How to Keep Cats Out of House Plants

I’m firmly in the ‘keep plants out of reach of pets’ club especially if your plant is toxic and could potentially harm your pet BUT I get that that isn’t always particularly useful advice. So many of us live in studio/open plan homes now, so it’s not always as easy as shutting the door on …

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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: Root rot Dehydration Sunburn Physical damage It’s too cold Not …

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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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