Plant profile: how to care for…Peperomia

It’s time to learn about peperomia, also known as, bizarrely, the radiator plant. Fair enough. Light: bright, indirect – medium Humidity: 40 – 50% Temperature: 15C/60F – 26C/80F Watering: bottom water only when dry Fertilise: 20-20-20 every 2 weeks Potting medium: house plant potting mix + perlite Propagation: leaf cuttings, stem cuttings Pests: mealybugs, gnats, …

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Plant profile: how to care for…Alocasias

photo of an alocasia

I have a bit of a soft spot for Alocasia. They’re big, beautiful, divas, and I’m always on the hunt for more, despite them being kind of a pain in the bum to care for. If you get one, you’ll be at its constant beck and call. It will read 7 on the moisture metre …

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Plant profile: how to care for…String of Pearls

String of Pearls

I’d like to start this post by first saying RIP to my string of pearls. It came to me chronically overwatered and covered in aphids, which I could never quite shake. After a year of hospice care, during which it infected many of my other plants with aphids, I decided he had to be sacrificed …

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Plant profile: how to care for…Chain of hearts

chain of hearts on green background

If you want a miniature trailing plant, you can’t go far wrong with a chain of hearts. In my experience, they’re really easy to keep happy, especially if you’re a serial underwater like me. There’s a variegated form if that’s your jam. Personally they don’t do it for me. The variegation is pretty, but not …

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Plant profile: how to care for…Syngoniums

syngonium

Syngoniums are, in my opinion, criminally underrated in the house plant world. They’re one of my favourites. There are so many cool types, and they’re super easy to care for. I’ll post pictures of my collection at the bottom. You may have them referred to as Arrowhead vines, but I call them Syngoniums because I …

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