Can You Trim House Plant Roots?

Ooo if there was ever an area of house plant care that caused contention, it’s cutting plant roots. On one of Kaylee Ellen’s early videos, she used to be a regular ol’ root cutter, and the comments were full of aghast, angry people. I never used to be a root cutter, but now that I …

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Why I Don’t Buy Expensive Plants

This is not anti-expensive house plant rant. I love expensive house plants. A lot of people might think that spending three figures and up on a plant is a waste of money, but as long you can care for it, you can sell props and recoup your losses. So I’m not judging anyone. I’d hate …

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Why Are Variegated Plants So Expensive?

There’s a rite of passage that most new plant parents go through a few weeks after starting their collection: desperate desire to purchase a variegated version of each of these plants. Why? Well, it varies from person to person, but I just think they look cool. Some people like to have something a bit different, …

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Why Do House Plants Die When They’re Waterlogged?

This is an extremely valid question that I don’t see being answered anywhere other than Facebook groups, so let’s sort it out. When one first starts getting into house plant collecting, one of the first things we learn I that overwatering is far and away the best way to kill your plant within a month. …

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How to Care For Monstera Adansonii

Monstera adansonii (sometimes called a swiss cheese vine) are one of those plants that can take a little while to settle in, and then they grow like crazy. I do find that they’re a little trickier to care for than Monstera deliciosa, but that’s not really saying much, since deliciosa are pretty tolerant of overwatering, …

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