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  • How to Grow and Care for Alocasia Black Velvet (Alocasia Reginula) 

    The Alocasia Black Velvet is a gorgeous ornamental plant native to Malaysia. This houseplant is a member of the Araceae family and is popular for its unique dark foliage. To provide this tropical plant with the ideal care, place it in a bright, indirect light and grow in well-drained soil. You also need to keep…

  • Understanding Araceae Plants: A Dive Into Different Plant Families

    Araceae is one of the most diverse plant families. They belong to the Alismatales order, which makes them gorgeous flowering plants. These herbaceous plants are found worldwide, particularly in the tropics. Common genera in the arum, or Araceae family, are Philodendrons, Spathiphyllum, Dieffenbachia, and Colocasia. Each of these plants has different characteristics and growth requirements.…

  • A Guide to Spotting and Identifying Plants

    Identifying plants involves observing different plant characteristics and comparing them to species or families with similar features. It’s broadly divided into seven steps:  Plant identification apps, such as PictureThis, Pl@ntNet, Floral Incognia, and Google Lens can help you identify plant species with advanced image recognition tech. These apps leverage an extensive database of plant species…

  • The Complete Plant Care Guide: Growing and Nurturing 20 Types of Plant Species 

    A plant is a multicellular organism belonging to the kingdom Plantae, one of the five major kingdoms of life.  Plantae is the second most diverse kingdom after Animalia, with nearly 400,000 discovered and between 5 and 50 million undiscovered species, according to Duke University.  For a species to be categorized as a “plant,” it must…