Attention, Wannabe Gardeners: These Indoor Plants That Are Almost Impossible to Kill

OlgaMiltsovaGetty Images Don’t let those fickle fiddle leaf figs fool you. Not every houseplant requires a natural green thumb and extensive gardening expertise. These hardy indoor species can survive and even thrive despite serious neglect. “Buy something that likes to live the way you do,” advises Gwenn Fried, manager of the horticulture therapy program at … Read more Attention, Wannabe Gardeners: These Indoor Plants That Are Almost Impossible to Kill

Rare plants have turned money spinners during the pandemic

Money does grow on trees after all, find collectors and sellers of rare plants, which are seeing a bloom in popularity — and price — during lockdown “The market for rare plants used to be like the art market: discreet, rich and a passion nursed by the wealthy. But social media, especially Instagram and Pinterest, … Read more Rare plants have turned money spinners during the pandemic

Native flora planted at housing unit in Udhagamandalam town

The initiative to restore native flora to the grassland-wetland area where the housing unit stands, will involve the planting of over 1,000 native grasses Grass, shrubs and trees native to the Nilgiris were planted at the Gandhi Nagar housing unit in Udhagamandalam on Monday. The initiative to restore native flora to the grassland-wetland area where … Read more Native flora planted at housing unit in Udhagamandalam town

Reintroducing uncultivated edible plants into our kitchens

Many of the indigenous plants we dismiss and destroy have deep roots in the nutrient-rich traditional diets of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Meet the people reviving them Usha Soolapani discovered that in many places in Kerala, the ponnanganni weed is relentlessly destroyed. Director of Agroecology and Food Security at the NGO, Thanal, she also knew … Read more Reintroducing uncultivated edible plants into our kitchens

How pet plants put down roots in homes and hearts around the world

  Musician Annette Philip was happy to find friends for her Herbie. Founder-director of the Berklee India Ensemble, the prestigious performance group of the revered Berklee College of Music, Annette says via email: “Herbie is my darling jade plant who’s been with me since mid-April. He’s a constant source of joy and calm.” When Annette … Read more How pet plants put down roots in homes and hearts around the world