Plant Empowerment and Bromeliad Bloom

Plant Empowerment and Bromeliad Bloom

Ep 224 – The Plantrama team discuss a botanic term for plants that put leaves straight up out of the ground (no stems!), and answer a listener’s question about a Bromeliad that hasn’t made more blooms. Ellen and C.L. present a new segment: Plant Empowerment, which explains how to make a passion for plants into a profession. We start with custom container plantings.

Eggshells, Moss and Terrariums

Eggshells, Moss and Terrariums

Ep 223 – The Plantrama team discusses the common belief that eggshells provide quick calcium for plants. Next we look at the myths, misunderstandings and misuse of moss, and end with a question about making a terrarium.

Chestnuts, Hellebores, and Growing Foxgloves

Chestnuts, Hellebores, and Growing Foxgloves

Ep 222 – Ellen and C.L. talk about eating chestnuts, the perennial plant that’s commonly called hellebores, and what it means when you are talking about pesticides. We end with a listener’s question about growing foxglove plants from seed.

Grafting, Starting Pepper Plants, and Rice Alternatives

Grafting, Starting Pepper Plants, and Rice Alternatives

Ep 221 – We start out discussing what can be substituted for rice when you cook. Our main segment is about grafted plants, and we end with a discussion about vegetable seeds that you might want to start in the winter, and whether it’s worth it to save a poinsettia from year to year.

Bare Root Plants, Dracaena and Pruning

Bare Root Plants, Dracaena and Pruning

Ep 219 – In this episode C.L. and Ellen explain what “bare root plants” are and why you might want them. Next, they talk about the genus Dracaena, which includes some of the most popular houseplants. They end by disagreeing about general rules for pruning (sorry Morgan).

Yams vs Sweet Potatoes, Root Nodules and Fungal Diseases

Yams vs Sweet Potatoes, Root Nodules and Fungal Diseases

Ep 216 – From roots to leaves to flowers! C.L. and Ellen talk about the difference between yams and sweet potatoes, explain what a root nodule is, and discuss leaf-spot fungus, especially on house plants. The episode ends with a listener question about flowers for a Florida garden.

Low-Light Houseplants, Money Plant and Cleaning Indoor Foliage

Low-Light Houseplants, Money Plant and Cleaning Indoor Foliage

Ep 215 – It’s all houseplants all the time in this episode of Plantrama. Ellen and C.L. give advice about cleaning the leaves of indoor plants, talk about the many Calatheas that grow well with less light, and answer a question about the tropical known as “money plant.”

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