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Crab cactus

This mistake will cause your Crab cactus to lose flowers

Radek Štěpán 17. 11. 2023

Schlumbergera truncata, also know as the crab cactus or Thanksgiving or “fake” Christmas cactus is usually our companion during the Christmas holidays. Growing the crab cactus is not difficult, but if you want to see it covered with flowers you…


Araucaria in your room can live “forever”

Radek Štěpán 13. 11. 2023

Yes, araucaria does not lose its beauty over time and grows rather slowly so you don’t need to be afraid that it will push you out of the room after a few seasons. It looks exotic. Its relatives come from…


Alcohol and peroxide can help you to fight orchid diseases

Radek Štěpán 21. 10. 2023

These beautiful flowers usually make us happy until a disease or pests attack them and if they do a quick intervention is necessary, otherwise your orchids will die very quickly. Sometimes a quite unexpected remedy can come from your home…


How to make stubborn orchids flower again. Guaranteed

Radek Štěpán 08. 10. 2023

Orchids usually produce flowers regularly but sometimes they may be stubborn and refuse to make you happy. Not acceptable. Yes they bloom when you bring them from the store but later they refuse to produce flowers. You will most likely…

Indian borage

Indian borage a cure for the common cold and much more

Radek Štěpán 07. 10. 2023

We grow it in flowerpots all year round to help our bodies to fight various colds and “runny” nose infections. But did you know that Indian borage (Plectranthus amboinicus) has many more uses, for example in the kitchen?…

Aloe vera

You do not want the real aloe vera on your windowsill

Radek Štěpán 06. 10. 2023

You may have seen it before. You went to a garden shop, and saw a dozen different types of aloe crouched side by side but the true aloe (Aloe vera) was not among them. Do you know why? There are…


Flowers in your bedroom can clean the air and may even set the right mood

Radek Štěpán 19. 09. 2023

Do you want to have a peaceful and undisturbed sleep every night? Well, nature can help you achieve that. You probably heard from your grandma that no one should sleep with plants in one room, nevertheless, the experiences of many…

Chocolate tree

Get a ”chocolate tree” and grow chocolate at home

Radek Štěpán 16. 09. 2023

A chocolate tree is usually something that belongs to the realm of dreams and fairytales. But what if we were to tell you that we know a tree whose fruit tastes like chocolate pudding? No kidding. Like a real chocolate…

African violets

African violets – how to help them bloom more

Radek Štěpán 13. 09. 2023

Well, all you need is just a few clever tricks. This nice plant comes from East Africa and it has been loved by millions over more than hundred years, mainly thanks to a gentleman called Baron von Saint Paul who…


A mistake that almost everyone makes when growing avocado

Radek Štěpán 06. 09. 2023

Everyone knows the round stones of Persea americana, commonly known as avocado, but almost no one uses them… Here is an idea. Do you want to grow an interesting houseplant? Well, if you do, do not remove avocado stones from…