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Spider Plant Repotting: Revitalizing An Unhappy Plant

My Spider Plant was oh so sad. The leaves had faded, brown tips were everywhere & the babies had dried up. See what I did to revitalize it (yes, there are before & after pics) & bring it back to glory.

I felt bad for my Spider Plant—it was so unhappy. But all that has changed in just a few months time. Now it’s a healthy green and babies have appeared. What did I do to make this happen? The solution is simple: spider plant repotting. I revitalized my Spider Plant by repotting and moving it… Read more

Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium) Care & Growing Tips

Arrowhead Plants (Syngoniums) are popular houseplants with beautiful foliage. These care & growing tips will help yours stay healthy & grow strong.

When I saw my Arrowhead Plant hanging in the greenhouse at Green Things I wondered, “should I get it?” I grew one successfully in Santa Barbara for years but Tucson (where I now live) is a tougher climate for tropical houseplants. I’ve had it for almost a year and so far so good. Follow along,… Read more

11 Stores Where You Can Buy Indoor Plants Online

Where can you purchase indoor plants online that'll deliver to your doorstep? Here are some of our best places to buy plants online.

Houseplants are growing in popularity, particularly due to some of their benefits. It’s never been easier to make your living space feel like home with some indoor plants. Where can you purchase indoor plants online that’ll deliver to your doorstep? Here are some of our best places to buy plants online. Once you buy your… Read more

Hoya (Wax Plant) Houseplant Repotting: When, How & The Mix To Use

Hoyas (wax plants) make wonderful & easy care houseplants. Here you'll learn about Hoya repotting including when & how to do it & the soil mix (plus alternatives) to use.

I really do need to get more hoyas. Their leaf shapes, sizes, colors, and variegations run the gamut so there’s at least one you’ll find irresistible. These succulent like beauties are so easy to maintain – why wouldn’t we want more? This is all about hoya houseplant repotting including when, how and the best time… Read more

Bougainvillea After Hard Freeze Damage, Part 2

My bougainvilleas got hit by a few cold snaps this past winter. This is all about bougainvillea with hard freeze damage - what to do about it & how it recovers. It's a new experience for me which I want to share in case it's happened to your bougainvillea too.

I did a post and video about bougainvillea after a hard freeze, part 1 and as promised, this is a follow-up about a month and a half later. Bougainvillea with hard freeze damage (as long as the roots aren’t affected) is manageable. I’ve had a lot of hands-on experiences when it comes to bougainvillea. These… Read more