Can house plants cause damp?

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 …

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How many house plants is too many?

cacti and succulents on a shelf

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 …

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Why are house plants so expensive?

boston and asparagus fern

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 …

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