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Best mini greenhouses for houseplants

Most people buy a small greenhouse for protecting their outdoor plants from the elements, or for starting off seedlings or fruit/vegetables such as tomato plants etc.  But a small greenhouse can also be great for boosting your houseplants; moving your sun-loving houseplants outdoors during the summer months can really enhance their growth, especially if your […]

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Best way to grow an avocado tree from seed

Growing your own avocado tree can be a lot of fun.  It takes a bit of patience (it can take around 3 or 4 months before they even start to sprout roots), but you should be rewarded with a lovely leafy indoor plant. It can take years for an avocado plant to branch out into […]

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Best Bonsai Tree for Beginners

Indoor Bonsai for Beginners Bonsai is an ancient tradition of growing miniature trees. People often think that growing a Bonsai tree is a specialist art and that it takes lots of time and expert knowledge. While this can be true for some cultivations, there are many that are easy-going and quite simple to care for. […]

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Best houseplant books

Whether you have just a few houseplants or you’re like me and have a serious houseplant addiction, its good to have at least one or two plant books for easy reference. These books can help you become a successful plant parent by showing you how to keep your houseplants alive. I’m not sure about you, […]

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Best indoor plant lights

What are the best lights for houseplants?  What are the best growlights for houseplants?  What are the best bulbs for houseplants? Houseplants do best when they are situated in a spot that reflects their natural environment; some plants need full sun all day in order to thrive, others need only a few hours of shaded […]

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Best houseplants for an unheated conservatory or porch

Which plants would be suitable for an unheated conservatory or porch?  If you have a conservatory or porch that is heated only by the sun (i.e. no radiators or heating system), you will have to choose your plants carefully as it will get very cold in there in the winter months.   There are some plants […]

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Best houseplants for a heated conservatory or porch

Which plants are best for heated conservatories/porches…  Conservatories are an obvious place for growing houseplants, big leafy plants or smaller succulent / cactus type plants look equally fab. Lots of natural light equals lots of photosynthesis (growth!).  However, it is important to consider the temperature fluctuations in a conservatory.   It can get very hot in a […]

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Best houseplants for beginners

Which houseplants are best plants for beginners?  Which houseplants are easiest for beginners?  When you walk into a garden centre to buy your first houseplant, the amount of choice can be overwhelming, where do you start? Many people buy a plant because it looks nice and they think it will look great in their home. […]

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Best houseplant for windowsills

Best plants for indoor windowsills:  The direction in which your window faces will determine how much sunlight it receives. If you’re not sure, use a compass (there should be one on your smart phone).  South facing windows receive the most light, second is west-facing, then east, and finally north which receives the least.  If there are […]

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Best houseplants for low light rooms

Which plants are best for low light or shaded rooms:  All plants need at least some light, so if your chosen spot for them has no light, you should consider plant lights (or you could buy fake plants), but there are some houseplants that will thrive in low light.   If plants don’t get enough light, […]

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