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Money Tree

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Money Tree

Pachira aquatica

Money Tree Plant Features

  1. While it doesn’t immediately produce dollars, money tree is said bring good luck and is a favorite plant for applications of Feng Shui.
  2. The tree offers shiny, hand-shaped leaves that lend it a decidedly tropical appearance.
  3. You may also see several money trees grown together in a single pot with their trunks braided together. This is common way to make it look more decorative and doesn’t harm the plant at all.
  4. Money tree is frequently used as a specimen for bonsai, as well, and can develop a fat, dense trunk.
     

Money Tree Growing Instructions

  • No matter which way your money tree is shaped when you get it, the plant does best in a bright spot and regular watering.
  • This is a good houseplant if you tend to overwater plants, as it appreciates (but doesn’t need) constantly moist soil.
  • Being a tropical, money tree also appreciates abundant humidity.
  • If the leaves start to have brown, crispy edges, placing it with other plants or near a small humidifier can help.
  • You can prune money tree at any time. Pruning money tree will help it grow more full and bushy.
  • Fertilize money tree two or three times in spring and summer with a regular houseplant fertilizer.
  • You can fertilize it more frequently if you want it to grow faster. Make sure to follow the directions on the fertilizer package.

***Note:***  Money tree is not intended for human or animal consumption. 

Light

  • Indoors: High light

Colors

  • Green

Water

  • Constantly moist soil, Medium water needs

Special Features

  • Purifies the air
  • Super-easy to grow

Complement your Money Tree with these varieties:

Calathea
Calathea is a lovely way to provide an interesting groundcover effect in a pot with a tall money tree.

Baby’s Tears
Soften the look of your money plant’s container by giving it a skirt of soft baby’s tears.

Peace Lily
Peace lily looks fantastic with money tree and both appreciate moist potting mix.

Plants Connected to this Article:

  • Lucky Bamboo -Dracaena sanderiana

  • Glowee -Sansevieria trifasciata

  • Money Tree – Pachira aquatica

  • Baby’s Tears – Soleirolia soleirolii

  • Calathea – Calathea spp.

  • Peace Lily – Spathiphyllum spp.

  • Banana – Musa spp

  • Fern – Various

  • Peperomia – Peperomia spp.

  • Madagascar Dragon Tree – Dracaena marginata

  • Red Aglaonema – Aglaonema spp.

  • Elephant’s Ear – Alocasia spp.

  • Zebra Plant – Aphelandra squarrosa

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Glowee

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Glowee – Sansevieria trifasciata

Glowee Plant Features

  1. Glowee is an easy-to-grow plant that glows in the dark!
  2. It’s especially fun to grow in a child’s bedroom where it can be a living nightlight, but will thrive in just about any room of your house.
  3. During the day, Glowee features stiff, upright foliage that has a sleek, modern feel.
  4. At night, those vertical leaves give off a soft, greenish glow.
  5. Glowee is 100 percent plant; it’s not a weird, genetically modified organism.

***Note:*** Light, whether natural or artificial, “charges” Glowee. The brighter the light, the more Glowee glows! Also, certain types of light (for instance, natural sunlight or black light) will make the glow more intense.

Glowee Growing Instructions
  • Like most plants, Glowee doesn’t require natural light to grow. It thrives just fine under artificial light — including in offices and classrooms.
  • Glowee does best in medium to bright light, but tolerates low-light conditions well, too.
  • Water Glowee regularly when the top inch or two of the soil dries out.

***Notes:***

  • Glowee would rather be kept too dry than too wet.
  • Glowee is not intended for human or animal consumption.

Light

  • Indoors: High light
  • Indoors: Low light
  • Indoors: Medium light
Colors
  • Green

Water

  • Low water needs
Special Features
  • Purifies the air
  • Super-easy to grow

Plants Connected to this Article:

Lucky Bamboo

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Lucky Bamboo – Dracaena sanderiana

Lucky Bamboo Plant Features

  1. Lucky bamboo is a wonderful gift plant that adds a bold note to indoor decor with its often intricately arranged stems.
  2. It’s a slow-growing foliage houseplant that’s easy to care for in a low- or medium-light spot.
  3. You can find lucky bamboo available in an almost endless variety of arrangements, including heart shapes, twists, curls, and more.
  4. There’s even lore about how many stems are in the arrangements!
  5. This indoor plant grows well on desks and tabletops, making it a fun addition to your office, school, or home.
  6. Because lucky bamboo typically grows in water, you can personalize yours by putting it in watertight container you wish; secure the stems in place with marbles, stones, or other materials.

Lucky Bamboo Growing Instructions

  • Grow lucky bamboo in low or medium light for best results. It can take a high-light spot, but lucky bamboo doesn’t like direct sun so it’s best to protect it with a sheer curtain to diffuse the light.
  • You’ll often see lucky bamboo sold without soil. The stems may be submerged in water and pebbles, gravel, marbles, or even colorful gels.
  • Lucky bamboo is happiest when you keep the stems submerged. Some people like to use rain water to reduce the chemical content in the water, but for the most part, this plant grows just fine in regular tap water.
  • If you wish to fertilize your lucky bamboo, use a fertilizer for aquatic plants and follow the directions on the fertilizer package.
  • If your lucky bamboo outgrows its container, you can easily transfer it to a larger container. Pack in pebbles, stones, or other materials to help keep the stems upright.

***Note:*** Lucky bamboo is not intended for human or animal consumption.

  • Light

    Indoors: Low light
    Indoors: Medium light

  • Colors

    Green, Variegated

  • Water

    Constantly moist soil

  • Special Features

    Purifies the air
    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Lucky Bamboo with these varieties:

Glowee
Lucky bamboo is a stunning plant during the day. Accent it at night with no-fuss glow-in-the-dark Glowee!

Money Tree
Grow lucky bamboo for good luck and money tree for good fortune! Both plants are a cinch to cultivate and look good together.

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How the Architecture of Our Buildings Shapes the Germs Around Us

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How the Architecture of Our Buildings Shapes the Germs Around Us.

We design buildings to make human lives better—but should we also design them to make bacteria healthier? A new study posits just that, suggesting that the microbial communities that live amongst us are deeply influenced by the design of our buildings. Wait—but aren’t microbes bad? Not exactly.

“Do function, form and organization predict variation in the built environment microbiome?” ask the authors of the paper, which was published on PLOS One this week. To find out, the team at University of Oregon did a fine-grained study of the school’s business complex, a 13-year-0ld LEED-certified building with 155 rooms:

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10 Biggest Lies Drug Companies Tell You – Doped Up – Conspiracies on truTV

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10 Biggest Lies Drug Companies Tell You – Doped Up – Conspiracies on truTV.

Doped Up

Big Pharma means big business. When prescription drug companies offer you the latest pill or powder, keep your hand on your wallet. For these companies, the bottom line isn’t your health, it’s their profit.

In 2006, the combined profit margin of the top twenty pharmaceutical companies was $110 billion. Together, Big Pharma earns more per year than Morocco and 120 other countries. With that much money and power in the hands of a small number of people, you are right to assume that something is going on behind closed doors. The pharmaceutical industry is notoriously secretive and routinely denies allegations of wrongdoing.

Therefore, at this point, these conspiracy theories are just that – theories.

1. Female Sexual Arousal Disorder…..

10 Biggest Lies Drug Companies Tell You – Doped Up – Conspiracies on truTV.

Black Death–Bubonic Plague

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Black Death–Bubonic Plague

 

plague bubonic symptoms

 

The other pictures showing signs and symptoms are very graphic so I will only include a bing search link here for you.

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Plague

Symptoms

Bubonic plague symptoms appear suddenly, usually after 2 – 5 days of exposure to the bacteria.

Symptoms include:

  • Chills
  • Fever
  • General ill feeling (malaise)
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • More

Data from: US National Library of Medicine · Vitals · UCompareHealthCare · NPPES

 

This article is about the disease in general. For information about the medieval European plague, see Black Death.

 

Bubonic plague is a zoonotic disease, circulating mainly in fleas on small rodents, and is one of three types of bacterial infections caused by Yersinia pestis (formerly known as Pasteurella pestis), that belongs to the family Enterobacteriaceae.

Without treatment, the bubonic plague kills about two thirds of infected humans within four days.

The term bubonic plague is derived from the Greek word βουβών, meaning “groin.” Swollen lymph nodes (buboes) especially occur in the armpit and groin in persons suffering from bubonic plague. Bubonic plague was often used synonymously for plague, but it does in fact refer specifically to an infection that enters through the skin and travels through the lymphatics, as is often seen in flea-borne infections.

Bubonic plague—along with the septicemic plague and the pneumonic plague, which are the two other manifestations of Y. pestis—is commonly believed to be the cause of the Black Death that swept through Europe in the 14th century and killed an estimated 25 million people, or 30–60% of the European population.

Around the Mediterranean Region, summers seemed to be the season when the disease took place. While in Europe, people found the disease most occurring in the autumn.

Because the plague killed so many of the working population, wages rose and some historians have seen this as a turning point in European economic development.

To read more about this visit the Wikpedia article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubonic_plague

  

The Red Cross needs our help

The bubonic plague once wiped a third of the world’s population — and now, Black Death is sparking one of the worst outbreaks globally in years.

Black Death has already killed 20 villagers after a sudden outbreak in Madagascar, and the Red Cross warns the island nation is at risk of a plague epidemic.

Even worse, strains of the disease seem to be spreading, and may even be mutating to populate at lower elevations.

The World Health Organization needs to send help to Madagascar, and to keep this potentially deadly disease from spreading.

With antibiotics, bubonic plague is now treatable — but without them, this devastating illness will cause lymph swelling, pustules, gangrene, and an agonizing death.

That’s a fate no one should suffer — and a problem we can’t afford to ignore.

Please, join us in calling on WHO to start beating this plague virus back, treating victims and keeping it from spreading!

PETITION TO THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION:

Don’t ignore the bubonic plague outbreak in Madagascar.

Help the Red Cross keep it from being an epidemic, sending medicine and stopping it from spreading the other nations.

Sign the Petition here:
http://act.watchdog.net/petitions/4115?share_ref=OLhUVJuV06E

 

 

Nick Albertini says:

The “Black Death” Plague of Medieval Europe was likely NOT common Bubonic Plague.

Rather, researchers believe that it was some kind of Hemorrhagic Fever.

The spread of the “Black Death” was as rapid as a horse could ride, and was likely an airborne transmission,

as Influenza or Ebola would be transmitted.

In fact it may have been a strain of Ebola.

Bubonic Plague is not caused by a virus and can be treated with antibiotics.

Poison/Toxic caterpillars & spiders

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It’s that time of year – the spidies are emerging! Please be aware of the different types.

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PLEASE ALL MY FRIENDS SHARE THIS!!!

I had the scare of my life because of what we assumed was a “cute” caterpillar was harmless and were proven wrong. The caterpillar in the pic (This is the exact one she had i contained it to show a doctor) is a hickory tussock moth caterpillar my girls have played with them before no problem come to find out after my youngest broke out in serious hives that these caterpillars are venomous!!!! my youngest licked it… why she wont tell us she says she she don’t know why and shes sorry. Anyway her face, lips, neck and belly broke out in hives. She is better now after some benadryl and bath but it could have been worse. This is what they said about these caterpillars:
The hairs on the caterpillar are long and bristle-like and spread out in tufts down the sides. Two long, sharp, black pencil-like hairs protrude near the front and rear of the creature, and these hairs are connected to poison glands, which excrete venom on contact.
Contact with the venom does not generally cause too much of a problem. A nettle or poison ivy-type rash often occurs, which can range from mild with slight reddening of the skin, to burning, swelling and pain, none of which should keep you away from your gardening duties for too long. Hypersensitive individuals may, of course, experience more severe symptoms that could include swelling and nausea. Washing the infected area with soap and water, taking antihistamines, or using ammonia, calamine lotion, or an ice pack can help to alleviate most minor symptoms fairly quickly. People who do experience more severe reactions, however, should seek expert medical advice as soon as possible.
PLEASE EVERYONE CAUTION AND DON’T LET YOUR KIDS PLAY WITH THEM THERE NOT FRIENDLY OR SAFE AND IT COULD BE SEVERE!!

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