Urban Jungle Journal

Cat-Friendly Houseplants

Shylah Statler

Cat-Friendly Houseplants

While you might look at your house plant and think it seems harmless, many of our favorites can be toxic to cats! Knowing which plants are cat-friendly or not, is very important to make sure our house is healthy and happy - for all our friends that call it home. 

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Low Maintenance Houseplants

Shylah Statler

Low Maintenance Houseplants

We love houseplants for their ability to bring home a little bit of green and a breath of fresh air every day of the year. If you’re looking for all the benefits of a houseplant (or a few!) but aren’t sure if you can keep one alive, here are some of our favorite low-maintenance plants!

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Terrarium Crash-Course

Shylah Statler

Terrarium Crash-Course

Terrariums are popular because they are easy, personal, and absolutely adorable! You can have your own little green world behind glass, at home - there are so many ways to make your perfect little ecosystem. Here's our crash course, on everything terrariums!

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Ask Me About My Plants – Bre Barnum

Shylah Statler

Ask Me About My Plants – Bre Barnum

Learning the personal, funny, quirky stories about the relationships we have with our house plants. Bre Barnum, in her office at The Barnum Factory, and her home in the Des Moines River Bend neighborhood. The first plant I got I picked because I liked the name Peperomia and the shape of the leaves. When I kept that one alive- I knew I needed more.

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Aloe Vera: The Plant that Loves You Back

Andrea Metzler

Aloe Vera: The Plant that Loves You Back

Whether you want to bring home your aloe to be a houseplant, superfood, or healing plant, it has all of the same care needs as a succulent. These adorable little guys call North Africa home, meaning the best care you can give them is to mimic their arid desert home. Like all succulents, the best way to love them is a little neglect!

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