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General Tips

Long before modern technology came along, gardeners and farmers during ancient times relied on other principles to guide their agricultural efforts. The lunar cycle was one of many important...

12/09/15 – 11:19
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How to Trim a Ficus Tree
Ficus Benjamina

Ficusses originated in humid tropical areas of the Northern Australia, Asia and the Pacific. They grow freely in the wild turning into real banyans, huge trees with multiple trunks...

09/15/15 – 14:40
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Ficus Benjamina Exotica
Ficus Benjamina

Probably you have heard of the ficusses being really popular and amazing indoor plants and they are really good for the gardens. Bonsai them, use them as green fences; cultivate...

09/15/15 – 14:34
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Ficus Benjamina Danielle
Ficus Benjamina

This beautiful plant grows freely in the Trinidad and Tobago area. Famous for its rapid growing and unpretentiousness it is popular as a pot flower as well as a garden tree. You...

09/15/15 – 14:21
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How to Grow Your Own Ficus Benjamina
Ficus Benjamina

Ficusses feel best outdoors in their natural tropical habitat of Asia, India, the Pacific and Australia where they grow up to 30 meters high. They form an intricate...

09/14/15 – 12:02
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Ficus Benjamina Bush
Ficus Benjamina

From the weeping fig to starlight ficus and the more modern ficus elastica or fiddle leaf fig these shrubs have spread massively....

09/14/15 – 11:35
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Ficus Benjamina Fruit
Ficus Benjamina

The weeping fig also known as ficus benjamina is very common in the households due to its ability to tolerate poor living conditions. It is undemanding and easy to cultivate. Its...

09/14/15 – 11:29
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Kopper king hibiscus
Hibiscus

Kopper king hibiscus is one of the modern day hybrids created by crossbreeding the hardy hibiscuses. Just like all the hybrids you will not be able to grow it from the seeds as the child plants...

06/23/15 – 17:14
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Hibiscus bonsai grow
Hibiscus

Hibiscuses are very popular among gardeners for their wonderful flowers and green leaves. They vary in blossom colors and temperature requirements. But they are great for pruning as can take on a...

06/18/15 – 15:15
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Rules hibiscus perennial
Hibiscus

Perennial or hardy hibiscus plants feel great in the mild climate and their roots can well survive the winter and start blooming during the summer months providing you with the hand sized flowers...

06/16/15 – 14:56
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hibiscus tips tricks
Hibiscus

Hibiscus is famous as a blooming tree used for the decorations. But it can also be used in various ways from cooking to curing. It improves your overall wellbeing as it has some definite health...

06/11/15 – 17:17
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 Scarification of Bonsai Seeds
Bonsai Tree

The nature took care of protecting the bonsai seeds. They are protected by a hard coat.

At the same time it’s difficult for water and air...

04/15/15 – 16:18
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Bonsai Seeds Efficiently
Bonsai Tree

There is something pure about growing a bonsai from the very beginning. On the one hand, growing a tree from seeds, you can make a massive cultivation...

04/15/15 – 15:56
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Grow Bonsai
Bonsai Tree

If you want to have a rare species at your home and not spend a fortune on it, you can grow you bonsai from seeds. A packet of them will cost you not...

04/15/15 – 14:52
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Bonsai Tips and Tricks
Bonsai Tree

If you are determined to bring the beauty of nature into a small pot, bonsai tree will be a great choice. Bonsai enthusiasts claim that there are plenty of types and styles of trees. In this...

04/15/15 – 12:25
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bonsai care plant
Bonsai Tree

The majority of people are worried that they won’t be able to take care of the reproduction of a natural tree form in miniature. Their worries are vain. If you want your plant to look beautiful...

04/10/15 – 15:29
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Plant Root Bonsai
Bonsai Tree

Sometimes because of the lack of nutrients or due to other natural circumstances the tree can remain small in natural environment. Although you can experience some difficulties digging the...

04/08/15 – 17:27
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air-layering bonsai
Bonsai Tree

Air-layering is an advanced method of propagating a dwarf tree. This technique is not so widely used in the West but in Japan and China it is tested very often. The purpose of air-layering is to...

04/08/15 – 11:02
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Grafting Bonsai
Bonsai Tree

The process of grafting is one of the ways of propagating the plant. It suggests joining the chosen parts of the tree or two different plants together so that they would unite and continue...

04/07/15 – 15:48
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soil bonsai
Bonsai Tree

Bonsai enthusiasts often dispute about soil composition. It’s of great importance as the plant’s vigour and health depend directly on the soil. You can easily find a prepared mix in garden...

04/07/15 – 14:44
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bonsai growing
Bonsai Tree

Display pots for growing dwarf plants are normally ceramic as they should be frost proof. They can be with a glaze or an unglazed finish. The appropriate pot should emphasize but not outshine...

04/03/15 – 13:07
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technic bonsai
Bonsai Tree

Once you have a tree, no matter whether it was bought from a shop or cultivated, you can begin training, shaping and styling it. This is one of the most ...

04/03/15 – 11:20
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Areca Palm Tree
Areca

If the interior of your house or apartment is quite bright and you want to lay emphasis on it, for this purpose it will be a good idea to purchase Chrysalidocarpus...

03/04/15 – 16:05
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Brief information on areca palm
Areca

If you come across a reed palm with one or more smooth thin trunks with ringed scars, bright-green dense pinnate leaves, divided at the top, have no doubts, you have just got acquainted with the...

03/04/15 – 15:51
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Some Things You Didn’t Know about Aglaonema
Aglaonema

If you have watched a famous movie "Leon" by a legendary Luc Besson you won’t be able to forget the plant, which Leon and Matilda were carrying with them everywhere in the film. A dispassionate...

02/16/15 – 20:56
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Adenium - bonsai tree
Adenium

"Desert Rose", "Impala lily", "Sabi Star", “Karoo Rose”- all these romantic names belong to one plant - Adenium.
This succulent is native to Africa and Arabian Peninsula. It has a lot of...

02/03/15 – 13:54
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Adenium Seeds
Adenium

Adenium is a tropical species which is quite easy to raise. One of the most common ways of growing this plant is adenium seeds.

First of all you...

02/03/15 – 13:50
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aglaonema growing conditions
Aglaonema

This piece of flora is not fastidious. It fits beautifully into different premises and cleans the air. Howbeit, heed to its aglaonema growing conditions...

12/23/14 – 16:03
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what is aglaonema
Aglaonema

It can be outlined as a natural originator of pure air with elegant blooms. As a perennial evergreen of the Plantae kingdom it can grow in hardly ventilated or low light places. Mostly, it...

12/23/14 – 15:07
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How to Prune Aglaonema
Aglaonema

Araceae varieties can be floppy or very tall and without much foliage. This poser can be easily solved with pruning. Don’t be puzzled where and what to cut off. Simply continue reading and you’...

12/23/14 – 14:41
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Aglaonema Pictum Velvet
Aglaonema

Easy to grow Chinese Evergreen is really popular hardy house plant. As there are many species of this foliage plant, there is always a great scope to choose from. Though these beautiful plants...

12/23/14 – 14:20
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Aglaonema

Aglaonema snake has lots of names. It is often called mother-in-law's tongue. The following plant has to be loved – and for a good reason. This...

12/22/14 – 16:01
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Uses of Aglaonema
Aglaonema

These days Chinese Evergreen plants are extremely popular and can be used as single specimens to decorate home or in mass to create a coarse-textured, tropical effect. What’s more some...

12/22/14 – 15:33
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сlematis rooguchi
Clematis

Clematis “Rooguchi” comes from Japan and is a hybrid of a c. integrifolia. Its flowers are 2-3" in diameter which is considered to be a small-flowered variety. This species with its black stem...

09/23/14 – 15:49
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clematis_purple
Clematis

One day your plant is thriving: it is growing vigorously and you feast your eyes on it. But overnight everything changes dramatically: the vine collapses, withering rapidly. First buds, flowers...

09/23/14 – 15:28
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clematis flower
Clematis

If you hear people talking about “queen vines”, undoubtedly the matter is clematis. This plant can be divided into three groups: the species that flowers early, the vine that flowers late and...

09/23/14 – 15:20
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clematis flowering
Clematis

Invasive plants are considered to be a threat to the native ecosystem. They grow aggressively and it’s extremely hard to control them. Such plants occupy the space of native habitants, shade or...

09/22/14 – 17:32
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areca_plants_image
Areca

Designing a creative and welcomed atmosphere in a living space is an essential moment for a feeling safe and cozy while at home. Nothing can be compared with a healthy glowing plant to form a pleasant...

08/06/14 – 16:10
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clematis_virginiana
Clematis

Clematis virginiana is also known as Woodbine Devil's Hair, Devil's Darning Needles, Traveller's Joy, Virgin's Bower, Virginia Virgin's Bower, Love Vine and Wild Hops. This vigorous fragrant...

07/28/14 – 14:53
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Phalaenopsis Orchid

Some people are lucky to live in the areas where the weather is mild and the growing conditions are appropriate to cultivate phalaenopsis orchid outside all year round. Even...

07/23/14 – 12:47
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phalaenopsis orchid plant
Phalaenopsis Orchid

Keeping a pet at home presupposes great responsibility. No wonder many pet owners are preoccupied with the safety of their animals when growing a moth orchid indoor. Is...

07/23/14 – 12:44
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Phalaenopsis Orchid

A lot of people grow phalaenopsis hybrid orchid having no idea that this exact species has been hybridized. There are...

07/23/14 – 12:29
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phalaenopsis orchid roots
Phalaenopsis Orchid

Orchid phalaenopsis is one of the most popular plant to grow at home and its maintenance is quite easy. Still a lot of people are confused when the conversation turns to the...

07/22/14 – 17:53
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phalaenopsis orchid roots image
Phalaenopsis Orchid

“If you have decided to purchase an orchid and give it as a present to a friend of yours , you should be concerned with the fact that it might turn into a disaster if the...

07/22/14 – 17:26
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yucca and cats
Yucca

A lot of plants kept in houses or grown in the garden may be harmful to pets. Is the yucca plant poisonous too?

Actually, yes, it is. Some of the species are not dangerous but in raw form some...

07/22/14 – 15:44
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yucca tall plant
Yucca

Yuccas are versatile plants that can grow in full sun, thrive in full or part shade and enjoy the light indoors. They look exotic and trendy and that is why so many people keep it as a houseplant. But...

07/22/14 – 15:19
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yucca image
Yucca

You won’t even need a yucca care guide to find the information about how to water this yucca plants. This species is a set-and-forget houseplant and sometimes...

07/22/14 – 13:04
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the best type of soil for hibiscus
Hibiscus

As there exist many varieties of hibiscus, the optimum environment for hibiscus growing varies as well. But still most kinds of hibiscus prefer the...

06/16/14 – 15:14
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ficus benjamina bonsai image
Ficus Benjamina

When one isn’t a professional or it happened so that one has never had a ficus tree at home, then he starts with ficus benjamina ‘Kiki’. The plant comes from Asia and mostly from...

06/12/14 – 17:35
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ficus_benjamina_root
Ficus Benjamina

Ficus benjamina trees are usually used as undemanding ornamental houseplants. There is only one thing you should take into account when looking after them: do not over water them or...

06/11/14 – 18:37
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ficus benjamina green
Ficus Benjamina

There are many ficus benjamina diseases every tree owner should try to prevent. A proper fertilizer is a helper in the process....

06/19/13 – 15:09
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Adenium Socotranum
Adenium

My Mom’s first experience in growing adeniums was full of surprises. Somebody had given her a few adenium seeds and she hadn’t even known for sure what...

05/28/13 – 16:25
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Adenium Cold Tolerance
Adenium

Adenium came to our country from Africa and Arabian Peninsula. That’s why it doesn’t like cold weather. Even though adeniums prefer warmth, they can be easily grown in our country. I place all my...

05/08/13 – 12:24
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Adenium

Once I saw a blooming adenium. From that moment I set my mind on growing this fantastic flower. For the beginning, I decided to find more information about it. The genus adenium is a part of the...

04/09/13 – 15:54
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adeniums image
Adenium

When I saw the first flower on my adenium, I was really happy! But one flower was not enough for me. So, I gathered some information how to get more blooming on adeniums.


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02/04/13 – 13:28
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adenium pink bloom
Adenium

If you want to succeed in adenium growing, you should know a few facts about its origin.
Adenium is often called desert rose because it came from Arabian Peninsula and sub-Saharan Africa....

01/15/13 – 16:07
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adenium seedling
Adenium

My friend has got very beautiful adenium called Universal Star. But not only its bright flowers with white “stars” in the centre make it so fascinating. It always has a lot of branches and flowers...

01/15/13 – 16:06
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adenium picture
Adenium

If you decide to grow these wonderful plants, you should know how to care about Adenium right. What is the best time to repot an Adenium? Perhaps someone...

12/19/12 – 16:04
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aloe vera pot
Aloe

Aloe is a plant of much interest. I’ve read that it has more than 360 species (unfortunately, I’ve got only two of them on my window-sill). It is unbelievable as some varieties are of an enormous size...

10/08/12 – 16:50
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Rooting aloe
Aloe

Aloe is one of the most wide-spread and highly appreciated house plants. I think so because one can find it in almost every house and apartment. It is simple to take care of this plant but some nuances...

10/03/12 – 12:25
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how often to water aloe
Aloe

Growing aloe is a rather simple thing. I am convinced that even people who are constantly short of time can grow it at home and use this magnificent plant for...

10/01/12 – 15:31
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Croton Plant Perennial
Croton

Once my son came back home from school asking me what I knew about croton. His teacher gave him a task to find out about this green plant. So he started to ask me questions like "is croton plant...

09/14/12 – 17:14
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сroton leaves
Croton

I like various flowers, or it’s better to say that I am crazy about them. I always look for some new plants for my collection. Is not it wonderful to admire nice flowers in any season and weather?...

09/14/12 – 17:01
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croton red
Croton

My neighbor loves flowers. She is interested in crotons cultivation. So, she has different varieties of these kinds of flowers. Last week I came to see her. And she showed me her incredibly beautiful...

09/10/12 – 13:41
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Root a Croton
Croton

Once I was lying on the couch and suddenly an idea came to my mind. A good idea to have two wonderful crotons. I got up and started to implement it.

Rooting instruction....

09/10/12 – 13:37
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Gold Dust Croton
Croton

I have got many green plants at home. One of my favorite is a gold dust croton. It has got a special unique look of well-shaped leaves and its possible variety of colors may easily impress...

09/06/12 – 13:05
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Dracaena Classification
Dracaena

Dracaena is one of the prettiest indoor plants which comprises approximately 40 species of trees and succulent shrubs. In the APG III classification system (Angiosperm Phylogeny Group III system...

08/28/12 – 13:14
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Dracaena Varieties
Dracaena

Recently I've made an overhaul in my flat and repairmen did their best to turn my home into a modern and comfortable place. I was really glad but felt that something was missing. The flat looked...

08/28/12 – 13:12
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Dracaena Bloom
Dracaena

Dracaena is a beautiful plant. That’s why you can see it almost in every house. It can be either a shrub or a tree.

I have had dracaena for like 9 years, but for the first 7 years it didn’...

08/28/12 – 13:06
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Dracaena Characteristics
Dracaena

I know dracaena is a frequent choice for those who are fond of plants. As I belong to one of those amateur gardeners I was interested in buying something new for my garden (it was my granny who...

08/28/12 – 12:09
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Unusual Dracaena Spikes
Dracaena

I want to tell you how I have grown Indivisa Dracaena (sometimes you can find it is called “Spikes”).
I saw this unusual dracaena on our local Sunday gardening market. I asked the...

08/27/12 – 13:47
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Dracaena Annual
Dracaena

At my place dracaena grows as an ornamental plant. I have dracaena annual or perennial species. The difference between them is not great: seasonal plants are to be planted every year, while...

08/24/12 – 17:41
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First Dracaena at Home
Dracaena

I’d like to share my experience about dracaena growing. I bought this plant two years ago. Now I’m happy to say that it is a real decoration of our...

08/24/12 – 17:33
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Healthy Dracaenas
Dracaena

My granny is a real fan of exotic plants. She adores succulents and growers with big fantastic flowers. Of course, she spends much time on planting, trimming, transplanting, fertilizing and...

08/24/12 – 15:58
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Hussadee Nursery Adenium picture
Adenium

I like to breed house plants and always buy new species. I like exotic flowers most of all. My favorite grower is hussadee nursery adenium. I got it for my birthday. Don’t think that it will take...

08/24/12 – 15:54
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Croton Mammy Codiaeum
Croton

Perhaps, you have heard of mammy croton. This wonderful house plant can make your room brighter. In the native environment it can grow as a small tree or a large shrub. Its usual height is between 3...

08/16/12 – 18:02
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