Is Leca Better Than Soil?

No – it’s just different. Leca is cheaper (over time) and is less likely to attract root rot and pest IF YOU DO IT RIGHT. It’s also a hella learning BUT it’s easier to get leca off the carpet compared to soil. I’ve recently started transitioning my plants from potting mix to leca, and it’s…been … Read more

House Plants That Will Flower In the UK

There are LOADS of house plants that will bloom in the UK, including: Orchids Peace lilies Christmas Cactus Hoya Begonia Cyclamen Amaryllis African Violet Poinsettia Clivia Anthurium Aglaonema Peperomia Alocasia Most plants bloom. It’s how they make baby plants. But whilst some flower seemingly for the hell of it, or seasonally, or because it’s the … Read more

Why Does My Monstera Have Light Green Leaves?

There are a few reasons why your Monstera is growing lighter green leaves than usual, these three being the main ones: New leaves actually emerge lime green and darken with age Pest damage can leach colour from the leaves (particularly thrips) Your Monstera has a nutritional deficiency If your plant has yellow leaves, I have … Read more

How Long Do Monstera Leaves Take To Unfurl?

It’s so exciting when your Monstera starts shooting out a new leaf ESPECIALLY if you suspect its going to be fenestrated. So you wait. And wait. And wait. And your Monstera stubbornly and selfishly refuses to unfurl its new baby. Why? And what can you do about it. Firstly, and most importantly, I’m going to … Read more