Is Pon Better Than LECA?

It doesn’t seem like that long ago that everyone was leaving soil in the dirt (geddit? Dirt/soil?) and moving onto leca. Leca was LIFE CHANGING. No pests! No overwatering! Yay! As it turns out, it’s not *quite* that simple. I have an article on soil vs leca here and it’s very much a matter of …

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A Drastic Trick to Get Rid Of House Plant Pests

Cut all the leaves off the plant. This is very much a drastic way to get rid of pests, but it does work. Not, I should note, with all plants. It won’t do anything for fungus gnats, but it should remove, if not all, then a good 95% of spider mites, thrips, and mealybugs. This …

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How to Get Rid Of Water Marks On Plant Leaves

There isn’t a sure-fire way to get watermarks on leaves. Sorry. Tbh, I’m more likely than not to just…leave them, because they’re not hurting anyone, and getting rid of them can do more harm than good. But if you do want your leaves to look pristine, there are some things to can try. By the …

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How to Care For Begonia Maculata

Begonias are one of the OG house plants. Even a bit, er, grandma-ish. I LOVE mine. It’s barely more than a cutting and prefers to bloom rather than grow leaves, but I don’t mind. There are over 1000 species of begonia, and thousands more hybrids. You get big ones, small ones, showy ones, plain ones, …

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