Pests

How to Remove/Prevent Houseplant Mushrooms

Mushrooms that pop up in plant pots are not going to harm your plant but they’re classified as ‘medium poisonous’ …

Houseplant Mushrooms Aren’t A Problem. Here’s Why:

Houseplant mushrooms are not usually a problem. However, they need certain conditions to grow (heat, moisture, nutrients), which can cause …

How to Check A Houseplant For Pests

It’s all very well having someone tell you to check your houseplants for bugs, but how exactly should you go …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Systemic Pesticides

When I first got into houseplants, I got almost all of my information from YouTube. I barely touched Facebook at …

How to Treat Flat Mites On Hoya

Hoya aren’t too bad when it comes to pest management. Their leaves are a bit too thick to attract thrips …

How to Get Rid of Pests On Calathea

Calathea are known for being somewhat, er, picky, when it comes to care, but unlike the similarly (and rightfully) maligned …

How to Get Rid of Gnats On Monstera

Gnats are one of those things that plagued the early days of my house plant obsession hobby but they’re not …

Planet Houseplant’s Guide to Monstera Deliciosa Pests And Diseases

Houseplant pests, like house plants themselves, seem to have a preference when it comes to the environments they like, so …

Does My House plant Have A Bacterial Infection?

The most common type of bacterial infection is root rot. I’m not going to cover it here, because I’ve covered …

A Beginners Guide to Powdery Mildew

This was going to be a general house plant fungus post (yum), but I thought I’d concentrate on powdery mildew …

White Millipedes in Houseplants: Friend Or Foe?

So I decided to write this article because when I was checking my analytics the other day I realised one …

A Drastic Trick to Get Rid Of House Plant Pests

Cut all the leaves off the plant. This is very much a drastic way to get rid of pests, but …

How to Use Hydrogen Peroxide On Houseplants

Hydrogen peroxide was one of those ‘scary products that I avoided until, er, this year, because I didn’t want to …

10 Reasons There Are Black Spots On Your Monstera Leaves

First of all BREATH. We’re going to get to the bottom of what causing black or brown spots to appear …

How to Use Beneficial Nematodes

Another day, another way of defending ourselves from the onslaught of fungus gnats. I’m pretty lucky in the whole fungus …
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How to Use Diatomaceous Earth On Houseplants

I’ve known about the existence of diatomaceous earth for a while ( I watched a Betsey Begonia video on it), …

Why Mushrooms Grow In Houseplants: Exploring the Root Cause

It can be a bit of a shock when mushrooms turn up in your houseplants. Due to their lifecycle, they …
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Houseplant Pest Profile: Scale

There are 8000 species of scale insects worldwide, and they vary quite a bit in terms of appearance. I don’t …
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Houseplant Pest Profile: Aphids

I actually got a picture of an aphid! Thanks, Unsplash! They’re gross! I mean, I know you all know what …
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The Houseplant Person’s Guide to Thrips

Thrips are the worst of houseplant pests, for one reason, and one reason only: they become immune to *almost* every …
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Houseplant Pest Profile: Mealybugs

Mealybugs are one of the most common house plant pests, so it’s unlikely that you’ll never have to deal with …