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Ficus Benjamina as a Houseplant
Ficus Benjamina

Ficus benjamina with all its varieties belongs to the mulberry plants family. There are roughly 800 to 2000 different ficusses growing on all continents in the tropical climate....

09/15/15 – 14:15
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How to Shape a Ficus Tree
Ficus Benjamina

As you probably know ficusses are very common and popular with the gardeners. They are beautiful with those glossy leaves, undemanding, useful and easy to shape. With a little bit...

09/14/15 – 12:22
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Ficus Benjamina Fertilizer
Ficus Benjamina

So you have already had some gardening experience and now want to take your skills to the next level? How about growing a bonsai tree of your own? You know there are numerous clubs...

09/14/15 – 11:16
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Ficus Benjamina
Ficus Benjamina

The original name in Latin is ficus benjamina “Danielle” and it is an extremely popular indoor plant. Even if you have never heard its name you are likely to recognize it on the...

09/14/15 – 11:05
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Rules Plants Vegetables Garden
General Tips

When you know what to plant next to this or that plant, there's no magic or luck involved.

In fact:

Some crops should never be planted next to each other and...

08/13/15 – 16:29
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Rose Mallow Hibiscus Care
Hibiscus

The rose mallow hibiscus is native to the wet swamp areas and creek edges of the southwest USA. They are easy to grow in the garden following out major care tips and tricks. Since it is a natural...

06/18/15 – 16:07
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hibiscus Care
Hibiscus

This beautiful perennial plant with bright scarlet or white “alba” flowers that is perfect for the middle climate gardens, not picky when it comes to the area. The common name is Texas Star...

06/12/15 – 15:56
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rose hibiscus care
Hibiscus

The rose of Sharon hibiscus is a deciduous shrub that blooms during the summer months. Very popular as it brings a fresh tropical note to the garden and blooms all summer right after the bright...

06/12/15 – 15:39
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hardy Hibiscus Garden Care
Hibiscus

Hardy Hibiscus Exotic Plants – Tropics in Your Garden

Hardy Hibiscus flowering plants used to grow in tropic climate, i.e. wet area with lot of sun and heat. So due to changeable weather...

04/22/15 – 15:26
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Bonsai Tree

A lot of us seeing other people’s miniature trees wondered how they handle these plants. You needn’t wonder anymore. This article will reveal all the ...

04/10/15 – 15:42
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Bonsai Tree

In natural environment plants can survive temperatures of 14 °F and lower. It is possible because the roots are located deep in the ground and they don’t freeze. That is why if the...

04/06/15 – 16:43
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Bonsai Tree

If you are determined to keep your miniature plant strong and healthy, you should take proper care of it. Although this stage is the longest one as it can last almost all your life, it is the...

04/02/15 – 15:53
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Transplanting Areca Palm
Areca

It doesn’t really matter whether you are moving the plant from one place to another within your garden or getting a grown palm tree from a nursery. The steps will be the same in any case. If done under...

03/04/15 – 16:35
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Areca

When it comes to getting a plant to grow either at home or outdoors, I’ve heard a lot of different excuses. They usually sound something like: “I don’t have a green thumb” or “My last plant didn’t...

03/04/15 – 16:28
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Areca

A lot of people strive for having some flourishing greenery at their homes. However, the majority are intimidated by the care requirements a plant might have. If you decided to get areca, then you...

03/04/15 – 16:20
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Areca

One of the most popular and charming palms that can be grown in indoor environment is considered to be areca palm tree. This genus is a tree or shrub-like plant...

03/04/15 – 16:18
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Areca Plant
Areca

The plants are used not only with the purpose to adorn the home. The usage varies. Some people want to block the visibility into their yard. The most common plant bought with this goal is...

03/04/15 – 16:14
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Your First Aglaonema Commutatum
Aglaonema

If you come across a plant with unbranched, at first erect, then decumbent stamen and oval or oblong-lanceolate dark green leaves with silvery-white spots , you can be sure that it is one of...

02/16/15 – 21:20
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Aglaonema Silver Bay
Aglaonema

There are species that suit perfectly any place whether it’s a modern living room, dim bedroom or cosy study. Such plants can adorn any interior and that is why they are always in demand. One...

02/16/15 – 21:10
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Aglaonema Care Requirements
Aglaonema

There is no person who wouldn’t dream about a pretty plant that is easy to care about. Chinese evergreen is a species that will make your dreams come true....

02/16/15 – 21:04
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Prune Your Adenium Plant
Adenium

Pruning adenium plant is important provided you want new shoots to appear or you want a sick plant to restore its health. It is also a way to get rid of...

02/03/15 – 14:10
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Adenium

It is rewarding to grow a gorgeous adenium. This species can easily adapt to broad ranges of conditions and adenium care mustn’t be ideal. The genus may be maintained as a small tree...

02/03/15 – 14:01
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aglaonema varieties
Aglaonema

The Aroideae subfamily has a manifold of ornamental plants. It has around 22 unique species. Such multiplicity allows anyone to opt for the plant they desire. These plantae aren't alike. Mostly...

12/23/14 – 15:46
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Aglaonema Modestum
Aglaonema

People recognize this plant as a Chinese Evergreen Aglaonema Modestum. It grows around 30 cm to 60 cm high and 35 cm to 65 cm wide. Beauteous deep...

12/23/14 – 14:57
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revision of the genus Aglaonema
Aglaonema

When it comes to revision of the genus Aglaonema, this plant is a genus of about forty species of hardy green plants in the family Araceae,...

12/23/14 – 14:31
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Aglaonema brown
Aglaonema

Noticed brown tips on the Chinese Evergreen? No doubt – the plant can be affected by different species of bacteria. Although this foliage plant is susceptible to bacterial diseases...

12/23/14 – 14:05
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Aglaonema

Aglaonema Emerald Holiday – known as Chinese Evergreen – is one of the most widely used interior foliage plants. This new introduction is quite...

12/23/14 – 14:01
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Aglaonema Sunset
Aglaonema

If you are looking for a unique plant with a striking variegation, Aglaonema Ruby Sunset is the best solution. One of the first things you will...

12/22/14 – 16:31
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Aglaonema images
Aglaonema

Chinese Evergreen - the essential appeal of gardens – is acommon name that is often used for a collection of Aglaonema genus plants. This amazing group of plants is very popular and is...

12/22/14 – 16:10
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Clematis

The species which blooms with numerous white star-shaped fragrant flowers from the middle of September through the beginning of October is known under a romantic name – clematis sweet autumn. Its...

09/23/14 – 15:26
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Clematis

Clematis nelly moser is a hybrid cultivar of clematis languinosa. It is a flowering vine with large flattish pale mauve pink flowers from 6 to 8 inches in diameter. There are distinctive...

09/22/14 – 17:26
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Silk Areca
Areca

Many people think that the Areca care is easy enough, but you have to expend time in caring for a tree. This silk tree tip aids you to make palm nice. Water...

08/12/14 – 16:03
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Clematis

Plants get sick because of fungus, various clematis diseases and pests. Clematis wilt (sometimes it can be called clematis leaf and stem spot) is a...

07/28/14 – 15:17
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Phalaenopsis Orchid

Phalaenopsis orchid is the species which is quite easy to take care of even for beginners. It can forgive a lot of sins but when it falls sick, it will let you know...

07/23/14 – 12:49
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Phalaenopsis Orchid

Occasionaly transplanting phalaenopsis orchid is necessary. If you have doubts about when to transplant the species, here is the hint. As a rule the plant needs to be...

07/23/14 – 12:39
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Phalaenopsis Orchid

There are 2 types of potting medium for orchids generally used by people: sphagnum moss and bark. Every way of growing the plant, either potting phalaenopsis orchid in...

07/22/14 – 18:33
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Phalaenopsis Orchid

It this article we will focus on phalaenopsis orchid culture for people who are new to plant growing in particular. The history of this wonderful species goes back to 1750...

07/22/14 – 18:21
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phalaenopsis orchid water
Phalaenopsis Orchid

If you have purchased or decided on planting phalaenopsis orchid and you still don’t know how to take care of it, this...

07/22/14 – 17:58
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phalaenopsis orchid white flower
Phalaenopsis Orchid

“How long does phalaenopsis orchid live?”- that is one of the most frequent questions shop assistants in the florist’s are being asked. There is no certain figure to answer...

07/22/14 – 17:56
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Phalaenopsis Orchid

If you are a beginner at plant growing, dealing with phalaenopsis orchid for the first time can be tough experience. ...

07/22/14 – 17:23
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yucca yard
Yucca

A few days ago saving yucca of my sister-in-law became the most important matter for me. My relative went to visit her friends for a couple of weeks and asked me to take care of her yucca. She told me...

07/22/14 – 16:22
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yucca elephantipes
Yucca

There are no branches on yucca cane. Instead of them there are long, narrow leaves growing right from the stems. Sometimes there can be yucca cane drooping. Generally it is caused by plant stress: it...

07/22/14 – 16:18
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yucca outdoor
Yucca

Yucca plant is recognizable by its sword like leaves and white flowers. It is widely spread and is frequently grown as an ornamental plant. No wonder people are interested in how to propagate a yucca...

07/22/14 – 15:33
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yucca brevifolia
Yucca

Yucca brevifolia, known as Joshua tree, is the largest species in the genus Yucca native to the Mojave Desert. Its height ranges from 15 to 40 feet. There are many interesting facts about this plant....

07/22/14 – 15:21
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yucca winter
Yucca

There are several varieties of yucca plants. Some of them easily adjust to winters and can survive freezing temperatures. Some cannot withstand even a light frost. But even the hardy species of yucca...

07/22/14 – 14:51
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yucca gloriosa
Yucca

Yucca gloriosa is a flowering plant with bluish or grayish green sword-like stiff leaves and several stems. It is native to the southeastern states of the USA and has a lot of common names: Spanish...

07/22/14 – 14:43
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Hibiscus Shrubs
Hibiscus

Hibiscus plants belong to the large showy flowers family which includes more than 200 species (perennial and annual herbaceous plants, small trees, woody shrubs, etc.) that usually grow in...

06/17/14 – 18:01
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Hibiscus Rose of Sharon
Hibiscus

Rose of Sharon, also known as Hibiscus syriacus, rose mallow or St. Joseph’s rod, is a popular hardy deciduous heat-preferred shrub that bears large trumpet-shaped dark pink flowers with yellow-...

06/17/14 – 17:51
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Hibiscus Radiatus
Hibiscus

Hibiscus radiatus, also known as Ruby Hibiscus or Monarch Rosemallow, is a stunning yellow-velvet or red-velvet Asian perennial flower that can also be grown as annuals in cold climates. The...

06/16/14 – 15:39
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Rabbits Eat Hibiscus
Hibiscus

Taking care of hibiscus plants means not only decent soil, proper watering, mulching and pruning, but also protecting them from pests (mealy bugs, aphid, snails, slugs, etc.) and diseases (frost...

06/16/14 – 15:33
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Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus

Tropical Hibiscus is really popular in frost-free areas with warm, humid summers. With such weather conditions the most growthy kinds may be up to 20 feet tall, and this plant can provide non-...

06/16/14 – 15:29
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gardenia bush
Gardenia

Taking their origin in China Gardenia plants have arrived to America through Asia. There are many varieties of Gardenias, the August Beauty (scientific...

06/13/14 – 18:08
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gardenia white flower
Gardenia

While traditional gardenias are hardy in zone 9, cold hardy forms of gardenias can survive in zones 7 through 10. If...

06/13/14 – 18:06
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gardenia bloom
Gardenia

If you want your Gardenia to be a feast for the eyes, especially in summer and autumn, the plant needs proper care throughout its life cycle.

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06/13/14 – 17:59
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gardenia green
Gardenia

If you are thinking of planting Gardenia, it's important to pick a variety, suitable for your climate zone. Those who need hardy shrubs should pay...

06/13/14 – 17:56
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Gardenia

Not always larger plants fit well into our garden landscape or indoor interior. In this case miniature bloomers are ideal. Gardenia is a perfect scented blooming evergreen shrub, available in the...

06/13/14 – 17:49
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Gardenia

Arranging your garden in the end of winter, you are preparing for the bright blooming season, yet tricky March frosts can nip Gardenia buds, causing them to drop off instantly in one night. To...

06/13/14 – 17:45
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Gardenia

Gardenias look fresh and smell heavenly, that's why we all try to plant them in our gardens or decorate our living areas outdoors and indoors with this luxurious plant. Long-blooming period is...

06/13/14 – 17:41
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Gardenia

Perfect white or ivory blooms and glossy dark green foliage make Gardenias stand out from the rest of popular bloomers. You can choose among a wide range of garden varieties, as well as indoor...

06/13/14 – 17:28
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Gardenia

Gardenias are not only extremely beautiful but also very versatile shrubs. You can pick one of its varieties to your liking from large Gardenia Magnifica, reaching almost 2 m high, when grown in...

06/13/14 – 16:57
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Gardenia

Being quite high-maintenance plants, Gardenias are susceptible to a range of diseases and pests. Whiteflies, scale insects, aphids, thrips and spider mites are among the most frequently-occurred...

06/13/14 – 16:51
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Gardenia

Though belonging to the same family, Gardenia varieties may differ dramatically. One bright example is a pair of Gardenias – a dwarf Radicans and a 5 m high Thunbergia.

...

06/13/14 – 15:37
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Ficus Benjamina

Nowadays, one of the present varieties of new cultivars of today’s invention is usually referred to as ficus benjamina ‘Exotica’. Being a great option of an indoor plant for cool...

06/12/14 – 17:32
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Ficus Benjamina

If one has never grown a ficus benjamina, there isn't any doubt he has not got the clue as to how to look after it and how big it can be. Usually it is not hard, as many species are...

06/12/14 – 17:04
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Ficus Benjamina

What does a ficus hedge provide? Normally, it is a deep green and leafy privacy screen. Ficus benjamina as a hedge is today pruned back in any of two popular ways. The choice...

06/12/14 – 17:01
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Ficus Benjamina

Ficus benjamina is a weeping fig characterized by ovoid and shiny green leaves, dropping ornamentally. Though there are many other ornamentally grown figs, only this one has...

06/12/14 – 16:47
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ficus benjamina bonsai root
Ficus Benjamina

Several months ago the leaves of my ficus tree turned brown, started curling at the edges and then falling off. Some branches were dead too. I asked myself: «Why is my...

06/11/14 – 15:48
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Ficus Benjamina

Nowadays it’s difficult to find a place where there is no ficus benjamina which is also often called the Weeping fig. It seems that it is everywhere around us: in hotels, nurseries...

06/11/14 – 15:34
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ficus water
Ficus Benjamina

Though you have probably heard a lot about ficus care, watering these plants is not hard. Usually, many beginners kill their first ficus trees by under- or overwatering them. A...

06/21/13 – 15:22
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What Is Ficus Benjamina
Ficus Benjamina

Nowadays, this tree enjoys worldwide popularity. But formerly, it was common only in Australia and south/southeast Asia. So what is Ficus benjamina? It’s an evergreen tree...

06/19/13 – 12:52
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Ficus Benjamina

Ficus is a relatively low maintenance tree, though it is very sensitive. It loves sun and heat, and hates relocation. The plant is very attractive, but notorious for exceedingly...

06/19/13 – 12:48
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Ficus Benjamina

Ficus benjamina is a popular houseplant. But it is finicky and requires constant vigilance. That’s why one should be well aware of how to care for ficus benjamina and damage that...

06/19/13 – 12:45
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How to Water Adeniums
Adenium

One of my friends has got a collection of wonderful flowers called adeniums. And he gave one of these flowers to me. I had already had a plant at home, a little and very cute cactus. So, I needed...

06/14/13 – 13:56
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Soil for Adenium
Adenium

One of my friends decided to grow an adenium. So, he took the best soil from his garden and planted adenium. Soon the plant became ill and lost all its leaves. My friend asked for my help with his...

05/28/13 – 16:22
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Trimming of Adenium
Adenium

I knew that adenium cutting is important for its blooming. But I have never done it before and was afraid to damage my desert rose. That’s why my adenium...

05/08/13 – 12:29
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Hybrid Adenium
Adenium

I like to take care of adenium and know a lot about these flowers. Once I saw a very strange plant in a shop. It was an adenium, but its flowers were of unusual color and had a strange shape. It...

05/08/13 – 12:27
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Adenium

I’ve been growing lovely Adenium plants for more than 10 years. Many friends ask me how to grow adenium rightly. In fact, the secret is in proper care and...

02/04/13 – 13:19
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Adenium

My friend has got a wonderful Adenium Cripsum with very thick and vivid caudex and beautiful flowers. My friend loves his desert rose, that’s why he knows everything about saving adenium during...

01/15/13 – 16:04
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Adenium Fertilizing
Adenium

I received my first desert rose as a birthday present. And I really couldn’t imagine how to grow adenium. Somebody told me that desert roses need good...

12/19/12 – 16:01
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Aloe Vera Bloom
Aloe

If you have an aloe vera at home, you surely want it to bloom. However, it is impossible if you don’t take proper care of this plant.

It is necessary to water it without abusing, keep from direct...

11/26/12 – 16:22
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Aloe

My granny sent me a nice present for my last birthday. It was aloe arborescence. Since then I have been taking care of this amazing indoor plant. You should know that it isn’t hard. If you doubt what...

10/25/12 – 12:56
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aloe vera flower
Aloe

I am an experienced florist and a big fan of house plants. Aloe belongs to my favorite ones as it is both nice looking and useful. My friends often ask me how to grow...

10/16/12 – 12:26
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Aloe

I bought my first aloe ten years ago. It was my single house plant at that time and I didn’t know how to take care of it. Several months passed and the plant started to pine. I went to the nearest store...

10/08/12 – 16:39
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Aloe

Although cultivation of aloe isn’t a big deal, I should say that some rules shouldn’t be broken anyway. My aloe has changed its color from green to red. My mum says it is because of burns caused...

10/03/12 – 12:17
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What is Aloe
Aloe

What is aloe? You can hardly hear this question as everybody knows how this plant looks like. It is also not a secret that aloe possesses truly magical therapeutic properties. Personally I read...

10/01/12 – 13:36
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Croton in the garden
Croton

Not long ago I saw a croton at my friend’s. I liked it very much. It was neither big nor small, with the height of 50-60 cm with colored leaves, each graft having 5-6 curly leaves. I decided to buy a...

09/19/12 – 17:10
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Croton Cold Tolerance
Croton

Last fall a Croton plant caught my eye and I decided to get it for my patio. Everything was good until winter started. The first few nights of cold weather made my plants drop leaves, and they became...

09/14/12 – 17:31
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Croton

I have many crotons at home. I don’t exactly know why I love them so much. They are great and magnificent. I like to present some of them to my friends. When I do this I always give them advice how...

09/14/12 – 17:27
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Croton

Once my mother brought me a plant as a present. It happened to be croton californicus. I didn’t have a slightest idea what to do with it and how to treat it properly. But it turned out to be...

09/07/12 – 16:30
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сroton in garden
Croton

My best friend and I decided to buy a croton plant and learn how to take care of it. Time has passed and we met again. When she saw my croton, she was surprised by its condition. It didn’t have any...

09/07/12 – 16:09
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Water Croton
Croton

Once I bought a croton plant, a very beautiful one, and didn’t know what to do with it. I knew nothing about its right location, watering, filtration, specific points for daily care, how often it...

09/06/12 – 13:46
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Soil for Croton
Croton

Crotons are widespread home plants. Their leaves can have colors from pink to orange and sometimes even purple. If you decided to buy a croton, you should mind that it grows in the tropical climate....

09/06/12 – 13:09
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Sunlight Do Croton
Croton

Crotons can be called flowering plants as they come in a great variety of bright and spectacular colors and ornaments. These nice and showy plants are distinguished by bright, large, tropical foliage...

09/06/12 – 13:01
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Fertilize Croton
Croton

My husband presented me a lovely croton for my birthday. When I saw it I was really impressed. It had red, green, yellow and purple striated leaves. I liked the flower at first sight. Since then I...

09/05/12 – 12:19
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Dracaena Adaptation
Dracaena

Recently I’ve decided to buy some flower. Having entered the flower-shop I was attracted by dracaena. It was so tiny and so beautiful that I’ve bought it at once. The salesman told me it was...

08/28/12 – 13:09
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Dracaena Description
Dracaena

My mother presented me a dracaena on cane for my last birthday. I was surprised, because I didn’t expect to receive such a beautiful thing. I love flowers very much, and my family and friends...

08/28/12 – 12:50
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Dracaena Bonsai
Dracaena

You know, I do not belong to those plant persons. I was simply searching for something to look well in my office. I was presented one of dracaena bonsai...

08/27/12 – 18:07
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Dracaena Reflexa
Dracaena

Last year we visited North Carolina Zoo, and there I saw Dracaena Reflexa (it is also called Dracaena Pleomele). Here is the photo.

I was captivated by its green and vivid look. I began...

08/27/12 – 17:17
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Dracaena Fertilizer
Dracaena

‘It depends’ is the only answer I can give. Lots of things really depend on the plant's size and its kind. Of courses, at times it is really hard to figure out how much fertilizer to use, but, as...

08/24/12 – 17:37
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Dracaena Brown Leaf
Dracaena

When I faced the problem of brown dracaena leaves, I though there was no treatment to save my favorite plant. Fortunately, I was wrong. Removing...

08/24/12 – 16:25
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Questions on Cyclamen image
Cyclamen

Since I received the first cyclamen plant as a precious gift almost 2 years ago, there was no sense to address any cyclamen society with the so-called...

08/20/12 – 12:16
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Golden Barrel Cactus image
Echinocactus

I love you, Golden Barrel Cactus! If you haven’t got one own yet, you simply do not know what you are actually missing. As for me and a few of my friends, we have medium sized and potted...

08/20/12 – 12:12
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Fertilizing Bonsai images
Bonsai Tree

Bonsai is a good decoration of you balcony or veranda. Personally I like to place them on the porch and admire their bright blooming from the window sitting in the kitchen. Well, I will eagerly...

08/16/12 – 18:35
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aglaonema plant
Aglaonema

I have never been interested much in exotic house plants until my friend Anne presented me a nice plant with green spotted leaves. I cannot even call them spots, better to say strips or...

08/16/12 – 18:07
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