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  • New growth and bloom on moonlight philodendron
    Great new growth on my moonlight philodendron. It’s never bloomed for me before! I’ve found this to be a very rewarding plant to care for. The neon leaves are so satisfying to catch peeking out! Highly recommend! 
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      PlntNrd Ooooh, so beautiful! I just bought one a few days ago, I can’t wait for it to come!!
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      Pei WOAH!!!!! That color.....
      What kind of light do you have [287464,Lizzie]? Mine is not doing great :(

      I read that you can give your plants fertilizer year-round if your plant is actively growing even in the winter time. Have you tried?
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      Lizzie And this is a baby one that propagated itself a year ago and is also doing well.
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  • Blooming pencil cactus
    Never seen this before! Also recently learned a couple other things about this plant: Despite the name it's actually a euphorbia, a succulent, and not a cactus. If it starts off trailing (like mine) it will stay that way, versus growing into a tall plant. The clear sap that pencils produce (the little bubbles on the stems) is toxic and can give you a bad rash.
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      Beth The sap can also cause anaphylactic shock and more sunlight reddens the cactus making it look orange. I haven’t bought one of these myself, but dang those flowers are really cute!
  • Moroccan dream
    If you’re ever going to Marrakech, you MUST stay at El Fenn Riad in the Medina. Their way of using plants in the interior is beyond beautiful. 
  • Holiday decorating with plants
    <span>I recently used some of my plants as the centerpiece for my family's holiday party. Anyone else using their plants to decorate for the holidays? I would love to see what you've done to get more ideas!!</span>
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      PlntNrd Ok, I know I’m a little late to this one, but here’s a pic of what we did this, or I guess last, year. Didn’t feel like going through the hassle of dealing with a tree, but in an effort to make the house a little more festive we decided to decorate one of the plant stands and this becasue our Christmas tree.
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      Christina Sotto These are all so cute
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      Wyatt Plants Things I put Christmas lights on my fiddle leaf... i DO NOT advise doing the same.The leaves quickly show signs of stress. Needless to say, I will be leaving my fiddle leaf alone this yuletide.
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  • Mother Natures Garden
    While at first glance this may look like your classic excessive moisture symptom, after looking a little closer it actually appears to be quite the opposite. Considering the chlorosis is mainly present on the inter-veinal parts of the foliage I ruled this out to be a nutrient imbalance instead. Most likely deficient in either iron or manganese since the chlorotic areas are between the veins, while the veins themselves remain green. It's also common for manganese deficiency to cause dead spots and patches. <b>How could this happen?</b> I have a few theories:<div>1. Excessive rainfall could've washed away the nutrients from the soil.</div><div>2. Period of drought; plants need water present in order for the roots to extract available nutrients in the soil as soluble salts.</div><div>3. Nutrient cycle above ground could've broke. Right next to this small group of plants was a very large tree that was clearly deceased, with only some growth left at the top (probably 60 feet up). Since nutrients can come from dead leaves, wood, and animal droppings that break down in the soil- the presence of this matter being significantly decreased could've contributed to these symptoms.</div>
  • Plant Sale/Adoption
    Hey everyone, <br><br>I am moving and can't take most of my plants with me. Would anyone be interested in buying or adopting them? I don't feel comfortable shipping plants, so would be pick up in <i>NYC only</i>. Let me know if anyone is intersted and I can post the photos!! <br><br><br>
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    (after being repotted)
  • Plant Apps
    Do you guys ever use apps to help oversee your plant maintenance? Like for identifying plants, watering reminders, etc? I tried one before it was a faulty, poorly designed app but I'm curious if any of you have recommendations. <br><br>This article was an interesting read. Have you used any of these? <br><br><a href="https://www.opusgrows.com/blogs/journal/108690758-5-apps-that-will-kinda-guarantee-you-won-t-kill-your-houseplants" title="Link: https://www.opusgrows.com/blogs/journal/108690758-5-apps-that-will-kinda-guarantee-you-won-t-kill-your-houseplants">https://www.opusgrows.com/blogs/journal/108690758-5-apps-that-will-kinda-guarantee-you-won-t-kill-yo...</a><span id="_wysihtml5-undo" class="_wysihtml5-temp"></span><br>
  • Cats with Plants or Plants with Cats?
    <img>I have recently adopted a kitty who has been very curious about plants. So far, I have already potted and repotted six plants now. She would jump into and dig in the soil of my floor plants. Anybody has tips how to keep the kitty away? I have tried the essential oil i read online, but it only worked for a sec and she jumped right back in as soon as the scent dissipated. HELP! 
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      KADyer Lol 😅! Sorry, but I have a Cat as well. She likes to HIDE within them (plant clusters, etc ☺️). She has 'pawed out soil' as well as my 'Potted-Semi-Hydroponic' plants-she tosses out the "LECA PELLETS'!!! CATS....Gotta Love em'!
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      Courtney Stroot I put pinecones in the soil to keep the cats from thinking is a second litter box. Doesn’t always help keep them away from the plants in general but it’s a start. They don’t like the sharpness or the crunch of the pinecone when they step on it.
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      PlntNrd Some cats can be very persistent and unwavering, no matter what kind of plant it is. I had a bunch of Cacti many many years ago and my cat somehow found a way to pull out the needles without hurting himself and then left them around my house for me to step on!
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  • Favorite thrifted plant pots??
    I love going to thrift stores to find unique pots for my plants. I'm especially loving my baby pileas in two little pitchers I found. Anyone else have some favorite thrifted planters??
  • I'm glad you pricked me!
    An indoor cactus likes nothing better then a good South facing window, and as you can tell I have definitely took advantage of mine! Did you know there is close to 2000 species of cacti out there in the world?! From desert, jungle, grafted, to hybrid species ranging from a diverse amount of colors, shapes, and structures.<br><br><b>Care Guidelines to Follow:</b><br><ul><li>Light is key! Make sure your cactus has plenty of exposure to full sun, or at least bright indirect light.</li><li>Best to only water once the soil has dried out completely, however, some jungle species may need to be watered when half the soil has dried out (considering they are from a more tropical region).</li><li><b>Tip</b>: If your cactus is exposed to full sun for most of the day it'll be best to check the soil often to monitor how frequent it takes up water. As soon as it has dried out it'll be ready for a drink; although they may be drought tolerant they can certainly decline from too much sun and not enough water (especially smaller specimens).</li></ul><br><br>
  • Which type of pothos?
    I got this at Home Depot for $4! Do you think it’s pearls and jade? Manjula? 
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      dekadaye thank you all for helping me identify this ! home depot/costa farms labeled it pearls and jade, but after looking at pictures online, i knew that couldnt be correct. i didnt think it was marble because a few of the leaves are so white!

      anyway, i'm very happy with my marble pothos. it wasnt in the best shape when i found it - very back of the shelf and very dry. i'm hoping it puts out a new leave soon so i know it's okay.
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      Kahlia Shearer Definitely looks like a Marble! Very pretty!
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      Erin Such a beauty!
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  • Finally got the husband to hang these..
    I bought 3 of these some time last year and they’ve been sitting in a box. I finally got my husband to hang them up for me and then I had to figure out what to put in them. I’m so happy with how they turned out! I really love the way they look above the couch with my pics and I love the way the plants look in them. Now I have to decide where to put the third one, but I’m definitely very pleased with the look of these two. 
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      Erin Digging the pops of green against the dark wall!
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      Pei 😍😍😍 they look awesome! Can’t wait to see when the philo starts vining.

      Is that a spider plants on the left? I personally also really like asparagus fern. They vine and so elegant!
  • What?!?! Where did you come from?!
    Omg, I can’t believe it!! My Imperial Red Philo is blooming and I didn’t even notice until today. Thank goodness I went to water some plants in my bedroom and saw it. Two blooms had already faded and died and, I’m guessing, this one will be gone tomorrow. It looks like there’s 2-4 more still to open, but I could have missed them all! 
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      abcactus This is absolutely gorgeous!!
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      Pei 😍😍😍 nothing is more rewarding than see your plants putting out new growths or flowers 😍😍😍
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