5 suggestions to help your new plants recover after shipping

I’m not sure about how the rest of the world is holding up, but in my state in Australia, we’re currently experiencing a second wave of COVID-19. As such, I’ve been buying plants online (I’ll make sure to show you guys how they arrive when they do). I’m sure a lot of plant people are,Continue reading “5 suggestions to help your new plants recover after shipping”

Foliar feeding your plants: Yay or nay?

It was the winter of 2019 when I first realised that maybe foliar feeding my orchids wasn’t the best idea under such cold conditions, because a number of them were exhibiting signs of cold stress, and the cold droplets of water on the underside of their leaves certainly didn’t help. I’m not entirely sure whetherContinue reading “Foliar feeding your plants: Yay or nay?”

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”

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”

Talking to your plants pt. 2: Light

Light is one of the primary energy sources of our houseplants. As such, when we are unable to give plants the light conditions they need in order to survive, they’ll exhibit changes which warn us that we need to give them more or less light. In this post, I’ll briefly cover the signs that youContinue reading “Talking to your plants pt. 2: Light”

Going into and out of the growing season

Going into and out of the growing season can be tricky to some indoor gardeners, especially those just starting out. For those entering the growing season, it is a time of excitement. It is the time when you will reap the most rewards for your labours and your plants will spring back into action afterContinue reading “Going into and out of the growing season”

The story of leaves: Advice for buying plants

The leaves of our plants tell a story: how long ago was it last repotted? Was it infested with pests? Did it sustain damage in transit? You can tell a lot about the history of a plant just by looking at the leaves. In this post, I’ll be discussing what to look for in theContinue reading “The story of leaves: Advice for buying plants”

Under-watering vs Overwatering: 4 key questions answered

Let’s talk about watering. It’s definitely a topic that can be very frustrating for a lot of beginners, because under-watering and overwatering result in remarkably similar symptoms for your plants, so it can be hard for beginners to tell the difference. In this post, I’ll be explaining why the two look so similar, how toContinue reading “Under-watering vs Overwatering: 4 key questions answered”