Do you need to put rocks in the bottom of plant pots?

copper plant pots

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 …

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Do house plants need pots with holes?

tradescantia and ZZ plant

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 …

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How many house plants is too many?

cacti and succulents on a shelf

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 …

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How do you stop overwatering plants?

aloe vera

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 …

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Why are house plants so expensive?

boston and asparagus fern

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 …

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