Why does my monstera have black spots?

First of all BREATH. We’re going to get to the bottom of what causing black or brown spots to appear on your Monstera. This is going to be fine. There are 8 reasons why your monstera is developing black or brown spot on its leaves: Before you panic, I’ve listed these causes in order – …

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Is diatomaceous earth good for house plants?

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I’ve known about the existence of diatomaceous earth for a while ( I watched a Betsey Begonia video on it), and I thought it ‘d be a great topic to read up on and write a blog post about, since it’s one of the most effective ways of getting rid of fungus gnats. So I …

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Why are there mushrooms growing on my house plant?


I bet most people in the world have no idea the shock one experiences when they happen upon a surprise mushroom in their home. Let’s assume you have, hence finding this article. It’s only happened to me once, when I found a mushroom chilling in my chronically overwatered (not by me) string of pearls plant. …

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House Plant Pest Profile: Scale


There are 8000 species of scale insects worldwide, and they vary quite a bit in terms of appearance. I don’t currently have any plants with armoured scale (the worst one imo), but I lost a big palm to it once, and I never want to encounter it again. Although, it was kind of fun picking …

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House Plant Pest Profile: Aphids


I actually got a picture of an aphid! Thanks, Unsplash! They’re gross! I mean, I know you all know what aphids look like, but STILL. My plants are currently battling aphids. I got a load on my string of pearls (it was very overwatered when I got it and they saw an opportunity, the swines), …

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