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Adding Plants to Your Decor

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Adding Plants to Your Decor

Now that my bedroom is coming along and the decorating is almost finished, I am moving into other rooms of the flat. Our living room needed a little bit of attention, and one of the additions I knew would make our new place feel more like home was plants! They bring such life into a home. Plants make your place feel warm and cozy, lived in and cared for. Our living room had been barren for the past six months, without plant live, a TV, or tables of some sort. So, I spent the weekend shopping for greenery and dirt.

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And what a difference these Royal Palms made! Also known as Majestic Palms, they are pretty simple to take care of. Once at home in their pots, I watered them until their soil was completed soaked through, and water drained into their dishes. In the day, they receive a good mount of direct sunlight and are able to stay warm. I trimmed any brown edges from their leaves, and removed any dust. Now, these palms will hang out in their new home, and I won't have to water them, again, until their soil is dry.

Thanks to YouTube, learning how to take care of your particular plants is easier than ever. Each plant needs specific water, light, and feeding schedules and types. You can't just water them and leave them, or stick them in the sun or in the shade without knowing what your plant likes and needs. So, just Google it, read an article or two, and watch some videos. Learn about your new plant and treat her right!

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