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.
Top 5 Easiest Houseplants to Keep Alive
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.
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.
Plant Science with our Partners at Greg
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.
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.
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.
Plants For Every Aesthetic
Everyone has their own design preferences. When a style pleases your senses it becomes your aesthetic. Styles can range from simple and light to eclectic and colorful. One thing is for sure, there is a perfect plant for every aesthetic!
Cast-Iron Plant Care
Cast-iron plants aren’t just popular due to their arching, glossy, dark green leaves that make them a beautiful and lush houseplant. Instead, it is the fact that this plant is as tough as iron that makes it a huge favorite among people who don’t have much time for plant care.