Honestly? HONESTLY? No. I’m sure a ZZ plant would try super super hard to survive in, say, a bathroom with no lights. But it wouldn’t grow very quickly, if at all, and it would thrive. A lot of plants aren’t fussy: give them enough water, light, and something to grow their roots in, and they’ll … Read more Can house plants survive in the dark?
Buying presents is hard. Especially for dads. ESPECIALLY if your dad (like mine) doesn’t like sports, beer, or stuff. Any kind of stuff. He has what he needs. If you have a plant lover in your life, I’ve compiled a list of things they’d love to receive. The great thing about this list is there … Read more Gift ideas for plant lovers: what we wish you’d buy us
I’ve had a bit of a dilemma this year. We live in an old, damp house, so at Christmas, I treated myself to a dehumidifier. Crazy, I know. And then I somehow acquired dozens of houseplants that would require humidity. Suddenly the humidity was a good thing, and the dehumidifier was the evil, life-sucking monster … Read more Can house plants cause damp?
What I’ve noticed about keeping houseplants as a hobby is that it escalates fast. I went from having a few sad cacti to having dozens of different plants. And I learned a lot of new words, like ‘variegated’, and ‘sphagnum’, and ‘Sansevieria’. It’s been a wild ride. There aren’t many collections you can add to … Read more How many house plants is too many?
As hobbies/lifestyles/collections go, houseplants can occupy whatever price bracket you wish. If you’re in this thing long term, buy yourself a spider plant, pothos, or other easy-to-propagate plant and off you go. But if plants are so easy to propagate, why are houseplants so expensive? In short, the more expensive the plant, the more difficult … Read more Why are house plants so expensive?