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Cindy McKie

Cindy McKie

Cindy McKie, a passionate houseplant lover with a special fondness for monstera, offers concise and accessible care guides for all plant enthusiasts. When not writing, catch her in the garden or immersed in a good book.

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Cindy McKie

Cindy McKie provides helpful, easy-to-follow care guides for plant lovers of all experience levels. She has written for several online gardening publications and has self-published her own guide to growing herbs under the pen name Sophia Darby. When not writing about plants, she can be found in her gardens or reading a good book.

Philodendron Hederaceum: How To Grow And Care

Philodendron Pedatum

Philodendron Pedatum: How To Grow And Care

Philodendron Bipennifolium

Philodendron Bipennifolium: How To Grow And Care

Philodendron Burle Marx

Philodendron Burle Marx: How To Grow And Care

Philodendron Bloody Mary

Philodendron Bloody Mary: How To Grow And Care

Philodendron Prince of Orange

Philodendron Prince of Orange: How To Grow And Care

Philodendron Green Congo

Philodendron Green Congo: How To Grow And Care

Troubleshooting Dying Mums

Dying Rosemary Causes and Cures

10 Common Annual Flowers to Grow in Your Garden

Philodendron Gloriosum Gow and Care

Plants That Repel Flies

Troubleshooting Yucca Plant Problems

Identifying Ponytail Palm Problems

4 Natural Window Plants Lighting Practice

The Adorable Panda Plant

Rock Your Collection with Livingstone Plant

Palmfarn - Cycas Revoluta

Enjoy a Touch of the Tropics with the Sago Palm

Jessenia Pothos Growing Guide

Caring for the Devil’s Backbone Plant

The Tough and Beautiful Cast Iron Plant

Tillandsia Ionantha: The Easy Care Sky Plant

The Small but Mighty Medusa Air Plant

Angel Wing Begonia: Big and Beautiful Blooms

Helpful Tips for Watering Plants in Pots

Pot Drainage Holes and How They Protect Your Plants

Try These Low Fuss, Low Water Plants

Self-Watering Pots: Good for You and Your Plants

The Festive Holly Fern

The Brake Fern: A Large and Varied Variety

Kangaroo Paw Fern

Purple Waffle Plant – Red Ivy

Strawberry Begonia: A Perfect Beginner’s Houseplant

Agave Attenuata Grow and Care Guide

Gasteria Little Warty: Strange Name, Cute Plant

Beaucarnea Recurvata(Ponytail Palm) Looks Like A Tropical Tree

Haworthiopsis Fasciata: A Succulent with Stripes

Kalanchoe Daigremontiana: Not Your Ordinary Houseplant 

Aeonium Arboreum: The Rose of Succulents

Don’t Be Shy to Own the Beautiful Blushing Philodendron

It’s Worth the Hunt to Find a Philodendron Rugosum 

Philodendron Martianum: Beautiful Blooms and Foliage 

Philodendron Florida Ghost Hanging Around Your Home

The Red-Headed Philodendron Squamiferum

Philodendron Black Cardinal Grow and Care Tips

You’ll Be Starstruck by the Bishop’s Cap Unique Shape

The Spider Cactus: Cute, not Creepy

Beautiful Philodendron Types You Will Love

Give Your Houseplant Collection Variety With The Philodendron Brasil

Go Big with the Elephant Ear Philodendron

Mammillaria Zeilmanniana: The Rose Pincushion Cactus

The Easy and Adorable Spiny Pincushion Cactus

The Starfish Cactus: A Unique Beauty

Lobivia Cactus: Great for Small Spaces

The Parodia Cactus: A Staple of Cacti Collectors

The Rare and Beautiful Pink Princess Philodendron 

Troubleshooting ZZ Plant Problems

How to Care for Flowering Cactus Varieties

Rebutia Cactus

Say “Hola” To The Powder Puff Cactus

The Rare and Beautiful Balloon Cactus

Add Festive Flair to Your Home with an Easter Cactus

Go Nuts for the Peanut Cactus

The Whimsical Beauty of the Fairy Castle Cactus

The Delicate Beauty of the Lady Finger Cactus

The Stunning, but Smelly, Lifesaver Cactus

The Dinosaur Back Plant

Make Room in Your Home for the African Milk Tree

Let a Rat Tail Cactus Hang Around Your Home

The Wondrous Variety of the Indoor Cactus

Double Your Cacti Love with the Moon Cactus

The Candelabra Tree Makes a Big Impact

Let a Lamb’s Tail Cactus Hang Around Your Home

10 Favorite Calathea Types of Houseplants

Calathea Warscewiczii: The Beautiful Plant with a Tricky Name

Calathea Vittata Care Tips You Should Know

How To Care and Grow Calathea Orbifolia

Experience the Exotic Beauty of Calathea Makoyana

Calathea Lancifolia: Foliage to Fall For

Fall in Love with the Velvety Foliage of Calathea Rufibarba

The Mosaic Beauty of Calathea Musaica

Add the Striped Beauty of Calathea Zebrina to Your Collection

10 Types of Hoya Plant Varieties to Grow Indoors

Hoya Carnosa

Hoya Wayetii

Hoya Krimson Queen

Hoya Curtisii

Hoya Australis

Hoya Macrophylla

Hoya Lacunosa

Hoya Pubicalyx

Hoya Obovata