Plant Care

Swiss Cheese vs Monkey Mask

I love the story behind naming Monstera the Swiss Cheese Plant. So some botanist (a lot of them ‘discovered’ Monstera …

Houseplant Mushrooms – Everything You Need to Know

The topic of mushrooms popping up in houseplant soil overnight is nuanced and there’s a lot to discuss, but if …

How to Pot Different Houseplant Species Together In The Same Pot

Potting houseplants together is a great way to reduce your workload (less watering!) and make cool displays. It’s also a …

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 …

You Can Keep Houseplants Next to Radiators (If You Keep A Few Things In Mind)

Just to be clear, I’m talking about the hot things that warm your house – not radiator plants, which are …

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 …

Monstera Peru Care Guide

If you’ve been around Planet Houseplant for a while, you may be aware that for a good few weeks last …

This Week In Houseplants (16/09/23)

How much does this Alocasia’s new leaf look like a flower? It was only when I came to water it …

Kratiste Pole Review

Kratiste poles are going to be either of no interest to you, or the answer to your prayers. They have …
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Monstera Deliciosa Are Epiphytes. Here’s What That Means

Monstera are hemiepiphytes, which means they’re not true epiphytes – they spend some portion of their life cycle with their …

How to Tell If Your Fiddle Leaf Fig Needs Water

Fiddle leaf figs are notoriously difficult to keep healthy because they’re not very good at telling us what they want …

How to Tell If Your Monstera Is Growing A New Leaf

Working out whether your Monstera is growing a new leaf isn’t as easy as it is with, say, Pothos, because …

You Can Fertilise Houseplants Every Time You Water Them (But Every Other Time Is Better)

Fertilising houseplants can be a massive pain in the bum for many of us, especially if we have a lot …

This Week In Houseplants (09/09/23)

I went plant shopping! I know it seems like I go a lot, but I was planning my content for …

10 Great Houseplants for Dorm Rooms

Houseplants are a great way of adding life to rooms without having to spend much money. The plants I’ve listed …

Don’t Bleach Your Calathea. Here’s How Much Light They Need

Calatheas are actually pretty easy to sort out light-wise: Bright rooms: put your Calathea somewhere where it won’t get direct …

6 Ways to Make A Bushy Syngonium

Syngoniums aren’t naturally bushy BUT it’s pretty easy to make them look bushy. In the wild, Syngoniums grow on one …

This Is How Much Light Pothos Actually Need

I feel like I’m on the same crusade for Pothos as I was for snake plants. Both are frequently touted …

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Repot A Houseplant As Soon As You Buy It

This is one of those subjects that we tend to overthink massively. That being said, as an overthinker who sometimes …

This Week In Houseplants (02/08/23)

Freaking thrips on my freaking Hoya australis lisa. It’s my fault – I have her in the bathroom with my …

101 Tips For Keeping Your Houseplants Alive

I originally wrote this in 2019, and I came to update it. I ended up deleting the entire thing and …