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This week we are going to change things up a bit and I am going to share my plant parent journey with you. It all started back in 2014 when I was working at a job where I sat at a desk most days. In the building where I worked, there were many plants that weren’t really cared for...


This week we are talking about Hoya gracilis. This plant is native to Eastern Asia and Australia and belongs to the Apocynaceae or Dogbane which also includes milkweed, jasmine, pachypodium, and many others. All members of this family have flowers with radial symmetry...


One of the first things you will learn in an introductory Botany or Horticulture class is how plants are named. Plant taxonomy is the science that identifies, describes, classifies, and names plants – think Kingdom, Division, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species...


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