18
Feb 19

Your Favorite 1970s Cult Plant Is Back and More Popular Than Ever

Ficus plants have been making dramatic statements in homes for decades. These are the same plants that we saw in our grandparents’ homes; but, with the resurgence of large, dramatic plants in the design world, it’s not surprising that everyone and their cousin now has—or desperately wants—some kind of ficus in their living space. Like some other popular trendy plants, there’s often more than meets the eye. To be honest, a ficus can be a total beast to care for. Here’s what you need to know.

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15
Feb 19

These Are the Best Plants for Your Living Room

Plants add color, shape, and life to living rooms, and are a powerful tool in your decorating toolbox. Like artwork, furniture, and other decor, you can use them as a focal point, to fill an empty awkward dead space, or even as a last minute styling detail. Here are six favorites.

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05
Feb 19

Houseplant Help: How to Save a Plant Whose Leaves are Turning Yellow

If you’ve ever been a concerned plant owner, then you probably know that yellowing leaves are one of the first signs that your plant is distressed. But with possible root causes ranging from underwatering, to overwatering, to a pest problem, it can be hard to get to the bottom of your plant’s ailment. The next time you need to diagnose a sick houseplant, consider this your step-by-step guide.

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27
Jan 19

Martha Stewart's Genius Tip for Keeping Your Plants Watered While You're Away

One of the hardest parts of becoming a plant parent is ensuring your leafy babies stay alive and thriving when you’re traveling. You can board your dog, but sometimes it’s just not feasible to have a friend stop by and give the thirsty pots a drink. Unsurprisingly, Martha Stewart has a tip for keeping potted plants hydrated for up to one week.

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09
Jan 19

6 New Year's Resolutions Sure to Turn Your Black Thumb Green

Deciding you want to “be a better plant parent” is a great goal, but it’s kind of a dud of a New Year’s Resolution. The best resolutions are small, specific, measurable, and something you can write down and track.

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06
Jan 19

Photo-Friendly Pilea Plants Are Cute and Easy To Care For

The Chinese money plant (or Pilea) is frequently featured in Scandinavian interiors, where its bright green pancake-shaped leaves provide an adorable and welcome burst of color against white walls. They’re said to be easy to grow, but if you’ve ever tried to find one of your own in a plant shop, you likely came home empty-handed. So before you get your heart set on acquiring a Chinese money plant of your very own, read the following tips and advice on finding one, then caring for your hard-won prize.

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17
Dec 18

5 of Our Favorite Plants That Are Really, Truly Pastel

Pastels are having a moment right now, even if you are so over millennial pink. And if you look closely enough, you can find hints of soft, pale hues all over the plant world. Here are five gorgeous houseplants that will help you move beyond just jungle green.

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13
Dec 18

These Are the 10 Easiest Plants to Grow of All Time

If your idea of indoor gardening is to plop a plant in a corner and splash some water on it once in awhile, this is the list for you. All will be well if you do exactly that for any of the plants on this list.

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09
Dec 18

5 Ingenious Plant Tricks You Haven't Tried Yet

Green thumbs always have a few tricks up their sleeves. Whatever your current houseplant frustration is, there’s probably a grower out there who came up with an innovative solution, after years of dealing with the very same issue. Read on for some of the best tried-and-true indoor gardening hacks around.

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26
Nov 18

5 Beautiful Houseplants That Are Actually Purple

As any regular reader of design blogs knows, accent colors never fail to add some pizzazz to your decor. In the world of houseplants, you’re pretty much stuck with green as your main color scheme, but you can still add a pop of color here and there. There are actually a fair number of plants whose leaves are all or primarily purple, and these can add some visual interest to an otherwise monotone grouping. Plus, they’re freaking purple! What’s not to love? Here are five plants that will help you start cultivating your purple-thumb today.

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