What is a Spent Node?

When plant people refer to spent nodes, they’re talking about nodes that are no longer able to produce new growth. I’ve seen some people confuse spent nodes and zombie leaves, but they’re actually kind of opposites. A spent node is a node that won’t grow, a zombie leaf is a leaf that has rooted but …

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How Important Is Humidity for Plants?

Giving plants higher humidity makes a MASSIVE difference to the way they grow. I want to scream it from the rooftops, because it’s something that we talk about a lot, but it’s not something you can truly understand until you’ve, quite by accident, given your plant a shit tone of humidity. It’s like giving plants …

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How to make Cuttings Root Faster In Water

There are four key aspects to improve if you want to seriously speed up the time it takes for your house plant propagations to root. Different plants root at different speeds. Snake plants can take months; syngoniums may only take a few weeks. For those of us that live in cold, dark places, it can …

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What are the best Variegated Plants?

A slight fixation on variegated plants is pretty much part of becoming a house plant enthusiast. In my opinion, lean into it. Sure, they can be expensive, but after the variegated plant phase comes the Calathea phase, and you’re gonna want to stave that off for as long as possible. Calathea are beautiful, but by …

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