How to Care For Sansevieria (Snake Plant)

So, from my research, I can conclude that Sansevieria no longer exist. Well. They’ve done some molecular phylogenetic studies and, as it turns out, sansevieria are molecularly related to dracaena, so now they’re all dracaena. I’m still writing this post. You know what I mean by Sansevieria. There’s a picture of one at the top …

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Plant profile: How to Care For…Dieffenbachia

If you’ve been hanging around this website for a while, you’ll know about my *dismal* track record with Dieffenbachia. I had one, it yellowed, dropped all its leaves, got mealybugs, and died. To this day, I have no idea what happened. The only thing I can think is that it had root rot when I …

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How to Care For Anthurium

House plant bloggers that can’t be arsed to take their own photographs: search for ‘anthuriums’ on Unsplash. There are so many good photos of house plants available that don’t come up when you just put in ‘house plants’ or ‘indoor plants’. You’re welcome. Also, if anyone has any idea why I have two different pest …

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How to Care For Philodendron

I love me a philodendron. They’re a family comprising over 900 species, so I’d be shocked if you can’t find one you like. They’re big, viney, and often easy to take care of. You can get pink ones, black ones, heart-shaped ones, long skinny ones…you get the idea. Philodendron vary MASSIVELY with specific care tips, …

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How to Care For Maidenhair Ferns

Everyone loves maidenhair fern. They were the It Plant a couple of years ago – I remember because I fell in love with one, brought it home and killed it within a fortnight. Sad times. I was understandably put off by this so didn’t get one until late last year. I’m happy to say that …

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