Why do house plants attract flies?

photo of a sundew plant

Ah, fungus gnats, the bane of all houseplant owners, (and my boyfriend, who’s plagued by them, and is pretty uninterested in the plants). Why do they inevitably turn up and bug you whilst you’re trying to drink a casual glass of wine and watch Gardener’s World? Fungus gnats are attracted by rotting organic matter and … Read more

How long do spider plants live? (+ care tips)

spider plant on a desk

What’s the point of doing all your research and learning how to take care of your spider plants if they’re going to die in a year anyway? Or two years…Or ten years… Spider plants can live an extremely long time – as in, well upwards of twenty years. Personally, I can’t seem to get mine … Read more