Moon Valley Pilea: 101 Plant Care Guide

Moon Valley Pilea is an eye-catching little houseplant, also known as Moon Valley Friendship Plant or Artillery Plant (Pilea mollis ‘Moon Valley’). It’s a member of the Nettle family, but don’t worry, it doesn’t sting like its cousins and is non-toxic and pet-friendly. Pilea mollis ‘Moon Valley’ is often sold as Pilea involucrata ‘Moon Valley,’ … Read more

Purple Passion Vine: 101 Plant Care Guide

I did a double-take the first time I saw a Purple Passion Vine. On closer inspection, I noticed that the dark green leaves were covered in tiny purple hairs that shimmered in the sun. This fascinating native of the Indonesian island of Java grows upright in its native habitat. The cultivar ‘Purple Passion,’ though, is … Read more

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Mastering the Art of Baby Rubber Plant Care: 101 Beginner’s Guide

The popular Baby Rubber Plant (Peperomia obtusifolia) and its beautiful variegated cultivars are my favorite houseplants. I received my first Peperomia when I was ten and have loved them ever since. They’re perfect houseplants – attractive, easy to care for, adaptable to most household environments, and pet-friendly. Peperomias are native to Florida, Mexico, and islands … Read more

A Carnivorous Conundrum: What to Feed Nepenthes Plants

Today’s botanical spotlight shines on the enigmatic Nepenthes, those alluring carnivorous plants that have adapted to thrive in nutrient-poor soils by evolving an insatiable appetite for insects. But what happens when these exotic beauties are transplanted from their natural, insect-rich habitats to the more sterile environment of our homes? Don’t worry, I’m here to guide … Read more

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4 Reasons for Repotting Money Tree & Best Method How

Money Trees (Pachira aquatica) are exotic, curious-looking tropical houseplants with 5-parted leaves growing at the top of braided trunks. They are revered in feng shui as lucky plants that bring prosperity and good luck to those who keep them in their homes or offices. You need to provide several things for your Money Tree so it will … Read more

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Diving Into the Roots of the Legendary Money Tree Bonsai

The Money Tree, often recognized by its intricate braided design, is more than just an ornamental plant. This exotic bonsai, also known as the Guiana Chestnut or Malabar Chestnut (Pachira aquatica), is deeply rooted in tales of prosperity, luck, and ancient traditions. But what’s the story behind this fascinating tree? How did it journey from … Read more

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5 Signs You’re Using the Wrong Money Tree Soil & The Best

Imagine nurturing a plant that not only elevates your home’s aesthetics but also brings prosperity and good fortune! Meet the Money Tree, or Pachira Aquatica, a coveted houseplant that promises both beauty and luck. But, its charm and benefits come with a catch – the right soil. Embark on this enlightening journey to uncover the … Read more

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Mastering Money Tree Care: From Watering to Fortunes

The money tree plant, an iconic indoor houseplant, requires specific care to thrive. This article delves deep into the world of money tree care, offering insights on everything from watering to fertilizing. If you’re looking to care for a money tree or simply curious about this fascinating plant, read on! What Is a Money Tree … Read more