7 Feb 2017

Pistils Rx: Common Houseplant Care Misconceptions

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Pistils Rx: Common Houseplant Care Misconceptions

Ever killed a houseplant? Don’t worry – we all have. As one of our favorite growers says, “You have to kill a plant to know how to keep it alive.” While this attitude might be a bit extreme, it’s really true that personal experience caring for plants is often worth way more than time spent […]

25 May 2016

Pistils Rx: Troubleshooting Succulents and Cacti

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Pistils Rx: Troubleshooting Succulents and Cacti

“I love succulents. They’re the only plants I keep alive.” We hear it every day. But then again, we also hear, “I hate succulents. I always kill them.” This may seem like a paradox, but succulents and cacti can be the very easiest or the most challenging houseplants, depending on your environment and the care […]

22 Mar 2016

Pistils Rx: 5 Reasons your Houseplant’s Leaves are Turning Brown

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Pistils Rx: 5 Reasons your Houseplant’s Leaves are Turning Brown

When we launched Pistils Rx a few weeks back, we got an outpouring of emails and comments from our readers asking plant questions. Thank you all for your photos and for describing your issues in such detail! Of the questions we received, no issue popped up quite as frequently as houseplant leaves turning brown. There […]

17 Feb 2016

Pistils Rx: Small New Growth on Indoor Plants

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Pistils Rx: Small New Growth on Indoor Plants

It’s happened to all of us. Suddenly, your big, beautiful tropical plant is only putting out small new growth; tiny little leaves that look puny and immature compared to the rest of the plant. What’s worse, they often wilt shortly after they appear! There are a few reasons why your indoor plants might put out […]

5 Feb 2016

Introducing Pistils Rx: Your Plant Problems and How To Fix Them

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Introducing Pistils Rx: Your Plant Problems and How To Fix Them

Over the years, we’ve been lucky enough to come by a wide variety of tropical plants, succulents and cacti, and spend enough time with them to watch how they react to our care. Plants tell you what they need, and if you know what to look for, you can answer their calls for better houseplant […]

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