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What’s in house plant potting mix?

What’s in house plant potting mix?

Bog standard house plant potting mix is almost always peat-based, with a bit of lime chucked in to adjust the pH, and fertiliser crystals added. I would advise that you always bulk up the drainage of the soil with perlite, and a handful of orchid…

Why are cacti so popular?

Why are cacti so popular?

Cacti are some of the most common house plants out there, and I just don’t understand. I have a few. They’re not technically mine, they’re my boyfriend’s, but I take care of them. He LOVES cacti. Since I got into plants in a big way…

How to grow an avocado from seed

How to grow an avocado from seed

Can there be anything better than a free plant? Or a £2 plant that comes with a free avocado, depending on how you want to look at it. I love sprouting avocado stones. Although it can take a bit of patience and perseverance in the…

Plants to grow in your office

Plants to grow in your office

I don’t have an office, but I work in a restaurant with the same kind of issues a plant would run into as an office. You know – not much natural light, a heavy emphasis on strip lighting, not heating at the weekend. These are…

Is it better to water your house plants in the morning?

Is it better to water your house plants in the morning?

I’m here to give you info about house plants, so instead of making you read all the way to the bottom of the post to get the takeaway, I’ll just put it here: The best time to water your plants is when you remember. There…