Bamboo makes for one of the more interesting houseplants. It’s decorative, hardy and can spread like wildfire, so it makes for a beautiful but challenging plant. Preparing the pot is the first step. Though there are dwarf species, regular bamboo can grow to enormous heights. But the first few years will only see a few…

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The overwhelming majority of houseplants get most of what they need by their own efforts, from decent soil and adequate sunlight. But, unlike their outdoor cousins, houseplants are very much at the mercy of their owners for proper watering. It’s estimated by professional sources that up to 90% of houseplants are watered incorrectly – receiving…

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How you prepare the soil for planting seeds or cuttings, or for repotting, depends on the type of plant involved. There are considerations that are generally true for almost all houseplants, and specific items and measurements that are unique to a species. Nutrients Water, nitrogen and phosphorus, and many other chemicals are needed to sustain…

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