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Peperomia Pepperspot – Top Care Tips

Peperomia Pepperspot is a species of Peperomia from the pepper family, Piperaceae. I’ve seen them being grown since my childhood. My first memory of it is in my grandmother’s porch pouring out of a hanging basket in a bushy mass. I was attracted to the tiny coin-sized emerald-colored bulbous looking leaves strung along bronze-tinted stems.  …

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Tradescantia Nanouk Care in a Nutshell

All Tradescantias are easy to grow, colorful, and very beautiful and are beloved as houseplants the world over. But, Tradescantia “Nanouk” is special: pink, purple, green, and white stripes create a stunning pattern on its leaves, looking like each leaf has been brushed by a talented painter. Tradescantia stems are thick and chunky, providing sturdy …

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#1 Sansevieria Whale Fin Care Hacks

(image credits, IG:leaveslove_) Sansevieria Whale Fin is the common name for Sansevieria masoniana belonging to the Agavaceae family. This species is native to the Congo region in central Africa, an equatorial zone that barely sees any seasonal changes in weather conditions.  As the name suggests, the plant is shaped curiously like a whale fin, stiff, …

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Lady Finger Plant (Okra) Care for a Rich Harvest

Lady Finger Plant (Okra) goes by the botanical name Abelmoschus esculentus and belongs to the mallow family. Many home gardeners with vegetable patches like to grow Lady Finger Plant (Okra). It is a vegetable that communities across the world eat with relish. The baby leaves of the plant are edible too, whereas the roasted seeds …

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Haworthia Cooperi – A Complete Care Guide

Haworthia Cooperi is a somewhat rare variety of succulent that any collector desires to own. This species is quite unlike the typical Haworthia varieties that mostly look like mini aloes with rough-edged leaves. Instead, Haworthia Cooperi has a rosette formation with surreal bulbous leaves.  The plant looks like it’s made of translucent bluish-green tinted marbles. …

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