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Sansevieria - Snake Plant Care

If you are looking for a plant that is near impossible to kill then Sansevieria or Snake plants as they are commonly known are the plants for you. Sansevieria have thick, tough leaves and a striking silhouette. I don't feel like there is too much to say about their care as honestly these plants are troopers and will probably keep going no matter what but if you want to do best by your snake plant keep reading! Light: Sansevieria do best in bright indirect light but will also do just fine in low light or sunny areas too.  Watering: Allow your snake plant to dry out between watering. Avoid getting it's leaves wet and allowing water to sit on the leaves. Water more in...

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Ceropegia woodii - String of Hearts plant care

Ceropegia Woodii or String of Hearts in an eye catching trailing succulent that is easy to care for. Light: String of Hearts likes bright light but not all day sun, so somewhere with an hour or so of afternoon light would be perfect. You can tell when these plants are getting enough light by it's leaves. If they are not getting enough light the leaves will be paler in colour with less patterning and the gaps between the leaves will be longer. Water: Like most succulents allow the soil to dry out between watering, water less frequently in Autumn/Winter once the growing season is over. If you notice leaves yellowing and dropping off over watering is probably the culprit so dial back...

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Peperomia Prostrata - String of Turtles Care

Peperomia Prostrata or String of Turtles is a relatively easy care plant. Hailing from Brasil this Peperomia with it's unusual leaf markings makes an idea hanging plant for your home.  Preferring humid, cool rooms with temperatures of about 18°C to 24°C it is perfectly suited to the average Irish home. They have a shallow root system which means they do well in small pots with good drainage, they enjoy being slightly root bound so don't be in hurry to repot them. Soil: When you do decide to repot them any soil that is well draining with good aeration will be fine. If left sitting soggy for too long the delicate stems will rot. Water: It is better to underwater Peperomia Prostrata than...

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Fittonia(Nerve Plant) Care

Fittonia is also known as Nerve Plants or Mosaic Plants are a houseplant that is popular for its colourful veined foliage. Fittonia is a low growing plant, typically growing between 3 and 6 inches tall and has a 12-18 inch spread. How to take care of your Fittonia Soil Fittonia is fine with easily available peaty compost mixes. Repot annually in Spring or early Summer. Light In nature, Fittonia grows under the shade of rainforests so it prefers similar conditions when grown in your home. A bright place out of the indirect sun will work well. Water Fittonia is prone to dramatic wilting if they are left without water, the usually revive very well once given a drink but repeated...

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