• what is a persian shield plant
    Plant care

    What Is A Persian Shield Plant? Purple Perfection!

      One of my all time favorites! Aren’t the colors of this plant absolutely magnificent? They are purple perfection. In this post, we will answer the question, “What is a Persian Shield plant” and discover the amazing qualities this one possesses. These plants are so easy to get along with and add vibrancy to your space as few others can do. They also work well indoors or out. It is worth noting however that these are only hardy in USDA zones 9-11 so indoor growing is definitely preferred for many climates. Let’s explore more of what they have to offer… What Makes Persian Shield unique? The very first thing that…

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    Plant care

    What is a snake plant? Odd name. Great plant!

    So… what in the world is a snake plant?  If your curiosity has brought you here, read on because this is a plant you won’t want to miss.  There is so much to love about this one.  In this article, we will focus on a few key features of the snake plant, other names you may know it by, and why it’s a valuable addition to your home collection.  Lets dive in.  🙂 What Other Names Are They Called? The snake plant’s scientific name is Sansevieria trifasciata.  Quite a mouthful.  I’ll give you a moment to keep trying to pronounce it.  Funny how we do that, isn’t it?  Moving along…

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    Orchid care

    Orchid Display Stand, What Works?

      For most people, including myself, the qualities in an orchid display stand that I require are durability, functionality, accessibility, cost, and of course, a match for your overall choice in home decor. Like you, I adore my orchids and want to show them off.  As my personal collection grew, what I quickly noticed was the dilemma of displaying them in a safe and appealing way is a real challenge.  Due to their height while in bloom and the stakes that provide support for their stems which can be a bit clumsy, traditional houseplant display arrangements simply won’t work.  Not to mention, a healthy and mature Phalaenopsis orchid can have…

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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…