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Caring for Your Cacti and Succulents

Popular in the 1970s, terrariums slowly faded into the background for a while. Now, however, they are back in full force, and for space-starved folk who want a low-maintenance option, cacti and/or succulents are the perfect plant for the job! Not native species of Canada, cacti and succulents can sometimes cause confusion when figuring out how best to care for them. Generally speaking though, most cacti and succulents are hardy plants that require minimum care. Read on for our top tips on getting the best out of your little gems: When it comes to caring for your succulents and cacti, there are three main factors that affect survival rate: water, light and temperature. Succulents and cacti become unhappy if they...

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The Cyclamen - Not Just a Pretty Face!

  A member of the primrose family, the pretty cyclamen grows around the Mediterranean and is a winter-flowering plant. With delicate silvery-green markings on their heart-shaped leaves, and butterfly-like upswept petals, this unique and beautiful flower adds colour and splendor to the colder months.  The name ‘cyclamen’ is derived from the Greek ‘kuklos’, meaning ‘circle’, probably due to the round tuber from which the leaves, flowers and roots grow. In most species, leaves come up in the fall, grow through the winter, and then die in spring. The plant then becomes dormant through the hot summer and then the cycle begins again. Cyclamens prefer cooler conditions but are not frost-hardy. Water only when the soil just below the surface is...

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Pet Friendly Plants

Ensuring that pets and plants live together in harmony can be something of a challenge for even the most green-fingered plant enthusiast. Many plants are poisonous to our furry friends and, as well-behaved as Fido may be, there may be times when you turn your head only to find he has taken a mouthful out of your Maidenhair fern! In order to keep your pets safe in a plant-filled environment, let us introduce you to some house plants that we regularly carry in the store that are non-toxic to both cats and dogs: African Violet - this low-maintenance blooming plant is native to tropical parts of east Africa. It is sensitive to changes in temperature but easy to care for....

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