How to care for Bromeliad Plants

Do you love bromeliads? Well, you may feel like you need to cultivate up some of them but all seems in vain. Well, different bromeliads grow in different conditions. There are several categories of bromeliads that can be categorized into different genera. Under each genera are different species of bromeliads. Bromeliad genera include aechmea, ananas, billbergia, bromelia, edmundoa, dyckia, nidularium, tillandsia, vriesea and wittrockia. There are several other genera but these do extremely well in South America, especially Brazil.

There are about 3000 known species of bromeliads and 56 genera into which they have been categorized. The major divisions of the bromeliads include:

  • Bromelioideae: 32 genera and 861 species in total.
  • Pitcairnioideae: 16 genera and 1030 species in total.
  • Tillandsioideae: 9 genera and 1277 species in total.

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How to select, prepare, store and preserve Sage [Infographic]

Sage is a prevalent herb used worldwide in cooking and herbal medicine. Whether you opt for the fresh or dried form, sage adds a warm, pine-like flavor with hints of rosemary and citrus to any dish.

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Scientific Reasons why you should Drink More Water [Infographic]

Good water is the purest, most wonderful thing you can do for your body! (Well, top three at least…)

Our bodies are around 60% water in total, more so in specific parts such as the blood (90% water) and cartilage (80%). So it’s very easy to dehydrate yourself – and very harmful when you do so.

Spin it around though, and if you hit the 3-4 liters per day that your body requires, you will instantly feel better. Drinking a decent amount of water each day can help your digestion, your skin, and your anxiety. And it can help you to focus, which makes those meditation sessions even more rewarding.

The tricky thing is figuring how to get more water into your life. But it’s just about good habits. This visual guide provides eight easy ways to drink more water. Get it down, and you can start enjoying a purer, more lubricated lifestyle!

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Classic Pasta Sauces and how to make them [Infographic]

Pasta is the kind of meal that is easy to make but rarely done right. Microwaving a chilled ready meal of spaghetti carbonara can never taste like you would eat in an authentic Italian restaurant. The only way to make a truly delicious classic pasta sauce is to do it yourself, which might seem intimidating but can often be deceptively easy with the right ingredients and instructions.

To help you try out some of these, this infographic rounds up easy-to-follow recipes for 14 of the best-loved pasta sauce recipes. From Ragu Alla Bolognese to Pesto Alla Genovese, these sauces come from all over Italy and have been handed down from generation to generation, bringing families together around the dinner table.

As well as the ones you might be familiar with, there’s also some you might not have tried eating before, let alone cooking, including Puttanesca, which may translate as ‘whore’s pasta’ but tastes much better than that might make it sound. If you’re a seafood fan, there’s also Allo Scoglio or Alle Vongole, which require shellfish, which Quattro Formaggi speaks for itself if you just can’t get enough cheese.

With all of these delicious and deceptively simple recipes at your fingertips, the only question is which one will you try first?

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Yoga for your Joints [Infographic]

Joint pain can make it difficult to perform everyday tasks or exercise. However, regular movement is necessary to keep the joints healthy. Yoga, an ancient practice, may be the ideal exercise to prevent and treat the modern epidemic of joint pain. It’s gentle and low-impact, and it promotes circulation, strengthens the muscles around the joints, increases flexibility, and improves bone health. Keep reading to learn how yoga can help you keep your joints healthy, mobile, and pain free.

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