Tag: Plant Guide

Paperwhites

Paperwhites blooming at the very end of February

If you’ve ever grown daffodils, you’re not far off from growing a Paperwhite! These lovely little flowers grow from bulbs, and are even open to blooming in winter. Find out how to grow them in water or soil!

Bloodleaf

Closeup of an Iresine (Bloodleaf) leaf just after the rain

The Bloodleaf (Iresine) is also known as a Chicken Gizzard, which should say a lot. It’s a bright red and purple bundle of joy that loves heat and humidity. Find out how to care for one!

Boston Fern

A Boston Fern sitting in a wooden planter hanging on the wall

The Boston Fern is a wonderfully easy houseplant to care for. Keep the soil moist (and don’t let it freeze or boil), and you’ll have a happy plant for a long time to come. Read here to find out more care tips!

Money Tree

Closeup of a money tree leaf after a light mistingCloseup of a money tree leaf after a light misting

The money tree (Pachira aquatica) is a pretty easy houseplant. As long as there’s no drafts and the watering schedule stays constant, it’s a happy tower of green. Find out how to care for one!

Air Purifying Plants

Two chrysanthemums growing in soft window light, full of blooms

Plants are natural air purifiers. We put out a heck of a lot of carbon, and all plants will help reduce that to some degree. The only issue is that carbon isn’t the only thing we’re putting into the atmosphere. Our atmosphere indoors, where we’re spending so much time, is incredibly important. We put out a few other notable bad chemicals in the course of daily living – ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene. Check here for some plants that can clean your air!

The Lonely Ginkgo

The Ginkgo is currently most threatened not by disease or the environment, but by logging. Our homes are our own environments. We get a say at what survives, and can even help plants thrive that otherwise might be disappearing.

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