Paperwhites

Paperwhites

Paperwhite Care In addition to the amaryllis, there’s another flower bulb that I like to grow in the winter to add some life to our wintry world; the paperwhite narcissus. Paperwhites are a tender cousin of the hardy daffodils that…

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African Violets

African Violets

African violets (Saintpaulia) belongs to the family of plants known as Gesneriads. This family includes many other showy flowering houseplants including: Episcia, Streptocarpus, Columnia, Hypocyrta, Boea and many others. Care and culture of these fibrous rooted gesneriads are about the…

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Venus Flytraps

Venus Flytraps

The Venus flytrap is a fascinating and extremely popular member of the carnivorous, or meat eating plant family. However, contrary to popular belief, the plant does not require insects for survival. The Venus flytrap will actually live longer if the…

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