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Seriously cool plant facts

You can’t have a shabby chic, boho chic, apartment, without plants. Trust me, you just can’t. I’ve been buying a few plants along; the week before last I bought fairy garden mini plants, last week it was several types of aloe vera plants from 9GreenBox on Amazon and this week I have 4 parlor palms on the way that I ordered over the weekend. I was a little weary of purchasing plants from Amazon and eBay but so far so good. I did have one problem with one order and the seller immediately sent out new plants at no additional cost. I went from :( to :D in a snap.

The more I research houseplants to improve indoor air quality {and of course fragrant plants}, the more plants I want to buy. I have a list of the best houseplants to buy to improve indoor air quality and I’m buying what I can find as I find them as well as adding some cute plants, just because. I have limited space but I do have high ceilings so I’m going up with my plants. I never thought a ladder could come in so handy, lol.

I found this image chart somewhere, Google or photobucket if I can recall correctly, and after quite a bit of searching, I traced it back to visual.ly. I tried to grab their code for it but for whatever reason, it wasn’t working for me. Anyhow, I thought the majority of you would enjoy it soooooooooo I hope you do :).

50 plant facts

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30 Comments

  1. Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar

    February 4, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    These facts about plants are pretty awesome. I love learning new things especially about plants since I have the greenest thumb in the world! Any little bit helps! Lol. How cool is the self watering plant from Isreal? If onlyyyy we had one of those here. That would be the plant for me! Haha

  2. Natalie

    February 4, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    These are pretty cool plant facts for sure. I never really been much of a plant person, I mean sure they’re awesome looking and I’ve always wanted a garden. However, I have a black thumb and kill plants all the time, lol. I can’t keep a catus alive, lol.

    1. Terri Beavers

      February 5, 2015 at 8:25 am

      I thought I had a black thumb until my mom told me I was overwatering my plants. I cut back on that and it she was right. Man, I hate when she is always right but this time I was thankful lol.

  3. Cherri Megasko

    February 4, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I love these fun facts. I am going to bookmark this post so I can refer back to it from time to time. I am a great outside gardener, but I’m lousy with houseplants … they can be the perfect specimen of health and I’ll kill ’em within a month! LOL

  4. lauriel

    February 3, 2015 at 11:35 am

    What a fun infographic! It felt like a fascinating stroll through a virtual plant exhibit. I found myself wishing I could see visual representations of some of those items (e.g. the basil plant height and the banana length(!)) to get a good sense of their scale. As a child, I enjoyed finding edible plants (e.g. sour grass and clovers that taste a bit like tangy green apples), so I thought it’s cool that dandelions are completely edible. Somehow, I think a mouth-ful of the wispy ‘seeds/blossoms’ would be a bit.. dry? but I’ll have to try it sometime now… :D

    xo,
    lauriel
    EyeForElegance.com

  5. Samantha Angell

    February 3, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Wow, these are a ton of great and interesting facts about plants! Question for you if you have several- what are good plants you can buy for an apartment that require the least amount of care (and sunshine, ideally?!) I would love to have a couple of plants but always seem to kill them off pretty quickly. Oops!

    1. Terri Beavers

      February 3, 2015 at 6:50 am

      Good Housekeeping has a list of plants that are really easy to care for. I have some of these on my list as well.
      Bromeliad
      Cast-iron plant
      Jade Plant
      Prayer Plant
      Kalanchoe
      Ponytail palm
      Phalaenopsis orchid
      Philodendron (I own one of these myself and am currently rooting a couple as well)
      Crown of thorns
      Pothos
      ZZ plant
      Schlefflera
      Mother-in-law’s Tongue

  6. Beth@FrugalFroggie

    February 3, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Plants are essential for every house. They provide humidity and clean the air naturally. Every house should have a plant.

  7. Katherine G

    February 2, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    These are some great facts. I love learning new things.

  8. Mindi

    February 2, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    That self-watering plant in Israel sounds really cool. I totally have two brown thumbs. If the plant waters itself, than perhaps I have a chance not to kill it. I wonder if we’ll ever have such a plant in the United States.

  9. rochkirstin

    February 2, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    I didn’t know that carrots grew as purple! Whoa. I thought it must be sweet potatoes or something. Now I’m interested to see one. :) These are all interesting facts that are great to share with kids. For sure, they will appreciate the knowledge and tell them to friends.

  10. Erin

    February 2, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    This is such an awesome infographic! I really had no idea. I wish carrots were still always purple! That would certainly make my purple loving daughter more excited to eat them!

    1. Terri Beavers

      February 2, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Alyssa and Abby might eat carrots if they were purple but I sure have a time trying to get them to eat orange ones, lol.

  11. kungphoo

    February 2, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Wow, seriously did not know most of these plant facts… love how you presented this, super informative!

  12. Stephanie Keeping

    February 2, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    I did not know bamboo grows that fast!

  13. Cierra

    February 2, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    love gardening I’m a serious addict and once you start planting your own veggies & get a couple fruit plants you’ll want to do nothing else but be around plants

  14. Amanda @ Adorkablii

    February 2, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    This is some great information! I am not a plant person only because I don’t think I could keep one alive. I know that’s sad a pathetic, but it’s true. Rather let someone else buy them so it has a chance! HAHA!! I loved the information though. Banana’s as herbs? Very Interesting!

  15. tammileetips

    February 2, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    I love indoor plants!! Our weather in Washington isn’t always the best for growing flowers outside. I love how much color and freshness the indoor plants can add to a room. I love to find ones that don’t require sunlight for growth.

  16. Adriana Martin

    February 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Great information you have in this infographic we sometimes don’t realize it but we are surrounded by wonders

  17. Carmen Perez (listen2mama)

    February 2, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I am the opposite, Ive actually never liked having plants inside of my home, I am always terrifeid of small ants, bugs, etc, especially living in Miami in this heat and humidity :-(

    1. Terri Beavers

      February 2, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      Lol I am too, maybe more so which is why we have a pest control company that comes and sprays every month. So far I’ve not seen anything that moves, thank heavens :).

  18. m: k&m: The stay-at-home life

    February 2, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I love my plants and am starting a veggie garden this spring.

  19. Missi

    February 2, 2015 at 11:48 am

    This is a great post. I’ve only been able to keep one plant alive…. So far it’s still alive and well

  20. Ashley

    February 2, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Wow, what an informative infographic, thank you! Also, I really appreciate that link to the NASA Clean Air Study, I’ve never really researched plants that much (despite the fact my moms a horticulturist lol). I think it’s time to get some chrysanthemum’s over here! Thanks again for sharing :)

  21. vidya sudarsan

    February 2, 2015 at 11:02 am

    A very nice infographics! Lots of good information.. that I did not even know! Plants have so many benefits, I used to take dried leaves for medicinal purposes. Can’t believe 70,000 of those exists!

  22. Terri

    February 2, 2015 at 9:13 am

    I hardly can keep plants alive so right now, the only thing I have is a bamboo plant because they don’t require anything but water to stay alive. These are great tips though

    1. Terri Beavers

      February 2, 2015 at 9:15 am

      I’ve been trying to find a bamboo plant, it’s on my list. I live in such a small area that finding plants in the winter isn’t that easy :(.

  23. Carrie chance

    February 2, 2015 at 9:01 am

    I love this! great infographic. I’ll be pinning this one :-)

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