Madagascar Dragon Tree Care (Dracaena marginata)

Madagascar Dragon Tree Care (Dracaena marginata)

With tall stems and long thin leaves, the Madagascar dragon tree or red edged Dracaena, is a strikingly beautiful feature plant and dragon tree care is relatively simple. The dragon tree is perfect for a family room or lounge room corner where it will reach up rather than out. It will grow in low light or bright, indoor light and is a house plant that has been popular for many years, probably due to its hardy nature. There are a variety of leaf colours available to suit your decor and the dragon tree is also on NASA’s list of top air purifying plants so it will help freshen the air!

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The Secrets to Growing a Large ZZ Plant

large ZZ plant

For a stunning house plant, it’s difficult to go past a large ZZ plant, with its beautiful glossy foliage. And best of all, ZZ plant care is minimal. This makes it an ideal plant for beginners or more experienced indoor gardeners who may already have a jungle of indoor plants to care for. The ZZ plant, or Zanzibar Gem, is adaptable to various light levels and can tolerate drought conditions for a time. It doesn’t require regular fertilizing and is not fussy with the temperature and humidity of your indoor environment. It may not be one of the fastest growing plants in the list but it is easy to grow indoors and has the reputation of being a nearly indestructible house plant.

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Snake Plant Benefits And Care Guide

snake plant benefits

One of the most popular, nearly indestructible house plants available, the snake plant benefits your home in ways you may not expect. Not only is this carefree plant great for boosting you gardening confidence, it will enliven a dim corner, thrive in a well-lit spot and has been identified by NASA as an effective plant at purifying the air. This plant offers everything! Given the right conditions they are fast growers and also have a long life-span so can be enjoyed for many years in your home.

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Complete Pothos (Epipremnum) Care Guide

fast growing house plants pothos epipremnum care

If you are looking for a truly hardy, easy-to-grow indoor plant, you’ll find the pothos (Epipremnum) care is simple. Pothos plants can be grown as trailing vines or can be kept more compact by regular pruning. They will grow in bright, indirect light but are also adaptable to low light conditions and will even grow well under fluorescent lighting, making them a great choice for office environments. Different varieties of pothos have leaves ranging in colour from variegated leaves to stunning bright ‘neon’ green leaves.

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7 Essential Tips For Taking Care Of Indoor Plants

taking care of indoor plants

The benefits of keeping house plants are well understood and there really is such a variety of plants that can be brought indoors that you should have no trouble finding one, or more you love to suit your home.  

It is true though that most house plants would probably prefer to be outside in their natural habitat.  They do require a bit of extra care when they are brought indoors.  The flourishing of indoor plants is dependent upon providing the right amounts of light, water and nutrients.  The trick is in finding the correct balance for each individual plant. 

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Cast Iron Plant Care (Aspidistra)

cast iron plant care - Aspidistra

As the name suggests, cast iron plant care is minimal. This is a truly hardy, evergreen plant that is nearly indestructible. It will grow equally well in bright, indirect light or in low light conditions, just be sure to keep it out of direct sunlight or the leaves will get burnt. The leaves are quite elongated and in addition to the dark green leaf, variegated cast iron plants can have either spotty or striped leaves. You don’t have to have a green thumb to keep this plant alive!

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How To Care For Different Spider Plant Varieties

spider plant varieties

Although there are a number of spider plant varieties available, they all require similar conditions to encourage optimal growth. Spider plants look fabulous in hanging baskets or positioned on a shelf where their thin, arching leaves have plenty of space to grow. The different spider plant varieties offer differences in leaf colour and size, but they will all produce the characteristic, cascading spider plant ‘babies’ that they are so well-known for.

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Peace Lily Plant (Spathiphyllum) Care

peace lily - Spathiphyllum care

The peace lily plant is a favourite of indoor gardeners! The beautiful, glossy, dark green leaves are excellent air purifiers and create a show of superb foliage. With clumping, bushy growth the peace lily will reach about 16″ (40cm) to 18″ (45cm) in height and width. Bright, white flowers provide a striking contrast against the dark foliage and it’s a lovely plant to bring the outdoors inside.

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Juhefa LED Grow Lights Review

Juhefa dual head led grow lights review

The Juhefa Gooseneck Dual Head LED Grow Lights incorporate a range of ingenious, efficient features that make them a truly versatile light for your house plants. Using red, blue and natural light, this two-headed lamp can provide for the needs of various types of indoor plants, delivering a customized glow that works for both decorative and edible houseplants.

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GE Lighting LED Grow Light Bulb Review

ge led grow light bulb full spectrum grow light bulb

Science tells us that red and blue wavelengths of light are perfect for plants. But if you’ve got house plants and a keen eye for interior decor, you know that purple lighting can be disruptive to the mood and aesthetics of your space. So how do you make sure your plants get the light they need without turning your living room into a scene from Star Trek? A full spectrum grow light bulb might be what you’re looking for.

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