Common Pests of Household Plants
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.
Spider Mites on My Plants
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.
DIY Santa Planter
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.
DIY Reindeer Planter
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.
Why Houseplants Make the Perfect Gift!
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!
Why Are Some Plants Unsafe for Pets?
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.
Winterizing Your Plants
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.
DIY Fall Farmhouse Basket
What you need:
Wooden basket, Paint (color of your choice), Paint brush, Hot glue gun, Decorative rope, Small foam pumpkins, Plastic planter saucer, Plant/s of your choice
DIY Easy Fall Planter Basket
What you will need:
Wooden basket, Plant of your choice (we chose an assorted foliage pot), Plastic planter saucer, Wired craft ribbon of your choice, Small foam pumpkins, Wooden skewers, Small pack of hay, Glue Gun
Why You Need an Arabica Coffee Plant
Not only do Arabica Coffee plants produce great tasting coffee beans, but they also make great houseplants! They are beautiful and lush, with glamorous, glossy, elliptical, dark green leaves. The coffee tree is actually a variety of a tropical evergreen shrub native to the tropical regions of southern Africa and Asia. It was first brought to the United States in 1813 and became the most popular variety due to its less bitter taste than other types of beans.