I recently moved a fair few plants outside (in a greenhouse), sold cuttings of plants that were beginning to take up too much space, and relegated a few orchids into bathrooms in order to make space because I’ve been trying to promote a more focused environment in the home with more negative space. I’m happyContinue reading “2021: My ‘no-buy’ year”
We all know that 2020 was a rough time for houseplant lovers: the sudden rise in demand for certain houseplants created an economic bubble around those plants *cough* Monstera deliciosa Albo borsigiana *cough* Philodendron florida ghost *cough* and also marginally raised the prices of most other plants. Taking into account the influx of new plantContinue reading “4 predictions about houseplant trends in 2021”
2020 has been a tough year for everyone’s mental health, with the precarious political landscape, global pandemic, and economic disturbance. Houseplants are clearly the solution to all our problems obviously not a fix for these problems, and they are in no way a substitute for professional help when it comes to improving one’s mental health.Continue reading “Top 5 houseplants for mental health”
In this blog post, we’ll be discussing how to fix 5 common leaf-related problems. Specifically, we’ll be addressing leaf curling, chlorosis, brown tips/edges, browning variegation, and yellowing. Note that the images in this post are not my own. They’re taken from the internet because I don’t have any plants which are currently presenting with theseContinue reading “Fixing 5 common leaf problems”
In my opinion, moss is one of the most underrated plants to have ever graced this green earth. They filter and retain water, provide food for animals, protect the ground from erosion, sequester carbon dioxide, photosynthesise, and absorb and neutralise otherwise hazardous chemicals. They also act as valuable bioindicators of severe pollution. In the video,Continue reading “Calming mossarium build”
Since we’ve been teetering precariously on the precipice of the scorching, dry Australian summer, I’ve had to put my terrarium dreams on hold as of late. I mean, can’t exactly go out and harvest moss on hot, sunny days. In my past setups, I’ve mainly steered clear of moss on account of believing that IContinue reading “Cost-effective terrarium building in 3 simple steps”
I recently started using grow lights because of changes in my furniture which resulted in some plants being blocked from the sunlight. They’ve been very convenient in that I no longer have to rotate my plants around to ensure that they get enough light, so they’ve cut out a lot of the work when itContinue reading “What you need to know before buying and using grow lights”
I recently noticed that my monstera was beginning to tilt towards my window to catch the light in an extremely precarious way that made me worry that it might fall over, so I decided it was about time that I attached it to an upright stake. Once I got started making stakes for my houseplants,Continue reading “Coir poles in 3 simple steps: an easy, neat, and sustainable alternative to moss poles”
Long time no see, everyone. I’ve been away for a while to focus on my studies, but I’m back with a short update. I’ve recently made some changes to my collection, and those changes aren’t 100% congruent with my approach in the past, so in this post, I’m going to be going through the changesContinue reading “Getting exposed because I’m the queen of backtracking, apparently.”
In a not at all surprising turn of events, your boye is faced with spider mites yet again. This year, I’ve been vigilant, though, so I’m hoping I’ll have the situation under control. Basically, I’ve been looking out for any sign of the critters, and making sure to elevate my plants with the lowest riskContinue reading “Update: Spider mites and aloe flowers”
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