Amelia Eldridge

Amelia is a plant and nature lover! Ever since she was little, she loved spending time in her family's garden and learning about how to care for each plant individually. As an adult, she has dedicated herself to sharing what she has learned and continuing to expand her knowledge on the plant kingdom.

do plants die of old age

Can Plants Die of Old Age?

We all know that plants “live”  but do they die as well? And if so, why? Only time will tell. But for now, the answer to this question is, yes. To fully explore what it means for a plant to die of old age, we must first examine how plants grow and mature over time. …

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cactus plant

Is Cactus a Fruit or a Vegetable?

Is cactus fruit or vegetable? This is an important question that many ask because if it’s a fruit, it can’t grow on bushes. However, if cactus is considered a vegetable, then the definition of what constitutes “fruit” and “vegetable” changes. To help you decide what cactus actually is, we first need to understand some basics …

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Are Plants Alive?

One of the most heated debates that have been going on for years is whether or not plants are alive and this article aims to address exactly that, without wasting any more time let’s dive in! Most of us consider plants to be pretty passive and docile, but research suggests otherwise. According to research, plants …

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How Many Petals Does a Rose Have?

Roses have been grown in Egypt and Mesopotamia since at least the second millennium BC. In ancient times, roses were used for adornment and also for their therapeutic properties. Roses had a higher status in China than elsewhere around the globe. In China, they were often found in gardens as well as inside homes. In …

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Brazilian fireworks plant

Brazilian fireworks plant

What is a Brazilian Fireworks Plant? Brazilian fireworks plant also called Maracas, is a beautiful tropical flower that grows from 6 to 12 inches (15 to 46 cm) tall and 8 to 15 inches wide with green colors. It contains purple and pink spikes of tubular flower clusters which are so attractive. The plant grows …

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Streptocarpus

Streptocarpus (Beginners Care Guide)

Streptocarpus is an Afrotropical genus in about 155 species of the flowering plants in the family Gesneriaceae. It is a popular house plant and is native to Afromontane biotopes from eastern, central, and South Africa, including the Comoro Islands and Madagascar. It is also renowned as Cape primrose and nodding violet. The flower has five-petals, …

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mattock vs pulaski

Mattock vs Pulaski

Which is better for landscaping, the mattock or the pulaski? This is a question that has been asked time and time again, but it’s not an easy answer. Both tools can be used for a variety of purposes and are designed to tackle different tasks. In this article we are going to do a comparison …

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