Is a Maranta a Calathea?

There’s a little bit of confusion about Maranta vs Calathea, and for good reason. Both are beautiful plants (and a great option for those of you that love colourful leaves, BUT Calathea are not for the fainthearted. I don’t believe that there are many plants (at least that are easily available) that are truly hard …

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Why Does My Monstera Adansonii Not Have Holes?

For those of you too impatient to develop a huuuge, fenestrated Monstera deliciosa, there’s always Monstera adansonii to fill that fenestrated gap in your life. I love Monstera adansonii (sometimes referred to as a Swiss cheese vine). They’re more compact than their larger cousin, and the fenestrations occur much earlier in their development. They’re also …

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How to Care For Crotons

Crotons are one of those plants that COULD be a beginner plant. They’re pretty chill and straightforward to look after. I wouldn’t recommend them as a beginner plant, unless you’re only planning on getting the one plant. Why? They attract dust and spider mites like no other plant. The spider mites love their croton, and …

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Which House Plants Stay Small

There are few house plants that won’t grow as big as they can (because that’s pretty much what they’re designed to do) BUT there are a few varieties that have small leaves, grow slowly and/or can be pruned back without causing damage to the plant. African Violet African violets don’t grow that quickly (or at …

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What’s the Best Fertiliser For Indoor Plants?

Unless you’re a commercial house plant grower, you don’t need to overthink this. Buy some generic ‘house plant fertiliser’ and it will do FINE. The best fertiliser is one you’re going to use. If you have some Miracle-gro, use it. If you have tomato feed, that’ll be fine too. If you’re unsure, you can always …

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