How to Check A Houseplant For Pests

It’s all very well having someone tell you to check your houseplants for bugs, but how exactly should you go about it? The good news is that when you’ve been in the game as long as I have (about four years), you…just know. I can usually spot the signs *just* before there’s any real damage …

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Systemic Pesticides

When I first got into houseplants, I got almost all of my information from YouTube. I barely touched Facebook at all. And then when I finally got around to joining a load of houseplant Facebook groups, I was struck by how often people recommended systemic pesticides. I don’t think I know of any YouTubers that …

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How to Treat Flat Mites On Hoya

Hoya aren’t too bad when it comes to pest management. Their leaves are a bit too thick to attract thrips – they definitely do get them but thrips tend to abandon them in favour of other plants if they can. They do get spider mites, and can suffer damage from them, but they recover really …

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How to Get Rid of Pests On Calathea

Calathea are known for being somewhat, er, picky, when it comes to care, but unlike the similarly (and rightfully) maligned peace lily, they get their fair share of pests. This article will go through the pests they get, and how to get rid of them, and then I’ll do a section at the end all …

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How to Get Rid of Gnats On Monstera

Gnats are one of those things that plagued the early days of my house plant obsession hobby but they’re not a big deal now. I think it’s because I learnt how to get rid of them, but there’s also the chance that I just got used to them. I know they’re annoying but they’re not …

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