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House plants bring the fresh beauty of the outdoors inside your home. Learn about different kinds of house plants and how to care for them.

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Sensitive Plant

Sensitive plant, also known as touch-me-not and humbleplant, is a demanding house plant with leaves that fold up when touched. It is fast-growing and regularly bears fluffy, ball-shaped pink flowers. Read about its care.


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Torch Cactus

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