As you, learned plant parent extraordinaire that you undoubtedly are, probably already know, overwatering is the no. 2 reason houseplants die. (The no. 1 reason is, I’m pretty sure, general neglect, but I’m certain the people that neglect their plants a) know why their plants are dying and b) aren’t reading this). So how do … Read more How do you stop overwatering plants?
As hobbies/lifestyles/collections go, houseplants can occupy whatever price bracket you wish. If you’re in this thing long term, buy yourself a spider plant, pothos, or other easy-to-propagate plant and off you go. But if plants are so easy to propagate, why are houseplants so expensive? In short, the more expensive the plant, the more difficult … Read more Why are house plants so expensive?
Ah, fungus gnats, the bane of all houseplant owners, (and my boyfriend, who’s plagued by them, and is pretty uninterested in the plants). Why do they inevitably turn up and bug you whilst you’re trying to drink a casual glass of wine and watch Gardener’s World? Fungus gnats are attracted by rotting organic matter and … Read more Why do house plants attract flies?
What’s the point of doing all your research and learning how to take care of your spider plants if they’re going to die in a year anyway? Or two years…Or ten years… Spider plants can live an extremely long time – as in, well upwards of twenty years. Personally, I can’t seem to get mine … Read more How long do spider plants live? (+ care tips)