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Welcome to Actual Botanical: Your Destination for Sustainable Gardening and Plant Care

We're passionate about sustainable gardening and plant care, while selling beautiful, healthy plants sourced from environmentally responsible growers.

At Actual Botanical, we're committed to sustainability in all aspects of our business, practicing organic and sustainable gardening in our own backyard, and using eco-friendly shipping and packaging materials.

We look forward to helping you grow healthy, thriving plants!

A guide for how to choose and use the best grow lights, featuring a photo of 'King' Anthurium Vietchii growing under grow lights indoors

Let There Be Light: Maximizing Indoor Plant Growth with the Right Grow Lights

Our guide covers everything you need to know about choosing and using grow lights for your houseplants and seedlings, including setting a schedule, providing ventilation, using reflectors, and monitoring your plants for optimal growth.
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Photo of a lush basil plant growing in a container. Learn how to grow your own container garden! Perfect for small space gardens, urban gardens, and apartment gardens.

Small Space, Big Harvest: The Beginner's Guide to Container Gardening

Container gardening is a great way to grow fresh produce, even if you don't have a lot of space. In this blog post, we'll provide a beginner's guide to container gardening to make you successful. 

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How to Identify Issues with Houseplants

How to Identify Issues with Houseplants

Use this checklist as a guide to help you identify symptoms and take the appropriate steps to treat and prevent issues.
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A beautiful Syngonium with lush, green and white leaves in a terra-cotta pot on a hardwood floor.

Syngonium Care and How to Keep Your Arrowhead Plant Thriving - Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting!

Discover the fascinating world of Syngoniums - the arrowhead plants that have become a popular houseplant choice. Learn how to care for different varieties, propagate them, and troubleshoot common issues.
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A photo of an Anthurium Crystallinum leaf: "Anthurium Crystallinum leaf with distinctive veins and crystal-like texture.

Anthurium Crystallinum: The Jewel of Houseplants

This blog post provides a comprehensive guide to growing and caring for the Anthurium Crystallinum plant, including tips on propagation, care, and maintenance. It also includes a comparison to other popular Anthurium species and information on different varieties of Anthurium Crystallinum.
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picasso peace lily with tricolor variegated leaves

Picasso Peace Lily: Care Guide

Spathiphyllum 'Picasso' (peace lilies), are a popular choice for indoor plants due to their attractive foliage and easy-care nature. In this post, we'll share our top tips for growing healthy Picasso peace lilies, from proper watering and fertilizing to lighting and humidity requirements.


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