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Plant Profile: how to care for…Maidenhair fern

Plant Profile: how to care for…Maidenhair fern

Everyone loves maidenhair fern. They were the It Plant a couple of years ago – I remember because I fell in love with one, brought it home and killed it within a fortnight. Sad times. I was understandably put off by this so didn’t get…

Aglaonema Care Guide

Aglaonema Care Guide

In my opinion, Aglaonemas are woefully underrepresented in the house plant community. They’re easy to care for and come in some pretty spectacular forms – I mean, check out the one above! It’s freaking PINK. Also, I’m not entirely sure about the plural of aglaonema…

What causes a plant to go into shock?

What causes a plant to go into shock?

What is plant shock? Plant shock is when you, er, shock your plant. There are various causes of plant shock which we’ll explore in this article. Plant shock can kill plants. They’re delicate creatures, and any sudden changes can cause them to drop leaves, wilt,…

What’s in house plant potting mix?

What’s in house plant potting mix?

Bog standard house plant potting mix is almost always peat-based, with a bit of lime chucked in to adjust the pH, and fertiliser crystals added. I would advise that you always bulk up the drainage of the soil with perlite, and a handful of orchid…

Why are cacti so popular?

Why are cacti so popular?

Cacti are some of the most common house plants out there, and I just don’t understand. I have a few. They’re not technically mine, they’re my boyfriend’s, but I take care of them. He LOVES cacti. Since I got into plants in a big way…