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5 Essential Pet-Safe Plants for Your Home
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1. Maranta leuconeura (Prayer Plant) Marantas are known for their unique foliage that looks as if it was painted on by hand. They are native to Brazil and have low, spreading foliage. This can create a dramatic look on tabletops or in a container that allows the foliage to drape over the edge. In my experience they can get brown edges on the leaves if filtered water is not used. At night the leaves curl up, giving them their nickname. But leaves curling up during the day are a good indicator that the plant wants more light. The picture above...
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All Plant Collectors Should Know These 7 Ways To Fight Plant Poaching
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1. Research your plant before you buy. If you scroll through some plant Instagram feeds, there’s a never-ending stream of people showing off their rare plants, detailing the conditions they keep them in, and unboxing new arrivals. In doing this, plant collectors have demonstrated that their collections are well worth the time, energy, and money they put into them. So what’s a little more research before you buy? If you are capable of doing the work to find out a plant’s light requirements, water needs, ideal potting mix, and where to get it, you can put that same energy into...
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