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House Plants We Can All Appreciate

In honor of Annual Houseplant Appreciation day, I thought I'd give a shout out to some new houseplants I'm growing for 2016.

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In pictures: the art of 'kokedama'

Kokedama by Utah-based Charlotte Catherine (, using Alocasia 'African Mask’. Kokedama (translation "moss ball") is the practice of removing a root system from its container, surrounding it in a mud cake traditionally made partly made from clay-based akadama bonsai soil, wrapping it in moss then winding it in string.

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Alocasia Plant Feeding – How And When To Fertilize Alocasia Plants

Regardless of how you grow them, fertilizing alocasia plants is essential to their healthy growth. You can learn about alocasia plant feeding and when to fertilize alocasia in the article that follows. Simply click here for more information.

elephant ear plant ~~we grew these around our pool in Townsville, and only have a smallish one in a pot here. Once it goes into the ground (come the spring) I expect to look like this!!!

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Elephant Ear (Colocasia) 'Black Beauty'- not a perennial in my area, but can be overwintered by storing the bulb after allowing the plant to go dormant

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It’s a jungle in there! Suffolk villager transforms garden into a tropical rainforest

Jungle: The Suffolk garden has palm trees, paths and rare plants not usually found in the UK

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