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6 Most Annoying Indoor Plant Pests and What to Do

If your houseplants are dying and you can’t figure out why, you might have a pest problem on your hands. Here are a few of the most common indoor plant pests and how to get rid of them for good.

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Consider a Potted Tree This Christmas if You Have Limited Space

With Christmas pressing down, you are likely wondering what kind of tree to get this year. If this is the year for a non-traditional tree, you are in luck. Many people who live in an apartment or simply don’t have the space for a traditional Christmas tree will appreciate that they can still decorate their space and enjoy these fresh-smelling and beautiful potted tree alternatives.

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Growing a Potted Ruffled Palm Tree

The ruffled fan palm or Licuala grandis is a beautiful, unique palm with attractive ruffled leaves that add fashionable flair to any interior or exterior design. These palms can stay in a pot indoors or will survive outdoors all year long if you live in a mild climate. Though the ruffled palm can grow up to 10 tall feet when planted, it will usually only reach about six feet if given a large enough container, which makes it the perfect statement piece for your living room. Keep in mind; this is a slow grower, so patience is a must! Though it is usually seen outdoors in tropical environments, the ruffled palm makes an exquisite houseplant that requires minimal care. Here are a few tips to help you get started!

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Top Carnivorous Plants Anyone Can Grow

Carnivorous and plant aren’t exactly two words that go together, and you probably don’t often think of plants that “eat” bugs. However, this category of intriguing flora is incredibly fascinating and deserves a lot more attention than it gets. If you’ve always wanted to try growing a plant that catches its own food but didn’t know where to start, you’ve found what you’re looking for. These three carnivorous plants are great for beginners and are incredibly easy to grow if you follow a few simple guidelines. 

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Tips for Growing a Pinstripe Houseplant

Though not the most common houseplant, calathea ornata or the pinstripe plant is known for its striking leaves and intriguing visual appeal. Often considered finicky, this tropical beauty will flourish with a little love and attention. If you want a foliage plant that looks great all year long and rewards your effort, or if you simply want a bit of a growing challenge, this is the one for you. Follow these tips to level-up your houseplant game and branch out of your comfort zone with the incredible pinstripe plant. 

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I Grew the Perfect Indoor Palm: Here’s How You Can Too

Palms are some of the most inviting indoor plants. They immediately conjure up images of a tropical paradise and leave you remembering your last vacation to the beach. Since most climates are not suitable for these tropical beauties due to cool temperatures and low humidity, it makes sense to bring them indoors and watch them flourish.  

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Grow These Plants for Great Skin

Did you know that skin is the body’s largest organ and plays a major role in detoxification? When you think about skincare and plants, your mind may immediately go to the aloe plant (which is indeed a great skin soother,) but there are several other plants that you can grow for beautiful skin as well. 

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Do These 7 Things to Your Outdoor Container Plants Before Bringing Them Inside

The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of your outdoor container plants. Though perennial plants usually won’t survive a freeze in pots, it is possible to extend their life by bringing them into the warm embrace of your temperature-controlled home. Box up those knick-knacks and make room for some welcome houseguests that will liven up your space and make the winter more bearable. Here are just a few other things you should do before your container plants come a-knocking. 

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5 Steps to Reviving a Sad Looking House Plant

Houseplants bring great joy and health benefits to any home. Unfortunately, even under the most diligent care, they don’t always thrive. If your houseplants are looking a little ragged, don’t despair! You can still nurse it back to health. These are the most common reasons your houseplant may be struggling and steps to revive it. 

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No Fail Houseplants For Every Room in Your House

It’s no secret that we adore houseplants here at Backyard Vitality. They clean the air, lift your mood, and bring a taste of the garden right into your living room. In fact, we believe that house is not a home without a few plants scattered across every empty surface. Sadly, many people are scared to get houseplants because they have a “brown thumb” or just “aren’t good with plants.” This list of no-fail houseplants will finally put those fears to bed, help increase your confidence, and allow you to decorate every room in your home with vibrant living decor. 

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