04
Mar 19

Air-Purifying Plants Aren't a Complete Myth (Just a Partial One)

If you ever click on web articles about houseplants (and you’re reading this, so we’ll assume that’s a yes), you’ve probably come across the idea that houseplants purify the air inside your house by sucking up invisible toxins. If you’re thinking that sounds too good to be true, yeah, it kind of is. But it’s not a complete myth either.

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01
Mar 19

​Calling All Plant Parents: Aldi Is Selling Hanging Plant Baskets For Under $6

Last month, Aldi shook plant parents with excitement when fiddle leaf figs were spotted in store for a mere $13 (?!). Now, in more foliage news, the popular chain supermarket just started selling a new and limited line of hanging plant baskets. The best part: They’re all under $6.

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28
Feb 19

How Queens-Based Water & Light Delivers the Best Plants to Your Door—No Matter the Size

When it comes to the care of plants, we’ve got you covered. But there’s one thing you can’t tell just from a quick Google search: how long your plant has been sitting around in the store. Ideally, of course, store staff have been taking good care of them, but there are lots of unknowns at the time of purchase. It might seem small, but it could make a huge difference in your plant’s longevity.

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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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