5 ways to be more sustainable in your indoor gardening

Today, my new plants that I mentioned in my post on the how to help plants recover after shipping arrived. As promised, I’ve put the photos of the Philodendron birkin and the Monstera deliciosa at the end of the post. As usual, I am not being paid to provide links to their websites in myContinue reading “5 ways to be more sustainable in your indoor gardening”

Pest Profile 2: Fungus gnats

Fungus gnats are unsavoury flying pests which aren’t all that harmful, but they can still be a bit of a headache. Nobody likes seeing tiny little flies flitting around their homes searching for soil to make their home in. In this post, we’ll be delving into how to identify, exterminate and prevent fungus gnat infestations.Continue reading “Pest Profile 2: Fungus gnats”

5 suggestions to help your new plants recover after shipping

I’m not sure about how the rest of the world is holding up, but in my state in Australia, we’re currently experiencing a second wave of COVID-19. As such, I’ve been buying plants online (I’ll make sure to show you guys how they arrive when they do). I’m sure a lot of plant people are,Continue reading “5 suggestions to help your new plants recover after shipping”

5 dank houseplant memes to brighten up your day

Hey there! I’ve been busy working on some projects that are unrelated to this blog, so I haven’t gotten round to writing another blog post. The idea of writing another pest profile is quite inviting in one sense, because there are so many pests to write about, but I hate having to write about themContinue reading “5 dank houseplant memes to brighten up your day”

Houseplants and mental health

Any indoor gardener will tell you that growing houseplants does wonders for their psyche. Indeed, from a purely evolutionary perspective, it makes sense that living among greenery would improve our mental health: It assures us that our surroundings are home to a thriving ecosystem that can sustain our dietary needs. However, beyond this, is thereContinue reading “Houseplants and mental health”

Foliar feeding your plants: Yay or nay?

It was the winter of 2019 when I first realised that maybe foliar feeding my orchids wasn’t the best idea under such cold conditions, because a number of them were exhibiting signs of cold stress, and the cold droplets of water on the underside of their leaves certainly didn’t help. I’m not entirely sure whetherContinue reading “Foliar feeding your plants: Yay or nay?”

3 pros and cons of using terracotta and clay for your houseplants

Terracotta pots give your space a fun, rustic feeling, and clay beads for hydroponics ensure that your plants always get the moisture they need while allowing for proper aeration. It’s not always sunshine and rainbows, though. In fact, before I myself tried growing plants in terracotta, I thought that they’d be the end of allContinue reading “3 pros and cons of using terracotta and clay for your houseplants”

2 photos and a quick update

Exams are going well, and I’m just popping in to share two images. As always, thanks so much to those who are reading despite the recent lack of posts. I received this cutting of a variegated Syngonium today, and I am absolutely enamoured with it. Unfortunately, the price point on these plants is slightly onContinue reading “2 photos and a quick update”

A Quick update and 10 photos

Hi there, everyone! Just a quick update: I’ll be pretty inconsistent with posting over the next few weeks due to exams, winter enrolments, work and the like, but hey, distance makes the heart grow fonder, right? Wish me luck, and if you have any topics that you want me to write about, email me viaContinue reading “A Quick update and 10 photos”

Does playing music for your houseplants really make them grow?

Houseplant owners report anecdotally that singing to plants or playing music for them speeds up houseplant growth. While I love the idea that music helps plants grow, logically, I can’t bring myself to believe in the claim: after all, plants grow in all different ways, some of which are not visible to the naked eye.Continue reading “Does playing music for your houseplants really make them grow?”