How to Propagate a ZZ plant

ZZ plants get a bit of an unfair rep for being hard to propagate. They’re lumped in with the slow coaches, like snake plants, that CAN be propagated, so long as you don’t mind waiting a cool half year for it to root. Let me tell you, that was NOT my experience. My boy rooted …

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Can You Grow Plants In Clear Pots?

If you’ve ever developed a sudden interest in orchids (me, currently), then you’ll be aware that many orchid aficionados recommend using clear pots to grow them in. So what about other plants? Are there benefits to using clear plastic or glass receptacles for other plants? Just quickly, I want to clear up why orchids are …

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What Plant should I get?

I was hoping to do some kind of flow chart here, BUT it turns out that I have neither the skill nor the inclination to do so. Never mind. In the future, perhaps. My personal ethos surrounding what plants are hard/easy to take of comes down finding a plant that likes your care methods and …

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Plants That Have Thrived In My Bathroom

This is not an ‘all these plants will thrive in every bathroom type deal. I have a very in-depth post on the various pros and cons to putting plants in bathrooms here. This is more of a ‘this is what my bathroom is like, and this is the plants that have done usper well in …

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Is a Maranta a Calathea?

There’s a little bit of confusion about Maranta vs Calathea, and for good reason. Both are beautiful plants (and a great option for those of you that love colourful leaves, BUT Calathea are not for the fainthearted. I don’t believe that there are many plants (at least that are easily available) that are truly hard …

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