Are Self-Watering Plant Pots Good For House Plants?

Self-watering plant pots can be AMAZING. Unfortunately, the name ‘self-watering plant pot’ is a bit of a misnomer. They don’t simply water themselves. IMAGINE. I’d have a thousand plants, and they’ll all be healthy. Bliss. But no. The pots don’t wander over to the sink and fill themselves. It’s one of those things that sounds …

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How to propagate plants in LECA

Propagating plants in leca is, in my experience, a little bit easier than propagating in just plain water. The stem of the plant isn’t sitting in water, so stem rot can be staved off for longer. It’s not completely rot-proof – the stem will be touching the leca, which will be damp, but it’s not, …

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How to Care for Hoya Kerrii

Hoya are one of those gateway plants that can lead to a full-blown obsession, and Hoya kerrii is probably the one that catches a lot of newbie’s eyes. It’s also called the Sweetheart plant or Valentine’s hoya because the leaves look like hearts. Aaaand because we live in a capitalist society where we like to …

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What is the best Self-watering Planter?

I used to be very much a terracotta girl. I like that they’re suuuper cheap, and it’s easy to get pots that match. Saucers are also easy to find. There are a tonne of shapes and sizes available. You can get them in pretty much every garden centre (do not buy them online. They break). …

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Cheap Self-watering Plant Pot review

Lechuza is the creme de la creme of self-watering plant pots, and for good reason. I have a full Lechuza review here, but tl;dr is that I like them but they’re not necessarily right for everyone and if you’re into leca, you may have a hard time flushing Lechuza pots because there isn’t an inner …

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