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Blooming Air Plants – Life Cycle of Tillandsia

Air plants, aka Tillandsia, have a definite life cycle. They have a distinct beginning, middle, and end. Most air plants which are classified as epiphytes (plants which grow on objects without soil), bloom only once in a life span. This type of flowering cycle is called monocarpic. However, they produce offspring called “pups” which will […]

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Care of Air Plants Indoors – Another Epiphyte

It’s all the fad… those tiny spidery looking plants that seem to grow out of thin air called air plants. Air plants, otherwise known as Tillandsia in the family Bromeliaceae, are epiphytes. Epiphytes are plants that grow on objects for support only, not nutrients. Tillandsia plants are relatively easy to care for and can be […]

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Epiphytic Plants – Display a Bromeliad on Driftwood

An epiphyte is a plant that grows on the surface of something for support. Certain bromeliads are epiphytes and are relatively easy to grow. This family of plants include tillandsia, vriesea, neoregelia, and guzmania. In the wild they cling to tree trunks, bushes, rocks, and even cacti. Certain bromeliads are unique in that they do […]

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What Is An Epiphyte? Facts About Epiphytes

I’m sure you have noticed plants growing without soil. Maybe you’ve been in tropical areas and have noticed beautiful orchids, ferns or Spanish moss growing high in the canopy of trees above the ground. Or perhaps you’ve observed plants seemingly growing out of a rock or on a hard surface like a boat. These types […]

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Growing Parsley – Indoors and Out – An International Herb

Parsley is widely used throughout the world. It is native to the central and eastern Mediterranean. The herb is used in European, Middle Eastern and American cuisines. It is rich in iron and vitamins A and C. There are basically two varieties that are widely used, curly and flat. The flat leafed parsley tends to […]

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How to Grow Lavender Plants – Indoors

Fields of lavender can be found in many places in the world. They are a beautiful sight to behold. Not only is lavender a visual beauty, it also awakens your olfactory senses. This fragrant herb is rather easy to grow and maintain. It has many uses from culinary to medicinal. However, you may want to […]

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Common Uses of Lavender – Culinary, Crafts, Medicinal

Lavender has been around for 2500 years. It is in the mint family and is known for its beauty, sweet smelling aroma, and its multiple uses. The Egyptians used lavender for mummification and perfume. In the Middle Ages it was used by Catholics in stews to ward off evil spirits. The ancient Romans used lavender […]

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