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Monthly Archives: August 2018

An Easy Home Decor DIY Using Air Plants

Tillandsias, also known as Air Plants, are wacky and wonderful houseplants.  This is a plant you don’t have to worry about transplanting ever again.  Plus, spray or soak once or twice a week and they’re good to go. Imagine that - a plant you can’t overwater. Here's what makes them even better: you can turn your plants into a DIY home decor art piece in a few... Read more

Why Are My Snake Plant Leaves Falling Over? How To Prune & Propagate.

Snake Plant mania - I definitely have it. How about you? You may also know them as Sansevierias or Mother In Law Tongues. Whatever you call them, they're 1 of the toughest and easiest houseplants that you'll ever get your hands on. From time to time you may find your snake plant leaves falling over. It's happened to my plants and now I'm going to share with you what... Read more

5 Reasons Why I’m Not Surprised Millennials Love Houseplants

When I first started working on the Joy Us garden blog, I’ll admit that I knew close to nothing about houseplants. Sure, I noticed them in the grocery stores and the little shops toting “shop local” as part of their advertising. Little did I know that after working for this blog and moving into an apartment in an urban city, that I would see houseplants and succulents hanging from every other balcony my eyes could see. It didn’t take long for me to... Read more

How To Care For The Glorious Schefflera Amate

It's hard not to love a plant with glossy eye-catching foliage and a stunning form; oh yes it is. I've grown plenty of the schefflera plants for years (there are quite a few of them on the market now) but this is my favorite. I want to share these Schefflera Amate care and growing tips so your home can have some wild and wonderful tropical vibes.Most houseplants... Read more

Planting A String Of Hearts (Rosary Vine, Ceropegia Woodii), A Trailing Houseplant

Oh, String Of Hearts, we've been through a lot together. Do you ever feel that way about any of your plants? This trailing plant had gotten so tangled and long that I had to cut it back completely and restart it. This is all about planting String Of Hearts, aka Rosary Vine or Ceropegia woodii. I'll show you how I did it and the soil blend I used.This plant came with me when I moved from Santa Barbara to Tucson and got tangled from the get-go during the 9-hour... Read more

Repotting Peperomia Plants (Plus The Proven Soil Mix To Use!)

Peperomias are among the easiest houseplants to grow and plainly put, I think they're the cat's meow. Have you ever given one a try? Those sold in the trade (and there is a wide variety of them) are either tabletop or hanging plants all with attractive foliage. Mine needed a new mix. I thought I'd share with you the repotting of 2 peperomias and the soil blend which has proven to work for me.The ones which I'm Read more