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How To Propagate Snake Plants (Sansevieria)

How To Propagate Snake Plants (Sansevieria)

It's absolutely no secret that here at PlantGirl we are crazy about Snake Plants (AKA Mother in Law's Tongue). These plants are so stunning and unique with their long wavy leaves. They're also known for their air cleaning abilities and are extremely hard to kill! What's not to be crazy about, really? Another thing we love is just how easy they are to propagate, especially from cuttings. If you have a big plant and you want to separate it into pups you'll need to get your hands a bit dirty, but that's what gardening is all about. Divide Your Plants...

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Caring For Indoor Plants In Winter

Caring For Indoor Plants In Winter

We all love to care and tend to our indoor jungles. It’s half the joy of having plants in our homes. But when Winter rolls around the care requirements change for our little green friends and we need to take a few extra steps to keep them thriving through to the Spring. Slow down on watering Most plants are in their dormant period during winter, so it’s important not to over water them. They will often stay damp for a longer period of time. They still need to be watered from time to time but it’s a good idea to...

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How To Propagate Succulents

How To Propagate Succulents

We love succulents at PlantGirl. They’re low maintenance, come in quirky shapes and are super easy to propagate! There are lots of ways to propagate succulents, one method being from leaves and stem cuttings. Leaves & Stem Cuttings First of all you want to start with your leaves or stem cuttings. For a leaf, gently twist the leaf of the succulent close to the stem to pull it off. It should snap off easily, sometimes taking a little of the stem with it. You need to be careful not to break the leaf too far away from the stem, as...

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Why Plants Are Good For You

Why Plants Are Good For You

  It's no secret - here at PlantGirl, we love plants. Plants make people happy! And we thought that it was about time we listed a few of the many reasons why plants are so amazing and make such awesome gifts to send to people or to yourself. Plants bring you joy for longer They last longer than flowers. We love flowers; they’re beautiful and happy and bring the good vibes. But plants are living things that have the ability to grow and thrive. Giving a plant to someone as a gift is something they can nurture and enjoy for...

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How To Make Your Fiddle-Leaf Fig Love You Back

How To Make Your Fiddle-Leaf Fig Love You Back

Ficus Lyrata is a striking West African plant with remarkable, detailed leaves. They go by the name Fiddle-Leaf Fig and Fiddle-Leaf Fig Bambino (Bambinos have slightly smaller and darker leaves). It’s true, these guys can be fussy. But with a few important routines in place, they can thrive in your home and look absolutely lush. Light & Location Fiddle-Leaf Figs love their light. They’re going to grow at their best if placed by a big window or a spot that gets a lot of bright, filtered light. They don’t like direct sun on their leaves as it can burn them,...

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