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Aquarium plants

  • Micro water gardens
  • Perhaps you are thinking of an indoor farm now that food is so high?
  • Aquarium Plants

  • Carnivorous plants

  • Nepenthenes
  • Venus Flytraps ( Droseraceae Dionaea muscipula )
  • Cephalotus Follicularis
  • Water storing crystals and carnivorous plants
  • Micro terrariums with carnivorous plants
  • New Species of Carnivorous Plant found
  • Venus flytrap chemical triggers discovered
  • Underwater carnivorous plant discovered
  • Help to save the Venus Flytraps
  • Big Thicket National Preserve Carnivorous Plant Photos
  • Easy steps to convert an aquarium to a terrarium
  • Sundew ( Drosera )
  • Carnivorous Pitcher Plants ( Sarracenia )
  • So what exactly is that stuff in the pitcher of your pitcher plant?
  • Slime used to trap insects
  • Carnivorous plant eats mouse
  • Nepenthenes ‘Miranda’
  • Carnivorous plants

  • Decorating with house plants

  • Florescence Houston 2015
  • Micro terrariums with carnivorous plants
  • Water designs that are out of the water
  • Micro water gardens
  • More flower arranging tips and ideas
  • 10th BiAnnual Florescence Houston
  • Kokedama hanging plants
  • Lesson’s in flower arrangements
  • Flower arranging
  • Florescence Elements
  • Grow your orchids in glass containers
  • Plants for people who over water their houseplants
  • Landscape the inside of your home too
  • Cactus as an office plant?
  • Here’s a cool terrarium to give you some ideas
  • For a more natural look use twigs to stake your plants instead of bamboo
  • Interesting news story on using plants in decorating
  • Viagra keeps cut flowers from drooping
  • A new way to display your flowers
  • Desert plants moving to Midwestern homes
  • Here’s a quick way to liven up your houseplant displays
  • Plants for bright west facing windows
  • Plants for east and bright north facing windows
  • House plants for bright south facing windows
  • Plants for fountains
  • Succulents are gaining popularity in American Gardens
  • Ikebana flower arranging calms a busy world
  • How to choose and care for cut flowers
  • Are you running out of room for your house plants?
  • Recommended Leafy House Plants
  • Recommended top plants for Northwest homes
  • Indoor plants as retro fashion
  • Micro indoor water garden experiments
  • Match pots for a stronger effect
  • Group flowering plants into one shallow pot
  • Unusual mountings for plants and cut flowers
  • Inspiration
  • More dish garden ideas, wire frame holders
  • Dish gardens in stainless steel bowls
  • What size plants for which room?
  • Which plants for which decorating schemes?
  • Solving decorating problems with plants
  • Choosing plants for decoration
  • Decorating with house plants

  • Flower arranging

  • Florescence Houston is April 25-26 2017
  • Florescence Houston 2015
  • Water designs that are out of the water
  • More flower arranging tips and ideas
  • 10th BiAnnual Florescence Houston
  • Lesson’s in flower arrangements
  • Flower arranging
  • Florescence Elements
  • Ten Tips for Tiny flower arranging
  • For a more natural look use twigs to stake your plants instead of bamboo
  • Viagra keeps cut flowers from drooping
  • A new way to display your flowers
  • Here’s a quick way to liven up your houseplant displays
  • Ikebana flower arranging calms a busy world
  • How to choose and care for cut flowers
  • Unusual mountings for plants and cut flowers
  • Inspiration

  • Food plants

  • Perhaps you are thinking of an indoor farm now that food is so high?
  • Start a Chia pet kitchen salad garden
  • Turn your balcony into a space station garden
  • 7 Tips to grow herbs from seed indoors
  • The secret of the scent of basil
  • Growing herbs indoors

  • Things you should know

  • Water storing crystals and carnivorous plants
  • Experiments with water storing crystals
  • Fertilizer Calculator for iOS7
  • Top watering or bottom watering?
  • House plants most likely to be involved in a poisoning
  • The evolution of plants
  • Classifying plants to better understand them
  • Go on a hunt for wild orchids
  • Trip to Hawaii
  • Compost it’s not just for farmers
  • Did you know you can use coffee as soil
  • What you should know about choosing a potting soil
  • Use sphagnum moss to make your plants easier to care for
  • 7 Tips to grow herbs from seed indoors
  • January is the cruelest month
  • Add salt to your houseplant and it will eat better
  • Toxic house plants
  • The second biggest killer of houseplants is a lack of humidity
  • The biggest killer of house plants is a lack of light
  • How not to kill your poinsettia
  • The secret of having living plants at your vacation home
  • Growing herbs indoors
  • Deadheading for prettier plants
  • Plants for bright west facing windows
  • Plants for east and bright north facing windows
  • House plants for bright south facing windows
  • Plants for people who hate plants
  • Coffee as a fertilizer
  • Rain water for house plants
  • Plants for dish gardens
  • Can you turn that really cool outdoor plant into a house plant?
  • How to pack the house plants when you move
  • When do you need to repot your plant?
  • Send your house plants on vacation
  • The new fluorescent lights and houseplants
  • House plant care pdfs
  • Tap water and house plants
  • Fertilizer
  • In the news "What colors will plants be on other planets?"
  • Pruning house plants
  • General Orchid care
  • 5 Exotic House plants to dazzle your friends
  • 10 House plants for not so green thumbed people
  • Help for orchids
  • The 2 Easiest indoor flowering houseplants
  • Repotting house plants
  • Common house plant pests
  • How much sun is too little?
  • Which pot for which plants?
  • How much sun is too much?
  • Toxic Common House Plants
  • How much water is too little?
  • How much water is too much?
  • Orchid names
  • Ikenobo
  • Keeping plants watered while you are busy/away
  • Indestructable house plants
  • Clean the air with houseplants

  • Healthy air

  • Is the air in your home killing your houseplants?
  • Are your house plants making you sneeze?
  • The Power of Indoor Plants

  • In the news

  • Plants release scents to warn other plants of insect attacks
  • Fungus and bees help orchids diversify
  • Orchid lives its life underground
  • Why do plants with too little light get leggy?
  • New Species of Carnivorous Plant found
  • Venus flytrap chemical triggers discovered
  • Plant fakes fermentation to lure flies
  • Need a lift? Try some Sceletium
  • Duplicate names reduces known flowering plants by half
  • You and the Bird of Paradise have some colors in common
  • Ferns being modified to clean up arsenic in soils
  • Smaller plants better at defending against infections
  • Underwater carnivorous plant discovered
  • Rising fertilizer prices and spiked organic fertilizer
  • Help to save the Venus Flytraps
  • Plant inbreeding more common in cities than countryside
  • Stressed plants make own asprin
  • Marijuana ingredients fight superbugs
  • Perhaps you are thinking of an indoor farm now that food is so high?
  • Americans love houseplants and container gardening
  • Start a Chia pet kitchen salad garden
  • Is the air in your home killing your houseplants?
  • Turn your balcony into a space station garden
  • How do plant roots find their way in the dark?
  • So what exactly is that stuff in the pitcher of your pitcher plant?
  • First plant genome decoded
  • Landscape the inside of your home too
  • Ice your orchid?
  • Scientists see many shades of green to diagnose plant problems early
  • Here’s a cool terrarium to give you some ideas
  • Pretty flowers evolved as insect landing strips
  • Grow catnip indoors to keep the cockroaches away
  • Here’s an interesting news story about setting up houseplants for beginnners
  • Interesting news story on using plants in decorating
  • Viagra keeps cut flowers from drooping
  • Plant selections are expanding at the local stores
  • Mosquitoes receive vaccinations with fake flowers
  • Give the gift that keeps on blooming
  • Slime used to trap insects
  • Houseplants miss home too!
  • Are your house plants making you sneeze?
  • Italian lab studies plant intelligence
  • Larger plants live longer lives
  • Invasive plants murder neighbors by poison
  • Cycad sex lives heat up
  • The secret of the scent of basil
  • Admit it, you knew those plants were talking about you behind your back
  • Did you know? Plants need vitamin C too!
  • A rose by any other name
  • Desert plants moving to Midwestern homes
  • Warning: House plant makes break through green house roof
  • What happened to the royal wedding bouquet?
  • See how easily you can oxygenate your plants
  • Warning: Your plant might be at risk for a pornography addiction
  • Some things you didn’t know about Bonsai
  • If you don’t bring cuttings of those plants in now, you’ll hate yourself this winter
  • Some things you didn’t know about Bromeliads
  • What do dinosaurs and orchids have in common?
  • House plants who impersonate rocks
  • Orchids are from Venus, pollinators are from Mars
  • The secret of having living plants at your vacation home
  • Inovative African Violets from Space
  • Cactus really do have leaves!
  • Putting all your eggs in one basket
  • Sedums forgotten plants indoors and out
  • Why do flowers smell?
  • Deadheading for prettier plants
  • Blooms evoke memories
  • Resurrection Plant
  • Interesing facts about succulents
  • Smelly new orchid
  • Who finds the plants the stores sell?
  • Today is take your house plant for a walk day
  • Rare Ghost Orchid Found
  • Rain water for house plants
  • Succulents are gaining popularity in American Gardens
  • Go organic on house plant pest removal
  • Ikebana flower arranging calms a busy world
  • New Orchid Species
  • Are you running out of room for your house plants?
  • Titan Arum blooms at UNC
  • Fickle plant trends from Indonesia
  • Recommended Leafy House Plants
  • Carnivorous plant eats mouse
  • Plants crowd out unrelated neighbors
  • Recommended top plants for Northwest homes
  • Indoor plants as retro fashion
  • The Mathematical Lives of Plants
  • Give your bulbs a shot
  • The Power of Indoor Plants
  • Man built "Ferris Wheel" like contraptions to cultivate plants

  • Orchids

  • Zygopetalum
  • Chysis bractescens
  • Dendrobium spectabile
  • Psychopsis ( Oncidium Mendenhall)
  • Newly unflasked Paph Fairrienum
  • Ghost Orchid Flasks (Dendrophylax lindenii)
  • Newly unflasked Dendrobiums
  • Phalaenopsis
  • Dendrobium
  • Kokedama hanging plants
  • Fungus and bees help orchids diversify
  • Orchid lives its life underground
  • Wilsonara Orchids ( aka Wils )
  • Grammatophyllum Leopard Spot Orchid
  • Pleurothallis tripterantha orchid
  • Maxillaria tenuifolia orchid
  • Odontoglossum orchids
  • Grow your orchids in glass containers
  • Masdevallia Orchids
  • The evolution of plants
  • Ice your orchid?
  • General Orchid care
  • Help for orchids
  • Orchid names
  • Oncidium
  • Miltassia
  • Lady Slipper Orchids ( Paphiopedilum )
  • Epidendrum Orchids
  • Colmanara Orchids
  • Brassia Orchid
  • Angreacum Orchid
  • Burrageara Orchid
  • Cattleya and crosses
  • Cymbidium

  • Problems

  • Ghost Orchid Flasks (Dendrophylax lindenii)
  • Newly unflasked Dendrobiums
  • Plant Doctor for iOS7
  • Blue is for leaves, red is for flowers
  • Scale attack
  • What to do when your peace lily refuses to bloom for you
  • Freeloaders
  • What to do with a pot bound plant?
  • How to save your plant from soft rot
  • Cats and houseplants what to do?
  • African violets and soil mealy bugs
  • Are your plants getting all their nutrients?
  • Oh no I forgot to water my plants!
  • Oh no I drowned my plant!
  • The second biggest killer of houseplants is a lack of humidity
  • The biggest killer of house plants is a lack of light
  • How not to kill your poinsettia
  • A little know way to save a Jade from rot
  • Things that eat African Violets
  • Diseases of African Violets
  • Go organic on house plant pest removal
  • Help for orchids
  • Common house plant pests
  • How much sun is too little?
  • How much sun is too much?
  • How much water is too little?
  • How much water is too much?
  • Chestnut Vine ( Tetrastigma )

  • Succulents

  • Orchid Cactus ( Epiphyllum oxypetallum ) aka Night blooming cactus
  • Zig zag aka Ric Rak aka Fishbone Cactus ( Cryptocereus anthonyanus )
  • Cactus and succulent house plant growing
  • Top watering or bottom watering?
  • Cactus as an office plant?
  • Toxic house plants
  • Christmas and Easter Cactus plants
  • A little know way to save a Jade from rot
  • Echeveria
  • Sedum
  • Desert plants moving to Midwestern homes
  • Flowering Prickly Pear aka Irish Mittens ( Opuntia monaccantha )
  • Cactus really do have leaves!
  • Putting all your eggs in one basket
  • Blooms evoke memories
  • Interesing facts about succulents
  • Mother of Millions ( Kalanchoe )
  • Pony tail palm aka Elephant foot aka bottle palm ( Beaucarnea recurvata )
  • Plants for dish gardens
  • Old Man’s Beard ( Rhipsalis Capilliformis )
  • Jade Plants ( Crassula ovata )
  • Cactus and succulents
  • Aloe Vera

  • Terrariums and dish gardens

  • Newly unflasked Paph Fairrienum
  • Ghost Orchid Flasks (Dendrophylax lindenii)
  • Venus Flytraps ( Droseraceae Dionaea muscipula )
  • Newly unflasked Dendrobiums
  • Cephalotus Follicularis
  • Micro terrariums with carnivorous plants
  • Micro water gardens
  • Kokedama hanging plants
  • Florescence Elements
  • Grow your orchids in glass containers
  • Easy steps to convert an aquarium to a terrarium
  • Sundew ( Drosera )
  • Carnivorous Pitcher Plants ( Sarracenia )
  • Plants for dish gardens
  • Micro indoor water garden experiments
  • More dish garden ideas, wire frame holders
  • Dish gardens in stainless steel bowls

  • The secret lives of plants

  • Blue is for leaves, red is for flowers
  • Plants release scents to warn other plants of insect attacks
  • Why do plants with too little light get leggy?
  • The evolution of plants
  • Carnivorous Pitcher Plants ( Sarracenia )
  • How do plant roots find their way in the dark?
  • So what exactly is that stuff in the pitcher of your pitcher plant?
  • First plant genome decoded
  • Pretty flowers evolved as insect landing strips
  • Slime used to trap insects
  • Houseplants miss home too!
  • Italian lab studies plant intelligence
  • Invasive plants murder neighbors by poison
  • Cycad sex lives heat up
  • The secret of the scent of basil
  • Some things you didn’t know about Bromeliads
  • What do dinosaurs and orchids have in common?
  • Orchids are from Venus, pollinators are from Mars
  • Cactus really do have leaves!
  • Putting all your eggs in one basket
  • Why do flowers smell?
  • Interesing facts about succulents
  • Carnivorous plant eats mouse
  • Plants crowd out unrelated neighbors
  • The Mathematical Lives of Plants

  • Travels

  • Big Thicket National Preserve Carnivorous Plant Photos
  • Trip to Hawaii

  • Plants

  • Psychopsis ( Oncidium Mendenhall)
  • Venus Flytraps ( Droseraceae Dionaea muscipula )
  • Orchid Cactus ( Epiphyllum oxypetallum ) aka Night blooming cactus
  • Zig zag aka Ric Rak aka Fishbone Cactus ( Cryptocereus anthonyanus )
  • Micro terrariums with carnivorous plants
  • Vriesea Splendide bromeliad
  • Billbergia Hallelujah bromeliad
  • Aechmea ‘Del Mar’ bromeliad
  • Phalaenopsis
  • Dendrobium
  • African mask aka Elephant ears ( Alocasia amazonica Alocasia Polly )
  • String of Pearls ( Asteraceae Senecio rowleyanus)
  • Japanese Lantern aka Flowering Maple ( Abutilon sp )
  • Wilsonara Orchids ( aka Wils )
  • Grammatophyllum Leopard Spot Orchid
  • Pleurothallis tripterantha orchid
  • Odontoglossum orchids
  • Stapelia
  • Masdevallia Orchids
  • Rabbit’s Foot Fern ( Davallia fejeensis )
  • Bat Lily ( Tacca Chantrieri )
  • Umbrella Plant ( Cyperus involucratus )
  • Pencil tree ( Euphorbia tirucalli )
  • Elkhorn Fern ( Polypodium Grandiceps )
  • Bird’s nest fern ( Asplenium nidus )
  • Philodendron Xanadu Cutleaf
  • Ornamental Pepper ( Solanaceae Capsicum annuum )
  • Peacock ginger ( Kaempferia pulchra )
  • Sundew ( Drosera )
  • Carnivorous Pitcher Plants ( Sarracenia )
  • Plectrantus ‘Mona Lavender’
  • Holly fern ( Cyrtomium falcatum )
  • String of bananas ( asteraceae senecio radicans )
  • Elephant ears aka African mask ( Alocasia Frydek )
  • Violet squill ( Ledebouria socialis )
  • Doritaenopsis orchids
  • Sago Palm ( Cycas revoluta )
  • Hibiscus
  • Ficus
  • Vanda Orchids
  • Cyclamen
  • Christmas and Easter Cactus plants
  • Crassula Gollium
  • Amaryllis
  • Mondo grass ( Ophiopogon japonica )
  • Echeveria
  • Wollemi Pine
  • Bottle Plant aka Madagascar Palm ( Pachydodium )
  • Peperomia
  • Lithops
  • Sedum
  • Rose Cactus ( Pereskia Grandiflora )
  • Flame violet ( Episcia ‘Cleopatra’ )
  • Polka dot plant ( Hypoestes phyostachya )
  • Croton ( Codiaeum variegatum pictum )
  • Flowering Prickly Pear aka Irish Mittens ( Opuntia monaccantha )
  • Mother of Millions ( Kalanchoe )
  • Asparagus aka Emerald fern ( Asparagus plumosus|setaceus )
  • Pony tail palm aka Elephant foot aka bottle palm ( Beaucarnea recurvata )
  • Asparagus Fern ( Asparagus densiflora ‘Sprengeri’ )
  • Primrose ( Primula vulgaris )
  • Fiddler’s Fig aka Fiddle Fig aka Banjo Fig ( Ficus lyrata or pandarata )
  • Golden Hawaiian Bamboo ( Bambusa Vulgaris Vittata )
  • African Spear aka Variegated Snake Plant ( Sansevieria cylindrica patula )
  • Ball moss ( Tillandsia recurvata )
  • Begonia
  • Cast Iron Plant ( Aspidistra elatior )
  • Easter Lilies
  • Old Man’s Beard ( Rhipsalis Capilliformis )
  • Lucky bamboo ( dracaena )
  • Crown of Thorns ( Euphorbia Milii )
  • Wandering Jew ( Tradescantia zebrina )
  • Rubber Tree aka Indian Rubber Plant ( Ficus elastica )
  • Jade Plants ( Crassula ovata )
  • Nepenthenes ‘Miranda’
  • Oncidium
  • Miltassia
  • Lady Slipper Orchids ( Paphiopedilum )
  • Epidendrum Orchids
  • Colmanara Orchids
  • Brassia Orchid
  • Angreacum Orchid
  • Zebra plant ( Aphelandra squarrosa )
  • Air Plants ( Tillandsia )
  • Arrowhead Vine ( Syngonium podophyllum )
  • Staghorn Fern ( Platycerium bifurcatum )
  • Snake Plant aka Mother-in-Law’s Tongue ( Sansevieria trifasciata )
  • How to grow pineapple plants from pineapples
  • Philodendron
  • Flamingo Flower (Anthurium andraeanum)
  • Urn Vine ( Dischidia rafflesiana )
  • Ming Aralias ( Polyscias )
  • Jasmine ( Jasmine officinale )
  • Nerve plant aka Fittonia
  • Ferns
  • Dracaenas
  • Chestnut Vine ( Tetrastigma )
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Ti plant, Hawaiian Good Luck plant ( Cordyline terminalis )
  • Burrageara Orchid
  • Peace Lily ( Spathiphyllum )
  • Purple Passion aka purple velvet plant ( Gynura aurantiaca )
  • Bird of Paradise ( Strelitzia reginae )
  • Calatheas
  • Cactus and succulents
  • Carnivorous plants
  • Aloe Vera
  • Gardenia
  • Bromeliads
  • Azalea
  • Aglaonema aka Chinese Evergreen
  • Cattleya and crosses
  • Spider Plant aka Airplane Plant
  • Cymbidium
  • African Violets

  • Photos

  • Florescence Houston is April 25-26 2017
  • Florescence Houston 2015
  • Psychopsis ( Oncidium Mendenhall)
  • Water designs that are out of the water
  • 10th BiAnnual Florescence Houston
  • Florescence Elements
  • Big Thicket National Preserve Carnivorous Plant Photos
  • Trip to Hawaii