How to Care For Begonia Maculata

Begonias are one of the OG house plants. Even a bit, er, grandma-ish. I LOVE mine. It’s barely more than a cutting and prefers to bloom rather than grow leaves, but I don’t mind. There are over 1000 species of begonia, and thousands more hybrids. You get big ones, small ones, showy ones, plain ones, …

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How to Care For Philodendron Brasil

Philodendron brasil is a great beginner plant. They’re easy to take of, pretty cheap, look incredible, and there are a few advanced tips that can take your p. brasil from ‘hmm, nice’ to ‘WOW’ that you can try once you’ve got the basics taken care of. Here’s mine: What is a Philodendron brasil? It’s a …

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How to Care for Hoya Kerrii

Hoya are one of those gateway plants that can lead to a full-blown obsession, and Hoya kerrii is probably the one that catches a lot of newbie’s eyes. It’s also called the Sweetheart plant or Valentine’s hoya because the leaves look like hearts. Aaaand because we live in a capitalist society where we like to …

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How to Care For Schefflera

I don’t think that there’s enough Schefflera love. They’re one of those OG, grandma-type house plants that haven’t really piqued the interest of the cool house plant gang. Luckily, I have never been cool (I had a briefcase when I was a kid. A briefcase.), so I’m happy to throw my money (all £3 of …

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How to Care For Monstera Adansonii

Monstera adansonii (sometimes called a swiss cheese vine) are one of those plants that can take a little while to settle in, and then they grow like crazy. I do find that they’re a little trickier to care for than Monstera deliciosa, but that’s not really saying much, since deliciosa are pretty tolerant of overwatering, …

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