

Swooning for Leaves

Let’s just slow things down and enjoy this Philodendron’s leaves! Isn’t it magnificent what nature can do? What plants do you swoon over or have on your wish list?

Plant Art

Hannah names her plants, we love her artistic plant designs. Do you decorate with plant art? We love all things plants for our homes!

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Holiday Houseplants: Pet Friendly vs Toxic Plants

Thinking of getting or gifting a plant this holiday season? If you or your friends have pets, please be careful and consult our list of ten common holiday plants that are toxic to pets, and five safe substitutes.

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Safe Plants for Pets and Toxic Plants to Avoid

30 common toxic and non-toxic houseplants, plus we recommend some herbs that are healthy and enjoyable for dogs and cats to munch so that they don’t feel left out of the gardening fun.

Plant Family

Do you treat your plants as one of the family? These adorable planters give a fun face to talk to while you take care of your family members. We like to name our plants, what do you call yours?

Greenhouse Envy

This greenhouse is the perfect spot to have a meal with your family! How are you incorporating your garden harvest into your holiday meals?

Seedlings

Bring the gardening fun inside! Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can start your vegetable garden early. Start an avocado seed and watch it grow from the warmth of your home.

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How I Deal with Houseplant Pests

It’s time to buckle up as I share with you how I’ve dealt with these pests as well as tips from other plant parents who have gone through the same pests problems: scales, mealybugs, gnats, aphids, spidermites and thrips.

How it began and how is it going?

Propagating our favorite plant brings so much joy especially when our new plant is thriving. This plant mom documented her Peperomia growth.

Monochromatic

These monochromatic shelves and planters cause these colors to pop! Do you match your planters or have a variation of different pots?

Swoosh

Combine your two favorite passions: sports and plants. This basketball planter is so unique and perfect for your man cave. We like seeing the different objects that can be turned into planters.

Pupperiffic Plants!

We’re not sure what we love more…Brenton’s dog here, or the delightful indoor jungle! Love seeing pets and plants living harmoniously!

Curious Kittens

Some of us have the fun or difficult challenge of raising our plant babies with curious fur babies. Cats are naturally curious but we can all learn to live symbiotically.

Before and After Plants Edition

We have so many new plant parents out there. We love looking at your space before plants and after! Show us your indoor jungles!

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50+ Best Gifts for Gardeners 2020

Looking to impress the gardeners and houseplant parents in your life this holiday season? This holiday gift guide for gardeners has 50-plus special gift ideas that are sure to delight plant lovers of all stripes.

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This Fall, Leave the Leaves

Leaving fallen leaves alone can improve your garden soil and help perennial plants, birds, pollinators and beneficial insects survive the winter! Read on to learn why leaves are so important and how to handle them best to benefit your garden.

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Challenge your Greenthumb: Four Difficult Houseplants

It can seem like there are more difficult houseplants to keep healthy and happy versus easy-to-care for ones. As much as houseplants bring much happiness to our lives and homes, growing houseplants can actually be really difficult.

Office Oasis

Transform your home office into a garden oasis. Winter is upon us and we are bringing in our outdoor plants. Why not surround your home office with plants? Help reduce stress with your new green co-workers.

Stamp of Approval!

How cute are these plant care guide stamps from Hemleva?! Samantha drew up these designs, and Jen from papersushishop brought them to life!

Go Green with Halloween!

Need a costume idea? Use your favorite plant as inspiration! With a little bit of creativity Heather made a crazy plant lady costume. We are definitely “digging” it!

Houseplant GOALS!

What an amazing video by Marcel. I think we all can say this beautiful indoor jungle is a houseplant lover’s dream!

Tasty Succulents

Want to incorporate all things plants into your life? Spice up desserts with succulent cupcakes! Sweet Reasons has nailed these adorable cupcakes!

Hanging Plants

This is such a creative way to hang some vine plants. How are you displaying your vines around your home? Do you hang them or let them crawl all over?

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The Best Way to Freeze Basil for the Winter

Enjoy the fresh taste of basil all year round by stocking your freezer with basil rolls! This is the best way to harvest and freeze basil in little batches.

Bathroom Jungle

We are really loving this bathroom jungle! How are your plants arranged in your bathroom? Do you use hanging planters or set them around the edges?

Pumpkin Planters

Bring the fun autumn decorations to your plants! Check out these amazing succulent arrangements. Maybe carve a face into your pumpkin and plant the succulents out of the eyes!

Reuse and Recycle

Running out of jars and vases to propagate? No worries, reuse and recycle your glass alcohol bottles! These liquor bottles are fun shapes and sizes to bring an extra flair to baby cuttings.

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Are Pennies a Green Thumb’s Friend?

Often you may find that people add pennies to their potted plants and garden soil. But why? And, what is it supposed to accomplish? Let’s find out.

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Things You Don’t Know About the Amazon

The Amazon Rainforest is a plant lover’s dream. Mysterious and enticing, this incredible place leaves anyone with an appreciation for greenery awestruck.

Cozy Home!

We absolutely cannot get enough of Medina’s livingroom space. We love how she’s used both real and faux plants to liven and warm up her whole space, keeping the faux where the live plants would not get enough light to thrive. I could sit here all day!

Plant Curtains!

Who needs curtains when you have plants like these?! 😍 Kiley’s use of these trailing plants in front of her window is something we just can’t get enough of.

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Simple Spider Plant Propagation

Spider plants are the plants that keep giving! Not only are they fantastic air purifiers and jazz up any plant shelf — they produce tons of babies (spiderettes) that are extremely easy to propagate, if you know what to do!

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Mother Made It Goods Interview

When COVID isolation began, many of us turned to plants to keep our spirits up. We’ve got a heart-warming story from Janelle Catibog, who turned to flowers and vintage fashion when times got tough.

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How-To Propagate a Jade From a Stem Cutting

The most common way to grow a new jade plant in your own home is through propagation. With a single leaf or a stem cut from a larger plant, you can grow a whole new plant in very few steps.

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The People Who Grew a Forest

Here are the inspiring stories of three people who stood up to climate change, and single-handedly grew their own forests for the better of their communities.

Spooked!

This skeleton with a Halloween throw pillow icant_ihaveplants ‘s room amongst their houseplants is too spooky-cute! It gives us some great ideas on how to incorporate little bits of seasonal decor in with our houseplants.

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How to Create a Fabulous Terrarium

Terrariums! These tiny glass-enclosed gardens are simply enchanting, and I love the idea that you can create any fantastical world you wish — all within a small container.

Small, Medium, or Large?

Whoa! Carrington’s monstera are absolutely thriving! We love seeing these 3 levels of plant maturity side by side.

Bottoms Up!

Check out this awesome pothos setup by zebodeko! We love these basket planters, and how cool is it that they’re hung upside down?! What a cool look.

The Plant Dance

What an awesome time lapse by Kate! We love how plants in the marantaceae (prayer plant!) family dance and move as the day progresses.

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Time to bring your plants inside!

As summer ends and fall begins it’s time to start bringing your houseplants back inside for the cooler weather.

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Easy Plastic Waste Swaps

These quick swaps have numerous benefits: they save time, money and, most of all, they save people and animals from a literal growing sea of discarded plastics.

Plant Inspired Flair!

Oh my goodness! How cute are these plant inspired pins by hemleva?! We love how they’re displayed on her wool pennant.

Green Mornings!

We can’t think of a better way to start the morning than to be surrounded with beautiful plants, like these in Melissa’s room!

How to Harvest Aloe

If you grow aloe vera and you don’t use the nectar of the gods inside (aloe vera gel) you’re seriously missing out! Fresh aloe knocks the socks off store-bought bottles, and it is super healthy for your skin, hair, burns and digestion.

Love Morning Moon Jewellery Interview

Kate Barazzuol understands the joy and sustenance of connecting to nature, and crafts nature inspired jewellery to help us deepen this connection. Her stories, jewellery and perspectives are a feast for the eyes and soul.

Escapades with Watering Bulbs

Watering bulbs! Whether creating your own or buying one, these handy green thumb companions can help your potted plants thrive by maintaining moisture levels in soil in between waterings — if used properly.

Alocasia Showcase

What a great photo from Maud showcasing a few varieties of alocasia! We love the diverse appearances between each variety. Do you have a favorite type of alocasia? Let us know below!

Herbs Bolting vs. Flowering – Do You Know the Difference?

Do you let your herbs flower? Should you? Flowering can have a huge impact on the flavor and lifespan of your herbs! Let’s dig into the details so you can get the most enjoyment out of your tasty, aromatic plants.

Plant ID App Product Review

Plant ID apps help gardeners identify plants just by taking a picture! We tested the top two plant ID apps to determine which one makes the best gardening companion.

Growing Pothos on Moss Poles

Pothos are often seen in hanging pots but houseplant lovers may not know that growing them upwards will produce a lusher, larger plant that is healthier and in my opinion more attractive.

An Aloe-Killer’s Guide to Thriving Aloe Vera Plants

Aloe vera has a mixed reputation: some aloe parents can do no wrong, while others feel they can’t do anything right. Whichever group you belong to, your aloes will thank you – and reward you – for reading this article.

Leaf it to Propagation!

Check out this “propagation station” tray Brent made! We can’t wait to see all the plant babies in a few weeks! Do you have a favorite propagation method? Share it with us below!

Happy Houseplants

Wow! What an incredible space with some very happy houseplants! We could really get relaxed in this room. View this post on Instagram Happy 4th

Veronica’s Morning Mint Vitality Drink

Could you use a shot of vitality in the mornings? Me too!

This four-ingredient drink is my secret weapon to energizing my body and mind at the crack of dawn (okay I don’t wake up that early, but you might!) and it’s my favorite way to use my garden mint.

Hey, Money Plant! What’s your story?

Did you know that the money tree is steeped in history, and is also tied to several Chinese and Taiwanese legends? Let’s take a look at its intriguing backstory, and discover what makes this plant so lucky.

How to Grow Jade Bonsai: From Cutting to Tree

If you’re interested in growing bonsai trees but worried you can’t maintain them or are not keen on dropping one-hundred-plus dollars on a mature tree… read on!

Indoor light for Houseplants: An Engineer’s Perspective

As an engineer, I love to measure things – and measuring light is my absolute favourite activity when it comes to houseplant care. It is the only way to truly know if your plant is working – as in, doing enough photosynthesis to stay alive.

Houseplants on a Budget

Are you broke as a joke or just can’t justify – to yourself or your partner – that you should buy more plants? Here are my top tips for acquiring plants, pots and soil for free or next-to-nothing.

Orchid Care Guide

Looking for the perfect gift? Get an orchid! Not only are they show-stoppers but they can rebloom over and over. Plus, we’ve got you covered with a care guide.

Tips for Healthy Houseplants This Winter

In winter, the sun is lower in the sky which means less light. Less light = less photosynthesis = less food produced = less energy. Set your plants up for success this winter with these tips.

Installing a Green Wall

Watch the video above to take a tour of a fully grown green wall and watch as Andy helps Jed install one in his new home.

Oxalis Triangularis: Care Guide

Oxalis Triangularis are delicate in appearance but surprisingly hardy and low-maintenance. Their purple leaves and pink flowers provide a lovely contrast to the greens in other plants.

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Top Five Undemanding Houseplants

Houseplants can be really hard to keep happy! We’ve compiled a list of five plants that are actually the most undemanding houseplants.

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What’s Up with my Peace Lily?

Peace lilies are generally easy to grow, low-maintenance and can tolerate low-light conditions but if you suspect your peace lily isn’t thriving, you’ve come to the right place.

Snake Plant Propagation

Snake Plant Propagation

I propagate the leaves of my snake plant in two different ways. I cut two leaves about six inches from the top and propagated one leaf in soil and the other in water.

Chantale’s House Plant Tour

Turtle Vine, Moringa Tree, Baby’s Tears, Rabbit’s Foot Fern… oh my! Join us as we tour around Chantale’s intriguing houseplant collection.

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Common Houseplant Watering Mistakes

“Water your plants once a week” is common advice that suggests that you need to stick to a regular schedule. But it doesn’t work like that. Why?

Acclimatizing Your Houseplants

Follow these quick steps to ensure that your new plant friend and your existing collection plant friends – stay happy and healthy.

Combining Spider Plants

Limited well-lit space for my plants is an issue in my urban apartment, so I combined my rapidly-growing spiderettes into one container as one plant to save on valuable sill space.

Growing Basil Indoors

Growing Basil Indoors

Whether you plan to grow basil from seed or from a seedling, follow these tips for indoor basil growing success.

3 Must Grow Succulents

Top Three Unique Succulents

Funky looking succulents might be what your indoor houseplant collection is missing. These three succulents are low-maintenance and will add life into your interior space with ease.

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Simplistically Beautiful

Elise’s plant setup is magnificently beautiful! Don’t you love the way she arranged her plants together! Do you have a simple set up for your plant family?

Paradise

This dreamy greenhouse paradise is goals! Would you want to spend your days swaying with your plants? We do!

How to Keep Pets out of Plants

How to Keep Cats and Dogs out of Houseplants

Is your love for pets not meshing with your love for plants? It doesn’t have to be one or the other: we explain why pets get into plants and how to prevent that from happening again. Read on, home harmony awaits!

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What Causes Variegation in Houseplants?

Ever wonder what causes variegation in your houseplants, why variegation changes or reverts, or why some variegated plants are insanely rare and expensive?

Dehydrated Orchid Leaves

How to Save a Dehydrated Orchid

If your orchid’s leaves are leathery, floppy, and not firm enough to resist bending backwards, your orchid is likely dehydrated. If you peak at the root system and see withered, leathery roots, that’s even more confirmation.

Calling all Plant Lovers

We know the holidays are coming to an end but that doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze in one more gift for yourself. This plant mug is too cute and it’s in the shape of a pot!

Kitchen Herbs

No need to stop enjoying fresh herbs in your meals. Grow some inside your home. This tub would be a perfect centerpiece on a table plus it’s practical! Do you have a herb garden flourishing inside?

Towering Poinsettias

This display is the most magical sight! We love bringing new festive plants into our homes for the holidays. Do you have a favorite seasonal plant?

O Christmas Tree?

We love our house plants so much that picking a favorite to stand in for our holiday Christmas tree was so much fun! What plant did you use as a Christmas tree this year?