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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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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