4 predictions about houseplant trends in 2021

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”

Top 5 houseplants for mental health

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”

Getting exposed because I’m the queen of backtracking, apparently.

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.”

5 houseplant FAQs answered

Before I start the main body of this post, I just wanted to acknowledge that I’ve finally hit 50 posts on this blog and thank everyone who has been reading. When I started this blog, I hoped, but didn’t to gain a readership. I kind of prepared myself to shout into the void, or rather,Continue reading “5 houseplant FAQs answered”

Latin plant nomenclature

I wouldn’t say that I’m great at Latin, but I know the basics, as I took a year’s worth of Latin over the summer at The University of Melbourne as an intensive course so that I could get the extra credits I wanted so I could let my hair down a little during the semesterContinue reading “Latin plant nomenclature”

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”