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Petal Republic’s expert guides to House Plants.  Everything you need to know about growing and caring for house plants at home including Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees, ZZ Plants, Indoor Ferns, Pothos, Rubber Tree Plants, Money Tree Plants, Snake Plants, Cacti, Succulents, Monstera Deliciosa, Aloe Plants, Hanging Plants, Bonsai Trees and more. Plus, learn about the origins, history, and cultural significance of house plants, in addition to their symbolism, meanings, uses, and benefits in medicine and Feng Shui practices today.

Lucky bamboo plants are popular tropical houseplants with several fantastic benefits. Although primarily known for its feng shui powers, they can also help purify the air or boost productivity. In this article, I’ll explore 15 uses and benefits of lucky bamboo plants. About Lucky Bamboo Plants Despite its name, the lucky bamboo plant isn’t actually a true bamboo. Instead, it’s…

Kentia palms (Howea forsteriana) are popular houseplants due to their thin, green fronds and durable nature. However, these plants can do more than just brighten up your home! Keep reading to learn some of the uses and benefits of Kentia palms. About Kentia Palms Kentia palms are large palm trees native to Lord Howe Island off the coast of Australia.…

The Kentia palm’s (Howea forsteriana) slender trunks and bright green fronds make it a popular houseplant. But these plants aren’t always green. If you notice your palm’s fronds slowly losing their green luster or quickly turning yellow, determining the cause of discoloration is the first step. I will cover some common reasons why Kentia palms are turning yellow. 1) Overwatering…

Money tree plants are wonderful tropical houseplants with plenty of character. However, Pachira aquatica plants can grow quickly, which means they need to be pruned regularly and correctly. In this article, I’ll explain when and how to prune money tree plants. When and How to Prune Money Tree Plants – The Essentials For optimal results, I prune money tree plants…

Money tree plants (Pachira aquatica) are gorgeous houseplants with attractive trunks and leaves. Money tree plants also have some amazing benefits, such as purifying the air or reducing stress. However, if you have pets, it’s important to know whether money tree plants are safe for your furry friends. In this article, I’ll find out whether money tree plants are pet…

Lavender are some of my favorite plants thanks to their wonderful fragrance and low-maintenance requirements. However, lavender plants have several other uses and benefits, such as attracting pollinators or being used to make essential oils. In this article, I’ll discuss 15 amazing uses and benefits of lavender plants. About Lavender Plants Lavender bushes (Lavandula spp.) are herbaceous perennials from the…

Cactus plants add a fantastic architectural feel to any houseplant collection. Plus, cactus plants also have several incredible uses and benefits, such as purifying the air and providing a wealth of symbolic value. In this article, I’ll go through 15 amazing uses and benefits of cactus plants. About Cactus Plants Cactus plants are a group of spiny succulents from the…

Bromeliads are a family of refreshingly low-maintenance houseplants offering many benefits and a big payoff in beauty and appeal. Most bromeliad plants are typically light feeders given the right indoor conditions and suitable temperature range. However, a small amount of fertilizer given at the correct times can enhance bromeliad foliage and flowers during the growing season. In this guide, I’ll…

Cast iron plants are also known as bar room plants due to their low-maintenance care requirements. However, cast iron plants need the proper position to truly thrive. This also allows you to maximize their feng shui potential. In this article, I’ll explain where to position cast iron plants for optimal care and feng shui benefits. Where to Position Cast Iron…

Cast iron plants (Aspidistra elatior) are some of the easiest houseplants to care for. These low-maintenance plants are popular thanks to their large, glossy, dark green leaves. However, cast iron plants must be watered correctly to thrive. In this article, I’ll explain when and how to water cast iron plants for optimal care and growth. How to Water Cast Iron…

Cast iron plants (Aspidistra elatior) are popular, low-maintenance houseplants with gorgeous, glossy leaves. Although cast iron plants are easy to grow, fertilizing them regularly helps them produce lots of those lovely leaves. In this article, I’ll look at when and how to fertilize cast iron plants for optimal growth each season. When and How to Fertilize Cast Iron Plants –…

The bromeliad family of plants (Bromeliaceae) contains thousands of species of plants. Among these are the popular pineapple plant and hundreds that are well-loved for their showy, attractive blossoms and foliage. Although they have had a reputation for being “fancy” or “exotic” and challenging to grow, they’re pretty easy to keep and bring to full bloom with the right growing…

Cast iron plants (Aspidistra elatior) are popular evergreen houseplants famed for their large, glossy leaves and low maintenance care requirements. Most of the time, these leaves are a wonderful dark green. However, cast iron plant leaves may sometimes turn yellow due to environmental stress, pest issues, or lack of care. In this article, I’ll look at ten common causes of…

There’s no denying that cast iron plants (Aspidistra elatior) are fantastic, low-maintenance houseplants. However, it’s essential to know whether cast iron plants are safe for inquisitive children or pets. In this article, I’ll run through everything you need to know about cast iron plant toxicity to cats, dogs, pets, and humans. Cast Iron Toxicity – The Essentials Cast iron plants…

Philodendrons are stunning, low-maintenance houseplants perfect for a host of interior living spaces. What’s more, they also provide some amazing uses and benefits, including purifying the air. In this article, I’ll explore 30 popular types of philodendrons to grow as houseplants. About Philodendrons Philodendrons are evergreen plants from the Philodendron genus in the arum family (Araceae). Philodendrons are native to…

Cast iron plants are popular evergreen houseplants with gorgeous, glossy green leaves. If you’re growing one of these beauties at home, they need the right amount of sunlight to keep these fabulous leaves looking lush and healthy. In this article, I’ll explain the ideal light requirements for cast iron plants for optimal growth. Ideal Light Requirements for Cast Iron Plants…

There’s no denying that cast iron plants are gorgeous evergreen houseplants. These low-maintenance plants are primarily known for their lush green leaves. However, cast iron plants can also bring several benefits to your home or office space. In this article, I’ll look at 10 amazing uses and benefits of cast iron plants. About Cast Iron Plants Cast iron plants (Aspidistra…

If you’re looking for a carefree houseplant that’s easy to grow and looks great year-round, don’t pass up the kalanchoe. The most commonly grown species, Kalanchoe blossfeldiana, is a tropical succulent with bright pink, red, yellow, and coral-hued blossoms. In addition to their ornamental value, Kalanchoe is rich in meaning and symbolism and is culturally significant worldwide. The Meaning and…

If you’re looking for a flower that offers deep symbolism, sends a meaningful message, and has a stunning appearance, the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia spp.) might be the perfect choice. With its multi-colored sepals and petals atop a beak-like spathe, this South African native indeed resembles a striking bird. It also carries meanings such as joy, freedom, success, excellence, royalty,…

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