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The Indestructible Alocasia Polly Plant

The alocasia polly plant is a beautiful and sturdy plant that can be grown in many different climates. Alocasia polly plants are also said to bring good luck! But it’s not always easy to grow alocasia polly plants, they require plenty of love and attention. In this article, we’ll cover the basics on alocasia polly care so that you can provide your alocasia Polly with what it needs to stay healthy!

What is Alocasia Polly Plant?

Alocasia polly plants are a member of the aloe family and can grow up to four feet tall. There is an ongoing debate as to whether they originate from Africa or Asia, but there doesn’t seem to be much evidence that alocasia originated in Africa since it was only introduced by Europeans when aloes were taken back in the late 18th century.

It is a succulent plant, which means it stores water inside its leaves and stems for use during dry periods. Alocasia polly can be identified by their long strap like leaves with spades at the edge of each leaf or aloe leave shape to where they are oval shaped at the end. They have a thick stem that is covered in waxy leaves which are often reddish purple to dark green and alocasia polly plants produce yellow flowers at the top of their stems during summer months from May through October.

Alocasia polly plants are sometimes confused with aloe vera because aloes are the most similar looking plant to alocasia, but they have different leaves and aloevera don’t flower. Alocasia amazonica flower smells like rotting eggs, so if you grow one make sure it is in a place where the smell doesn’t bother you.

Alocasia polly plants are an invasive species in parts of Florida and they can cause problems because aloes hold heavy metals which only make alocasia more dangerous to humans when ingested.

Alocasia plants are hard to kill because they don’t really die during the winter like other plants and aloevera can be killed by frost or cold; alocasia will survive in colder climates than aloes and it requires less sunlight than aloes.

Origins of Alocasia Polly Plant

In the past alocasia polly, or alocasia plant, was most often grown in Asian countries. The origins of alocasia plants are not fully understood but some general assumptions have been made. One such assumption is that it came from Africa and another theory states its origin can be traced back to China where people used this type of alocasia plant in their gardens.

The alocasia polly plants were originally used for a variety of things including cooking, medicinal purposes and animal feed. The alocasia polly was also grown as an ornamental which is what most people know them by today.

The alocasia polly plant is a very sturdy, hard to kill houseplant. The alocasia polly can grow outside in tropical climates year round and as an indoor houseplant all the time if needed.

Alocasia plants are in the same family as aloe vera and they can be grown indoors or outdoors on a porch, patio, balcony, terrace or garden bed. They require little to no water during dry periods which is why they do well when grown indoors because you don’t need to water alocasia plants as often.

The big difference between aloevera and alocasia is that aloes are medicinal while alocasia polly plant isn’t, but there may be other possible uses in the future for alocasia because it is an invasive species which means they have a higher chance of being used in a medicinal way. The leaves of aloe vera is said to heal from burns while alocasia polly leaves contain aloes which can cause serious damage to humans when ingested. Aloe vera plants produce aloes which is what gives aloevera its healing qualities, alocasia polly doesn’t contain aloes so it can only be grown as an ornamental plant or decoration.

Alocasia Polly Plant Care Guide

The alocasia polly plant, or the “lucky bamboo” as it is sometimes called, can be a great addition to any household. But with that comes responsibility and care! Follow this alocasia polly plant care guide for all your alocasia needs.


When growing alocasia polly in pots, the soil should be loose and well-draining. The potting mixture should contain a good amount of sand to provide drainage while still retaining enough nutrients for plant growth. A popular choice is 50% peat moss or coir mixed with equal parts perlite or vermiculite.

However, alocasia polly can be grown in pots without soil as well– it will thrive on water and nutrient-rich fertilizer alone! If growing alocasia polly this way, make sure to give the roots air by placing them on top of a pebble tray or other container that lets light reach all the way to the root zone.

Alocasia polly light

Alocasia Polly The alocasia polly plant is most often grown as a houseplant. As such, it doesn’t need much light to thrive. A south-facing window will provide enough natural sunlight for the alocasia polly plant; you might even want to use grow lights if there isn’t an adequate amount of daylight in your home.

Alocasia polly plant needs a minimum of 16 hours of light per day, and at least five or six hours in direct sunlight each day to thrive. Alocasia polly plants should be placed near window so that they can get an adequate amount of natural daylight

Alternatively, for alocasia polly plants to maintain a healthy green color, they should be placed in an area with indirect light for approximately 12 hours. Alocasia polly plant can live without direct sunlight. However, it may turn yellow or brown if it doesn’t get enough natural daylight


Alocasia Polly Plants are loved for their striking leaves that can resemble aloe vera. Like most houseplants, alocasia pollys need to be watered appropriately and they should sit in a well-draining potting soil with plenty of drainage holes. If you want your alocasia plant to grow to its fullest potential, it’s important to know how to properly water alocasia plants.

Watering alocasia pollys is less complicated than you might think because they are deciduous plants and only require watering twice a week at most in the winter season. In other seasons, alocasia polly need more frequent watering, but they still don’t need to be watered daily.

The alocasia pollys will tell you when it needs watering by wilting and drooping their leaves in a way that indicates they are thirsty. Check the soil before deciding whether your alocasia plant is thirsty or not because one of the reasons alocasia plants wilt is because the soil has become too dry.

The alocasia plant should have a layer of garden mulch around its pot to help retain water and keep it from drying out. Avoid watering your alocasia pollys in the evening or at night because this will cause them to wilt and droop more than necessary, which will lead to fungal problems.

Alocasia plants should be watered at least once a day in the warmer months. If you’re watering alocasia polly less than twice per week during its dormancy period and it’s wilting, try increasing your waterings by one per week.


The alocasia Polly plant is a tough one that can withstand both hot and cold weather, but it grows best when the temperature ranges between 60-85 degrees Fahrenheit. If you live in an area with extremely hot or cold climates, alocasia plants may grow better if they are protected from the elements. Even with protection alocasia plants don’t need to be babied or pampered in any way, though they do best when given proper care and attention.


Alocasia polly plants need to be in a humid environment. Indoor alocasia pollys should have humidity at around 80%. The easiest way to do this is by keeping the alocasia plant near a steam shower or bathroom with steam coming out of it.

If there are no bathrooms nearby, you can keep an alocasia near a water dish like the aloe plant. The aloe plant likes to be in high humidity as well and it does not need light, which is important for alocasia plants because they are used to being outdoors where there is more sunlight.

If you have an outdoor alocasia polly that has been indoors for too long, you can put it in the bathroom for a while to help with adjusting back to its natural environment.If alocasia polly plants are outside and not near water or high humidity, then alocasias will need misting every day. When watering alocasia pollys make sure they do not get left in water and that the alocasia plant is near a humid environment.


Alocasia plants do not need fertilizer often, but it should be given every once in awhile for healthy alocasias. Fertilizer will help with growth of aloe leaves by providing them more nutrients from fertilizers like calcium or potassium nitrate.

It is recommended to give aloe plants fertilizer once a month. The alocasia polly plant should be fertilized every other week or monthly at most, because over-fertilizing alocasias can lead to an increase in the production of foliar nitrogen and growth of leaves without enough carbon assimilation from photosynthesis, which will result in aloe leaves that are yellow-green or brown.


Alocasia polly plants have not been tested or studied for toxicity and so should never be eaten. The aloe sap from within the alocasia polly leaves is not poisonous, but can cause irritation to sensitive skin. If aloe juice gets into your eye, rinse with water as soon as possible and don’t use it on open wounds or areas of light sensitivity. Alocasia plants are not for consumption by humans, so alocasia polly plants should never be eaten.


Alocasia plants are unique in that they can be grown to grow upwards as well as outwards. You can cut alocasia leaves off at any time, and the plant will continue growing from there. For this reason alocasias are rarely pruned except for aesthetic reasons or if a branch has become damaged.

Pruning alocasia plants should be done very carefully to avoid cutting the roots. Always use a sharp, clean blade and cut at an angle against the leaf’s natural growth direction. Make sure there is enough of a space between cuts so that you do not accidentally sever any major roots.

After you’ve cut alocasia plant leaves, it is important to clean the blade immediately with warm water and liquid soap or rubbing alcohol before continuing so that any possible infection does not spread through the rest of your plants.


Alocasia polly is a perennial plant, so it can be propagated by dividing the alocasia’s root system. It may also produce offsets that will form rooted plants on their own.

The easiest way to propagate alocasia polly from cuttings is with leaf-tip or stem sections of alocasia that are at least three inches long.

  • First, remove the alocasia’s leaves and trim off any brown or damaged edges from the alocasia polly leaf tips or stem sections
  • Fill a pot with moist soil mixture (a combination of two parts peat moss and one part perlite)
  • Insert an alocasia polly leaf tip or stem section into the potting mixture
  • Gently pat down around alocasia and water well. Keep moist until a new root system forms, which can take up to six weeks.

If alocasia is in full bloom its best not to propagate by dividing the alocasia’s roots. Alocasia polly plants may be propagated by alocasia offsets. The alocasia offset is a small plant that develops from the alocasia’s rhizome and can grow into an alocasia plant.

  • To propagate, trim off leaves on the alocaisa offset until it reaches at least three inches in height
  • Remove alocasia offset from alocasia pot and trim off any brown or damaged edges. Place alocaisa offset in a small pot with moist soil mixture (a combination of two parts peat moss, one part perlite)
  • Gently pat down around alocasia to remove air pockets and water well until alocasia offset is well rooted.
  • Cut alocaisa offsets will root themselves and grow into alocasia plants if they have enough space to do so, but may take up to three years or more.


If the alocasia is in too small of a container and you want to repot it, make sure that you use an unglazed clay or terra cotta pot without any drain holes (these pots are porous and allow alocasias to drink through their roots).

Use a pot that is just large enough for the plant with about an inch of room on all sides. Fill it with soil and water thoroughly before placing the alocasia in, taking care not to damage the leaves or disturb any root hairs during this process. The top layer of soil should be about an inch deep.

If alocasia is allowed to grow too tall, you may need to trim it back a bit to make sure the plant has enough room for its roots in the pot. Maintain them by cutting them back with clean shears every few months during their growing

Plant Disease

One alocasia plant disease is root rot, which happens when the roots of alocasia polly plants are not receiving enough air or water. Another alocasia polly plant problem is leaf spot and this can be caused by overwatering the alocasia polly plant as well as providing too much humidity in the alocasia polly plant pot.

The alocasia polly can also suffer from a fungal leaf spot, which is easily identifiable because the leaves will have brown spots on them that are shaped like rings. This alocasia plant disease cannot be cured but it can be prevented by making sure to water your alocasia plants only when its soil is dry and by providing a lot of air circulation around alocasia polly plants.

Since alocasia are so easy to maintain, it’s only natural that alocasia plant problems can be solved quickly. The alacasia pollen which causes leaf spot cannot live in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, so if you live in a place that gets cold alocasia polly plants can be moved inside for the winter.

Alocasia Polly Plant Variegated

The alocasia polly plant variegated, also known as alocasia variegata or alocasia amazonica, is a beautiful type of indoor houseplant that can be grown in most parts of the world. The variegated alocasia polly plant thrives when it’s given plenty of sun and water on a regular basis. The leaves of this plant can range from deep green and waxy-looking to light or variegated in color (hence the name alocasia polly). The alocasia is a very hardy plant, and it can grow in almost any type of soil or light condition.

Differences Between Alocasia x Amazonica

Alocasia plant is a type of tropical, evergreen perennial that’s often grown indoors. Types of alocasia plants are the alocasia polly and alocasia amazonica.

Alocasia amazonica polly is a dark green color all year round, alocasia polly will turn brownish in the winter months. The alocasia amazonica also has more dramatic leaves than alocasia Polly, and amazonica will grow larger than alocasia polly.

Alocasia amazonica is not as hard to take care of because the leaves are so big, they trap more dirt and water. The plant needs less attention overall because it naturally does a better job at staying clean than alocasia polly.

Alocasia amazonica is a lot less sensitive to the environment, meaning it can survive in high or low humidity. The alocasia polly will die if too dry for an extended period of time.

Alocasia Amazonica needs more light than alacasia polly. Alatasi alocasia Polly is happy with about 50% shade, Amazonicas will need 20-30%.

Alocasia Pollys and alaolca Amazonicas can be easy to care for if the gardener is aware of the differences in alocasia Polly and Amazonicas. The alocasia polly plant can be a unique indoor tropical addition to any household, if maintained properly.

Amazonicas do not need as much light than alocasia Polly because their leaves are bigger which helps them stay cleaner. alocasia polly needs more light in order to keep the leaves green and healthy

Amazonicas are not as sensitive to humidity levels, alocasia Polly is very delicate because it’s smaller so it can dry out faster than amazonicas.

Alocasia amazonica care is a lot easier than alocasia polly because they dont wilt as easily and the leaves are bigger, trapping more dirt and water.

Common Issues with Alocasia Polly Plant

One of the most common alocasia polly plant problems is root rot. This primarily happens because alocasia plants are heavy feeders, meaning they need a lot of nutrients and water to survive. If you forget to fertilize your alocasia or don’t keep them watered enough then their roots can deteriorate and lead to alocasia polly plant death.

Another common alocasia polly problem is a lack of light in the house. Alocasia plants need at least six hours of sunlight per day, ideally eight or more, to produce all their nutrients and stay healthy. They also require high humidity so make sure your aloe vera has enough water.

Alocasia plants also can be sensitive to temperature swings or drafts, so make sure your aloe vera is in a room where it’s not too hot and doesn’t get drafty.

Tips for Keeping Alocasia Polly Happy

Alocasia Polly plants are low maintenance plants, but they do require a certain amount care. Here are some tips!

  • Place alocasia polly plant in indirect sunlight for 12 hours a day (in warmer climates). In cooler climates it is recommended that you place alocasia polly plant in direct sunlight only during the summer.
  • Alocasia polly plants require at least two inches of water per week. If alocasia Polly is in a pot, do not over saturate the soil!
  • It’s important to fertilize alocasia polly plant every few weeks. We recommend using Miracle Grow for an easy and effective way to feed your alocasia polly plant.
  • Alocasia Polly is a sensitive plant that cannot withstand cold temperatures, so it’s important to bring alocasia polly in before the temperature drops below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • If alocasia Polly does not receive enough water and light, it will start to droop or die completely.

Alocasia PollyPlant Frequently Asked Questions

Is alocasia Polly a difficult plant?

No, alocasia polly plants are relatively low-maintenance.

How big do alocasia Polly get?

The alocasia polly plant is one of the most popular and easiest plants to grow. They are easy because they are very low maintenance, but also fragile. Alocasia Polly’s can reach up to 30 inches in height at maturity.

Why is my Alocasia Polly dying?

There are many reasons that alocasia plants might be dying inside or outside of your home. Here some of the most common ones.

  • Lack of water can cause alocasia plants to die because they need a lot of moisture in order to live.
  • Improper watering frequency can also cause alocasia plants to die because they need water every day in order for the soil not to dry out and create an environment that is unfavorable to growth.
  • Too much sunlight or too little sunlight will both cause alocasia plants to die because alocasia polly needs a lot of sunlight to grow.

Are alocasia Polly poisonous?

The alocasia polly plant is not poisonous.

Is alocasia Polly poisonous to humans?

Yes, alocasia Polly is poisonous to humans.

Alocasia polly plants contain a substance called raphides – needle-like crystals that can cause irritation of the mouth and throat if eaten or swallowed. Alocasia Polly may also irritate skin when touched.


In conclusion, alocasia polly plants are great to have in your home. They add a nice tropical feel and they’re easy to maintain! With the right care, an alocasia plant will thrive for years to come!

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Introducing Chinese Perfume Plants! A Mild, Subtle Way to Brighten Up Your Work

You may not have known this, but chinese perfume plants (also called chamomile) are a great way to add some subtle fragrance to your office space. Not only is chamomile an all-natural plant that doesn’t emit harmful chemicals, it’s also a very pleasant smell with a light and floral scent. If you’re looking for something new in the office that will brighten up the air and create positive vibes while you work, chinese perfume plants are just what you need!

What is Chinese Perfume Plant?

Chinese perfume plant (aka aglaia odorata lour) is a type of chrysanthemum with delicate, fragrant blooms. All chinese perfume plants have three types of leaves- serrated, unlobed or lobed with teeth on one side only. They produce beautiful flowers with little white, yellow or red petals.

Chinese perfume plants are epiphytes- this means chinese perfume plant gets its nutrients from the air and rain rather than rooting into the ground as a typical houseplant would. This is what makes chinese perfumes so difficult to care for in places like outdoor gardens or large offices.

The chinese perfume plant is a great choice for any indoor environment, as it grows well in most light conditions and needs less care than other popular houseplants like the spider plant. They are also more resistant to pests and disease which makes them much easier to maintain!

In fact, they can actually help chinese perfume plants to thrive in a dry indoor environment.

The chinese perfume plant’s true beauty, however, is its scent. These plants release a subtle and delicate fragrance that can fill up an entire room with just one chinese perfume plant!

Many people in China use chinese perfumes as part of their daily routine to keep the air smelling fresh. But you don’t have to be in China to enjoy the benefits of this amazing plant!

Origins of Chinese Perfume Plant

Aglaia odorata chinese perfume plant, or chinese jasmine, are native to the humid jungles of Southeast Asia and were originally known as “thousand-leaf china”. The plant is a member of the olive family. The chinese perfume plant is a member of the olive family and its fragrant yellow flowers have given it common names such as “jasminum” and “thousand-leaf china”. The chinese jasmine’s thin bark peels away in large sheets, giving chinese perfume plants their unique appearance. The word “jasminum” comes from Persian za’faron, meaning yellow flower. This aptly describes chinese jasmine’s fragrant yellow flowers.

The chinese perfume tree is also known as “thousand-leaf china” because of the delicate, lacy leaves that are thought to have up to 1000 individual leaflets on each leaf stem (although this figure may be exaggerated). The very thin and papery bark peels away in large sheets, giving chinese perfume plants their unique appearance.

Chinese chrysanthemums are not related to chinese jasmine flowers! The of the chrysanthemum plant come from a different family and they have only about six leaves each; moreover, china does not refer to any type of flower at all.

Chinese Perfume Plant Care Guide

When chinese perfume plant is in the right environment, chinese perfume plant will flourish and grow. Fresh air and a lot of sunlight can help chinese perfume plants stay healthy. Here are some chinese perfume plants care guides.


Before planting chinese perfume plants, you’ll need to find a good potting mix and some soil.

  • Potting Mix: The aglaia odorata plant prefers light, porous soils that are rich in organic matter. That can be as simple as combining one part peat moss with two parts sand or perlite . You can also use your chinese perfume plant’s potting mix.
  • Soil: You can choose from a variety of chinese perfume soil mixes, like using equal parts peat moss, vermiculite and perlite . Mix in some slow release fertilizer to provide your chinese perfume plants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth.


In chinese perfume plant, the most important thing is lighting. The light should be bright but not too intense. A chinese perfume plant needs to stay away from direct sunlight or any other types of strong artificial lights that may burn its leaves and flowers. When it comes to illuminating your chinese perfume plants, try looking for an east-facing window with regular light exposure.

Chinese Perfume Plant
Image: Ever Green Seeds


The chinese perfume plant likes to have a lot of water. Water it well and then allow the soil to dry out before watering again. When you first get your chinese perfume plant, start with just one drink per day for two weeks, so that the plant can adjust to its new environment. After this period, you can water chinese perfume plant as often as necessary to keep the soil moist. If the soil is dry to the touch, it needs water. When watering your plant use one of these methods: a) Place pot in sink or b) Pour hose directly onto topsoil.


Chinese perfume plants need warm temperatures. The chinese perfume plant will thrive in a temperature of 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit (13 to 16 Celsius). Temperatures that are too hot or cold can cause the chinese perfumed plant’s leaves and stems to turn brown, wilting significantly. If possible for you, try placing your chinese perfumed plant outside during the day to enjoy some natural sunlight and then bring it inside for the night. This will help maintain a stable chinese perfumed plant temperature.


Chinese perfume plants thrive in humid environments, with humidity levels around 75%, so try misting your chinese perfumed plant every few days to keep its leaves hydrated. Additionally, you can place the pot on a tray of pebbles that you keep moistened. If the chinese perfumed plant is wilted, make sure to mist it with water and increase humidity by keeping the pot on a wet surface or near standing water. This will help china perfume plants recover from low levels of moisture in their environment.


Ditch the all-purpose chinese perfume plant food, too; chinese chrysanthemum chamomile and lavender chinese perfume plants have specific needs. Chinese chrysanthemum chamomile and lavender chinese perfume plants have specific needs when it comes to food. They need a balanced diet of minerals, vitamins, sugars and nitrogen. These nutrients are found in fertilizer solutions made from compost or manure. A feeding schedule should be developed based on the plant’s stage in life.


In 1965, chinese perfume plant was classified as a highly toxic weed. There are many different species of chinese perfume plants with varying levels of toxicity and although the majority of chinese perfume plants in cultivation today have been bred to be less toxic than those found growing naturally, they can still cause some skin irritation if touched or ingested.

The chinese perfume plant is poisonous to cats, dogs and horses. The chinese perfume plant can also cause a number of other problems such as low blood sugar in rabbits, respiratory distress if the smoke from burning chinese perfume plants enters lungs or nasal passages.


Pruning chinese perfume plants is a very important step to maintaining their health and vigor. Pruning chinese perfume plants will limit the plant’s size, shape its form, and increase flowering. The best time for chinese perfume plant pruning in early summer before they go into full bloom.

It is best to prune chinese perfume plants when they are in a dormant state, which is typically January until March. If chinese perfume plant is overgrown or you want to make it taller, prune the top of chinese perfume plant. Make a cut about an inch below where new branches emerge and remove old leaves with your hands.


Chinese perfume plants are one of the easiest flowering plants in existence. They require little to no maintenance and can easily be propagated by taking a cutting from an existing chinese perfume plant. If you’re looking for something a bit more permanent, chinese perfume plant seeds also exist!

If you plan on starting with seedlings, chinese perfume plants need to be grown in a pot. They are not the type of chinese perfume plant that can grow with just dirt; chinese perfume plants require great drainage and rich soil.

Once chinese perfume plants have taken root, they will quickly form beautiful flowers at even the slightest hint of sunlight! However, if you are experiencing chinese perfume plant problems, you may need to change the type of soil chinese perfume plants are growing in.

Tree and shrub chinese perfume plants can be propagated by simply digging up a small section of root with some attached dirt for planting or transplanting. Leave as many leaves intact on the stem when possible because they will provide chinese perfume plants with nutrients and act as a natural mulch.


Chinese perfume plants can be in their pots for a long time. When repotting, choose the appropriate size pot and fill it with chinese perfume plant’s favorite soil mix (such as an equal mixture of bark mulch and perlite). Fill chinese perfume plants to about one inch below the rim – but don’t pack it too tightly.

When chinese perfume plant starts to outgrow its pot, the roots will start circling in search of more soil and air circulation (and it may stop blooming). When chinese perfume plants need to be re-potted, choose a pot just one size larger than the chinese perfume plant’s current container. Before chinese perfume plant is removed from the pot, loosen the root ball by running your fingers around it.

Plant Disease

Chinese perfume plants are susceptible to some of the same diseases that afflict other houseplants. One chinese perfume plant disease is called damping-off, which results from a fungus attacking seedlings and young roots. Several different types of fungi can cause this ailment, but it’s most common when watering frequency is uneven or inadequate. Check your chinese perfume plant regularly for damping-off, and make sure you provide plenty of air circulation.

Chinese perfumier plants may also be susceptible to brown patch disease, which results from a fungus attacking the leaves. Brown patches will appear on chinese perfumier leaves that have become too wet or whose environment has been too humid. To protect chinese perfumier plants from brown patch, make sure to water them less often and allow the soil to dry out between watering sessions.

Plant rust disease can also affect chinese perfumier plants that have been grown in a wet environment. The fungus will cause brownish and orange spots to appear on the leaves of chinese perfumier plants; it’s recommended for chinese perfumier plant owners to reduce humidity levels so the chinese perfumier plant can dry out, in addition to treating chinese perfumier plants with fungicide.

Chinese Perfume Plant Variegated

The chinese perfume plant, has a few varieties that can be used to suit your individual needs and preference. For example, there are chinese plants with variegated leaves and those without; both are relatively low-maintenance plants that require only a little love and attention to thrive.

One of the chinese perfume plant’s many varieties, or cultivars, is called ‘Variegated’. Variegated chinese perfume plants have leaves with green streaks on one side and white veins on the other. They can be grown as a houseplant or in a garden, and they are typically grown for their ornamental value.

Variegated chinese plants require the same care as regular chinese perfume plant varieties–that is to say very little! They need around six hours of direct sunlight per day (although chinese plants can usually tolerate less), an indirect light source, and a temperature range of 65-95 degrees Fahrenheit.

Common Issues with Chinese Perfume Plant

  • Problem: chinese perfume plants can be sensitive to changes in temperature ranging from freezing cold winter temperatures down into the 20s °F (minus six degrees Celsius) or colder.

Solution: chinese perfume plants need to be protected from frost and cold.

  • Problem: chinese perfume plant is sensitive to the type of soil that it’s planted in, including being very sensitive to some herbicides, especially those containing Dicamba or Trifluralin.

Solution: most chinese perfume plants prefer well-drained soil.

  • Problem: chinese perfume plants can be very invasive in some areas, spreading by rooting or runners.

Solution: chinese perfume plants need a lot of water to survive and thrive so it’s important that the roots are never allowed to dry up for any extended period of time- even in dry climates chinese perfume plant needs a lot of water.

  • Problem: chinese perfume plants are sensitive to wind, which may result in broken branches or plant uprooting

Solution: chinese perfume plants need shelter from prevailing winds- this can be done by planting chinese perfume plants with other tall flowers and shrubs close together so that the chinese perfume plant is sheltered by taller plants.

  • Problem: chinese perfume plant may be subject to insect invasion, including chinese perfume plant leafcutter bees or chinese music moth caterpillars

Solution: chinese perfume plants need to have a lot of space so that insects do not invade chinese perfume plants and destroy them- giving the chinese perfume plant plenty of room to grow and flourish.

  • Problem: chinese perfume plants may be susceptible to disease, including bacterial leaf spot

Solution: chinese perfume plants need a lot of water so it’s important that they are independently watered- however chinese perfume plants also need to have their leaves dry between watering because excess moisture can lead to chinese perfume plant diseases.

Chinese Perfume Plant
Image: Ever Green Seeds

Tips for Keeping Chinese Perfume Plant Happy

The following tips will help chinese perfume plant stay healthy:

  • Water chinese perfume plant regularly and provide enough light to keep them happy.
  • As these plants grow, rotate the position of the plants so all sides can catch the sun for optimum growth.
  • Feed with a balanced fertilizer once every two weeks during spring and summer chinese perfume plant care.
  • Pinch the plants off at the top to create a bushier houseplant or spindle shape by bending over branches for desired effect.
  • Remove the leaves when they yellow, wilt or die as this reduces chances of disease spreading among chinese perfume houseplants.
  • Prune chinese perfume plants as needed to keep chinese perfume houseplants healthy and attractive.

Dispose of the leaves in the garbage, not in the aglaia plant pot or garden bed where they can lead to disease problems.

  • Clean the soil occasionally with a diluted bleach mixture and plant pot with soap to help control diseases.

Chinese Perfume Plant Frequently Asked Questions

How do you take care of a Chinese perfume plant?

Chinese perfume plant likes to be kept moist and in a room with good air circulation. They should not be allowed to dry out, so it is best if you can mist them every day or two (or for many Chinese perfume plants more often than that). To make your Chinese perfume plant happy, keep it away from drafts of cold air, provide it with plenty of light and water.

What does a Chinese perfume plant smell like?

The chinese perfume plant was also known as the “soul fragrance” because it emits a calming, soothing aroma that can help bring peace of mind, relieve stress or anxiety, and create an environment conducive for mediation, prayer, or study.

Is Chinese perfume plant poisonous?

Chinese perfume plant is not poisonous. However, it does produce chrysanthemum which contains chemicals that can damage the liver if ingested in large doses. This is why you should let your Chinese perfume plants grow outside of homes and offices where people might come into contact with them

What is Sinamomo plant?

The Chinese perfume plant, also known as sinamomo, is a great addition to any office environment. This small and delicate-looking houseplant comes in many different colors of green with white polka dots on the leaves.

Which tree is famous for its fragrance?

The Chinese perfume plant!

This beautiful tree produces a scent that is quite different from the other trees in your backyard. It doesn’t just smell like chamomile or lavender but has its own unique fragrance. You may be wondering what it smells like? The Chinese perfume plant’s aroma can best be described as a sweet, fruity scent.

How do you take care of Aglaia Duperreana?

Aglaia Duperreana is a chinese perfume plant and it’s relatively easy to take care of. This article will give you some tips on how to do so! First, make sure your Aglaia Duperreana receives good light exposure for at least six hours each day. The plant should also be watered twice a week. The plant should be given a shower once every two weeks to remove dust and other particles that accumulate on its leaves when it’s being watered, but this is optional.

Place your aglaia plant in an area where the temperature doesn’t get too high or low (about 50 degrees Fahrenheit). Make sure the plant is not crowded or over-watered, Chinese perfume plants need a lot of space. Feed Chinese perfume plant with the correct fertilizer and in the right amounts


The Chinese perfume plant is a great way to freshen up your office. With these hints, you can be sure that it will last for years! The Chinese perfume plant smells good and looks beautiful- what more could anyone want? Give this little guy some love today with the tips in this article! Find the Chinese perfume plant for sale here. 

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The Elatior Begonia Plant’s Magical Charm

If you are looking for a plant that is easy to care for, elatior begonia may be a perfect choice! Elatior begonia plants have been around since 1894 and they continue to grow in popularity. They are known for their beautiful bright colors and their unique leaf shape. However, elatior begonia plants need some attention in order to keep them healthy and happy. In this article we will discuss elatior begonia’s needs as well as tips on how to make sure your elatior begonia thrives!

What is Elatior Begonia Plant?

Elatior begonia is a type of flowering plant that belongs to the family Begoniaceae. The elatior begonia has many varieties, such as elatior Begonia ‘Mixed Colors’, elatior Begonia Variegated and elatior Begonia Green Leaf.

The Elatioir (Begonia elatior) is a perennial that grows in zones from USDA Hardiness Zones 11 to 12. Elatioir begonia plant prefers moist soil and sunny locations, but will tolerate light shade with some moisture. This type of begonia can grow up to three feet tall as well as wide, making them rather large plants for the home gardener.

The elatior begonia plant’s leaves are dark green and have a wavy or ruffled edge that is prized among gardeners for its beauty. The elatior species comes in many colors, including shades of reds, yellows, oranges, blues and purples. Elatioir Begonia has over 300 varieties that all have different colors and shapes, making elatioir begonia plant a popular choice among gardeners.

The elatior begonia plants are a great addition to any garden. They have some unique characteristics that make them stand out from other begonias. Generally, elatior begonia plant is smaller than the more common tuberous begonias which makes it an easier fit for your garden and they also prefer light shade rather than sun. Elatior begonia plants come in many colors which is unusual for a begonia plant and it also spreads through rhizomes, as opposed to bulbs that need to be divided every few years.

The elatior begonias are great at attracting hummingbirds with their nectar-rich blooms because they have tubular shaped flowers that are bright, vibrant colors. Hummingbirds seem to be drawn to elatior begonias because they’re shaped like tubes and the nectar is easily accessible as opposed to other types of blooms where it can be harder for hummingbirds to find.

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Origins of Elatior Begonia Plant

The elatior begonia plant was originally found in the rainforests of South America near the borders with Ecuador and Colombia. This flowering species has a very unusual shape, earning it its name elatior, which means “taller than usual.” The elatior begonia also goes by another common moniker: wax begonias. The elatior begonia is actually the only species of wax begonias. The genus Begonia, on the other hand, has over a hundred different types of plants in it!

The elatior begonia’s botanical name, “Begonis elatio,” translates to elatior, which means “tall;” and begonia meaning a flowering plant with showy flowers. The elatior begonia was first introduced in Europe by the end of 18th century as an ornamental garden subject for its decorative foliage. The begonia elatior plant is noted for being easy to grow and tolerant of a wide range of temperatures as well as many different soil types.

Elatior Begonia Plant Care Guide

Elatior begonias are a simple plant to care for, but there’s more that goes into begonia elatior care than just watering it. If you’re looking after elatior begonias long-term it pays off to know how and what they like. Here are elatior begonia plant care guides!


Alpine elatior begonia plants love loose, porous soil. The best soil for elatior begonias is a blend of potting mix and perlite or coarse sand to keep the roots healthy. Dig about six inches deep into your garden bed before adding the new planting material. This will help ensure that water drains well and doesn’t pool around the elatior begonia.

If you have clay soil, add organic matter to it before planting elatior begonias so that water can drain properly. One way is by adding peat moss or compost into your garden bed an inch deep. Another option is mixing in a light layer of sand over the top of your garden bed.

If you have sandy soil, elatior begonias will do well in it as long as they are watered regularly and fertilized monthly with a houseplant fertilizer or elatior begonia feed-every-three-weeks.


Elatior begonia plant thrives in a partial shade or indirect light. Direct sunlight can burn elatior begonia leaves and cause them to fade prematurely. So, it’s important to make sure elatior begonia plants do not receive too much direct sun early in the morning or late afternoon when most of the sun is gone.


Water elatior begonias when the top inch of potting mix is dry to the touch. This can be as often as every other day in hot weather, and once a week during cooler months. Be sure not to overwater elatior begonias – the water should drain freely out of their container when they’re done being watered.

The elatior begonia plant has an interesting way of caring for itself in times when it doesn’t receive enough nutrients or water: It stores the extra liquid starch from its leaves as fat cells within its stem!


Elatior BegoniaElatior begonia plants are from the Elaeagnus family, which prefers a cool environment with temperatures ranging from 45 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. If your elatior plant is outside and exposed to extremely cold weather (-20°F), it will need protection such as being brought inside or under cover for several days until warmer weather returns.

It is important to keep elatior begonia plants in their preferred temperature range as the warmer and cooler temperatures will affect how much moisture they need. For example, elaeaagnus plants prefer a dry environment when it’s hot out but not so dry that it can cause them to get sunburned or suffer from dehydration. To keep elatior begonia plants comfortable and happy, pay attention to their moisture levels.

Elaeagnus plant care becomes a balancing act during the winter months when it’s too cold outside for elaeaagnus plants but not enough snow or ice is present to protect them from frostbite. In this case, elatior begonia plant care is taken indoors. You can keep elaeagnus plants inside in a cool room like the basement for instance, where it’s dry and dark but not too cold.

If elatior begonia plants are kept outside during winter without proper protection (like snow or ice), they will need to be brought indoors until warmer weather returns.


Elatior begonia like humid environments and in the wild, elatisor plants grow near water sources. When elatior begonias are grown indoors, humidity levels should be maintained around 50-60%. Use elatior begonia plant potting soil, pebbles or small stones in the bottom of elatior begonia plant pot to raise humidity. Place elatior begonias near a humidifier and change water frequently for best results.


Fertiliser is an elatior begonia plant’s best friend. If the elatior begonia plant’s soil becomes too dry, use a water bottle to wet it down again and then sprinkle some general fertiliser on top of that layer. Fertilisers should be applied sparingly at least once every six weeks or so.


The elatior begonia is a toxic plant. The leaves and stems can cause irritation in people who come into contact with them, especially on the skin or mouth. If ingested, elatior plants produce symptoms including: stomach pains, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Symptoms appear very shortly after ingestion of elatior plants.

The elatior plant can cause contact dermatitis and other skin rashes in some people who come into contact with the elatior leaves, sap or stems. If these parts of elatior are handled carelessly they may be transferred to areas like a finger which then touches sensitive skin (the inside of an eye).

Elatior plants are poisonous if ingested. The elatior plant is toxic as it contains alkaloids which can induce vomiting and diarrhea in humans, thus making the elatior plant very harmful to livestock.


Elatior begonia plant pruning should be done in the late winter or early spring when elatior begonia is beginning to bloom. The amount of elatior begonias you cut off will depend on how big elatior begonia is and whether it’s healthy.

Cut elatior begonia back to the stem, removing all brown leaves as elatior begonia is a shade-loving plant.The elatior begonias will grow back quickly and should be cut in late winter or early spring with pruning shears.

Propagation and Growth

One of the elatior begonia’s most prominent characteristics is its ability to be propagated by cuttings. Cut off a branch from the elatior begonia plant and remove all but one leaf at the top of it before planting in potting soil or cutting into peat moss with no sand. Place this elatior begonia plant cutting in a cool place with high humidity.

It is important to keep elatior begonia cuttings moist and out of direct sunlight while they are establishing roots so use gel crystals or water from the hose to make sure it stays hydrated. Elatior begonia plants can be propagated by division as well


Every elatior begonia plant needs to be repotted periodically. It’s never a bad idea to look at the elatior begonia roots and see if they are growing out of their current container or getting crowded by other elatior plants in the pot. If so, it might need transplanting. elatior begonia plants need to be repotted every year or two.

If the elatior plant pot is getting crowded, it’s best to divide and replant them into new pots so they can grow in their own space instead of competing with each other for nutrients. Repotting elatior begonias may seem like a daunting task, but it’s doable and repotting elatior begonias is not that difficult.

Plant Disease

Elatior begonias are susceptible to a few common diseases, especially during the hot summer months when humidity is high and foliage can’t dry quickly enough. Fungal leaf spot appears as yellow spots on elatior leaves that turn brown with age; elatior begonias with elatior leaf spot need to be isolated from healthy plants and promptly sprayed with a fungicide. Leafspots, caused by elatior aphids or elatior scale insects, will first appear as yellow spots on elatior leaves that turn brown when the infestation is severe.

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Elatior Begonia Plant Variegated

Elatior begonia plant variegated is a popular addition to any garden. It has large leaves and flowers, that are bright red with patterns of white stripes on the petal. This plant can be found in humid climates such as Florida or Louisiana. Flowers bloom from winter till early summer; they will start to change colors when they are blooming.

Common Issues with Elatior Begonia Plant

Elatior begonia plants are lovely and full of charm. There is a lot to love about elatiors, but they also come with some issues that can be difficult to resolve. The following list will highlight the most common problems associated with elatior begonia plant care:

  • Overwatering
  • Underwatering
  • One elatior begonia plant in a pot suffering from stunted growth
  • Lack of sunlight can lead to elatior begonia plants with weak, spindly foliage or yellow leaves.

Tips for Keeping Elatior Begonia Happy

The following tips will help elatior begonia plant care:

  • Provide ample sunlight for elatior begonia plants
  • Be careful not to overwater elatior begonia plants
  • Avoid over fertilizing elatior begonias, which can result in stunted growth.

If you are looking for elatariors that do well indoors without sunlight, try elitists or the dwarf variety of elatisor. Remember, elatior begonia plants are not winter hardy in most climates and should be brought indoors during the colder months.

Elatior Begonia Plant Frequently Asked Questions

How do you care for Begonia Elatior?

Elatior BegoniaThe care of begonia elatior plant is relatively low maintenance. With proper care, elatior begonia plants can last for many years in the home. The following are guidelines to caring for elatior begonia:

  • Watering frequency: they should be watered when soil becomes dry and not wet.
  • Light: elatior begonia plant can grow in medium to low light conditions. Avoid direct sunlight as this will cause the elatior begonia leaves to burn and turn brown quickly. If elatior begonia is grown near a window with indirect sunlight, they should be watered more heavily because of increased water loss from plants. elatior begonia should not be placed in light conditions that are too dark.
  • Soil: they do best when they have a potting soil mixture of 60% peat moss, 40% sand or perlite and some organic fertilizers such as fish emulsion or compost.
  • Temperature: elatior begonia can grow in higher temperatures, elatior begonia will die if the temperature drops below 50 degrees.

Are Elatior Begonia annual or perennial?

Elatior begonia is an perennial.

Do begonias come back every year?

Begonias are perennial plants, which means they will come back every year. They can be kept alive through the winter by planting them in a pot that you overwinter indoors or keep outside where it doesn’t get too cold (below freezing).

Are Elatior begonias tuberous?

The elatior begonias are not tuberous. They do however have tubers, but they’re very small and reduced to just a few on the main stem.

Can you leave begonias in pots over winter?

Elatior begonia plants can be left in pots for winter. If you live in a warmer climate, elatior begonias grown outdoors may survive the cold weather without problems or protection. Make sure to water them often and keep an eye on their condition during this time of year.

How long do begonias live for?

Begonias are easy to care for and will live a lifetime or more if cared for properly. However, elatior begonias only have about four years of life before they go dormant because they need warmer temperatures than what ours offer during the winter months.


Elatior begonia plants are easy to care for and rewarding in their beauty. If you want a elatior begonia plant, be sure to check out the elatior begonia plant store. If you are still on the fence about getting one of these plants, hopefully, we were able to change your mind!

Happy Planting!

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Purple Flower Weed Plant Care: Tips from a Purple Gardener

It’s purple! It’s weed! It’s purple weed! Some people call it purple flower weed plant, but I’ll just stick with purple flower weed. This is a great plant to have around the house because it can survive in dark, moist areas and doesn’t need much sunlight. You’re probably wondering how you should care for this lovely purple plant. Well, don’t worry, we are here to help you out!

What is Purple Flower Weed Plant?

Purple Flower Weed Plant, also known as purple foxglove or purple bee balm is a flowering perennial plant native to Eastern North America. It can be grown and thrive best in the sun with moist soil. This purple flower weed plant has many different colors of purple flowers on it that bloom from June through September making this an attractive addition to any garden. It’s often mistaken for the purple thistle plant.

The purple flower weed plant has the scientific name of Digitalis Purpurea and can grow up to two feet tall when in bloom, but it is not uncommon for purple foxglove plants to reach four feet tall during their life span. Purple flowers are usually pink or purple with a white center, although they sometimes have a purple and yellow center.

This beauty thrives in hot climates like Texas where they typically grow year-round as long as it’s not too cold for them during their winter months. The purple flower weed reproduces by sending out roots from the purple flowers.

The purple flower weed plant is an easy to grow perennial that thrives in the sun and has many beautiful flowers on it making this purple flower weed plant worth growing for any gardener.

Origins of Purple Flower Weed Plant

The purple flower weed plant is a native of India and the southern United States. It’s purple flowers are attractive, and it can grow to be as tall as six feet if not trimmed back often enough. This perennial has been used by humans for centuries as an ornamental flowering shrub or ground cover in gardens. Purple flower weed plants also have a long history of being used in alternative medicine, including the treatment for heartburn and stomach bloating.

Purple flowers are often purple because they have anthocyanin pigments that give them their dark purple color. They also contain healthful flavonoids such as kaempferol glycosides- this is found to help prevent colon cancer.

Purple flower weed plants are quite hardy in the wild, and can survive on sunlight alone, but purple gardeners often supplement their purple flower weeds with fertilizer to encourage fast growth. Purple flowers also do well indoors because they have a reputation for not requiring a lot of care- which is why many purple gardeners choose them for their purple flower weed plant care tips.

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Purple Flower Weed Plant Care Guide

The purple flower weed plant does not need a lot of purple flower weed care to thrive, so it makes for an excellent choice if you are looking for purple flowers that grow without much trouble at all. Here are some purple flower weed plant care guides.


The purple flower weed plant prefers a soil that’s rich in organic matter and well-draining. Add compost or other high quality, nutrient rich material to the top layer of the potting mix before planting purple flowers in it if possible. This will help ensure your pet purple flowering weeds are always happy!

If you’re using store bought potting mix, be sure that the purple flower weed plant’s tag specifies “good for purple flowering plants.


Purple weed plant prefers bright sunlight. If purple flower weed is given too much light, it will grow taller and have elongated leaves. Do not give purple flowers purple weeds more than 16 hours of direct sun per day to prevent burning when exposed to the hot summer rays in the Southern region of America or any other area with a high-temperature climate. Say purple flowers purple weeds are grown outside, they would need at least six hours of direct sunlight per day.


Purple flowers can be finicky when it comes to watering. Too much water and purple plants wilt, but too little will cause wilting as well. Purple flowers need a consistent moisture supply in order to thrive; the soil should always feel moist because these plants are prone to root rot if they don’t get enough water.

Purple flower weed plant care is not hard at all, just follow this simple list of dos and don’ts:

  • Once every week or two, water purple flower weed plant thoroughly.
  • Never let purple flowers sit in water for more than a few minutes.
  • Never use cold or hot tap water when watering purple flowers; this can shock their system and cause serious damage to the roots that cannot be reversed.
  • Purple flowers should be watered with purified or rain water; even though it’s not required, you can do this by placing a few pebbles into the pot before adding soil and then including purple flowers. When the pebbles are completely wet, pour purified or rain water into the pot until it reaches just above the level of soil in your purple flower weed plant container
  • They should be watered with a soft sprayer to avoid damaging their delicate leaves and stems


Temperature is one of the most important factors when it comes to purple flower weed plant care. Remember, purple flowers are tropical plants and need warmer temperatures than other flowering plants. They thrive on warm air, bright sunlight, and fertile soil with lots of water throughout the year.

The purple flower weed plant will not do well in temperatures below 50° Fahrenheit, so make sure it is planted somewhere with plenty of shade and protection from the wind.


Purple flower weed plants thrive in humid climates. The humidity level should be between 40% to 60%. If the purple flower weed plant is too dry, it will drop its leaves and stop producing flowers. To increase the humidity levels of a purple flower weed plant, place a large container full of rocks or gravel on top of soil with a purple flower weed plant in it.


It’s a good idea to fertilise purple flower weed as they’re flowering plants. This will help the plant grow, produce more flowers and keep them purple for longer! But when you do this be careful not to over-feed or under-feed. Too much fertilizer can cause an algae bloom in your water which will kill off all of the purple flowers. Too little fertilizer and the purple flower weed will grow slow, produce small or no purple blooms, have poor coloration of newly-produced leaves and its roots will be underdeveloped.

There are also fertilizers that use a controlled release system (CR). CR ensures your plant is getting nutrients on an ongoing basis instead of all at once. Purple flower weed plants that are planted in the ground should be fertilized with a controlled release fertilizer and purple flower weed plants grown in containers need to have water soluble fertilizers applied every two weeks, or they will likely die from lack of nutrients if not watered for an extended period.


Purple flower weed is not toxic to humans or animals but it may cause stomach upset if ingested. Pets should always be supervised when in the presence of purple flowers.It’s important to keep purple plants out of reach from children and pets as they are poisonous and can make people sick, especially if eaten

Pruning purple flower weed

purple flower weedWhen purple flower weed plants are planted from a seed, pruning purple flowers weeds is not necessary because they develop in the ground. With purple stemless purple flower weed plant varieties that grow upright, thinning out the long stems will help them to stay stronger and produce more blooms. The process of trimming back should only be done when purple flowers weed plants are young, so that the plant can grow strong. For purple flower weed varieties with a rosette of leaves in the center (referred to as purple flowering weed), pruning purple flowers weeds is necessary because these have no stems and must be supported by other means.

Propagation and Growth

Propagation is one of the purple flower weed plant care tips that home gardeners should know. The purple flower weed can be propagated in a variety of ways, including by cuttings from established plants and seeds. Cuttings are most useful for propagation because they take less time to grow roots before being transplanted into potting soil. Cuttings should be taken in spring or summer, when purple flower weed plants are actively growing.

Home gardeners can also propagate purple flower weed by planting purple flower weed seeds outside once the soil is above 60 degrees Fahrenheit (16 C) and it has been moistened thoroughly for at least 24 hours before being planted.


To repot purple flower weed plants, begin by selecting a pot that is at least one size larger than the current container. Remove purple flowering weeds from their original containers and place them in the new pots with fresh soil. The purple flowering weed plant will need to be watered thoroughly before it’s set back in its location.

Many purple flowering weed plants are sold in small starter containers. Purple Flower Weed Plant Care will include the purple flower weed plant outgrowing this container and needing repotting to larger pot size.

Plant Disease

Some purple flower weed plant diseases are easier to identify than others, but all of them negatively impact the health of your purple flower weed plants. In order to keep purple flower weeds in good condition you will need to watch for these common purple flowers problems:

Root rot is often caused by overwatering or an inability to drain.

Bud rot is caused by fungi that are generally found in soil or mulch material.

Sometimes purple flower weeds will produce purple flowers as a defense mechanism when they sense bud rot nearby, but the problem only worsens if purple plants continue to be exposed to infected materials.

An important step for preventing these problems is inspecting purple flower weed plants regularly. Purple flowers problems can often be controlled with purple oil spray and fungicide treatments, but prevention is always the best course of action for purple plant care.

Purple Flower Weed Plant Variegated

The purple flower weed variegated is one of the most commonly grown purple plants in gardens. They are easy to grow and they come in a variety of colors such as purple, pink or white purple flowers; hence their name “purple flower weed.” They are a flowering annual with lobed leaves that can reach up to two feet tall on strong stems.

Common Issues with Purple Flower Weed Plant

  • Problem: purple flower weed is wilting.

Solution: There are a number of reasons why purple flower weed plants might be wilting, including dry soil or being in too warm an environment. If the purple flower weed plant was recently watered but still seems to wilt quickly, try moving it into a cooler location with more shade and less direct sunlight. If purple flower weed plants are wilting due to dry soil, add water until it reaches the top of the pot and watch for signs that purple flower weed has recovered before watering again (such as fresh leaves opening).

  • Problem: purple flower weed plant has brown tips or appears burnt.

Solution: The purple flower weed plant is probably in a location with too much direct sunlight. Move purple flower weeds to an area that has more shade or less sun during the day, and make sure they are watered thoroughly so the soil stays moist for at least 24 hours before watering again.

  • Problem: purple flower weed leaves have holes chewed out of them by insects.

Solution: purple flower weed plant is being eaten by insects. Insects are most active during the daytime and purple flowers weeds should be moved to an area with less direct sunlight, or sprayed with a pesticide containing pyrethrins as needed. If these do not work, consult your local garden center for more insect control options.

  • Problem: purple flower weed is wilting and turns yellow when it rains.

Solution: purple flower weeds are in too wet an environment, move them to a drier location or change pots so they’re at least two inches taller than the soil level. If purple flowers plants are being watered more often that once per day, reduce watering frequency so they do not overwater. Purple flower weed leaves are turning yellow because purple plant needs more nitrogen in the soil than is available. Add a slow release fertilizer with nitrogen to potting soil and mix it well before potting purple flowers plants into new pots so they have adequate nutrients for healthy growth.

Tips for Keeping Purple Flower Weed Happy

purple flower weedA purple flower weed plant is a beautiful addition to any garden. These lovely purple flowers are great for adding a pop of bright color in the spring and summer months. Read on if you want tips on how to care for this colorful plant!

Purple flower weed plants grow best in a sunny location with rich, moist soil. If you live somewhere shady or foggy your purple flower weeds may not thrive as well. Make sure to plant them where they will get plenty of sun!

Purple flower weed plants also need lots of water and fertilizer. Without the right care these flowers will droop and wilt. Feed purple flower weed plants with a high nitrogen fertilizer twice a month, fertilize in the spring when new growth begins to bud out of purple flower weeds. Purple flowers need some type of support such as stakes or trellises to climb up so they don’t fall over while waiting for their next blooming season.

They should be watered every day to ensure they get enough water. Purple flower weeds are drought tolerant so they don’t need as much watering during the winter or rainy season. Make sure not to overwater your purple flowers, though!

Purple Flower Weed Plant Frequently Asked Questions

What are the purple flower weeds called?

The purple flower weed is also known as purple milkweed. This weed is purple in color with a white stem and yellow flowers. There are many different species of purple milkweed, but they all have similar properties.

Is there a weed with a purple flower?

There is purple flower weed plant. These weeds green leaves with purple flowers are a great way to add color to your yard or garden, whether it’s for decoration purposes or because you want the purple flowers as an ingredient in culinary creations like salads or soups.

What is purple flower weeds in grass?

Purple flowers in grass are flowers that belong to the species of plants called purple flower. They grow from a long stem, and have purple-colored petals with yellow tips on them.

How do you kill purple flower weeds?

purple flower weedPurple flower weeds can be difficult to kill and sometimes they come back in a year or two. The purple flowers weed plant produces dense mats of purple-colored foliage that crowd out native plants around it. You can try to dig up purple flowers weeds, but purple flower weed roots are very tough and may break off into pieces that root themselves in other spots.

Can you eat purple dead nettle?

Yes, purple dead nettles can be eaten. The leaves and stem are both edible though it is best to avoid the flower buds because they have a fairly bitter taste. You can also harvest purple dead nettle as an ingredient in salads or soups if you want something with more flavor than plain lettuce.

Is henbit toxic to dogs?

Purple Henbit Plant is not a dangerous plant to dogs, and they can enjoy purple henbit fresh out of the garden. Some signs that purple henbit may be toxic to your dog are vomiting, diarrhea, or seizures. If you notice these symptoms in your pet then it would be best to take them to the vet as soon as possible.


As you can see purple flower weed plants are a hardy plant that is easy to care for. They will provide with great interest and enjoyment if given the proper care needed. The purple flowers are a great addition to any garden, they bring in butterflies and can be used as borders or screens! If you have never had the opportunity of seeing one for yourself go out this weekend and find some purple flowers! So if you have always wondered what the small purple flowers in the grass were all about, we hope we have clarified it for you.

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The Health and Happiness of Your Purple Fountain Grass Plant

Purple fountain grass is a popular houseplant for many reasons. They are purple, they grow quickly and the purple color also means that these plants can tolerate shade! However, purple fountain grass does require some care to keep it looking good and healthy. In this article, we will go over how to care for purple fountain grass plants as well as common problems encountered with purple fountain grass plants and tips on keeping them happy!

What is Purple Fountain Grass Plant?

Purple fountain grass is a purple-colored variety of the common purple carpet plant. The plant has a purple, spherical inflorescence that rises above its leaves and can reach heights up to three feet tall with an equal spread. A more common purple fountain grass plant is the purple fountain grass.

The purple carpet has a six-inch-long, erect stem that branches out at the top and forms an inflorescence of purple flowers with three leaflet blades in each spike. Its leaves are two to four inches wide and can be up to ten inches long plus they grow from twelve or more purple-colored blades.

The purple fountain grass plant is also called purple velvet and blue carpet, and it’s the state flower of Hawaii. It prefers full sun to light shade in moist soil that has a neutral pH balance. This purple fountain grass will grow well for four or five years before going dormant during dry periods. Generally speaking, purple fountain grass is a purple-colored variety of the purple carpet plant.

Origins of Purple Fountain Grass Plant

The purple fountain grass plant is native to India, and has been used in decoration for centuries. This purple variety of turfgrass was first documented by botanist Robert Brown in his 1837 publication “On New or Rare Indian Plants.” The purple fountain grass originates from a natural hybridization of two other species, Pennisetum purpureum and Pennisetum clandestinum.

The purple fountain grass plant is not just aesthetically pleasing but it also has many benefits for the gardener. Purple fountain grass plants can be used as an accent or focal point in your garden with their purple foliage against green leaves. It can also help prevent soil erosion because of its deep roots that hold onto the soil during heavy rains.

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Purple Fountain Grass Plant Care Guide

Millions of people around the world love having purple fountain grass plants in their homes. They are so much fun to watch, and purple fountain grass is known for being a really low maintenance plant that you can grow in the ground or as an indoor houseplant! As with any plant though, purple fountain grass needs some special care attention too. Read on for purple fountain grass care guidelines.


To care for purple maiden fountain grass plant, you need to start with the soil. The purple fountain grass plant prefers moist (yet not soaking wet) soils that are rich in organic material and nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorous.

A good way to make sure your purple fountain grass gets the right amount of nutrients is by adding compost or manure to the soil. You can even try a purple fountain grass plant food that’s specially made for purple fountain grass plants!


The purple fountain grass plant is a variety of Pennisetum setaceum, an ornamental perennial that requires more light than most plants. Though the purple coloration will still remain, it won’t last as long in shadier areas or spots where there’s less sunlight. Avoid these places if you want your purple fountain grass to stay purple. It’s recommended that your purple fountain grass gets at least six to eight hours of direct sun each day.


Create a schedule for your purple fountain grass plant with waterings that are appropriate to the season. For example, in winter it is recommended that you only need to water once every two weeks or so. In summertime, on the other hand, weekly watering should suffice. When deciding when and how often to water purple fountain grass plants keep in mind that purple fountain grass plants like wet soil, but will not tolerate being wet for too long.


purple fountain grassPurple Fountain Grass plants do best in temperatures between 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit.

They are sensitive to extreme changes in temperature and prefer moderate, constant warmth. The purple fountain grass plant will not tolerate a freeze or frost at all! If you live where the winters bring snow it is important that your purple fountain grass plant is brought indoors before the first frost.

If you live in an area that is a little warmer, purple fountain grass plants will do well outside year-round. They are pretty hardy and can tolerate some heat as long as it’s not too extreme or prolonged.

To help extend their growing season, consider placing your purple fountain grass plant in an area that receives a little shade during the hottest part of the day.


A purple fountain grass plant can do well in a wide range of humidity levels. Too much or too little moisture for your purple fountain grass will cause the leaves to droop and turn brown from being too dry, or develop black spots due to dampness. If you live in an area with high temperatures (over 85 degrees), be extra careful with purple fountain grass. Even if you live in a humid area, purple fountain grass may not like the heat and humidity indoors.


There are many ways to fertilise purple fountain grass. You can use an organic product that contains nitrogen and phosphorus, such as sheep manure or composted cow manure.

You can also apply commercial products like ironite pellets, liquid fertilizer containing nitrates of potash (N-P) along with other chemicals that will help the purple fountain grass grow.

You can also apply organic fertilizers like blood and bone meal, cow manure pellets or chicken droppings that break down quickly in the purple fountain grass plant’s soil.


Toxicity is a big concern for purple fountain grass plants. They can be toxic to pets and people, so it’s important to keep children away from them or any other part of the plant that has touched water because they might get some on their skin.

If purple fountain grass gets wet in your home (like when someone spills something on it), you should take care to wipe the purple fountain grass plant with a dry cloth.

Toxicity is also an issue when purple fountain grass plants are being eaten by pets or children, so be sure not to leave any part of the purple fountain grass plant where they can get at it and ingest some. If your child has swallowed purple fountain grass, you should call their doctor immediately with the purple fountain grass plant’s location.

Pruning purple fountain grass

The purple fountain grass plant is a popular houseplant because it can tolerate low indoor light and thrives in high humidity. In addition, purple fountain grass looks great with any decor style!

That being said, the purple fountain grass plant does need to be pruned on occasion. The purple fountain grass plant should be trimmed at least every two years; trimming more often will only lead to extra natural growth, which can rob the purple fountain grass of nutrients. Pay special attention to any dead or diseased branches as they should be removed.

Propagation and Growth

The purple fountain grass plant can be propagated by division or from seed. If you want to propagate the purple fountain grass plant with a cutting, take a piece of stem that has at least three joints and put it in moist potting soil until new roots form and the purple fountain grass plant is big enough for transplanting. When choosing which purple fountain grass plant to propagate, look for purple flowers. The purple flower is a sign the purple fountain grass plant has been fertilized and will produce seeds (not all purple plants have purple flowers).

If you want to start your own purple seedlings, simply collect some of the ripened pods from the mature violet-black flowering stalks and sow the purple seeds in moist potting soil.


If purple fountain grass is growing in a pot or container, it will need to be repotted eventually. Repotting should happen when the purple fountain plant’s roots are beginning to grow out of its current flowerpot and/or if the purple pond has become too small for your purple fountaingrass.

A purple fountain grass plant can be repotted in the following ways:

  • Put a layer of organic potting soil into the new flowerpot. Place purple fountain grass in this and make sure to leave about an inch from top of dirt surface to purple fountain grass stem. Make sure not too bury it or have too much dirt on purple fountain grass.
  • Put a layer of organic potting soil onto purple fountaingrass in current flowerpot and press down firmly to tuck purple fountain grass roots into the soil. Make sure not too bury it or have too much dirt on purple fountain grass.
  • Place purple fountain plant in a purple fountain grass plant-specific purple container.

Plant Disease

Plant diseases are common in purple fountain grass plants. One of the most common is called leaf spot, which can be treated with a fungicide spray or hydrogen peroxide solution (diluted). If you see any yellowing on your purple fountain grass plant leaves, it may also have spider mites; these pests produce tiny webs and are easy to spot. A purple fountain grass plant that is infested with spider mites needs a hydrogen peroxide treatment followed by more fungicide spray or potassium bicarbonate mixed in water, which will dry out the leaves and kill the pests.

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Purple Fountain Grass Plant Variegated

Variegated purple fountain grass plants are one of the most popular houseplants. They can be found in a variety of colors, such as purple, pink and white.

They grow well in full sun. It also needs plenty of water, but should be watered deeply rather than frequently so as not to disturb its roots.

The soil pH for purple fountain grass plant variegated ranges from acid to neutral and has a large tolerance range for soil type.

There are purple fountain grass plant variegated ornamental varieties that you can use in your landscaping, but the purple fountain grass plant typically needs to be planted away from areas of high traffic and off-limits from pets or children.

Common Issues with Purple Fountain Grass Plant

A purple fountain grass plant is a versatile and hardy lawn substitute. They are easy to grow, tough as nails, and perfect for those who don’t have the time or willingness to maintain a flourishing green yard. However, they do have their own set of common issues.

Purple fountain grass plant’s leaves can be prone to browning and curling at the tips when they are under stress or in dry conditions. They need high humidity levels above 60% if possible, without an increase of watering.

The plant’s leaves are sensitive to the presence of too much salt and have a tendency to wilt when they come into contact with it.

They can also succumb to fungal disease if their roots become moist or damp for prolonged periods of time, so make sure you keep them on well drained areas.

Purple fountain grass plant also has a high sensitivity to heat, so try not to keep it in direct sunlight for too long.

Tips for Keeping Purple Fountain Grass Plant Happy

Purple fountain grass is a low maintenance plant that can be grown in ground or as an indoor houseplant. It prefers moist soil and moderate light, but will grow in less-than-ideal conditions. For purple fountain grass care tips, read on!

  • Purple fountain grass do not need much water, so it is important to make sure the soil stays moist but not wet. The ground should be damp and also never allow the purple potting soil to get soaked from over watering.
  • Purple fountain grass need to be in indirect sun, so purple fountain grass plant should not be placed near a window or any other direct light source.
  • The purple potting soil on the purple fountain grass plants can dry out pretty quickly in warmer temperatures. So it might be necessary to water your purple pots more often.
  • Purple fountain grass plants need to be fertilized with purple fountain grass plant food once every two weeks during the growing season and monthly in the winter months when not producing new purple flowers or leaves.
  • Purple plants can get infested by pests such as aphids, mealybugs, or scale from time to time. If purple fountain grass plants get infested by pests, the purple potting soil and purple fountain grass should be treated with a fungicide to kill off any pest eggs or larvae.

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Purple Fountain Grass Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is purple fountain grass an annual or perennial?

Purple fountain grass is an annual plant that can grow up to three feet in height. It is a popular ornamental choice for those who want something purple but don’t have the time or desire to care for a garden bed year-round.

Does purple fountain grass die back in winter?

Purple fountain grass is not a perennial plant. It dies back in the winter and produces purple flowers in late spring or early summer.

The purple shade of purple fountain grass does fade quite quickly after flowering, so if you want it to stay vibrant all year round, consider sowing some seeds every six months for nice fresh new plants.

Does purple fountain grass need full sun?

A purple fountain grass plant does not need full sun. It prefers a shady area and can even grow in shade most of the day.

Is purple fountain grass fast growing?

Purple fountain grass is a very fast growing plant. purple fountain grass will easily grow at least three times per year in the right conditions.

What happens if you don’t Cut back ornamental grasses?

One of the things that makes purple fountain grass so appealing is its height. However, purple fountains are not meant to be left unattended and allowed to grow out of control; if this happens they may become too heavy or top-heavy for their own stems and topple over!

How do you winterize purple fountain grass?

In the fall, purple fountain grass will serve as a good ground cover. You don’t need to do anything special for it other than wait until time for frost and then rake off any extra leaves that are covering the purple fountain grass plants and mow them down near the base of each plant with some sharp scissors. Then you can mulch them, or just leave them as a ground cover.

Where to buy purple fountain grass you ask?

The purple fountain grass plant can be found in just about all home and garden stores, but it might not always be available. If you are looking for purple fountain grass plants online, they can generally be found at most greenhouses or nurseries that carry them.


This purple fountain grass plant is a unique addition to any corner of your home. We have discussed the history, care, and other interesting facts about the purple fountain grass plant. Hopefully, now you are more knowledgeable about purple fountain grass plants and can keep them happy and healthy! You may find the purple fountain grass for sale here. 

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The Scindapsus Treubii Plant: Getting the Most out of It

Ah, scindapsus treubii dark form. You may have seen it in your backyard garden or at your local nursery and wondered what that scrawny little plant is doing there. But scindapsus treubii is an interesting plant nonetheless – it has some unique quirks and challenges to go along with its attractive foliage. In this article, we will explore scindapsus care from top to bottom: how to care for them, common problems they face, and tips on keeping them happy.

What is Scindapsus Treubii Plant?

Scindapsus Treubii is a plant that grows to about six feet tall and four feet wide with dark green leaves. It will produce scented white flowers in the summer months, which can be used for making perfumes.

Scindapsus Treubii plants are great for brightening up a garden because of their large, dark green leaves that provide lots of shade. Their flowers can also be used as an ornamental plant in flower beds or patios. They grow best in warm, humid climates and need plenty of water.

The treubii moonlight plant is an evergreen palm with strap-like leaves about 18 inches long and flowers on the end of a cluster. Flowers are yellow in color with male and female blooms occurring at different times throughout the year but scindapsus is predominantly propagated by seeds or cuttings, not grafting which means that palms grown from seedlings will have variations in trunk shape, leaf type, flower colors and other characteristics.

Additional features of scindapsus treubii plant include a trunk that can grow up to 18 inches in diameter, bark that is rough and scaly, waxy leaves with grooves on the underside which traps moisture when it rains as well as protecting the scindapsus from sunburns and windy days.

Scindapsus Treubii plants are also common in the tropics because scindapsus treubii. This plant grows well even when there’s little rainfall or drought conditions.

Scindapsus silver lady is a scindapsus plant that has waxy leaves and can grow up to six feet tall. The scindapsus treubii silver lady is also easy to care for, which makes it one of the most popular plants in households and gardens around the world.

Origins of Scindapsus Treubii Plant

Scindapsus TreubiiThe scindapsus moonlight plant is a tropical palm tree indigenous to Southeast Asia. This particular type of palms is native to Thailand and Malaysia, where it grows in the wilds at an elevation of up to 2000 meters. In those regions scindapsus thrives on rocky hillsides with sandy soil that retains moisture well during dry seasons. The scindapsus treubii plant is a tree that can grow to be as tall as 50 feet and live for over 100 years.

The scindapsus treubii palm has become popular in public landscaping because of its tolerance for dry conditions, drought-tolerant roots, and ability to thrive in salt-laden coastal air. It is commercially grown in other areas of the world like California, Florida and Portugal but scindapsus are still a rare find outside of its native countries due to difficulty transporting the palms when fully-grown.

Scindapsus Treubii Care Guide

The scindapsus treubii is a flowering plant that grows in many parts of the world. It has been grown as an ornamental for centuries, and it can be found on topiaries, borders, or even inside houses and buildings. These plants are usually hardy and able to take care of themselves with a little water and sunlight, but scindapsus treubii plant care can help keep them healthy for longer periods of time!


They can thrive in a wide variety of soil, as long as it has good drainage. One thing to look out for is if the scindapsus’s roots are circling around and growing on top of each other: this means that there isn’t enough oxygen reaching them. The plant will look droopy and the leaves will have a yellowish tint. In this case, you need to adjust your scindapsus’ soil: either by adding more sand or perlite to increase its drainage, or changing it with potting mix that has better aeration properties.


The scindapsus treubii needs very light, bright conditions that are good for it to thrive. It is recommended to place the scindapsus treubii in a sunny window or near an artificial source of light such as fluorescent lights.

If you do not have a room with sufficient natural sunlight, then make sure your scindapsus treubii is getting plenty of artificial light.


The scindapsus treubii requires a lot of water. It should be watered every day or every other day when the plant is young, but as it grows larger and becomes more established, watering needs to be reduced to once per week in winter and twice per month during very hot summer periods.

Water them only when the soil has started to dry out, and always water thoroughly until it begins to run through the drainage hole in the bottom of your container. Never allow scindapsus treubii plant to sit in a saucer or dish with standing water. This may cause root rot if too much water is let to collect in one place.

If scindapsus treubii needs watering, wait until the soil has dried out before giving it more water. This will promote deep root growth and help it flourish. Never use cold water when irrigating scindapsus treubii plants because this can slow growth and encourage disease.

In order to keep them happy, check the soil’s moisture level before watering by sticking your finger about an inch down into it – if it is dry then give them more water; if not, wait until they need more water.


Temperature plays a key role in scindapsus treubii care. It must be kept to between 60 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit with moderate humidity levels of 50-60%. The plant should not be exposed to direct sunlight but can withstand shade or sun, depending on the type of scindapsus treubii you have chosen. In order to maintain their temperature, the plant should be placed near a window with indirect sunlight. The scindapsus treubii is sensitive to cold temperatures.


The scindapsus treubii is a succulent in the same family as aloe and jade plants. Similar to many other succulents, scindapsus thrive with high humidity levels. When planted outdoors or indoors on the window sill near a steamy shower or humidifier, sciondaspsus can flourish. In humid climates, scindapsus can be watered daily without worry. For those living in drier areas with high heat and less humidity, scindapsus may require more frequent watering to ensure it doesn’t dry out.


Scindapsus TreubiiSome scindapsus treubii plants prefer to grow in acidic soil, while others need alkaline. Trial and error is the best way to find out what your scindapsus treubii plant likes. Use a fertilizer that is specifically designed for acid-loving or alkaline loving plants to provide nutrients. If you use chemical fertilizers, be sure to use them sparingly. And don’t forget about the scindapsus treubii plant’s need for sun and water!

Fertiliser should only account for 15-25% of your scindapsus treubii plants’ needs. The best way to tell if your scindapsus treubii plant is getting enough fertilizer is to pay attention to its leaves. Too much fertiliser can cause the scindapsus treubii plants’ leaves to wilt or curl up at the edges! If you are unsure of whether your scindapsus treubii needs more nutrients, remember to check the soil! You can also use natural foods like decomposing leaves or coffee grounds for a home fertilizer alternative.


This scindapsus treubii plant is very toxic to cats, dogs and humans. It’s one of the most poisonous plants in existence causing severe vomiting, muscle spasms or paralysis if ingested by animals (or people). If you are considering planting this scindapsus treubii as a houseplant be sure that pets do not have access to the scindapsus treubii tree. Be careful of the sap when planting scindapsus in your yard or garden; it can irritate skin and cause a rash if touched directly.


Pruning scindapsus treubii is an important part of caring for a scindapsus. It can be done at any time of year, but it should not be delayed too long. The most common reasons to prune scindapsus are: size control and rejuvenation.

If scindapsus is too large and needs to be cut back, prune the plant in early spring for best growth response. If scindapsus has become overgrown or looks tired after flowering, trim it up to promote new growth.

The scindapsus can also be rejuvenated by removing all of the old wood. This will expose the scindapsus to more light and encourage fresh growth.

The scindapsus should be pruned back so that it is only slightly taller than what you want your scindapsus to grow up to be at maturity. If there are shoots growing towards the ground, cut them off near their base.

If scindapsus is very tall and needs to be trimmed up, it should be done in early spring so that the scindapsus has plenty of time to recover before winter sets in.

Propagation and Growth

The scindapsus treubii is a great plant to grow in your home. This article will cover how to care for scindapsus treubii, common problems and tips on keeping scindapsus happy. Scindapsus are native tropical plants that can be propagated easily through cuttings or seedlings once they are mature enough.

A scindapsus treubii can be propagated by taking a cutting from the scindapsus treubii plant and leaving it in water for one to two weeks. When you see roots developing, transplant the scindapsus cuttings into pots with moist soil or directly into your garden.

The scindapsus treubii plant can also be propagated from seed. Seedlings should be planted in early spring or late fall. The scindapsus plants have to wait a long time for their leaves to turn green before they are ready for planting outdoors because the roots cannot grow without sunlight. This is why it’s important to be cautious when planting scindapsus seeds. Plant your scindapsus seedling in a pot with soil and leave it out for at least one month before transplanting the scindapsus into your yard, garden or planter.

The scindapsus treubii are well-known for their attractive glossy leaves that are large and dark green. When scindapsus plants mature they will also produce a flower stalk with small, white flowers on it.


Scindapsus TreubiiThe scindapsus treubii likes to be repotted every year in order to provide it with rich soil, well-draining potting medium, and plenty of room for new growth. If you have a scindapsus that’s been in the same pot for more than a year, it’s probably time to move your scindapsus.

Repotting scindapsus is achieved by first removing all of the soil from around its roots and then replanting it into a new container with fresh soil, making sure not to leave any of the scindapsus roots exposed.

The new container for your scindapsus should be between one and two times larger than its current pot, with a rich soil or well-draining planting medium that drains water away from the roots rather than letting it sit around in the roots.

Plant Disease

The scindapsus treubii plant is very resistant to disease, but there are some common problems that can be solved. Diseases such as root rot and leaf spot will not usually affect scindapsus plants. However, other diseases such as anthracnose and gummy stem blight may occur in certain environments.

Anthracnose and scindapsus treubii is not a good combination. The scindapsus plant will produce lesions on its leaves, which can start as small brown spots before progressing to larger areas of dead tissue or necrosis.

Gummy stem blight will typically affect the scindapsus treubii’s stems. This scindapsus treubii disease will produce lesions on scindapsus plant stems which can be noticed as a dark brown area.

These scindapsus treubii problems can usually be controlled by the environment. Professionals should pay attention to water, fertilizer and soil quality so that these scandipsis diseases are not able to thrive.

Scindapsus Treubii Plant Variegated

The scindapsus treubii variegated plant is a beautiful houseplant. It has long, elegant leaves that are variegated with cream and green stripes. This scindapsus treubii variety can be planted outdoors in subtropical climates where the temperatures stay above 18°C (64 °F) for most of the year.

The variegated scindapsus treubii plant will grow to about two meters (seven feet) high outdoors, but in pots it grows much slower and only needs regular watering when the topsoil is dry. Some of these plants are very susceptible to spider mites, which can be a problem in warm climates. To these plant pest problems, you can mist the leaves with water and use a soap spray to get rid of spider mites when they appear.

Common Issues with Scindapsus Treubii Plant

The scindapsus treubii is a very resilient and versatile plant that does well in many different types of gardens and environments, but it can be prone to some common issues if not cared for properly.

  • Scindapsus Treubii plants are very sensitive to changes in environment, so they need to be placed somewhere where there are no drafts or wind from open windows and doors
  • If scindapsi treubii gets too cold when it’s young, it could die
  • Scindapsus Treubii plants can’t be too hot either; they need to stay somewhere between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Over watering scindapus treubii in the winter is a big mistake because scindapsi treubiis don’t like their roots to be wet

Tips for Keeping Scindapsus Treubii Plant Happy

Tips for scindapsus treubii plant:

  • Keep scindapsus treubii away from any heat sources such as air conditioning units or radiators. Heat will dry the leaves and scents out of scindapsus treubii.
  • Keep scindapsus treubii away from direct sunlight or it may lose its dark green color and appear to turn yellowish in color
  • Scindapsus Treubii likes moist soil with a neutral pH, so water it regularly but not excessively.
  • Scindapsus Treubii thrives in humid conditions and does not like to be overwatered so give scindapsus treubii some space from other plants that require less water
  • If scalding is watering scindapsus treubii plant too much, scalding will cause scindapsus treubii to get the dreaded root rot.
  • Scindapsus Treubii likes moist soil with a neutral pH so water scalding regularly but not excessively and scalding will thrive in humid conditions.

Scindapsus Treubii Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Scindapsus Treubii Moonlight rare?

Scindapsus Treubii is not as rare as some other plants, but it’s still a treasured plant. There are scindapsus treubiis that can be found in Asia and South America, so if you ascindapsus treubii moonlight for sale at your local garden center or greenhouse, don’t hesitate to purchase it!

How do you care for a Scindapsus Treubii?

Scindapsus TreubiiScindapsus Treubii care is not difficult, but it will grow best if provided with the proper conditions. They need to be kept in medium light or higher for most of their lives. If scindapsus treubii are grown under low-light conditions they may become weak and leggy over time, or develop leaves with brown tips. Scindapsus Treubii are also very sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity so it is important not to expose to drafts.

They need a moist but well-draining potting mix with good drainage and need to be fertilized regularly. However, keep in mind that they are a slow-growing plant so it will take some time for its roots to fill up their pot and become full grown.

What is a Scindapsus Treubii?

Scindapsus Treubii is a scented plant with shiny, heart-shaped leaves. The plant has small flowers and the fruit of the Scindapsis

Does Scindapsus Treubii grow fast?

Scindapsus Treubii is scindapsus treubis slow-growing plant. Scindapsus Treubii can take up to years for roots to fill its pot.

What is the rarest Scindapsus?

Scindapsus scandens is the rarest scindapsus. This plant can be found in Asia and South America.

What is a Treubii Moonlight plant?

A scindapsus scandens is a scented plant with shiny, heart-shaped leaves. The plant has small flowers and the fruit of the Scindapsis scandens looks like an eggplant.


The scindapsus treubii is a plant that has many benefits. They are not as common and popular as other varieties of plants, however, they can be worth the extra effort to care for them due to their hardiness and unique appearance when grown in containers. Go and get yourself one today! See scindapsus treubii for sale here. 

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Staghorn Fern Care: A Guide to Better Staghorn Fern Health

Staghorn ferns are one of the most popular staghorns in cultivation. Unlike other staghorns, staghorn ferns have a more delicate and refined look which makes them perfect for any indoor space or setting. Growing staghorn fern care is not difficult, but there are several things to keep in mind if you want your staghorn fern happy and healthy!

What is a Staghorn Fern

Staghorns (Platycerium bifurcatum) are an exotic houseplant loved by many people as well as wildlife who use them to shelter from predators and stay cool. The staghorn plant can be found in tropical rain forests where they grow on trees high up off the ground or on rocks near streams and marshlands below the canopy level. Stag horns have two types of leaves: flat leaves that look like staghorn ferns and round leaves that sit on trunk-like stalks.

Staghorns produce spores (spore capsules) which are filled with wriggling microscopic staghorn babies or asexual spores. The spore capsule is created every time one of the plant’s flat leaves dies, splits open and releases its staghorn spores.

Staghorns are slow growing, but they can produce one leaf every year or two if conditions are right. The staghorn ferns found in cultivation grow leaves on scaly stalks that may be upright or hanging from a tree branch and look like deer antlers (hence the staghorn name). The staghorns found in cultivation are usually grown from spores that were collected.

Origins of Staghorn Fern

Staghorn ferns come from the prehistoric staghorns that grew in dense forests of Tasmania. They were first discovered by Europeans in 1797 when they collected some staghorns for their collectors’ cabinets and sent them to Great Britain.

It wasn’t until 1874 that staghorn ferns were sent to botanical gardens in the United States, and they quickly became popular.

The staghorns are a plant that goes by many names: scouring-rush staghorn, tree staghorn or simply staghorn. They can be found throughout most of North America as well as Australia and New Zealand.

The staghorn’s name comes from the evolution of their shape and what it resembles: a staghorn deer antler that is curved with points, like an open umbrella. The staghorns are now used as decoration in houses or offices rather than just for botanical gardens because they’re so easy to grow indoors.

Staghorn ferns have a long and storied lineage. They’ve been around for at least 200 million years, since the Jurassic era. And they’re still going strong today!

Staghorn Fern Care

Staghorn Fern Care Guide

Staghorn ferns are one of the most popular types of plants on the planet. And it’s no surprise why staghorns have been so successful over time – with their lush, green leaves providing a fresh burst of color to any interior space in need for some life.

Unfortunately, staghorn care requires a good bit of attention to detail. Fortunately we have some staghorn fern plancare guides for you!


Staghorn ferns are also called elkhorns because of the shape and to some staghorn fern care seems too complicated. However, staghorn fern care is actually fairly simple as long as you make sure your staghorn fern has a nice moist soil that drains well. The best way to avoid stagnant staghorn fern care soil is to have a staghorn fern with good drainage. The staghorn needs air circulating through the roots and water draining out of them without being completely dry or sitting in stagnant water for too long.

One way to create a natural staghorn fern soil that drains well is by adding coarse sand, organic material and peat moss to your staghorn fern pot. You can also use a staghorn fern soil mix that is already formulated for good drainage.


A staghorn fern may need a little more light than the average houseplant, but it doesn’t need direct sunlight. For staghorn fern care, you should place your plant near a window that receives indirect sunlight during the day (morning or early evening is best). You can also purchase artificial lights for staghorn fern care.


The staghorns do not need to be watered very often. When you are able, make sure that the staghorn is in a cool and damp area of your home with plenty of light but indirect sunlight. If it’s raining outside then they will get enough water through their leaves.

If it’s not raining, and the staghorn is in a dry spot, then you should consider watering them. The staghorn will need to be watered about once or twice a week with water that has been sitting out for at least an hour so as to avoid shocking the plant. Place one hand on either side of staghorn and water lightly from the bottom up.

Staghorns love to be misted with a spray bottle every day or two, but this is not necessary if you are providing enough light for them. In fact staghorns can even tolerate being underwater so long as they get some exposure to air during their time in the wet environment.

The staghorn does not like to be watered with cold water, so it is best if the temperature of the water you are using is lukewarm.


Staghorn ferns can survive in a wide range of temperatures, but they will grow better at higher ranges. The staghorns should be kept between 60 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the day time hours or when it is light outside. At night bring them down to 55-60 degrees with some humidity for optimal growth.


Staghorn ferns grow in moist soil or on damp rock surfaces, where there is plenty of moisture from seepage (or rainfall). Staghorns require a humid environment and will not survive well when exposed to too much sunlight for extended periods. If staghorns are exposed to direct sunlight or a dry environment, they will eventually die.

Humidity is important for staghorn ferns because it helps them maintain their moisture content and keeps the plant from drying out too quickly. Ideally staghorns should be misted every day with rain water or distilled water (use cold tap water if you do not have distilled water on hand).


Fertiliser is one of the most important aspects to staghorn ferns. The staghorns require a moist environment which means that they need a lot more water than other plants and trees do, but care should be taken not to over-water them because this could lead to root rot or fungus on the staghorns’ leaves. Fertiliser should be placed in the staghorn fern’s potting soil and watered into it each time before water is added, but not near the staghorns themselves as this could damage their sensitive roots.

The staghorns require a mixture of fertilisers including:

  • An all purpose houseplant food
  • An acidic houseplant food
  • A staghorn fertiliser
  • Tree and Shrub fertilizer

The staghorns should be fed twice a year in the Spring and Fall, but yearly fertilisation is recommended if there are staghorns growing under trees or other plants that might not provide enough of the right type of nutrition.

Staghorn Fern Care


A staghorn fern is toxic to pets and humans. It contains calcium oxalate crystals that are released if the staghorn fern is damaged, resulting in eye injury or a rash on skin contact. Be sure not to use staghorns near anything your pet might chew on it or rub up against it – this will release staghorn fern’s toxic crystals. Do not feed staghorn plants to your pet as this is a choking hazard due the plant’s sharp leaves that can tear through esophagus tissue.


Staghorns are usually pruned to keep the stalks short and healthy. They grow best in bright, indirect light with moist soil that is rich but not too wet. It’s important to remove any dead stalks or those that have died back naturally so they don’t spread disease. If your staghorn fern stalks become too tall, cut them back to about five inches and remove the excess foliage.

Propagation and Growth

Staghorn ferns are easy to propagate. To start a staghorn fern from scratch, ensure the staghorn is not too wet or dry by checking the surface of potting soil with your finger and feeling for moisture without leaving a hole in it.

Before you plant your staghorn fern, soak the staghorn in water to saturate the root ball. Put your staghorn fern into a 13-inch pot, or transplant it if you have been growing it for some time and want to start fresh. Fill the pot with moist but not wet soil until two inches from the top of the container, then plant staghorn fern into the soil.

Water staghorn ferns thoroughly and allow it to drain before watering again, but do not overwater your staghorn or keep them constantly wet as this can lead to root rot. Keep staghorn well-lit in a warm environment with around 60% humidity for best results.


Growing staghorn fern in a pot that’s too small, may need to be repotted. This should only happen every three or four years depending on the size of the staghorn and how much it has grown each year. It is not necessary for an excessively large staghorn plant to be repotted.

A staghorn is ready for a change of potting medium when it has completely outgrown its original container and the roots have started to grow through the drainage holes. The top soil, or “crown,” needs space to spread so that enough moisture can reach all sides of the staghorn’s fronds without being restricted by a pot’s walls.

As staghorn fern care, it is important to repot staghorns in spring or early summer when the temperature and humidity levels are high so that new roots can take hold quickly before winter sets in.

  • Repotting staghorn ferns every few years should be done in the spring
  • Repot staghorns when they outgrow their original container and have started to grow through drainage holes
  • It is important as staghorn fern care, that repotting staghorns be done before winter sets in.

After repotting staghorn ferns, it is important to water and fertilize them so that they establish well in their new pot. Do not leave staghorns unattended for extended periods of time after being replanted as this can lead to rot and disease on the roots which will eventually kill the plant.

Plant Disease

One of the most common diseases that can affect staghorn fern care is staghorn plant disease. It’s caused by the fungus called “Botrytis cinerea” that usually enters staghorns through wounds on their leaves and stems, or from spores in dust blown in from outside.

Staghorn Fern Plant Variegated

The staghorn fern Variegated is a staghorn fern that provides a spectacular look to home and garden. The staghorn fern Variegated is also known as the staghorn fern. This staghorn fern can grow up to 6 feet in height. This staghorn fern has an upright habit, which means it has arching branches with plenty of room for its leaflets.

Common Issues with Staghorn Fern Care

The staghorn fern is a beautiful plant that can grow up to six feet in height. However, many homeowners experience some common problems with staghorn care when they bring this staghorn into their home.

One of the most common issues you may encounter are brown leaves and dying fronds on your staghorns. If staghorn ferns are not grown in a well lit area, they may begin to show signs of wilting or stretching.

Bugs can also become an issue for staghorns as it will start to display drooping, brown and yellow leaves. The most common bug that attacks staghorns is the staghorn fern scale.

The staghorns can also become infested with mites, which will start to show signs of webbing and fine dusty webs on the underside of your plant’s leaves.

If not cared for properly staghorns can begin to develop brown leaf edges or a “melted” appearance.

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Tips for Keeping Staghorn Fern Happy

The staghorn fern can be a fun and interesting addition to your home décor, but it does require some maintenance for staghorn fern care. Follow these staghorn fern care tips for best results:

  • Move the plant away from drafty areas or cold windowsills where it might get too cold.
  • Purchase staghorn fern care fertilizer for staghorn fern care and follow the package instructions.
  • Water your staghorn fern sparingly, making sure you water it from the bottom every time to avoid root rot. Allow soil to dry between watering cycles if possible. This plant can survive for weeks without staghorn fern care water.
  • Prune staghorns at the base of a fiddlehead and discard in order to promote growth from staghorn plant’s stalks. Cut off dead foliage or those with brown edges for best results.
  • Do not overwater your staghorn, it prefers dry staghorn care soil.
  • Avoid staghorns near stoves, heaters or other sources of intense staghorn ferns.

Staghorn Fern Frequently Asked Questions

How much sun does a staghorn fern need?

Staghorn ferns need more light than most houseplants. The staghorn fern should be placed near a window that gets full sun, or in front of the picture window facing west to east for maximum exposure.

Should you mist a staghorn fern?

A staghorn fern’s leaves are delicate and should not be sprayed with water. The staghorn fern will likely wilt if you mist the plant or soak it in a shower of water.

Instead, gently spray your staghorn fern with lukewarm to cool water from the kitchen sink using a spray bottle.

How often should I mist my staghorn fern?

It’s best to mist staghorn ferns about once a week, though every few days is also a good idea.

Can staghorn ferns grow in pots?

Staghorn ferns can be grown in pots or urns. In staghorn fern care, staghorns should have a pot that is at least six inches deep and twelve inches wide to accommodate the rhizome’s root system without having it grow out of the drainage hole on top of the pot.


Staghorn ferns are very easy to take care of. If you’re stumped on what staghorn fern care tips might work best for your plant, then we hope this guide has given you plenty of helpful information that will help keep your staghorn fern happy and thriving!

And don’t forget the staghorn fern care tips we’ve given you in this article, they’re key to staghorn happiness.

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Philodendron vs Pothos: Knowing Your Cares is Half the Battle

The philodendron is a common houseplant that many people use to decorate their homes. The pothos plant, also known as devil’s ivy, is quite similar. They are both low-maintenance plants that can be grown indoors or outdoors in the right climate. These plants often get mixed up with one another and it can be hard to know which one you should choose for your home. In this article, we will talk about some of the differences between philodendron vs pothos so you’ll know how they differ and why you should care about what kind of philodendron or pothos plant you have in your home!

List of Differences between Philodendron vs Pothos

Philodendron vs PothosThe philodendron also called the Philodendromeda or tree philodendron, is a beautiful flowering houseplant that is native to Central and South America. Named after a Greek king named Philodendron, philodendra plants are known for their large leaves that grow along vines or stems. They come in different colors like green, blue-green, orange leaf philodendra, purple philodendrons (or vandas), yellow philodendrons, varieties with variegated leaves, and many more.

The philodendron plant was first discovered by Europeans in the 16th century when they encountered it on their travels to North America. There are about 300 different species of philodendra plants found around the world today, all originating from Central and South America. These philodendra plants are typically grown as houseplants, with some philodendron species being used in landscaping.

Pothos is a lush plant that can be found indoors or outdoors. It has an assortment of different names like the Devil’s Ivy, Golden Vine, and String of Pearls. Pothos plants have been around since ancient times, and are still prevalent today in most regions of the world.

The philodendron is a much larger plant than pothos plants. Pothos usually grow about three feet tall with vines that can reach up to ten feet long while philodendra can be as high as twenty-five or thirty feet!

Pothos varieties are generally more colorful than philodendron plants. They can be found with green, yellow-green, white/yellow variegated leaves and sometimes even red or purple!

Pothos is an extremely versatile plant that does well in outdoor landscaping as long as the climate is warm enough to support it. Pothos plants have been used for generations to treat ailments such as headaches when placed on the head or stomach aches due to indigestion from eating too much!

Philodendron vs Pothos Care Guide

Pothos philodendra and philodendron plants require different care. When it comes to philodendra vs pothos, philodendron plants are better suited for people who have a little more gardening and plant care experience. Pothos philodendron are best for beginners or those with less time on their hands due to the lower maintenance required. Here are some care guides!


The philodendron likes soil that is rich and has plenty of organic material in it, while the pothos can thrive on a less hospitable mix.


The philodendron plant prefers shady, moist areas with indirect sunlight while the pothos can grow in a variety of light conditions from bright to dark.

An east-facing window is ideal―it gives plants plenty of natural light and doesn’t put too much strain on their leaves.

If you can’t find a good spot for your philodendron or pothos, try to keep it in direct sunlight as much as possible. If that isn’t an option, make sure the plants gets at least six hours of sun per day when it is outside and one hour of light indoors―even if it’s only artificial indoor light―to keep it healthy.


Philodendra plants need consistent watering due to their large leaves but pothos are more drought tolerant.


The philodendron needs a more tropical environment with warm temperatures while the pothos can grow in cooler conditions.The philodendron plant does not do well in colder temperatures so if you live in an area where the temperature drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (around 12 C.), it would need some help staying warm during the winter months.


The philodendron likes a humid environment with high humidity levels while the pothos prefers less humidity.


Philodendra plants require regular fertilization during the growing season, while pothos philodendrons can go for months without a nitrogen-rich fertilizer. Pothos philodendron are better suited to be moved outdoors in summer or winter because they prefer more consistent and cooler temperatures than philodendra plants.


Philodendra philodendrons are toxic to cats, while pothos philodendrons have no known toxicity.


Pruning philodendron is not advised as the plant will stop blooming. Pothos, on the other hand, should be pruned every three to four months by cutting back about one-fourth of their length and removed dead or dying stems.


Philodendron vs PothosPhilodendron plants are low-lying, but their roots can grow to be quite long and they need a lot of room for the roots. The philodendron should be repotted every year or so in order to keep it from outgrowing its pot size.

When you go to repot your philodendron, take a look at the roots and choose the pot size that will allow for enough room to grow. Fill in around the philodendron with fresh soil or mix in compost while still keeping some of the old soil from its last planting.

Pothos plants are also low-lying but they need less space because their roots are more compact. Pothos can be planted in a smaller pot size and then every few years, they should also be repotted to keep them from outgrowing the pot.

Plant Disease

Many plants are subject to fungal diseases, and philodendrons can be especially susceptible. Philodendron wilt is the most common type of philodendra illness you may encounter in philodendron houseplants. Pothos plants have significantly less disease issues than philodendron do. You will need to take extra care to keep philodendrons healthy and free from disease.

Philoxeras are the most common fungus to attack philodendra plants, which live in damp environments with low light levels like philipandrum houseplants. The plant will wilt as it dies quickly without any sign of wilting before that point; this is a philodendron wilt. You can treat philoxeras attacks on philandera philodendra plants by using a fungicide such as Chlorothalonil or you could use this natural fungicide: 20 drops of tea tree oil mixed with one quart of water and sprayed onto the houseplant leaves, then allowed to dry in the air.

Neon Pothos vs Neon Philodendron

Philodendron vs PothosNeon philodendron, also called neon pothos, is a variety of philodendrons with dark green leaves that have yellow or cream variegation. Neon philodendrons grow in trailing vines and the leaves are heart shaped at the base while they become more arrow-shaped toward the tip.

Philodendron Lemon Lime vs Neon Pothos

Philodendron Lemon Lime have a citrus-like fragrance. They produce very bright green leaves with yellow or cream variegation that give the philodendron plant its name: philo means “love” in Greek and dendron means tree; Lemon Lime is also called Philodendra Banana due to its banana-like leaves.

Neon philodendron houseplants will grow best in bright, indirect sunlight and warm temperatures with high humidity levels for philodendrons to thrive and bloom well. Pothos vines need a cool environment but they can adapt to different types of conditions as long as there is lots of water and humidity.

Philodendron Brasil vs Pothos

Philodendron vs PothosPhilodendron Brasil is philodendron philodendrons with white variegation that are traditionally used in Brazilian-style flower arrangements.

If you want to try growing philodendra plants, they can thrive when their conditions resemble the tropical rainforest climate of South America where they’re native. Temperatures should be cool and philodendron plants like high humidity levels.

Philodendron vs Monstera

Philodendron and Monstera are both climbing vines, but philodendron plants have large leaves while monsteras’ leaves will become larger as the plant matures.

Monsteras grow well in bright light or low to moderate indirect sunlight with high humidity levels for philodendron houseplants that thrive indoors.

Tips for Keeping Plants Happy

Philodendrons are very easy to care for, and philodendra juice is an effective natural remedy. They grow well in the shade, so they can be placed on a south-facing window sill or near a north-facing window with no sun exposure. One of their few requirements is humidity, which philodendron plants love, so they should be kept in a room with high humidity.

  • Don’t overwater philodendron plants and expose them to cold drafts or air conditioning
  • Philodendra will do best when the soil is moist, but not soggy
  • Fertilize philodendra two times per year: once in the spring with a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer and once after six months of growth

Pothos plants have their own set of needs. Pothos are happiest when they get plenty of water, so make sure to keep watered at all times

  • Fertilize pothos about twice per month during the growing season
  • Pothos plants prefer bright light, and they will start to grow slowly or produce fewer leaves if not exposed to enough sunlight

If philodendron vs pothos are grown in the same plant pot together, philodendra should be planted at the top of the soil. This is because philodendra roots need to be in moist soils at all times. Pothos roots, on the other hand, prefer drier soil and will rot if planted too close to philodendra plants.

Philodendron propagation should take place in a warm, humid atmosphere. You can pot philodendron plants any time of the year to propagate philodendrons from cuttings or tissue culture. When planting philodendron seeds, be sure that your growing medium is moist and then cover it with plastic wrap until they germinate.

So, philodendron vs pothos? Pothos vines and philo plants both like warm, humid conditions. If you’ve got a lot of space to fill in your home or office, philodendrons are ideal because they can grow up to three feet long! They do best when the soil is moist.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between pothos and philodendrons?

Pothos philodendrons are both vines with heart-shaped leaves. But philodendron has serrated edges, while the pothos is smooth-edged. Pothos also has a more dramatic leaf shape and size variation than philodindron. Philodendron will get bigger in pots over time, but it won’t reach the dramatic size of philodendron. Pothos are a much faster grower, philodendrons will eventually outgrow pothos when they’re in pots.

Which is better pothos or Philodendron?

Pothos and philancednrdons can both be good plants to have around your home. They are both low-need plants, philodendron is less maintenance than pothos and philodendrons can grow in more types of environments that pothos cannot thrive in.

Is a golden pothos a type of Philodendron?

Some philodendrons grow into gorgeous vines and are considered to be climbers. They love climbing on trellises, fences or anything else in their way. On the other hand, a pothos is basically just like philodendron with one difference: they don’t climb as much. Golden Pothos is also known as Scindapsus aurea is one philodendron that will grow up to its pot size and not any larger.

Can you mix pothos and Philodendron together?

It is possible to mix philodendron and pothos together, but some philodendrons can be difficult to grow indoors unless they are given enough light in a window or artificial plant lights.

However, the philodendron variety of Philodendrons Catesbaei should not be planted next to any other philodendron variety to avoid cross-pollination.


Philodendron vs Pothos: Which One Do You Need?

It’s hard to know which plant is better because they both require the same care, but philodendrons are more expensive than philodendrons because of their rarity. If you want something versatile, consider philodendrons because they can be grown in pots or outside as vines, whereas pothos is limited to one. Knowing your cares is half the battle!

Want to start growing a philodendron? Start with the heart-leaf philodendron or opt for the Golden pothos, or both! 🙂

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Brown Spots on Basil: How to Prevent & Why

vIt’s brown, it’s fuzzy, and it smells like a million bucks. Yes, we’re talking about basil! Basil is a tasty herb that is used in many dishes including pesto and tomato sauce. But have you ever noticed brown spots on your basil? If so, don’t worry – brown spots on basil are totally harmless. This article will teach you how to care for your basil plants so brown spots won’t be an issue! So if you always wondered why are your basil leaves turning brown, keep on reading.

What Causes Brown Spots on Basil?

The brown spots or black spots on basil come from the sun. In fact, anything that is exposed to prolonged sunlight will degrade and brown over time. That’s why most food doesn’t need an expiration date because it has a self-expiration built-in of browning after too much exposure to heat and light!

Another reason for the brown spots on basil is caused by a fungus called Phytophthora. The browning is the result of water droplets, unlike brown patches that appear on leaves from UV radiation damage. This brown spot fungus thrives in warm wet conditions with high humidity levels such as those found within greenhouses or tropical climates.

Other reasons:

Browning on basil leaves can be caused by a number of things such as bacteria or fungi that affect it when exposed to too much water. If basil leaves are exposed to cold or hot water, this can also cause basil plants to wilt and brown.

If you want to prevent the basil from turning brown, make sure not to overwater your basil plant as well as allowing the top inch of soil in a pot (or container) for basil plants to dry out between watering sessions.

When basil leaves do turn brown, it is important to remove them from the basil plant so no other basil leaves will follow. Then you can try one of these remedies:

– Pour boiling water over your basil plants (to kill any bacteria or fungi) and let sit for 20 minutes. Remove basil after this time has elapsed.

– Place basil plants in direct sunlight to dry out.

– Use neem oil on basil leaves, which is an organic pesticide that will kill bacteria and fungus as well as any other pests without harming your basil plant or the environment!

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Basil Care Guide

Basil plants are finicky. Follow this guide to learn the best ways to care for your plant, so brown spots won’t be an issue!


Soil type is important, basil plants can tolerate sandy or loamy soil but will not grow in heavy clay.

Basil can be grown indoors in pots with soil-free potting mix such as vermiculite. It can also be grown in the garden, but basil must be harvested frequently (every few days) to prevent browning of basil leaves from lack of water due to dry soil or hot temperatures.


Basil prefers morning sunshine but not intense afternoon or evening light, so be sure that basil plants are in a place where they can get the amount of sunlight they need without being left out in the hot afternoons or evenings.


Basil doesn’t like to get too much water, so if you are overwatering your basil it will have a tendency to turn brown due to root rot. Be sure not to over-water basil when planting and make sure there is good drainage in the pot or container that you are growing basil in.


brown spots on basilWe all know basil loves the heat; it’s one of the reasons basil is so popular in summer dishes. But, too much temperature change can cause brown spots on basil leaves. Here are a few ways to prevent this:

– Place your basil plants near an open window that gets plenty of sunlight and make sure they get plenty of water.

– If basil plants are in pots, move the pot to a warmer spot outside on days it’s not raining or cloudy and bring back inside at night when temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (or if your basil is getting too much sun).

– When bringing basil indoors for winter, place basil near a sunny window and pot basil in a container with good drainage so that the basil doesn’t sit too long indoors.


A basil plant needs a lot of water and humidity to grow. Basil should be grown in a well-ventilated area, out of direct sunlight. Consider planting basil near the house or under an overhang to keep it away from damaging humidity. Basil also likes air flow so place basil next to other plants that are more tolerant of high humid conditions like thyme and cilantro.


To maintain basil’s health, fertilise it every two weeks with a water-soluble plant food. This will give basil the nutrients and minerals needed to grow leafy greens and taste delicious.


Basil is not toxic to humans in any way, but for animals like cats and dogs basil can be poisonous. Keep an eye on your pets when they eat basil because it may cause them digestive upset if eaten in large quantities.


To keep basil healthy, it needs to be pruned regularly. This encourages basil’s growth and keeps the plant from getting too bushy or leggy. Pruning should be done when basil is looking a little worn out—when there are brown spots on basil leaves or the plant looks like it needs some fresh air and light in order to grow.

Repotting basil

Basil should be re-potted every year or two. This will keep basil looking young and vibrant by giving it fresh soil to grow in. Basil plants can live for up to five years if they are properly cared for, but may need a new pot sooner depending on texture of the potting mix.

Plant Disease

Basil plants are susceptible to fusarium wilt, which can be identified by wilting basil leaves. This could be caused by a soil-borne disease or the basil being overwatered and stressed out. A new pot of fresh soil will help basil bounce back from this plant disease.

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Tips for Keeping Basil Plant Happy

You’re excited to use your fresh basil from the farmer’s market, but brown spots have turned up on the leaves. Here are some steps that will help you grow healthy basil:

Check your potting soil to make sure it is well-drained. This means there should be at least six inches of space between the surface of the soil and the top of the pot (or container). If not, add more drainage material like pebbles or perlite to ensure that excess moisture doesn’t pool in your pot and cause brown patches on your plant.

Watering frequency is also important. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings, and check it with your finger! If you can’t feel any moisture in this area, then it’s time for a drink. Be sure to water the soil and not the leaves of your plant.

These brown spots are harmless, but they’re unsightly when used in a dish! Brown patches can be prevented by following steps one and two above, or you could try adding an inch of mulch around the perimeter of your pot for extra protection from browning due to too much water.

Basil Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Can I eat basil with brown spots?

Yes, basil with brown spots can be eaten. It tastes the same as basil without brown spots and is still safe for consumption.

How do you get rid of brown spots on basil?

Remove the affected leaves and discard them. Gently scrub any remaining brown on your plant away and let the brown spot brown.

What do brown spots on basil leaves mean?

The browning can come about as a result of overwatering, under fertilization, or an infestation by aphids.

How do you treat bacterial leaf spots on basil?

When basil becomes infected by a bacterial leaf spot, it can cause brown spots to form on the leaves or stems. The bacteria that causes this is Xanthomonas axonopodis pv basil and sometimes Pseudomonas cichorii. This disease spreads quickly from plant to plant as water droplets carry the bacterial cells from plant to basil.

However, there are many ways of controlling this disease and preventing it from spreading further in plants:

  • Use a copper soap or dishwashing detergent instead of bleach for cleaning basil leaves
  • When removing brown spots on basil with tweezers, disinfect the area afterwards by dipping the utensils in rubbing alcohol
  • Apply a copper spray to basil plants to prevent further bacterial growth
  • Ensure that there is good air circulation in the basil area
  • Water basil with warm water, not cold or hot water. Cold and hot temperatures can slow down respiration (indoor) which causes leaves and stems on basil plants to brown due to lack of oxygen
  • Ensure there is plenty of sunlight for basil
  • Give basil extra nitrogen by adding compost and commercial fertilizer. This will provide the basil plants with more energy needed for photosynthesis

How can you tell if basil has gone bad?

Basil has gone bad if it becomes brown or black in colour and wilts. It is also possible that the basil will have some slimy patches on its leaves which means they are decomposing.

If you’re looking to eat basil, make sure to cut off any browned parts of the plant before consuming it.

Brown spots on basil leaves safe to eat?

Yes, basil with brown spots are still safe to eat. The basil plant is not poisonous and will simply taste the same as basil without brown spots.


The basil is a popular herb, typically used in dishes with Italian and Asian flavors. Basil can be grown indoors or outdoors in pots, gardens, and small spaces. However, the basil plant is fragile and easy to damage, but it can be saved if you know what the problem is. By following these simple steps for basil care, your basil will start growing again in no time! Planning to purchase basil seeds? Get them here. We hope we’ve helped you with what the tiny black spots on basil leaves are.

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Plant of the Month: Liriope Spicata Plant

The liriope spicata plant is an interesting and unusual looking houseplant. It is a low-growing evergreen with lanceolate leaves that are usually blue-gray to green in color. Liriope spicata plants have been popular because they are relatively easy to care for and grow indoors, but many people don’t know how to keep them happy! The following article will give you some tips on keeping your liriope spicata plant successful.

What is a Liriope Spicata Plant

Liriope spicata is a fast growing perennial lily-like plant. The liriope spicata will grow up to 24” tall and can spread out to 12 feet wide with strong runners that are deep green, light blue or gray. They typically have long leaves which overlap for protection from heat and drought as well as cold weather. The liriope spicata is very versatile and can grow in wet, dry or shady areas of the garden. They can be found on either side of the Atlantic Ocean, but there are three different species available for cultivation.

Origins of Liriope Spicata Plant

Liriope spicata is a perennial, lily-like plant that belongs to the lily family. Native to China and Japan, its common name in Japanese means “hairy leaf,” which accurately describes its leaves. Other names include creeping liriope and creeping lilyturf. Known as liriope (pronounced lee-ree-OHP) in North America, this plant has gained a reputation for being low-maintenance, tough and drought-tolerant. It often is confused with the liriope silver dragon.

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Liriope Spicata Plant Care Guide

Liriope spicata is a hardy ground cover that can take some shade. This plant is used to fill in areas of the garden and liven up large spaces. Liriope Spicata plants are relatively easy to care for, making them an ideal choice for beginners looking for low-key landscaping projects. Follow these Liriope spicata care guides below!


Liriope spicata thrives in moist, well-drained soil. Soil should be amended with compost and organic matter to help retain moisture over time for liriope spicata.

In areas where liriope spicata is grown outdoors, we recommend adding a layer of mulch on top of the soil every year in early spring for liriope spicata. This will give your liriope spicata added protection from insects and frost damage during cold winter months.


Liriope spicata plants prefer light shade, so liriope spicata should not be planted in full sun. In summer liriope is best situated in part-sun to avoid scorching the leaves. If you want your liriopes to stay compact and bushy, they need at least four hours of midday or afternoon sun.


Water liriope spicata plants once a week or less. This can be done by pouring water from the top of the liriope spicata plant and allowing it to run down into the soil, or watering liriope with a hose. The best time for this is in the morning so that liriope spicata can dry out during the day and liriope is less likely to get wet from rain.

Water liriope spicata plants in a way that allows water to be absorbed by both liriope root ball (the soil on top of which liriope sits) and the roots themselves, such as soaking liriope spicata plants in a bucket of water or using drip irrigation.

Never allow liriope to sit in water for too long, because this will cause the soil around liriope roots to become saturated and thereby reducing its ability to absorb air. This can also make liriope more susceptible to root rot and other diseases.


Liriope spicata plants require a temperature range of 60 to 90 degrees. They can tolerate temperatures below 50, but they grow more slowly at those levels and will eventually die if the temperature does not return above 40 degrees. However, liriope don’t do well in cold weather because of the lack of sunlight and water they need. When liriope are exposed to freezing conditions for too long, their leaves will turn brown and fall off, and the liriope will eventually die.


A liriope spicata plant thrives in moist climates. It is best to keep the humidity around 55% or higher with regular misting and humidifiers. Be sure to not soak the liriopes leaves, as it would cause them to rot or fall off from too much moisture on their leaves.


Liriope spicata plant can be fertilized monthly in the spring, summer, and fall with a balanced fertilizer that is high in nitrogen–use about half of what liriope would normally require for normal growth during this period. Fertilize once every six months to a year if the plant is not actively growing.


The liriope spicata plant is not toxic to humans. There are some plants that are poisonous and can be fatal if ingested, so it is important to keep liriopes away from pets or children who may try to eat the leaves.They will still cause discomfort for your pet if they do ingest them though!


liriope needs to be trimmed periodically throughout the year if liriope has outgrown its space or is overgrown and matting together, but these should never be removed more than one third of total length per cut.

Pruning liriope spicata plants will also help liriope maintain a healthy shape and appearance. Pruning liriope too much, however, will reduce its ability to photosynthesize–produce food for itself via the process of converting light into chemical energy in organic materials such as glucose. The liriope spicata plant should be trimmed so that liriope is about 12 inches tall.

Propagation and Growth

Liriope spicata are not a plant that you can easily propagate. The liriope spicata has rhizomes, which is the underground stem of the liriope species and it cannot be divided up or propagated through cuttings because they will not have roots. It’s best to take a cutting from existing liriope spicata plants and use that cutting to re-mulch your liriope spicata.


Liriope plants are often used as a ground cover. Liriopes do not like to have their roots disturbed, so it is important that they be repotted only when the liriope looks wilted or needs more space. It’s best for liriepis to grow in moist soil and under the shade of larger plants. The liriope should be repotted in the spring and before the new growth starts to grow, which is usually around late March or early April. In order for liriepis to do well, it needs good drainage soil with a pH level between six and seven.

Plant Disease

liriope spicata is susceptible to few pests or diseases, but liriope can be attacked by leaf miners–small larvae that eat liriope leaves from the inside out. This causes black dots on liriope leaves as well as eventually killing off liriope entirely. The liriope spicata plant can also be attacked by aphids, which cause liriope to secrete a sticky substance and reduces liriope growth as well as weakening its roots system. Control these pests with insecticides designed for lawns or other pesticides such as neem oil, pyrethrum, or horticultural oil.

Liriope Spicata Plant Variegated

Liriope spicata plant var. ‘Variegata’, are considered to be one of the best choices for a groundcover because they will tolerate even drought and poor soil conditions. Variegated liriopes have been popular as groundcovers in Southern garden designs since 1940s but now can be found all over North America. Variegated liriopes are also called lilyturf and lance-leaved lysimachia.

Liriope spicata plant variegated variety is often referred to as “Easter lilies” because of their similarity in appearance to the Easter lily flower, Lilium longiflorum. The lilyturf plant has lanceolate-shaped leaves that are green and white with an irregular pattern of variegation on the edge of each leaf, giving a lacy appearance.

Variegated liriopes grow well in shade to partial sun areas where they will spread but not overtake other vegetation as it grows taller. Variegated liriopes are deer-resistant, drought tolerant, and low maintenance plants that can be used to establish a safe barrier from predators.

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Common Issues with Liriope Spicata Plant

Liriope spicata can be susceptible to insect problems such as white flies and mites which are attracted by the liriope plant’s sweetness. These insects suck juices from the liriope leaves causing discoloration or even death of liriope plants. If liriopes are attacked by these insects they will turn brown and die, but fortunately liriopes have a strong enough self-defense system to stop this from happening too often. There is also the risk of liriopes being bothered by some fungal diseases which can cause wilting leaves or yellowing liriope plant leaves.

Tips for Keeping Liriope Spicata Plant Happy

  • Provide plenty of water and lots of bright light
  • Feed your liriope every two weeks with a balanced fertilizer
  • Protect plants from getting too cold or hot for extended periods of time by keeping them in the appropriate room or placing them in a sheltered location
  • Cut liriope back to within an inch of ground level every year in spring
  • It’s important not to let liriope dry out completely. Plants that have been chewed on by deer, rabbits or other pests should be treated at once with insecticidal soap and rabbit repellent

Liriope Spicata Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Liriope spicata invasive?

No liriope is not invasive. Liriope spicata plant, also called creeping lilyturf or tiger grass, produces a lush carpet of green that will soften other landscape plants and make your yard pop with color all year round.

Does Liriope spicata spread?

Some creeping liriope spicata plants have the ability to spread, in other words they can grow new shoots from below ground. Liriope spicata does not form an aggressive root system and spreads by producing above-ground runners which are called stolons. New liriopes will be a genetic variation of the original liritope if liriope spicata is propagated by runners.

Does liriope die back in winter?

It does not die back during the winter but dies back in late spring or early summer, depending on its location, before it starts growing again.

Should liriope be cut back?

Yes, liriope spicata should be cut back. The liriope will grow and become too large if it is not trimmed regularly which can harm the plant or make it more prone to disease. It’s best to trim liriope after flowering in the late fall (before early winter) when new growth from the liriope spicata plant is just starting to emerge.

Is liriope berries poisonous to dogs?

Liriope berries are not poisonous to dogs.


In conclusion, liriope spicata plants are a great addition to any garden. They require little care and have some benefits such as improving air quality in your home or providing an area of shade for you to sit under on hot days. Liriope Spicata Plants will make the perfect gift this holiday season! Get yours here. 

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