I’ve had a bit of a dilemma this year. We live in an old, damp house, so at Christmas, I treated myself to a dehumidifier. Crazy, I know. And then I somehow acquired dozens of houseplants that would require humidity. Suddenly the humidity was a good thing, and the dehumidifier was the evil, life-sucking monster … Read more Can house plants cause damp?
I think that the main reason why I have so many houseplants is that I have a problem they’re great as an alternative to more expensive home decor items. But houseplants, for the most part, have their origins in the tropics. And to buy houseplants cheaply, you’re best of buying ’em when they’re babies. So … Read more Which house plants grow the quickest in the UK?
Only a few months ago I knew NOTHING about houseplants. NOTHING. One thing I did know was that when you pot up a plant, it’s good practice to put rocks in the bottom of your plant pots. Everyone does it. People that know about plants – people on the internet, people on TV, grandparents. The … Read more Do you need to put rocks in the bottom of plant pots?
If you’ve got any idea about houseplants at all, you’ll know that the number two killer of houseplants is overwatering. Plants don’t like having their roots sat in a pool of water. It doesn’t feel nice. It rots rot and can drown the plant. With all this being said, I think I can pretty confidently … Read more Do house plants need pots with holes?
What I’ve noticed about keeping houseplants as a hobby is that it escalates fast. I went from having a few sad cacti to having dozens of different plants. And I learned a lot of new words, like ‘variegated’, and ‘sphagnum’, and ‘Sansevieria’. It’s been a wild ride. There aren’t many collections you can add to … Read more How many house plants is too many?