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12 Different Types of Houseplants that Eat Bugs

For a bachelor, I am a rather domesticated man. I enjoy cooking and decorating the interior of my home. There are two things that I do not care to have in my apartment: animals and plants. I have an unusually sensitive immune system that makes me allergic to pollen, animal hair, and certain kinds of …

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21 Different Types of Houseplants that Need to be Misted

If you are like me, you love having plants in your home. You love the way they look and provide you with a sense of calm. But, if you are also like me, you struggle to keep them alive.  One of the critical components to maintaining the life of your houseplants is water. Of course, …

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15 Different Types of Houseplants that are Dead-Simple to Propagate

Having indoor plants can add a sense of calm to your decor. Your air quality will be improved and your mood will get a boost. When deciding on which plants to have in your house, you may lean towards ones that spread the easiest. These are the simplest plants to propagate in your home: 1. Snake Plant …

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21 Different Types of Houseplants that Help with Allergies

Many of us have sensitivities to plants or other airborne particles that can make it difficult to breathe. The pollutants in the air can be anything from dust mites and mold spores to pollen and gases which can be dangerous if you breathe them in. You could purchase air purifiers and humidifiers for your home, …

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15 Different Types of Houseplants that Grow Straight Up

There’s nothing quite like a home filled with beautiful, green plants to imitate the fresh feeling of nature while being indoors. There are so many different plants to choose from that picking just a few for your home can be tricky. Trust me, I’ve been there! I would usually end up with too many plants, …

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10 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make with Your Indoor Herb Garden

Growing herbs indoors is a lovely hobby that can be relaxing and soothing. Even if you do not live in a place where you can grow giant beds of herbs outside, you can still enjoy growing them in various containers in your home. Additionally, you can use your herbs to flavor dishes as you cook. …

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8 Different Types of Indoor Ivy Houseplants (And How to Take Care of Them)

You’re thinking about adding a touch of green to your home by purchasing an indoor ivy houseplant, but you’re not sure where to start. You’ve heard that ivy plants are easy to care for, but you don’t know what the different types look like. When choosing an ivy houseplant, it’s important to consider the amount …

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7 Different Types of Ficus Houseplants (And How to Take Care of Them)

You may be wondering why you should purchase an indoor ficus and how to care for it. Well, wonder no more! Here are some reasons why an indoor ficus might be a great addition to your home. Ficus plants are easy to care for, making them a great choice for those who are new to …

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How to Grow Basil in Small Places

Growing basil in small spaces may not seem like a cool idea, but it’s definitely possible and not as difficult as you might think. I personally love the idea of growing my own herbs and there’s nothing quite like getting your favorite herbs fresh from your own plants. Successfully growing basil at home does require …

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10 Different Types of Houseplants that Grow Tall

Let’s take a moment to appreciate some houseplants that grow quite tall. After all, we don’t have to limit ourselves only to those plants that keep within certain bounds of height.  It is obviously the case that there are certain space limitations that must be adhered to in order to ensure that plants remain within …

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25 Types of Trailing Houseplants

Growing Trailing Plants Indoors There’s really nothing like a trailing houseplant to liven up a living area. I think that trailing houseplants give a different feel than more erect and upright plants do. There’s nothing like greenery coming at you from every angle! Trailing houseplants have that lovely cascading growth habit. You can drape them …

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Top 9 Houseplants that Grow in Water (And How to Care for Them)

So you’re thinking about getting a houseplant that grows in water? Here are a few reasons why you might want to do that: You don’t have a lot of time to care for a plant and need one that is low-maintenance. You’re looking for an easy way to add some color and life to your …

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16 Houseplants that Stay Small

Many houseplants start out small but grow and expand over time, eventually becoming too large for your home. Oversized plants can be appealing, but they can easily overtake your home, especially if you don’t have a lot of space.  Thankfully, there are plenty of houseplants that stay small. If you’re looking for an indoor plant …

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6 Different Types of Pots and Containers for Indoor Houseplants

Indoor gardening is an exciting task, as many around the world do not have the option of adding plants to a backyard or creating unique landscape décor on a massive deck that could house a small family. Whether you have one of those decks, or just like putting some pots on your windowsills or mantles, …

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How to Grow Cilantro (or is it Coriander?) Indoors!

Introducing Cilantro Plants! The perennial question that is constantly on everyone’s minds: is it cilantro, or is it coriander? Well, technically it’s both. Cilantro and coriander are basically different parts of the same plant! Cilantro is the name used for the leaves of the plant, whereas coriander is in reference to seeds that emerge after …

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51 Different Types of Houseplants that Don’t Need Much Sun or Light

Shade Plants – The Best Low-Light Houseplants Most of the common gardens and houseplants you see require direct sunlight to thrive. Shade plants are the exact opposite. Direct sunlight can harm them. That’s why they’re perfect to have if your home doesn’t offer adequate lighting. 1. Cast Iron Plant The Cast Iron Plant is your …

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How to Get Rid of Spider Mites on Houseplants (and Prevent those Nasty Critters)?

I do my share of vegetable gardening, but I haven’t had houseplants in a while. I’m glad I did my research. Now, I know a little more about know how to examine plants for spider mites, and how to eliminate them and prevent them from returning. How do I get Rid of the Spider Mites? …

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Ikebana: The Japanese Art of Floral Arrangement

Looking to expand your floral arranging technique by creating an airy conversational piece that will leave your space feeling alive? Look no further, the Japanese art of ikebana floral arranging is a truly unique craft with a rich history that will make you reach for a bowl instead of a vase next time you bring …

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How to Grow Strawberries Indoors (Detailed Step-by-Step Instructions)?

Growing strawberries indoors can be one of the biggest joys of your gardening life. There is nothing more rewarding than putting in a little bit of work and seeing the actual fruits of your labors. When you are starting to grow strawberries from seedlings, you will learn that the fruit of this project is not …

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8 Different Types of Ferns that Make for Excellent Houseplants (And How to Take Care of Them)

You’ve decided to take the plunge and add some plants to your home in an effort to make it greener and more inviting. You’ve heard a lot about ferns as houseplants, and you’re curious to know more about the different types of ferns that are out there. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of …

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12 Characteristics that Make a Plant a Great Houseplant

Plants add beauty and lushness to our lives. They also filter indoor air, giving us a clean and fresh living space. Approximately 66 percent of Americans own at least one houseplant. Before you go shopping for new plants, check out this list of 12 important characteristics that make a plant a great houseplant, so you …

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18 Houseplants that Are Dead-Simple to Grow and Take Care Of

Have you ever felt like you could kill a plant just by looking at it. Even if you’ve struggled to keep your plants alive, you don’t necessarily have to switch to artificial plants. There are plenty of houseplants that are shockingly easy to take care of. If you’re busy, forgetful, or just don’t have a …

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How to Grow Onions Indoors (Detailed Step-by-Step Instructions)

When you want to start growing vegetables indoors, onions are a natural and fun first choice. You may have even already grown onions in your home without even realizing it. Onions are easy to grow and an exciting addition to any meal when you know you grew them with your own hands. Onions are larger …

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How to Grow Lavender Indoors!

Introducing the Lavender Plant! Welcome to the genus lavandula! There are about 47 different species of lavender out there, but all of them are part of the mint (lamiaceae) botanical family, making them cousins with other herbs like rosemary, sage, basil, and thyme. You’ve heard of lavender before, and chances are that you already have …

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18 Houseplants that Bloom Year-Around

While flowering plants are some of the most beautiful plants in the world, many plants only produce flowers for a few months of the year. Thankfully, if you choose the right plants and keep them indoors, you can enjoy flowers all year!  Which houseplants bloom year-round? If you’re searching for indoor plants that bloom from …

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21 Common Types of Tropical Houseplants You Should Know (with Photos)

If you live in year-round humidity like I do then you’re already one step closer to feeling like you’re in the tropics. But tropical houseplants add something extra to your home. Tropical plants are easy to maintain indoors if you know what they need whether that’s sunlight, water, or insects. And according to research, maybe …

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25 Houseplants that Are Near Impossible to Kill

Maybe you’re thinking about setting up an indoor garden to liven up your home or to create a relaxing retreat. Whatever your reason is, you want to get some houseplants that won’t succumb to neglect or over-watering. We’ll help you by sharing some of the most robust plants you can add to your space. 1. …

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How to properly transplant houseplants outside (Plus 6 costly mistakes to avoid)

So you’ve successfully reared the baby seedlings that you’ve grown indoors since germination and you’re ready to transplant them into the garden. Or you went the easier route and got some potted plants from the garden center and you’re ready to put those into the ground. Learn how to transplant your plants and make sure …

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15 Different Houseplants that Climb (and how to care for each one)

There are many different species of climbing houseplants, so how do you know which one is best for you? Check out this list of unique vining and climbing houseplants so you can add a luscious aesthetic to your space. 1. Pothos (Scindapsus aureus) The pothos is one of the most prolific climbing houseplants. This luscious …

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How to Grow a Chive Plant Indoors! (It’s Easy)

Introducing the Chive Plant! Today we’re talking about chive plants. It can be so frustrating going to the grocery story, searching for those little plastic packets filled with bent chives only to find that half of them are browning. There is an easy solution to this problem: growing chives indoors in your own personal windowsill …

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How to Grow a Rosemary Plant Indoors (What to do and mistakes to avoid)

Introducing Rosemary! We’ve all heard the song by Simon & Garfunkel about the essential herbs. Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. What they didn’t tell us in the song, however, is the fact that rosemary plants can be surprisingly tricky to grow indoors! Rosemary seeds tend to have a pretty low germination rate, they are slow …

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15 Different Types of Houseplant Bugs that Attack, Eat, Kill or Hurt Your Indoor Gardens and Plants

Bugs are fascinating creatures that love to live outside, but they can also affect the inside of your home, particularly if you have houseplants. There are approximately 91,000 different species of insects living in the United States alone. You may wonder how to deal with an influx of insects munching on your houseplants. While certain …

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How to Grow a Sage Plant Indoors and Reap a Massive Harvest

Introducing Sage I remember the first time I had crispy sage leaf. I was at a restaurant and ordered the butternut squash ravioli topped with crispy sage leaf. After taking a single bite, it was clear that this garnish was the feature that made the entire dish. Ever since then I have always had either …

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Plants in a living room: What are the best places to put them?

No great living room is complete without plants. If you haven’t quite figured out how to place your plants in the living room, here is a guide to all of the best plants for the living room, and all of the best, most unique and smart places to arrange them.  It’s not always easy to …

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