Plant Care – root rot

Oh wow, we are a week into the new year and despite me having 2 weeks off, I haven’t actually done much writing. But the holiday period was a much needed break, despite the fact that the pandemic is still getting worse and Brexit being official. Can you tell that my mood is dampened byContinue reading “Plant Care – root rot”

Plant Journal – Pilea peperomioides ‘White Splash’

Summary Pilea peperomioides is a popular plant. I have heard it be called chinese money plant, and its leaves are like big round coins. To me the plant doesn’t look like it should stand up, as there are so many leaves on long stems but it works and is fun to look at. It isContinue reading “Plant Journal – Pilea peperomioides ‘White Splash’”

Plant Care – Moss pole – 1 week later

So in one of my previous posts, I described how I made a basic moss pole and some of the benefits of having moss poles. What I didn’t think would happen is that within a week, I’d see some changes in some of the plants. This is why I love trying things to see ifContinue reading “Plant Care – Moss pole – 1 week later”

Plant Journal – Alocasia Reginula or Black Velvet

Summary I knew I liked this plant from pictures and I was intrigued by it. I did not think I would love it this much. It has big leaves, even when it is small, these are velvety, almost black when mature and the veining is silvery. So far it has also been a fast growerContinue reading “Plant Journal – Alocasia Reginula or Black Velvet”

Plant Care – making a cheap moss pole

EDIT: I noticed that I used forest moss instead of sphagnum moss here. Oops! I should have read the label of the moss. I actually washed the moss in a cloth bag wondering why it was dirty. I still make many mistakes, even after several years of plant care. D’oh. I do recommend sphagnum mossContinue reading “Plant Care – making a cheap moss pole”

No buy Winter? How to survive the winter as a plant addict

Let me start by saying that this is not a post about plant winter care and how to over winter your plants. I am more talking about not buying any more plants over the winter period, as they can get really bad shock in the winter, even with a heat pack enclosed. It is justContinue reading “No buy Winter? How to survive the winter as a plant addict”

Plant Care – 4 Assumptions I had when I started indoor gardening

In this post I’d like to share my personal assumptions, that I had about plants and caring for them. While I am someone that likes to learn and really understand something, I did not know there was much to understand about plants and their care when it came to indoor plants. Growing up we haveContinue reading “Plant Care – 4 Assumptions I had when I started indoor gardening”

Plant Journal – Amydrium Medium Green / Silver

Summary Over the last couple of weeks I have fallen hard for this monstera-esque plant. Amydrium Medium is a vining plant, with leaves that will fenestrate with maturity. It has been called the spider man monstera and the leaves are really striking. The colours I have are green and a grey/blue/silver one. I have seenContinue reading “Plant Journal – Amydrium Medium Green / Silver”

Plant Care – preventative treatments against common houseplant pests

Plant parenthood is not all lovely and fun. I learned this the hard way. I did not even think indoor plants would get pests. To be fair the only plant pests I knew about were outdoor pests such as Aphid’s that eat roses (spoiler; they can also come indoors!) and slugs! I am yet toContinue reading “Plant Care – preventative treatments against common houseplant pests”

Plant Journal – Variegated Monstera Borsigiana

Summary The variegated monstera Borsigiana was my first big house plant. It has been such a joy to see grow. The borsignia is a smaller version of the delicisiosa but will still grow leaves with fenestrations, just a bit smaller in size. Quick Facts Journal I am pretty sure that the day I opened myContinue reading “Plant Journal – Variegated Monstera Borsigiana”