Articles for tag: Exotics, Growing Perennials, Houseplants, Passiflora, Plant Propagation

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Purple Passion Plant

Purple Passion Plant, also known as Passiflora incarnata, is generally found growing wild in the southern part of the United States, but can be an interesting and beautiful exotic houseplant. This vining plant, known as the Purple Passion Plant or Purple Passion Flower, gets its name from comparing it to the elements of the Crucifixion ...

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How to Propagate Holly from Stem Cuttings

There are over 400 types of holly. Some grow as a small 3-foot shrub, while others can grow to 50 feet in height. The dark green leaves feel like leather and they have spines. The white flowers often produce crimson berries, although there are some varieties that have yellow or orange berries. It is possible ...

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Methods of Plant Propagation

Plant propagation is to reproduce, multiply or generate another plant. It is simple to see why a gardener, or anyone for that matter, benefits from making one plant two, or even more. It is not so simple to explain all of the ways propagation can take place. There are two main types of methods to ...

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How to Root a Cutting from a House Plant

I have a marvelous collection of houseplants, and every one of these were absolutely free of cost. How did I get so many? By taking cuttings from my friends’ plants and rooting them at home. House plants can be propagated in many different ways, however, the most common method of propagating house plants is through ...

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Start a Strawberry Garden

One of the most beautiful and most tasty fruits in the entire world would be the strawberry. This red sweet berry is loved and eaten throughout the entire planet. As like most fruits, strawberries taste much better when they are homegrown than they do store-bought. The reason being that many of the fruits and vegetables ...

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Plants You Can’t Kill: Low-Maintenance Houseplants for a Black Thumb

If you are anything like me, gardening was always that mirage you just couldn’t reach. Herb gardens died inexplicably. Seeds never sprouted. House plants died. I came to an uneasy arrangement with my household plants: I avoided them, and they lived. My horticultural grandmothers were likely embarrassed that their granddaughter could not even keep a ...

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A Peperomia Plant Will Brighten Any Home or Office

The very popular peperomia plant is a great choice to add color to any room or office. Whether you have one peperomia plant or several grouped together, this attractive plant will brighten up any room. There are over 1,000 species of peperomias growing throughout North and South America and the Caribbean. All of them are ...

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Apple Trees to Grow in Alaska

After newly acquiring our first home, and a healthy chunk of land, my husband and I are on a mission to have as many fruit trees as we can make survive in this fickle Alaskan climate. The first step was to research, research, research. Once I dug into this task, I found there was little ...

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Hedge Plants that Grow Well in Shady Locations

Need a hedge for a shady location in your yard? Finding a shade loving hedge plant is a bit tricky, since all hedges require at least some filtered light or a few hours of sunlight. While there aren’t any hedge plants that will grow in deep, dark shade, there are a few species that can ...

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Snake Plant Propagation

The snake plant, Sansevieria trifasciata, is a succulent type of plant that many people throughout the United States grow as a houseplant. It is a native tropical plant of South Africa, but many people know it as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue. Although this plant is rather difficult to propagate, it can be done by following a few ...