How to propagate plant cuttings in water

monstera propagating in water

I’m a huge lover of propagating plants because it combines my two passions: house plants and free shit. I never really believed propagating worked unless you had a massive greenhouse or fancy chemicals, but it turns out any idiot with some scissors and an old sweet chilli sauce jar can do it. Let me show …

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Is it better to water plants from the top or bottom?

palm frond

Now, before we start, I don’t want anyone going home from this blog post (as it were) and thinking they’ve been watering their plants wrong. As long as you regularly apply water to your plants, that’s plenty good enough for the majority of house plants. They’re not bothered where their water is administered from as …

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Can you keep plants in the bathroom?

ferns and golden pothos around a bath

Bathrooms can be cold, stark places, and what better (and cheaper) way to brighten up yours than with a plant? Or lots of plants, covering every surface which is a thing that keeps cropping up on Instagram. The only thing I can say about that is that Plantstagrammers move their plants around a lot. Don’t …

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Can house plants survive in the dark?

plants

Honestly? HONESTLY? No. I’m sure a ZZ plant would try super super hard to survive in, say, a bathroom with no lights. But it wouldn’t grow very quickly, if at all, and it would thrive. A lot of plants aren’t fussy: give them enough water, light, and something to grow their roots in, and they’ll …

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Why is my house plant dropping leaves?

monstera leaf

Ok, first off, let’s stop you panicking. Your plant has lost a leaf. Or several leaves. This does NOT (necessarily) mean that your plant is dead/dying. Sometimes plants just lose leaves. Their leaves get old and they drop off. That’s just the natural lifecycle of plant leaves. But there are other things that can cause …

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