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Citrus pests and diseases

Citrus Pests: Common Pests Affecting Citrus Species

As a home gardener with a lot of fruit trees, I have found citrus to be one of the easiest ...
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Makrut lime

Makrut Lime (Citrus hystrix) Care

What is makrut lime?     What does makrut lime look like?     How to grow makrut lime     What does makrut lime smell ...
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Growing citrus trees in pots

Growing Citrus in Pots

Citrus trees add an attractive feature to decks and gardens. Their shiny green leaves, scented flowers and fruit make an ...
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How to care for peace lily

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum spp) Care

At a glance     What is peace lily?     Description     Cultivars     Care     Propagation     Pests and diseases     Uses At a glance Family Araceae ...
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Boston fern care

Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Bostoniensis’) Care

At a glance     What is Boston fern?     How to care for Boston fern     Propagation     Repotting At a glance Family Lomariopsidaceae ...
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Is mistletoe fig toxic to dogs?

Is Mistletoe Fig Toxic to Dogs?

Mistletoe fig (Ficus deltoidea) is toxic to dogs. The toxic principles are ficin a proteolytic enzyme, and ficusin, a psoralen ...
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Yuzu tree

Yuzu Fruit (Citrus junos)

What is yuzu?   Cultivation    What does yuzu smell and taste like?     What's the difference between yuzu and lemon?     ...
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Is Christmas cactus toxic to dogs?

Is Christmas Cactus Toxic to Dogs?

Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) is non-toxic to dogs and can be safely grown in homes with pets, with care ...
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Caring for a Christmas tree

Feeding and Caring For a Live or Cut Christmas Tree

A fresh Christmas tree is one of the highlights of decorating the home during the festive season. With so much ...
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Buddha's hand fruit

Buddha’s Hand Citrus (Citrus medica var. sarcodacylis)

What is Buddha's hand?     Why is it called Buddha's hand?     What does Buddha's hand taste like?     What is Buddha's hand ...
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Why do some flowers close at night?

Why Do Some Flowers Close At Night?

Why do some flowers close at night? This is an evolutionary process known as nyctinasty, which originated from the Greek ...
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Is mistletoe toxic to dogs?

Is Mistletoe Toxic to Dogs?

Mistletoe (American and European) is toxic to dogs. The toxic properties are viscumin and lectins - (V. album), and toxalbumin, ...
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Christmas plants toxic and non-toxic to dogs

Christmas Plants and Their Toxicity to Dogs

Christmas plants and pets During the Christmas period, many homes are decorated with plants. Knowing which ones are safe and ...
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Is gold dust dracaena toxic to dogs?

Is Gold Dust Dracaena Toxic to Dogs?

Gold dust dracaena (Dracaena surculosa) is toxic to dogs. The toxic principle is steroidal saponins which cause vomiting, loss of ...
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Is Philodendron birkin toxic to dogs?

Is Philodendron Birkin Toxic to Dogs?

Philodendron birkin is toxic to dogs. The toxic principle is insoluble calcium oxalate crystals that penetrate the delicate tissues of ...
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Is Seasol toxic to animals?

Is Seasol Toxic to Animals?

Seasol is not toxic to animals and is safe to use on plants in homes with pets as long as ...
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