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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Why Does My Monstera Adansonii Not Have Holes?

For those of you too impatient to develop a huuuge, fenestrated Monstera deliciosa, there’s always Monstera adansonii to fill that fenestrated gap in your life. I love Monstera adansonii (sometimes referred to as a Swiss cheese vine). They’re more compact than their larger cousin, and the fenestrations occur much earlier in their development. They’re also …

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How to Care For Crotons

Crotons are one of those plants that COULD be a beginner plant. They’re pretty chill and straightforward to look after. I wouldn’t recommend them as a beginner plant, unless you’re only planning on getting the one plant. Why? They attract dust and spider mites like no other plant. The spider mites love their croton, and …

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