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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Rubber Plant: Growing Tips for this Easy Care Indoor Tree

In my horticultural book, the Rubber Plant is the easiest of the ficus trifecta to maintain and keep alive.  It's been slightly pushed aside and I think now's the time for the Ficus elastica gets the attention it deserves. That's why I want to share these Ficus elastica, or Rubber Plant and Rubber Tree, growing tips with you.

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Add A Pop Of Pizazz To Your Garden With Chartreuse Foliage Plants

We love chartreuse foliage plants and flowers because they combine oh so well with all other colors and really get our eyeballs open wide. Chartreuse falls in between yellow and green on the color wheel so you'll see different variations of it.

Many do well in the shade or partial... Read more

Propagating A ZZ Plant: Rooting Stem Cuttings In Water

I divided my humungous ZZ Plant into 3 separate plants several months backs quite successfully, thank you very much. I'd never done this before so I was a bit apprehensive to have at it with the pruning saw and cut some of those big tubers in half. All of the plants are doing great which is a salute to how tough the ZZ really is. 5 or 6 long stems broke... Read more

Light Freeze Damage On Bougainvilleas: What It Looks Like and What To Do About It

Oh, bougainvilleas; just when I thought I'd written all I could write about you, this happens. All in all, it's been a very mild winter here in Tucson but we did have 1 evening in mid to late December when the temps dropped to 29 degrees. Brrrrr - the bougies weren't very happy about that. I want to show you what light freeze damage looks like on bougainvilleas and tell you what my plan of action is.

How to Rebloom Orchids

Orchids are beautiful and exotic flowers that are associated with fertility, virility, and sexuality. They look great in home decor adding elegance and grace to an area. However, many people struggle with how to rebloom orchids.

How long your... Read more