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In a ‘Gold Rush-type phenomenon,’ smugglers target coastal succulents

C’mon, folks. Stop being dicks.

‘Yanked from the ground’: cactus theft is ravaging the American desert

Keeping plants is cool. You know what’s NOT cool? Keeping plants that were illegally harvested from the wild. Do your due diligence when purchasing your plants, especially on eBay.

Hello I am J, I love your blog.

This here is an aloe plant we’ve got hrowing at home, I’d be lying if I said how l Iong its been with us but I want to say maybe a bit over a year?
Its in such a sorry state because my mom had some furniture moved and the mover accidentally knocked it down doing quite a bit of damage as you can see.

I gave it time and it doesn’t seem to be dying. So my question is what can I do for it now? (Other than repositioning it)

It’s going to be fine…even if looking a big haggard for a while. Put it in a place where it will be for a while so it doesn’t go through any more environment/transitional shock, and let it just bounce back on its own. If it’s a little squishy in the leaves, lightly water it and see how it takes things. If there are leaves that have ‘bends’ in them and it seems the area beyond that is dying, go ahead and just snip that bit off (do some research about propagating Aloe plants – they’re pretty resilient).

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    • February 1, 2019 –6notes
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    • The leaves are dying in the lower part of the branches.. do you know how can I make the plant healthy again?

      It looks completely healthy: it’s just growing, and the older foliage is naturally dying back. If you want to clean it up a bit, you can remove the old leaves. To encourage a more compact/dense growth form, you could even snip back some of the stems and new growth will emerge from the new tips.

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      • February 1, 2019 –4notes
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      Hi! Sorry to bother, but I was hoping u could help me. I found these plants and been wanting to find out what they are and how to properly take care of them. However I haven’t been able to find any info on them. Any advice? Thanks 🙂

      It’s a Rhipsalis species (or related). They are New World epiphytic cacti – a very cool group of plants and one I highly recommend getting into.

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      • February 1, 2019 –16notes
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      This is the collection of plants I have on my window sill in my room. This is the first time in my life I have owned house plants without killing them and I’m a very proud plant mother. Enjoying some new growth after long dormant winter period🙂

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      • February 1, 2019 –8notes
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      I know you said you were trimming down ID submissions, but I hope this isn’t a problem! Could you help me ID these plants that I got in a plant box as a gift? I’m not quite sure how to care for them, but for now they are just in indirect light and I’m keeping the earth moist!

      So what you’ve got here is a type of Selaginella (the green one) and Hypoestes (the pink one). Keep things pretty evenly moist (but well drained – not sopping) and they will benefit from an occasional misting to help keep the ambient humidity up, or plant them in a terrarium type setting. Bright indirect lighting is good.

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      • February 1, 2019 –3notes
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      • February 1, 2019 –16notes
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      • ShowMeYourHouseplants

        This Tumblr was created on a whim after a few too many glasses of wine on a Tuesday night. The idea of a cheeky blog about houseplants featuring good-natured ‘risqué’ photos from followers made me laugh, so I grabbed the URL and posted a few images. After a few days I figured I would take it down…but people actually started to follow and even submit photos.

        However, the focus eventually evolved into a “What’s wrong with my plant?!” service where i was receiving numerous messages each day from people asking how to water/trim/identify/take care of their houseplants. As much as I love helping folks with their plants, it became too much of a time suck to continue doing, so I took a bit of an extended break. In doing so, I figured this blog would just sort of fade away…but each time I check back in, there are hordes more of you following along. It seems a shame to let all this photosynthetic interest go to waste.

        So with a new year upon us – and houseplants only increasing in interest since this thing was started – I feel inspired to inject some renewed energy into the blog: I’m putting out a call for submissions from all you wonderful plant folks and asking you to #showmeyourhouseplants! And in the original spirit of this blog’s creation, the more cheeky the submission, the better.

        Submissions will be posted here for everyone to enjoy and celebrate. However, seeing as how some past photos on here have been flagged as ‘adult content’ as of Dec. 17 (evidently images of people holding potted cacti and Muehlenbeckia are super scandalous) I can’t guarantee they will all make it through Tumblr’s new ‘smart’ filters.

        Submissions can be directly messaged to me or via the Submit page. All submissions are shared anonymously.

        Be creative. Be fabulous. #strutyourstems

        A friend, as part of a still life.

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        • May 14, 2018 –11notes
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      • My dads pothos are taking over😳

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        • May 14, 2018 –118notes
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      • I recently spent some time in West Africa, and this photo right here? This is what the popular Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata) looks like in its natural habitat.

        Putting 'em on the greenhouse glass since 2014.