Houseplant Mushrooms – Everything You Need to Know

The topic of mushrooms popping up in houseplant soil overnight is nuanced and there’s a lot to discuss, but if you’re thinking: ‘is my plant going to be ok? A mushroom’s turned up literally overnight and I’m panicking,’ rest assured: If that’s answered all your questions, go about your day. If you’re just super confused …

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How to Stop Cuttings from Rotting

Propagating house plants is one of those things that seems so easy, but can simply…not work. Before the cutting has had a chance to grow roots, it’s rotted past the node. As an experienced house plant propagator, it can be annoying, but generally, I can tell what the issue is by a process of deduction …

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Should You Water the Leaves of a Plant?

This won’t be a very long article, because the upshot is basically… …try to avoid watering house plant leaves The key here is ‘try to avoid’. If you accidentally hit them it’s no big deal. In fact sometimes they like it. Why you shouldn’t water plant leaves In an ideal world, plants would have clear …

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How to Make A Terrarium

Terrariums are as hard or easy as you make them. The first tip I’m going to give is to NOT look up terrariums on Pinterest. They look beautiful but aren’t functional. A frighteningly large number of the pins show succulents in terrariums, and whilst it’s not impossible to keep, e.g. a jade plant in a …

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