Should I Cut the Leaves Off Monstera?

Every time I’ve tried to start writing this article I keep thinking about the poor woman that cut splits in her Monstera leaves (like, with scissors) and was GENUINELY asking how people got their Monstera holes to look so good (hers kept going brown round the edge!) This has nothing to do with the rest …

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Why is My Monstera Not Propagating?

Monstera are a popular choice for first-time propagators and a pretty solid one. They root pretty easily in a variety of substrates, and if they do start to die, they take their sweet time about it. It can be stressful though, especially when it doesn’t seem to be going to plan. And having people say …

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How to Care For Variegated Monstera & FAQ

Variegated Monstera are easy to care for – you can treat them just as you would a regular green Monstera with a couple of differences: I can’t find any science-based evidence as to why they’re more likely to get root rot, but there is a TONNE of anecdotal evidence, so it’s definitely worth mentioning. It …

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Does Pruning Monstera Encourage Growth?

Monstera have a bit of an annoying habit of growing in exactly the direction you don’t want them to. Whilst you can’t really predict where they’re going to grow or select the axillary bud you want them to activate, you can prune back any vines that you don’t really like. If you have a vine …

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10 Reasons You Should Keep Calathea In Terrariums

It’s no big secret that I love terrariums. They’re incredible, ESPECIALLY for someone with a history of neglecting my plants. With the right equipment, you can set and forget them. ‘Set and forget’ is NOT what automatically springs to mind when you think about Calathea, but I swear, easy Calathea care is a thing if …

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