The Road Kill cactus

The Road Kill Cactus

The Road Kill Cactus. (Consolea Rubescens).  Flat paddle cactus that resembles something that was flattened by an 18-wheeler on a lonely desert road. But it is a cool-looking cactus that will look good in your indoor cactus collection.  Unlike most desert cacti this one likes more water than others.  It also likes humidity especially if […]

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The Kentia Palm Plant

The Kentia Palm Plant

The Kentia Palm Plant Howea forsteriana. An easy-to-grow and care-for plant suitable for indoor decoration.  Also known as the thatch palm and sentry palm. They will do great in USDA zones 9-11.  You can plant them outdoors where temperatures never get below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Most folks use them for indoor decoration including many office […]

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Pampas grass for landscaping

Pampas Grass for Landscaping

Pampas Grass for Landscaping (Cortaderia Selloana).  This grass is an ideal plant for a border wall or place it where there is essentially an empty space in your yard.  It is a very hardy perennial plant for the American Southwest.  Many places around the world say it is a large weed, and it is.  But […]

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FIddle FIg Plant

Fiddle fig leaf plant – Care and information

How to Grow Fiddle fig leaf plant (Ficus Lyrata) Indoors.  This amazing plant will look great indoors, especially in rooms with tall ceilings.  It can take lots of filtered light or underneath a skylight is a good Thick waxy, shiny leaves with thick yellow/green veins on each leaf. It will thrive in tropical or sub-tropical […]

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Dracaena Marginata

How to care for Dracaena Marginata

How to take care of Dracaena Marginata.  Also called the Madagascar dragon tree.  It is considered an indoor plant because it cannot endure outdoor temperatures below 32 degrees f. It is a slow grower and drought tolerant.  However, around the American southwest where temperatures can get above 110 degrees f. in mid-summer you should water […]

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Care of Purple Fountain Grass

Care of Purple Fountain Grass

The care of Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum ‘Rubrum’) will do well in and around the American Southwest.  It does well in USDA zones 8 – 10 and needs to be cut down each year in cooler climates.  It produces nice spiky arching plumes and purple/bronze colored thin leaf blades thus its common name. Perennial […]

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Canna lily in pot

Canna Lily Plant Care

Canna Lily Plant Care how to water and prune.  The biggest care tip is that these plants like regular watering and fertilizing.  They can tolerate some shade but will need at least 5-6 hrs. of sunlight for the best results.  They are considered perennials in and around the Southwest regions, meaning they will come back […]

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sharpen lawn mower blades

Sharpen blades on lawn Mower

Every year I get folks who ask me if they should sharpen blades on their lawn mower.  This is what I say.  ” Yes, it is important.” If the top of your grass looks brown after cutting in all probability it is caused by dull mower blades.  Many maintenance landscapers just mow without ever sharpening […]

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Pothos plant care

Pothos Plant Care Tips

Pothos Plant Care tips – (Epipremnum aureum or Aureum).  A beautiful indoor plant that goes by many names.  Hanging Ivy, Hunter’s robe, Devil’s ivy, and Gold Pothos.   It can tolerate lots of shade and indoor light.  It is native to the Pacific Islands It is well stocked in most garden stores throughout the USA.  A […]

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How to Care For Christmas Cacti?

How to Care For Christmas Cacti 

Keep reading this article and find out how to care for Christmas cacti. 5 Key Factors That Guarantee the Best Flowering Ever. The Christmas cactus is one of the most popular houseplants around the world. Honestly, there’s a perfectly valid reason for that. Namely, this beauty blooms and produces unique, colorful, tubular flowers in pink […]

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