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Sharing Plants

Learn how to care for African violets, as well as how to propagate and pass along new plants.

The Basics of Growing Bonsai

What is bonsai? Although many think it’s a kind of plant, bonsai is actually the art form of growing a realistic but miniaturized representation of nature, specifically in a container. Translated, bonsai means planted in a container. Although the word bon-sai is Japanese, the art it described originated in the Chinese empire. In fact, it… Read more »

Our Newest Houseplant ‘White Fusion’ Calathea

Yes, we have some of these beauties right now (August 2020)!  This is a very popular plant right now and pretty hard to find; keep reading for care details! Calathea Care Calathea plants are fairly easy to care for once you understand what they need. This doesn’t mean they are forgiving; leaves can brown due… Read more »

Chinese Evergreen, An Easy Growing Houseplant

Coined one of the Plants of Steel (along with ZZ Plant), Aglaonema, or Chinese Evergreen, is certainly an easy to grow houseplant. Native to the jungles of Southeast Asia, they made their way onto the houseplant market many years ago and have become known as one of the toughest, most reliable, and easiest to grow… Read more »

New Houseplant Arrival, Raven ZZ Plant

Are you a collector of fun, unique houseplants? If so, keep reading to learn more about our newest houseplant arrival! ZZ Plant We are thrilled to introduce you to Raven ZZ Plant. Well, let’s back up a bit and introduce you to the more commonly available ZZ Plant, Zamioculcas zamiifolia. These plants were discovered a… Read more »

Feeding Houseplants

Feeding Your Houseplants

Learn which fertilizers are best for houseplants and choose between options that might work best for you. Application rates and timing are also discussed.