How to Dechlorinate Water For Houseplants

Chlorine isn’t always that big of a deal. Where I live, the tap water is pretty good. Scottish water is even better. Though I try to use aquarium water for my Calathea, the occasional bit of tap water doesn’t negatively affect them. If you’re not sure how good your tap water is, you can get …

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How to Deal With A Sunburned Monstera

Monstera getting sunburned is a very common occurrence. I can only assume that this is because fenestrations and large leaves are only possible if you give Monsteras a TONNE of light, so excited Monstera owners shove their poor, defenceless plant baby out into full sun on a balmy July afternoon. Plants burn VERY easily. Monstera …

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How to Treat Edema In Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees

I’m not the biggest fan of fiddle leaf fig trees. I think they look amazing, but they’re finicky growers. And when they do grow, they frequently have edema. Or oedema. I, despite being English, don’t like the superfluous ‘o’. What is edema? Edema happens when cells in the plant’s leaves swell and burst. It can …

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How to Grow Calathea In LECA

Yes, Calathea live can live perfectly happily (at least, for a Calathea) in LECA. IN FACT if you’re a bit on the lazy side, like I am, LECA might be the preferred substrate, because you don’t need to worry about accidentally letting them dry out to a husk when you turn your back on them …

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How to Grow Fittonia In Water

Ah, Fittonia. It’s incredible that one tiny plant can be such a massive diva. If you’re but a MINUTE late with the watering can, they will shrivel up so completely that they literally look dead. Honestly, it’s practically a skill. Wouldn’t it be great if we could, uh, not have to deal with that? By, …

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