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Plant Care

Crispy Wave Fern - Asplenium

Crispy Wave Fern - Asplenium

Also known as Japenese Asplenium nidus is a beautiful resilient plant. Its wavy leaves have given them the title for the greatest plant air purifiers. The fact that the fern can grow endlessly if transplanted into larger pots means that its air purifying properties will only improve the longer you have it.

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Radiator Plant - Peperomia

Radiator Plant - Peperomia

Radiator plants and other Peperomia plants aren’t just known for their beauty. They have a long history of medicinal use in South America, and this use has spread with the plant to other countries in the tropics. In the Philippines, for example, it belongs to the 'preferred list' of medicinal plants, being studied for its use in the treatment of arthritis and gout.

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Tricolor Plant - Stromanthe Sanguinea

Tricolor Plant - Stromanthe Sanguinea

Because the Tricolor Plant lacks the traditional amount of chlorophyll a house plant contains, it’s actually a much more difficult plant to care for. They need a lot of bright, indirect sunlight to make sure the plant gets enough food for proper sustenence. This can be especially tricky in the winter, but make sure you rotate your plant every week so all of it gets proper lighting.

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Rubber Plant - Ficus Elastica

Rubber Plant - Ficus Elastica
You can tell that a rubber tree plant is getting too much water by looking at it carefully. Brown, drooping leaves indicate the plant is being over-watered. The leaves may also become mushy. The soil may become saturated when the plant cannot absorb anymore water. The soil may also have a damp, musty smell if root rot has invaded the plant. When you recognize these symptoms, the rubber tree plant is in need of rescue. Continue reading

Pothos - Epipremnum Aureum

Pothos - Epipremnum Aureum

The rooting system for a pothos is relatively small compared to other plants. Because of this, they are susceptial to root rot much easier than other house plants. They wil let you know when it’s time to water as the leaves will slightly wilt. Once they do, give them a drink and they’ll go back to being happy. If the leaves are yellow, you may be watering it too much. Excessive watering may cause root rot.

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Snake Plant - Sansevieria Trifasciata

Snake Plant - Sansevieria Trifasciata

These amazing plants are one of the famous dozen houseplants named by NASA that purify the air in your household (and maybe space stations in the future). Not only have they been shown to remove harmful chemicals like benzene and formaldehyde under certain conditions, they are also said to boost levels of oxygen in your space overnight. So get one, or 10 of these bad boys for your space. It’s healthy. :)

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Fiddle Leaf Fig - Ficus Lyrata

Fiddle Leaf Fig - Ficus Lyrata
Overwatering can cause serious damage. Make sure the top 3cm/1.5 inches of the plant’s compost is allowed to dry out between each watering. You should always try to use room temperature water to hydrate your plants, but especially with the fiddle-leaf fig. Continue reading

Jade Plant - Crassula Ovata

Jade Plant - Crassula Ovata
In Asia, the Jade plant is thought to be a symbol of good luck and thought to activate financial energies. It is a traditional gift for many business owners to place a Jade Plant near the entrance of their restaurants or shops to bring prosperity and success.  Continue reading