Plant Tips and Tricks

Handy Dandy pH Tester

Indoor plants have their own preferences for acidity and alkalinity of soil. It is measured as the soil's pH value, and ranges from 0-14. A pH7 value is neutral, a higher number than 7 is alkaline, and a lower number than 7 is acidic. You can find out your soil's pH with a pH Soil Tester; easilly purchased at any plant store.

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.

Dangerous Decorations

There are a number of seasonal plants that are extremely toxic when consumed. Ivy, holly, mistletoe, and hibiscus are all toxic to humans. While no one plans on eating their holiday decorations, accidents do happen so be extra careful.

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