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  • Easy Tillandsia Caput Medusae Care | Air Plant Guide

    Easy Tillandsia Caput Medusae Care | Air Plant Guide

    Ever wonder how you can skillfully care for and display the striking tillandsia caput medusae? You’re not alone; many indoor plant enthusiasts have been charmed by its unique, crazy look, but have struggled with keeping it alive. Here’s a complete guide on how to care for this air plant so it thrives and looks amazing…


  • Why do Air Plants grow in the US + Tillandsia Care Guide

    Why do Air Plants grow in the US + Tillandsia Care Guide

    Ever wondered why air plants are found in the southeastern United States? The unique distribution of air plants is no coincidence, but the result of fascinating ecological and environmental factors. Air plants are predominant in the southeastern United States due to the region’s favorable environment. This means that it meets air plants’ specific climate, temperature,…


  • 27 BEST Low-Light Indoor Plants (That are easy to care for!)

    27 BEST Low-Light Indoor Plants (That are easy to care for!)

    Picture this: you’re living in a cozy apartment with limited natural light, but you still crave the beauty and serenity that indoor plants bring. You might think your options are limited, but fear not! There’s a whole world of low light houseplants waiting to transform your space into a refreshing and inviting environment. In this article, we’ll…


  • How to Grow Tillandsia Ionantha | Air Plant Care

    How to Grow Tillandsia Ionantha | Air Plant Care

    Struggling to find a dynamic, easy-to-care-for indoor houseplant? Look no further than the Tillandsia Ionantha, a remarkable addition to your indoor space. Today we’re going to talk a bit about what makes this plant unique, as well as how to successfully care for this plant indoors. Then we’ll wrap it up with some various display…


  • 50+ Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Plant Lovers

    50+ Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Plant Lovers

    In this post I’ve handpicked a variety of perfect gifts for plant-lovers, with gifts like the Valentine’s Day Plant Mug, a heart-shaped succulent planter, and a preorder-ready mini heart planter & succulent gift box, which is a thoughtful way to support your special someone’s green passion. For those looking beyond plants, options span from humorous…


  • 40+ Best Gift Ideas for Indoor Plant Lovers (2023)

    40+ Best Gift Ideas for Indoor Plant Lovers (2023)

    Hey everyone! Welcome back to The Girl with a Shovel! With the upcoming holiday season, I wanted to save you some time with your planning, shopping, and possibly several nights of worry. Instead of racking your brain for the perfect gift, I wanted to share with you some of the best gifts for plant lovers.…


  • 30 Best Indoor Plants to Create a Chic Boho Interior

    30 Best Indoor Plants to Create a Chic Boho Interior

    Indoor plants bring a touch of nature into your bohemian-inspired spaces! But which ones will make your space look boho instead of farmhouse, or minimalist? This list of boho plants is sure to add that touch of casual comfort into your bohemian style room! So let’s dig in! What is Boho Design? From the artistically disheveled to the…


  • 31 Fuzzy Succulent Plants that make you go “Awww!”

    31 Fuzzy Succulent Plants that make you go “Awww!”

    Hello succulent lovers! If you’re like me, you can never have enough of these adorable plants in your home. And what’s better than a fuzzy succulent? I’m excited to share with you my top 31 favorite fuzzy succulents that will add a unique and cozy touch to your indoor garden. Whether you’re new to succulents…


  • The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Care for an Umbrella Plant

    The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Care for an Umbrella Plant

    Umbrella plants, or Schefflera actinophylla, is a beautiful branching indoor plant that has become very popular over the years. This is because of its ability to survive in lower light levels and its low maintenance. But surviving is different from thriving. Here are my instructions for how to care for an umbrella plant indoors so…


  • 25 Best Low Light Indoor Succulents for Busy Plant Parents

    Are you a plant parent with a busy schedule? Do you want to add some greenery to your low light space but don’t have the time to dedicate to high maintenance plants? Look no further. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of the 25 best low light succulents that are perfect for busy people…


  • Split Leaf Philodendron vs Monstera: The 6 Key Differences

    Split leaf philodendrons and Monsteras are both very striking tropical plants that are part of the araceae family. They can look similar to each other, especially while young, but they are in fact two very different plants! It is vital that you know which plant you have. This will help you know the exact care…


  • How to Water your Houseplant

    How to Water your Houseplant

    Last month my mom was visiting to help me with my new little baby girl. While she was visiting, she asked me about one of her houseplants. It was a pretty interesting conversation… and I’ll admit, she’s struggled through the years as many people have with her plants dying. She wasn’t sure how to correctly…


  • How to Repot a Boston Fern in 5 Simple Steps!

    Is it time for you to repot your boston fern? I get it. This can be a daunting job…. Especially if this is your first time repotting a fern. But no worries! Just follow these 5 easy steps and you’ll be a fern-potting pro in no time!  Just FYI…. these repotting steps will work for…


  • How to Effortlessly Care for a Pilea peperomioides Plant

    Pilea peperomioides has become extremely popular as a houseplant in the past several years! Originating in the yunnan province of southern China, it seems like everyone wants one of these cute little guys with its round, saucer-like leaves that seem to bounce with every movement! It is also boasted as being a beginner houseplant that…


  • How to Choose the Best Pots for Succulents (+5 Faves)

    Have you been eyeing a new succulent lately? Or maybe you have a growing collection and just need a new pot? Whether you’re a beginner or a succulent expert, we all need to have one thing right in our succulent care. And that is… we need to choose the right pot! So what are the…


  • The Ultimate Guide to Pothos Plant Care [+Free Care Pages!]

    The Ultimate Guide to Pothos Plant Care [+Free Care Pages!]

    Pothos, or Epipremnum aureum, is a fantastic plant for anyone wanting a little more green in their home… It is one of the easiest tropical plants to grow and I recommend it to everyone. Especially to those who think that they can’t grow anything. Pothos is also listed as one of NASA’s top list of…


  • The 5 Signs your Plants Need Filtered Water

    Do you REALLY need filtered water for your plants? I know there is a huge controversy about benefits vs costs, but after doing some research (… a LOT of research…), I’ve found that yes, effects can be small. But small things add up.  A favorite podcaster of mine always stresses this when he points out…


  • Are African Violet Houseplants Safe for Cats?

    Being a cat owner myself, I know that it’s extremely important to keep your pets safe. But does that mean you have to sacrifice your plant collection? Nope! Even if your feline friend likes to try a few bites every now and again, there are quite a few popular houseplants that are non-toxic and safe…


  • 3 Steps to Quickly Save your Overwatered Succulents

    Overwatered. The one word that every succulent owner comes to know and fear at least once during their plant journey. But don’t worry. An overwatered succulent is on the path to dying, but by immediately doing these three steps, you might be able to preserve at least a part of your beloved plant! So here…


  • How to Stop Over Watering your Succulents

    I get it. You buy a succulent, you lovingly water it, and then three days later it has died… What went wrong?! Then you discover the ugly truth. You’ve been over watering your succulents! Don’t worry. We’ve all been there. But how exactly do you stop? And how do you keep your little guys alive?!…


  • Common Problems with Christmas Cactus and How to Fix Them

    Isn’t it frustrating when your plant (that looked so great at the store!) comes home and slowly starts looking like it’s about to die?! If this is the story of you and your Christmas cactus, just know that it’s okay. You are not the only person who has a hard time keeping this tropical cactus…


  • 3 Easy Ways to Propagate Christmas Cactus

    3 Easy Ways to Propagate Christmas Cactus

    Hey everyone! Welcome back to The Girl with a Shovel! Today I wanted to tell you all about Christmas Cactus propagation: when and how to successfully propagate your Christmas cactus! Note: This post is written for Christmas cactus, however, everything discussed can also be used for a Thanksgiving cactus as well. Propagation methods are the…


  • 33 Stunning Succulents that are Safe for Cats

    33 Stunning Succulents that are Safe for Cats

    Cats and houseplants. I get it. Your furry, feline friends are always exploring, touching, sniffing, and sometimes even taste-testing your houseplants. You can’t get them to stop, so instead you want to make sure that whatever plant you bring into your home won’t hurt them. This can sometimes make cat-owners hesitant to purchase houseplants. But today I’m going to…


  • 5 Effortless Indoor Herb Garden Kits

    5 Effortless Indoor Herb Garden Kits

    Wouldn’t you love it if you could just press a button and have all the fresh culinary herbs that you want?! Some people might think this is crazy, but with modern technology, we are pretty close to having fresh, kitchen-grown herbs at just the press of a button! Still seem too good to be true? Well check out…


  • Lucky Bamboo Plant Care

    Lucky Bamboo Plant Care

    Lucky Bamboo is a common houseplant that is famous for its ability to grow in pure water. But this ability also comes with its own challenges. So here is everything you need to know about lucky bamboo plant care. Let’s keep your plant green, growing, and pest-free! *Don’t have one of these plants yet? You…


  • How to Care for Christmas Cactus

    How to Care for Christmas Cactus

    A Christmas cactus can be a beautiful and fun houseplant to own! Not only does it add a bit of warmth to the holidays, but if given good treatment, it can bloom every Christmas for up to 30 years! Now that’s one long life for a plant! But to keep our Christmas cactus alive and…


  • Money Tree Plant Care

    Money Tree Plant Care

    Money trees are sold for their beautifully braided trunks, their bonsai shape, or as a good luck charm that bring wealth and prosperity to the space. It’s no wonder this plant appeals to so many different people! But now the question becomes… how do I keep my money tree alive?!?! Because a dead money tree…


  • Are Poinsettias Poisonous?

    Are Poinsettias Poisonous?

    During the winter holiday season, poinsettias can be found EVERYWHERE! This can be stunning in the right settings, but what if your cat starts nibbling them? Or maybe your two year old keeps pulling off the leaves and putting them in her mouth? This begs the question… are poinsettias poisonous??? Should I feel safe having…


  • Poinsettia Care for the Entire Christmas Season!

    Poinsettia Care for the Entire Christmas Season!

    Tis the season to decorate the home with tinsel, trees, and poinsettias! But the hard part is that sometimes your poinsettia plant can be hit-or-miss as to if it will actually last until Christmas. But this doesn’t have to be the case! Follow these poinsettia care tips and your poinsettia will not only last the…


  • Indoor Chive Plant Care

    Indoor Chive Plant Care

    Growing chives indoors can be fun, easy, and tasty! The bright green, grassy look of this herb also makes it easy to decorate with! So now let’s talk about indoor chives plant care… cause you want to keep your plant healthy in order to keep your spice options open! Don’t have a chive plant? Get…


  • Indoor Oregano Plant Care

    Indoor Oregano Plant Care

    Oregano is an easy-to-grow plant with a myriad of medicinal and culinary uses. It’s no wonder that this Mediterranean plant has made is way around the globe. Anyone with an indoor herb garden needs to grow this fantastic herb! But only a healthy growing plant can give you your desired harvest, so today I’m going…


  • Indoor Thyme Plant Care

    Indoor Thyme Plant Care

    Thyme is a wonderful plant to add to your herb garden! It is generally easy to grow, but these plant care tips will help your indoor thyme stay healthy and happy, giving you years of harvesting this tasty herb! Don’t have a thyme plant yet? You can buy one here! **Note: This post contains affiliate links,…


  • Indoor Rosemary Plant Care

    Indoor Rosemary Plant Care

    Herbs are definitely the beginner’s step into indoor gardening. However, if our herbs die a sad, pitiful death, we can end up never wanting to grow edible plants again… fortunately for you, rosemary is one of the easier herbs to grow indoors. Simply follow these rosemary plant care instructions, and you’ll feel empowered to take…


  • Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Care

    Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Care

    So I’m not exactly sure where the HUGE popularity of the fiddle leaf fig came from, but I know one thing… that this plant is going to stay popular for quite some time! Seen in most modern design schemes, the fiddle leaf fig looks sleek, whether you’re going for a minimalist, modern, or even a bohemian design scheme.…


  • Indoor Mint Plant Care

    Indoor Mint Plant Care

    Mint leaves are perfect for topping your favorite dessert, mixing into your summer drink, or even adding into your everyday meals! But for those of us with limited garden space, as well as those living in cold climates, growing mint can pose a problem. Not anymore! Learn how to care for your mint plant indoors to…


  • How to Water your Air Plants the RIGHT Way!

    How to Water your Air Plants the RIGHT Way!

    Hey everyone! I know that we all LOVE air plants, but how the heck do you water something without any roots or any soil?!?! Well today I’m going to tell you exactly how to water your air plants so they stay happy and thriving! Now there are two different methods. First is if your air plant…


  • Indoor Lavender Plant Care

    Indoor Lavender Plant Care

    Not all of us have outdoor space, and even if we do, bringing a lavender plant indoors can add color and fragrance to a space all summer long! But how exactly do we get our lavender plant to grow (and flower!!!) indoors?! It can sometimes be tricky with this plant, so be sure to follow…


  • Low Light Plants for the Bathroom

    Low Light Plants for the Bathroom

    Today I’m going to give you a list of 9 low light plants for the bathroom! Because, let’s face it, most of us don’t have large, beautiful windows that overlook the ocean from our luxurious bathtubs. Even though are bathrooms are dark, we can still make them feel luxurious with our plant choice! Now the only question…


  • Top 10 Trending Indoor Plant Pots

    Top 10 Trending Indoor Plant Pots

    What is up again everyone?!?! So today we’re going to have some fun with the top trending indoor plant pots! Right now we’ve seen some awesome, sleek, simplistic designs becoming popular. I give credit to the huge minimalist living movement, which has inspired simple lines and basic colors that soothe the mind after a long…


  • Air Plant Care

    Air Plant Care

    Air plants are some amazing plants! Undergoing thousands of years of evolution, they’ve found unique ways to compete for water and sunlight among an entire forest! But now the question is how do we get these highly specialized plants to survive in or extremely different home environments?! Well, that’s what we’re going to talk about…


  • African Violet Plant Care

    African Violet Plant Care

    African violets are a very common plant in the indoors. Not only do they have soft, attractive leaves, but they also flower like crazy! For example, you can propagate your own plant (that might take up to three months), but once the plantlet is established, it could flower within 6 months! For plant time, that…


  • Zebra Plant Succulent Care

    Zebra Plant Succulent Care

    Hey guys! And welcome to another awesome plant care post! Today we’re going to talk about the Zebra plant! This is the Haworthia succulent to be specific… not the Calathea zebra plant. But Haworthia can be a little tricky. This is because there are two main types of Haworthias: the one with little white ridges…


  • Haworthia Propagation

    Haworthia Propagation

    Welcome back everyone! Today I’m going to show you how to propagate your favorite Haworthia plant! There are two different ways that Haworthias can grow… either from seed or from separation of plant material. I’m not fortunate enough to have some Haworthia seed on hand to show you, but I will talk about the two…


  • Desk Plants for the Bedroom

    Desk Plants for the Bedroom

    For a plant to be a good desk plant, it needs to be both small and clean. Most people, when buying plants, don’t know how big it will get, or how messy it will be. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of plants that will boost your creativity without getting in your way! **Note: This…


  • 9 Unique Houseplants

    9 Unique Houseplants

    Are you looking for a houseplant that captivates people’s attention when they walk into the room? Or are you looking to add variety to your already large plant collection? Whatever the reason, this list of unique houseplants is sure to be a hit! **Note: This post contains affiliate links, which if purchased, I will receive…


  • 9 Best Hanging Plants

    9 Best Hanging Plants

    Don’t you just love the look of a beautiful hanging planter?! Whether you’re looking to buy a hanging pot, or you’re trying to figure out what to put in it, this list of the best hanging plants will get you your very own beautiful planter in no time! **Note: This post contains affiliate links, which…


  • Snake Plant Care

    Snake Plant Care

    Snake plants are awesome low-light, low-water plants that can tolerate quite a bit of neglect. No wonder they have been coming back into popularity! These modern, minimalist plants look great in any space! But now that you have your snake plant, the biggest question becomes… “How do I care for my snake plant?!” If this…


  • Palm Plant Care

    Palm Plant Care

    Palms are a very popular houseplant. This is mainly because their lush, tropical leaves will quickly green up any space! Although there are several different types of palm trees that are used as indoor plants, we will only be addressing them as a whole. This is because, fortunately, they all require about the same care.…


  • Aloe Plant Care

    Aloe Plant Care

    The aloe plant is not only popular for being a low-maintenance plant, but it is also widely sold for its healing properties! But you won’t get any of this plant’s healing juices if it is dead! So here is what you need to know for proper aloe plant care! *Don’t have an aloe plant yet?!…


  • Spider Plant Care

    Spider Plant Care

    Spider plants are sold as attractive, easy-to-care-for houseplants. And sure, they are easy to care for as long as you know what they want! But if you give them what they want then they will reward yo with beautiful foliage and endless additional plantlets for years to come! Don’t have an amazing spider plant yet?!…