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Must Haves: Higher Maintenance Indoor Plants

Must Haves: Higher Maintenance Indoor Plants

Adopt these "divas" into your plant collection and watch your fellow gardeners swoon in envy. With a bit of TLC, they can be part of the family too. Some people would pass these indoor plants by because of the bad...

10 Common Mistakes Plant Parents Make

10 Common Mistakes Plant Parents Make

If your plants aren't happy, it may be due to one of these reasons. Check out these common mistakes gardeners make when raising plant babies. We know the feeling. You see a picture of a plant, fall in love, buy...

How to Plant Caladium Bulbs

How to Plant Caladium Bulbs

Do you may have nostalgic memories of certain bulbs growing in your grandparent's or parent's garden beds and pots? There are so many varieties, colors, shapes, and sizes! At Lively Root, we offer old favorites and recommendations for more unusual...

Planting Amaryllis Bulbs Indoors and in the Garden

Planting Amaryllis Bulbs Indoors and in the Garden

Amaryllis are colorful and will brighten your indoor decor or in the garden. Learn planting and care instructions for both areas. Enjoy year after year. Have you been eyeing these super voluptuous flowering bulbs and debating about getting some? Amaryllis...

Perfect Plants for your Planting Zone 3-10

Perfect Plants for your Planting Zone 3-10

Each plant has a native area that it initially grows. Plant geeks and explorers search out these plants and relocate them to other locations for our enjoyment and discovery. Before buying a plant and placing it outside, it's best to...

5 Things to Consider Before Buying an Indoor Plant

5 Things to Consider Before Buying an Indoor Plant

Find out what to consider before buying an indoor plant, so you have the "right plant for the right space!" No more dying plants after you check this list. Many people buy a plant on the fly, and then when...

What Are Planting Zones & Which One Do I Live In?

What Are Planting Zones & Which One Do I Live In?

Plant Zone Maps 101 When planting annuals, perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees in the ground, they need to be able to survive the winter in your area. To understand the plant's hardiness, double-check the plant zone information for the plant...

The Four Indoor Plant Care Essentials No One Talks About

The Four Indoor Plant Care Essentials No One Talks About

Learn about these less-talked-about indoor plant care essentials to up your plant game.

Plant 101: Signs of Overwatering your Indoor Plant

Plant 101: Signs of Overwatering your Indoor Plant

Learn the signs of overwatering indoor plants and how to rescue them before it's too late. Use simple methods for happier and healthier plants.

Plant 101: Signs You’re Underwatering your Indoor Plant

Plant 101: Signs You’re Underwatering your Indoor Plant

Discover the signs of under-watering indoor plants. Rescue them before they die with this simple method.

Plant 101: All the Things Light Does for your Indoor Plant

Plant 101: All the Things Light Does for your Indoor Plant

Have you ever wondered why indoor plants need light to thrive? Discover the benefits that sunlight delivers a plant.

Plant 101: How to Repot an Indoor Plant

Plant 101: How to Repot an Indoor Plant

Repotting can be intimidating, but your plant’s definitely worth it. Whether you just got a new plant friend in the mail, you want to swap out an old container for something new, or your plant’s outgrown its current home, you just need a few ingredients and a few steps to start mastering this very useful skill.

What Causes Black Leaves

What Causes Black Leaves

Black Leaves Watering Over-watering plants can cause a plant’s leaves to turn black. To prevent this, don’t let your plants sit in too much water and make sure that the pot it’s in has a hole at the bottom so...

What Causes Brown Leaves

What Causes Brown Leaves

Brown Leaves Water Dry plants will often turn yellow and then brown (even crispy!) at the lower leaves. Over-watering can sometimes present itself in the same way. Low Humidity Some plants will turn brown and crispy when the surrounding humidity...

How to Flush Water a Plant

How to Flush Water a Plant

Flush watering a plant is the process of soaking the soil multiple times, allowing it to completely drain between soaks. What this process does is remove excess mineral and salt build-up caused by tap-water and fertilizer.

What Causes Yellow Leaves

What Causes Yellow Leaves

Why do the leaves on my plants turn yellow?  What can I do to fix them?