Aphids are a sap sucking pest with a 2-3 week long life cycle. Due to the short life cycle, the populations can increase rapidly. Aphids can attack a variety of different plants. They like tender, new growth where they cause distortion and wilting.
Are you a beginner houseplant parent? Afraid of killing your next plant or just have a busy lifestyle? Here are our top 5 houseplant picks that are extremely easy to care for and do not require a green thumb.
Houseplants can be beautiful additions to any home, but they come with a hidden drawback: they attract insects and pests. If you have houseplants, you are probably aware that they can harbor spider mites. But do you know how to keep your houseplants from getting spider mites? Keep reading to find out more about this common houseplant pest.
We all know our plants need water, light, food, etc, but have you ever wondered why?
When we can better understand our plants we can provide them with the best care. Our partners over at Greg have put together some great infographics to help us better understand the science behind the care of our plants.
American Plant Exchange has partnered with Repotted Collective to bring you 2 easy Holiday DIY planter projects. Our new plant loving friend Kerry has put together 2 adorable ways to display your favorite holiday season plants, the Norfolk Pine and the Colorado Spruce. See the DIY Santa Planter below.
American Plant Exchange has partnered with Repotted Collective to bring you 2 easy Holiday DIY planter projects. Our new plant loving friend Kerry has put together 2 adorable ways to display your favorite holiday season plants, the Norfolk Pine and the Colorado Spruce. See the DIY Reindeer Planter below.
With the holiday season upon us, you may be ready to start shopping for all the people on your list. Houseplants are a unique, affordable, and thoughtful gift idea. There are many wonderful benefits to keeping plants in your home. While houseplants might not be your first thought when you think of gift-giving, they are sure to spread joy this holiday season and well after for years to come!
We all know that some plants are unsafe for our furry friends, but why are certain plants dangerous? Plant toxicity is a naturally occurring defense mechanism in which the plant tries to prevent itself from being eaten. Since plants cannot move around, they have evolved “weapons” to ward off herbivores.
Most plants will require less watering during the winter months. Make sure to double-check the level of moisture in the soil before deciding to add more water. Also, keep in mind that different plants have different water needs. For example, drought-tolerant plants such as succulents and cacti might not need watering at all during the winter months. Overwatering your dormant plants can lead to root rot.