Houseplants

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How to Make Homemade Insecticidal Soap for Plants

Thanks to insecticidal soap, controlling soft-bodied insects in your garden and on houseplants has never been easier! Read on for a simple recipe for making your own homemade insecticidal soap using ordinary household ingredients.

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How to Use Insecticidal Soap on Plants

Problems with spider mites? Give your plants a bath using insecticidal soap! Made from a simple soap solution, insecticidal soap is a greener, more eco-friendly approach to controlling soft-bodied insects in the garden and on houseplants. Read on to find out more about using insecticidal soap on your plants.

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Tips on Using Houseplant Watering Globes

“Do automatic houseplant watering globes, like Aqua Globes, really work?”

Those pretty glass houseplant watering globes can help prevent over watering, but they’re no substitute for regular plant care. Read on to find out more about plant watering globes.

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Garden Myth: Gravel in Pots and Containers

“I’ve always been told to put a layer of gravel in the bottom of a flower pot before planting. Is this really necessary?”

This common belief about gravel is actually a myth. In fact, putting gravel in pots can do more harm than good. Read on to find out more.

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How To Grow Different Varieties of Begonias

There are so many new varieties of begonias to choose from nowadays! In addition to the wax begonias, there are also the lovely dragon-wing begonias, trailing begonias, showy tuberous begonias, rex begonias, and the list goes on! Read on to find out what you need to know about growing begonias.

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How to Divide Aloe Vera and Other Succulents

If you’ve got happy aloe vera, agave, hens-and-chicks, or other clump-forming succulent plants, you’ll soon find that the plants are outgrowing their space and need to be divided. Many succulents are quite easy to divide or propagate. Read on to find out how.

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How to Use Houseplants to Purify the Air in Your Home

You don’t always need to buy expensive products to purify the air in your home. Some houseplants act like a filter and absorb harmful chemicals while producing clean air. Watch this video to find out more.

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How to Top-Dress Houseplants

As I inspect and repot my houseplants in early spring, I often find plants that seem to fall “in the middle,” not quite needing repotting but still wanting some attention. In cases like this, top-dressing is a great alternative to repotting, and it’s quite easy. Here’s how.

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