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Yearly Archives: 2019

How Much Sun Do Succulents Need?

I love succulents just as much as the next plant obsessed person. They're fascinating, colorful, easy to care for, and have reigned high on the popularity charts for many years now. Are you new to the wonderful world of succulent gardening? Have you ever wondered how much sun do succulents need? 

Here's the answer in short: it depends.

Peace Lily Care (Spathiphyllum) & Growing Tips

Peace Lilies are one of the most popular houseplants and have been so for years and years now. We love their dark green, glossy foliage but most of all the long lasting white flowers rise above. I've done lots of posts and videos on houseplants but can't believe this one hasn't made it to... Read more

Houseplant Repotting: Christmas Cactus (Thanksgiving, Holiday)

Christmas Cactus, although lovely when blooming, are not only for the holidays. They're attractive, long-lasting succulent houseplants. I love the foliage and the weeping form they grow into over time. The soil mine was planted in was pulling away from the sides of the grow pot and just looked old.

This is all about repotting Christmas Cactus including how and when to do... Read more

Bougainvillea After A Hard Freeze, Part 1

I live in Tucson Arizona, which is USDA hardiness zone 9b and this past winter was cold (for us anyway!). A few nights dipped into the mid to upper 20's and most of the bougies in town got hit. I'm sharing what I'm in the process of learning about what happens to bougainvillea after a... Read more

28 Essential Gifts for Cactus Lovers

You may have noticed that around Joy Us Garden, we have a love for all things houseplants, succulents, and cacti. We're happy to say that the majority of our visitors do too!

In this edition of Gardening Gift Guides, we're focusing... Read more

Houseplant Repotting: Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum)

Pothos are one of the quintessential easy care houseplants for beginning gardeners. They're readily available almost everywhere and are very easy on the wallet. Because of their moderate to fast growth rate, yours will need transplanting at some point. This is all about Pothos repotting including the mix to use, steps to take and when to do it.

You'll see me repotting my Golden Pothos... Read more

Succulent & Cactus Soil Mix For Pots: A Recipe To Make Your Own

Do you plant succulents and cacti on the regular like me? Have you ever wanted to make you own mix? I always have some kind of potting project going on and keep a variety of ingredients on hand. I'd like to share this recipe for succulent and cactus soil mix so you can make your own too.

I get asked 1 of these questions every month or 2 and wanted to answer them here. "What kind of... Read more

Houseplant Repotting: Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium Podophyllum)

The Arrowhead Plant is aptly named because it has arrowhead shaped leaves. I think the variety that I have is Bold Allusion, whose lovely light green leaves which are veined with pink. It came unlabeled so it could be Cream Illusion or Exotic Illusion. Either way, it was getting tight in its pot so a round of Arrowhead Plant repotting was in order.

You may also know this plant by... Read more

Pruning & Propagating A Baby Rubber Plant (Peperomia Obtusifolia)

Time to take action - this is all about pruning & propagating my Peperomia obtusifolia aka Baby Rubber Plant.

Peperomias, which are available to you in a wide range of variegations and leaf shapes and sizes, make excellent and easy care houseplants. Most of them have glossy foliage; so why wouldn't we want more of them? I have 2 in my guest bathroom and 1, a Peperomia obtusifolia... Read more

How To Make An Indoor Cactus Garden

Roses and orchids are extremely popular but right up there with them is the cactus. These spiny bizarre plants are just plain cool and ideal for people who travel and/or who want a more modern, edgy look. You see them everywhere - in photos, on tee shirts, mugs, clothing as well as in candle form.... Read more