What is LECA?

I’m going to start by explaining my choice to not capitalise Leca. Er, I don’t want to, and it looks a bit aggressive. That’s it really. If you’re wondering why I’ve suddenly starting banging on about leca and semi-hydro etc etc recently, it’s because I started getting into it during the summer when I was … Read more

Why Are The Leaves Drooping or Falling Off My Monstera?

There are a variety of reasons why your leaves are falling off your Monstera or it’s looking droopy: The leaves are old The plant has pests The plant is lacking in nutrients The petiole has snapped The plant has root rot The plant is too dry The plant has shock The leaf can’t support itself … Read more

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