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?”

Make your own terrarium in 5 steps

Terrariums have (rightly) become a very popular way of growing houseplants. Terrariums are a great way to grow certain plants because of how well they retain moisture. They’re also a great way to see all aspects of your plants’ health at all times. Often, as the roots of your terrarium plants sprawl outwards, they becomeContinue reading “Make your own terrarium in 5 steps”

Up your plant game: 5 Plant FAQs answered

1. How can I increase humidity without damaging my home/furniture? Some people use humidifiers in their home to take care of calatheas, ferns and other high humidity plants. Personally, I don’t do this because it has the potential to cause damage to paint and wood. There are a few things you can do to ensureContinue reading “Up your plant game: 5 Plant FAQs answered”

Gardening, houseplants and social class

It is no surprise that your interest in horticulture can be seen as an indicator of social class. After all, nurturing a plant so that it can produce pretty blooms or beautify your space is ostensibly very similar to the upper class’ fascination with beautiful pieces of art, at least in principle. In fact, inContinue reading “Gardening, houseplants and social class”

5 ways you can cut down the cost of houseplants

Most of us are guilty of spending more than we should have on a plant stand, or that fabulous garden bench, simply because we want to live among beautiful things. The houseplant hobby is expensive, if we’re going to be completely honest. You need plants, cover pots, potting mix, fertiliser, water, and grow lights atContinue reading “5 ways you can cut down the cost of houseplants”

5 winter blooming houseplants to bring beautiful flowers into your home

Winter time can be oh so depressing for indoor gardeners: your plants begin to slow down in terms of their growth, and some of them might even drop some leaves or go dormant. Fret not! You can spruce up your home with these houseplants that bloom in the winter to get you through the longContinue reading “5 winter blooming houseplants to bring beautiful flowers into your home”

The Ivy experiment part 1

This won’t be a particularly long post, since I was really busy today, but still wanted to update my blog. For my folklore and foliage post, I did a bit of reading, and found out that the Ancient Greeks used to believe that ivy was able to stop people from experiencing drunkenness if it wasContinue reading “The Ivy experiment part 1”