Plant Tips and Tricks

Know Your Decor

Contemporary, modern styles go better with plants that have clean lines and slender shapes to them. Victorian decors work well with ferns, while cacti are perfect for southwest styles.

Little Perlite Puffs

Surely you’ve wondered what those little white puffs are that you always see mixed in with potting soil. Those are called Perlite, and are actually pieces of expanded volcanic rock with thousand of tiny air pockets. These pockets take up and release water quickly helping to regulate the water, and drainage.

Ideal Office Plants

Rooms that are used for mental stimulation, such as an office, should contain the more spiky or spiny plants. Consider plants such as snake plants, palms, aloe, and yuccas for these rooms

Identifying the Greenhouse Whitefly

The Greenhouse Whitefly is most commonly seen as an adult, but detecting them at a young stage can go a long way towards saving your plant. They are commonly found on plants such as poinsettias, ivy, hibiscus, and lantana. Plant safe pesticides are very effective in removing white flies, but simply vacuuming them is also a good solution.

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