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How to Re-Pot Orchids

How to Re-Pot Orchids

First it is important to identify what sort of orchid you have. There are two types of orchid commonly grown as houseplants: monopodial orchids and sympodial orchids.

Houseplant Holiday

Houseplant Holiday

Going on Holiday? You will need to prepare your houseplants to survive in your absence.

Variegation and Variegation Loss

Variegation and Variegation Loss

Variegation is when the foliage of a plant exhibits two or more colours of foliage. Most often this is where there are pale areas on green leaves.

Growing Houseplants from Cuttings

Growing Houseplants from Cuttings

Many houseplants are grown by nurseries through vegetative (asexual) reproduction rather than from seeds. This is because the plants grown will be clones of the parent plant and will be...

Keep Your Shop Bought Herbs Growing Longer

Keep Your Shop Bought Herbs Growing Longer

If you have ever bought a live pot of herbs from the supermarket you will have found that you must use all the herbs in a short period as they...

Should You Group Your Houseplants

Should You Group Your Houseplants

I don’t know if there is a collective noun for houseplants in general, but a group of orchids is a rarity, a group of cacti is a spike and a...

Top 20 Great Indoor Plants

Top 20 Great Indoor Plants

These are the top 20 houseplants that are great for improving your home and workplace ambience.

Earth, Air, Fire and Water – What Your Houseplants Need

Earth, Air, Fire and Water – What Your Houseplants Need

The ancients described everything as being composed of earth, air, fire and water. We know more detail today, but it is a good way to describe the needs of houseplants.

Benefits of Houseplants

Benefits of Houseplants

There are several benefits of having indoor plants in your home and workplace:

Why are My Houseplant Leaf Tips Turning Brown?

Why are My Houseplant Leaf Tips Turning Brown?

Are your houseplants’ leaves going brown at the tips or edges? If so, this is likely to be because the air in your house or office is too dry for...