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  • Care of Christmas and Thanksgiving Cacti

    Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) and Thanksgiving Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) are epiphytes native to the jungles of South America. Epiphytic plants grow on other plants and use them for support but not for nutrients. Though these cacti...

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  • Moving Houseplants Outside for the Summer

    It is often helpful to set many houseplants outside for the summer so they can recover from the low light levels endured during the winter months. As soon as night temperatures stay consistently above 55 degrees F, houseplants can be moved to their summer...

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  • Bromeliads: Houseplants That Endure

    Source: US Botanic GardenWhen it comes to plants with beautifully colored leaves and novel flowers, the bromeliads have few rivals. These durable members of the pineapple family are native mainly to the tropical Americas. Many are epiphytic and grow in...

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