Repotting a behemoth of a plant is not easy. And the one I need to repot was a Philodendron scandens (or heartleaf philodendron). I considerable experience in repotting large cacti, but that isn’t what this post is about. If you are repotting something spiky: Wrap it in cardboard, and check that the spines cant go … Read more How to repot a really big plant
Your Calathea probably has brown spots because either your home isn’t humid enough or you watered it with tap water. Ah, Calathea. We love them so so much, but they freaking hate us. I have a full Calathea care guide here. I have a lot of Calathea, and they do pretty well in my house … Read more Why does my Calathea have brown spots?
Don’t rush to put coffee grounds on your house plants. From the research I’ve done, the benefits seem to be over-exaggerated – coffee grounds aren’t on a par with fertilisers like worm castings. That being said, my grandma swore by coffee grounds as a slug deterrent. I don’t have much a slug problem, so I … Read more Do House Plants Like Coffee Grounds?
There is no one universal way to care for house plants. There are so many variations between the conditions in our homes, the quality of the plant, and er, luck. This post is how to organise your fertilisation schedule according to how lazy you are. If you want to learn about the actual mechanics of … Read more How to organise your house plant fertilising schedule
I don’t like the ‘mini monstera’ nickname, but it’s a common name and (crucially) it’s easier to type than Rhapidophora tetrasperma. I’ve never used copy and paste so much in a single article. A bit of back story: I bought my Rhapidophora tetrasperma last year, and it was very cheap. Like, a tenner. It was … Read more How to propagate Rhapidophora Tetrasperma (mini monstera)