Plant Pop - Meet Brian Feretic & Hear How Blossm Grew into a Flourishing Plant Community
After discovering his love for plants, Brian was eager to spread the joy that he gets from them to others in his community. One day, he found himself exchanging one of the plants he had propagated, a rubber plant, with a neighbor, who let him pick one from her garden.
It's plant experiment time again! "Which medium is best to propagate an alocasia corm or bulb?" When I was repotting one of Alocasia plants, I uncovered a bunch of baby bulbs or "corms" that were growing on my Alocasia Cuprea momma plant.
We have grown to really love using LECA (Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate) for almost all of our plants. LECA has been used in semi hydroponics and has gotten more popular throughout the years for gardening and horticulture.
The Blossm Plant Community is My Form of Therapy 💚
As a first time founder, I didn't really fully understand what I was getting myself into... I knew Blossm would need at least 3-5 years to see it through, and the journey was going to be extremely difficult, but I didn't truly understand the magnitude of the rollercoaster ride of #startuplife.
How to Care for and Mount a Staghorn Fern - My Favorite Plant 💚
Almost 5 years ago, I attended a meeting at the Mission Hills Garden Club which had a segment focused on Staghorn Ferns, scientifically known as Platycerium Bifurcatum. Prior to the meeting, I was recently introduced to this cool, yet incredibly weird looking plant that seemingly grew antlers. I was quite keen to learn more.
Transferring a potted plant to LECA is a great way to improve its growth and health. LECA, or Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate, is a porous material that provides excellent drainage and aeration for plant roots.
Plants in the Workplace: The benefits of greenery in your workspace
Do you often feel stressed, fatigued, or uninspired while at work? You're not alone! Many people experience these feelings while at work, but did you know that incorporating plants into your workspace can help alleviate these feelings and improve your overall well-being?
There isn’t a one size fits all for plants. The type of substrate you should use for your plants depends on the specific needs of the plants you are growing. Some plants require well-draining soil, while others may require soil with more moisture-retention.
Semi-hydroponics, also known as passive hydroponics or soil-less culture, is a method of growing plants using a soil-less medium, such as perlite or coconut coir, instead of soil. In semi-hydroponics, the plants are grown in the soil-less medium and....
Chemically induced variegation in plants refers to a phenomenon in which changes in the color or patterning of plant leaves, stems, or flowers are caused by the application of chemical agents. This can be done for a variety of reasons, including to produce plants with attractive or unusual coloring for decorative purposes
There are many ways to propagate houseplants, and each method has its own set of benefits and challenges. In this blog post, we will explore some of the best methods for propagating houseplants, including stem cuttings, leaf cuttings, and division.
One study found that interacting with plants can lower heart rate and blood pressure, as well as reduce levels of stress and anxiety. This is thought to be due in part to the calming effect of being in nature and the mindfulness that comes with caring for a living being.
A tissue-cultured plant is a plant that has been grown from plant cells or tissues, rather than from seeds. Tissue culture is a method of plant propagation that involves growing plants from small pieces of plant tissue, such as cells or tissues, in a laboratory setting.
Variegated houseplants are often more expensive than plants with solid green leaves because they are more rare and difficult to propagate. Variegation is a genetic mutation that causes the plant to produce leaves....