Houseplant Care Tips

Pest control, optimal nutrition and collectable rare plants are a few of the topics touched upon in our houseplant care knowledge directory.

Which Carnivorous Plant Is Best To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies?

Fruit flies can be hard to catch, as their small size makes them elusive to many common insect predators. What carnivorous plants can get the job done?

My Staghorn Fern Shield Frond Is Brown – Is This Normal?

Leaves and foliage turning brown is often a sign of danger for a plant....however not always! Case in point being the shield fronds of a Staghorn fern.

Do Christmas Cactus Flowers Change Colors?

One year, your Christmas cactus flowers are yellow, but the next, they've turned pink. Why does this happen and is it a cause for concern?

Houseplants being showered with water in a shower cubicle

How To Shower Houseplants Without Killing Them?

Showering your houseplants can give them a lot of much-needed hydration and help boost their growth and health. Here's the best way to shower your plants.

Can You Use Distilled Water For Plants?

It's a little known fact that tap water can be bad for houseplants. So is distilled water a good replacement, or are there better options for thirsty plants?

5 Best Carnivorous Plants For Beginners

Carnivorous plants are cool and unique, but they're not always easy to care for. What are the best options for first-time plant owners?

Do Boston Ferns Like Coffee Grounds?

Coffee grounds are commonly used by many plant-owners. But do Boston Ferns like them, or is coffee too risky to use for these fronds?

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Do Nepenthes Need Dormancy To Survive?

When growing Nepenthes as an indoor plant should you factor in a dormancy period to allow the plant to complete it's natural lifecycle?

An adult Staghorn fern growing fern pups

How To Separate Staghorn Fern Pups From The Adult Plant?

Staghorn fern pups are a great way to easily propagate and grow new ferns. But how can you successfully separate them from a mature plant?

Close up of pink and green foliage of Philodendron pink princess

Philodendron Pink Princess vs Pink Congo: What’s The Difference?

The Pink Princess and Pink Congo seem similar on the surface, but their differences are stark. How can you tell them apart?

Boston fern with leafless tendrils

What Are The Leafless Tendrils On A Boston Fern?

Leafless tendrils that grow out from a Boston Fern can appear concerning. What are they and what should you do when you see them?

The Best Humidifiers For Houseplants (Create A Jungle Atmosphere)

If you are a lover of tropical houseplants then adding one of these humidifiers in amongst your foliage could be the smartest move you make all year.

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How Long Does It Take Nepenthes To Grow Pitchers?

Nepenthes plants or pitcher plants are renowned for their carnivorous pitchers. When can you expect these pitchers to finally grow?

The Benefits Of Indoor Plants In The Office {Natural Decor}

Primarily by connecting us to nature, many studies have revealed benefits attained by keeping indoor plants. How might these be applied to your home office?

What To Do If Your ZZ Plant Has Exposed Root Bulbs?

An exposed root bulb above the soil of a ZZ plant is a concerning sight. Is it a dangerous sign of a rootbound plant, or is it harmless?

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Do Terracotta Pots Need Drainage Holes?

Drainage holes are crucial in plant pots for preventing root rot. But what if you're using porous pots, such as those made from terracotta?

7 Houseplants That Are Not Poisonous To Cats (With Images)

Learn why are some plants poisonous to cats, and which houseplants are harmless to bring into a home that is shared with feline friends?

What Is A Spent Node? (How And When Do They Occur?)

When your plant cutting doesn't successfully propagate, is it just bad luck, or is a spent node to blame? Learn the answers in this brief post.

How Long Does It Take For Systemic Insecticides To Work On Houseplants?

Once applied, how long do systemic insecticides take to provide protection for houseplants that are infested with pests? We investigate here.

Are Spiders Good For Houseplants? {ANSWERED}

If you find a spider has taken up residence in your houseplants, should you grab the bug spray or leave it to be a natural pest controller? Click here for...

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Are Candles Harmful To Houseplants? (Heat, Soot & Scent)

By burning candles in close proximity to houseplants are you inadvertently causing harm to your indoor jungle? This post contains all the 'need to knows'.

How Do You Induce Variegation In Houseplants?

Houseplants with a chimeric variegation look stunning! In this article we explore if its possible to induce mutations that result in variegated plant.

Are Orange Peels Good For Houseplants?

Adding organic matter to houseplant soil usually isn't a bad idea. But what about orange peel? Is this citrus rind too acidic to be good for houseplants?

10 Anti-Pollution Plants That Clean Your Office Air

There are some wonderful plants you can grow indoors to clean and purify the air of everyday toxins and pollutants. Here's a few houseplants to choose from.

Feng Shui Plant Ideas For A Wealthy Office {Lucky Plants Only!}

Luck comes in many forms, and there are indoor plants that deal with all different elements, from love, to money, and health.

How Do Indoor Plants Get Pollinated?

How do indoor plants get pollinated when they are often prevented from coming into contact with natural dispersal methods such as wind and pollinators?

White home office desk set up with green house plants

The Best Plants To Keep On Your Office Desk

With the huge choice of indoor plants available for sale these days it's pretty easy to become quickly overwhelmed when searching for a desktop plant that's just right for your...

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Do Houseplants Help Boost Productivity?

From improved air-quality, to increased productivity at work, houseplants have the ability to improve our working days in multiple ways.

What Is A Pebble Tray For Houseplants? (With Infographic)

In terms of caring for your indoor plants, using a pebble tray is about as simple as it gets yet the method can be really effective at improving the health...

An indoor plant grown in LECA

How Often Do You Water A Plant That Is Potted In Leca? (Quick LECA Watering Guide)

Not sure how often you should be watering your plants growing in Leca? This is a crash course in how you can know when to give your foliage friend a...

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Top 10 Air Purifying Plants To Keep Your Home Office Fresh

Whilst almost all houseplants have the ability to purify the air to a certain extent, some plants are especially adept at removing chemicals found in our home and offices.

5 Of The Worst Indoor Plants For Allergies (Stop Your Sneezing!)

From resipiratory irritation to physical damage to your skin. It pays to be mindful of allergic reactions that some innocent looking houseplants can cause.

An Essential Guide To Misting Your Indoor Plants

We'll attempt to cover all the bases involved with misting your houseplants, particularly looking at why and how often you should plan to mist your foliage.

How Long Can Air Plants Actually Go Without Water?

A common misconception is that air plants do not need to be watered as they absorb moisture from the air. This is simply a myth that we aim to dispell 

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9 Rare And Unusual House Plants For Sale On Etsy

This collection of stunning house plants are rarely found in garden centres or high street plant stores.

Are Rubber Plants Toxic To Cats?? [ANSWERED]

Rubber plants are a popular house plant, but they are toxic to cats. Find out why and how you can keep your cat safe around these plants.

Do Normal LED Lights Help Plants Grow Big and Strong?

If you, like us, are just keen to keep your office plants alive and really don’t care all that much about the rate of growth or the yield of the...

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Are Calathea Houseplants Poisonous To Cats? {SOLVED}

We explore whether it safe to introduce Calathea into your home office should you work from home alongside your feline friend.

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9 Awesome Etsy Shops Selling Houseplants Online

Buying plants online however has inherent risks and so to prevent a #plantfail here's our pick of Etsy houseplant shops (including secret shopper reviews).