Persian Shield Plant - Tips on Strobilanthes dyeriana Cultivation & Care

by Max on Mon, 11/25/2019 - 01:02
It’s easy to see where this exotic plant got its common name of ‘Persian shield,’ as the leaves are perfectly shield-shaped, and the iridescent purple foliage has a shimmering quality that makes it appear silver in some lights. Interestingly though, the plant hails from Myanmar (formerly Burma), and not Persia, as its name suggests.

How To Grow and Care For Asparagus Fern

by Max on Tue, 11/05/2019 - 16:42
The asparagus fern fails to fit into the category of ‘fern,’ though it was likely named as such because the feathery foliage does resemble that of a fern. This is a fairly uncommon houseplant and actually is categorized as a weed, but it works well indoors in containers or hanging pots and is very hardy.

Poisonous Houseplants That Are Dangerous to Pets & Children

by Max on Sat, 09/21/2019 - 02:40
If you have pets or children, it's important to do your research on a plant before blindly bringing it into your home. The risks of some plants outweigh the benefits, as they can be toxic to both people and pets. Some of the most popular houseplants which are of potentially dangerous poisonous levels are listed here.

Growing A Lipstick Plant - Tips on Caring For Aeschynanthus Indoors and Outdoors

by Max on Thu, 08/29/2019 - 20:21
Lipstick plants come in a wide range of varieties, most of which produce beautiful flowers year-round. Be careful to keep them warm though, as these plants can’t tolerate even moderate temperatures.

Mimosa Pudica - How to Care For The Sensitive Plant

by Max on Sat, 07/27/2019 - 05:57
This plant is popularly kept as a houseplant, but it can also be grown outside as annuals or evergreen perennials. It is commonly referred to as the sensitive plant because the leaves fold in on themselves in response to touch. Find out about how to care for this interesting plant
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