Is Leca Better Than Soil?

No – it’s just different. Leca is cheaper (over time) and is less likely to attract root rot and pest IF YOU DO IT RIGHT. It’s also a hella learning BUT it’s easier to get leca off the carpet compared to soil. I’ve recently started transitioning my plants from potting mix to leca, and it’s…been … Read more

Why Does My Monstera Have Light Green Leaves?

There are a few reasons why your Monstera is growing lighter green leaves than usual, these three being the main ones: New leaves actually emerge lime green and darken with age Pest damage can leach colour from the leaves (particularly thrips) Your Monstera has a nutritional deficiency If your plant has yellow leaves, I have … Read more

How Long Do Monstera Leaves Take To Unfurl?

It’s so exciting when your Monstera starts shooting out a new leaf ESPECIALLY if you suspect its going to be fenestrated. So you wait. And wait. And wait. And your Monstera stubbornly and selfishly refuses to unfurl its new baby. Why? And what can you do about it. Firstly, and most importantly, I’m going to … Read more

How do you use a plant moisture metre?

This article talks primarily about moisture metres (you’ll learn more than you ever wanted to know) but I also discuss why I’m scared of plastic bags and why British people are allowed blowdryers in the bathroom. Buckle up, kids. I’m a huge advocate of using a moisture metre for plants. This isn’t from any scientific … Read more