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Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides) houseplant in a small pot being held up

Pilea Peperomioides (#1 Complete Care Guide for Chinese Money Plant)

The Pilea Peperomioides is a compact little houseplant prized for its small, perfectly round leaves. They look like small coins, or, like Milk Button chocolates (if you know, you know!). 🙂 You may also know this plant by several nicknames, all due to its distinctive peltate leaf shape, including: Coin Plant Chinese Money Plant (it …

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a small potted whale fin plant, Sansevieria Masoniana, with a single leaf

Caring for your Whale Fin Plant (Sansevieria Masoniana)

The Sansevieria Masoniana is a unique houseplant with many names! Known informally as the Whale Fin plant or the Snake plant, this succulent has been recently re-classified as Dracaena Masoniana (scientific name). Hailing from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa, the Sansevieria Masoniana is an upright grower with mottled light and dark green …

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topview of a pilea depressa

Pilea Depressa (#1 Care Hacks & what to AVOID!)

Pilea Depressa (Latin name, meaning Depressed clearweed) is an evergreen creeper native to tropical South America. It boasts tiny green leaves with scalloped edges and greenish-pink stems. The Pilea Depressa grows well in hanging baskets, with foliage overflowing from its pot. Alternatively, it can happily grow horizontally as a ground cover on your patio. This …

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lemon lime maranta, a popular houseplant

Lemon Lime Maranta (#1 Care & Propagation HACKS!)

Calentheas and Marantas sometimes get a bad rap for being difficult to care for. But our experience with the Lemon Lime Maranta has been smooth sailing. 🙂 While they have some quirks, we’ll show you how to attend to them! In terms of care, the Lemon Lime Maranta thrives in greenhouse-like conditions, preferring a warm and very humid environment, frequent …

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majesty palm with cat

Is the Majesty Palm Safe for Cats?

Hailing from exotic Madagascar, the Majesty Palm (Ravenea Rivularis) is a popular tropical palm. Unfortunately, its low dangling palm fronds and the way it sways gently in the wind make it attractive to cats! If you’re a cat lover, you may ask if this Majesty Palm is safe for cats. Thankfully, chewing, swallowing, and ingesting any part of the …

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a small potted Ceropegia woodii f. variegata, variegated string of hearts, in a small brown pot. this houseplant has small leaves with purple edges and undersides

Variegated String of Hearts (#1 TOP tips for THRIVING Plant!)

The Variegated String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii variegata) is a compact vining houseplant with little heart-shaped leaves. The variegated version has purple leaf margins and undersides. 🙂 The variegated SoH is very easy to grow and tolerates most light and humidity levels. It requires less water than many others thanks to its succulent-like qualities, but …

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Rose of Jericho Plant Care (#1 Things you MUST know!)

Resurrection plants like the Rose of Jericho are a very unique type of houseplant. Unlike most houseplants, resurrection plants have the ability to appear dead and dried out for years before seemingly springing back to life. To awaken the “dead” plant, all you have to do is water it! 🙂 In this article, we’ll focus on …

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small potted Tradescantia Nanouk with purple leaves

Tradescantia Nanouk Care (#1 Hacks for THRIVING Plant!)

A plant that is in the spotlight at the moment is the beautiful Tradescantia Nanouk (Botanical name: Tradescantia albiflora ‘Nanouk’). 🙂 Otherwise known as the Fantasy Venus, this elegant houseplant features photogenic lilac, green and cream-colored stripes on its fuzzy leaves. Chubby stems lift their foliage up and, when established, also trail downwards. Best of all, this variegated …

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Why are my Orchid Leaves Turning Yellow? (#1 MUST-know Reasons for Gardeners!)

Orchids are a popular flowering plant that comes in numerous shades, from the bold violet varieties to the more cheerful yellow and the demure pink members of the Orchidaceae family.  While orchids are known to be reasonably hardy, one common complaint found among gardeners is the yellowing of leaves. If yellowing is confined to older …

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Small buds of Kalanchoe Delagoensis, otherwise known as Mother of Millions, Devil's Backbone and Chandlier Plant.

Mother of Millions vs. Mother of Thousands (4 HUGE Differences + Similarities!)

The Mother of Millions and Mother of Thousands — a thousand differences, a million similarities. Or vice versa?  Both succulents hail from the same family and genus and feature attractive foliage. Because of their similar name and origins, they are often confused with each other. We’ll show you how to distinguish between the two! Key …

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