Category Archives: Ornamental Plants

Flamingo Flower – Info, Care and More

Everybody knows the bright red leaves of the flamingo flower. With its thick green leaves and the beautiful red spathaceous bracts, she emphasizes the features in your home or at the office. How to care for anthurium – the name of the originally tropical plant – is explained in our special care instruction for the…
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Christmas Berry – Info and Care

What makes Christmas berry a great plant is how it flowers during summer and then produces the berries, making it a lively and attractive shrub. It's a slow grower and fairly easy to grow, with the right attention and care. Christmas Berry Description The Christmas berry is a shrub that grows with a single stem…
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How to Care for the Scarlet Star – Guzmania Lingulata

Guzmania is a popular genus of bromeliad. Their colorful flower bracts can be found in shopping malls, conservatories and many other plantscapes as well as kitchen tables and office desks. While they are a popular in public indoor spaces they grow naturally from Florida to Brazil and are particularly common in Costa Rica and Columbia.…
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11 of the World’s Deadliest Plants

Be careful what you touch, and what you eat. Some vegetation can snuff out your life as surely as a venomous snake. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of poisonous plants in the world, and some of them are deadly. Here are 11 of the world's deadliest plants. We run down the chemicals, toxins, and…
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How To Multiply & Extend Your Poinsettia

Poinsettia, these colorful plant, so fitting in holiday home decorations, sometimes become a problem after Christmas when blooming ends and many times they are thrown out. If you love filling your home with Poinsettia during the holiday season, here’s how you can get another blooming season from them. It’s not a particularly long-lived houseplant but…
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Plant that you never need to water – Pikaplant Jar

Amsterdam-based design label Pikaplant has long been on a mission to deliver the abundant benefits of plants to those without a green thumb. They previously designed a steel shelf topped with a glass resevoir for low-maintenence plant keeping. Now, their new project—’pikaplant jar’—mimics nature to create a stand-alone plant that you never need to water.…
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Moth Orchid – Care Tips, Propagating & More

The Moth Orchid, Phalaenopsis or Phal's are very well known house plants and easily recognised today and have arguably done more to raise the popularity of orchids in general than any other genus. Around 20 years ago Moth Orchids (along with other) were admired but considered only suitable for those with conservatories and wealth, such…
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10 Most Beautiful And Rarest Flowers In The World

Flowers are one of the most beautiful gifts that we got from nature. There are more than 270000 types of flowers are in the world. Some flowers only bloom in specific seasons or even after decades. The flowers that are endemic to remote parts of the world also remain undiscovered. Here the list of 10 rarest…
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10 Low Maintenance Houseplants for Black-Thumb Gardeners

Don’t worry, gardening doesn’t come easy to everyone. If you’ve managed to kill every plant that has crossed your path, this post is for you. Black-thumbed gardeners, rejoice! You can once again enjoy the act of growing plants without the heartache of killing them. There are plenty of low maintenance houseplants out there that will…
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Ideal pH Levels for Houseplants

Like your favorite flowers and vegetables, indoor houseplants have a specific pH range where they grow best. The soil inside pots and containers should be checked from time to time, to assure your plants are growing in the very best dirt! Houseplant: Ideal pH African Violet 6.0 - 8.0 Aloe Vera 7.0 Amaryllis 4.5 -…
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Dracaena Reflexa – The Song of India

The song of India plant is a species from the dracaena genus (dracaena reflexa) that has become a popular house plant. There are various cultivars of the dracaena reflexa that display different leaf variations, although the most popular you'll see sold in garden stores is the yellow edged variegata type. They usually grow up to about…
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Steps for Bringing Plants Indoors for Winter

Don't you just pity those people who do not have four seasons!? They do not get the joy of cleaning up and winterizing gardens against snow, cold and wind? They also do not get the fun (and it is fun) of bringing plants indoors for the winter. Because you are reading this article, you most…
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About Elephant Ear Plants

Plant taxonomy classifies the most widely known elephant ears, or "taro," as Colocasia esculenta. Various cultivars also exist, including types with black leaves (Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'). Elephant ears are herbaceous perennials in warm climates. Planting Zones for Elephant Ear Plants: In planting zone 8 and above, elephant ears can be left outside year-round. Elephant ears…
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Mother Of Thousands – Bryophyllum Daigremontianum

How to Care for a Bryophyllum Daigremontianum Plant Common name: Mother of Thousands, Alligator Plant, Mexican Hat Plant, Devil’s Backbone Family: Crassulaceae Synonymous: Kalanchoe daigremontiana Distribution and habitat: Bryophyllum daigremontianum is a succulent perennial plant native to the Fiherenana River valley and Androhibolava mountains in southwest Madagascar. It has been introduced to numerous tropical and subtropical regions, such as…
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Garden Island Bed Inspiring Ideas

The greenery and nature are so relaxing and all of us after a long stay in the indoors, in front of the TV, or the computer, should sit down somewhere on the fresh air, in a comfortable silence, and to little breathe and enjoy. Of course it would be nice to have the most perfect…
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Growing Golden Shrimp Plants Indoors

Golden shrimp plants are popular landscape items in tropical areas. The “shrimp” is grown primarily for its flower heads. The easy to grow plants produce a year-round profusion of overlapping masses of gold bracts flecked with small white flowers tipped with purple spots, each having two slender petals and long yellow stamens, amid bright green…
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