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Jan 6, 2022

This week I’m joined by a special guest, Maria Failla. You guys know I do not have a green thumb, and while I appreciate plants, I am not a connoisseur.  Maria is a connoisseur, and you may know her from her podcast, Bloom and Grow Radio.  She is here to educate us on how to choose plants, how to place plants, and how to help plants thrive.

This episode, we discuss…

[3:28] Maria’s history with plants

[6:24] How to place your plants around a room

[10:53] Natural light versus artificial light

[16:59] The effect of the home environment on plant care

[17:56] Low light plants

[21:53] Plant food and fertilizer

[26:17] Whether plants can thrive in low to no light

[28:10] Fake plants

[31:52] Low-maintenance plants

[39:18] Fiddle-leaf fig plants

[42:39] Plants and interior design


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