Pest profile: Spider mites

Our houseplants are our babies, so when something happens to them, it can be highly distressing to us. Probably one of the worst things to experience is having pests sap your plants of their vitality. They can be hard to manage, and if they aren’t eliminated in time, they could also infect the rest ofContinue reading “Pest profile: Spider mites”

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”

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)”

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!”

Spathiphyllum wallisii (Peace Lily)

Spathiphyllum wallisi is an extremely resilient plant with charming foliage and generous blooms. Its elegance makes it a versatile design element, and it is easy to love as a plant. Some believe that it adds a sense of peacefulness to a space, and I must say I agree. There’s something inexplicably peaceful about this plant.Continue reading “Spathiphyllum wallisii (Peace Lily)”

Succulents

Succulents are a diverse range of plants that transcend taxonomic boundaries, existing outside of individual families of plants. Their popularity as houseplants and as outdoor plants is assured by their ease of care and striking appearance. In this blog post, I’ll be providing advice on how to incorporate them into your indoor spaces, as wellContinue reading “Succulents”

Syngonium podophyllum (Arrowhead Vine)

Overview Syngonium Podophyllum is a beautiful plant with vibrant colours and diverse cultivars. Understandably, it’s a plant that people everywhere absolutely adore. Here, I’ll be discussing: Whether it is the right plant for your space How to care for Syngonium podophyllum Is this the right plant for me? Whether Syngonium podophyllum is the right plantContinue reading “Syngonium podophyllum (Arrowhead Vine)”