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Plantgasm - I love plants too much. By Derek Powazek.

Category: How To

How to do that thing.

What to do with that Amaryllis that’s Done Blooming

If you’ve got an Amaryllis that’s done blooming, here are some tips for what to do next.

The Patented Plantgasm Perlite Propagation Process

How to propagate plants from cuttings using Perlite and patience.

Vacation Tips for Houseplants

How to make sure your plants will still be healthy and happy when you get home from vacation.

Avast Ye Pirate Planters

Don’t forget Step 5. Never forget Step 5.

Planting Plant Pillows for Plantbombing (Phew!)

How to plant knitted plant pillows with succulent cuttings.

Repotting a Phalaenopsis Orchid

If you’ve had an orchid for a couple years and it’s still in the pot it came in, I bet you 20 bucks the roots are rotting.

Deflasking a Bottle Orchid

I am not crazy enough to grow orchids from seed, but I am crazy enough to try and grow them from a bottle.

Planting Alocasia Berries

In the wild, this profoundly sexy act is carried out by bugs. I used a knife.

Yes, You Can Grow Orchids

Orchids are just plants, and like all plants, all they need is a little light, water, and attention.

Buying Plants on eBay

While eBay may not be top of your list when looking for plants, I’ve had almost entirely positive experiences buying there.


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