How to Grow a Bird of Paradise Indoors

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Bird-of-paradise are popular tropical plants that produce striking flowers at the top of long stalks. They can be grown indoors or outdoors, so long as the correct warm climate is maintained. Growing a bird-of-paradise indoors can be easy, and several simple steps will help the plant flourish inside a home or greenhouse. It may take…


How to Grow Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Reginae)

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Bird of paradise is a tropical-looking plant with paddle-shaped leaves and exotic flowers that resemble a bird’s beak Instructions Things You’ll Need: Bypass Pruners Fertilizers Garden Hoses Mulch Plants Plants Planting Bird of Paradise Plant bird of paradise in full sun in well-drained soil. Add a light application of organic fertilizer to the planting hole.…


How to Grow Protea As a Cut Flower

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Protea (Protea cynaroides) are flowering shrub-like plants widely distrubuted among the southern regions of Africa as well as Australia and New Zealand. The native range of Protea experiences wildfires that benefit the protea by returning the nutrients the protea has removed from the ground back to the soil. Protea regenerates from healthy buds located just…


How to Grow the Flamingo Flower

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The flamingo flower is one of almost 1,000 species of anthuriums. Anthuriums are native to tropical climates like Mexico and Costa Rica. In the United States, the flamingo flower grows better indoors than outdoors due to its intolerance of low temperatures. Keep the flamingo flower out of the reach of children and pets. The flowers…


How to Grow Razzmatazz

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Razzmatazz is a variety of a species of echinacea known as E. purpurea, or purple cornflower. This particular variety of echinacea flower is fragrant, quite hardy and grows to be anywhere from 1 to 1 1/2 feet high and 1 1/2 to 2 feet wide. The sturdy stems require no staking for growth support. Some…


How to Grow Razzmatazz

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Razzmatazz is a variety of a species of echinacea known as E. purpurea, or purple cornflower. This particular variety of echinacea flower is fragrant, quite hardy and grows to be anywhere from 1 to 1 1/2 feet high and 1 1/2 to 2 feet wide. The sturdy stems require no staking for growth support. Some…


How to Grow Anabelle Hydrangea

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Annabelle (Hydrangea arborescens Annabelle) is a deciduous shrub native to the United States. Northern gardeners love Annabelle for its cold-hardiness, while southern gardeners prize it for its reliable blooming habit. With huge white blooms, several Annabelle hydrangeas make a striking hedge; a single Annabelle provides a soft, old-fashioned accent in the shade garden. Annabelle is…


How to Grow Datura From Cuttings

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Datura, also know as jimsonweed and angel’s trumpet, is an annual flower belonging to the Solanaceae family. The striking, trumpet-shaped blooms and serrated foliage add interest to moon gardens, patio containers and indoor collections. Though beautiful to admire, datura plants are highly toxic to humans and animals, who should not have easy access to gardens…


How to Grow Clematis From Cuttings

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The clematis plant is a hardy vine that produces showy flowers of many different colors and variations, over 250 named species. As a member of the buttercup, or the Ranunculaceae family, the clematis grows as a woody vine, extending its stem as a winding tendril. Cross-bred originally from stocks from Japan and China, today the…


How to Grow Multi Blue Clematis

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Clematis are native to Japan and China and are often called the queen of climbing vines, according to the University of Illinois. They have large colorful blooms that come in many shapes and sizes. The multi blue clematis has large blue flowers with multiple petals which create a double bloom effect. This clematis is hardy…


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