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lipstick plant

Growing and Caring for the Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus radicans)

Have you ever heard of the lipstick plant? These beautiful cascading plants grow from the branches of trees in Asian jungles but fit in perfectly in hanging baskets in our homes. As soon as you see the young blooms of this plant, you’ll know exactly where it gets its name.  These evergreen perennials are epiphytic …

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venus fly trap

Growing and Caring for the Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)

Venus flytraps (Dionaea muscipula) have a reputation for being difficult to care for. It’s true that they do need some maintenance, but provided you understand a few important things, you should have no trouble keeping these fascinating carnivorous plants healthy. Read on to learn everything you need to know.  The Venus flytrap is probably one …

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dioscorea elephantipes

How to Grow and Care for Tortoise Plant (Dioscorea elephantipes)

If you’re looking for an interesting, low-maintenance indoor plant that provides year-round interest, the tortoise plant (Dioscorea elephantipes) is a species you’ll want to learn about. These Caudiciform perennials grow from an amazing corky stem that resembles a turtle shell, or elephant’s foot.  They have a long history of interest for humans, beginning as a …

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china doll plant

How to Grow and Care for China Doll Plants (Radermachera sinica)

One plant you should consider adding to your home is the beautiful China doll plant (Radermachera sinica). A broadleaf evergreen tree, it more than serves its purpose as a houseplant. This plant will seldom bloom indoors, but you can start the process of growing it any time throughout the year. Plus, its attractive foliage is …

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