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Brassaia actinophylla or Umbrella Tree is a Great Greenhouse Plant

Common Names:  Schefflera, Umbrella tree Light Requirements: High light and will tolerate some direct sun. Best Temperatures: Average to warm conditions. …

DIY Tray Drains for Orchids and Houseplants

If you grow orchids or other houseplants at home, you have probably found the advantages of using standard horticultural trays for organizing your plants or …

10 Easy Ways to Incorporate Plants In Your Home

There are many benefits to decorating with plants and literally greening the home. Besides adding warmth and color to your home’s aesthetics, another …

Plant Labels Every Grower Should Know

There are several types of plant labels every backyard gardener and/or greenhouse grower should know. Stick Plant Labels These look like ice cream sticks that …

Ponytail Palm is a Great Greenhouse Plant

Proper Name: Nolina recurvate Common Names: Ponytail palm, Elephant foot palm Light Needs: High Light Best Temperatures: Average room temperature and a …

Araucaria heterophylla or Norfolk Island Pine is a Great Greenhouse Plant

Common Name:  Norfolk Island pine Light Needs:  High light with full sun is best, but they can tolerate a less than full sun environment. Best Temperatures: …

Presoaking Inert Media for Orchids

You are probably familiar with the need to presoak organic potting media components like bark, as it “opens up” the structure to allow it to absorb and …

5 Reasons Houseplants Die

Keeping houseplants alive was much different for our ancestors who lived in homes surrounded by dirt, fields and animals. Most homes today consist of …

Oxalis is a Great Greenhouse Plant

Common Names:  Wood sorrel and false shamrock Light Needs:  High light and full sun. Best Temperatures: At or above 50ºF (10ºC) Water and Humidity …

Geraniums Are a Great Greenhouse Plant

Common Name: Geranium Light Needs: High light, with full sun during winter. Best Temperature: Average room temperature. Water and Humidity Needs: Allow the …