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Baby’s Tears (Soleirolia soleirolii) Plant Care 101

Baby’s Tears, aka Soleirolia soleirolii has been a favorite among houseplant enthusiasts for a while now.  The plant makes for excellent groundcover (in terrariums) and when kept as a regular houseplant, it is very low-maintenance and relatively easy to keep happy.  Also, when used for decoration purposes, these low-growing moss-like plants are very versatile and …

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Good Nutrients in Soil – Essential NPK Fertilization 101

NPK Values The tree letters NPK stand for the three most essential nutrients in soil that are needed by plants. N stands for Nitrogen, P stand for Phosphorus and K stands for Potassium. In addition, there are other macronutrients in soil such as calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and sulfur (S). The proper fertilization is essential …

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Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii) Plant Care 101

As a desert succulent originating from the island of Madagascar, the Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii) is a member of the Spurge family, or Euphorbiaceae. Plants in this family, like the Crown of Thorns, are grouped together for their fleshy green leaves, and small flowers that grow in clusters. Being highly adaptable, these plants are …

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Selaginella Martensii (Martens’s spike moss) Plant Care 101

Today, we will tackle another plant from the genus Selaginella, which contains about 700-800 different species.  However, only a few of these species were chosen to make good houseplants.  Today’s plant, Selaginella martensii, is one the chosen few. Just as Selaginella apoda that we treated a while back.  Selaginella martensii also goes by the name …

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