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Keep Cats Away from Plants

How to keep cats away from plants: This article will deal with how to keep cats away from plants. Cats love to chew on houseplants and dig in the soil. They need to do this especially when they don’t have easy access to real grass. Cats collect painful hairballs in their body and the only … Read more

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Dracaenas: How to Grow Care Tips

Dracaenas are among my favorite houseplants.  They can be small enough to sit on a table or 7ft. trees large enough to take the place of a piece of furniture.  Even the least experienced plant enthusiast can successfully grow dracaena plants. Dracaenas thrive on neglect, grow well in low light, and need very little water. … Read more

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After Bloom Care for Lilies

Once the lovely flowers of an Easter Lily have died, most people don’t know what to do with the plant. Keeping an Easter Lily as a houseplant is not an option. It needs to be planted outside as soon as the weather is warm enough. If you have to keep it indoors until the temperatures … Read more

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How to Grow Care Tips for Flowering Houseplant Bulbs

Learn how to plant and grow indoor flowering bulb plants from Houseplant411.com

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Amaryllis After Flowering Care Tips

    Amaryllis after flowering care tips are very specific; and if you follow these tips your plant should flower year after year for quite some time. 1. Cut the old flowers from the stem when they fade. 2. When the stem starts to sag, cut it back to the top of the bulb. 3. Continue … Read more

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Poinsettia Care After Flowers Fade

Here are some steps to follow that will help your poinsettia plant become colorful year after year. Late Winter/ Early Spring Poinsettias have long-lasting blooms so their colorful bracts (flowers) remain showy for several months. During this time, side shoots develop below the bracts. To have a well-shaped plant the following year, cut off any … Read more

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How to Care for Your Poinsettia

Are Christmas Trees Poisonous?

Christmas trees such as firs, pines, and cedar are mildly poisonousPlants are a great addition to homes and offices, but it’s important to know whether your plants are dangerous to children, pets, or even adults. Some plants contain chemicals such as oxalates, solanine, glycosides, or alkaloid lycorine that may cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, swelling and … Read more

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Is Mistletoe Poisonous?

The old tradition of kissing under the mistletoe has been around for a very long time, and the temptation for a small child or pet to munch one of the pretty red berries is always there. So is mistletoe really poisonousPlants are a great addition to homes and offices, but it’s important to know whether … Read more

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How to Use Poinsettias as Cut Flowers

Poinsettias, with all their new colors and shapes make wonderful cut flowers if you just follow a few simple rules. 1. Cut some poinsettia stems with colorful bracts. The bracts are what most people refer to as the flowers of the plant. Think before you cut, so you won’t have to cut the stems a … Read more

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