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

Can You Grow a Monstera in Water?

Yes, you can 100% grow a Monstera Deliciosa successfully in water IF: You change the water frequently You clean the soil of the roots well You fertilise it using a fertiliser that’s suitable for hydroponics Can you grow a Monstera in water? In a word, yes. I see this question asked on Facebook groups all … Read more

How to repot a really big plant

Repotting a behemoth of a plant is not easy. And the one I need to repot was a Philodendron scandens (or heartleaf philodendron). I considerable experience in repotting large cacti, but that isn’t what this post is about. If you are repotting something spiky: Wrap it in cardboard, and check that the spines cant go … Read more

Why does my Calathea have brown spots?

Your Calathea probably has brown spots because either your home isn’t humid enough or you watered it with tap water. Ah, Calathea. We love them so so much, but they freaking hate us. I have a full Calathea care guide here. I have a lot of Calathea, and they do pretty well in my house … Read more