• Plant care

    Can I Grow Coleus Indoors

    If you are anything like me, you absolutely love the pops of color and leaf variegations that the coleus plant offers us.  Coleus is such an easy care, hardy plant and has many amazing qualities to enjoy.  In this post I’ll be answering the question, “Can I grow coleus indoors” and offer you some fun facts, tips for care and other helpful hints.  Plus, as always, I gladly welcome your discussion and personal experience with this one of a kind plant.  What Family Is Coleus From? You may be surprised, as I was, that Coleus is in the mint family.  Their scientific genus is Solenostemon. Coleus are native to tropical…

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    Plant care

    Do Plants Grow Better With Music?

    Plant life is fascinating.  For so long, the complexities of plants have gone mostly unnoticed by a large portion of the population.  Those of us who love and study plants, however, live by a different tune.  We have seen firsthand the effects that talking to our plants or having music playing in their environment has had on their overall health and growth patterns.  This is what inspired me to really investigate the question, “Do plants grow better with music?” My husband and I are both avid music lovers.  Sounds have a profound impact on how we feel and what we perceive around us.  As humans, we understand our environment based…

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    Plant care,  Reviews

    Grow Lights For Indoor Plants – A Review

    One of the things I love about the indoor plant world is that for almost every problem, there is a solution!  Enter in here the issue of not having enough light in your home or office spaces. Whether you just prefer houseplants that require lots of light, or your home doesn’t have much natural lighting, grow lights are a phenomenal choice.  In this post, I’ll be focusing on a few options of grow lights for indoor plants, as well as reviewing those options to give you a clear list of pros and cons.  I use grow lights myself and love them.  They’ve been absolute lifesavers for my plants in a…

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    Happy Thanksgiving, Y’all!

    To each of my readers, this Thanksgiving, I want to say thank you for being here.  Thank you for taking time out of your day to read what is on my heart to say.  Thank you for your support and kindness. Each comment you share, all of your encouragement – it means more than I could ever express. I am grateful to the Lord for you and pray that your Thanksgiving is both blessed and happy.   All My Love, Holly Fellow plant lovers, like or follow us here. Thank you! 🙂

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    Orchid care

    My Orchid Is Dying, What’s Wrong?

    You’ve been admiring those spectacular blooms your Phalaenopsis orchid has been blessing you with for some time now.  Maybe you bought it from a store, or perhaps you received this orchid as a gift.  Seemingly all of a sudden, panic is replacing your admiration because you are saying, “My orchid is dying!”  Now, here you are wondering what has gone wrong and if there’s anything you can do about it. I may have good news for you.  Your orchid may not be dying at all.  Even if it is, there’s still a chance you can correct what you might be doing wrong and save it.  Throughout this post, I’ll be…

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    Pets & Plants

    Houseplants That Are Safe For Cats

    We love our kitties, don’t we? All those hilarious cat videos online, the endless hours of fascination and entertainment they bring us in our homes, and the kind of love that only they can give.  We have fallen in love with their charms, which is precisely what they had planned all along 🙂  If you’re here because you adore your fur baby but would really like to know the houseplants that are safe for cats, you’re in the right place! Here is a list of some great options that will make you feel at ease and your cat even safer.   1. African Violet If you are looking for a…

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    Orchid care

    How To Water Orchids Indoors

        It’s no secret that for a long time, orchids have gotten the reputation of being hard to care for, hard to keep alive and downright frustrating to have in your home.  Thankfully, none of the aforementioned are true.  There’s just so much misinformation leading you to believe this.  In this article, I’m going to talk about how to water orchids indoors. Specifically, I am speaking of Phalaenopsis orchids. Personally, I do have my favorite method but what works best for me may not work best for you.  Irrespective of that, there are still wrong and right ways to water your orchids. You’ll soon find it’s not as hard…

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    Affiliate Disclosure

    In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance. These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In blog terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product. In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts on this site: Any/all of the links on PottedOpulence.com are affiliate links of which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items. What are affiliate links? Purchases are made…

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    About Us

    Welcome to Potted Opulence! This site is dedicated to all the potted plants we love, that bring us so much enjoyment. Phalaenopsis orchids will likely take front and center stage, but along the journey, I’m quite sure many other plants will be discussed as well. It is my hope that we can engage in discussion together and chat about all the different ways these wondrous creations have made us smile…and challenged us as well. It Was Love At First Sight Some years ago, I met a lady who was going through a bad break-up with her fiance and was using plant therapy to soothe her aching heart. She began propagating…