The 5 Unkillables

Ever read the book The Killables by Gemma Malley? I’m going to introduce you to The Unkillables, 5 plants who will survive just about anything that indoor environments can throw at them. Obviously, this is just puffery: all plants have their strengths and weaknesses, and these plants are no different. However, they’re low maintenance overContinue reading “The 5 Unkillables”

Phalaenopsis Orchids

Just today, I received an orchid in the mail, inspiring me to write about orchids. As you undoubtedly know, Phalaenopsis is a flowering genus of plants from the Orchidaceae family. Orchids, in my opinion, some of the most regal and elegant plants to look at, and it is no wonder at all that they wereContinue reading “Phalaenopsis Orchids”

How to propagate succulents

Everybody loves succulents. I mean, how could you not? They’re striking plants that come in every shape and size. They’re low maintenance and they really are the gift that keeps on giving. I don’t mean that figuratively. I mean they’re so prolific in their reproduction that they just keep producing more and more succulents. PropagatingContinue reading “How to propagate succulents”

Talking to your plants pt. I: Water and Moisture

When we think of crazy cat ladies, we tend to think of single, middle-aged ladies with frizzy, dishevelled hair, crooked glasses, and a perpetual hunch. They speak to their cats, and react to their meowing as if they can understand what the cats are saying. Some even meow back (Okay, I sometimes do this too).Continue reading “Talking to your plants pt. I: Water and Moisture”

Plants for your home office

More than ever, people are now working from home where possible because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, it is a good idea to organise your space to maximise productivity. When you can truly enjoy being in a space without being distracted by it, you’ll get the most done. Plants not only add to yourContinue reading “Plants for your home office”

Epipremnum Aureum (Golden Pothos)

Epipremnum Aureum is a vining aroid also known as Golden Pothos or Devil’s Ivy. It is extremely popular because of how quickly it grows, its ability to survive under most conditions, and its aesthetic appeal. It is a great house plant to gift to beginners, especially since it is so easy to propagate from cuttings.Continue reading “Epipremnum Aureum (Golden Pothos)”

Dishing the (literal) dirt

The medium we grow our plants in is extremely important, because it dictates our watering schedule, fertilising, and ultimately, the wellbeing of our houseplants. In this blog post, I’ll be breaking down some common growing mediums in terms of their strengths and weaknesses. Commercial soil-based potting mixes are the most common growing mediums. These willContinue reading “Dishing the (literal) dirt”

Scindapsus pictus

Scindapsus pictus, also known as Satin Pothos, is a an extremely popular vining houseplant It is a fast grower, and really draws the eye with its unique texture. The leaves of Scindapsus picti have a satin-like texture, both in visual appearance and in tactile quality. The mottled leaves are also extremely interesting to look at.Continue reading “Scindapsus pictus”

Lights, camera, plants!

Light is an important food source for our plants. As such, it’s important to understand what level of light our plants need. Here, I’ll be covering the basics of how light applies to our houseplants, as well as what kinds of plants do well in each light condition. Light can be split up into 4Continue reading “Lights, camera, plants!”