Propagate House Plants

How To : Propagate house plants with stem cutting

Propagation is a great way to get the most out of your house plants, by providing new plants for future use. Here we demonstrate stem cutting, for use on all climbing and trailing plants such as Devils Ivy. Propagate house plants with stem cutting. Click through to watch this ...more

How To : Propagate house plants using leaf petiole cuttings

Propagation is a great way to get the most out of your house plants, by providing new plants for future use. Here we demonstrate leaf petiole cutting, for use on the likes of Pepperomia and African Violets. Propagate house plants using leaf petiole cuttings. Click through to w ...more

How To : Propagate house plants using leaf lamina cuttings

Propagating can help get the best out of your house plants, by giving you new plants for future use. Here we demonstrate leaf lamina cutting, which is used on the likes of Cape Primrose and Gloxcinia. Propagate house plants using leaf lamina cuttings. Click through to watch th ...more

How To : Propagate your favorite houseplants

John White discusses how to propagate houseplants. You will need a potting mix called a “soilless” mix, which contains only vermiculite, perlite and peat moss. In addition you will need a sharp knife, a pruner and a weeding hormone to help induce root growth on the cuttings. P ...more

Propagate! HowTo : Make Many Plants From One

Spring is coming around the corner, and what better to welcome it through the door than houseplants? Design Sponge posts a simple tutorial on plant propagation, the natural process of using plant cuttings to produce more plants. Surprisingly easy (and cheap). You will need: ...more

How To : Care for and transplant small house plants

This is a great way to learn how to upgrade your small house plants into bigger ones. Start over plants once a year. Put rocks on the bottom for drainage. Bugs help your plants to grow. Do not use Pesticides on your house plants. Water weekly. Compost bins make great soil. Swe ...more

How To : Care for house plants growing in water

Growing plants in the Southwest is different then other climates. We learn how to grow plants in water. Salt is a factor that we need to be cautious of. Salt is in soil and in water. Water, once absorbed leaves a layer of salt. It can be avoided by watering in a certain way. C ...more

How To : Re-pot house plants

This video shows you how to re-pot your houseplants. When your geraniums have overgrown, cut your clippings. Let the clipping cure: i.e. the wound that you created needs to seal and cure, before planting. Set them aside, in order to allow them to cure. Once that is done, subme ...more

How To : Propagate plants from tip cuttings

In order to propagate plants from cuttings, you will need the following: plants that can grow from clippings, a container, potting soil, water, and a rooting hormone. You should water the plant the day before you plan to take clipping. You will need to make sure that the clip ...more

How To : Propagate Plants from Cuttings

If you want to propagate plants from cuttings, this horticultural how-to will show you how. Make certain you prepare your pot with a propagating mix and make a small hole with your finger. Take the cuttings and strip your leaves. Next, dip your cutting into a hormone gel or po ...more

How To : Care for house plants

How to care for house plants; get professional tips and advice from an expert on caring for indoor plants and flowers in this free gardening video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Care for house plants. Care for house plants - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on ex ...more

How To : Propagate plants

Plants propagate themselves through the structures we know as flowers. At the base of the flower, one finds developing seed. The plant will eventually shed flowers and the seed with be propagated on its own. Or we can harvest the seed, dry them down, and germinate them. For mo ...more

How To : Care for house plants

In this video series, our expert will teach you how to care for house plants. You will learn easy to follow instructions for caring for tropical house plants, cactus and other unusual house plants. Get tips for avoiding common gardening mistakes, using the right soil, and prov ...more

How To : Grow house plants from tip cuttings

In this series of gardening videos, our expert on plant propagation tells you how to grow new house plants from tip cuttings of existing ones. She demonstrates how to take your trimming in order to get the best results, then explains in detail how to prepare the soil for maxim ...more

How To : Propagate cyclamen plants

Winter-flowering cyclamen are easy to propagate from self-sown seedlings under the parent plants. In this step by step gardening tutorial, Geoff Stebbings from Garden Answers shows you how to propagate cyclamen seedlings.

How To : Grow ivy plants

Every one knows what ivy is, but most think of it as the poisonous ivy that gives a horrible itchy rash, but poison ivy isn't the only kind out there. There's beautiful ivy that can make your home more elegant than ever. Growing the prolific ivy plant will convince you that yo ...more

How To : Mulch plant beds with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to mulch plant beds. Steps: 1 Rake dead leaves and old mulch from between shrubs and plants to expose the soil. 2 Pick up old mulch and leaves with a mulch fork and dump into wheelbarrow; discard debris in compost pile. 3 Cut ...more

How To : Upcycle an old book into a planter

A planter from a book? Recycling - or, rather, upcycling - these days seems to get weirder and weirder, but hear us out on this one. After all, there's no need to purchase new planters for small house plants at Home Depot when you can make a super cool vintage book planter you ...more

How To : Plant a condom

This how to prank video will teach you how to plant a condom that will grow when watered. Learn how to grow a plant using condoms and create a whole new vibe in your house. Condom plants are practical and do not require a lot of time watering or grooming. Grow a garden of cond ...more

How To : Identify problems with snails & slugs

Snails and slugs can really be a problem sometimes if you are a gardener. They feed on plants and can be considered pests, sometimes even getting inside your house. They are identified by their tell-tale slime trails. A bad infestation can be very hard to deal with. However, s ...more

How To : Propagate iceplants and african violets

to transfer ice plants, take a Styrofoam cup with holes in bottom and sides for drainage. fill cup with potting soil. place cuttings of ice plants into pot, about 2-3 cuttings per cup. keep moist. for African violets, snap off an entire leaf including the stem. fill a Styrofoa ...more

How To : Grow Plants With Compact Fluorescent Lights

I like to grow vegetables all year round, and I couldn't afford the big gas bulbs, or the power to run them. The big gas bulbs: can explode can burn you and your plants cost upwards of $50 a month to operate raise the temperature in your home, causing the air conditioning to ...more

How To : Divide and re-pot onions and herbs

How to divide and re-pot onions and herbs Take some green onions from your garden and bring them inside. If there are any dead or dry leaves on the onions that you bring in clean them up so that you have nice clean onions. Herbs are also good to grow inside during the winter a ...more

How To : Clone plants

This video will teach you how to propagate plants from a stem cutting using asexual propagation (a.k.a cloning). The methods shown are mainly for hydroponics but can be used in soil.

How To : Use urine as fertilizer

Learn how to neutralize urine as it is used to create fertilizer for house plants with this tutorial. This is a great way to reuse your urine and make a great fertilizer for your garden. All you need is magnesium chloride and urine.

How To : Grow a cactus and succulent plants

In this video series Nicole Pantaleon, an expert in plant and soil science, will demonstrate how to grow and propagate cactus and succulent plants. She will instruct on the proper way to cut and pot cactus or any other succulent plant. Part 1 of 15 - How to Grow a cactus and s ...more

News : The Green House - Vertical Gardening Exterior Walls

This is one concept that I would love to see sweep the urban world. One thing that strikes me every time I visit a major city is how far away they are from anything that is truly alive. Not only is the air dirty, but everyone must buy their produce from the grocery store. If t ...more

How To : Make money-saving standing reptile plants

Reptiles come from a variety of biomes, but certain reptiles, like snakes and lizards, do prefer a wet, tropical environment with lots of tree and bush cover. Because they feel more at home in this kind of environment, you must try to simulate their preferred surroundings when ...more

How To : Build hoop houses

A hoop house is greenhouse-like construct built to help gardeners grow vegetables and plants year-round. Build a hoop house with a professional organic farmer in this free gardening video series. Part 1 of 17 - How to Build hoop houses. Build hoop houses - Part 2 of 17. Click ...more

How To : Get rid of bees

It’s nice to have pollinated flowers and honey, but we could do with out the sting. Thankfully, there are ways to lessen your chances of being barbed. You Will Need * Bee traps * A pest control expert * Mothballs (optional) * Pantyhose (optional) Step 1 Know your bees. Nonso ...more

News : DIY Vertical Garden Lives and Breathes

Amazing vertical wall gardens with succulents and tillandsias by couple Flora Grubb and Kevin Smith. Inspired? Pick up some HowTo tips to get you started, or learn about the supplies you'll need here. Or try this vertical trellis moss project from Lowe's.  Tillandsia garden a ...more

News : Medieval peasant house

Hey everybody, here is my entry for the medieval building contest. I don't actually care if I win, it was just fun to think about. I have this great book series called The History of Private Life which goes into wonderful detail about how people did everyday things throughout ...more

How To : Build a raised garden bed for sustainable living

Having a raised garden bed is great in the city because you can fill it with good soil and create a healthy environment for your plants. Install a hoop house made from PVC pipe. To build the raised bed, use 2x10x8 lumper. Predrill the holes at the corners to make it easier to ...more

How To : Build a raised garden bed & hoop house

In this video you are taught how to build a raised garden bed and hoop house. You first begin with a layer of gravel and then place the layers on top of it. You can use leaves you can find to fertilize the soil. The video also teaches you how to build a hoop house using PVC pi ...more

News : Birds as the Ultimate DIY Architects

The widely used expression "free as a bird" intimates an enviable existence: delicate, yet mighty wings transporting to destinations no human could so breezily venture. But despite their fanciful, superhero ability, in truth, the avian race leads one of the most difficult exis ...more

News : Grow a Treehouse From Plants and Meat

How would you like to live like Tarzan, except in a sustainable, organic treehouse? Check out TED Fellow and urban designer Mitchell Joachim and his plan for homes of the future. Read the full article here. Mitchell Joachim is co-founder of Terreform One in Brooklyn, New York ...more

How To : Dress up your poinsettia with golden fabric wrap

Chances are you will have a poinsettia plant in your house before the end of the holiday season, whether it's due to them being on sale at the local grocery store or you receiving them as a hostess gift. Learn how to turn these festive plants into beautiful, eye-catching arra ...more

How To : Plan a layout for a square foot garden

Square foot gardening is a type of gardening in which you carefully arrange plants in tiny squares to maximize space and stylistic harmony. Watch this video to learn how to plan and execute a square foot garden in your apartment or house.

News : Would You Live in a Walking Robot House?

If you fancy yourself a nomad, check out Walking House, a mobile and modular dwelling system that is pneumatically powered, all-terrain ready. The vehicle-home crawls along at a snail's pace of 60 meters per hour, which equates to less than 1/2 a mile per hour. Akin in concept ...more

How To : Turn newspaper into starter pots for seedlings

Green gardening is using things you find around the house for your planting. Recycle your old newspaper to create small seed pots that will biodegrade in the surrounding soil after you transplant them. This is an easy technique for starting your plants from seeds.

How To : Get rich quick with feng shui at home

Feng shui helps to create positive energy at your home. It drives away the negative energy from your home. Eventually the people living in that home will get good thoughts. Thoughts make a person good or bad. Thoughts can make you rich or poor. You can change your life by maki ...more

News : What we see is Natural ... But also Fake

It is amazing that when you go out at night, the world is so full of colors and lights and everybody is dressed in certain way, also you can watch every big commercial image for 5 seconds, but in the end, you realize that your eyes can understand the fake and also the natural ...more

How To : Keep an indoor plant alive

Do plants wilt at the sight of you? With these tips, anyone can keep a houseplant alive, even you! You Will Need * A plant * Knowledge of its native environment * Water * Fertilizer * A soothing voice or a radio Step 1 Pick a plant that’s tough to kill. Hardy varieties includ ...more

How To : Take care of overgrown houseplants

Nicole Pantaleon shares some plant care tips for your household plants. She shows you what to do when your green thumb becomes too green, resulting in a mammoth, overgrown leafy beast lurking in the corner. Learn how to cut back and trim down your house plants, how to re-pot a ...more

How To : Repot plants

Potted plants of all kinds, whether in the house, greenhouse or outside, need repotting eventually. There are several reasons, the most obvious being that they simply get larger and top-heavy. Most houseplants don't need repotting that often because, if we give them plenty of ...more

How To : Childproof your home

This professional childproofing expert, Valerie Lary, will teach you how to make every room in your home safe for children, including the bathroom, the kitchen, the living room, and many others. A place that many people do not think of childproofing is the backyard. Plants can ...more

Soil Science : How Microbes Make Compost to Feed the Soil

Are you looking for a little microbe magic? Think composting. Composting is a great way to reuse food and plant waste that you would otherwise throw into the trash, which would just end up in a landfill somewhere. During the composting cycle, microbes reduce this organic wast ...more

How To : Make a DIY Light Bulb Aquarium

Add new life to your old light bulbs by transforming them into a DIY light bulb aquarium. Using needle-nose pliers, a screwdriver, and a small hammer, you can remove the copper connector and other inner components from the light bulb to create a clear opening from the stem to ...more

News : The Wonder of Plants

Have you seen all the adorable miniature garden ideas? Containers of some sort (wood boxes, planters, drawers, wheel barrows, bird baths…) hold a little scene full of tiny living plants along with little adornments like garden benches, hardscapes and paths. They are absolutely ...more

How To : 18 Amazing Uses for Essential Oils

An essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. Commonly used for aromatherapy purposes, essential oils can also be used to remove sticker gunk, make your room smell nice while vacuuming, concoct DIY toothpaste, deter rode ...more

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