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For those who have recently started, or who are looking to start, their houseplant collection, it can be difficult to know what you actually need to purchase and what you can repurpose or go without. If you have the money or the resources you may be tempted to just buy everything brand new – and you definitely can – but you can also easily find things cheaply second hand, re-purpose things from around the house, or even buy things at the dollar store.
Houseplant pests have become the bane of my existence (dramatic, but also true). There are days when I stare at now empty pots while I spray wilting and yellowing leaves with pesticides and insecticidal soaps, BEGGING for those little bugs to die instead of my plants. I have pruned my sad Calathea and sadder AlocasiaContinue reading “How to Deal with Houseplant Pests”
Hoya are making huge waves in the houseplant community. The plant genus has gained momentum in the houseplant market in recent years and is showing no signs of slowing down. But what makes this waxy, trailing genus of houseplant so popular? And why now? Well, for starters there are hundreds of available species of HoyaContinue reading “Why are so Many People “Hot for Hoya”?”
Sometimes houseplants grow to be sparce, or unstable, or a little strange looking. This can often be fixed with a repot. You can rearrange the stems of hanging plants quite easily – planting them closer together or more centred in the pot; you can easily create a fuller looking plant this way. So, if yourContinue reading “How to Re-Pot for a Fuller Plant”
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