Plant profile: how to care for…Peperomia

Peperomia are one of those plants that come to my house to be neglected. They do not thrive on neglect. I don’t think any plants do. They just put up with so much. In fact, I’ve decided that Peperomia hope is THE BEST plant to give to someone that wants to get into house plants …

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Plant profile: how to care for…Alocasias

photo of an alocasia

I have a bit of a soft spot for Alocasia. They’re big, beautiful, divas, and I’m always on the hunt for more, despite them being kind of a pain in the bum to care for. If you get one, you’ll be at its constant beck and call. It will read 7 on the moisture metre …

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Plant profile: how to care for…String of Pearls

String of Pearls

I’d like to start this post by first saying RIP to my string of pearls. It came to me chronically overwatered and covered in aphids, which I could never quite shake. After a year of hospice care, during which it infected many of my other plants with aphids, I decided he had to be sacrificed …

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Plant profile: how to care for…Chain of hearts

chain of hearts on green background

If you want a miniature trailing plant, you can’t go far wrong with a chain of hearts. In my experience, they’re really easy to keep happy, especially if you’re a serial underwater like me. There’s a variegated form if that’s your jam. Personally they don’t do it for me. The variegation is pretty, but not …

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Plant profile: how to care for…Syngoniums


Syngoniums are, in my opinion, criminally underrated in the house plant world. They’re one of my favourites. There are so many cool types, and they’re super easy to care for. I’ll post pictures of my collection at the bottom. You may have them referred to as Arrowhead vines, but I call them Syngoniums because I …

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