Tag: Botany

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What I Learned from my Hipster Avocado Experiment 

One might argue that hipsters have claimed avocado toast. But sprouting avocado pits is hipsterdom on a whole different level. There are dozens of articles written on “How to Grow Your Own Avocado Pits”, and this project is all over social media. It’s trendy. But no one tells you how difficult it is to get actual avocados. I hate to be the one to … Read More What I Learned from my Hipster Avocado Experiment 

Everything You Will Ever Need to Know About Propagating  Succulents

Propagating succulents is both a science and an art. Succulents are some of the easiest plants to propagate, but there are still several tried and true methods to it. Some are more effective than others. What you’ll get from this post are the fundamentals to set yourself up for the best results, along with all of the different techniques you can try. Before we … Read More Everything You Will Ever Need to Know About Propagating  Succulents

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Trimming to Promote Growth

Sometimes certain plants need haircuts. Just trims though. Like I tell my stylist, “No hack job please, just a light dusting”. I always hate removing material from the beloved plants that I spent so long watching grow into long luscious locks of greenery. But when necessary, it’s for the best. Pruning encourages bushier growth, and some plants can get lanky and lose their fullness. … Read More Trimming to Promote Growth

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Common Name Confusion

I predominately use the scientific names for plants. Why? It’s not to sound smart (although it does help). I use them because for one, they are the plants’ names, and two, to avoid confusion. Common names are thrown around so loosey goosey and are often used to describe totally different plants. Relying on common names alone is tricky and will lead to one person talking about … Read More Common Name Confusion

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Oh, Monstera adansonii, Where Art Thou?

Finally in my green thumbs, that’s where! This plant is grossly misnamed as Monstera obliqua, which you will find it identified as all over the web and in boutique plant stores. Check out this informative post by Muggle Plants – “Monstera obliqua vs. Monstera adansonii” that explains the rich history of this provocative plant.  It’s a cross between the popular “Swiss Cheese Plant” (Monstera deliciosa), … Read More Oh, Monstera adansonii, Where Art Thou?