Hydro plants: A simple guide to growing in water

I’m not sure if hydro plants are also trending elsewhere in the world, but they certainly are here in Australia. When you think about it, it makes a lot of sense that people are getting into hydro: The houseplant hobby has expanded exponentially since the pandemic hit, but as people are increasingly returning to theirContinue reading “Hydro plants: A simple guide to growing in water”

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”

Ficus elastica (Rubber plant)

Overview Ficus elastica is a popular houseplant for very good reasons: it adapts well to most indoor environments, is low maintenance, and it brings a strong vertical element into a space. In this post, I’ll be discussing: Whether it is the right plant for your space How to care for ficus elastica Should I getContinue reading “Ficus elastica (Rubber plant)”