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”

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”

5 Plant YouTubers I like to watch

Okay, you’ve probably guessed by now that I’m totally obsessed with houseplants at this point. In fact, I even watch houseplant content on YouTube in my spare time when I’m not studying, working or blogging. Having combed through a lot of of YouTube to plant content, I feel like I’m in a pretty good positionContinue reading “5 Plant YouTubers I like to watch”

5 Plant decor tips

I used to think “the more the better” with plants. Basically, anywhere I had space and light for a plant, I would try to include one. I just loved growing plants. This resulted in an indoor jungle, which may appeal to some, but it ended up getting a little too much for me in theContinue reading “5 Plant decor tips”

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”

Chlorophytum comosum (Spider Plant)

Spider plants are beautiful, hardy plants that can survive in low light, and need minimal nutrients. In fact, sometimes I’m quite sure the only things that will survive the apocalypse are Queen Elizabeth II, cockroaches and spider plants. They’re known for removing harmful chemicals from the air, as well as how prolific they are inContinue reading “Chlorophytum comosum (Spider Plant)”

Busting 5 houseplant myths

When I was a beginner houseplant enthusiast, I often had to look online for information on plant care. Having been in the game now for a few good years, I can now look back at some of the information and tell you that it is categorically just wrong. Here’s a list of some of theContinue reading “Busting 5 houseplant myths”

Hedera Helix (Common Ivy)

Hedera helix, also known as Common ivy or English ivy, is a vining, flowering plant that does well both indoors and outdoors. It is robust and fast growing provided that you give it the conditions that it likes, which shouldn’t be hard to do. Its tendrils are steeped in centuries of close coexistence with humanity.Continue reading “Hedera Helix (Common Ivy)”

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”