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Selaginella Kraussiana & Selaginella Martensii – Frosty Fern Care

Selaginella kraussiana ‘variegata’ (and its cousin varieties) are Christmas plants that are also known as frosty ferns. They are relative newcomers to the holiday plant scene, and popular because of their lightly frosted white tips. If you are bored with the tried and true plants for Christmas, such as amaryllis, Christmas cactus and poinsettia, try growing …

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Growing Amaryllis Indoors – Guide to Forcing Amaryllis Bulbs

Growing amaryllis indoors allows you to enjoy stunning blooms for Christmas or during the winter months. It is one of the easiest garden decorating projects that you can do to use Christmas plants for the holidays.  Forcing amaryllis bulbs gives you a spectacular houseplant, and the bulbs are a great gift for a gardening friend. …

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Poinsettia Plant Care – How to Grow Poinsettias

These tips for poinsettia plant care will make sure your pretty holiday plant will continue to delight you all through the holiday season and into next year.  More poinsettia plants are sold during November and December than the yearly sales of all the other potted plants, other than orchids. There is a good reason for …

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Holiday Cactus Types – Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter Cactus

 A holiday cactus is a short-day plant which produces flower buds when daylight hours decrease. Fortunately for gardeners, this happens when much of the garden is not blooming, just in time for the major holidays – Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter. There are three different types of holiday cactus plants, Christmas cactus – schlumbergera bridgesii, Thanksgiving …

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Growing Calla Lilies – How to Grow and Propagate Zantedeschia sp.

These tips for growing calla lilies will let you experience their beauty in your garden at a much less cost than from a florist. Have you ever priced single calla lilies at a florist?  If you have, you will have discovered that they sell for up to $10 a STEM.  Why pay those kind of …

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Easter Lily – Caring for & Growing Lilium Longiflorum – Symbolism & Types

There is one thing that you can be sure to find in flower shops and nurseries early in spring each year. The trumpet-shaped flower of the Easter Lily – (lilium longiflorum) – is a well known Easter plant decoration. These beautiful perennials are forced to bloom around the time of the religious holiday, but this …

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Easter Cactus – Growing Rhipsalidopsis Gaertneri – Spring Cactus

Are you in search of a plant that will add lots of color to your home for Easter? The Easter cactus plant is the perfect choice. This pretty holiday cactus plant has blooms in lots of pretty colors that last a long time. The plant is easy-to-grow and popular with all types of gardeners.  The …

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Schefflera Gold Capella Arboricola – Variegated Schefflera – Dwarf Umbrella Tree

Schefflera gold capella is a dwarf, variegated variety of the umbrella tree – schefflera. All schefflera plants are outstanding and easy to grow indoor plants. In temperate locations, they are large and graceful tropical plants. In colder climates, they are often used in interior decorating for homes and offices. They are a superb and long-lasting …

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Arrowhead Plant Care – Tips for Growing Syngonium Podophyllum

Arrowhead plant care is easy even for beginners. The plant doesn’t mind lower light conditions and has minimal care tips to keep it growing in tip top shape. As a houseplant, it is typically grown for its attractive foliage which changes shape as the leaves get larger. Syngonium plants have been popular indoor plants in …

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Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana Care – Growing Flaming Katy – Widow’s Thrill – Christmas Kalanchoe

These tips for kalanchoe blossfeldiana care will show you how to care for and get this plant to keep blooming all winter long. Flowering kalanchoes are plants that are often seen around the holidays and in the winter months. The holiday plant is also known as Florist Kalanchoe, Christmas Kalanchoe, Flaming Katy and Widow’s Thrill.  …

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Christmas Plants – List of 27 Flowers and Holiday Plants for Xmas

These Christmas plants will have your home full of color, beauty and good cheer this year. Even though the outdoor garden season has ended for many of us, that doesn’t mean that holiday plants can’t be front and center right now. December 12 is National Poinsettia Day. It is fitting that the most popular Christmas …

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Lucky Plants to Attract Prosperity, Positive Energy and Good Luck Indoors

Did you know that certain lucky plants are thought to have the ability to attract good fortune and prosperity to your home if you grow them? St. Patrick’s Day is right around that corner and that brings with it thoughts of good luck. Whether you are interested in getting better luck, having good health, or …

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Oxalis Plant Care – How to Grow Shamrock Plants – Growing Ornamental Oxalis

Oxalis plant care is generally easy but some varieties of the plant can be considered a weed. Even so, it is a popular perennial plant that often shows up around St. Patrick’s Day. Another version (candy cane sorrel) is also commonly seen during the holidays as a Christmas plant, because of its candy cane striped …

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Propeller Plant – How to Grow Crassula Falcata Succulent

Propeller plant is tender succulent that has impressively shaped leaves and a spectacular red flower that lasts for weeks. These growing tips for crassula falcata will make sure your plant performs to its best. Crassula is a genus of succulents that are often seen at garden centers in many different shapes. They are grown as …

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Getting a Cyclamen to Rebloom – Why Won’t My Cyclamen Plant Flower?

One of the prettiest Christmas plants is a cyclamen – cyclamen persicum, also known as the florist cyclamen. Like some other holiday plants, getting a cyclamen to rebloom after the first year can a tricky task. For this reason, many gardeners simply discard the plant after it is done flowering and purchase a new one …

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Caring for a Cyclamen – Growing Cyclamen Persicum – Florist Cyclamen

Looking for a pretty Christmas plant to decorate for the holidays? Try growing cyclamen persicum. Although not as popular as a poinsettia, it is still often seen for sale during the holiday seasons. Caring for a cyclamen is easy if you plan to grow this houseplant as an annual and discard it after flowering. Taking …

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Regrow Spring Onions in Water – Fun Gardening Hack

Growing onions is a pretty easy from a gardening standpoint, but did you know that you can also regrow spring onions in water? At times like these, when some food items are in short supply, knowing how to get more bang for your buck is a win in anyone’s book! Using parts of an onion …

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Caring for Echeveria – How to Rosette Forming Succulents with Spectacular Flowers

Caring for echeveria is a task made for those gardeners with brown thumbs – they are that easy to grow! These rosette forming succulents have spectacular flowers that would make you think they need a lot of special care, but these plants actually thrive on a bit of neglect. If you love succulents as much …

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Lucky Bamboo Plant Growing Tips – Dracaena Sanderiana Plant Care

The lucky bamboo plant is an indoor plant that can be grown in both water and soil. These growing tips for dracaena sanderiana will get the most out of your potted plant. Dracaena sanderiana are a genus of indoor plants that are easy to grow and will add a Zen looking touch to any indoor …

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Low Light Indoor Plants – Houseplants for Lower Light Conditions [Updated]

These 20 Low Light Indoor Plants are easy to care for and don’t mind growing in lower light situations. This makes them ideal for those with limited light, especially during the winter months. With the cold weather out in full force, thoughts of gardening are often far from the front burner.  Those are the times …

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Dracaena Surculosa – Tips for Growing Dracaena Gold Dust Plant

Dracaena surculosa is a gorgeous plant. It has glossy green leaves and white and yellow splotches over the leaf surface.  One can easily see from this photo why it has the common name Dracaena Gold Dust. Botanical facts about Dracaena Surculosa Dracaena surculosa is native to the western tropical Africa rain forest region. Family: Asparagaceae …

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Bear’s Paw Succulent – Cotyledon Tomentosa

Cotyledon tomentosa is tender succulent that is a lot of fun to grow. It is easy to see where the common name of bear’s paw succulent came from. Those chubby leaves look just like tiny bear’s paws! Each of the leaves are soft and fuzzy with a puffy look and have tiny “teeth” at the edges. …

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Tips for Buying Succulents – Where to Find Succulents for Sale

Confused about what to look for when buying succulents? This guide will walk you through the process and give tips on what to look for and what to avoid. Succulents are drought smart plants that are super easy to grow and make fantastic houseplants.  Be sure to check out my tips for how to care …

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Shoe Planters – Recycled Footwear makes a Great Garden Planter

Some of the most interesting planters and those that recycle items used for other purposes.  These unique boot and shoe planters make great use of old shoes and boots. Some have seen their better day and some look like new but all showcase indoor plants in new and unusual ways. Do you have some old shoes …

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Bonsai Garden – Bonsai Tree Care – Small Trees – Big Impact!

Gardeners often use the term “bring the outdoors inside” when they refer to indoor plants.  Take this term to another level with a bonsai garden. Read on for bonsai tree care tips and more info about this fascinating topic. These mini trees are spectacular in form, have a big impact, and can be grown both …

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Forcing Forsythia Indoors – How to Force Forsythia Blooms

I love anything that gives me a jump start on spring.  Forcing forsythia indoors lets me have the showy yellow flowers of the well known harbinger of spring – forsythia bushes . They are great to enjoy indoors well before they give you their cheery spring greeting outside. Luckily, it is very easy to force …

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