One of the (many) reasons house plant parents hate winter is that dreaded dormancy period. We like growth. A plant that putting out new growth is a happy plant. But do house plants actually go dormant? This is issue is often debated by house plant parents, and I can answer it thusly: Some house plants … Read more Do house plants go dormant in winter?
If you know *anything* about plants, then you’ll probably be aware that plants need light. They use it to photosynthesise – the process of turning light into carbohydrates. In layman’s terms, plants convert light into food. And if they don’t get food, they die. But here’s the thing. House plants live, you know, in the … Read more Will house plants grow under normal LED lights?
Yellow leaves on a plant can look beautiful, and I’m embarrassed by the number of times I’ve thought ‘wow, look how pretty tha-‘ and then the leaf drops off. First things first – don’t panic when you see a yellow leaf. Your plant is not necessarily dying. But this does need to be said: A … Read more Can yellow leaves turn green again?
Ah, the Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) , the plant most beloved by little old ladies all over the world, probably because they’re the only ones that can make it actually bloom. The rest of us just watch them grow and shed blooms because we’ve angered it in some way. Quickfire Christmas Cactus care Light: bright, … Read more Plant profile: how to care for…Christmas Cactus
I have a bit of a soft spot for Alocasia. They’re big, beautiful, divas, and I’m always on the hunt for more, despite them being kind of a pain in the bum to care for. If you get one, you’ll be at its constant beck and call. It will read 7 on the moisture metre … Read more Plant profile: how to care for…Alocasias